Beast’s Castle

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

The Beast's Castle is finally opening for visitors – but do you have what it takes to be their guest for the week?

The castle is nuzzled in Vendée & Charente's captivating countryside and it's simply awe-inspiring. That said, you won't cross paths with many others, the local wildlife has ruffled a few feathers with the neighbours so they tend to stay away. But don't let that discourage you, inside lies a world of splendour.

Ornate wallpaper, rich tapestries, antique furniture and chandeliers decorate the glamorous four floors. And it's all yours to explore: 5 unique bedrooms, luscious pool and the exquisite French garden – your days will never have been better spent! Though the castle is spacious, the West Wing is forbidden to visitors – rumour has it, the 900-year-old curse will be awakened…

Don't worry, there's still plenty opportunity to have fun; get lost in the treasure-trove library, have a sing-along by the piano, get competitive over billiards or take a stroll around the castle's ruins. The castle is quirky, gothic and unconventional – who knows when a prince will come and sweep you off your feet. If you need anything during your stay, be sure to let the on-site staff know, who will happily take care of your needs – insider tip: they make a cracking cup of tea.

Remember, appearances can be deceiving, beauty is found within – but you won't have to search for it here, beauty overflows.

If you're looking for a roaring escape, The Beast's Castle is the perfect choice!

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • The tiny details: from the teapots to candlesticks – it all feels magical
  • Anyone can have their happily ever after
  • There’s not a single wolf in sight

What you should know…

  • The neighbours love a good pitchfork
  • Legend suggest the castle was cursed, but true love broke the spell – pretty cool eh?
  • Gaston may not have won the no Belle prize, but this is not farewell, he will continue to seduce the demoiselles

Property Features

Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Shared Pool Internet Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Ground Floor
Access is through a few steps, leading into a magnificent medieval dining room with antique wallpapers and a gothic large working fireplace (wood is provided!). This is also a cosy rest-room with a nice library, piano and billiard table. The adjacent kitchen is well equipped for 10 people, offering a splendid view over the charming, sheltered french garden, enhanced by colourful flowers and a trellis laced with climbing roses.

First Floor (sleeps 2)
This enchanting medieval suite features a splendidly painted domed ceiling, a large bed (160cx200 cm) with en-suite bathroom with a nice, romantic view. It comprises of an Italian shower, a bathtub and a separate toilet.

Second Floor (sleeps 4)
Here you will find 2 connecting rooms: the Maillé suite and the Chevaliers room. The former boasts a large double bed (which can be transformed into 2 beds) whereas the latter has 2 single beds. There is also a  shared bathroom with bathtub with separate shower and 2 WCs.

Third Floor (sleeps 4)
This level features an extremely refined apartment made up of 2 connecting rooms: the Belle Ecossaise suite and the Duguesclin room. The former has is large room with a king size bed (can be separated into 2 singles) whereas the latter is a smaller room with a king size bed and a large en-suite bathroom with two sinks, a bathtub with shower and a separate toilet.


Amenities
- Top quality bedding, blankets and sheets
- Telephone
- Television
- Free WIFI
- Dishwasher, large professional oven, refrigerator, microwave, expresso coffee machine, tea kettle, etc.
- Separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer
- Central heating
- Wood for the fireplace
- Baby cot
- High chair
- Pool security gate

Location

About the surrounding area of Beast’s Castle
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Tourist Towns & Villages
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There is a village close by where you will find a bakery, chemistry and supermarket (open every day till 7.30 p.m and on Sunday morning).

There is a tennis court in the village which is within walking distance. There are excellent golf courses and horse riding possibilities within 15-25 minutes from the castle.

If you wish to try local restaurants, we recommend going to la Bergelière in la Flocelliere at 5 minutes' walk (menus from 20 euros per person), to Les 3 Piliers (5 km) or Auberge du Mont Mercure (2km).

On your request we can arrange grocery delivery directly at the chateau! 

If you wish to rent bikes, send an email to vendee@bikehiredirect.com in English, give them a call at 0033 (0) 2 51 98 79 39 or visit their website: www.bikehiredirect.com

Did you book tickets for the famous puy du fou? www.puydufou.com situated at 8 km? It is a must and we can help you get the ticklets for the night show.

Nantes International airport is 70 km away. Trips to the famous Loire chateaux and vineyards are also possible.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nantes Atlantique

(90 km)

Nearest Village La Flocelliere

(0.5 km)

Nearest Town/City La Flocelliere

(0.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant La Flocelliere

(0.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub La Flocelliere

(0.5 km)

Nearest Golf

(7 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Families with children under 8 are not accepted.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Dinner on request
  • Breakfast/Cold dinner products can be provided on request upon arrival
  • Rental of the Stain Glass Gallery for a special event (€200-€400)

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 (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver's Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Romantic candle light dinners can be organized in the main part of the castle with the owners. It is a very special opportunity to enjoy a real French dinner served with precious china and silver cutlery and exquisite table settings. Price from 55 euros per person. Please enquire for further details.
- A very well-known chef is also available on request
- There is nearby bakery which sells simply exquisite "Brioches" and French bread!
- A simple traditional restaurant and a bar are located within walking distance from the property grounds.
- Baby-sitting service available on request

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.

Event information

Wedding photos © Tim Fox Photography www.weddingphotographyinfrance.com

We can propose exclusive wedding by request. Each request will be treated exclusively.
In door reception in the castle: 30
In door reception in the dependencies reception room: 100
Accommodation in the castle with the keep and the Pavilion: 24
Accommodation in the dependencies for younger people, dormitories: 100
Chapel: there is little chapel but no vicar or priest available.
Catering on request
Other services: flowers, hairdresser, transportation, marquise hire etc… on request.

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact stephanie@oliverstravels.com for further details.

Terms & Conditions

Swimming pool : the swimming pool (14m x 6m) is shared with other guests. The swimming pool is not available for small children. They must be under full parental control and responsibility.The heated  pool is open from June to September from 9 am to 7 pm.
- The client will be asked to provide a credit card at the time of arrival
- The castle declines any responsibility for accidents occurring to the guests during their stay.
- We request peace and quiet in front of other guests at any time.
- Any damage will be subject to a repair or replacement.
- The chateau reserves the right to charge the client's credit card with any unpaid charges discovered after the client has checked out.

Security deposit €500 holiday rental. €800 wedding + credit card held
Arrival time 15.00
Departure time 11.00
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Included in the end of stay cleaning fee. (Extra towels: €5 for 2 towels).
Pets welcome? Dogs may be allowed on request at a supplement of €80/week).
End of stay cleaning included? €150 (the house has to be left in order with no garbage)
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.
Heating costs included? General heating at 20º and wood included. Oil stove for complimentary heating at €50 for a 5L can.
Changeover day Any day of the week.
Tax €0.80 per day and per person
Other Ts and Cs Extra beds: €80 per bed per week
Other 2 Children under 8 are not accepted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 20th 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - £2,098.00
August 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £2,098.00
September 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - £1,783.00
October 1st 2018 - November 1st 2018 - - £1,678.00
November 1st 2018 - December 1st 2018 - - £1,678.00
December 1st 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - £1,888.00
January 5th 2019 - March 1st 2019 - - £1,574.00
March 1st 2019 - April 1st 2019 - - £1,574.00
April 1st 2019 - April 30th 2019 - - £1,678.00
April 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - £1,783.00
May 31st 2019 - June 30th 2019 - - £1,783.00
June 30th 2019 - July 31st 2019 - - £2,098.00
July 31st 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - £2,098.00
August 31st 2019 - September 30th 2019 - - £1,783.00
September 30th 2019 - October 31st 2019 - - £1,678.00
October 31st 2019 - November 30th 2019 - - £1,678.00
November 30th 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - £1,888.00
January 4th 2020 - January 21st 2020 - - £1,574.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 20th 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - €2,243.00
August 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €2,243.00
September 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - €1,906.00
October 1st 2018 - November 1st 2018 - - €1,794.00
November 1st 2018 - December 1st 2018 - - €1,794.00
December 1st 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - €2,018.00
January 5th 2019 - March 1st 2019 - - €1,682.00
March 1st 2019 - April 1st 2019 - - €1,682.00
April 1st 2019 - April 30th 2019 - - €1,794.00
April 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - €1,906.00
May 31st 2019 - June 30th 2019 - - €1,906.00
June 30th 2019 - July 31st 2019 - - €2,243.00
July 31st 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - €2,243.00
August 31st 2019 - September 30th 2019 - - €1,906.00
September 30th 2019 - October 31st 2019 - - €1,794.00
October 31st 2019 - November 30th 2019 - - €1,794.00
November 30th 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - €2,018.00
January 4th 2020 - January 21st 2020 - - €1,682.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 20th 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - $2,614.00
August 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $2,614.00
September 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - $2,222.00
October 1st 2018 - November 1st 2018 - - $2,091.00
November 1st 2018 - December 1st 2018 - - $2,091.00
December 1st 2018 - January 5th 2019 - - $2,352.00
January 5th 2019 - March 1st 2019 - - $1,960.00
March 1st 2019 - April 1st 2019 - - $1,960.00
April 1st 2019 - April 30th 2019 - - $2,091.00
April 30th 2019 - May 31st 2019 - - $2,222.00
May 31st 2019 - June 30th 2019 - - $2,222.00
June 30th 2019 - July 31st 2019 - - $2,614.00
July 31st 2019 - August 31st 2019 - - $2,614.00
August 31st 2019 - September 30th 2019 - - $2,222.00
September 30th 2019 - October 31st 2019 - - $2,091.00
October 31st 2019 - November 30th 2019 - - $2,091.00
November 30th 2019 - January 4th 2020 - - $2,352.00
January 4th 2020 - January 21st 2020 - - $1,960.00

Region

With so much on offer, it’s a wonder the departments of Vendée and Charente aren’t bursting with tourists throughout the year. With Paris not too far off (so travel and a day trip to the City of Light are a breeze) you can still experience the quaint rhythm of the French countryside – especially if you’re thinking of staying in one of our holiday villas in Vendée and Charente. To tempt you to visit and give you some inspiration, we’ve put together this handy Vendée & Charente travel guide so you can make the most of your trip.

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Reviews

  • Special Chateau

    Posted by Samantha G on 30/08/2017

    I'm going to find it really tough to write a truthful review of Beast's Castle. What I want to write is ' under no circumstances should anyone ever stay here!' - just so that we can keep this breath-taking property secret from the rest of the world! The truth is, from the moment we arrived, it was the stuff of fairy tales! The photos just don't do it justice... they don't convey the wonderful smell of the castle, or just how luxurious the property felt. We stayed here as a party of 6, including 4 children aged 8 - 13. All 4 children were besotted with the castle and it took us a while to take it all in. We were made to feel so welcome by the owners... they brought us fruit, veg and eggs from their garden.... were always on call to provide information. They allowed us to use the pool after hours and could not have been more hospitable, without being in any way intrusive. The only time the Viscountess came to the Keep was to bring us some leftover champagne one evening! The grounds were spectacular. We had a lovely walk through the stunning gardens and discovered the tropical bamboo forest! We saw lizards in the garden and heard owls hooting in the evening. We had a BBQ one evening and commented that it was as if we had been locked into a stately home by mistake! Despite the antiques and grandeur of the property, we did not feel uncomfortable (having 4 boys within a few feet of antiques could have been nerve-wracking). The pool was superb... beautifully warm, and we swam at least once every day. There is little more I can say, other than thinking back to our stay at Beast's Castle is going to be my new 'happy place', and I cannot wait to return.

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