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Luxury Lakeside Castle, Island, Pool, 100 + Acre Park, Weddings, Reunions

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms14
Space 20,000 sq ft
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Exquisitely decorated; catering available; elevator, WiFi & excellent reviews

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 )

https://vimeo.com/211353144

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, 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. Open log fires, 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. Excellent carp fishing can be enjoyed in our lake. 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 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, 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 Silver Reception Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chatelain’s private dining room is fabulous, and 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 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.

More Details

Owner
Susy
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Grez-Neuville

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 20000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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:
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Tower Suite - toilet , bath with shower , There is also a separate half bathroom off of the Foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - toilet , bath with shower
    Chambre d'Azur - toilet , shower enclosure
    Chambre Deux Tours - toilet , shower enclosure
    Chambre Vert - toilet , shower enclosure
    Chambre Violet - toilet , shower enclosure
    Chambre Peche - toilet , shower enclosure
    Chambre Rose - toilet , bath with shower
    Chambre Bleu - toilet , shower enclosure
    Suite de Jardin - toilet , shower enclosure
    Chambre Fleur - toilet , bath with shower
    Chambre d'Or - toilet , bath with shower
    Chambre Rouge Royale - toilet , bath with shower
    Chambre Bleu d'Argent - toilet , shower enclosure
  • All the bedrooms have en suite full bathrooms or shower rooms. There are 4 additional half-baths in the Chateau.
Bedrooms:
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Tower Suite - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 2 Storey Suite w/ round drawing room & bedroom, and a foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - 1 large double bed
    Chambre d'Or - 1 large double bed
    Chambre Rouge Royale - 1 large double bed
    Chambre d'Azur - 1 double bed
    Chambre Deux Tours - 1 large double bed
    Chambre Vert - 1 large double bed
    Chambre Fleur - 1 large double bed
    Chambre Peche - 1 double bed
    Chambre Rose - 1 double bed
    Chambre Bleu - 1 large double bed , 1 murphy bed
    Chambre Violet - 1 double bed
    Suite de Jardin - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Round bedroom and a foyer/dressing room
    Chambre Bleu d'Argent - 1 double bed
  • All bedrooms in the Chateau have private en suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are also two nicely decorated apartments with 5 more bedrooms in the Chateau’s adjacent Manoir which will accommodate 10 more Guests for an additional rental fee of €100 per night per apartment, with charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.964286 based on 38 reviews
5

Amazing and unfordable experience !

  • 5 of 5

We had our Dream Wedding in September 018 and it was EPIC ! The Chateau Owner are truly amazing, helpful and always willing to make us happy. The Chateau catering team was always smiling, friendly and so professional ! not to forget the taste and quality of the food that was more than perfect. We highly recommend this place for any special event you have ! Suzy and William we thank you so much for all your support, help and trust

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful venue for a wonderful wedding

  • 5 of 5

We rented the chateau for our wedding and it was an unforgettable experience. It felt like we had fallen into a fairy tale. We were nervous about organising a wedding abroad, but Susy and her team were so helpful.

She always got back to us quickly and was able to recommend suppliers, with nothing being too much trouble.

We stayed there with our guests for a long weekend and rented the manior accommodation as well as the chateau. The decorative style of the manoir was slightly different from that of the chateau bedrooms but very charming, with vintage French furnishings.

We loved that all the chateau rooms had their own individual character and the tower room is amazing. We will never forget waking up in the tower room to the sun rising over the lake, turing it a vibrant pink. The grand stairway is stunning and we have some wonderful photographs of us standing on them with our guests, after our masked banquet. All our guests commented on the beauty of the accommodation and the extensive grounds. There is plenty to see and do in the local area, but most of us preferred walking around the lake, enjoying the stunning surroundings. You feel like you are in the middle of the countryside but there are supermarkets, restaurants and attractions within a short drive. Our guests either rented cars or brought their own, and there was plenty of onsite parking.

Susy was really welcoming on our arrival and immediately made us feel at home. I cannot praise the staff enough, especially for the service during our wedding meal. The silver reception room is beautiful, like being in a period drama. We had two catered meals while we were at the venue and they were delicious. We had several vegan guests and they all said it was the best vegan food they had ever had at a wedding. The service wear is perfectly in keeping with the opulent surroundings.

We were married in the chateau chapel and our photographer said it was one of the most beautiful venues she had photographed. We had a small and intimate wedding so there was plenty of space but you can also choose to be married in he grounds if you have more guests. Some of my favourite wedding photos are of the two of us on the island and crossing the little bridge to it, with the chateau in the background.

We could not have asked for a more stress free and magical experience. Thank you so much Susy for all you have done for us. We have even had guests asking when we can go back and do it all again!

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning property with beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the house and the surrounding gardens stunning, the staff and owner were extremely helpful and easy going. What makes this restreat extra special is there is a huge supermarket a very short drive away as well as a lovely local town with a bakery etc. Would recommend this place to anyone!!! Top marks

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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São Paulo/Brasil
5

Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

The chateau is wonderful, the staff is very dedicated and the meals were perfect. I would like to thank mainly the owner Susan, who made every effort to make everything perfect

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NEW YORK
5

Wonderful Place for a Celebration With Attentive and Thoughtful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our large group of friends wanted to spend celebrate New Year's together in a magical, wonderful location and after months of deliberation, we chose the Chateau Allure du Lac.

The property is stunning and tranquil—from the grand chateau, itself, to the placid, lake frequented by swans and ducks, to the long tree-lined paths, everything is beautiful. The dining rooms and drawing rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. Each bedroom is given its own personality with sweet little touches and attention to detail. All of our friends had a jaw-dropping moment upon arrival.

From our first inquiry to ironing out the little details of our stay, owner and host Susy was exceptionally communicative and thoughtful. The staff on site were very friendly and accommodating, making us feel instantly at home! We had a few of our meals catered, and each was well-prepared and enjoyable.

The chateau is well-located, too. We were only a short drive to several markets for groceries, and just 20-30 minutes into the city of Angers. Of course, there are a number of nearby castles and chateaux open to visit in the nearby area, as well as some charming small towns less than 15 minutes away.

We all had a marvelous time and are so pleased we chose this property for our get-away! We hope to return again some day for a repeat :)

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, relaxing and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated my 60th birthday at tge chateau. We travelled worldwide from Australia, Nigeria and various areas of the UK both North and South.

Susy met us and served a most welcome pot of Yorkshire Tea!! It tasted like golden nectar. So welcoming and made to feel completely at home.

Surprises galore when shown our bedrooms. Sumptious, luxurious words cannot express how we felt. Everything was fastidious clean and beautiful. The staff certainly ensured the experience was complete down to every detail.

We had a five course meal served in the Silver dining room. Every mouthful was a taste sensation!!

Afternoon tea was delightful and the lake was a family delight particularly to the more energetic of the family.

Thank you to Susy and her staff for making my celebration a memorable experience. Highly recommend all to have a taste of this wonderful place.

Kind Regards

Jo Cotterill

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday castle around the Grez-Neuville

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,534
From
AU$3,800
Fri,Sat
AU$17,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$105 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,303
From
AU$3,454
Fri,Sat
AU$16,122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$105 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Autumn 2018
5 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,074
From
AU$2,795
Fri,Sat
AU$14,506
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$105 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018/New Years 2019
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
AU$2,534
From
AU$3,800
Fri,Sat
AU$17,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$105 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$1,841
From
AU$2,795
Fri,Sat
AU$12,890
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$113 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,074
From
AU$3,110
Fri,Sat
AU$14,506
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$113 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,303
From
AU$3,454
Fri,Sat
AU$16,122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$113 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,534
From
AU$3,800
Fri,Sat
AU$17,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$113 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,303
From
AU$3,454
Fri,Sat
AU$16,122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$113 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall 2019
11 Nov 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,074
From
AU$3,110
Fri,Sat
AU$14,506
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$113 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2019/New Years 2020
19 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
6 night minimum stay
AU$2,534
From
AU$3,800
Fri,Sat
AU$17,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$113 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2020
5 Jan 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,074
From
AU$3,111
Fri,Sat
AU$14,506
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring 2020
1 Mar 2020 - 31 Mar 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,303
From
AU$3,454
Fri,Sat
AU$16,122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring 2020
1 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,534
From
AU$3,800
Fri,Sat
AU$17,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2020
1 May 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,765
From
AU$4,146
Fri,Sat
AU$19,355
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Autumn 2020
1 Oct 2020 - 8 Nov 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,534
From
AU$3,800
Fri,Sat
AU$17,738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Autumn 2020
9 Nov 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,303
From
AU$3,454
Fri,Sat
AU$16,122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2020/New Years 2021
18 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021
6 night minimum stay
AU$2,765
From
AU$4,146
Fri,Sat
AU$19,355
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$2,765
From
AU$4,146
Fri,Sat
AU$19,355
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add AU$121 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$4,040.64

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.

Cancellation Policy: Please see Owners Stated Policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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