Chateau Les Bains

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Stay in an elegant Belle Époque French château in a vast estate by the river, just a short walk from a spa-town with water that has been historically recognised for its healing properties. With its beautiful façade and graceful interiors, no wonder Château Les Bains has been considered one of the most romantic châteaux in France.

Set in nearly seven hectares of glorious parkland with a private heated swimming pool and vineyards producing Cabernet Sauvignon wine, this riverside setting in the Vienne department is truly idyllic. Stroll through the orchard of walnut and fruit trees, admire the century old birch, stop for a coffee overlooking the river then, as evening nears, relax with a glass of the estate’s wine by the poolside bar.

The inside of Château Les Bains is just as calming with its immaculate living spaces, including a billiard room and bar, and kitchen equipped to a semi-professional standard. Wander up the unique oak staircase which forms a heart as it gently curves up to the first floor and find four sumptuous bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and wonderful valley views. Climbing the turreted stairs, there are even more sensational vistas from the very top of the château – two of the three bedrooms here enjoy a balcony and there’s a terrace overlooking the distant landscapes.

Dating back to the mid-19th century, Château Les Bains has been sensitively restored retaining so much of its history from its parquet flooring, fireplaces and high ceilings to solemn reminders of its presence in WWII. You can appreciate its exquisite original architecture whilst being surrounded by comfortable furnishings and modern amenities.

A delightful 3-bedroom cottage within the grounds offers additional space, allowing up to 20 guests to stay across the château and cottage with exclusive use of the swimming pool and grounds. 

It’s less than a 10-minute walk to the spa-town which attracts visitors from across France and beyond for its water with healing and anti-inflammatory properties. As well as making the most of the many spa and balneotherapy treatments available in the town, enjoy its historic centre, restaurants and bars, take a walk by the riverside and soak up the ambience of the twice-weekly market.

Discover other picturesque villages and towns such as Angles-sur-l'Anglin and Châtellerault, walk or cycle through the peaceful landscapes of the Brenne Regional Natural Park and enjoy canoeing along the river or drinking wine in Chinon, around an hour away.

Then there’s the iconic grand châteaux of the Loire Valley for a fantastic day out whether visiting Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, Château de Villandry or many others. The city of Tours is also magnificent with its historic quarter, incredible cathedral and vibrant atmosphere by the banks of the Loire River.

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What you should know…

  • Due to the delicate parquet floors, furnishings and objets d'art across this beautiful château, it may not be suitable for younger children and the owners do request that all children be supervised at all times.
  • The Estate Director and her husband may occasionally stay on site (in separate accommodation) and you may also spot the gardener who tends to the garden and vineyard.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ TV Games Room Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Heating Waterfront

Main Château Interiors

Main Floor

-    Entrance
-    Living room with fireplace
-    Dining room
-    Bar
-    Billiard room
-    Kitchen, equipped to a semi-professional standard
-    WC (due to be installed in 2023)

First Floor

-    Lounge area
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.8x2m), valley view, dressing room and bathroom with bath/shower, WC and two sinks
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.8x2m), valley view from side balcony, dressing room and bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.6x2m), valley view, dressing room and bathroom with shower/bath and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.6x2m), side balcony and bathroom with shower and WC

Second Floor Apartment (via winding turret staircase)

-    Lounge/family room leading to terrace
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.8x2m), balcony and en suite bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (1.8x2m), valley view and bathroom with shower and WC. Space for child’s bed (on request)
-    Bedroom with twin beds, balcony and sink

Cottage Interiors


Ground Floor

-    Lounge
-    Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, fridge, induction hob and Smeg oven
-    Door leading to private garden with al-fresco dining area and barbecue

First Floor


-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room with shower, sink and WC

Top Floor (sloping ceilings)

-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Shower room with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (9x4m, depth: 1.1-1.8m) with safety alarm. Open approximately April to September
-    Poolside bar with fridge and sink
-    Barbecue
-    Boules
-    Table tennis
-    Vast estate (seven hectares) bordering the river
-    Orchard (walnut and fruit trees)
-    Working vineyard

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    TVs
-    Picnic hampers
-    Table tennis
-    Boules

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Les Bains
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Set in nearly seven hectares of grounds on the banks of a meandering river, Château Les Bains enjoys a beautiful location in the Vienne department, close to the Indre-et-Loire border and around an hour south from the grand city of Tours. If travelling by train, the TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Châtellerault (23km) takes only 75 minutes whilst the nearest airports are Poitiers-Biard (58km) and Tours Val de Loire Airport (88km).

It’s under a 10-minute walk to the local spa town with water that has been historically recognised by the French government for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, containing trace elements of selenium and other minerals, thus attracting visitors from across France and beyond. As well as several places for spa treatments, the town has its own casino and 18-hole golf course within a short drive. Furthermore, a well-known brand of beauty products, now owned by L’Oréal, was founded here over a century ago.

Aside from the spa town’s reputation for its healing water, there are several restaurants and bars to enjoy and a characterful twice-weekly market. Spend time admiring the historic sites, medieval houses and flower-filled lanes before strolling by the river or taking a walk through the picturesque Parc Thermal Gardens. Look out for a range of festivities and events taking place in the town throughout the year.

During your time, discover other attractive towns and villages such as Angles-sur-l'Anglin (15km), one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with its medieval centre and castle ruins, and Châtellerault (23km) with its pedestrianised lanes of shops and cafes, 11th century church and beautiful stone bridge crossing the Vienne River.

You are also well placed for a wealth of outdoor adventures in the Brenne Regional Natural Park with its varied wildlife and peaceful landscapes, best explored following the many marked trails on foot or by bike. The Étang de Bellebouche, around a 45-minute drive away, features a Base de Loisirs offering nature trails, lake swimming, kayak and pedalo hire as well as other summer activities.

Further afield, make the most of being close to the Loire valley for a choice of fantastic days out. Tours (85km) is a magnificent city with its historic quarter, grand cathedral, bustling markets and contemporary arts centre. Soak up the vibrant summer ambience by the banks of the Loire with the city restaurants and riverside beach and look out for summer boat tours of the river.  

Then there’s the iconic châteaux of the Loire Valley such as Château d'Azay-le-Rideau (71km), Château de Chenonceau (80km) and Château de Villandry (101km). Just over an hour away, Chinon (74km) is another fine day out with its enchanting old town, historic castle, wineries and surrounding vineyards, not to mention the town’s picture-perfect position on the Vienne River, ideal for summer kayaking and canoeing.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Aéroport de Poitiers-Biard

(58km)

Nearest Airport 2 Tours Val de Loire Airport

(88km)

Nearest Train Station Châtellerault TGV

(23km)

Nearest Village

(800m)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(800m)

Nearest Shop Local village

(800m)

Nearest Supermarket

(2km)

Nearest Town Châtellerault

(22km)

Nearest City Tours

(85km)

Nearest Golf 18-hole golf course

(4.5km)

Region

A region doesn’t get to be called “The Garden of France” without being pretty special, and the Loire Valley is just as luscious and beautiful as its nickname would suggest. There’s countless acres of beautiful woods, vineyards and farmland that produce some of France’s revered ingredients and delicacies, and a wealth of history and beautiful architecture that demands and rewards exploration. Whether you’re heading off with the family, friends, or both, our fantastic portfolio of Loire Valley villas and chateaux means you’ll find fantastic, comfortable and quirky accommodation no matter your preferences.

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens

It’s wonderful to be able to stroll down the country road to the local spa town within 800m. Here you will find restaurants, shops, a twice-weekly market and of course the many spa treatments using its healing water. There are lovely walks by the river and families will also enjoy exploring the gardens at Parc Thermal just on the edge of the town.

The Brenne Regional Natural Park is fantastic for long family walks, cycle rides and mountain biking. In the height of the summer, visit the Base de Loisirs at the Étang de Bellebouche for lakeside picnics, swimming, pedalo hire, kayaking, mini-golf, nature trails and more.

On a rainy day, you may enjoy a trip to Châtellerault’s Musée d'art et d'industrie which showcases many historic cars, bikes and other vehicles as well as featuring other exhibitions.

Another great family attraction of this region is Futuroscope, just north of Poitiers, with its themed rides, shows, play areas and more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service 3 hours per day
- Toiletries and use of bathrobes and slippers

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Catering
- Extra cleaning
- Fridge-stocking/shopping service
- Wellness and yoga/pilates sessions
- Travel services (including transfers/car hire)

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

This Belle Époque château is a stunning venue for an intimate wedding in France, a short walk from an exquisite town renowned for its healing waters and spas.

With its idyllic setting, gorgeous gardens and elegant façade, embrace the enchanting ambience of this French château as you celebrate with family and close friends in such beautiful surroundings. Choose to be photographed by the Cabernet Sauvignon vines, amongst the fruit and walnut trees, beneath the century old birch or overlooking the river – no wonder this has been considered as one of the most romantic châteaux in France!

Indoor Capacity - 20

Outdoor Capacity - 50

Wedding Ceremony and Reception
The event can be held for up to 50 people. There is space for 20 guests inside, 30 guests on the terrace and 50 guests in a barn (due to be ready in 2024). An English speaking celebrant can be requested (not a priest). 
 
Additional Fees for Events
Pricing is created on request, please enquire for details.

Wedding Planning
The venue can provide an events planner or you may arrange your own.

Catering
You may organise your own catering or the venue can provide recommendations. There is no corkage fee.

Where To Stay
Chateau Les Bains sleeps up to 20 guests whilst there are various hotels within a 10-minute walk (in the local spa-town) for other guests. If taxis/minibuses are required, the venue can help arrange this.

Venue Accessibility 
There is limited parking on-site. There is limited accessibility via public transportation, guests may need rideshares or taxis. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please enquire for details.

Venue Back-Up
Tents can be set up outdoors in case of rain.

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers for clients to use, but clients are also able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
There is a 3 night minimum stay, please enquire for details.

Children
Children are welcome (no event childcare services are available).

Noise Restrictions 
There are no current noise restrictions.

Other Information
Events can be held at any time of year. Please ask for further details on the event fee.

The venue can provide information on various services that can be arranged locally – they have no exclusive contracts.

There is limited security measures in place (as always, guests are responsible for their belongings).

The venue has no restrictions on decoration or themes - bring your creative ideas!

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? No. €250, paid locally at the end of your stay. This is for a standard changeover clean. Guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax French Visitors Tax included in the rental rate.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday (or any day in low season).
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately July and August, Easter, Xmas & NY. 3 nights during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Due to the delicate parquet floors and furnishings across this beautiful château, it may not be suitable for younger children and the owners do request that all children be supervised at all times.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 25th 2024 £4,777 £5,573 £6,369 £7,961
May 25th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £5,672 £6,618 £7,563 £9,454
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £11,444
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £5,672 £6,618 £7,563 £9,454
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £4,777 £5,573 £6,369 £7,961
Christmas & New Year - - - £11,444
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £4,777 £5,573 £6,369 £7,961
Easter Season - - - £9,454
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £4,777 £5,573 £6,369 £7,961
May 24th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £5,672 £6,618 £7,563 £9,454
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - £11,444
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £5,672 £6,618 £7,563 £9,454
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £4,777 £5,573 £6,369 £7,961

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 25th 2024 €5,160 €6,020 €6,880 €8,600
May 25th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €6,128 €7,149 €8,170 €10,213
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €12,363
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €6,128 €7,149 €8,170 €10,213
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €5,160 €6,020 €6,880 €8,600
Christmas & New Year - - - €12,363
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €5,160 €6,020 €6,880 €8,600
Easter Season - - - €10,213
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €5,160 €6,020 €6,880 €8,600
May 24th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €6,128 €7,149 €8,170 €10,213
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - €12,363
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €6,128 €7,149 €8,170 €10,213
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €5,160 €6,020 €6,880 €8,600

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 25th 2024 $5,498 $6,414 $7,330 $9,163
May 25th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $6,528 $7,616 $8,704 $10,880
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $13,171
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $6,528 $7,616 $8,704 $10,880
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $5,498 $6,414 $7,330 $9,163
Christmas & New Year - - - $13,171
Jan 6th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $5,498 $6,414 $7,330 $9,163
Easter Season - - - $10,880
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $5,498 $6,414 $7,330 $9,163
May 24th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $6,528 $7,616 $8,704 $10,880
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 - - - $13,171
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $6,528 $7,616 $8,704 $10,880
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $5,498 $6,414 $7,330 $9,163

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Absolutely wonderful stay

    on 29/09/2023

    Absolutely wonderful stay at amazing Chateau les Bains!
    Love all the views, the fantastic kitchen, the muted Belgium vibe – so beautiful!
    Thank you so much! Merci!

  • Amazing weekend with family

    on 30/06/2023

    This is a beautiful property, and it is well taken care of. We had everything we could possibly think of to enjoy an amazing weekend with family. I imagine this estate as a perfect venue for anything from a group holiday to a wedding. We would definitely stay again.

  • A very special place

    on 29/04/2023

    Chateau les Bains is a very special place. The gite is super comfy, and well appointed, with fantastic views over the river Creuse. Definitely worthy of its five-star rating. The owners are highly professional, experienced chateau hosts who know how to look after their guests.

  • Excellent stay

    on 30/01/2023

    Excellent stay for 2 nights / 10 adults and 3 children. Beautiful, well decorated and spacious home.
    Feel free to stay with family or friends! Beautiful services!

  • Excellent séjour

    Created on 20/08/2022

    Excellent séjour de 2 nuits pour 10 adultes et 3 enfants. Belle demeure bien décorée et spacieuse - intervention s’y sent comme à la maison et Laura a été très conviviale lors de nos correspondances et à notre arrivée. N’hésitez pas à y séjourner en famille ou entre amis ! Belles prestations!

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