Chateau Charente

Benest, Charente, Loire Valley, France

Sleeps 23/82      Bedrooms 10      Baths 7.5      Price per week starting at $11,110     
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Elegant, Once in a Lifetime, Castle, Pool, Very large

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  • Description

    Have you ever dreamed of celebrating one of the most magical and moving days of your life in an exceptional place where you will feel like royalty surrounded by your loved ones? Or perhaps you are looking to spend some time with family or friends for a fabulously memorable week? Chateau Elegant is the ideal place to celebrate your love or special moments with special people. This elegant and charming venue, filled with moments of history, is available for exclusive rental for your lovely day. Set in the heart of a 19-hectacre park, the main chateau offers 660 sqm and can accommodate up to 26 guests. With its adjoining buildings, the entire estate offers accommodation for up to 82 guests.
    The chateau was completely renovated in 2016, decorated with great care and tastefully furnished with antique furniture. The owners were able to maintain its 19th century charm while adding a chic and modern touch.

    CHATEAU:
    • A ground floor of 300sqm with 2 luxury lounges, 2 dining rooms, a large kitchen and one ensuite bedroom.
    • 2 floors dedicated to bedrooms and bathrooms with 2 living rooms. 1st floor of 300sqm - 2nd floor of 60sqm
    • The banqueting salon and professionally equipped kitchen (up to 120 people seated/240 standing – 120sqm)
    • The pool Hall (up to 60 seated guests/120 standing – 60sqm)

    There is A/C in the grand salon only. One-meter thick walls maintain the chateau cool inside during the summer months.

    COTTAGE:
    The venue offers a cottage/dormitory to accommodate a larger number of guests.
    · 12 bedrooms from 2 to 5 people each (sleeps up to 44 guests)
    · 4 showers
    · 2 wc
    · 4 washing bassin
    · Air conditioning

    CHALETS:
    There are also three small chalets. Each chalet has a bedroom with queen-size bed and bathroom with shower ensuite.

    3 Night Minimum Stay!

    Prices listed are for 23 guests. For larger groups, please inquire for prices of the cottages and extra accommodations.

    For a relaxing stay, 4 lounges are available in the chateau. They offer a charming, chic 19th century decoration style.
    2 satellite TV lounges (CNN, BBC). 2 dining rooms. One for 22 guests and another for 12 guests. The rooms have been completely refurbished in the utmost respect of traditions with period woodwork and moldings. Each with their own fireplace, the rooms are warm, bright and calm.

    Depending on the number of guests, you can use the lounges of the chateau, the banquet hall (up to 120 people seated) or the pool hall (up to 60 people seated 120 standing people)
    Wi-Fi and business equipment are available (video projector, paper board, tables, chairs). The chateau has 10 rectangular tables (indoor and outdoor use), 40 chairs for outdoor / indoor use 12 round tables for 6 people, 5 round tables for 8 people,
    130 golden chairs for indoor use. All available with no extra charge

    10 bedrooms - 7 bathrooms: Three rooms are ideal for families with children. Located on the ground floor, the Constance room is perfectly suitable for guests with limited mobility. Bathrooms are all equipped with hair dryer/toiletries/toilet paper/towels. The cottage is perfect for accommodating a larger number of guests. 12 rooms for 2 to 5 people each (for up to 44 people). 4 showers + 2 WC 4 wash basins. Air conditioner. 3 wooden Cottages – 4 guests each: up to 12 guests
    The total capacity is therefore 82 beds - Please inquire for pricing

    Activities at or near the Chateau: Basic equipment for the following games are available at the château:

    -pétanque,
    -pool games, Lawn games, soccer, badminton ...
    -Bikes available at no extra charge for 8 adults & 4 children
    -Lake & fun activities: Water-slide/water-jump park at Vivonne with wakeboards,
    -beach and restaurant - see the Dropinwaterjump website for full details.
    -The Charente river is accessible from the property: canoe, kayak, boat...
    -Zoo
    -Tennis
    -Cooking Lessons
    -On-site wine tasting sessions
    -Loire Châteaux Tour, Bordeaux, Cognac
    -Horseback riding: 20-25 € / hour
    -Hot Air Balloon
    -Golf
    -Fishing
    -Cognac Tour
    -Vineyard tour
    -Local producing farms visits
    -World famous Futuroscope Park near Poitiers
    -Valley of the Apes – Vallée des singes (FR)
    -Val de Vienne circuit at “le vigeant”: For a group or business, enjoy a course that includes all of the School’s vehicles over a full day. Depending on the size of your group and budget we can tailor a bespoke driving package that also comprises elements of down-time, a meal at the panoramic Race ‘n’ Stars restaurant and diploma ceremony. Live the dream in a 200bhp Renault Clio RS, double the pleasure in a Caterham, access the world of an endurance racing driver in a sports-prototype.


    Rooms

    Rooms

    Living, Library, Dining, Family Room, Kitchen, Terrace, Study, Balcony,

    Bedrooms

    Bedroom 1 - King Size bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - California King size bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - Double bed
    Bedroom 4 - Queen size bed + 1 Single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single beds + Double with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 7 - King Size bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 8 - California King size bed with bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 9 - Double bed
    Bedroom 10 - Queen size bed + 1 Single with bathroom ensuite

    King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed: 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm

    Bathrooms

    Full bathroom with tub (with wall mounted shower) - 4
    Full bathroom with shower - 3
    Half bath (WC) - 1


    Prices

    Price for Chateau Charente

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    Extra Charges

    1 - Heating : 150 Euros a day if required
    2 - Maid service: 30 Euro per hour

    Security Deposit

    4,000 Euros held on credit card on arrival

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    Prices are per week and listed in US Dollars. 3 Night Minimum Stay - arrival and departure any day of the week.

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    Details

    Amenities

    Type - house/villa
    Floors - 3 floors
    Last Remodeled - 2016
    Constructed - 1600
    Smoking - No
    Pets - No
    Children - Yes
    Crib available - Yes
    Pool - Yes 11 X 5 Meters
    Linens - Yes
    Air conditioning - Yes
    Heating - Yes
    Fireplace - Yes
    Alarm system - No
    Deck - No
    Garden - Yes
    View - Yes
    Garage - No

    Appliances

    Stove - Yes
    Oven - Yes
    Barbecue - Yes
    Refrigerator - Yes
    Microwave - Yes
    Dishwasher - Yes
    Washer - Yes
    Dryer - Yes
    Phone - Yes
    Television - Yes
    Satellite - Yes
    Cable - No
    Video - Yes
    Stereo - Yes
    Wi-fi internet - Yes

    Staff

    Caretaker - Yes
    Cook - Yes
    Cook fee - Please Inquire
    Gardener - Yes
    Maid - Yes
    Maid fee - Please Inquire

    Location

    Area - rural
    Car recommended - Yes
    City - Angouleme 50 Minutes
    Town - Benest
    Airport - Poitiers, Bordeaux, Tours 1 hour and 10 minutes
    Train - Ruffec 20 minute drive
    Parking - On Property
    Walk to town - No


    Reviews

    Daniel and John

    I always knew getting married in a French Chateau was going to be unforgettable but the Chateau is a truly magical place. I spent months researching other Chateau\'s and nothing came close to it. The size of it and history really blew me away and meant all of our guests could be together for the whole week. Not only is the Chateau restored and kept beautifully the grounds are truly spectacular. The tree lined alley is truly a majestic place. I knew from the minute I saw it on photographs that I wanted my ceremony to take place there. It didn\'t disappoint, the sun was sparkling through the trees and bats were flying around! I will never forget it. It was the perfect setting to say \'I do\'.The most important thing for us was when planning our wedding was that we didn\'t want a package wedding which you find a lot when getting married abroad. We wanted the freedom of creating our own wedding with our own style and at Chateau Elegant the opportunities are endless. The grounds are so huge and varied, you can have your wedding as unique as you like. We also like to party and didn\'t want anyone telling us we had to turn the music off or down by a certain time.Another plus to book this place was that the Chateau manager Tiphaine is also a weddingplanner. It gave me confidence to trust her as she knows the place and area inside and out, shehas a huge suppliers list that she has experience working with and she was amazing atnegotiating great prices for us (in French). We couldn\'t of done it without her. She was patient and organized and went above and beyond her position to help not only plan the wedding day but the wedding week! She helped us organize many activities during our stay which wasn\'t an easy task when your trying to manage 55 people who keep changing their minds every other day! She was fantastic, I cannot recommend her enough and I will miss our Skype calls and emails. I had guests coming from all over the world so it was great having Poitiers international airport 60minutes away and the train station for links from Paris. The place is perfect and has everything you need.My guests were blown away by the chateau, the children had a fantastic time everyone said it was one of the best week of their lives and some even said it was the wedding of the century!It is a wonderful place and I know we\'ll be back again to visit in the future.


    Map

    LocationBenest

    The marker indicates the general area of the property.


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