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Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, indoor pool; tennis court; SPECIAL OFFERS!


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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, indoor pool; tennis court; SPECIAL OFFERS!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Chalandray Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms ( 1 ensuite) 2 separate wcs, sleeps 8, d/glazed, veranda

Outstanding facilities for perfect rest and relaxation on our ideally located 54 acre (22hectare) country estate.

'Le Manoir du Chateau' is a magnificent and spacious Napoleon III (Empire style) house, built in 1870 as the original stable &

carriage house to the nearby chateau.

SPECIAL OFFER! Prices just reduced by up to €500!

For FREE holiday and other offers, go to "Prices & Availability, click on 'View all prices', then scroll down to "Additional pricing information" .

Now converted to a very high standard, it accommodates 8 in comfort, & benefits from:




So, have you dreamt of a



Unusually for a period French property, the lounge/dining room is exceptionally bright due to the large windows & doors (all double glazed). As well as the verandah, there are patio areas front & rear, & your own private garden.

Apart from the spacious well-equipped kitchen, you have a choice of charcoal & gas barbecues, as well as a substantial rustic affair, for which plenty of wood can be found nearby!

Dogs, if well-behaved, are welcome, provided details agreed in advance. We have a friendly border collie.

Sorry, no smoking in the property.


The delight is the very rural location, yet at the same time, you can walk to the centre of Chalandray in less than 15 minutes. Our long tree-lined drive opens onto the N149 (actually the main road between the medieval market towns of Parthenay & Poitiers), so you have no worries about finding us, or indeed getting lost down country lanes (unless you want to!).


In the village there is a SPAR shop/post office, baker, haidresser, library, and two bar-restaurants. The bar-restaurants have recently re-opened following refurbishment, and provide very good & imaginative food at a very reasonable price. One of the reasons we left England to live in France is French cuisine, so we are pleased to have these so close. Nearby, in fact neighbouring, is another chateau, built in 1458 and restored in recent years by the current owners. It is open to the public at certain times. Our chateau was built around 1870 as the count who lived in that one wanted somewhere more comfortable!


Your home for your holiday has been renovated with quality & elegance as keynotes. Modern, but with all the character of days gone by. Whilst you admire the furniture, you will appreciate that the emphasis is on antique, not Ikea.


The choice is yours! You can dine formally under the chandelier and beautifully painted ceiling, at a 19th century Henri II table. Champagne ice bucket on stand for your convenience! Or enjoy the sun, or sunset, in the verandah, where another table and eight chairs await. There is a large table in the kitchen as well, perhaps for an intimate breakfast or chat amongst friends over coffee, whilst you plan your day's entertainment. Or why not eat outside? A new large teak table & chairs with parasol is ready for your use.


What to do afterwards? Laze by the pool, or nearby on the terrace? Lounger, garden chair, steamer...your choice. Anyone for tennis?! Swim? A different walk to the one you enjoyed yesterday? Use the gym equipment? Boules/petanque? Table tennis or table football? Traditional board game or jigsaw puzzle? Read a book, or go fishing? All this without leaving the property.


Heated indoor pool. The pool is U-shaped and VERY large, equivalent in area to a rectangular pool 15.5 x 6 metres! Around two thirds of the pool is 1.6 metres (5' 2') deep, with a sloping section to the other third, which is 1.2 metres (3' 11') deep. The pool has a jacuzzi facility. There is gym equipment provided, including a Tony Little Gazelle cross trainer. Also a supply the drinks!

The pool house roof is glazed and south facing so a lovely bright environment...and of course, no worries if it starts raining. Furthermore there are huge sliding windows on 3 of the 4 sides of the pool house. So you can enjoy the benefits of an outside pool without the wind, dust and other inconveniences. Roman steps one end, ladders the other. You have primary and exclusive use each day at times to be agreed. Most guests will have sole use of the pool at all times. It is private, which means there is no public access (yes, we have had enquiries!), however occasionally we have guests staying at the chateau itself. Primary exclusive use means that we check with chateau guests as to their proposed use of the pool, and if it clashes with your holiday, will check with you first before accepting their booking in any case where their proposed use is any more than absolutely minimal. It also means that you have right of veto of their use of the pool, which we will enforce...that has never been necessary; chateau guests generally spend their days on trips out....usually visiting other chateaux. If you like, you can also swim in the evening, or even at night; the pool house has lighting, and there is submerged lighting in the pool itself.

The poolhouse has a fixed shower area, plus an enclosed toilet & washhand basin, complete with hair dryer. The pool house is equipped with substantial dehumidifiers which also operate as heaters. So the pool truly can be used, very comfortably, all year round.

Terrace/patio area, between the pool and the tennis court. Loungers and chairs etc provided.

Tennis court, fully fenced & marked out.

Table tennis also available, & boules. 'Babyfoot' football game, adult size, in the verandah.

Possibility of use of full-size French billiard (billard) table in the billiard room of the chateau.

Possibility of use of disco (yes, really!) in the cellar of the chateau. Subject to immediate closure if annoyance caused to ourselves or B&B guests.

Free wifi available, but please note this is rural France & internet speed is slow, & the connection can be intermittent.

Fishing (you will need a permit, now available online): the River Vendelogne is at the bottom of the hill, and is Category 1 for trout fishing. You will need your own equipment.

Birdwatching: there are a fantastic variety of birds here, and there is a hide in the woods for your use.


Mainly woodland but a good deal of pasture too. We have deer, rabbits & foxes. If you like horses you will be in for a treat as a neighbour grazes 30-40 endurance (lovely, mainly arab) horses on my land. If you like fishing, birdwatching, or just walking, you will enjoy it here.

There are several, and surprisingly varied, walks on our land alone (we have a different walk for every day of the week!). These are mainly rides that the count laid out to enjoy whilst riding his horse, doubtless accompanied by the countess and their children. We recently discovered another one, that has become overgrown; see if you can find it; or perhaps there's another we haven't found! You can have flat, hilly, wooded (various), open country and riverside. Walk in the sun, or in the shade, whichever you prefer.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laurence (Owner)
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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, indoor pool; tennis court; SPECIAL OFFERS!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Long week-end November

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this really big property for 4 days. Very kind and really helpful owners. The Manor is vast, the castle really impressive and the park around it massive, with plenty trees and flowers, roes and rabbits. It didn't stop raining for the 4 days but we managed to keep the kids happy with the huge pool kept warm enough for us as well as several mushroom picking sessions (plenty ceps and coulemelles) that we cooked ourselves. The big flat screen TV helped a bit too.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

France with teenagers and dogs

  • 4 of 5

The property was well suited to what we were looking for with something for teenagers, adults and 4 dogs to chill out for a week.

This was our first trip with the dogs to France and the owners were very helpful in assisting with local vet for all the paperwork for the return trip.

The manor house is in a lovely quiet setting in the grounds of the chateau, which gave lots of space for dogs and teenagers to explore. The swimming pool was used everyday as was the tennis court.

We were blessed with good weather throughout our short stay.

Facilities in the house were good and the owners set up English satellite TV which kept teenagers happy in the evening.

The local town was well served with supermarkets

The owners were very friendly and provided information about the area and their plans for the chateau.

Internet access was not good in the manor house and this helped to make this a nice relaxing break in France.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

great place, great time nearby the Chateau

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time there.

Great for children with large veranda, garden, lounge, 1st floor, with a great U swimming pool.

Great for teenagers with, again, the large swimming pool, the tennis court, and the big TV Set.

You can eat outside, in the veranda, in the kitche, in the dinning room.

Bedrooms are large, as corridors. it's a nice house.

The towns of Parthenay and Poitier are realy nice, calm , withj old (some medieval) bulldings.... to visit, rivers ...

We've also visited the Futuroscope, nice with chldren and teens.

We plan to go back there next summer, so, of course, we would recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Exploring a new bit of France

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was completely accurate and it was great to be in such an historic setting. The view of the 160 year old chateau was a tremendous sight as we came to the end of the drive.

The property we actually stayed in, the newly beautifully and tastefully converted stables, were light filled and clean.and were well appointed, as were the kitchen and untility room.The beds were very comfortable and there was a lot of room to find your own space. The magnificent indoor heated swimming pool, was a welcome warming experience, especially on the colder days we were there.

The owner was friendlly though not intrusive. We took up his kind offer to have a look in the chateau (not always available we understand) and it was quite an insight into the way people used to live.

There was a lot more to do in the area than I expected and the owner provided a good list of activities and good restaurants. The eateries with buffets were surpisingly good value. Why can't we have the same in the UK? The countryside around is amazingly varied and we were suprised by the historicity of the surrounding towns. Quite fascinating.

The grounds of the chateau provided quite a few good walks and it was good to hear from the owner that one of the reason he had bought this chateau was that most of the grounds (50 acres apparently) were still intact.

Altogether it was a very good stay and we enjoyed the location, the hoilday home and found the surrounding area far more interesting than we first expected. We would definitely reccommend it and are thinking of bringing back an international group for Easter next year. There is still a lot more to see in the area.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

séjour fin d'année 2012

  • 3 of 5

Endroit idéal pour le repos et la tranquillité, dans un grand parc. Propriétaires anglais qui sont à votre disposition. Belle piscine chauffée (max 20 ° en hiver il ne faut pas craindre). Une belle véranda à l'arrière mais plus agréable en été que l'hiver. 2 belles chambres dommage que les 2 autres soient sans fenêtre, literie a revoir.

En résumé bon séjour, même si tout n'est pas parfait surtout au niveau ménage.

Les bourguignons.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire, nous sommes si heureux que vous avez apprecie votre sejour. La temperature de la piscine reellement atteint 22 degres, et aurait ete plus eleve si nous avions recu votre reservation plus tot, il faut beaucoup de temps pour chauffer 90 metres cubes d'eau! En ce qui concerne les 2 autres chambres, celles-ci ont de grandes fenetres Velux, qui sont a distance fonctionnant electriquement, avec stores integres distance reglables. Une de ces chambres a un lit double et l'autre, 2 lits simples, mais nous sommes heureux de modifier les dispositions de la literie pour repondre aux souhaits des clients. Nous ne sommes pas sur de ce que le probleme etait aux niveau menage, mais cela aurait du etre mentionne a nous au cours de votre sejour, notre objectif est d'ameliorer continuellement ce que nous avons a offrir.


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Poitiers Biard
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
325 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
les Forges
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Gare de Poitiers (& TGV)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A10 J29 (Poitiers) & A10 J31 (St Maixent l'Ecole)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: recommended

We are ideally & quietly situated just off the main road between the medieval market towns of Parthenay & Poitiers. Our location is very rural, yet at the same time we are just a short walk to the village and well positioned on the road network for getting to and from places of interest. An oasis of calm; but certainly not in the middle of nowhere! We have holidayed in France for many years and so often found the places we stayed at were difficult to find, and involved long drives down narrow country roads, often poorly signposted. Three years of house viewing led us to buying this property; very few we saw came close to our location requirements, but this place had it all.

Futuroscope itself is in Poitiers, and Puy du Fou (we were told recently that Puy de Fou is the second most visited theme park in the world) is not far. La Rochelle & Sables d'Olonne are the nearest seaside resorts, very different, less than 90 minutes & 2 hours drive respectively. The countryside around is pleasantly varied, some is hilly, some is flat; if you enjoy cycling, choose your route! The roads are great for driving as well, well signposted & very little traffic.

The world renowned angling lakes of Pescalis are a short drive. and a popular one at Ayron is even closer.

There are several good golf courses in the vicinty. Les Forges is closest, a pleasant 15 minute drive. It has a highly regarded 27 hole course, and an English pro. They also run 'kiddy clinics' in the summer, so your children can learn the sport as you play.

There is a 'poney club' just outside Chalandray. The vineyards of Haut Poitou are nearby; we particularly like the rose. Most of the vineyards offer tastings.

Chalandray is in the Vienne, a department of Poitou Charentes, which is the second sunniest region of France after the Cote d'Azur. Incidentally, Chalandray itself is actually on the Greenwich meridian. Despite this, France is one hour ahead of England timewise, so we enjoy an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day!


Rates & Availability

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Chalandray Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring / Printemps
Apr 11 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
FREE 5 night holiday for 2!
May 16 2015 - May 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
June / Juin
Jun 9 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
July / Juillet
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer / Ete
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
Autumn / Automne
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €250

FREE holiday is for one or two guests, and is offered in exchange for you giving us a lift back to the UK at the end of your stay.

A great opportunity to fit in a holiday....or an extra holiday! at a great time of year here, with your accommodation entirely free of charge. At little inconvenience to yourselves, as you would of course be returning to the UK anyway. "We" are myself and Joan, plus our border collie, Rex. He is well used to car and ferry travel, and of course we have a seat cover. We are used to travelling light, so will not require much luggage space.

The purpose of our trip is to collect my old Riley, which I last drove in 1975 (!), so we will be returning here in that....we are not expecting you to bring us back to France.

5 days free if you drop us near Sherborne (Dorset), or 4 days free if Sherborne too far out of your way, and we need to be collected from some mutually agreed point. If you would like to stay longer than 5 nights, extra nights will be charged at only €50 a night. If you would like to discuss, I am happy to telephone you, provided you have a landline number.

There will be no access to the pool 16th to 30th August due to a booking at our chateau, so prices for these periods dramatically reduced. There is a (free access) swimming lake with beach just 5 minutes drive, plus a new aquapark in nearby Parthenay.

The £/€ exchange rate is currently at its best level for the past 6 years, book now and save even more!

9 guests? We can supply an extra single bed for a supplementary charge.
If booking 8 weeks or more before your holiday, the deposit and 25% of the rental is paid at the time of booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before commencement.
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Chalandray Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • The seperate wcs are on the ground floor, & have a separate washhand basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , dual aspect
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , velux window
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , velux window
  • All rooms renovated displaying original oak beams. All windows double glazed, walls insulated. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have dual aspect windows, 3 & 4 have velux windows with blinds, both electrically operated by remote handsets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 16 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
No smoking in the property. We are proud of our litter-free environment & trust you will respect as well as enjoy that. Well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided details are supplied and agreed in advance. The TV is a new 46'/116cm Samsung with 3D option, and the DVD is also new, Blu-Ray by Samsung. There is a Tony Little 'Gazelle' cross trainer, also a rowing machine in the pool house. The pool house has a separate shower, plus wc room with washhand basin & hair dryer. Boules/petanque also available. There is a table-top billiard table and also table football ('baby foot') in the veranda, plus table tennis in the summer kitchen. 'Pool table' is actually a full size 19th century billiard (actually French billard; no pockets & played with 3 large balls) table, which MAY be made available to guests, situated in the chateau itself.

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