Grez-Neuville Castle Rental Photos and Description
Exquisitely decorated with 12 en suite bedrooms, elevator, wi-fi & great dining.
Chateau Allure Du Lac is a 5-star, exquisitely decorated, 19th century chateau / castle in a magnificent 105 acre estate located in the western part of the Loire Valley. It has a 22 acre private lake, lovely island, wonderful lakeside terrace, swimming pool, palatial lawns, gorgeous gardens and forests full of wildlife. With an elevator servicing all four floors, access to the reception rooms, dining rooms, chapel and the 12 gorgeous en suite bedrooms available for Guests is easy.
Enjoy delicious in-house dining, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and full English afternoon tea, served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace as you prefer. Parties, seminars and weddings are welcome, including use of the original Chapel and the Silver Reception Room, and all services including photographer, hairdresser, flowers, etc. can be arranged. Open log fires, internet, wi-fi, and housekeeping & laundry services are also available.
There are lovely walks amongst the gardens, around the lake’s 2.5 kilometer shoreline, and through the woods. The swimming pool and adjacent pool house offer delightful relaxation in or out of the sun. Excellent carp fishing can be enjoyed in our lake. Wine tasting, golf, horse racing and horseback riding are all nearby.
The Chateau / Castle is well situated just 20 minutes from Angers with its great shops and restaurants. Angers is 75 minutes from Paris via TGV, and the international airport in Nantes is about an hour away. There are many other delightful villages to visit nearby.
The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming. The Drawing Room is inviting with it oak paneling, huge log fireplace, and private lit terrace for early evening drinks and late night parties. The magnificent Grand Salon, with its parquet flooring, original oak linen paneling, tall windows, and massive mirrored fireplace mantle, offers a luxurious yet relaxed venue for gatherings both large and small. The Chapel, with its spectacular stone rib-vault ceiling, glorious stained-glass window, and gilded oak paneling is a consecrated haven for solitude and prayer.
The splendid Silver Reception Room floor was specifically designed for hosting parties or weddings, including elevator access for guests and hi-speed dumbwaiters connecting the Silver Receptions Room’s service kitchen to the main kitchen two floors below. Aside from the Silver Reception Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chateau’s delicious French specialties served in the Chatelain’s fabulous private dining room have Guests raving about the food and the superb candlelit tables fit for royalty. The courtyard and lakeside terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences. There is even a casual, country-style dining room for when you’re in the mood for something informal.
There are 12 en suite, beautifully furnished bedrooms in the Chateau available to accommodate up to 15 Guests. Each is uniquely decorated in different color schemes ranging from azure to rose, and filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There is even a two-story master suite, with its own foyer, drawing room, and antique oak staircase leading up to a huge circular en suite bedroom that has an original hand-painted domed ceiling. (Four bedrooms can be made suitable for young children, and the Chateau will gladly prepare for young children and ensure that the “breakable” items are removed and the house is child friendly.) There is also a nicely decorated apartment in the Chateau’s adjacent Manoir which will accommodate up to 4 Guests (bringing the total capacity to 19 Guests) for an additional rental fee of €700 per week.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Having stayed at this glorious chateau, being an outdoor person I absolutely loved it. The swimming pool was fantastic and its setting sublime. You can lunch at the pool, there are ample tables, chairs and recliners. The lakeside terrace was a dream on a 22 acre lake. The wildlife is prolific. Sitting in the evenings with a good glass of wine, and reclining on the comfy chaises longue’s with every comfort makes it truly a 5 star location.
Being quite a gourmand, I thought the food delicious and very well presented. Breakfast on the terrace was sublime, we had a variety of really excellent choices, with the best French toast I have ever tasted, along with a variety of pancakes, smoked salmon, eggs any style and delicious hot breads. The dinners were first class and served in a stunning dining room by candlelight with fine china and crystal, quite a change from the norm. The best home cooking I have tasted and the service fast.
Well done to all the staff, they are fun, friendly and very helpful. They obviously love working there. The new cook is first rate and her homemade chocolate brownie's simply to die for. I am definitely going to go back
Lady Alexandra Redfearn