Chalandray chateau / country house rental - Le Manoir du Chateau, patio area & forecourt
Le Manoir du Chateau, patio area & forecourt
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
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 verandah

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

carriage house to the nearby chateau.

SPECIAL OFFER! 22nd February to 1st March 2014: reduced to only €1150, pool heating included!

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, library, and bar restaurant. The bar restaurant has recently re-opened following refurbishment, and provides 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 this 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. 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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5 Reviews of Property 835201 in Chalandray, France

Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, heated indoor pool; tennis court; 54acres
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, heated indoor pool; tennis court; 54acres
+33 (0)5 49504126
Chalandray Vienne

Long week-end November

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 2/3
Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, heated indoor pool; tennis court; 54acres
+33 (0)5 49504126
Chalandray Vienne

France with teenagers and dogs

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 1/2
Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, heated indoor pool; tennis court; 54acres
+33 (0)5 49504126
Chalandray Vienne

great place, great time nearby the Chateau

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 0/1
Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, heated indoor pool; tennis court; 54acres
+33 (0)5 49504126
Chalandray Vienne

Exploring a new bit of France

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 1/3
Stunning chateau villa near Poitiers, heated indoor pool; tennis court; 54acres
+33 (0)5 49504126
Chalandray Vienne

séjour fin d'année 2012

séjour fin d'année 2012
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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.
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1