Chateau holiday Loire - Chateau des Perdrix sits within a 240 hectare estate. Dating back to the 15th century, extensive renovations have been made during the 19th and 20th centuries. More a hunting lodge than a chateau, the house has an intimate atmosphere with traditional furnishings, tapestries, cosy fireplaces, tiled floors wood panelling and some wonderful beamed ceilings.
Romorantin-Lanthenay is the largest town in the Sologne region of the Loire, which stretches south from Orleans to the Cher river and east of Blois. This is an area of forests, lakes, ponds and marshes and in the autumn provides fertile hunting grounds. Wild boar and deer roam here, not to mention the ducks, geese, quails and pheasants, which far outnumber the small human population.
Local restaurants tempt you with regional dishes based on game, wild mushrooms, apples and pumpkins. The town of Millancay holds an annual festival devoted entirely to the pumpkin.
There are 2 main walking routes running through the region and numerous smaller paths, all well marked and many accessible to bicycles. The huge, child-friendly Aliotis aquarium is just outside Romorantin and has displays of local and exotic fish, including a tank containing one thousand piranhas!
This is the perfect place from which to enjoy a chateau holiday Loire - visit the famous Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Amboise, Cheverny, Chambord and Chenonceaux are all within an hour' s drive of Chateau des Perdrix.
Millancay 2 miles. Romorantin-Lanthenay 7 miles. Blois and Vierzon 35 miles. Bourges 53 miles. Orleans 38 miles. Chateauroux 70 miles. Tours airport 1 hrs 30 mins. Paris 2 hrs. Rambling & cycling nearby. Loire Valley Chateaux within 1 hour.
The property is split into two wings, ideal for families sharing.
Well equipped farmhouse kitchen (TV).
Living/dining room with table seating 14.
Double bedroom (1.50m) in the tower, steps to shower room, WC.
Children' s twin bedroom (0.80m) in the tower, steps to bathroom , WC.
Single bedroom (1.00m).
Bathroom , separate WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.40m), washbasin.
Joining the two wings on the ground floor: large living room (TV, DVD, CD, pool table, piano), open fireplace
Living room (CD), open fireplace.
Study (dial-up internet access).
Double bedroom (1.40m) in the tower, ensuite shower room.
Double bedroom (1.40m), adjoining child' s room/nursery , ensuite bathroom , separate shower, WC.
Children' s bedroom (3 x 0.80m).
Family bedroom sleeping 4 (1 x 1.60 + 2 x 0.80m),
Shower room , separate WC.
240 hectare estate. 5 hectares of enclosed grounds. Covered outdoor dining area close to pool, portable charcoal barbecue. Large barn close to pool converted to games area, table tennis, table football. Tennis court. Large pond within grounds - unprotected so care with young children. Caretakers live in gatehouse and work around the estate. Guard dog has kennel and run within grounds. Donkeys live within the grounds (fenced).