Chateau De Montare

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Villa/Cottage

Property Amenities

Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
All bedrooms en-suite

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
French Chateau living just got easier with a young UK company combining the most elite Charente and Dordogne locations with the kind of services and facilities you’d expect in a modern five star resort.

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Overview of Chateau De Montare

What Oliver loves…

  • This family friendly environment is perfect for children as they will love the outdoor areas.
  • Great walking trails through the forest.
  • There are rooms with multiple beds which is ideal for large groups of children.

What you should know…

  • There are cats living on site.
  • There is a short walk to the pool.

Chateau de Montare sits in 36 hectares of private grounds and is hidden away, surrounded by the stunning forests and countryside of the Limousin region, close to the border with the equally beautiful Vendee et Charente. This family-friendly environment is perfect for children as they will love the outdoor areas, while the parents can relax as they watch their children play in a safe environment! From the chateau there are walking trails of up to 3 hours through forests.

Chateau de Montare dates from around the 1450s and had always been in the same family until the current owners bought it and had the pleasure of passionately restoring it. Today they have converted the house to 7 beautifully decorated bedrooms and 7 modern but tastefully equipped bathrooms. The house can accommodate from 14 – 24 persons. All the bedrooms have large double beds and there are 4 bedrooms where two children can sleep in a double bed. There are also two bedrooms with additional single beds. All the beds have fine French embroidered French linen and towels and bathrobes are all included in the rental.

Fire wood for all fireplaces can be collected in the forest, or purchased at the chateau. During the period of November until 1st April, if extra heat is needed an additional charge will be added.

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Interior & Grounds

Chateau de Montare has 7 beautifully decorated bedrooms and 7 modern but tastefully equipped bathrooms. The house can accommodate up to 15 persons.

The Blue Room - One bed of 160 x 2m and a bed of 120 x 190m, and the room is even large enough to add an single bed of 90m x90m
Louise Room - A bed of 160 x 2m and a bed of 145 x 190m
Henri IV Room - One bed of 2m x 2m
George Sand's Room -  Bed of 160m x 2m and a bed of 130 x 190m
Katie's Room - Bed of 160 x 2m and a 140 x 2m
The Hat Room -  Bed of 160m x 2m and a bed of 115 x 190m
The Flower Room - bed of 160m x 2m and a 90m x 90m
All beds have fine French embroidered French linen, and towels and bathrobes are supplied to all 7 bathrooms.

The house has an eat-in kitchen with a typical Limousin granite fireplace. The dinning room and living room is one area with a fireplace and music system and a table that seats 20. There is also a banquet hall that can be used which seats up to 32.

Map, Location & Local Information

Chateau de Montare is situated forty kilometres north of the metropolitan city of Limoges, which is 2000 years old. “Capitale des arts du feu”, Limoge’s fame in fine porcelain and unique ceramics dates back to the Middle Ages.

Today porcelain is a thriving industry, yet it has never ceased to be an art. Since the 10th century the goldsmith monks, who were also very creative with enamel, are still well known in this region for their craftsmanship. 

The Haut-Vienne (Limousin region and close to the border with Vendee at Charente) is the department in which Chateau de Montare is located, but the entire area is called Limousin, which is essentially a green area dominated by forestry, pasture and water. The trees found in this area are Oak, Chestnuts, Beech, Cherry, and Firs, which cover 31% of the grounds. Due to the vast amounts of forestry, this area is also famous for delicious wild mushrooms, chestnuts, walnuts and apples. From fruit bushes come the delectable blackberry, red currant, black currant, raspberry and strawberry, which are made into liqueurs; there is even a chestnut liqueur.

On the subject of food, you cannot neglect the Limousin cow, one of the more renowned beef suppliers, the abundance of sheep known in this area, and the “black bum” pig. The Limousin cow has given the region a well-known traditional trade in leather, especially for its Haute couture ladies gloves.

One of the greatest lakes in France “le lac du Vassiviere” is one of the thousands of bodies of water in the area. The lake Vassiviere has a surface of 1000 ha. It is wide with 45 km long banks and 108 millions m3 (cubic) of pure water.

The water activities available in this area are wind surfing, water skiing, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. It also has an amazing variety of activities besides all of the water sports: hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, bike riding, golf, mini golf, tennis, fishing, and tree climbing. Lake Vassiviere is approximately 50 km from Chateau de Montare, but the property has its own lake of one hectare and borders on a lake of approx. 4 hectares, where fishing is allowed. The Haut-Vienne has 2242 km of rivers, 1956 km of first quality and 286 of second quality. This is one of the reasons fishing is so prominent here. Trout and Carp of excellent quality are in abundance here as well as Freshwater Salmon, which is known to exist in only the cleanest waters.

The soil is not rich enough to be used as a profitable arable land, but it is highly rich in minerals such as: tin, lead, gold, copper, coal, quartz, uranium and kaolin. Kaolin is white fine clay, the reason why porcelain could be made in this area.

This beautiful landscape, interchanging between forest, rolling hills, deep valleys, land rich in minerals, purest rivers and hundreds of lakes, is why the location of Chateau de Montare is perfect. The property is located 10 minutes from the A20 highway, which is the artery from Paris to Limoges. At 350 km from Paris it is a perfect place for Parisians to drive to for a weekend. The distance from Holland (850 km) makes it possible to travel to by car in one day. The train is located 10 km away in La Souterraine, and Limoges has a small international airport which flies everyday from England.

Chateau de Montare is unique in many ways besides its surroundings. It is extraordinary to still find in the 21st century a chateau that dates back to the 15th century, and that has and that has been in the same family ever since.

Lovers of architecture will enjoy exploring the typical Limousin scenery with its outstanding examples of life as it was in the Middle Ages: churches, towns and castles, which are open to the public. There is a very picturesque route, “Richard Coeur de Lion”, which is worth exploring.

Another interesting historical site is the meteorite that fell in Rouchecourt 160 million years ago. It is the only meteor in the world where the crater and foundation can be observed three-dimensionally. There are twenty-four museums in the Haut-Vienne, eight in the Creuse and twenty two in the Correze. In the Haut-Vienne there is contemporary art, archaeological collections, vintage cars, distillery history, photography, sculpture, and of course porcelain. Monet also painted many paintings of the Creuse and Renoir was born here.

French Markets have always been a special attraction in themselves and there are food markets every day during the summer and other specialty food markets throughout the year. Medieval markets are also usually during the summer and they have medieval activities, performances and even sometimes foods. There are also various antique markets, flea markets and great shops where you can find fascinating items.

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

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

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 €1000 for holiday rentals. This will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00 Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price. Pets welcome? €150 surcharge, we will make exceptions if we know in advance and if the animals is well behaved with other animals such as chicken, cats, horses.
End of stay cleaning included? no Smoking Allowed? No smoking indoors.
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.

The client is responsible in bringing his recycle glass, plastic and tin containers/bottles away to the recycle bins, otherwise part of the deposit will be held. 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 27th 2017 - March 9th 2018 £3,015.54 £3,646.41 £6,031.07
March 9th 2018 - November 28th 2018 £3,015.54 £3,646.41 £6,031.07

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 27th 2017 - March 9th 2018 €3,320.39 €3,951.26 €6,640.78
March 9th 2018 - November 28th 2018 €3,320.39 €3,951.26 €6,640.78

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 15 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
May 27th 2017 - March 9th 2018 $3,713.02 $4,343.89 $7,426.05
March 9th 2018 - November 28th 2018 $3,713.02 $4,343.89 $7,426.05

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