|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The property is a hidden gem full, of surprises to delight you and enhance your stay. Sleeps upto 9 people.
There is a collection of oil paintings, impressive chandeliers, fine antique Georgian and French furniture. The interior is at once elegant, luxurious and comfortable. Notable features include marble floors, ionic columns, a portico, beautiful mantelpieces, Aubusson rugs, striking mirrors and magnificent mahogany doors. There is a Bose surround system in the principle rooms into which you can plug your mp3 player and there is a tv for dvds and a music system in the Red Room on the first floor.
The house sits in 2 acres of beautiful natural landscape full of wild flowers in the summer, fruit trees, hazelnut and cherry trees. The River Miochette runs through the grounds.
You enter the house through an Ionic portico which leads directly into the Marble Hall, at the heart of the house. This room is perfect for entertaining, parties and special events. There is a large open fire, the walls are adorned with large oil paintings and hand made mirrors. The Marble Hall's guilded mahogany double doors open into the Blue Drawing Room, which is a little more intimate in scale but can easily be used to entertain a large number or is equally ideal for a cosy night by the fire in the winter or resting on the large handmade sofas on a warm summer evening with a glass of wine. The room is bathed in light from the east in the morning and the massive and exquisite lead crystal chandelier is no poor substitute in the evening.
There other main room on the ground floor is the large family kitchen, with bespoke kitchen units, Lacanche range, Belfast sink, Cararra marble floor, large painted table, Louis xv arm chairs and large patio doors to the east and south sides.
There is a double height stair from the hall, which leads to a bright galleried landing with oak floor and double doors to a cosy single bedroom.
All bedrooms are on the first floor, are south east facing and have lovely views over the grounds.
The Print Room is one of the nicest rooms in the house, a little more intimate in scale than the grand rooms downstairs. It can be a twin or double bedroom. The architectural print are copies of 18th century editions of Vitruvius Britannicus, the geometric print curtains are cut silk velvet. The furniture is eighteen century English and French and an open fire provides a wonderful focal point.
The gallery landing leads eastward to the Red Room and hall. The Red Room is furnished with antique French and Georgian furniture as small sitting room is screened from the hall by columns. It has a flat screen TV for DVDs and a Sony stereo system with Bose surround sound speakers. The curtains are of velvet damask print and perfectly complement the rich red of the walls. Three is a large Georgian style mirror made by the owner and classical appliqué wall lights on either side.
A further three bedrooms and bathroom facilities are accessed from the Red Landing. They are similarly furnished in an elegant and comfortable way. The property has Wifi and there is sky online tv available and a dvd player (if you have a laptop or similar device.
There is a baguette machine in the village, which is well and freshly socked 6 days a week.
Pamplie is sleepy rural village located in the heart of the Poitou Charentes region. The Chateau is situated on the edge of the village and boarders open, rolling countryside. Pamplie was originally a medieval settlement and the parish church, in the centre of the village, is testimony to this. There are endless country walks to enjoy and the wildlife is second to none, from deer in the surrounding field to birds of prey nesting in the garden. There is a lake within a ten minutes drive at Secondigny, where water sports, horse riding and numerous other activities are offered. There is also a lakeside pool and cafe bar which are open during the summer months.
Green Venice or Marais Poitevin is a charming and unique attraction a short journey from Pamplie. Enjoy a gondola ride or a leisurely stroll along the verdant waterways and finish the day off with a delicious meal in the town.
Futuroscope in Poitiers, is one of the country’s most popular theme parks. There are a series of giant Imax cinemas that broadcast awe-inspiring films which include an interactive safari to see the animals of the future, the legendary Apollo 11 moon flight as viewed by a fly on the wall, and, in a new show for 2010, take viewers on an incredible 4D-adventure created by renowned film director Luc Besson. There are many other attractions, including giant robot arms that dance with their occupants, and a light show blasted onto water.
Puy du fou, If you want a noisy, smoky, live spectacular that will bring your children’s history lessons to life, then step back in time at Puy du Fou in the Vendée where, in one afternoon, you can experience a Roman circus, Viking longboats and an 18th century village. Puy du Fou is essentially a series of live historical shows dedicated to 2,000 years of French history. You can watch gladiators battle, Vikings loot and, in a new show for 2010, armies lay siege. There are performances of falconry, jousting, magic and music, and the park explodes into life during the evenings when a thousand local volunteers perform a historical sound and music extravaganza on what they claim is the world’s largest stage.
La Rochelle is located just over an house from the Chateau. It is well worth a visit. It is packed with terrace cafes and restaurants, bars, delightful shops.
Ile de Ré, if you want to rediscover life's simple pleasures, head for the Ile de Ré. France's favourite holiday island - a 30km-long flat strip of land with photogenic villages, old ports and sandy beaches - is small enough to cycle round, or to explore on horseback. UNESCO World Heritage site Saint-Martin-de-Ré has elegantly weathered buildings arranged around a star-shaped port. Long the holiday haven of affluent Parisiens, this dreamy, golden hued island can be found a half-hour drive from La Rochelle and is perfect for a family holiday. You won't find amusement arcades, hamburger joints or surf shops here; the government of the island has worked hard to maintain its bijou character.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Cleaning & linen charge of 200 euro,
A deposit is required to book and the full balance is payable within two months of the date you check-in.