In the heart of the Loire Valley, inside the Loire-Anjou-Touraine National Park, you will find this jewel. Chateau de Loire dates back to the 15th century and has been fully restored, with elegant appointments and modern conveniences throughout, including en suite bathrooms, central heating, and DSL Internet service. The Chateau has everything you could ask for. The grounds are magnificent and include a spectacular rose garden, a grand fountain and a private lake surrounded by weeping willows. For weddings, christenings, concerts, or quiet reflection, a romantic and intimate chapel (with seating capacity for 60) sits just a few feet from the main house. On the grounds, there is a lovely, modern Coach House with a charming garden and views of the lake. It is located in a separate building which includes the garage, laundry facilities, and orangerie, next to the pool. The Coach House can be used in many different ways—as a private hideaway, additional living quarters, or accommodations for staff or extra guests. A fabulous pool with an orangerie is the perfect place for parties or receptions. The handsome tofu stone building known as the Orangerie, oriented south so that it receives light all day long, is a 1,000 sq.ft. structure with high ceilings, limestone floors and exposed stone walls that lies along one side of the flagstone deck surrounding the 23\' x 49\' pool. Four arched glass doors open onto the pool deck, allowing guests to enjoy meals whilst taking in the outside breezes. There are many lounge chairs, a hammock and large parasols for relaxing around the pool. The concept underlying the orangerie, consistent with the theme of luxurious comfort at the chateau, is to provide every amenity one might need to spend an entire day poolside without having to return to the chateau. Amenities include a shower and WC, an exercise machine, table tennis, and a kitchen with granite counters and a two burner stove, microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. For barbecuing there are two large gas grills that can be wheeled onto the pool deck. The Chateau offers plentiful on-site activities, with a new tennis court, heated pool, bocce court, and bicycles. Chateau de Loire is a spectacular, romantic venue for weddings and a luxurious, quiet venue for conferences, family holidays, or week long getaways with friends. On arriving at the Chateau, one passes through the 40\' high XVth century arch (listed as a national monument by the French government), with the escutcheons of the Valery family, which were partially chiseled off during the French Revolution (1789), into the courtyard. Chateau de Loire is located on the flat land between the rivers Loire and Vienne, which is in the center of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine national park. The area is well known for its fine wines and agriculture and is frequently referred to as the “Garden of France”. Please note: The coach house can be rented separately upon request. Please inquire at time of booking. Weekly pricing is listed below. Deposit amount is 400 euro cash.
The chateau’s ground floor is elegant and comfortable. Period mirrors and oil paintings adorn the walls. Large windows and high ceilings provide an airy atmosphere, and dramatic fireplaces set off the beautifully appointed rooms. There are three spacious common rooms on the ground floor. The grand salon has walnut wood paneling and windows on both sides for an elegant and formal event. The formal dining room has a mahogany table that seats 16 guests. The light and airy breakfast room seats up to 24 guests and opens onto a beautiful terrace. There are three smaller rooms that are cozy and functional: a TV room, an office and a cardroom. It’s easy to find the right place for your mood among these elegant rooms. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with a professional La Cornue stove, 2 ovens, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 3 fridge/freezers, microwave, and large pantry. The five middle-level bedrooms, each with its own decorative scheme, have similar luxury amenities and features. Each room is exceptionally spacious, with high ceilings, a fireplace with a marble mantle, wall-to-wall carpeting, and lovely views of a garden or courtyard. All bedrooms have their own commodious en suite bath with tub or marble stall shower, and WC. Each suite is luxurious and handsomely furnished with its own decorative scheme and designed for occupancy by a couple. Three suites have super-kingsize beds and the fourth has a queensize (European king). The top level of the Chateau provides a completely separate living area. Its large multi-purpose room has areas for play and relaxation and the bedrooms are cozy and charming. It’s perfect for children with a nanny or overflow groups. The views from the top floor are spectacular—allowing one to see through the trees to a distant town from the bedrooms. The top floor, or \"Apartment\", sleeps up to 8. It has a lovely master bedroom suite (the “Honeymoon Suite”) and 3 other bedrooms. The suite has a fireplace, ensuite bathroom and king-size bed. The 3 other bedrooms are equipped with twin beds and share a large, full bathroom. Its large multi-purpose room has areas for play and relaxation. The beams in the vaulted ceiling are said to have once been the ribs of a sailing ship. This room is a remarkable display of craftsmanship.rnThe floorplan of the Coach House is spacious, comfortable and modern, with simple and attractive décor. The massive beams used in the original construction add character and charm. The combined living and dining room opens onto a beautiful airy solarium, furnished with sofa and armchairs. There are two sofas and a sofa-bed in the living room. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped. For entertainment, the Coach House has satellite television with a VCR that plays British, American, and European-format tapes. It also includes a full stereo system, and telephone services with an intercom to the chateau. Sleeping arrangements are easy. There are three bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed (140cm, 55” across) and two with twin beds. The bathroom is newly tiled, with a tub and overhead shower. A separate WC is on the ground floor. The multi-purpose Coach House is a wonderful bonus that adds flexibility to the accommodations at this spectacular chateau. rnrn
Weddings are a specialty at Chateau de Loire. Depending on the party size and season, there are four options available for booking. The wedding party has to engage the services of a wedding coordinator who provides as little or as much help as the group wishes. Please inquire for more details.