Private Chateau Amidst Award-Winning Gardens in the Loire Valley
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Angers chateau / country house description
Chateau du Pin is a lovely vacation setting for travelers visiting the Loire Valley. Le Pin's main wing can accommodate 12-16 people. Visitors will enjoy spacious, light filled rooms with high ceilings. The house is simply furnished mixing eclectic antiques with modern comforts. It is the perfect setting for truly memorable celebrations, special events and reunions with friends and family.
The ground floor has a large entry hall, two living rooms, a large dining room, a kitchen and pantry, and two tower rooms hosting old and new libraries.
The first floor has seven bedrooms that vary in personality and size. Visitors will enjoy spectacular views of the award-winning gardens and grounds. Some bedrooms include private baths with antique porcelain bathtubs, others bedrooms have shared baths. Le Pin consists of approximately 300 acres of farmland, woodland with walking trails, vineyards, formal gardens, topiary, and a chapel.
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Catering Available
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
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The pictures barely tell the story...
The pictures barely tell the story...
This gorgeous property is a flash into the past with high ceilings and fabulous huge windows for views of formal gardens---but still modern kitchen for cooking yourself but once you taste the food of the gourmet cook who can be hired to bring in dinner each night--you will starve yourself all day to be able to have room for the 5 course meal--and forget about cooking except maybe to make coffee in the morning. Lots of places to go for day trips but also a wonderful place to lolly-gag at the country estate--if you ask they will take you to the vineyard that sells the Chateau wine---so you can stock up for your stay (the cook does not provide it!) We were 5 adult couples(some from California and others from the East Coast)-all well travelled----hated to leave and would go back in a heartbeat...you will not be sorry if you make the trip--
- Guest Debbie (McLEAN VA)
- Date of stay 09/23/12
- Review Submitted 09/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children.
Manager response: So glad you had a great visit and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.
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Nov 25 - May 31, 2014
6 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 14, 2014
6 night min stay
- Refundable Damage Deposit: €1000
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Nantes International Airport at 60 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Angers at 30 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: A11 at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: La Baule at 100 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: La Table du Moulin at 5 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 1919
About: In 1919, Gerard and Claudine (née Huffer) Gignoux acquired the chateau and raised their family there. Gerard created the extraordinary topiary gardens and oversaw Le Pin's farms and developed the award-winning vineyards. Claudine, a skilled landscape painter, produced the fine murals for the chateau inspired by the local countryside. After Claudine's untimely death in 1931, Gerard married Betty Perry in 1935 and returned to America shortly thereafter. After WWII, Gerard and Betty returned to Le Pin where they raised their second family and rehabilitated the chateau, gardens and farms. Today, the children and grandchildren jointly own the chateau.
Chateau du Pin was first built as a fortified chateau in the 12th century, probably on the remains of a Roman opium warehouse. The original chateau was destroyed during the Breton Wars in the 14th century. The central square tower with the wine cellar at its base dates from the original chateau. The main wing of the chateau was partially rebuilt in the 15th century; a chapel and other additions were constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries. Le Pin consists of approximately 300 acres of farmland, woodland with walking trails, vineyards, formal gardens, topiary, and a chapel.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Le Pin is officially classified as a 'Monument Historique' by the French government and the gardens have been designated as one of the 'Des Jardins Remarquables ' by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
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