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Luxury Lakeside Castle, Island, Pool, 100 + Acre Park, Weddings, Reunions

Sleeps28
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms14
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Exquisitely decorated; catering available; elevator, WiFi & excellent reviews

Chateau Allure Du Lac is a luxurious, exquisitely decorated, 19th century chateau rental that HomeAway/VRBO, ABC Television Network, and the nationally broadcast American TV show, Live with Kelly, chose from more than 1 million properties on HomeAway to add as a top fairy tale prize to their Travel Trivia Wheel on 6 March 2017. Here’s a link to the show when the prize was won: (FYI, the password is live )

https://vimeo.com/211353144

Situated in a magnificent 105 acre estate located in the western part of the Loire Valley. this castle is surely one of the most spectacular chateau rentals in France, offering a 22-acre private lake, lovely island, wonderful lakeside terrace, swimming pool, palatial lawns, gorgeous gardens and forests full of wildlife. With an elevator servicing all four floors, access to the reception rooms, dining rooms, chapel and the gorgeous en suite bedrooms available for Guests is easy. Open log fires, internet & wi-fi are included, and housekeeping services can be arranged.

Self-cater or we will prearrange delicious catering including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and full English afternoon tea, served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace as you prefer.

There are lovely walks amongst the gardens, around the lake’s 2.5 kilometer shoreline, and through the woods. The swimming pool and adjacent pool house offer delightful relaxation in or out of the sun. Excellent carp fishing can be enjoyed in our lake. Wine tasting, golf, horseback riding, bicycling, river boat tours, hot air ballooning, museums, churches, restaurants, gourmet cooking classes and shopping are all nearby.

The Chateau is well situated just 20 minutes from Angers with its great shops and restaurants. Angers is 85 minutes from Paris via TGV, and the international airport in Nantes is about an hour away. There are many other delightful villages to visit nearby.

Enquiries from location agencies, location scouts and location managers are welcome as the Chateau is also available as a castle location rental for film, movie & television productions, TV series, commercials, and fashion shoots, etc., in the Loire Valley, France.

The Interior

The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming. The Drawing Room is inviting with its oak paneling, huge log fireplace, and private lit terrace for early evening drinks and late night parties. The magnificent Grand Salon, with its parquet flooring, original oak linen paneling, tall windows, and massive mirrored fireplace mantle, offers a luxurious yet relaxed venue for gatherings both large and small. The Chapel, with its spectacular stone rib-vault ceiling, glorious stained-glass window, and gilded oak paneling is a consecrated haven for solitude and prayer.

The splendid Silver Reception Room floor was specifically designed for hosting parties, including elevator access for guests and hi-speed dumbwaiters connecting the Silver Reception Room’s service kitchen to the main kitchen two floors below. Aside from the Silver Reception Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chateau’s delicious French specialties served in the Chatelain’s fabulous private dining room have Guests raving about the food and the superb candlelit tables fit for royalty. The courtyard and lakeside terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences. There is even a casual, country-style dining room for when you’re in the mood for something informal.

There are 14 en suite, beautifully furnished bedrooms in the Chateau to choose from to accommodate up to 15 Guests at the base rental rate, with a supplemental charge for additional guests. Each is uniquely decorated in different color schemes ranging from azure to rose, and filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There is even a two-story master suite, with its own foyer, drawing room, and antique oak staircase leading up to a huge circular en suite bedroom that has an original hand-painted domed ceiling. (Four bedrooms can be made suitable for young children, and the Chateau will gladly prepare for young children and ensure that the “breakable” items are removed and the house is child friendly.)

There are also two apartments with 5 more bedrooms in a separate building that will accommodate up to 10 more people and are a 3-minute walk through the gardens from the Chateau. They are not decorated to the same standard as the Chateau, but they offer a very affordable way to have more people sleep on the estate at only €100 per night per apartment. The 2-bdrm will sleep 4 people; the 3-bdrm will sleep 6 people. There are also charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.

More Details

Owner
Susy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having stayed at this glorious chateau, being an outdoor person I absolutely loved it. The swimming pool was fantastic and its setting sublime. You can lunch at the pool, there are ample tables, chairs and recliners. The lakeside terrace was a dream on a 22 acre lake. The wildlife is prolific. Sitting in the evenings with a good glass of wine, and reclining on the comfy chaises longue’s with every comfort makes it truly a 5 star location.



Being quite a gourmand, I thought the food delicious and very well presented. Breakfast on the terrace was sublime, we had a variety of really excellent choices, with the best French toast I have ever tasted, along with a variety of pancakes, smoked salmon, eggs any style and delicious hot breads. The dinners were first class and served in a stunning dining room by candlelight with fine china and crystal, quite a change from the norm. The best home cooking I have tasted and the service fast.



Well done to all the staff, they are fun, friendly and very helpful. They obviously love working there. The new cook is first rate and her homemade chocolate brownie's simply to die for. I am definitely going to go back



Lady Alexandra Redfearn
May 2012
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Amenities

Grez-Neuville Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Tower Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is also a separate half bathroom off of the Foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre d'Azur - toilet , shower
    Chambre Deux Tours - toilet , shower
    Chambre Vert - toilet , shower
    Chambre Violet - toilet , shower
    Chambre Peche - toilet , shower
    Chambre Rose - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Bleu - toilet , shower
    Suite de Jardin - toilet , shower
    Chambre Fleur - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre d'Or - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Rouge Royale - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Jaune - toilet , shower
  • All the bedrooms have en suite full bathrooms or shower rooms. There are 4 additional half-baths in the Chateau.
Bedrooms:
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Tower Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Storey Suite w/ round drawing room & bedroom, and a foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - 1 queen
    Chambre d'Or - 1 queen
    Chambre Rouge Royale - 1 queen
    Chambre d'Azur - 1 double
    Chambre Deux Tours - 1 queen
    Chambre Vert - 1 queen
    Chambre Fleur - 1 queen
    Chambre Peche - 1 double
    Chambre Rose - 1 double
    Chambre Bleu - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Chambre Violet - 1 double
    Suite de Jardin - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Round bedroom and a foyer/dressing room
    Chambre Jaune - 1 double
  • All bedrooms in the Chateau have private en suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There are also two nicely decorated apartments with 5 more bedrooms in the Chateau’s adjacent Manoir which will accommodate 10 more Guests for an additional rental fee of €100 per night per apartment, with charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.95 based on 30 reviews
5

Magical stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Chateau for a bachelor/bachelorette celebration (Aug 26-30, 2017). The Chateau, with its rustic yet elegant feel, and expansive property, was perfect for what we wanted. As a group of 17, the expansive size of the chateau was ideal. The rooms were all charmingly decorated, with each having its own name and look. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and made sure that all of our needs were met. We had two catered dinners and made dinners ourselves the other nights. With two charcoal barbecues, it was very easy to grill, and a perfect set up for having dinner on the patio by the lake. The catered dinners were 4-course meals in the upstairs dinner area – good food, beautiful set up and elegantly presented – a perfect recipe for memorable nights. The outdoor courtyard created the perfect ambiance for wine tasting, which we set up with Le Tasting Room for one afternoon. While we did not meet the proprietor, Susy, she was extremely helpful via email and phone prior to our stay, and her assistants who were at the Chateau, were exceptional. Chateau Allure du Lac was a wonderful and magical experience for all of us – it was very tough to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Une experience et souvenirs aussi uniquent que le Chateau est beau

  • 5 of 5

“Quoi de plus memorable que de célébrer son mariage avec une femme spéciale, des amis spéciaux et un cadre unique comme celui offer par Susy au Chateau Allure du Lac !

Meme ayant passe beaucoup de temps a regarder les photos sur internet, nous n’avons pu empêcher un large sourire de joie a notre premiere arrivée, il est encore plus impressionnant en réalité. Une fois a l’intérieure son majestueux escalier, decorations d’époque nous font vraiment voyager dans le temps !

Susy (la propriétaire) était toujours a notre service a nous demander si nous avions besoin de quoi que ce soit et cela est bien utile quand il sagit d’organiser un mariage. Nous avons vraiment vécu la vie de Chateau et ne regrettons uniquement que les 7 jours passe ont juste été trop cour.

La veille de notre depart Susy nous a prepare un feu dans la magistrale cheminée du salon de the et cree une fois encore un moment unique pour ses invites - Mille fois Merci.”

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautifully breathtaking Chateau in the heart of the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Chateau for a week for my 70th birthday celebration. My family came from Australia and South Africa with two little girls and a boy and we wanted to be under one roof. Day two saw the arrival of a further 20 guests from around the world. On their arrival we had the Chateau,s afternoon tea, scrumptious!! We had dinner next to the placid lake with the Chateau making a gorgeous backdrop. The next evening was my celebration in the silver dining room. It was beautifully decorated and we had cocktails and dinner provided by the Chateau chef there. The next evening we had dinner in the Marquis Room with the fire place burning big logs and dancing in the lovely room. Guests departed on day four and we had the house to ourselves for the rest of our stay - bliss!!! The staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Our guests came from around the world and they also had a wonderful time. We did venture forth from the Chateau to play golf at Club d,Anjou and Club Solesmes the first delightful, the latter just wonderful. We also,did all the local tours and wine tasting. A wonderful destination for the discerning traveler. Has my thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 18 stayed at the chateau July 15-22, 2017. The chateau is absolutely beautiful - the rooms elegant and elegantly furnished yet very comfortable, the grounds extensive, suitable for biking, ;we rented bicycles from town), swimming, fishing, walking, playing frisbee, barbecuing.

Susy was a lovely hostess, always making sure we were comfortable and being well looked after.

And the food!!! We had all our dinners at the chateau, and the meals, 3 and 4 courses, were superb, with restaurant quality food beautifully served and elegantly presented whether in the Silver Dining Room or outside on the terrace.

This was a truly memorable vacation for our entire family.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical and AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. The chateau is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are breathtaking! I rented the chateau for a week and had my wedding there. It was honestly a dream come true and a fairytale wedding. The food was SUPERB, the staff was extremely kind and helpful, and Susy is such an angel. My family and I had such an amazing time and were saddened to leave. The rooms are magnificent and so beautifully decorated, as are the dining and sitting rooms. Anything we needed or asked for, Susy and her staff accommodated us with (fans for each room, fly spray, instructions on how to use the oven, irons, etc). We all felt at home. I just want to thank Susy for her kindness and patience throughout everything. She found me the best wedding planner, Laura, whom I also cannot thank enough. Because of Susy, I was able to have the most unforgettable wedding and a wonderful vacation with my family and friends. This was a vacation/wedding we all can't and won't ever stop talking about.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Chateau to spend a relaxing vacation in.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a Chateau Allure du Lac for our family reunion. We were 16 adults and found the Chateau spacious yet homey. Susy and her staff made sure our stay was memorable. The ensuite bedrooms were beautifully decorated and very large. We loved relaxing at the pool and wandering the lovely grounds. The kitchen was well equipped for the whole family to prepare a meal. We also had a delicious catered dinner in a gorgeous dining room. Situated in the lively Loire valley, you can really feel you are away from the busy world.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Train
25 Miles
Angers train station
Car: recommended

The chateau is close to Angers a vibrant University town with great shopping including Galleries Lafayette and lots of restaurants and activities. lt is also close to Le Lion d'Angers - about 15 mins away with shops, a good supermarket and is well known for its equestrian facilities, horse-racing and other horse shows, particularly the Mondial du Lion d'Angers world renown event in October. There a several other villages with good hairdressers, bakeries, internet cafes etc. There is a fabulous Relais Chateau approx. 20 mins from the Chateau that provides wonderful food overlooking the Loire itself. Closer by a well known brasserie that serves food which is both delicious and original. The charming old village of Grez Neuville is only 6 miles away and has a delightful Creperie on the river. There are boats to hire and barges to ride that serve lunch or dinner.

50 minutes away is Le Mans, world renowned for its Formula One racing, particularly Le Mans 24 hour race, in June.

The Loire Valley housed the aristocracy in their private chateaux during the summer in days gone by. Many now are museums. This is one of the rare chateaux which can be rented to vacationers and might well be the most up-to-date and sumptuous available to private families and small groups.

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Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $77.68 per person per night
Damage Deposit $2,987.57

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

For bookings that are less than 1 week, the weeknight rate is equal to 1/7th of the weekly rate, and the weekend night rate (Fridays & Saturdays) is 1.5 times the weeknight rate.
Damage Protection Deposit Required; please contact me for more information.

Cancellation Policy: Please see Owners Stated Policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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