Chateau De Lanternes

Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 6


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Perfectly situated to explore the rich culture, history, and wine of the Loire Valley, this impressive 19th century chateau in Charente provides a relaxing escape in the bucolic Vienne countryside.

There are plenty of places to socialize and unwind - from the elegant library and the comfortable living room, to the formal dining room or in the open kitchen, where a large rustic dining table and modern appliances make it easy to prepare family meals.

Nine spacious bedrooms are distributed across three floors to accommodate 16 guests. They offer gorgeous views of the expansive lawn, gardens and countryside beyond.

The exterior grounds are enchanting, with 25 acres of walled parkland to explore, including a vast rose garden, and plenty of outdoor seating. Make the most of sunny days by settling into a sun lounger by the pool, firing up the BBQ, or getting a friendly game of table tennis going.

The chateau is located in a tranquil rural area, 3km from the town of Lencloitre, with a few restaurants and shops. A short drive away you can view the famous Loire Valley Chateaux.

Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • There are many activities nearby this chateau in Charente – from wine tasting and horseback riding, to canoeing and Go-Karting
  • It’s great for kids, with indoor and outdoor games, toys, and a child-safe pool
  • The gorgeous setting and beautiful rose garden with 200 bushes

What you should know…

  • You’ll need a car, as the closest village is 3km away
  • There is no bathroom on the ground floor

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet All Bedrooms En-Suite Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Chateau de Lanternes can sleep up to 12 adults and 4 children in 9 bedrooms.

Chateau Interior
Ground Floor

-  4 reception rooms (including a library with an extensive collection of French and English literature and a living room with a TV).
- Kitchen (equipped with all modern conveniences; microwave, dishwasher and oven).
- Dining Room (comfortably seats up to 10 guests).
- Twin bedroom with WC.

First Floor

- 3 spacious double bedrooms (2 of which have an additional single bed) each with en suite bathroom and spectacular views.
- 2 Master Suites, each composed of a large double bedroom, a connecting twin room and an en suite bathroom.
- One single bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

A large dining table, linen and kitchenware sufficient to cater for up to 16 guests is provided at the chateau.

The Grounds
Chateau de Lanternes sits within 25 acres of walled parkland, a rose garden and well maintained lawns.


- Swimming Pool (10mx5m)
- Sun Loungers
- Outdoor Furniture
- Table Tennis


About the surrounding area of Chateau De Lanternes
Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The nearest airport to the chateau is Poitiers (30km) and the nearest town is Lencloitre (3km). The Chateau is a superb gateway to the renowned culture, history and attractions of the Loire Valley and its many Roman ruins, abbeys churches and chateaux. A number of restaurants and food shops are within a short walking distance of the chateau, offering guests the chance to sample the famed cuisine of the region.

The Chateau is close to the tranquil and idyllic surroundings of the Marais Poitevin, a locale offering lake swimming and canoeing facilities for the more adventurous. A themed historical adventure attraction is a short drive away at Puy du Fou, while neighbouring Poitiers has the exciting Futuroscope theme park – a great attraction for adults and children alike. In addition to these notable nearby sights, the library in the chateau has an extensive collection of local tourist information and sightseeing suggestions for the region.

Chambord, Chenonceaux, Villandry, Blois and the other famous chateaux of the Loire Valley are a short distance away. Numerous other renowned fortified settlements are also a short car journey away.
The nearby town of Lencloitre still has a market of traditional local fare every Wednesday and Saturday, offering guests the opportunity to sample the produce and delicacies of the region. On the first Monday of every month there is a craft fair at the same site. The town is also home to a number of excellent local restaurants and eateries, most notably ‘Bottin Gourmand’ and ‘Les Delices de Michel’.

Local activities: Golfing facilities (both La Rochelle and Royan golf courses are a short drive away), tennis, biking paths, fishing and horseback riding are all available within a very short drive. There are also a number of local vineyards in the area that offer tasting sessions for wine enthusiasts.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Poitiers

(26-30 km)

Nearest Ferry port St Malo

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Lencloitre

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Chatellerault

(16-20 km)

Nearest Restaurant in Lencloitre

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub in Lencloitre

(4 km)

Nearest Beach La Rochelle

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Golf Golf de St Cyr

(16-20 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Child-Safe Pool Cot(s) High Chair(s) Toys Fenced Grounds

A safe haven for families with kids, the chateau is located on 22 acres of fully enclosed land, and the swimming pool is child safe.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Mattress protector : x2
  • Booster seat
  • Baby bath
  • Bath toys
  • Bib
  • Changing mat
  • Baby monitor
  • Pushchair
  • Potty

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Horse riding
  • Watersports
  • Go-Karting : Zipping, Paintball
  • Historical sites
  • Farm animals to visit

Onsite Facilities

  • Table football
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Board Games

Services Available

  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

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

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!

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

Two cots are provided in the chateau.

Security deposit €2000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full (less energy costs) 3 weeks after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 5.00.p.m.
Departure time 10.00.a.m.
Energy costs included? No. Deducted from security deposit.
> If not included, what are they? Electricity: €70/week or €10/day. Heating: depending on use
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning included? €270
Minimum stay 3 nights
Smoking Allowed? No smoking indoors
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from end of May to mid-September
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 2 Additional guests are welcome to stay at the chateau for €40 per person per night

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 27th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - £2,463.00 £4,926.00
January 5th 2019 - November 28th 2019 - £2,463.00 £4,926.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 27th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - €2,691.00 €5,382.00
January 5th 2019 - November 28th 2019 - €2,691.00 €5,382.00

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 27th 2018 - January 5th 2019 - $3,137.00 $6,273.00
January 5th 2019 - November 28th 2019 - $3,137.00 $6,273.00


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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  • We had a wonderful time

    Posted by B Johnson on 07/12/2011

    We had a wonderful time. We did a little wine tasting but not as much as Chateau touring. We visited a little winery near the chateau called Le Domaine de Villemont. Wonderful! We had some of their wine at a local restaurant and the owner said we should tour the vineyards which were nearby. The young lady, who was the daughter of the owner, was just great and I learned more about the French wine labelling system from her than you could learn in 5 books. The wines were very nice and we brought several bottles home. The history in France was wonderful and one day we went to the Chateau in Chinon and as we were the only English speaking persons there we got our own private tour from Marie. She did a great job both with her English translations and with her French history! All in all a special trip. Thanks again.

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