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Heated Pool
Shared pool
Child-safe Pool
Games room
Indoor games
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Working fireplace
Heating
Conference facilities
Chapel on site
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High chair(s)
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Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Thank you so much for making your extraordinary home available for us to share. Christmas 2009 is one of our most memorable thanks to your amazing castle. We have had a wonderful time and congratulations on doing such a fabulous jobin restoring the building so fabulously well.

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Overview of Chateau Flacelliere Keep

What Oliver loves…

  • The Keep can be rented together with the Chateau Flacelliere Pavillion as a stunning wedding venue accommodating up to 130 guests
  • The owner is steeped in wine knowledge and tastings are available on site
  • Both wings of the castle have been listed as historical monuments

What you should know…

  • The pool is shared with the B&B in the main castle and the Chateau Flacelliere Pavilion – its open from June to September
  • Children under eight years old are not permitted

Majestic barely begins to describe this extraordinary 900-year old chateau in Vendee. With luxury accommodations and a picturesque setting outside the village of La Flocelliere, the historic castle sets the scene for magical family holidays and fairytale weddings.

While the main castle is both a B&B and the owner’s residence, the two wings can be rented independently or together as a venue. This particular wing - The Chateau Flacelliere Keep - dates back to the 13th century and is artfully designed. Ornate wallpaper, rich tapestries, antique furnishings, and chandeliers decorate the four floors, including five sumptuous bedrooms with luxury bedding and gorgeous valley views.

Dinners at home are quite special in the medieval dining room beside the gothic fireplace (wood included!), and the library, piano, billiard table, and games make it easy to stay entertained indoors.

The 15 hectares of parkland are filled with exotic trees imported from all over the world. Guests will also love the private pond, shared pool, and a vibrant French garden, complete with ancient castle ruins.

The famous Puy du Fou is a must see. It’s been named the 2nd most popular theme park in France next to Disneyland Paris and is just 8km away!

The owners live in the main part of the castle and they rent 2 historical wings of the large castle: the XVIIth century Chateau Flacelliere Keep and (or) the medieval Chateau Flacelliere Pavillion. Each house has its independent entrance, a private garden or terrace. Please contact us for further details.

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.

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Interior & Grounds

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

Map, Location & Local Information

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 taking a short trip to la Bergelière (menus from 20 euros per person), 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)

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.

Download our Vendée and Charente Travel Guide >>

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

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com 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.

Extras available at this property:

- Breakfast served in your accommodation on a self-service basis. - Pre-stocked fridgel- Breakfast served in the main castle- Daily or occasional cleaning possible on request- Sparkling wine (Crémant de Loire) - Loire red wine- Babysitter on request- Puy du Fou: we can suggest to buy your tickets in advance for the famous night show- Lunch or Dinner: possibility to ask for our chef  Noël Tellier - Wine-Tasting- Candlelight dinner served in our historical dining room- We can organize a prestige dinner for a special event in historical costumes with musicians- Airport transfers- Helicopter transfers from London- Bike hire- Balloon ride possible on request and according to the weather.- Vineyard tours- Taxi or car rental- Minimarket, bakery, pharmacy, post office within walking distance

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

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 €50/week.
End of stay cleaning included? €180 (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 Ts and Cs Children under 8 are not accepted.
Other Ts and Cs The shared 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.

Kids

Best Suited For: Teens

Families with children under 8 are not accepted.

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Games room
Cot(s)
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Indoor games
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Child-safe Pool

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.

Reviews for Chateau Flacelliere Keep

Chateau Flacelliere Keep Reviews


  • Oliver's Travels is the one for me

    Posted by Samantha on 02/09/2017

    The customer service we received from Oliver's Travels was second to none! Excellent communication.... lovely touches .... we received a goody box of travel essentials and a cookery book after our return! They stayed in regular touch with us in the lead up to our holiday and helped to build the excitement. I actually don t want to use another travel company ever again! Perfect accommodation, perfect hospitality and perfect customer service at a reasonable price. What more could any traveller want?

  • A perfect holiday

    Created on 31/08/2017

    Thank you so much for the fabulous cookery book which we received this morning! We are really overwhelmed by the excellent customer service you have provided. The holiday was perfect. (Secretly hoping it can be our wedding venue one day, but I will have to wait for him to pop the question first!)

  • Is this a Dream?

    Posted by Samantha & Richard on 21/08/2017

    Just to say we arrived at Chateau Flocelliere and we are absolutely in love with the place. We cannot rave enough about it and keep pinching ourselves to make sure it's real.

    Thank you for all your help and the excellent customer service we have had from the Oliver's Travels Team.

  • A wonderful experience

    Posted by Yvon on 14/06/2017

    Dear Erika, I would just like to thank you and your family for making our stay with you such a wonderful experience. The accommodation and the atmosphere in the Keep was far beyond our expectations - the four grandchildren absolutely loved it especially climbing to the top of the tower. The swimming pool was also a big hit and the freedom of the grounds and walking to the village by themselves. Your hospitality and generosity was amazing. After our disastrous journey from England you helped in every way that you could. You arranged local car hire for us, taking us to collect the cars and when one of my friends came to visit and became quite ill, you did your best to get help for us. I would no hesitation whatsoever in recommending your Chateau to our friends and family and I believe that my husband and son-in-law have both put positive reports on Trip Advisor for you. Many thanks again.

    With very kind regards

  • Beautiful castle & grounds

    Posted by Price Family on 10/01/2017

    My family and I (10 people total) stayed in the Keep for a week. The castle is beautiful and the grounds are very well maintained. The hosts were as nice as they could be and were very attentive to our needs. They even invited us into their home for a tour of the property, treats, and an evening of music played by a local pianist. It was a very memorable experience and my son got to wake up on his 13th birthday in a real castle.

  • Wonderful castle

    Posted by Becrom B on 21/02/2016

    Impressive accomodation which feels like you're living in a museum. If you stay on the top floor, there are lots of stairs but that's what you expect in a medieval castle.

    Beautiful setting and would definitely recommend the property. Lots to do in the area especially for kids. I'd highly recommend puy du fou. It was a fantastic holiday.

  • Wonderful week

    Posted by David H on 18/09/2015

    Many thanks for making our stay such a memorable time we all enjoyed your wonderful chateau and the warm welcome and help you both gave us all.Even the weather was good to us ! The birthday meal and setting was superb . Thank you again.

     

  • A French Castle, Now Open To All

    Posted by Danny Hakim in the New York Times on 09/07/2015

    As bed-and-breakfasts go, it cuts a striking figure, with its towers and medieval tapestries and ancestral portraits, set among trees imported from around the world in the early 1800s, including American cedars and sequoias.

     

    The castle is filled with upholstered chairs, chandeliers, richly decorated wallpaper and fancy clocks. There was a statuette of a tiger under an oil painting of the Madonna and Child, flanked by Chinese urns. In one room there was a rather severe-looking portrait of an ancestor, Stanslas Vignial, the president of the royal court in Bordeaux in the mid-1800s, imposing in black-and-crimson jurist robes.

  • Beautiful chateau in lovely surrounding

    Posted by Spottymuldoon on 09/05/2014

    15 of us stayed here for a week 9 adults and 6 kids

    Absolutely faultless in every way

    The downstairs apartment was totally accessible with a large wet room and a small kitchenette

    The main kitchen had everything we needed for our stay and all rooms were sufficient to house 4 families/couples

    Our hosts were helpful if somewhat aloof which suited us fine

    And even though there were guests staying in the rest of the château it was very quiet at night

    The pool area was perfect and each day we ate great fresh food in various parts of the castle grounds without problem or hindrance

    The gardens are superb with some huge trees and lovely walks

    All in all a great place to spend some time with family and friends .

  • Chateau-flacelliere-keep

    Posted by Paul Spedding on 11/09/2012

    We really enjoyed our stay - a fantastic opportunity to stay in such a historic building

  • We have had a wonderful time

    Posted by Anonymous Guest on 27/06/2010

    Thank you so much for making your extraordinary home available for us to share. Christmas 2009 is one of our most memorable thanks to your amazing castle. We have had a wonderful time and congratulations on doing such a fabulous jobin restoring the building so fabulously well.

  • Our wedding

    Posted by Mike I on 25/06/2010

    Thank you so much for allowing us to hold our wedding at your beautiful home. Your stunning chateau was matched with your wonderful hospitality.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 10 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - November 1st 2017 - - £1,641.87
November 1st 2017 - December 1st 2017 - - £1,641.87
December 1st 2017 - April 1st 2018 - - £1,847.10
April 1st 2018 - May 1st 2018 - - £2,001.03
May 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - £2,001.03
June 1st 2018 - July 1st 2018 - - £2,001.03
July 1st 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - £2,052.35
August 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £2,257.57
September 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - £2,052.35
October 1st 2018 - November 1st 2018 - - £1,898.41
November 1st 2018 - December 1st 2018 - - £1,847.10
December 1st 2018 - April 1st 2019 - - £2,001.03
April 1st 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - £2,001.03

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 10 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - November 1st 2017 - - €1,768.42
November 1st 2017 - December 1st 2017 - - €1,768.42
December 1st 2017 - April 1st 2018 - - €1,989.46
April 1st 2018 - May 1st 2018 - - €2,155.26
May 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - €2,155.26
June 1st 2018 - July 1st 2018 - - €2,155.26
July 1st 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - €2,210.52
August 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €2,431.56
September 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - €2,210.52
October 1st 2018 - November 1st 2018 - - €2,044.72
November 1st 2018 - December 1st 2018 - - €1,989.46
December 1st 2018 - April 1st 2019 - - €2,155.26
April 1st 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - €2,155.26

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 10 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 19th 2017 - November 1st 2017 - - $2,085.78
November 1st 2017 - December 1st 2017 - - $2,085.78
December 1st 2017 - April 1st 2018 - - $2,346.49
April 1st 2018 - May 1st 2018 - - $2,542.03
May 1st 2018 - June 1st 2018 - - $2,542.03
June 1st 2018 - July 1st 2018 - - $2,542.03
July 1st 2018 - August 1st 2018 - - $2,607.22
August 1st 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $2,867.93
September 1st 2018 - October 1st 2018 - - $2,607.22
October 1st 2018 - November 1st 2018 - - $2,411.67
November 1st 2018 - December 1st 2018 - - $2,346.49
December 1st 2018 - April 1st 2019 - - $2,542.03
April 1st 2019 - April 22nd 2019 - - $2,542.03

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