FAIRY-TALE CHATEAU FROM THE 15TH AND 18TH CENTURY

Marie-Laure McKee

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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FAIRY-TALE CHATEAU FROM THE 15TH AND 18TH CENTURY

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Château de Launay is a Beautiful and Relaxing Familial Home

Launay Castle in France comfortably sleeps 14+2 people in the château and 2 in the guest house. Enjoy the large swimming pool, explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.

The Chateau is in exquisite condition and is decorated with a combination of contemporary and period style furnishings. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.

There is a large heated swimming pool for the summer months.

The Loire Valley & Le Mans

The castle is situated on 36 acres of secluded property in Sarthe and is adjacent to Lombron, a charming village of 1,800 inhabitants, near Le Mans France in the Valley of the Loire Region - la Région des pays de la Loire.

Read more about the Loire Valley Region which you can easily visit when staying at Launay Castle.

The Castle Grounds and Gardens

The property includes beautiful tree-lined paths, an orchard and a one and a half-acre pond.

The château is surrounded by a picturesque moat.

Romantic History:: The Château de Launay is also the home of a romantic story that involved the Seigneur de Luce, Charles de Coesmes and Gabrielle d'Harcourt. Their marriage in 1523 was initially disapproved by François 1er following the abduction of Gabrielle by Charles de Coesmes, who was aided by Pierre de Bernay, Seigneur de Launay.

The couple took refuge at the château de Launay and subsequent events are known in great detail including quotes from the angry mother trying to fetch her daughter at night.

But by 1527, because of services rendered by the seigneur and some say because of Gabrielle's remarkable beauty, the couple often joined the court of François 1er at Amboise and Chambord.

Later the chatellenie de Luce was changed into a barony.

Château de Launay is located in the Pays de la Loire region, within easy walking distance to the quaint village of Lombron, which has its own general store, bakery, butcher and pharmacy.

Things to do in the area:: Saumur, Vouvray, Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir are some of the region's specialties that can be tasted at many of the area's wine cellars. Château de Launay is ideally located for innumerable interesting day excursions.

Paris is a 2-hour drive by car or just 55 minutes on the TGV (high-speed train) from Le Mans.

Brittany and Normandy are both within easy reach of the castle.

You will be able to explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.

The Château de Launay is a short 20-minute drive from Le Mans.

For the automobile enthusiasts, a stay at the Château de Launay around the second weekend of June each year is a must to witness the 24 hours of Le Mans, the world's most celebrated motoring event.

The old town of Le Mans and its beautiful medieval historic quarter is one of the preferred medieval and renaissance locations.

It is also one of the most filmed in many French movies, including Cyrano de Bergerac which shows the old town extensively. Horseback riding for all levels of competency, including youngsters, is available within 2 kilometers at the outskirt of the village and some of the riding trails border the property of the chateau.

Exciting hot air balloon or helicopter rides above the Loire castles with photos shoots are departing nearby.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Marie-Laure McKee

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2003
Speaks english, french
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

Reviews

Fairy-Tale Chateau from the 15th and 18th Century
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Fairy-Tale Chateau from the 15th and 18th Century
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218 724-6994
Lombron Sarthe
5

Great Family Stay

  • 5 of 5
I did not (yet) rent any other Chateaux so far, so I can not compare to other alternatives, I can say though, that I did a long online research of many other similar offerings, but none of them could accommodate groups up to 18, plus have the breakfast included in the rental price.

We (a family of 14, including 2 elderly, 3 couples, 6 children and teenagers) spent a lovely 10 days at this beautiful chateaux. The place is impeccably maintained, FULY equipped (wifi, ping pong, pool, outdoor equipment, 20 bicycles, BBQ, very tasteful furniture and decoration, fully equipped kitchen, even including a black swan and geese who swim in the lake and moat around the house:)

We really felt like French novelty, with a great breakfast, including fresh baguettes and croissants every morning. The house keeper is incredibly nice, and makes all efforts to accommodate every need. When suggested to take her home with us, it appeared that many guests before us had the same idea...this lady works at the house for 34 years, and one can see her care an love to the place in every corner (and there are many, as the house is big). she makes a real difference.

The location is very convenient, 2.5 h drive from Paris, 20 min from Le Mans, surrounded by lovely villages, restaurants, supermarkets 5 min away, and would be a great base for Loire Valley explorations.

Booking arrangements and communications with owner are very effective and pleasant.

Dearly, dearly recommended. A+++

Gil, Israel
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Fairy-Tale Chateau from the 15th and 18th Century
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307267
218 724-6994
Lombron Sarthe
Spokane, WA
5

Dream vacation

  • 5 of 5
12 of us rented the Chateau in Spring of 2007 and it was everything we'd hoped for. The rooms were clean, beautifully appointed, and spacious. The kitchen was well-stocked for cooking our community dinners. The breakfasts were just what we wanted: fresh breads, cereals, yogurt and fruit.
The weather was unseasonably warm, but the bedrooms had fans and opening the windows allowed for efficient ventilation. There are cross bikes for everyone, and the narrow country roads allow for easy exploration of the surrounding countryside and its villages. We took several road trips--notably to Chartres and Villandry.

Our friends and we frequently dream out loud about our time together at the chateau and would love to return.
Ann & Bob from Spokane, WA
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Le Mans
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
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The Pays de la Loire is the perfect place to escape to whether you're looking for adventure, a journey back in time or a relaxing respite. Waterways offer the tranquility of excursions allowing stops where and when you choose. Nearby river cruises also offer lunch or dinner cruises. Rolling green hills and woods are full of opportunities for horseback riding, biking or gentle strolls. Echoes of history abound in the castles, abbeys and churches, and in the bustling market towns which continue ancient traditions. The beautiful and historic châteaux of the Loire Valley such as Amboise, Chenonceaux, Blois, Chambord, Angers, Villandry and Tours are all conveniently nearby. A visit to the world renowned 11th century Solesmes Abbey, where monks still sing Gregorian chant, will transport you back centuries. Vineyards offer another taste of true French heritage.

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Availability & Rates

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Lombron Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
€6,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
€5,600
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 19 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€4,600
 
 
December Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€5,600
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€4,600
 
 
Spring
Apr 19 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€5,600
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€942
From
€657
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €1,500
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Amenities

Amenities

Lombron Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Dialup Access
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Lobster Pot
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , can become king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Air conditioned bedroom
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Large Cooler
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
  • equestrian events
Notes:
A stone bridge crosses the moat which encircles an old stable, a pigeonnier and a square tower. Pastoral views of the moat and pond can be enjoyed from the very large tiled terrace. The narrow peninsula between the moat and the pond is an especially pleasant place to relax. The pond teems with fish and hosts an interesting variety of waterfowl. The grounds also include well-manicured paths bordered by fragrant linden trees and an orchard composed of several kinds of fruit trees. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the swimming pool. Trails on the property traverse grazing fields and wooded areas and join other well-marked lanes and trails in the surrounding countryside. A professional gardener maintains the property. Castle History: The Château de Launay is an historic 15th and 18th century castle, which has been thoroughly restored. Its renaissance architecture is typical of many châteaux of the Loire region. It is also know as the Château de la Grande Maison
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