Chateau Roussignol

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Sleeps: 28 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 9
Oliver Approved


Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

The 15th Century Chateau Roussignol, situated in the heart of the Loire countryside, sits on a hill overlooking the famous river Creuse. The property has over 10 hectares of private grounds and lies next to a small village that has a restaurant and boulangerie. The Chateau Roussignol is ideally suited to family groups of up to 28 guests and is a great value for money.

There is a heated swimming pool, lots of games for the children and a river that runs through the bottom of the garden. A modern tennis court is ready for use just 200m away. The Pays de la Loire region is in the heart of France and is steeped in history. Through the ages this is where the French Kings built the finest chateaux and many of these historic buildings are less than an hour away, waiting to be explored. Most notably: Azay-le-Rideau, Loches, Chenonceaux, Valençay and Villandry.

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What you should know…

  • Bring your own pool towels or you can hire them on site!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

The chateau was initially built in the 15th century, with some additions being made in the 19th Centuries, and sits on a hill with spectacular views over the River Creuse.

Chateau Interior

Ground Floor

A large living/dining room with a huge fireplace and table with seating for up to 20. An additional sitting room comes with TV, Hi-Fi, home cinema system, karaoke and table-football. The fully equipped kitchen comes with oven, 5 gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher and two fridge/freezers. There is a double bedroom leading on to a terrace with an en-suite bathroom. There is also a downstairs loo and a utility room with professional dishwasher (3 min cycle) and a washing machine.

First Floor

The master bedroom suite has a double bed and en-suite bathroom connecting to a small twin bedroom with a bunk-bed. There are also two further double rooms, one with en-suite with a walk in shower, wash basin and loo, two twin bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom and possibility to join the beds) and an additional bathroom with bath, wash basin and loo.

Second Floor

A further master bedroom has a double bed with en-suite bathroom. There are 2 further double bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), a twin bedroom, a dormitory bedroom with three bunk-beds and an en-suite loo and bathroom and an additional bathroom with bath, sink, and loo. Two cots & two child beds are available.

There is Wi-Fi access available at the property, suitable for watching TV on the internet.

Outside Grounds

Outside there is a rear terrace, fenced gardens, and over 10 hectares of grounds with a river that runs at the bottom of them. There is also lots of garden furniture, a barbecue, and a tennis court less than 200m away.

For the children, there is a wide range of games available in the pool house including boules, volleyball, badminton and football etc. There is also a table tennis table situated a few yards from the pool.

The heated swimming pool (size: 11m x 5m, with a maximum depth of 1.8m) has a safety cover, which closes hermetically and a staircase going down in the water, with a large top step, allowing space for small children to play. It is close to the summer kitchen and terrace.

The summer kitchen has a fridge/freezer, large gas cooker and electrical oven, a dishwasher and a WC. The terrace has an awning which can be opened and closed for protection from the sun or the rain.

There is dining space for up to 30 guests next to the pool on 3 large tables and it is also possible to dine on the terrace with a beautiful view on the river Creuse...

The barbecue and the plancha are next to the summer kitchen. Several small tables and chairs are placed around the house, giving maximum options for finding sun or shadow.


About the surrounding area of Chateau Roussignol
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The nearest airport is Poitiers (70km away). The chateau sits on the edge of the small village of Ciron with boulangerie for your bread and croissants in the morning. Le Blanc is the nearest town of a reasonable size 14km away. It is very attractive and has some excellent restaurants.

Ciron is located in the heart of a Regional Parc – La Brenne – South West of the Berry area, one of the regions of the Centre Val de Loire region.  Therefore it is at the corner of three different areas: Berry, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. There will be a number of travel books in the cupboard close to the kitchen entrance door to inform you of possible venues to visit. The Michelin travel book “Châteaux de la Loire” is an ideal guide on which to build your itinerary. However if you don’t want to travel too far then there is always the pool to lounge beside!

Poitiers is about 75km from the chateau. It is an interesting and attractive city that is worth a visit for the famous Le Futuroscope.

The main area of interest to be found nearby is the Regional Parc, La Brenne, which has over 7500 hectares of lakes and ponds and a few villages that are worth a visit. La Brenne is a marvellous place to walk and fish. Main areas of interest are the Etang de Bellebouche, le Château du Bouchet and l’Etang de la Mer Rouge. 

Local activities include golf (there are 2 golf courses in the vicinity), tennis (5 minutes walk), horse riding (10km away) and cycling.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Poitiers


Nearest Supermarket Le Blanc


Nearest Town/City Le Blanc


Nearest Restaurant Ciron

(walking distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub Ciron

(walking distance)


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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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens



Children's videos/DVDs: Nintendo Wii



Mattress protector: x4

Baby bath: x1

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector
  • Baby bath
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Badminton
  • Trampoline
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Welcome pack

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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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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Terms & Conditions



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

Security deposit €1000. This amount should be paid before arrival to the owners’ bank account or it can be paid in cash upon arrival directly to Mme Despinoy. It will be refunded in full 3 weeks after departure, subject to damage inspection. The bank details will be supplied to you after reservation.
Arrival time 4 p.m. onwards.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Energy costs are charged to expenditure. In case the house is heated, the cost will be about 70 euros per day of heating. Obviously heating is not usually needed in the summer!
> If not included, what are they? 90€ per night in winter
Linen & towels included? All bed linen included in the rental price. Bath towels are available at €8 per person (for a set of one large and one small towel).
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? End of stay cleaning is €480.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from May to September.
Other Ts and Cs Although the chateau is set within its own private grounds, it is located in a village - so please try and keep noise to a minimum outside the chateau after 11 p.m.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 £2,971 £3,237 £3,502 £3,768 £4,245
Dec 7th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - £5,235
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £2,971 £3,237 £3,502 £3,768 £4,245
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £3,870 £4,216 £4,562 £4,907 £5,529
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 - - - - £6,406
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - £6,729
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,475 £4,875 £5,275 £5,675 £6,393
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £3,665 £3,992 £4,319 £4,647 £5,235
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 £2,971 £3,237 £3,502 £3,768 £4,245
Dec 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - £5,235
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £2,971 £3,237 £3,502 £3,768 £4,245
Apr 17th 2021 - May 21st 2021 £3,870 £4,216 £4,562 £4,907 £5,529

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 €3,260 €3,525 €3,791 €4,056 €4,657
Dec 7th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - €5,743
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €3,260 €3,525 €3,791 €4,056 €4,657
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €4,246 €4,592 €4,938 €5,283 €6,066
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 - - - - €7,028
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - €7,383
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,910 €5,310 €5,709 €6,109 €7,014
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €4,020 €4,348 €4,675 €5,002 €5,743
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 €3,260 €3,525 €3,791 €4,056 €4,657
Dec 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - €5,743
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €3,260 €3,525 €3,791 €4,056 €4,657
Apr 17th 2021 - May 21st 2021 €4,246 €4,592 €4,938 €5,283 €6,066

Prices based on an occupancy of 28 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019 $3,604 $3,870 $4,135 $4,400 $5,149
Dec 7th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - $6,350
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $3,604 $3,870 $4,135 $4,400 $5,149
Apr 18th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $4,694 $5,040 $5,386 $5,732 $6,706
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 - - - - $7,769
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 - - - - $8,162
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $5,428 $5,828 $6,228 $6,628 $7,754
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $4,445 $4,772 $5,099 $5,427 $6,350
Sep 19th 2020 - Dec 5th 2020 $3,604 $3,870 $4,135 $4,400 $5,149
Dec 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - $6,350
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $3,604 $3,870 $4,135 $4,400 $5,149
Apr 17th 2021 - May 21st 2021 $4,694 $5,040 $5,386 $5,732 $6,706

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Amazing!

    Posted by Hazel on 22/08/2018

    I just want to say thank you very much. We all had a wonderful time there 27 of our family celebrating our 80th birthday. As far as Oliver's Travels is concerned I cant speak highly enough of you all. It was so good to be able to ring a human being and receive such a helpful courteous service. Thank you too for the gifts, a really nice touch. Once again thank you for an excellent service!

  • Such An Amazing Stay!!!

    Posted by Jared on 21/07/2018

    The Chateau and all the facilities were simply breath-taking and the owners were fantastic also.

  • All been plotting madly about how we can return!

    Posted by Sarah on 17/04/2014

    Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. It was just so relaxing and the food was fabulous on Friday evening We have all been plotting madly about how we can return and when. Many thanks again for a fantastic time.

  • A lovely weeks holiday

    Posted by Anne Preston on 07/12/2011

    We have safely returned from Chateau Roussignol, after a lovely weeks holiday. It really was ideal for us and Madame Despinoy looked after us very well. It is in the most beautiful position and wonderful for lots of children. The only downside was the weather!! We only had one sunny day and the rest of the week was rainy on and off, and pretty cold most of the time! But we still managed to use the pool quite a lot as it was nice and warm. I gather most of France had the same sort of weather so we were not alone! Nevertheless we all enjoyed the holiday and thank you for your part in arranging it all. The chateau was very comfortable with lots of room for all.

  • Highly recommended

    Posted by Hannah Bragg on 25/07/2010

    What a great place just to sit, unwind and drink good wine, and with so many on-site activities you can't get bored either! We went with a large group of 28 but with so many different parts of the chateau and the extensive grounds to enjoy it was never overcrowded. Highly recommended.

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