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Susy

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

Luxury Lakeside Chateau / Castle Rental, Island, Pool, Park, Weddings & Reunions

12 Reviews
Sleeps26
Bedrooms 19
Bathrooms16
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

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Overview

Brain-sur-Longuenée Castle Rental Photos and Description

Exquisitely decorated; great dining; elevator, WiFi & Excellent Reviews!

Chateau Allure Du Lac is a 5-star, exquisitely decorated, 19th century chateau rental in a magnificent 105 acre estate located in the western part of the Loire Valley It 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, ballroom, dining rooms, chapel and the gorgeous en suite bedrooms available for Guests is easy. Open log fires, internet, wi-fi, and housekeeping and laundry services are also available.

Enjoy delicious in-house dining, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and full English afternoon tea, served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace as you prefer.

Holidays, family reunions, parties, seminars, vacations, weddings and wedding vow renewals are welcome, including use of the original Chapel and Silver Reception Room, and all services including photographer, hairdresser, flowers, etc. can be arranged. We specialise in custom tailoring our offerings to fulfill your dreams and making your visit a truly memorable experience. We can host events for small groups as well as large groups with 100's of guests, so please feel welcome to contact us so we can chat about what you have in mind.

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, museums, churches, restaurants and shopping are all nearby.

The Chateau is well situated just 20 minutes from Angers with its great shops and restaurants. Angers is 75 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.

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 or weddings, 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 Ballroom, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chateau’s delicious French specialties served in the Chatelain’s fabulous private dining room have Guests raving about the food and the superb candlelit tables fit for royalty. 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 available to accommodate up to 15 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 nicely decorated apartments with 5 more bedrooms in the Chateau’s adjacent Manoir which will accommodate 11 more Guests (bringing the total capacity to 26 Guests on the estate) for an additional rental fee of €100 per night per apartment, with charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Susy (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

Luxury Lakeside Chateau / Castle Rental, Island, Pool, Park, Weddings & Reunions
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 22 reviews
5

Breathtaking chateau and stellar service!

  • 5 of 5

Their are no words to describe the beauty and charm of Chateau Allure Du Lac. The chateau is breathtaking and the service we experienced before during and after our stay would rival only the the finest hotels. My childhood dreams of living in a castle have been fulfilled and I was lucky enough to be a real life princess ( or at-least treated like one). My family and I visited the chateau in September for a total of 3 days for my wedding and we have more than enough beautiful memories and photos to last us lifetime. When we arrived at the chateau we were warmly greeted with french pastries and refreshments and given a complete tour of the grounds. The chateau is absolutely stunning and every single room has been decorated and restored to perfection. Each room has a fun theme, with the underlying detail being luxury!!! The sheets and towels were in spectacular condition and the beds were beyond comfortable. The inside of the chateau was marvelous, but it was the outside that really made your jaw drop. The lush trees that scattered the acres of parkland left us in awe, and the lake gave us chills it was so beautiful. I can’t imagine the upkeep on the chateau as it is massive but the staff makes it seem effortless and they always have a smile on their face. Speaking of the staff, I must begin my rant on how spectral the service is! Susy the owner is the most enchanting woman I have ever met. Planning a wedding in a foreign country can be very difficult, but Susy helped me every step of the way. She patiently answered every email with great detail and frequently checked in with me via phone and email to make sure I didn’t have any questions. At the chateau she seized to amaze me as she waltzed around the chateau sharing precious memories and assuring me that I would have the wedding of my dreams. Susy is not the only bright star in the group as Kitty and Doug were their to help with all of the last minute details and keep everyone in a chipper mood. I will miss their warm smiles, and never forget the moment when Doug provided a blessing for us within the chateaus chapel. Lastly, for the cherry on top I must praise the divine food. We chose to cater 3 of our meals at the chateau and each meal was comparable to one you would receive at a five start restaurant. My friends and family are still wildly raving about the delicious meals that we were served.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the moment we reluctantly departed we were awestruck by the charm and beauty of the property. Susy, goes out of her way to make you feel welcomed and to assure that everyone is stress free and feel right at home. The chateaux is enormous, I kept on getting lost the first day. We had all our meals prepared by the staff and it was quite a treat, we savored every bite. Words cannot express how magical our stay was and I highly recommend it to everyone to treat yourself to the Chateau Allure Du Lac experience! I am already booking it again for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Stairway To Paradise - Chateau du Lac

  • 5 of 5

Our family was so delighted to experience a part of French history that your chateau has so graciously preserved and updated. We know that your undertaking has required great effort and a great understanding of the elegance of days gone brought to life once again with your beautiful afternoon tea and the elegance of your catered meals.

There were 15 of us (all ages) in our family gathering, and we all had a marvelous time each doing many different things available to us, both at the Chateau and the neighboring restaurants and shops. The four little girls aged 6 through 9 had the most fun exploring this wondrous Chateau and didn’t find the chapel until the last day – we were there 7 days.

One doesn’t have to build a stairway to paradise, all one has to do is go to the Chateau Allure du Lac if you want a magnificent family vacation as we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chateau Allure du Lac, near Angiers

  • 4 of 5

This Chateau is a huge place that accommodates a crowd, we had 10 couples with ensuite facilities. Perfect for our group, that has traveled togehter as a "foodie" group. Beautiful setting near Angiers, a fun town with lots to do. We loved two of the smaller nearby towns as well, Gris Neuville and Lion d'Angiers. The two fireplaces were so fun, and we always had a fire laid for us. Began at Cocktails in the Library, and afterwards to the DR. The owner has beautiful things to set the table, so we loved having 20 if us sit down for dinner in the DR with candlelight and a fire. There is a pretty lake that had a terrace, we enjoyed cocktails and picnics there. The owner provided a Chef for dinner on requested nights and that was fun to have a formal dinner in a special room. (The Silver Room, sort of a Ballroom with a DR). We always enjoy the markets and cooking, so we enjoyed the self catering aspect. The kitchen had mostly great appliances, including an ice machine which in my experience, is unusual. The knives were the pits, I guess most people do not cook. Could have had more cutting boards, but this is small stuff. Coming in the grand hall and having marble stairs, a Chapel (where two couples renewed their wedding vows), it was all fun. It would be wonderful if the WIFI signal was better (when everyone gets on, which seems inevitable!) it is on and off. If Europeans ever realized that it would be nice to have a plug somewhere a cords length from a mirror, it would be great. Next time I will take an extension cord, old houses just don't have that many plugs. We loved the Elevator, for luggage as well as a few folks that had some issues. This was a crowd of over 50's, but if you had a family and the pool was open I think that could work. You would want a car for this chateau, but to be in such an imposing place was a lot of fun. They worked hard to make sure we were catered too, and we loved having the dishes done! We will remember the Chateau Allure du Lac with very fond memories.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Une vie de chateau

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons eu la chance pour mon anniversaire de pouvoir investir ce lieu magique.

Le chateau est magnifique dans son écrin de verdure, l'intérieur très cosy et les literies excellentes.

Au niveau des prestations, tout était parfait, notre hôtesse aux petits soins avec nous, le personnel de maison adorable et les dîners délicieux et chauds pour tout le monde.

Que dire de cette grande table au coin du feu pour le petit déjeuner, de la salle que l'on nous avait spécialement préparé pour pouvoir danser tous les soirs .... Juste super !

Un grand merci encore Susy

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What A Surprise!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing as it is, the beautiful photos of this chateau simply do not do it justice. It is truly in a different league than anywhere else our family has stayed. The decorating and attention to detail is breathtaking, and the grounds are a bit of paradise.

Everywhere we went, from the lake to the woods, we saw abundant wildlife. Many types of birds, including herons, geese, ducks, hawks and owls, lots of big fish, countless pretty red squirrels and several dozen deer.

We cooked and bbq’d most of our meals ourselves, but wish we had arranged for more of the chateau’s meals because the 2 dinner parties and the afternoon English Tea we ordered were so delicious!

Susy and her staff were a delight, and we are all looking forward to when we can visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Brain-sur-Longuenée Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,602
From
$2,403
Fri,Sat
$11,217
 
 
Early Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,443
From
$2,164
Fri,Sat
$10,092
 
 
Late Autumn 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,281
From
$1,944
Fri,Sat
$8,968
 
 
Christmas 2016/New Years 2017
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,443
From
$2,164
Fri,Sat
$10,092
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,121
From
$1,681
Fri,Sat
$7,843
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,281
From
$1,944
Fri,Sat
$8,968
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,443
From
$2,164
Fri,Sat
$10,092
 
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,602
From
$2,403
Fri,Sat
$11,217
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,443
From
$2,164
Fri,Sat
$10,092
 
 
Late Autumn 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,281
From
$1,944
Fri,Sat
$8,968
 
 
Christmas 2017/New Years 2018
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,443
From
$2,164
Fri,Sat
$10,092
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,281
From
$1,944
Fri,Sat
$8,968
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,443
From
$2,164
Fri,Sat
$10,092
 
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,602
From
$2,403
Fri,Sat
$11,217
 
 
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,763
From
$2,644
Fri,Sat
$12,341
 
 
Early Autumn 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,602
From
$2,403
Fri,Sat
$11,217
 
 
Late Autumn 2018
Nov 5 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,443
From
$1,944
Fri,Sat
$10,092
 
 
Christmas 2018/New Years 2019
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
6 night minimum stay
$1,602
From
$2,403
Fri,Sat
$11,217
 
 
Test 2021
Jan 11 2021 - Jan 25 2021
1 night minimum stay
$11
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,763
From
$2,644
Fri,Sat
$12,341
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,811

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.

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Amenities

Brain-sur-Longuenée Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 16 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
    Manoir Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre d'Or - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Rouge Royale - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Jaune - 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
    Manoir Garden Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms or shower rooms are en suite to all the bedrooms decorated in a matching colour marble style tile. Towels provided and set up necessities.
Bedrooms:
  • 19 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • 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 Violet - 1 double
    Manoir Suite (2) - 2 double
    Manoir Suite (3) - 1 twin/ single
    Chambre Jaune - 1 twin/ single
    Chambre Peche - 1 double
    Chambre Rose - 1 double
    Chambre Bleu - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Chambre Vert - 1 queen
    Suite de Jardin - 1 queen , Round bedroom and a foyer/dressing room
    Chambre Fleur - 1 queen
    Manoir Garden Suite (1) - 1 queen , Up to 4 Guests total in Suite (add'l €100 per night)
    Manoir Garden Suite (2) - 1 double
    Manoir Suite (1) - 1 queen , Up to 7 Guests total in Suite (add'l €100 per night)
  • All bedrooms in the Chateau have private en suite bathrooms. The suites in the Manoir each have 1 bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Gorgeous 19th Century Castle Pool house with kitchenette and bathroom, private 22 acre lake, 105 acres of private park and forests 22 acre carp fishing lake, Private Chapel, Elevator on every floor, Sumptuously decorated, Luxuriously renovated, cozy dining area, den for teens on ground floor, historically important chateau, lavishly appointed, lakeside terrace which lights up at night for dining, many living and dining areas around the chateau, ping pong in our games room, golf, horseback riding, horse racing and wine tasting nearby.

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