Chateau de Caillaud

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Traditionally styled, has a relaxed country-house feeling

Property Amenities

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Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
All bedrooms en-suite
Tennis court on site
Party House (Ideal for celebrations!)
Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)
Stag/hen parties allowed
Heated Pool
Indoor pool
Gym/fitness room
Games room
Indoor games
Working fireplace

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
"Excellent food, lovely room & superb surroundings - see you soon."

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Overview of Chateau de Caillaud

What Oliver loves…

  • The myriad amenities on site, including an indoor pool, games rooms, and tennis court
  • The owner of this chateau in Charente is a seasoned chef, who can cook on site feasts upon request
  • The curb appeal - grazing horses and ancient architecture lend a sense of grandeur to the chateau
  • A peaceful countryside location yet 5 minutes from a market town

What you should know…

  • A car hire is recommended to make the most of the region

At this elegant 15th century chateau in Charente, guests will enjoy a peaceful holiday in the French countryside while taking advantage of a wealth of luxury amenities on site.

Once the country retreat of the Fleury–Michon family in the late 18th century, the chateau is exquisitely decorated in traditional French décor, including plush furnishings, ornate wallpaper, and marble fireplaces.

There are plenty of inviting spaces for socializing: from the cozy living room, the large modern kitchen, and formal dining room to the games room, complete with a billiards table, babyfoot, and table tennis. Perhaps one of the most popular features is the indoor pool, enclosed by a wall of windows for swimming year ‘round.

Five charming bedrooms containing en suite baths can sleep up to 13 guests. For larger groups, the estate has an additional cottage available to rent, accommodating a total of 17 guests.

Outside guests can enjoy BBQ lunches within the acre of private parkland, then take advantage of the full-size tennis court and badminton. You’ll also be within close proximity of points of interest, like the primate park, market town of La Rochelle, and picturesque island of Ile de Re, all within an hours drive.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Interior & Grounds

The chateau itself comfortably accommodates up to 13 guests in its 5 en suite rooms and the nearby cottage can be rented when more space is needed for groups of up to 17.

On the ground floor is a large spacious living room with TV and original marble fireplace and light fixtures. The dining room is furnished with original marble fireplace and oak panelling. The sizeable American-style kitchen with dining table comes complete with double ovens, eight ring gas hob, dishwasher and microwave.

On the first floor is a double with en suite bathroom, a double with shower room, a double with shower room and extra single bed and a family double room with additional 2 singles and spacious en-suite shower room. On the second floor is another double with en-suite shower room.

Surrounding the chateau is an acre of parkland full of chestnut trees. There is a tennis court, a pool table, table tennis table and an indoor pool which is completely enclosed & adjoins the house. Badminton and boules are all available for guests' use. There is also abundant garden furniture and a gas-fired barbecue for al fresco dining. There is also ample parking for cars.

Map, Location & Local Information

The nearest airport is Poitiers (50km), but Limoges and La Rochelle are also only 80km from the chateau. The local village is just 3km from the chateau.

Remy Martin and Hennessy are nearby for Cognac-lovers. Visit Futuroscope in Poitiers for exciting rides. Take a trip to Green Venice in Marais Poitovon with its miles and miles of waterways. The valley of the monkeys(Vallee des Singes) is close by. Classic car racing happens at Angloueme. See Europe’s biggest silver mine at Melle. There are abundant local fishing lakes. The famous twin towers at La Rochelle are worth a visit, and you will find quaint cobbled streets and great beaches nearby.

There is a market every Saturday in the local village and there are also two supermarkets, numerous patisseries, a restaurant a pizzeria (with takeaways!). Daily local markets can be found. A nearby stable (5km) offers horse riding. Good golf courses can be found at Poitiers and Niort.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Poitiers

(51-60 km)

Nearest Ferry port St Malo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village


Nearest Town/City Niort

(31-35 km)

Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Bar/Pub


Nearest Golf Niort

(31-35 km)

The 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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Catering & Services

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.

- There is an on site chef for in-house catering. Please let us know your requirements on arrival.
- Cleaning is available for 15 euros per hour.
- Holistic Therapy treatments are also available. Our qualified therapist provides Reflexology and Aromatherapy (Pre booking is advisable for these popular treatments).

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!

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

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit 500€. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 4 pm onwards.
Departure time 10 am. Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Linen and towels are included in the rental price. Please note that pool towels are not included. Pets welcome? Pets allowed with prior arrangement.
Changeover day Saturday End of stay cleaning included? Included.
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 - Catering: Private chef is available on request. - Cleaner: cleaners available on request.


Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
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)
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Table football
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Table tennis
Climbing Frame
Board Games
Tennis court on site
Games room
Indoor games

Event information

This fabulous 15th Century chateau is a great venue for an unforgettable wedding or celebration. The tranquil setting with the rolling countryside and spacious accommodation is perfectly suited to host all your dearest friends and family. You can hire Chateau de Caillaud + Cottage to accommodate additional guests.

The luxurious chateau can host an indoor reception for up to 40 guests for a comfortable sit down meal. For a larger, more extravagant affair the grounds can easily accommodate 150 guests.

There is a beautiful 12th century church just a 2 minute walk away from the chateau if you are requiring a more traditional wedding.

To ease all the stress and allow your occasion to be a truly special event, a wedding planner can be arranged on request, alongside all the other necessary requirements such as catering, flowers, music etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about rates and availability.

Reviews for Chateau de Caillaud

Chateau de Caillaud Reviews

  • What a wonderful experience!

    Posted by Jane F on 23/11/2015

    On a dark and chilly evening last week we went in search of Chateau de Caillaud. We were booked to have a meal in the restaurant there, with a party of 5 other guests. It was our first time which is always difficult. One wants to hope for the best, but is never quite certain of how things will 'pan ' out (excuse the pun).As soon as we met the hosts, Corinne and Donald, all fears or apprehensions faded. They were warm and friendly throughout. As was the log fire which was flickering away on entering the lovely wood paneled restaurant. The scene was set.The hosts both offered a very professional service and were extremely attentive to every guest's individual needs. It was apparent they knew exactly what they were doing and were no novices. They retained, what I perceived, to be a long term philosophy and food integrity.What an experience was about to engulf us. The menu evoked a feeling of tradition with modern accents. All courses were composed of the highest quality ingredients. They were freshly sourced and the taste bore that out.Corinne is an honest chef, who offers a charming and friendly taste of France. Nothing was too much trouble - 'The devil was in the detail'.In summer they grow their own vegetables and herbs, with fresh eggs being an all year supply. From next year, the cultivation of edible flowers will be added to their menu and skills. "A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness," Elsa Schiaparelli.

  • Thank you for the perfect summer holiday!

    Posted by on 24/08/2015

    We left all nice and relaxed, thank you.

    Now back in good old 'wet and cloudy' England -- back to the hamster wheel!!

  • We enjoyed our holiday

    Posted by ALicia L. on 07/08/2015

    The chateau is fantastic. We spent many great moments there.

  • Relaxing and rejuvenative holiday

    Created on 28/08/2013

    We had exactly the holiday we wanted – a complete rest! On the Friday night we had a meal at the Mine d’Or which was excellent – thanks for the suggestion.


  • Look forward to returning!

    Created on 28/08/2013

    We're back in the states after a great holiday. The chateau was absolutely wonderful and more than we could have hoped for. Look forward to returning at some point in the future.

  • Faultless hospitality

    Posted by James G on 29/07/2010

    Faultless hospitality, England's loss is Frances gain!

  • Our 5th time here

    Posted by The Skivingtons on 29/07/2010

    5th time it just gets better! Particularly the food!!!

  • Looking forward to returning next year

    Posted by The Hunters on 29/07/2010

    Happy relaxing stay, thank you for making our stay so special -looking forward to returning next year.

  • We will return

    Posted by The Greens on 29/07/2010

    A wonderful time, lovely people, village church, food everything at the chateau superb - we will return.

  • Wonderful honeymoon

    Posted by The Martins on 29/07/2010

    Thank you for the most wonderful second honeymoon!!

  • We'll be back!

    Posted by The Kenhards on 27/07/2010

    Stunning place, wonderful hospitality, not to mention the haute cuisine - we'll be back!

  • Superb in every way

    Posted by James G on 26/07/2010

    Superb house, fantastic hospitality, food to die for!!!!!!!! See you soon.

  • See you again soon

    Posted by Janet & Steve on 26/07/2010

    Excellent food, lovely room, superb surroundings - see you soon.

  • Our perfect wedding

    Posted by The Harrisons on 26/07/2010

    Thank you so much for all your help making our wedding perfect.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 13 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - June 30th 2018 - - £3,018.75
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £3,412.50
September 1st 2018 - April 22nd 2019 - - £3,018.75

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 13 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - June 30th 2018 - - €3,251.40
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €3,675.50
September 1st 2018 - April 22nd 2019 - - €3,251.40

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 13 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - June 30th 2018 - - $3,834.90
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $4,335.11
September 1st 2018 - April 22nd 2019 - - $3,834.90

Owner Profile

Property Owner

How long have you owned the property?
12 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The setting in the parkland really captivated me!

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The house was the country seat of the Fleury-Michon family for over 250 years (Fleury michon is now a multi global food manufacturers)

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Reza Mohammad (channel 4 chef!) has lunched here!

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

Here at the Chateau with our private chef!

Really see?
The Cognac distilleries.

Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The house offers wonderfully tranquility, still near to lots of places of interest.


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