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Chateau Ridou - Country house for 20 people in Vireux-Wallerand

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Country house, 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 20 people

Chateau Ridou is accessed along a 3km private road in the renowned Champagne region of France. Beautifully secluded in the 2000 hectare Ardennes Forest, the chateau dates back to the 1600s, and is peacefully located in a vast valley. Chateau Ridou was built by Oranje-Nassau, using rocks from the mountain next to the château. The chateau itself sleeps a large group up to 18 people and, if the gites on the estate are also rented, the estate can accommodate up to 60 people. Facilities available on the estate include a tennis court, table tennis, fishing and petanque. Please note that you should bring your own equipment. The area around the chateau is a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers, and mountain bikes are available for hire. Guests are welcome to bring their own horse, as the estate and forest are excellent for riding.In addition to the chateau’s own beautiful dining room, which includes an open fireplace, the estate benefits from a large reception barn that is furnished as a restaurant and available for hire.  Chateau Ridou was renovated and rebuilt in the 18th century by the King of Belgium, Leopold II, who acquired the property for his mistress. The King planted exotic trees from the Belgian colony of the Congo in the chateau gardens, including palm trees, which can still be seen on the estate. The oldest tree is now more than 300 years old. Today, the chateau estate benefits from a superb collection of rare plants and trees. The oldest building on the estate is the tannery, also built from stone from the mountain next to the chateau.Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otelYey! Wait… what is that?It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.What’s included?Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.


Property Manager
Oliver's Travels
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About Oliver's Travels

Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

Why Oliver's Travels chose Ardennes

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out���� policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

What makes this villa unique

Free Concierge Service:

As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

100% Financial Guarantee:

We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA.

Lowest Price Guarantee:

Simply Chateau ‘simply��� processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner???s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book.

Avoid Internet Scams:

Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your services has been outstanding. All 30 of us enjoyed this week. Thank you.
Aug 2010
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Amenities

Vireux-Wallerand Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
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    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes:
Amenities: - Restaurant/Pub in walking distance. - Internet. - Tennis court. - Golf course nearby. - Ground floor bed/bath. - Chapel on site. - Fishing. - Wedding venue.

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We enjoyed every bit

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Excellent hospitality and place. We enjoyed every bit of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

The nearest airport is Brussels (120km) and Calais is 300km away. The nearest town of Vireux is 5km from the chateau.

The Ardennes region is beautifully diverse, and a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers and riders, with woodlands, vast lakes, winding rivers and a variety of terrains. The river valleys consist of canyons reaching up to impressive green mountainous peaks. Towns close to the chateau include Namur, set around a 19th century Citadel and benefiting from excellent restaurants and great bars, Dinant, Rochefort, St Hubert, Bouillon, which is renowned for fantastic canoeing along the River Lesse, and Vireux, a super choice for restaurants, street markets and shopping. There are so many places to explore around the region. The Chateau and Abbee at Chimay, the Han caves, canoeing along the River Lesse, hiking in the woodlands making Chateau le Risdou a fantastic base from which to discover the region of Champagne.

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Notes

  • Guide Price: £1,545 - £1,663 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).

    Short Breaks: £1,313 - £1,663 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
    nights).

    Security deposit: €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage
    inspection.

    Energy costs: Included in the rental price.

    End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
  • Damage deposit: GBP1,000.00