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Luxury chateau in Vendee

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


About the property

Stunning 14th century Chateau with modern conveniences

The property is situated in Cezais, 4 km from Vouvant, one of the prettiest villages in France with its meandering river and Gothic church. The forest of Mervent-Vouvant is nearby and is full of activities including horse-riding, cycling, fishing, canoeing, and swimming to name but a few. There is also a restaurant, a beach and a Zoo here. The area is steeped in history of wars and legends, with many beautiful Chateaux Churches and Historical buildings to discover. The nearest towns are Fontenay le Comte and Chataigneraie about 14 and 7 km away respectively. The former in particular houses some remarkable buildings. There are lovely beaches on the coast about 60 km away, where the airport of La Rochelle is situated. 60 km north lies Nantes, another large airport, and Poitiers to the East is about an hour's drive. Niort is 30 mins drive away and has a fast train to Paris, which takes an hour and a half.

Dominique Gillan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Cantonese and Malay
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really had wonderful time in Chateau and the surraundings. And the french people were so frendly to us!

Best wishes,

Tiina and family

Jun 2014
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Cezais Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 is attached to the Bedroom 1.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 is extremely spacious and can be used as a family room since it comfortably sleeps 4. A travel cot can also be made available upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
Although children are very welcome, it is at the parents' own risk. Being a 14th century Chateau, there are many stone spiral staircases and difficult narrow stone steps with no hand rails to manouevre around. While all this adds to the charm of the building but you must 'Faire Attention'.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Luxury chateau in Vendee
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews

Memorable stay in the Vendee

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with friends (2 families of 4) and there was plenty of room for us not to feel as if we were on top of each other. The chateau has such character, yet also has all the modern comforts of 21st century living. The pool was ideal for taking advantage of the good weather we had and for cooling off from the heat of the sun. Our kids would have been happy to stay at the chateau all day, everyday and spend their time in the pool or connected to the Wifi! If we return to the Vendee in the future I would definitely book this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful piece of French history

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the chateau for a local wedding in August and had a wonderful time. The property is every bit as lovely as the pictures show and had a very nice ambience throughout our stay. The house was well maintained and is clearly well looked after with a good mixture of period features and modern facilities.

the house is well positioned for exploring the region including the beautiful local town of Vouvant which has some interesting cafes and restaurants as well as some amazing architecture.

One added bonus is the local contact who oversees the property for the owner who was on hand when we arrived and kept us informed of local events and things to explore. Chris was a real help for our stay.

I would recommend this property to anyone interested in exploring this part of France.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Good opportunity

  • 4 of 5

Listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, facilities, etc

Property clean and well-maintained

Good customer service : english local contact very efficient

Most interesting attraction in the neighbourhood : Le Puy du fou show and le 'Marais Poitevin'

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Fontenay le Comte
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

Chateau de la Cressonniere is a magnificent 14th century French Historical listed building. The Chateau was home to a military Protestant Cavalry of 200 men and horses. In 1794 a republican army set it on fire. It wasn't until 1986 that restoration works began to restore it to its former glory.

The main building consists of a medieval castle with remarkable architectural features. There are vast outbuildings, notably a stable, a barn, and a dried moat. It is situated on 2.5 acres of grounds and has been restored to the highest standard. The final stages of the extensive restoration works will finish in April 2011. The property boasts an outdoor swimming pool nestled in landscaped gardens. The property is also equipped with all the modern conveniences that one would expect, including high speed broadband, HD SAT TV, BluRay player and iPod compatible Stereo system.

Please note that as this is an ancient edifice, there are many uneven surface and stone spiral staircases.


Rates & Availability

Cezais Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $672.68

25% of the rental rate is payable upon booking (non-returnable) and the remainder is payable 6 weeks before commencement of the rental period. For multiple week bookings, a larger deposit will be required; please contact the owners for further details.
The owners are prepared to receive payment in Euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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