Chateau De La Houlberdiere

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 5
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Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

This elegant country chateau in the Loire Valley will help you return to your senses. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the modern open kitchen, then wander the 450 acre estate. You can fish or boat on the lake, or hop on a bicycle to explore the French countryside. On Saturday the market at Noyen-sur-Sarthe will introduce you to Loire Valley specialties - keep an eye out for cheese, tarte Tatin, and sablés (the preferred biscuit).

Back at your family chateau there’s plenty of entertainment for the kids: games, toys, bicycles, an all-weather tennis court, and a private pool. Inside, the 9 bedrooms are each decorated to a theme, and 3 of them have the added privacy of en suite bathrooms, some with elegant roll top bathtubs.

Just a 20 minute drive from Le Mans, this holiday chateau offers an unparalleled balance of country delights and access to the city. If you miss the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, you can learn all about it at the museum. Le Mans is blessed with gorgeous Roman walls, and winding medieval roads filled with fine boutiques and restaurants. Come discover the sensory delights of Loire Valley from this splendid chateau.

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What you should know…

  • You may hear a little noise from the road from time to time.
  • You’ll want to bring a car, as the nearest towns are a 5 minute drive away.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet Tennis Court Cable TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

Chateau de la Houlberdiere comprises of nine beautiful double bedrooms, one of which can be converted readily to second living room/ study.

There are five bath/shower rooms in total - three ensuite bath/shower rooms (one shower room, one with stand-up shower/bath and one with a bath with a shower attachment), one bathroom (with shower attachment) and one further shower room.
 

There are additionally an extra two WCs on the ground floor. Each bedroom has its own unique flavour: White, Colonial, Jardin, Blanche, Maroc, Boudoir, Corsair, Racing, Green.


A private heated swimming can be found in the provençale garden, and a private all-weather tennis court to the east of the main building.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De La Houlberdiere
Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Go-Karting Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The Loire Valley region
Chateau de la Houlberdiere is perfectly located with historic towns and villages dotted all around. It is 20 minutes to the centre of le Mans and under 5 hours from London by Eurostar. Fast trains to Paris from le Mans take less than an hour.

The nearest towns are 5 minute drive away, and you will find an array of supermarkets, boulangeries, charcuteries, town squares and cafés and weekly markets.

Malicorne-sur-Sarthe
Chateau de la Houlberdiere is about a 20 minute drive to the world famous le Mans race track - the site of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the grueling round-the-clock car race. But it's also an ancient town, with Roman walls, a beautiful cathedral and plenty of museums to see. Car aficionados will especially like the Musée Automobile de la Sarthe, where there is a vast collection of vehicles.

The Loire valley region is full of old-world villages and story-book chateaux. It was once fought over by Gauls, Romans, Visigoths and even Attila the Hun. You can roll through the lush valley, visiting fortresses in Amboise and Angers, UNESCO-designated Chartres Cathedral and the Gothic cathedral in Nantes.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3km)

Kids

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

 

ONSITE FACILITIES

Bikes: (for adults and kids)

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Go-Karting
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Pool inflatables
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • English speaking babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • English speaking babysitter 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.

- 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.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £1000 payable prior to arrival and will be refunded in full 14 days after departure subject to damage inspection
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Outside only
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 5 nights, except high season when 6 nights.
Heating costs included? Heating is included as well as a supply of fire wood for the fireplaces. More can be purchased on request.
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 Please note that supplements will apply to the published rates during the Le Mans car race.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,010 £3,961
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 8th 2020 £3,010 £3,961
Jun 8th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 - £15,843
Jun 22nd 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 £3,010 £3,961
Jul 18th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - £5,093
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,010 £3,961
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 23rd 2021 £3,010 £3,961

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,266 €4,297
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 8th 2020 €3,266 €4,297
Jun 8th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 - €17,185
Jun 22nd 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 €3,266 €4,297
Jul 18th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - €5,524
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €3,266 €4,297
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 23rd 2021 €3,266 €4,297

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $3,609 $4,748
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 8th 2020 $3,609 $4,748
Jun 8th 2020 - Jun 22nd 2020 - $18,990
Jun 22nd 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 $3,609 $4,748
Jul 18th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - $6,104
Sep 5th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $3,609 $4,748
Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 23rd 2021 $3,609 $4,748

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

Reviews

  • Spectacular!

    Posted by Tracy on 01/11/2018

    This is a brilliant house in a wonderful rural location. The house is well kitted out with incredibly comfortable beds and nice big common spaces.

  • Fantastic property

    Posted by Oliver W. on 09/08/2018

    Great property - shabby chic - brilliant location, excellent pool. Really enjoyed.

  • 5* holiday

    Posted by Rosi on 06/08/2018

    We loved the Chateau de la Houlberdiere. The property had marvellous rooms, impeccable pool and brilliant outdoor space for all the family. In addition, we were in the perfect location for what we wanted, with some great stuff nearby.

    The service you offered from start to finish was exemplary. Even after our memorable trip had ended, you guys blew our despair at that prospect out of the water with a fantastic final flourish in our receipt of a French recipe book!! Seriously, the service you guys provide, from the quality of your user-friendly website to the fun little touches throughout is pure class.

    We’ll definitely be booking through OT again in the future – we’d be mad not to.

  • Very Nice!

    Posted by David on 01/06/2018

    It was exactly as advertised. So relaxing and in a great, quiet location.

  • Great family holiday

    Posted by Stephen W on 28/08/2017

    We rented this chateau for a fortnight and had family and friends over.

    It was an easy drive down from Cherbourg and we also went to Paris several times. It is about a 20 min drive to Le Mans and then under an hour on the fast train to Paris.

    There is also a very nice swimming lake only about a 20 min drive from the chateau.

    We had some great family barbecues in the evenings, sitting outside, and the children enjoyed the cycling, swimming and tennis. All in all, a very successful holiday.

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