Chalais Cottage Rental Photos and Description
French Chateau for weddings and holidays.
Fairytale Chateau de Labaurie originates from the 12th century & stands majestically in 40 acres overlooking a rural market town surrounded by beautiful countryside in the sunny Charente.
Enchanting woodland walks in the grounds. Lots of space for children to play, with badminton, table tennis barn The Château estate offers four self-catering cottages to rent and due to popular demand, short breaks in lour elegant Chateau rooms.
The lovely swimming pool is illuminated during the summer evenings throwing magical shadows onto the Louis XV archeand a half size football field. We offer spacious, comfortable accommodation for couples or families, and are ideally situated to visit the wonderful wine making regions and the Atlantic coast and are within walking distance to the local town for its shops, restaurants, cinema, tennis courts, river fishing and bars & cafés.
The grounds: The estate of Château de Labaurie has 43 acres with delightful woodlands walks and meadows.
Badminton grassed court, table tennis, plus a half size football field.
The 6 x 12 mtr swimming pool is fenced for safety and is illuminated during the summer evenings throwing shimmering shadows onto the Louis XV bell tower. A magical place for families to gather around giving so much pleasure to all ages for a late evening swim.
Nearby the town of Chalais has good restaurants, shops and a weekly street market as well as a popular cinema showing the latest film's.
Four day event each summer of an International Horse Show, (free admission).
We are ideally placed for visiting the wine making regions of St: Emillion, Bordeaux and Bergerac and also Cognac which is famous for its fine Champagne brandy and first class golf course.
Nearest airports are Angoulleme 50 kms, Bergerac 80 kms and Bordeaux 80 kms.
Charente/Border of Dordogne.: Chateau de Labaurie estate is a wonderful venue for all ages to enjoy the company of other families on holiday and yet retaining an atmosphere of peacefulness with lots of space and no overcrowding. Chateau de Labaurie originates from the 12th century and stands majestically overlooking the rural town of Chalais, located in the unspoiled region of the S.W. Charente, renowned for its sunny micro climate. We are ideally placed for visiting the wine making regions of St. Emilion, Bordeaux and Bergerac and also Cognac for its renowed brandy.
We also cater for weddings up to 45 people.
Only 90 minutes from airports of Bergerac and Bordeaux and 1 hour from Angouleme the recently opened airport.
Brittany Ferry discounts for all confimed bookings.
Changeover days Thursday, /Friday / Saturday.:
Details for Maison du Bucheron 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Mr. & Mrs. B and E Holden.
Hubby & I moved over to France from Devon to renovate a ruin of an old Chateau. Hubby was a professional housebuilder and thought this would be a challenge. It was and still is, lots of maintenance and gardening, but the most beautiful place to live and share our home with holiday guests. Our two lovely daughters live in the UK with their growing-up children and our son followed with his partner and had two sons born over here. Both working in the building trade, so anyone needing our help and advice are very welcome to come and talk to us.
Mr. & Mrs. B and E Holden. purchased this cottage in 1988
Why Mr. & Mrs. B and E Holden. chose Chalais
A definate challenge, but well worth it. Who wouldn't want the chance of a lifetime to live in a French Chateau.
What makes this cottage unique
The quality of life, the space and the beautiful countryside and friendly natives. The roads are a pleasure to drive along and it goes without saying the French wines are superb and much cheaper than anywhere else. We enjoy a shorter winter and can even sit outside to enjoy a meal at Christmas lunchtime.
Guestbook comments from the manager
Dear Elain and Bev,
Marja joins me in sending you our greatings for the year 2011: peace and health for you two and your family.
In these times of 'Grand Blanc', it is a pleasure to remember the good time we had in Château de Labaurie...
Hereunder, a view of our garden in Cosne sur Loire taken last april.
Our warmest regards.