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Beautiful Château in the Center of the Loire Valley Near All Major Attractions

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Loches castle description

Situated very close to the beautiful and medieval Royal Citadelle of Loches, this chateau for hire is available in 100% privacy. Rarely, the grounds and whole chateau is for hire without the owners on site. Enjoy this Loire castle in all its splendour for yourselves exclusively.

A perfect vacation rental or for events, a family holiday or just relax with friends in the beautiful Loire Valley countryside. Maybe a cycling or walking holiday or just explore the region. It is all on your doorstep in Loches and the surrounding area.

If you have decided on visiting the Loire Valley and exploring all the chateaux and vineyards, then why not treat yourself and family to your very own secluded and private Château to make as your base and call home?

With 9 beds and 2 cots there is enough space to accommodate a combination of 13 adults and children plus 2 babies.

Bedrooms

There are 5 principle suites in Château de Mont-Félix. Starting clockwise from the top of the stairs there is 'Chambre George'. George is named after our grandfather who built this fabulous property in 1840.

Chambre George has a double bed and a single bed in another room adjacent. It is perfect for a small family and there is space for a cot as well. The room has its own ensuite with a shower and spot lights in the ceiling. It is a charming suite with views to the rear and lovely peace and tranquillity.

Next is 'Chambre Adele'. Adele is a twin. Two very comfortable singles with our special 'tower bathroom'. We call it that because it is in a small tower. The bedroom has a table with chairs to relax and admire the Louis 16th drawers and marble fireplace. There is ample room in a large closet for clothes ect. The views are to the front of the property across the lawns. Beautiful. Also there is a tiny chapel in another tower just off this bedroom.

Next-door is 'Chambre Theodore'. Another great great uncle. (who helped build the vietnamese railway as an engineer and helped furnish a salon downstairs) this room is in the centre of the house. The ensuite has just had a small make over and is now refreshed. The bedroom is handsome due to its wood panelled ceiling and heavily oaked fireplace with a centrepiece mirror. There are 19th century framed tapestries and a king size solid oak bed. Commanding views across the lawn and on to the village it always pleases it's guests.

Still working clockwise there is 'Chambre Francoise'. Francoise is a charming room with an airy feel and a tower closet. With a super-king bed (one of the largest in the Château) and a beautiful marble fireplace and dainty decorative features this room does not fail to impress. Wake up in the morning and pull the curtains to an unobstructed view across the lawns to the village and to the fields on the horizon.

Finally through the last door on the stairs past the second stair case there is 'Chambre de Tournemire'. This suite compromises of two rooms and an ensuite bathroom. Perfect for a family of 4 or a couple and two sharing the twin bedroom. The room with the double also has a super king bed which you may get lost on. Lovely and quiet, views to a garden courtyard with apple trees and exotic conifers, this room has a lovely ambient feel to it which is light and airy.

The mezzanine floor (or raised ground floor)

When you walk into Mont-Félix you will rise up some stairs into the grand staircase which is about 1.5 meters from ground level. This is the level of our ground floor. This was the fashion for chateaux in the 19th century and for good reason. It really gives you an air of elevation. You can look through windows and see everything from a perfect angle into the gardens. You will see when you arrive it is lovely.

You have a choice of 3 doors on this ground floor hall and a single helix cantilevered oak staircase going up to the rooms which we just discussed. In the middle of this hall, you are presented with two 3 meter high doors, probably open and you walk in to the central reception room.

Salons / Living Areas

The central reception room is called salon de chinois. You will notice why from its décor. It is one of 3 identically sized reception rooms on this mezzanine floor. With 4 meter high ceilings you will have the immediate feeling of volume and space. Walk straight and you will see floor to ceiling doors to a balcony / terrace ideal for alfresco dining or accessing the front gardens and outdoors. Turn feft and you are in salon vue de loches, named this because you can see the town in the distance from this room. Both rooms are equipped with large sofas, comfy chairs and practical coffee tables. There is a small hi-fi for you to use and wifi available.

Banquet / Dining room

Turn right as you enter salon chinois and you are in the 3rd identically sized room, which is the dining room. Again sumptuously decorated with a family feel but still remaining from le époque with two huge wall cabinets for your dining pleasures. There is large dining room table to accommodate your needs.

Kitchen
The kitchen is next to the dining room. It is not enormous but very functional. It can easily cater for all your needs. Well stocked with all the tools required by the chef or anyone who feels like to cook. There is also an ideal table to feed the kids and a nice view out of the window. The fridge and freezer is ample and there is a all the mod cons including a superb dishwasher. We are sure you will not be disappointed by the kitchen.

Utility
Above the kitchen is a room which we call the ironing room. Here is sheets, towels an ironing board, a cleaning cupboard and a spare fridge/freezer.

Tv room
We also have a cosy tv room with a small library off to the side on the ground floor. Great for family dvds or catching up on british or french tv news, we also have sky tv albeit with limited channels!
There is also a ground floor toilet near the front door. That sums up the ground floor. There is also a basement.
Basement
Here you will find, bikes, table tennis, a industrial sized washing machine and a drier all for your use.

Parking

Outdoors you will find ample place for parking. Easily accommodating up to 7 cars. There is a nice long drive to access mont-felix which is of course private.

Swimming pool

Enjoy our outdoor pool. Heated and in good condition the pool will be appreciated by all on those sunny days. There is a changing room hut and plenty of towels and outdoor furniture to lounge and sunbath on.
Built with safety in mind for kids. There is a tasteful screen all around and a double action locking system to prevent children entering on their own.

Forest

There is 10 acres for you to enjoy. Lots of paths and small routes to explore. It is really does offer a secluded and private experience.

Property Type

  • Castle
  • 700 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 9-13

          • Chambre Adéle (Twin): 2 twin/ single

            Ensuite Tower Bathroom (has small bath only one in Chateau)...moreless

          • Chambre Françoise (Double): 1 king

            Super King with Tower closet has own Ensuite Shower Bathroom...moreless

          • Chambre de Tournemire (2nd Room): 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Chambre George (2nd Room): 1 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Chambre de Tournemire (Family Suite): 1 king

            Large FamilySuite with 2 rooms...moreless

          • Chambre George (FamilyTriple): 1 queen

            1st room top of stairs working clockwise. Has own ensuite....moreless

          • Chambre Théodore (Double): 1 queen

            Ensuite Shower Bathroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Chambre Adele: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Chambre George: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Chambre Francoise: toilet, shower

            Recently Redocorated...moreless

          • Chambre Theodore: toilet, shower

            Recently Refreshed...moreless

          • Chambre de Tournemire: toilet, shower

            Just Refreshed...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Forest trails and walks in and around the property. There is a beautiful river (l'indre) just 2kms away with a place to swim and small waterfalls and a tiny beach....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Basic Channels only...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Paragliding
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 13 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                £35 per day extra if required...moreless

              • Internet:

                Free WiFi through out...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                Incoming only (except for emergency)...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Private Pool:

                Security Fence for Children installed...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Autumn
                  Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  £600 £750
                  Fri, Sat
                  £2,500
                  Low Winter
                  Jan 4 - Apr 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £650 £650
                  Fri, Sat
                  £3,500
                  High
                  Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £6,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  £750 £900
                  Fri, Sat
                  £4,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit £500
                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  £500 Security Depoist + 25% of the Rental Fee is required to secure the Booking.

                  The remainding 75% is required 60 days prior to the Checkin Date.

                  The Terms and Condition of booking is available on request.


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                  Location

                  60 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tours Tours Val de Loire Airport
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Le Petit Marmiton, St Jean St Germain
                  300 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Caen, France
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Verneuil
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Loches
                  40 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A10, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine, France
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Le Petit Marmiton, St Jean St Germain
                  588 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Chamonix, France
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain

                  Car: Recommended

                  You should see at least two Grand Chateaux when you visit the Loire Valley. There are many to choose from. Loches is a perfect place to explore from because it is in the center of all the Chateaux.

                  Just look at a map and you will see that one day it is possible to go to Chenonceau for example, which is east, and then check out Leonardo da Vinci's Clos Lucé and Amboise on your way home. A perfect day out. Pick another day and go west and we always reccommend going to Azay le Rideau. It is around 45kms so less than an hour and worth every minute! You can have lunch there after and then why not visit Ussé (Cinderallas Castle) and Villandary Gardens after?

                  If you are tired of Chateau visiting and maybe the kids would like something different, there is a fantastic Zoo park only 45 minutes away called Beauval. It is a favourite with the French and very entertaining. There is also Futuroscope to the south which is near Poitiers and also an excellent day out for the whole family.

                  Nearby to Loches is a nice Lake with pedalos only 20mins called Chemillé. It is right next to Montressor which has a fantastic 19th century perfectly preserved Chateau for you to explore. One of our favourites and very close. Also there is a nice restaurant on the Lake of Chemillé which is worth a visit too.

                  Do not forget that Loches is a Royal Medieval Citadelle which is only 3 miles away and stunning. There are also two markets in Loches one on a Wedneday and another on a Saturday. Both finish at 12:30pm and both are food markets with some excellent local produce for the table.

                  If you are looking for city life with large shopping brands and a Cathederal and Museum of Beaux Arts look no further than Tours. It is only 50 minute drive and caters for all things.

                  Almost forgot, and what about wine tasting I here you ask! Well Chinon is on our doorstep, only around a 40 minute drive and you will be able to wine taste and stock up. It is another day out and we have expert guides locally who can take you out if need be.

                  We really think that you could not be better placed in the Loire Valley for exploring, wining and dining or just relaxing. Please take the time to look at a map and notice how central we are to all the attractions. Why situate yourself on one side of the Loire Valley when you can be in the middle?

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1840

                  About: Built by our great, great, great grandfather George Smith in 1840 for his three children Adéle, Théodore and George it has been passed down the line and now sits with my Mother Frances Ferns. I am one of 5 children and this property is one fith approximately of the orginla family estate. We took possession of Mont-Felix in 1990 and have been working on it ever since to bring it to what you see today. We have put a new roof on, installed 2kms of electrical cables, a new pool, redecorated (several times!), created 5 new bathrooms just to name a few things! It is an ongoing project but has finally reached a point where we think it is lovely place and worth keeping for furture generations.

                  Why Loches:
                  Six generations later and the property is still with our family. We continue to maintain and update the Chateau for future generations.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Castle:
                  We love Mont-Felix because the air is sweet, the stars are bright, the ambience is perfect and the setting is magnificient! It really is special! Take a look at our guest book and you will see how much all of our guest have loved it.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian

                   

                  Photos

                  • Neo-Classical Architecture

                    Neo-Classical Architecture

                  • Dine outside on the Terrace

                    Dine outside on the Terrace

                  • Flowers from our neigbour Annik who you will meet.

                    Flowers from our neigbour Annik who you will meet.

                  • Readu for christmas dinner 2012

                    Readu for christmas dinner 2012

                  • Chambre de Tournemire

                    Chambre de Tournemire

                  • Chambre George Tripple

                    Chambre George Tripple

                  • The Heated Pool

                    The Heated Pool

                  • 1st Floor Plan of Bedrooms

                    1st Floor Plan of Bedrooms

                  • Gardens all around the Château

                    Gardens all around the Château

                  • Salon Vue de Loches

                    Salon Vue de Loches

                  • Thanksgiving Dinner preperation here this year

                    Thanksgiving Dinner preperation here this year

                  • A well appointed lounge

                    A well appointed lounge

                  • Sun rise looking out to the front lawns and trees

                    Sun rise looking out to the front lawns and trees

                  • Twin Room 'Adele'

                    Twin Room 'Adele'

                  • Front View from the Lawn

                    Front View from the Lawn

                  • Detail in Adele

                    Detail in Adele

                  • Central Oak Staircase

                    Central Oak Staircase

                  £600 - £929 per night (GBP)
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                  7 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 13

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                  Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian
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                  • Calendar last updated: 11/24/2014
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