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Property Amenities

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Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Heated Pool
Child-safe Pool
Bicycles provided
Outdoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Child-safe Pool
Gated/fenced grounds
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Golf course nearby
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Stalking/Hunting
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Chateau Seiguier

What Oliver loves…

  • With a picturesque village on one side and a 52 acre private park on the other, this property is set in a truly breathtaking location.
  • The height of the rooms throughout the property give it a cosy yet palatial feel (they have to be - the owner is 6"6'!) - the whole place is airy, welcoming and full of light
  • The local village butcher provides excellent catering and a delivery service, with meals starting from just two euros per head.
  • The top floor bedroom has to be seen to be believed, the exposed original beams are breathtaking, and one of the beds in the property was owned by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle himself!
  • The owner Eric has prepared a house-book which serves as a great little practical guide to the region. It will help you make the most of the region during your stay!

What you should know…

    • The property is not totally detached, however there is a secluded garden with high walls (accessible only to guests at Chateau Seiguier) that means you've got a totally private rental.
    • Daily maid service is included.
    • The Wi-Fi connection doesn’t extend to the top floor of the chateau.

    Built in the XVIIth century and renovated in 1997, Chateau Seiguier combines the charm of an historic rental with the comfort and amenities of a modern build and a complimentary daily maid service.

    Located between Chambord and Sancerre, Chateau Seiguier is the perfect place to explore the royal castles or the world-famous vineyards of the Loire valley. The village offers tennis courts and a horseback riding school for guests who like to get active, and there are five golf courses (including two of the best in Europe!) located between 15 minutes and an hour's drive away.

    Wildlife fans can enjoy the occasional glimpse of deer under their windows, and anglers can try their hand at catching fish in the river or the chateau's private pond. Children will have a whale of a time playing outside or exploring the grounds, and there is a private access to the large, 15x5m swimming pool located in the 2.5 acre private garden. Endless fun awaits you all year round - this is one chateau where guests can't fail to be delighted with both the accommodation and location.

    Please note that short breaks are for 2 or 3 nights only. Stays of 4 nights or above will be charged at full weekly price.

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    Interior & Grounds

    Ground Floor:

    The large entrance gives way to the main courtyard and the 2.5 acres of private garden that formerly acted as the castle's vegetable patch (provided you can call 2,5 acres a 'patch'!) 

    The original huge castle kitchen (55sq meters) is decorated with antique furniture, and enjoys a large fireplace as its main feature. Suffused with a charming and welcoming atmosphere, it's the ideal place to enjoy a relaxed meal at the 12-seater dining table. The kitchen is furnished in the contemporary style by Bulthaup and includes an oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer. The microwave oven and an extra refrigerator are located in the utility room just in front of the kitchen.

    The elegant and stylish 60sqm sitting room contains a four-seater sofa, a two-seater sofa and two armchairs. There is a desk area  with internet access and 110cm TV with access to cable channels. It's the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the beautiful park view through the large windows - there's even a card table should you fancy a round or two of poker!

    The cloakroom offer guests an additional loo, and an incredibly useful utility room which houses the laundry equipment including a washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and additional kitchen equipment including an extra refrigerator, microwave oven and additional crockery. This room also acts as the boiler room, housing the central heating system and electricity panels.

    First Floor:

    - Master Bedroom: (45sqm) with views over the grounds, double bed (180cm x 220cm) and en-suite bathroom with sink, bath tub and toilet.
    - Second bedroom with two singles (135cm x 190cm) adjoining the master bedroom, complete with view over the park. Shares a bathroom with bedroom 3 (see below).
    - Third bedroom with two single beds (120cm x 185cm). Shares a bathroom with the second bedroom, containing a shower, sink and toilet.
    - Fourth bedroom with a double four-posted bed (180cm x 210cm) and en-suite bathroom with sink, bath tub and toilet. Also comes with a great view over the swimming pool and the surrounding gardens.

    Second Floor:

    - Master bedroom 2 (55sqm) with lovely views over the grounds, a double four-poster bed (180cm x 210cm) and a sitting area, shared bathroom with the sixth bedroom with sink, bath tub and toilet.
    - Sixth bedroom, with double bed (150cm x 200cm) and view over the swimming pool.

    All the bedrooms have beautiful furniture from all corners of the world, collected by the owner during his globetrotting travels.

    Grounds:

    Discover the 2.5 acres of  private garden, originally where fruit and vegetables were grown for the chateau. It includes a  15 X 5 m heated swimming pool and two XIX century greenhouses, and perfectly maintains guest's privacy and seclusion with a high walls. There are two tables that allow up to 14 people to enjoy a little al fresco dining, so make sure you take advantage of the garden barbecue!

    Park:

    Guests are free to roam around the 52 acre park with centennial trees that is shared with the owner's brother and sisters. The glorious park is ideal for children to play in, with lovely walks for adults and an exciting playground for fishermen, thanks to the huge pond and 1 km of private riverside!

     

     

    Map, Location & Local Information

    Brinon Sur Sauldre is located between Chambord (67km) and Sancerre (60km) and is the ideal place to sample a traditional - and wonderfully laid back - French lifestyle.

    The famous Loire castles of Cheverny, Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise, Langeais or the Clo Luce (former residence of Leonardo Da Vinci!) are located between 30 minutes and 1 hour drive away from Brinon.

    The vineyards of Menetou-Salon, Pouilly are located around Sancerre, roughly 35 minutes from the house. The Loire Valley is rightfully famous for its excellent wines, and a visit to the area wouldn't be complete without visiting the vineyards and having a taste! During the summer there is also an incredible and unique festival and historical pageant in Saint Fargeau (80km away) that involves hundreds of villagers. 

    Paris is a 2 hours' drive from the chateau! There are also trains departing from Orleans and the journey takes only 54 minutes!

    The local village offers:

    - Grocery shop
    - Butcher, who can prepare meals on request
    - Bakery
    - Four restaurants
    - Five bars
    - Doctor
    - Pharmacy
    - Hair dresser
    - Newsstand and tobacco shop
    - Flower Shop
    - Hairdresser
    - Church
    - Post Office
    - Public Tennis courts
    - Public pond for fishing
    - Each Sunday, a wonderful a local market is held in front of the church.

    International airport: Roissy, Orly, Beauvais – between 200 and 260 km.
    Local airport: Aubigny sur nere, Lamotte-Beuvron 20km.
    Railway station: Lamotte-Beuvron 20km.

    Local Amenities
    Nearest Airport Paris Nearest Village Brinon-sur-Sauldre

    (1 minute walk)

    Nearest Town/City Aubigny, Lamotte-Beuvron

    (16-20 km )

    Nearest Restaurant Three restaurants in Brinon-sur-Sauldre

    (Under 1 km)

    Nearest Bar/Pub Brinon-sur-Sauldre

    (Under 1 km )

    Nearest Golf 4 golf courses in the area

    (16-20 km )

    The 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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    Catering & Services

    At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

    - Cook/catering
    - Maid service/extra cleaning
    - Local day-trips or tours
    - Airport pick-up/drop-off
    - Babysitting service
    - Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
    - Horseback ridding
    - Tennis at the local village court

    The lovely owner Eric will be delighted to point you towards local artisan delicacies, wines and fresh produce. Not only that, the village butcher provides excellent catering and a delivery service, with meals starting from just two euros per head.

    This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

    Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
    We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

    A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

    B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

    Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

    Terms & Conditions

    Security deposit €1500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival. Changeover day Saturday
    Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. Arrival time 4.00 to 6.00 pm
    Departure time 10.00 am Energy costs included? Yes between June and September. Extra charge outside these periods.
    Pets welcome? Yes on request, please enquire Pool heating charge? The pool is heated free of charge from 1st May to 1st September. In September heating is possible on request at an extra charge of €100/week. Heating in winter is not available.
    End of stay cleaning included? €150 to be paid in cash upon arrival (includes cleaning and trash disposal) Minimum stay 2 nights from October to April. 7 nights from May to September, Christmas and New Year.
    Heating costs included? There is no heating from May to October. Outside these months, heating is possible on request at extra charge. Other Ts and Cs weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations not allowed.

    Kids

    Best Suited For: All Ages

    Baby and Toddler Equipment
    Kids Activities Close-by
    High chair(s)
    Walkable Village/Town
    Cot(s)
    Walkable Pub/Restaurant
    Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
    Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
    Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
    Baby and Toddler Equipment
    Kids Activities Close-by
    Onsite Facilities
    Services Available
    High chair(s)
    Walkable Village/Town
    Bicycles provided
    Cot(s)
    Walkable Pub/Restaurant
    Child-safe Pool
    Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
    Gated/fenced grounds
    Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
    Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

    Reviews for Chateau Seiguier

    Chateau Seiguier Reviews


    • Exquisite Chateau

      Posted by Thomas on 13/09/2017

      Lovely building and impressive surroundings. All the rooms were clean and well laid out. The kitchen was very well equipped too. Eric, the Owner, was lovely and very helpful.

    • Chateau Great

      Posted by The Cheasty's on 09/09/2017

      We had a really enjoyable time. There was large rooms and very good accommodation. The swimming pool is great. The Suggested visits were great and especially excellent for horse-riding.

    • Thank You

      Posted by Nicola on 02/09/2017

      What a lovely week! We did lots of horse-riding and there is an excellent local town centre. Eric is very friendly and helpful. The countryside happens to be beautiful, as well as the Chateau and pool.

    • Fantastic Location

      Posted by Adrian on 31/08/2017

      Fantastic location with lots of space indoors and out. Some minor maintenance aspects could have been better, (e.g. Paintwork) but nothing out of the ordinary for such an old property.

    • So at Ease

      Posted by Robert's Family on 26/08/2017

      A great getaway for a combined family holiday. The outdoor space and size of the Chateau was perfect, to the point where we were spending majority of our time in and around the pool, playing garden games and having general fun. Its fair to say that we felt completely at ease in the garden and house. Eric was available to sort out any minor issues, as well as give nice advice about the area. All in all - a great week, great location, great company and unending laughs.

    • We hope to be back

      Posted by Tim on 19/08/2017

      3 Families, 6 adults, 3 5-year old boys, 2 toddlers and a million laughs! This was a spectacular stay in a welcoming Chateau. Eric has been very informative and very helpful. Some lovely local restaurants, so keep an eye out. There are also some great local boat rides. Enjoy this fabulous house.

    • Beautiful Chateau

      Posted by G-B Family on 12/08/2017

      Beautiful Chateau in the countryside of France. Great for large families, beautifully decorated rooms and master bedroom. Nature is within walking distance. It was great for the kids, especially with pool.

    • Fantastic Week

      Posted by Penrose & Baker Family on 05/08/2017

      Fantastic week spent in a beautiful house. Eric was the perfect host and very helpful. The grounds, garden and pool made for a perfect family holiday.

    • What a cool stay we had!

      Posted by Andre on 28/07/2016

      The chateau is bright and airy, lots of high ceilings. And loved the fact it was a 2 minute trot into town for a beer, a bite or quick shop. Massive garden, and loved fishing for trout in the private lake (again a 2 minute walk!). Seriously cool chateau with lots of quirk. Being from London, it’s not often you see stars in the night sky, which was the case every night in Brinon. Thanks Eric!

       

    • Lots to see and do

      Posted by C Sheffield on 18/08/2015

      We had a great holiday in this beautiful chateau with lovely spacious gardens perfect for the kids. Not too touristy (in a good way!) around though plenty to do within a short drive.

    • Be back soon

      Posted by Susan Ritchie on 29/08/2014

      Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful house, we had a brilliant time and will definitely be back again.

    • We loved our stay!

      Posted by Howard Castle-Smith on 29/08/2014

      Firstly, many thanks for the use of your splendid chateau this last week. We all very much enjoyed ourselves. Great place indeed

    • Wonderful chateau stay

      Posted by Richard on 04/08/2014

      We spent a lovely week at the Chateau. It's really beautiful. We consider return to your castle next year.

      Thank you for bikes!

    • Our Summer Holiday

      Posted by Nigel S on 19/06/2014

      We chose this particular Chateau as it was dog friendly and also close to the village.

      Although the website has some good pictures, it is far better in real life. Very grand and impressive.

      This was a family holiday ages ranging from 40s right up to late 70s. We All loved the place , the pool,, the location was great for walking into the village for dinner or the local shops. We were blessed with very good weather which does make a difference, but I would recommend this Chateau.

       

      From a very warm welcome from Eric (the owner) to Bernadette one of his staff, everyone concerned made our stay very enjoyable.

       

      The dog loved it too !!!

       

       

      Thanks

    • Memorable French getaway!

      Posted by Jill on 25/02/2014

      Once more, we thank you for our stay at Chateau Seiguier. I am certain it will remain one of our fondest memories throughout our lives!

    • The ideal family holiday!

      Posted by Candice Reynolds on 25/02/2014

      We enjoyed Brinon and the chateau very much. We took day trips to Chambord, Chenonceau, Blois, Orleans (where I lived for 3 years) and Sancerre. My daughter and two others made a day trip to Versailles. We had lunch at Auberge du 7 and dinner at La Solognote. Both were delicious.

    • Wonderful holiday

      Posted by Ionut P. (Roumanie) on 25/02/2014

      Very nice place, very clean, with all the things you may need for a great vacation! As a bonus, spectacular garden, lake and forrest on this unbelievable domain. And very nice people, too, I hope we'll come back in the future.

    Rental Rates

    Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

    Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
    October 18th 2017 - December 23rd 2017 £955.86 £1,141.26 £1,911.73
    December 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - £2,931.30
    January 6th 2018 - April 28th 2018 £1,194.83 £1,426.58 £2,389.66
    April 28th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - £3,133.10
    June 2nd 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - £3,451.72
    June 30th 2018 - July 28th 2018 - - £4,195.16
    July 28th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £4,513.79
    September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - £3,133.10
    September 29th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 £1,194.83 £1,426.58 £2,389.66
    December 22nd 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £3,664.14
    January 5th 2019 - April 21st 2019 £1,194.83 £1,426.58 £2,389.66

    Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

    Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
    October 18th 2017 - December 23rd 2017 €1,030.00 €1,215.40 €2,060.00
    December 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - €3,158.65
    January 6th 2018 - April 28th 2018 €1,287.50 €1,519.25 €2,575.00
    April 28th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - €3,376.10
    June 2nd 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - €3,719.44
    June 30th 2018 - July 28th 2018 - - €4,520.54
    July 28th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €4,863.88
    September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - €3,376.10
    September 29th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 €1,287.50 €1,519.25 €2,575.00
    December 22nd 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €3,948.32
    January 5th 2019 - April 21st 2019 €1,287.50 €1,519.25 €2,575.00

    Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

    Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
    October 18th 2017 - December 23rd 2017 $1,212.42 $1,397.82 $2,424.85
    December 23rd 2017 - January 6th 2018 - - $3,718.10
    January 6th 2018 - April 28th 2018 $1,515.53 $1,747.28 $3,031.06
    April 28th 2018 - June 2nd 2018 - - $3,974.05
    June 2nd 2018 - June 30th 2018 - - $4,378.20
    June 30th 2018 - July 28th 2018 - - $5,321.19
    July 28th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $5,725.34
    September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - $3,974.05
    September 29th 2018 - December 22nd 2018 $1,515.53 $1,747.28 $3,031.06
    December 22nd 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $4,647.62
    January 5th 2019 - April 21st 2019 $1,515.53 $1,747.28 $3,031.06

    Owner Profile

    Property Owner
    Eric

    How long have you owned the property?
    More than 20 years.

    What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
    The authenticity of the building, its original proportions, the size of the rooms, the beautiful park with centenial trees, the proximity of a charming village at walking distance.

    Are there any interesting stories in its history?
    The first Landlord of the Chateau had to sell it, unfinished, to the Chancellor of the Exchequer of Louis the XIV, Pierre Séguier because he didn't have enough money to finish the building.

    Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
    Pierre Séguier, the second owner of the Chateau has is portrait on the Louvres painted by Charles Le Brun, who became in 1662 the first painter of Louis the XIV. Pierre Séguier got the seat # 1 of the French Academy in 1635 and became its protector after the death of Cardinal Richelieu in 1642.

    What’s the strangest or most difficult guest request you’ve ever received?
    Provide an Indian Vegetarian Cook for two weeks on short notice was a very challenging request.

    For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
    Really do?

    Visit the Chateau de Chambord to see its very distinctive French Renaissance architecture.

    Really eat?
    Delicious local goat cheese with Sancerre Wine.

    Really see?
    The village of Sancerre and the wineyards of Pouilly-sur-Loire.

    Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
    Travel backward through time with the feeling of an authentic XVII century chateau. Enjoy the wilderness and the calm of the park. Discover the Life of a charming little village and the magnificence of the Chateau of the Loire Valley. Enjoy the tasting and visit the cellars of the famous Loire Valley wines.

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