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Fairy-Tale 15th-18th C. Loire Chateau

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:8
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Château de Launay is a Beautiful and Relaxing Familial Home

Launay Castle in France comfortably sleeps 14+2 people in the château and 2 in the guest house. Enjoy the large heated swimming pool, explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.

The Chateau is in exquisite condition and is decorated with a combination of contemporary and period style furnishings. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.

The Loire Valley & Le Mans
The chateau is situated on 36 acres of secluded property in Sarthe and is adjacent to Lombron, a charming village of 2,000 inhabitants, near Le Mans France in the Valley of the Loire Region - la Région des Pays de la Loire.
Read more about the Loire Valley Region which you can easily visit when staying at Launay Castle.
The Castle Grounds and Gardens
The property includes beautiful tree-lined paths, an orchard and a one and a half-acre pond.
The château is surrounded by a picturesque moat.


Romantic History:: The Château de Launay is also the home of a romantic story that involved the Seigneur de Luce, Charles de Coesmes and Gabrielle d'Harcourt. Their marriage in 1523 was initially disapproved by François 1er following the abduction of Gabrielle by Charles de Coesmes, who was aided by Pierre de Bernay, Seigneur de Launay.

The couple took refuge at the château de Launay and subsequent events are known in great detail including quotes from the angry mother trying to fetch her daughter at night.
But by 1527, because of services rendered by the seigneur and some say because of Gabrielle's remarkable beauty, the couple often joined the court of François 1er at Amboise and Chambord.
Later the chatellenie de Luce was changed into a barony.

Château de Launay is located in the Pays de la Loire region, within easy walking distance to the quaint village of Lombron, which has its own bakery, butcher, café-restaurant and pharmacy.

Things to do in the area:: Saumur, Vouvray, Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir are some of the region's specialties that can be tasted at many of the area's wine cellars.

Château de Launay is ideally located for innumerable interesting day excursions.
Paris is a 2-hour drive by car or just 55 minutes on the TGV (high-speed train) from Le Mans.

Brittany and Normandy are both within easy reach of the castle.
You will be able to explore the many castles of the Loire Valley and return to the castle each night.

The Château de Launay is a short 20-minute drive from Le Mans.
For the automobile enthusiasts, a stay at the Château de Launay around the second weekend of June each year is a must to witness the 24 hours of Le Mans, the world's most celebrated motoring event.
The old town of Le Mans and its beautiful medieval historic quarter is one of the preferred medieval and renaissance locations.
It is also one of the most filmed in many French movies, including Cyrano de Bergerac which shows the old town extensively. Horseback riding for all levels of competency, including youngsters, is available within 2 kilometers at the outskirt of the village and some of the riding trails border the property of the chateau.
Exciting hot air balloon or helicopter rides above the Loire castles with photos shoots are departing nearby.
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A stone bridge crosses the moat which encircles an old stable, a pigeonnier and a square tower. Pastoral views of the moat and pond can be enjoyed from the very large tiled terrace. The narrow peninsula between the moat and the pond is an especially pleasant place to relax. The pond teems with fish and hosts an interesting variety of waterfowl. The grounds also include well-manicured paths bordered by fragrant linden trees and an orchard composed of several kinds of fruit trees. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the swimming pool. Trails on the property traverse grazing fields and wooded areas and join other well-marked lanes and trails in the surrounding countryside. A professional gardener maintains the property. Castle History: The Château de Launay is an historic 15th and 18th century castle, which has been thoroughly restored. Its renaissance architecture is typical of many châteaux of the Loire region. It is also know as the Château de la Grande Maison...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Available for you to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    1 golf course nearby at Sargé-les-le-Mans and a awarded course in Sablé...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    3 beautiful courts in the village...moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Available from June to September...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall 2016
Oct 16 - Dec 16, 2016
4 night min stay

$5,400
Holidays 2016-2017
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,600
Winter 2017
Jan 8 - Apr 14, 2017
4 night min stay

$5,600
Spring 2017
Apr 15 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay

$6,600
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,800
Fall 2017
Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay

$6,800
Late Fall
Oct 14 - Dec 15, 2017
4 night min stay

$5,600
Holidays 2017-2018
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$6,800
Winter 2018
Jan 6 - Apr 20, 2018
4 night min stay

$5,800
Spring 2018
Apr 21 - May 31, 2018
4 night min stay

$6,800
Summer 2018
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$8,200
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$771

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Initial 25% deposit is non-refundable.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

85 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Tours
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Le Mans
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
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Car: Recommended

The Pays de la Loire is the perfect place to escape to whether you're looking for adventure, a journey back in time or a relaxing respite. Waterways offer the tranquility of excursions allowing stops where and when you choose. Nearby river cruises also offer lunch or dinner cruises. Rolling green hills and woods are full of opportunities for horseback riding, biking or gentle strolls. Echoes of history abound in the castles, abbeys and churches, and in the bustling market towns which continue ancient traditions. The beautiful and historic châteaux of the Loire Valley such as Amboise, Chenonceaux, Blois, Chambord, Angers, Villandry and Tours are all conveniently nearby. A visit to the world renowned 11th century Solesmes Abbey, where monks still sing Gregorian chant, will transport you back centuries. Vineyards offer another taste of true French heritage.

 

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Chateau de Launay

    Chateau de Launay

  • Holidays at Chateau de Launay

    Holidays at Chateau de Launay

  • East Tower

    East Tower

  • Library

    Library

  • Dinning Room

    Dinning Room

  • Breakfast room

    Breakfast room

  • Terrace near moat

    Terrace near moat

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Interior courtyard at night

    Interior courtyard at night

  • Oliver's

    Oliver's

  • Le cygne noir du château

    Le cygne noir du château

  • St Julien Cathedral

    St Julien Cathedral

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Square tower

    Square tower

  • Grand Salon

    Grand Salon

  • Library

    Library

  • Salle à Manger

    Salle à Manger

  • Al Fresco

    Al Fresco

  • Terrace near Grand Salon

    Terrace near Grand Salon

  • Plantation bedroom

    Plantation bedroom

  • Coin musique

    Coin musique

  • Le héron au château

    Le héron au château

  • Roman Wall

    Roman Wall

  • Plantagenet city

    Plantagenet city

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