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Romance & Elegance - in the Loire Valley - tennis court - jaccuzzi - and wine

Bedrooms 7
Space 700 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Lovely 7 bedroom chateau in the vineyards, 15mins from Nantes

This beautiful ‘Folie Nantaise’ established in the 19th century is superbly set at the crown of its 6 hectares of private parklands of grand mature trees, overlooking a quaint pond, rolling grass meadows and vineyards which lead down to the river La Sevre. This holiday accommodation, just 15 minutes south of Nantes, is perfectly positioned for you to relax and enjoy the quiet countryside and to explore the abundance of experiences and sights the region has to offer.

Chateau du Breil is a delightful serviced or self-catered accommodation operating as a weekly let, offering a warm and welcoming experience in an ambience of timeless elegance, with 7 spacious bedrooms and 6 en-suite rooms with all the luxuries you need. Relax in our lounge, or library complete with indoor games and honesty bar.

Enjoy a swim in our private heated swimming pool, explore the gardens and surrounds or experience the picturesque views from the balcony over a glass of the Chateau du Breil cabernet.

In addition, Chateau du Breil is an ideal destination for family gatherings and events. The local village of La Haie-Fouassiere is just a short, pleasant stroll from the chateau. The Italian-esque town of Clisson with its beautiful architecture with imposing ruins, is only 14 km away and offers plenty of shops, restaurants, sights, music events and charming parks on the banks of the rivers where you can enjoy a picnic lunch or take advantage of the many water activities on offer.

Additional amenities include:

Tennis court,

Outdoor spa,

Indoor games, outdoor games,

Trampoline large BBQ,

Tennis table,

badmington net,

Beach-volley pit,

Ground floor bed & bath, heating, all bedrooms have en-suite except children’s room, caretaker/owner lives on site in separate building, ideal for family celebrations or holidays.

we also have a range of extra services to make your stay more relaxed and enjoyable:

Breakfast: 17€ French (with fresh fruit and pastries from the local patisserie every morning) or Brunch 20€.

Catering service: Our Chef can come for lunch and/or diners to cook on site. He will gladly take you to the local market to choose the fresh produce and experience this vibrant local tradition. After having worked in Palaces in Paris and London, Fredérick is now supported by a team of professionals: Head waiter and Wine waiter. (If you are interested by this service please let us know as soon as possible to be able to book a date with the Chef).

Maid service (price depending on level of service).

Wine tour organization: half or full day to explore our local wine region, discover traditions and taste local wines on-site (quote on demand).

Personal chauffeur or car renting.

On-site massages using locally produced grape-based beauty products.

Baby sitting.

Horse riding trip or lessons.

If you are interested by any of these services, or any others you would like us to organise for you, please let us know as soon as possible.

Warm regards.

Ben & Shelley LUCAS

More Details

Benjamin Lucas
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
29 June, 2018

About Benjamin Lucas

We are a young couple in our late 20's, I myself am French and my fiancé Australian, and we live on-site in a separate out-building so we are close by if our guests require any assistance from cleaning, repairs or questions regarding the local area and attractions. No request is too difficult, however we appreciate the want for privacy and are discreet in our happenings while guests are onsite. My parents bought this property when I was 20 and I have been in love with it since. Now my wife and I, on behalf of my parents, are managing the property and sharing the beauty and romance of the chateau with our guests. We look forward to meeting all of our guests and if you have any queries regarding the property before booking please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benjamin Lucas purchased this castle in 2008

Why Benjamin Lucas chose La Haie-Fouassière

beacause of what it is,

We just fell in love with it

Come, you will understand why

What makes this castle unique

tThe architecture and style

The volumes of the rooms

The quietness of its beautiful parc

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've just come back from the best holiday and just wish we had booked two weeks instead of one! We were a party of 13, aged from 11 to 69, and all of us had a brilliant time.

The house was beautiful, comfortable and has everything you could ever want! The pool was warm, clean and kept the kids entertained for hours every day.

We hired a chef, that Ben (the owner) recommended, for an evening and had an amazing meal around the huge dining table, otherwise we just BBQ or cooked in the very well equipped kitchen (with the luxury of two dishwashers for afterwards!). The house and bedrooms were very spacious and so we never felt crowded and everyone had their own bathrooms. The wifi wasn't great, but good enough for the kids to not feel isolated from the world!

We didn't really want to leave the grounds as it was all so lovely, but did take a trip to the amazing Machines in Nantes, which is well worth a visit - Joules Vernes inspired mad, enormous machines and an amazing carousel. We also hired segways there very cheaply and had a great day out. Nearby Clisson is beautiful has a great market on Fridays and lovely restaurants.

Ben and Shelley are the loveliest hosts - very easy going and happy to help in any way, without being intrusive.

We are hoping to go again next year, so am a bit reluctant to recommend this place too much or it will get completely booked, however it is absolutely wonderful and you really should go!
Jun 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in La Haie-Fouassière, France

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Été 'Summer' bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Hiver 'Winter' bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Automne 'Autumn' bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    Impérial bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Printemps 'Spring' bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , Inc. entrance, large bedroom, dressing room & sitting room
    Été 'Summer' - 1 double bed , Delightful room overlooking the woodland park
    Automne 'Autumn' - 1 large double bed , Beautiful views of the woodland park, meadows and vineyards
    Hiver 'Winter' - 1 large double bed , Lovely sunny room overlooking the pool and grand entrance
    Impérial - 1 large double bed , Large bright bedroom with sunset views
    Children's room - 1 single bed , 2 child bed , Single bed and bunk-beds to sleep 3, no en-suite
    Printemps 'Spring' - 1 large double bed , Large airy bedroom overlooking pool, meadow and vineyards
  • Portable baby cot available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 6 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Romance & Elegance - in the Loire Valley - tennis court - jaccuzzi - and wine
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Lovely Chateau with great facilities - perfect for a large family or group of friends.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect week spent at the Chateau - beautifully clean and well presented. Near to local towns and villages for groceries and restaurants - plenty to do with a beautiful new tennis court.

Ben and Shelley are there if you need them but totally invisible otherwise!

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most amazing place !!! We've loved it

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove through the gates we were impressed, the building itself, the friendless of Ben and his family, the rooms, the grounds, the quality of all the extras, a lot of attention has been put to details, the kitchen has any cooking gadgets you need, you'll never run out of any plates, cutlery, plenty of everything, the towels are lovely and fluffy, the wine glasses are quality ones, there are welcome little things in each room. All these details are the ones that for us make this not a great rental, but an extraordinary one.

We were 2 families of 5 and both the adults and the kids enjoyed the week 100%.

If you want to relax by the pool and Jacuzzi, this is for you, if you are the sporty type, you have a brand new tennis court, plenty of other games, and great surroundings for a walk or run.

I could go on and on, but I won't. Best summary would be to say that on the last day Ben, the owner, asked us for anything they could improve to make it a better rental, we couldn't think of anything to say.

Thanks Ben and Shelley for letting us into your chateau, thanks for all your help. I'm pretty sure it won't be the last time we see each other.

The Beever-Salinas-Rodriguez extended family

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alicia, It was such a pleasure for us to have you at our place. Your family is beautiful, everybody is extremely respectful and the mixed of culture makes it very interesting. You have been, understanding, opened, friendly, curious, everything an host looks for.We enjoyed having you around. We really wish to see you again, and will let your when we will be in London. With best wishes, Ben & Shelley
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A very special place to create family memories

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the chateau with all our extended family to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. From our the first sight we were immediately enchanted by the scale, beauty and setting of the Chateau. We felt truly spoiled, the bedrooms were amazing, each with a luxury en-suite; the reception rooms were straight out of an 18th century romantic novel. We all enjoyed the grounds with pool and tennis court. We chose to cook most of our own meals enjoying al fresco dining on the terrace, on one evening Benjamin arranged for a chef to prepare a celebration gastronomic delight. We loved it. Benjamin and Shelley were very helpful and available if we needed them but unobtrusive. A lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place for a Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our occasion to visit Chateau du Breil was the 5 year reunion with our 7 grandchildren, now ages 19-24. Iris and I had been looking for a special place to celebrate and when we saw Shelley and Ben's place on line, we grabbed it!. Located 30 minutes from Nantes and a TGV ride from Paris, we were so pleased to find a room for each person with individual bath, beautiful formal dining room and living room, large kitchen, heated pool--what else could we ask for? So, when we corresponded with the owners, they helped us arrange for a chef and our chef's tour of the Nantes marketplace, a tour of a local Muscat winery, reservations at a two star Michelin restaurant near by, fresh breads and crescents every morning. Gathering around the swimming pool, walking through the vineyards or to the nearby village, we knew we had found a place to build memories for our family. And build, we did.....Our grandkids were blown away by the place-- having come from hostels and camping areas, wine and cheese dinners--suddenly, they were part of the artisanal scene. What we didn't expect was the warmth of Ben's family, whom we invited to join us for our final dinner 4 days later. We didn't just live in luxury , we found new friends who made us feel at home and a part of their family. So, if you want a place to stay where hospitality and lifelong friendships can develop, give them a call, tell them what you are planning and what you need and they will make it happen. Tell them we sent you...C'est Magnifique.

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was what you expect in a French Chateau

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully laid out in exquisite settings. Every bedroom was a delight. Countryside as you would expect in the Loire Valley. Our hosts were charming & helpful. The chef we organised with wine was fabulous. A week to savour with good friends.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A sweet holiday dream with all the family.

  • 5 of 5

The chateau is more beautiful that we expected. The rooms and all interior are perfect, and the garden is ..., marvellous. we are a family of 14, sister, brother, husband, wife, son, dauther, mother, father... from 8 to 71 years old and all of us love our time spend there this summer. The pool is warm and the jacuzzi is hot, and the bbq is perfect. We use the kitchen and it was perfect for us like the dinning room and the piano room. I am sure we will come back soon and we will be there for more time. Benjamin, and all his family are very good host. Dont forget to try MUSCADET wine.

Una pasada de bonito. No sé si nos gustaron más las habitaciones, el jardín o los alrededores. Y el vino muscadet, claro. Hemos pasado una semana los 14, yo y mis dos hermanos, con nuestras parejas y nuestros hijos y nuestros padres. y se nos ha hecho tan corta que nos encantaría volver pronto y pasar más días. El palacete no es como viene en las fotos, es mejor, mucho mejor.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Isabel, Thank you very much for your words. We are delighted to hear that your stay fulfilled your expectations, we work hard for our guest to make the best of their holiday. We would hope to see you again Take care
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Aéroport de Nantes Atlantique
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Golf Association of Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Gare de La Haie-Fouassiere
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Route de Chôlet N249/E62
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jean d'la Queue
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
Pornic/La Baule
Car: recommended

wine tasting near by


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in La Haie-Fouassière, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Juillet 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$173 per night, per additional guest
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$173 per night, per additional guest
Septembre 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$173 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$1,520 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$7,869.7

Weekly linen change included for bookings longer than one week. Maid service available at extra cost. Breakfast and catering available at extra cost. Breakfast included for one or two night stays during low season October-April. Refundable Damage Deposit will take form of a direct debit authorisation. In short, money stays on your account, so no need to withdraw a large sum and you will not come home with a large amount of euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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