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, tennis, 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. 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. You can play some tennis or go boating on our lake. (There's excellent carp fishing.) 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 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 Dining Room floor was specifically designed for hosting parties, including elevator access for guests and hi-speed dumbwaiters connecting the Silver Dining Room’s service kitchen to the main kitchen two floors below. Aside from the Silver Dining Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Grand Salon room is fabulous, and the Courtyard and Lakeside Terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences. There is even the lovely Salle du Jardin that's ideal for breakfast or when you’re in the mood for something less formal.
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 (€120 per night per apartment in 2020). 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.
Important Note concerning Instant Booking
If you use the Instant Booking feature please do not leave a gap of less than 3 days between your booking and the preceding or subsequent booking.. (Creating a gap of less than 3 days may require adjustment or cancellation of your booking, particularly if it is between 1 May and 30 September.) Please also be aware that weddings (and some other large events) are subject to a supplemental fee that is not included in the normal rental rates. We suggest that you contact us (the Proprietor) prior to booking if you are planning a wedding or other large event. Many thanks and best wishes!