Lovingly restored Château. Direct flights from London to Châteauroux! Dream location with big private pool, lake with rowing boat, geese and ducks. 4.5 hectare Park with beautiful old trees. Exclusive atmosphere. 5 En-Suite bedrooms in the 1st floor, big kitchen, beautiful dining room, hall, blue salon, bibliotheque and guest room in the ground floor. Big terrace leading to the lake invites you to enjoy your meals. Predetermined for peace and quiet, sports and recreation, holiday with friends or big families. Also for courses, occasions, representation. Also ideal for professional photo-shooting or hobby photographers. Birthdays, weddings etc.
Château with big swimmingpool, lake to cath fish, 4.5 ha park, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, big kitchen, 2 barbeque
- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 12, 2018
We are a Swiss Family who owns Château la Choltière for many years. When our children where small, they loved to have their pony and to feed the geese and ducks. They also have learnt how to arrange beautiful tables for dinner and what to make with the fruit of the trees. They also love the beautiful piano and the pool. Now, our girl studies at the hotel school in Lausanne and the sun has chosen to work at a bank after the matura. We love the Château with all our heart and gladly rent it out to friendly guests as to share the charme of this small paradise. There are no better times than to be there with family and friends, cook together and have fun. We also like to play golf on the different courses around.
Podolsky purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1995
Why Podolsky chose Le Blanc
We bought Château la Choltière in order to follow up the dream of our godfather who died too early......... Its location is peaceful and calm but not far away from a charming small city. There is a big pool and 2 lakes with gees. There are plenty of interesting things to see and of course also a lot of different Chateaus in the Loire Valley. It is a small paradise where also gees, ducks and peacocks feel at home stresslessly. La Choltière is the most wonderful place to stay with family and friends, enjoy lots of activities and to have time for each other and have fun. Of course it could also be the elegant frame for your birthday gathering or wedding. If you should have an own Helicopter, you could even land in the park ....
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
While staying at the property you enjoy an elegant ambiente and total privacy. The big pool invite you for swimming, the lake for fishing and the big terrace to enjoy your meals, watch the gees and the sunset. The property is completely surrounded by a hedge and there are big old trees in the park. Each of the 5 bedrooms has its own bathroom. That makes it easy to share the Château with friends and family.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Our family stayed at Château la Choltière for 2 weeks in August 2018 and can honestly say that it was the best vacations we have had in many years.
Firstly the Château hits you with its grandeur on arrival and it continues when you enter the property. We felt instanly comfortable and commented that after only 2 days that it felt we had been there much longer.
Mr Chabot met us on arrival and showed us around and also popped in occasionally to make sure all was fine, he also helped us when our car got a flat battery! Always on hand but no intrusive.
Our three children (10, 7 and 6) had such a wonderful time and spent most days swimming and jumping into the wonderful pool, never have we experienced in many years of renting properties a pool that was so magnificent, as was the Jacuzzi. We rowed the boat around the lake most days, fished and caught a number of carp (two sizable ones). It was wonderful to teach my boys how to fish and row a boat.
I will admit that our children are of the modern era with regards to technology, yet the Château had no TV or Wifi. However not once in two weeks did they ask for their tech. Most vacations they look forward to going home but not on this occasion, we had three grumpy faces at dinner on the last evening, even one protest followed by a sit in on the final morning from our 7 year old son.
As a keen road cyclist I was up at the crack of dawn 11 of the 14 days to experience endless perfect roads, rural fields, lakes and thousands of sunflowers growing along the routes. I cycled around 50k per day and can honestly say that on some rides I saw more villages than cars and one pot hole in two weeks! Oh what I would give for that in the UK!
The Château is in a very rural location but its not isolated, Le Blanc is only 5 minutes by car and Chateauroux and Poiteirs within reach in approximately 45 minutes.
I barbequed & cooked most evenings with with fresh produce purchased locally, the market in Le Blanc on Saturdays and Wednesdays is a must. We sat and ate wonderful food, drank wine outside and gazed at a sky full of stars due to there being zero light polution, our children have never seen a full night sky. We listened to the crickets and the owls once it was dark, it was so idyllic.
In summary this was a magnificent vacation made by a stunning location in a beautiful part of France. Thank you Maja and Mr Chabot from all of us, we hope to see you again very soon
Dear Andi and family
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Chateau’s wonders as much as we do and that you and your family spent such peaceful and precious family time! It is our goal to provide guests with a heaven-on-earth feeling where they can relax, reconnect with nature and give peace to the busy mind. We are excited to hear that your kids had such an amazing and exciting time! Our own grown up kids still remember vividly our family times at the Chateau and how they explored the surroundings!
Thank you for your comments regarding wifi. We always felt the same and never missed the constant connecticity and enjoyed a rest from the mobile stress. However for urgent needs we have established a wired connection or there are internet cafes close by.
Mr Chabot was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed his services! I will make sure to pass on the comments! He has worked for us so long and knows the property very well. Also any question you might have on wildlife and nature!
We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you and your family back to Chateau la Choltiere very soon!
Maja and Martin
We arrived tired and in need of a good rest. We are a family of five : a daughter aged 12 and 10 year old twin girls.
The first thing to do was to relax in the jacuzzi. In fact we did this every day!
The Chateau was very big and grand in a rustic French style, with shutters, marble and chandeliers. Space to relax and dine in style.
There was an outdoor pool but it was too cold and leafy to use. We did have some hot days even in late October.
The lakes were great and geese and ducks were at home here ! My girls loved being rowed around in the boat by me.The gent who tends the grounds and greets is really lovely and we communicated in French ( just ) and he recommended places to visit.
The town was a couple of minutes to drive with at least 2 big hypermarkets very close by.
Rural bliss, hardly any cars about and no traffic jams or noise.
To watch the sun set and hear nothing but birds and crickets was bliss. We played board games and became a family once more.
The area is stunning and people friendly.
Old style charm...I could live here happily!
Historical manor house in very good conditions.
We enjoyed this house and gardens for our family holiday, and 2 weeks was not really enough. The House gave us instantly a feeling of being home, rooms, beds and kitchen was authentic in the good sense.
The nearby area has also very many sights - don't think twice.
Thank you so much for having chosen la Choltière for your summer holiday and your kind comment. We are so glad to hear, that you enjoyed your family stay in "our paradise" with the big pool and the park with the beautiful old trees.
Have a beautiful continuation of summer and kindest regards to you and your family!
You will always be welcome again to discover even more details of the region :-)
M & M Podolsky
Unvergessliche Golfwoche mit Freunden im traumhaften Château la Choltière!
Wir erlebten mit Freunden eine unvergessliche Golfwoche im trsumhaften Château la Choltiêre. Alles war perfekt; wir hatten Spass, zusammen zusammen auf dem Markt einzukaufen, gemeinsam zu kochen, zu grillen oder in Restaurants zu essen. Jeden Tag spielten wir einen andern herrlichen Golfplatz!
Wir kommen wieder!!
Dear Golfer‘s Group
What a pleasure to read that you enjoyed an unforgettable week on Château la Choltière! Thank you for having been our guests! Looking forward to welcome you again!
Visit of different Loire châteaux and parc Mini-Châteaux
Cathedrales and shopping in Poitiers, Tours, Bourges, Limoges (porcelain),
l'Angle sur l'Anglain, Azay le Ferron,
With Kids: Futuroscope, Poitiers!
Golf: Val de l'Indre, La Roche-Posay,
200 km to la Rochelle. Beuatiful city with harbour.
Ile de Rey, Saint Martin: Easy to reach if you get up early.
Direct-flights: London - Limoges (85 km)
Other airports: Paris (300 km), Poitiers (75 km).
Car is essential for our property.
Le Blanc 5km. Châteauroux 45km. Golf 18 holes: 38km, 28km, 50km, 60 km etc. Limoges 85km. Poitiers 75km. Tours 90km.
In Le Blanc you can get everything. Shopping, bank, local shops, restaurants.
Maket: Every Saturday morning (big) and every Wednesday morning (smaller)
Additional information about rental rates
Notes on prices: The prices are per person/night. A minimum of 6 persons (3 double rooms) is required to enjoy the Château for private use (no half prices for children in that case). From the 7th Person minus 10% for adults, and half Price for Children under 12 years. There are 5 bedrooms (4 double rooms) 1 room with 4 beds , ideal for Children. Maximum is 12 people. There is a deposit of Euro 500.- Booking Notes: We confirm your booking and ask for the payment after booking (non refundable in case of cancellation) We also rent half yearly or yearly (with furniture). Price on agreement (exclusive additional Costs as heating, electricity, water etc.) There is an employee for the garden and technical maintenance (paied by the owner).