|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This beautiful 18th Century Chateau offers the perfect blend of historic elegance and modern amenities. With accommodation for 8 adults in four large rooms, three with en-suite facilities, and a dedicated nursery for children, this property is ideal for large families or multi-generational groups holidaying together.
Chateau du Mas is a private estate set within spectacular parkland, offering panoramic views across the countryside and a large private and heated pool for guest use. The house is close to a historic village and also has direct access to cycling and walking routes. Riding, golf and paintball are all within 20 minutes.
The property's charming owners live in a cottage onsite with their two small daughters. They have thought of everything that you might need to have a wonderfully relaxing time while on holiday. The daily housekeeping service is a welcome break from your daily routine and home cooked food is available, meaning you can arrange to have anything from a picnic to a formal dinner party delivered to the Chateau.This family friendly Chateau provides an elegant base to enjoy the lovely gentle countryside of the Charente. Just a stones throw from the Dordogne but without the crowds, there is so much to see in the area that you will never be short of things to do,
For days out there are markets, golf courses, horse riding, swimming, beaches and activity parks all within 20 minutes.
The beautiful ramparted city of Angouleme is just a 30 minute drive away and is a wonderful place to wander and explore. The city itself is the world capital for Bande Dessinee (comic strip), and here you will find many of the buildings decorated with beautiful art work and a fascinating museum dedicated to the art. Alongside this, the city itself has stunning architecture, traditional markets, beautiful gardens, pavement cafes and a variety of restaurants. Accrobranche in Soyaux, only a 15 minute drive away, is a fantastic place for all ages from 3 years upwards to have fun together, climbing the trees with ropes and harnesses, completing differing levels of difficulty. For the very small there is a traditional playground with swings and slides next to this, or if this is too energetic for you, there is plenty of space to just sit in the shade of the trees with a coffee while the children burn off some energy: www.accroparc-de-soyaux.com If energy burning is what your small people need then Kizou in Angouleme's mountain shopping zone is just the place for the odd inclement day. An indoor adventure play ground with all the usual ball pools, ropes and soft play: wwww.kizouaventures.fr If you have teenagers or energetic adults then what could be more fun than a chance to run around paint balling at the biggest venue in the Charente, both indoor and outdoor courses and only 10 minutes from the Chateau: www.eden-paintball.frFor those of you for whom a beach and a bucket and spade is a necessity on holiday then the 23Ha Fresh water lake at the Plan d'Eau just outside Anglouleme is a fabulous place for a grand day out. It has lovely sandy beaches and a large range of water sports on offer. Just next to this is Angouleme's water park Nautilis where you will find indoor and outdoor pools, flumes, rapids, wave pool and gentle areas for small people to play: www.nautilis.frInteriorThe large, light & airy reception rooms are both charming & relaxing with original wood panelling, ornate plasterwork and the addition of WiFi & satellite TV means you really get the best of both worlds.
You enter the Chateau into a wonderful hall, the centre and hub of the property. There are sweeping stairs to two further floors direct from here. Leading from this hall are doors to the kitchen and playroom and to the front of the chateau the dining room and two reception rooms.
The kitchen is a large room, fully fitted with all the mod cons and table and chairs for informal meals with the family. There is plenty of space to use all the wonderful ingredients that you will find in the local markets and experiment with the local produce.
Opposite the kitchen on the other side of the hall is the playroom. Here your children will be delighted with the huge array of toys for all ages. The children will have their own space to relax and escape the heat of the sun or just to unwind at the end of a busy day with a movie or a quiet game. You too will be able to make the most of this downtime as the playroom has access to the sitting room so you can sit and enjoy some peace of your own whilst the children play happily.
Running along the front of the Chateau with stunning views down the valley to the charming medieval town of Dignac, are the dining room and two reception rooms. The dining room is set up to accommodate 8 adults and is a sumptuous place to spend long evenings around the table with family and friends. Don't forget, if you are here for a special occasion the owners will be more than happy to cater for you as well.
First FloorFollowing up the sweeping staircase to the first floor you will find 2 double bedrooms (one ensuite bathroom), a twin (ensuite shower room) and a nursery room with two beds and a cot. There is a further shower room just next to the double and nursery, this also has the laundry facilities for the Chateau. The bedrooms are charmingly decorated with good quality beds and linen and have the same stunning views over the valley. All the bedrooms are large enough for a cot to be added and with the traditional shutters at all the windows small people will not have their sleep disturbed by the morning sun.
On the second floor you will find the third double room, ensuite shower room and landing area set up with comfortable seating for an "escape from it all" space. This is an ideal room for accompanying but agile grandparents or any teens in the party.
ExteriorSet high on a hillside & offering spectacular views, it is possible to walk or cycle directly from the grounds into the local countryside where an abundance of plant & wildlife can be found. If you prefer to relax, the large heated pool with it's tented pavillion or the rear terrace with it's fountain & large pond are delightful places to while away your time.
The Chateau is surrounded by 2 hectares of parkland, with a further 4 hectares of woodland which allows for the utmost privacy. There is a slide, swings, playhouse and a selection of garden toys available.
At the rear of the property, there is a covered terrace beside a charming raised pond, a gentle spot to enjoy some alfresco dining. There is sufficient seating for the Chateau's occupants around a large wooden table, a BBQ and lighting for dining outside under the stars but it is also not far to walk to the kitchen.
To the front of the Chateau are the sweeping stone stairs leading down to the to the enclosed pool area on the first terrace. The beautiful 12m heated pool has a pool side gazebo for shade and plenty of sun loungers for the times you want to soak up some sun . The pool area also has lighting so that you can enjoy the area on the warm barmy evenings when a swim is so very welcome.
Amenities- Adult capacity: 8- Child capacity: 2- Linen and Towels included- WiFi and Satellite TV- Baby cots and highchairs - Enclosed grounds- Enclosed outdoor, heated swimming pool- BBQ and patio area- Daily Maid service and shopping service included- Babysitting and catering service available upon requestFacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessHeated PoolChild-safe PoolGames roomIndoor gamesOutdoor gamesCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingCaretaker/owner lives on siteExtrasOn site conciergeMaid service includedChef/Cook available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)