|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
DChateau de Jaques is a beautiful 17th Century Monument Historique set in 10 hectares of lovely gardens and wooded grounds with its own private chapel.The gardens were designed by Le Notre, who was a famous garden architect in his day and well known for the gardens he created at Versailles. The chateau has had an interesting past: it was visited by Charles II whilst he was in exile and occupied by the Germans during World War II. Now it has been restored, sympathetically decorated and furnished using traditional colours and antiques.There are a lot of open fireplaces to relax in front of in winter and some pretty spots in the grounds where you can relax away sunny afternoons. For the more active, there is a small beach on the Marne River, just 200 yards or so away, tennis in the village, plenty of lovely walks and cycle paths to explore and horse riding close by.
The resident owners are on hand to give you any information about the area or to prepare breakfasts or other meals if you wish. The guests see as much or as little of the owners as they choose as they have a completely private wing of the chateau with no shared facilities.
The chateau is located in a small village within walking distance of the local restaurant. The closest shops are a 5 minute drive away, and include a boulangerie, pharmacy and 'corner shop'. The lovely old town of Chalons en Champagne is about a 10 minute drive, and there you can find large supermarkets and a covered market three times a week. Here you will also find the Grande Romaine golf course. The cathedral city of Reims is about 30 minutes away. Disneyland and Paris itself are within an hour by TGV. The Chateau is a three hour drive from Calais and just under two hours from the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
The Chateau is in the heart of Champagne country, and the 'route de champagne' takes you through some pretty villages where you can taste and buy champagne and wine from both small family owned producers and from the biggest champagne houses in the world.The chateau is available to hire on a self catering basis for up to 23 people in ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The tower, with one double bedroom and a double sofa bed in the living room, along with the gatehouse, sleeping five in one single and two double bedrooms, can also be rented making it possible to sleep up to 32 guests. We have additional baby travel cots if needed, no extra charge.First Floor- Two interconnecting double bedrooms, sharing a bathroom with bath and shower, and separate WC.- Large double bedroom with extra single bed, en-suite shower room.- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom.- Double bedroom with extra single bed and en-suite bathroom.- Huge double bedroom (the bridal suite) with extra single bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower cubicle.- Two further double bedrooms each with their own en-suite shower rooms.- Interconnecting double and twin bedrooms, sharing bathroom with bath and shower, separate WC.Ground FloorLarge entrance hall, housing the grand piano, the main salon with lots of comfy sofas, open fireplace, plenty of tables and chairs for card and board games, an ipod docking system and the billiard table, the dining room (seating for up to 22) with a lovely open fireplace, kitchen (large breakfast table, three electric ovens, plenty of gas hobs, fridge, freezer, two dishwashers and all the gadgets you would expect). There is also a downstairs WC and laundry room, plenty of outside tables and chairs, a gas BBQ and of course the marquee. WIFI connection.Gatehouse: two double and one small single bedroom on the first floor, ground floor bathroom, sleeping fiveTower: top floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room, first floor double sofa-bed availableNote: The dining room at the chateau is not huge, so we would recommend that if you are taking the whole estate you do so in the warmer months, March - October - then you can enjoy meals either outside or in the marquee, which can seat up to 50. If you do wish to stay here during the Winter with a big group then you would really need to consider more informal eating options.FacilitiesWi-Fi/Internet accessAll bedrooms en-suiteIdeal for celebrations / Party houseIndoor gamesDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingChapel on siteCaretaker/owner lives on siteA wedding booking must be a minimum of 3 days. The property can offer a catering option.ExtrasOn site conciergeMaid service available (at extra cost)