|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
There are few places in the world where one simply feels free of any worries or concerns, and the The Secret Hamlet Estate is one of them! At the top of a small hill lies your very own private hamlet overlooking a field sloping down to the river and a 450 year old oak tree.Respectful of the harmony between man and nature, the owners have recently renovated all the houses and their gardens to offer a piece of true 'art de vivre a la francaise'. Enjoy the easy life relaxing by the pool, sharing special moments, cooking and laughing with your friends and family.
The estate is a small hamlet made up of 5 houses and a large Manor houses nestled in a 35 acre property along with a river and two swimming pools.
Situated at the border of the Berry and Poitou regions and only 1 hour away from the Loire Valley, the manor and its 5 outer buildings sit on the top of a woody hill softly sloping down to the left bank of the River Anglin.The owners are happy to create personalized itineraries to help you discover Berry and the Poitou Region. History, antique chasing, restaurants, painting, gardening and cooking are all available on request.Activities on the property include: canoeing, kayaking and fishing â€“ permit available. Activities around the property include: Rich cultural and historical sites, golf, hunting, horseback riding, tennis, cycling, walking, and fauna and flora in the Parc de la Brenne.Towns nearby include Le Blanc (8km), Argenton sur Creuse (45km), Chateauroux (65km), Poitiers (50km), Chatellerault (40km).Each of the 5 houses within the estate is entirely independent, each with its own personality and atmosphere, all set amidst peaceful green gardens and the surrounding fields. Le Manoir The main house can accommodate 15 guests 8 bedrooms (1 open space single, 6 doubles and 1 twin), 6 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, library/music room. Outside the estate sits in 35 acres of private grounds with a private swimming pool.La Longere Traditional single storey farm house. The large living quarters, small wheat store, a barn for farm material and the horse box/cow sheds have been turned into a house surrounded by gardens. It comprises of 2 double bedrooms and a double bed on the mezzanine, a large kitchen and a double sitting room that opens onto a dining room with a large fireplace and a garden.La MiellerieThe 'Honey House' originally came to life, as a place to keep wood for the construction of beehives and machines to extract honey. It now comprises large living quarters with 2 master bedrooms and a sofa bed on the open space mezzanine, a terrace and a garden. La Petite MaisonThe original shape and form, tiled roof, stone fireplace and traditional windows have been kept. The attic has been transformed into 2 beautiful bedrooms. The first floor of the adjacent barn has been turned into a terrace. A dining room opens onto the sitting room with a fireplace, 1 double bedroom, a mezzanine bed and a triple, a terrace and a garden.Lâ€™OrangerieThe Lemon house, with its large arched windows and high ceiling in the Renaissance style, has been transformed. It now comprises a large living room bathed in sun light, 2 double bedrooms, a large living room, sitting room with fireplace and a private garden.Included in the rental price: bed linen and towels, cutlery, plates, cooking utensils, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave TV/HiFi, Wi-Fi connection, garden furniture & barbecue.FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessPets allowedIdeal for celebrations / Party houseGround floor bed & bathHeated PoolChild-safe PoolBicycles providedOutdoor gamesCable TVDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingCaretaker/owner lives on siteRecommendedGuests usually stay between 2 days and a week thus having the family and close friends to celebrate the occasion on a longer basis.... Local suppliers can be found and we can manage part or completely the event, according to the brief and budget.
To help organize the events there are can be two methods:
1. We only provide the contacts of suppliers, caterers, photographers, wedding cake etc. Meetings can be organized to meet them upon visiting the estate prior to the wedding day. All is managed by guests, ordered by them and paid by them. It is only made sure that all is organised within the terms of a contract and the security rules.
2. We manage all the event details to fit the clients written brief and within a budget. Our wedding planning fee is calculated and billed on a 15% basis of partners cost managed.
There are a variety of different venues on offer
The Open barn - Le Pailler
It has a kitchen facility section which can be used by guests who are renting all the self catering houses and want to have their meals as a group.
As a stand alone sitting dinner and/or cocktail it can host up to 80 people.Adding a 5x5m dance floor the sitting capacity goes down to 50 people - with the setting of a canopy/awning on the entrance side you can grow the free standing/drinking area.Adding a larger dance floor it becomes only a dancing/bar space.
The Byre - La Grande Etable
The building can host 100 to 160 people depending on the chosen setting - cocktail or sitting dinner.
Canopies and Marquees
Can be installed by a supplier - at a cost variable with size and types - on the lawn in front of the manor house, in the meadow by the river, by the Open Barn or the Byre.Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Extras