General & History
A 5* magical 19th century chateau on a 22 acre private lake, swimming pool, 100 acre park and wildlife forests. Well situated 20 minutes from Angers (1.25 mins from Paris) with its great shops and restaurants.12 gorgeous ensuite bedrooms, lift. Large open log fires. Tasty French inhouse dining and housekeeping available. Child friendly.Horse riding, paint ball,fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery.
Interior & Grounds
Le Chateau de la Loire is a fairytal extensively renovated 5*Chateau offering a sumptously decorated interior which includes suitable children's rooms and playroom leading into the gardens. Built on four floors with an elevator servicing them all. The12 ensuite beautifully furnished bedrooms, each a different hue from azure to rose, filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There are four bedrooms suitable for young children. The chateau prepares for young children and ensure that the 'breakable' items are removed and the house is child friendly.
There is a master suite on 2 floors, complete with an original oak staircase leading up to a circular huge bedroom and bathroom/sep. wc.
Although grand with its dramatic double stone stairway in the entrance hall, the chateau is warm and welcoming. The main Salon is inviting with its oak panelling, huge log fireplace (working!) and private terrace for full English afternoon tea. The magnificent Library with its parquet flooring, original oak linen panelling is a haven for solitude and relaxation. The ballroom floor is only used for parties or weddings. It is strictly a catered floor and costs an additional 1,000 euros to rent per week.
There are several dining rooms in the Chateau from sumptuous to cozy. You can take advantage of the delicious, French inhouse catering, served in the Chatelains fabulous private dining room, that had renters raving about the food and the candlelit superb tables fit for royalty. The courtyard is perfect for family and friends outside dining and there is a separate dining from for self caterers. A housekeeper is on hand to spoil you and a car service can be provided. There is a Chapel in house for marriages and we cater for small weddings, parties, business meeting and seminars. Full service when requested. Outside dining on the lakeside terrace cannot be compared, it's spectacular. The flower filled courtyard with its huge trees has tables in the shade. There is a great pool and a poolhouse with a kitchenette and wc.
Mondial du Lion d'Angers ,
family holidays with children
I am a writer and beneficiary of this chateau.
Was not bought as a vacation rental but as a heavenly retreat from a very busy life!
Utter peace and tranquility in the most glorious spot. Set in true French countryside, you can benefit from complete privacy and are only 20 minutes away from the vibrant University town of Angers with great shops and good restaurants. There is a Relais Chateau nearby, a fabulous bistro down the road and a creperie on the river in our village. Lots to do, and many activities can be arranged such as horseriding, fishing, paint ball, archery, etc. The site itself is a piece of heaven, with its amazing lake, wonderful wildlife and a fairytale chateau that is enchanting with an unbeatable atmospehere. In spite of its grandeur its wonderful for children who have the time of their lives! Most chateaux have not been renovated to the luxurious level of this chateau, with a lift to all floors, 12 gorgeous ensuite bedrooms, superb salons with roaring fires in the winter. The windows, the double stone staircase, theoriginal chapel, the romance of it all is compelling. There is nothing cold about this chateau, it's warmth and sheer comfort enfolds you...
The Chateau du Lac is close to the charming village of Le Lion d'Angers, with shops, supermarket and famous for its equestrian facilities, horse-racing and other horse shows, particularly the Mondial du Lion d'Angers (horse racing) in October. There a several other villages with good hairdressers, bakeries, internet cafes etc. Angers a vibrant University Town is 25 mins from the Chateau with great shops, restaurants,concerts and nightlife.
Other activities arranged by the chateau are: 'Paintball','Archery,' and a host of nature sports proved by Anjou Nature Sports.' Horse riding,fishing and clay pigeon shooting.
50 minutes away is Le Mans, world renowned for its Formula One racing, particularly Le Mans 24 hour race, in June.
The Loire Valley housed the aristocracy in their private chateaux during the summer in days gone by. Many now are museums. This is one of the rare chateaux which can be rented to vacationers and might well be the most up-to-date and sumptuous available to private families and small groups.
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