|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Take a step back into French history as you enter the 17th century Chateau Le Brun, originally a hunting lodge owned by Chancellor Seguier, Minister of Finances under Louis XIII and Louis XIV.
This private family property is surrounded by a luscious 52 acre park and offers guests 6 spacious bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. The chateau itself is located in a typical Sologne Village next to the Loire River, and this famous area is home to other beautiful chateaux such as Chambord and Cheverny.
Guests at the chateau have their own sizeable private heated swimming pool, next to which you'll find an outdoor dining space for 18, the barbecue and luxurious padded sun loungers. It's a property guaranteed to seduce guests with its cool, arty ambiance and welcoming comfort.
Brinon Sur Sauldre is located between Chambord (67km) and Sancerre (60km) and is the ideal place to sample a traditional - and wonderfully laid back - French lifestyle.
The famous Loire castles of Cheverny, Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise, Langeais or the Clo Luce (former residence of Leonardo Da Vinci!) are located between 30 minutes and 1 hour drive away from Brinon.
The vineyards of Menetou-Salon, Pouilly are located around Sancerre, roughly 35 minutes from the house. The Loire Valley is rightfully famous for its excellent wines, and a visit to the area wouldn't be complete without visiting the vineyards and having a taste! During the summer there is also an incredible and unique festival and historical pageant in Saint Fargeau (80km away) that involves hundreds of villagers.
The local village offers:
- Grocery shop- Butcher, who can prepare meals on request- Bakery- Four restaurants- Five bars- Doctor- Pharmacy- Hair dresser- Newsstand and tobacco shop- Flower Shop- Hairdresser- Church- Post Office- Public Tennis courts- Public pond for fishing- Each Sunday, a wonderful a local market is held in front of the church.
International airport: Roissy, Orly, Beauvais â€“ between 200 and 260 km. Local airport: Aubigny sur nere, Lamotte-Beuvron 20km. Railway station: Lamotte-Beuvron 20km.Ground Floor
Situated on the ground floor is the living room, complete with comfortable seating for 15 people. The fact that the chateau deliberately eschews a formal dining room reinforces its laid back philosophy, ensuring mealtimes don't become a stuffy formality. The equipped Brick kitchen seats up to 10, and you'll also find a WC on this floor. At the back, there's a TV room situated at complete with satellite channels. There are also two bedrooms on the ground floor, perfect for the elderly- each en suite.
The first floor is accessed by the original staircase and is where you'll find the chateau's further 4 bedrooms (two of which are en suite) plus a further shared bathroom with shower, sink and WC.
The master suite on this floor overlooks the grounds and has contains a double bed and en-suite bathroom containing a large and luxurious bath. Adjoining this is a twin room, making this part of the chateau perfect for a family who want to stay close together! A further double bedroom suite bathroom overlooking the (12 x 6) swimming pool and another twin room complete the sleeping accommodation on this floor.
Though not officially part of the rental, the top floor acts as a great space for kids to play, surrounded by the owner's beautiful artwork. Just make sure the kids don't hog it - it's a charming and relaxing space for guests of any age to hang out!
Guests are free to roam around the 52 acre park with centennial trees that is shared with the owner's brother and sisters. The glorious park is ideal for children to play in, with lovely walks for adults and an exciting playground for fishermen, thanks to the huge pond and 1 km of private riverside!FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessIdeal for celebrations / Party houseStag/hen parties allowedWheelchair AccessHeated PoolChild-safe PoolGames roomIndoor gamesCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingSmoking allowed insideCaretaker/owner lives on siteRecommendedExtrasMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)