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The imposing 12th Century Chateau de St Jean is surrounded by 56 acres of maintained grounds and lies nestled just south of the Loire Valley, surrounded by numerous features of the period and region including countless hidden away Roman ruins, abbeys and picturesque villages. The oldest part of the Chateau de St Jean itself was constructed on Roman ruins, to be later expanded during the 16th and 19th Centuries.
The Chateau de St Jean has 16 bedrooms and would make an ideal venue for a function such as a wedding or anniversary event, being able to accommodate up to 34 people in comfort. 9 further full sized single beds and 2 children’s cots can be added with ease to expand accommodation to cater for up to 45 guests.
You enter the chateau to a large entrance hall offering access to 4 reception rooms including a kitchen equipped with a large dishwasher. The office on the ground floor provides an internet access point for guests. There is also a downstairs WC on this floor.
The first floor contains a music room (an entertainment room equipped with a DVD and video cassette recorder) and a library. The floor also has 3 bedrooms (each with en suite bathroom facilities) with double, twin and single bed configurations.
Three bedrooms on the second floor come complete with en suite washing facilities (2 with double beds and one with twin beds). There are also 3 further bedrooms on this floor, 2 with full sized double beds and one with twin beds.
The third floor houses 3 luxurious suites. The first suite has two bedrooms, each with full sized double beds, a small reception room and en suite bathroom. The second suite also has two bedrooms (one with a double bed, one twin bed room) and an en suite bathroom, while the third suite also has two bedrooms with full sized double beds, a small sitting room and en suite bathroom; both bedrooms have double beds. There is an additional double bedroom on this floor with an en suite bathroom.
The estate lies within 56 acres of tranquil gardens and parkland. The estate is located behind gated and secured walls and as such offers excellent security for large groups with children. The gravel driveway extending up to the front of the chateau provides a serene and idyllic setting for an afternoon cocktail and game of boules in the sun. Sun loungers and outdoor furniture together with a BBQ are available for outdoor use by guests.
A distinctive feature of the chateau is the substantial number of outbuildings that comprise the estate that can be used for an assortment of functions and events. The Orangerie accommodates up to 100 people and can be used for seminars and receptions. The Anciennes Ecuries can seat up to 20 people and can be used for seminars and catered events. For catered occasions the facility comes with WCs, a catering kitchen and separate parking area for non-resident guests.
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July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2016 2 night min stay
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
May May 1 - May 31, 2016 2 night min stay
June Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016 2 night min stay
July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2016 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017 2 night min stay
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017 2 night min stay
May May 1 - May 31, 2017 2 night min stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
Guide Price: £4,131 - £8,483 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).
Short Breaks: £2,562 - £5,260 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
Security deposit: €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage
Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
- Linen & towels: All bed linen and towels are included in the rental price.
- Energy costs: There is a 170 euro per day charge for chateau central heating if required. Cottage: 60€. Banqueting hall: 100€
- End of stay cleaning: Not included.
- Arrival time: 5pm onwards. Arrival can be earlier but in the grounds and chateau ground floor only.
- Departure time: 10am from the bedrooms and 12am from the property.
- Pets: No pets allowed.
- Smoking: No smoking inside the buildings.
- Banqueting hall: For short breaks of less than a week during June, July & August rental of the banqueting hall is obligatory (seats up to 200) at a cost of €1500 - €1900 (Season dependent). Must be rented in conjunction with the chateau for any stay less than one week in the summer. This is paid directly to the owner and is in addition to the online rental rate.
Services upon request at additional cost:
There are excellent and very professional local caterers in the area. Alternatively a full or part time cook can also be arranged with cost dependent on expectations. Typically this will be in the region of 15-20 euros per hour. Maid service, extra cleaning, and babysitting are available for 20 euros per hour.
We host a large number of weddings at the chateau and can seat parties of up to 200 indoors with larger receptions on the terrace or in the park where marquees can be set up. We provide wedding planning services for a fee or can provide contact information for caterers, musicians, florists, marquee hire etc. to those wanting to make their own arrangements.
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The nearest airport is Poitiers just 15km away and the chateau lies on the village of St. Julien l'Ars. This spacious Chateau lies in the centre of the ancient French kingdom of Poitou, a picturesque region close to the Loire Valley that is rich in history and nature.
The capital city of Poitiers, a short drive away from the chateau, is steeped in history and provides guests with numerous opportunities for day trips and chances to explore the narrow medieval streets and churches of the town. The town is home to some 3rd Century church ruins that should be missed. The coastal town of La Rochelle is a short journey away; as are the golden beaches of favoured celebrity resort the Ile de Re. The celebrated vineyards of Cognac and the Loire Valley are also very close by and open to tours and tasting sessions.
About: Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.
Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.
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