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Luxury Lakeside Castle, Island, Pool, 100 + Acre Park, Weddings, Reunions

Bedrooms 14
Space 20,000 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Exquisitely decorated; catering available; elevator, WiFi & excellent reviews

Chateau Allure Du Lac is a luxurious, exquisitely decorated, 19th century chateau rental that HomeAway/VRBO, ABC Television Network, and the nationally broadcast American TV show, Live with Kelly, chose from more than 1 million properties on HomeAway to add as a top fairy tale prize to their Travel Trivia Wheel on 6 March 2017. Here’s a link to the show when the prize was won: (FYI, the password is live )

Situated in a magnificent 105 acre estate located in the western part of the Loire Valley. this castle is surely one of the most spectacular chateau rentals in France, offering a 22-acre private lake, lovely island, wonderful lakeside terrace, swimming pool, palatial lawns, gorgeous gardens and forests full of wildlife. With an elevator servicing all four floors, access to the reception rooms, dining rooms, chapel and the gorgeous en suite bedrooms available for Guests is easy. Open log fires, internet & wi-fi are included, and housekeeping services can be arranged.

Self-cater or we will prearrange delicious catering including breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace as you prefer.

There are lovely walks amongst the gardens, around the lake’s 2.5 kilometer shoreline, and through the woods. The swimming pool and adjacent pool house offer delightful relaxation in or out of the sun. Excellent carp fishing can be enjoyed in our lake. Wine tasting, golf, horseback riding, bicycling, river boat tours, hot air ballooning, museums, churches, restaurants, gourmet cooking classes and shopping are all nearby.

The Chateau is well situated just 20 minutes from Angers with its great shops and restaurants. Angers is 85 minutes from Paris via TGV, and the international airport in Nantes is about an hour away. There are many other delightful villages to visit nearby.

Enquiries from location agencies, location scouts and location managers are welcome as the Chateau is also available as a castle location rental for film, movie & television productions, TV series, commercials, and fashion shoots, etc., in the Loire Valley, France.

Please note that the Château is not a B&B (chambre d’hote) and we do not rent individual bedrooms. Instead, the Château is a private vacation (holiday) rental that is only rented on an exclusive basis to one tenant at a time.

The Interior

The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming. The Drawing Room is inviting with its oak paneling, huge log fireplace, and private lit terrace for early evening drinks and late night parties. The magnificent Grand Salon, with its parquet flooring, original oak linen paneling, tall windows, and massive mirrored fireplace mantle, offers a luxurious yet relaxed venue for gatherings both large and small. The Chapel, with its spectacular stone rib-vault ceiling, glorious stained-glass window, and gilded oak paneling is a consecrated haven for solitude and prayer.

The splendid Silver Reception Room floor was specifically designed for hosting parties, including elevator access for guests and hi-speed dumbwaiters connecting the Silver Reception Room’s service kitchen to the main kitchen two floors below. Aside from the Silver Reception Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chatelain’s private dining room is fabulous, and the Courtyard and Lakeside Terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences. There is even a casual, country-style dining room for when you’re in the mood for something informal.

There are 14 en suite, beautifully furnished bedrooms in the Chateau to choose from to accommodate up to 15 Guests at the base rental rate, with a supplemental charge for additional guests. Each is uniquely decorated in different color schemes ranging from azure to rose, and filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There is even a two-story master suite, with its own foyer, drawing room, and antique oak staircase leading up to a huge circular en suite bedroom that has an original hand-painted domed ceiling. (Four bedrooms can be made suitable for young children, and the Chateau will gladly prepare for young children and ensure that the “breakable” items are removed and the house is child friendly.)

There are also two apartments with 5 more bedrooms in a separate building that will accommodate up to 10 more people and are a 3-minute walk through the gardens from the Chateau. They are not decorated to the same standard as the Chateau, but they offer a very affordable way to have more people sleep on the estate at only €100 per night per apartment. The 2-bdrm will sleep 4 people; the 3-bdrm will sleep 6 people. There are also charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having stayed at this glorious chateau, being an outdoor person I absolutely loved it. The swimming pool was fantastic and its setting sublime. You can lunch at the pool, there are ample tables, chairs and recliners. The lakeside terrace was a dream on a 22 acre lake. The wildlife is prolific. Sitting in the evenings with a good glass of wine, and reclining on the comfy chaises longue’s with every comfort makes it truly a 5 star location.

Being quite a gourmand, I thought the food delicious and very well presented. Breakfast on the terrace was sublime, we had a variety of really excellent choices, with the best French toast I have ever tasted, along with a variety of pancakes, smoked salmon, eggs any style and delicious hot breads. The dinners were first class and served in a stunning dining room by candlelight with fine china and crystal, quite a change from the norm. The best home cooking I have tasted and the service fast.

Well done to all the staff, they are fun, friendly and very helpful. They obviously love working there. The new cook is first rate and her homemade chocolate brownie's simply to die for. I am definitely going to go back

Lady Alexandra Redfearn
May 2012
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Grez-Neuville Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 20000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Tower Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is also a separate half bathroom off of the Foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre d'Azur - toilet , shower
    Chambre Deux Tours - toilet , shower
    Chambre Vert - toilet , shower
    Chambre Violet - toilet , shower
    Chambre Peche - toilet , shower
    Chambre Rose - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Bleu - toilet , shower
    Suite de Jardin - toilet , shower
    Chambre Fleur - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre d'Or - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Rouge Royale - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Bleu d'Argent - toilet , shower
  • All the bedrooms have en suite full bathrooms or shower rooms. There are 4 additional half-baths in the Chateau.
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Tower Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Storey Suite w/ round drawing room & bedroom, and a foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - 1 queen
    Chambre d'Or - 1 queen
    Chambre Rouge Royale - 1 queen
    Chambre d'Azur - 1 double
    Chambre Deux Tours - 1 queen
    Chambre Vert - 1 queen
    Chambre Fleur - 1 queen
    Chambre Peche - 1 double
    Chambre Rose - 1 double
    Chambre Bleu - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Chambre Violet - 1 double
    Suite de Jardin - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Round bedroom and a foyer/dressing room
    Chambre Bleu d'Argent - 1 double
  • All bedrooms in the Chateau have private en suite bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are also two nicely decorated apartments with 5 more bedrooms in the Chateau’s adjacent Manoir which will accommodate 10 more Guests for an additional rental fee of €100 per night per apartment, with charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.


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Wonderful Place for a Celebration With Attentive and Thoughtful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of friends wanted to spend celebrate New Year's together in a magical, wonderful location and after months of deliberation, we chose the Chateau Allure du Lac.

The property is stunning and tranquil—from the grand chateau, itself, to the placid, lake frequented by swans and ducks, to the long tree-lined paths, everything is beautiful. The dining rooms and drawing rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. Each bedroom is given its own personality with sweet little touches and attention to detail. All of our friends had a jaw-dropping moment upon arrival.

From our first inquiry to ironing out the little details of our stay, owner and host Susy was exceptionally communicative and thoughtful. The staff on site were very friendly and accommodating, making us feel instantly at home! We had a few of our meals catered, and each was well-prepared and enjoyable.

The chateau is well-located, too. We were only a short drive to several markets for groceries, and just 20-30 minutes into the city of Angers. Of course, there are a number of nearby castles and chateaux open to visit in the nearby area, as well as some charming small towns less than 15 minutes away.

We all had a marvelous time and are so pleased we chose this property for our get-away! We hope to return again some day for a repeat :)

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alice springs

Beautiful, relaxing and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 60th birthday at tge chateau. We travelled worldwide from Australia, Nigeria and various areas of the UK both North and South.

Susy met us and served a most welcome pot of Yorkshire Tea!! It tasted like golden nectar. So welcoming and made to feel completely at home.

Surprises galore when shown our bedrooms. Sumptious, luxurious words cannot express how we felt. Everything was fastidious clean and beautiful. The staff certainly ensured the experience was complete down to every detail.

We had a five course meal served in the Silver dining room. Every mouthful was a taste sensation!!

Afternoon tea was delightful and the lake was a family delight particularly to the more energetic of the family.

Thank you to Susy and her staff for making my celebration a memorable experience. Highly recommend all to have a taste of this wonderful place.

Kind Regards

Jo Cotterill

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

I just had my wedding at the chateau and the owner and staff could not have been lovelier and helpful. The chateau itself is incredibly picturesque and the grounds are beautiful, with a lake, gardens, and a little island. The bedrooms were also very beautifully decorated and all were ensuite with bathrooms. I was especially surprised by the modernity of the bathrooms as the showers had great water pressure (and a good amount of hot water-- it never ran out even though there were 18 of us at the chateau). The beds were super comfortable and the towels provided were nice and plush. Keep in mind the chateau isn't a five star hotel and so you will have to prepare for the stay there and bring necessities such as toiletries, food, and drinks. However, you can order meals to be prepared for you at an extra cost. Also note that the venue is situated in the countryside so naturally there will be more bugs running around. However, all in all, the chateau was amazing and the owner made it a breeze to plan a wedding on the grounds.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row that we have rented this magical property. Susy and the staff go out of their way to make sure that everything is as stress free as possible. The property offers so many different settings both indoors and outside, from the wonderful parlors with their fireplaces to sitting on the pier on the small island on the lake. And do not miss out on the meals, especially noteworthy is the English tea and the dinners... Ahhh the dinners! They are absolutely scrumptious! A gourmands delight.

If you wish to escape the real world for a few days and enjoy the beautiful French countryside, there is no better place than this magical chateau you will never forget it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Chateau for a bachelor/bachelorette celebration (Aug 26-30, 2017). The Chateau, with its rustic yet elegant feel, and expansive property, was perfect for what we wanted. As a group of 17, the expansive size of the chateau was ideal. The rooms were all charmingly decorated, with each having its own name and look. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and made sure that all of our needs were met. We had two catered dinners and made dinners ourselves the other nights. With two charcoal barbecues, it was very easy to grill, and a perfect set up for having dinner on the patio by the lake. The catered dinners were 4-course meals in the upstairs dinner area – good food, beautiful set up and elegantly presented – a perfect recipe for memorable nights. The outdoor courtyard created the perfect ambiance for wine tasting, which we set up with Le Tasting Room for one afternoon. While we did not meet the proprietor, Susy, she was extremely helpful via email and phone prior to our stay, and her assistants who were at the Chateau, were exceptional. Chateau Allure du Lac was a wonderful and magical experience for all of us – it was very tough to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Une experience et souvenirs aussi uniquent que le Chateau est beau

  • 5 of 5

“Quoi de plus memorable que de célébrer son mariage avec une femme spéciale, des amis spéciaux et un cadre unique comme celui offer par Susy au Chateau Allure du Lac !

Meme ayant passe beaucoup de temps a regarder les photos sur internet, nous n’avons pu empêcher un large sourire de joie a notre premiere arrivée, il est encore plus impressionnant en réalité. Une fois a l’intérieure son majestueux escalier, decorations d’époque nous font vraiment voyager dans le temps !

Susy (la propriétaire) était toujours a notre service a nous demander si nous avions besoin de quoi que ce soit et cela est bien utile quand il sagit d’organiser un mariage. Nous avons vraiment vécu la vie de Chateau et ne regrettons uniquement que les 7 jours passe ont juste été trop cour.

La veille de notre depart Susy nous a prepare un feu dans la magistrale cheminée du salon de the et cree une fois encore un moment unique pour ses invites - Mille fois Merci.”

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
25 Miles
Angers train station
Car: recommended

The chateau is close to Angers a vibrant University town with great shopping including Galleries Lafayette and lots of restaurants and activities. lt is also close to Le Lion d'Angers - about 15 mins away with shops, a good supermarket and is well known for its equestrian facilities, horse-racing and other horse shows, particularly the Mondial du Lion d'Angers world renown event in October. There a several other villages with good hairdressers, bakeries, internet cafes etc. There is a fabulous Relais Chateau approx. 20 mins from the Chateau that provides wonderful food overlooking the Loire itself. Closer by a well known brasserie that serves food which is both delicious and original. The charming old village of Grez Neuville is only 6 miles away and has a delightful Creperie on the river. There are boats to hire and barges to ride that serve lunch or dinner.

50 minutes away is Le Mans, world renowned for its Formula One racing, particularly Le Mans 24 hour race, in June.

The Loire Valley housed the aristocracy in their private chateaux during the summer in days gone by. Many now are museums. This is one of the rare chateaux which can be rented to vacationers and might well be the most up-to-date and sumptuous available to private families and small groups.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,083.76

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

For bookings that are less than 1 week, the weeknight rate is equal to 1/7th of the weekly rate, and the weekend night rate (Fridays & Saturdays) is 1.5 times the weeknight rate.
Damage Protection Deposit Required; please contact me for more information.

Cancellation Policy: Please see Owners Stated Policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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