This stunning, listed Loire Chateau near Angers, on the banks of the River Layon, was built in the 16th century and still boasts some original features including a moat, now dry, and watch towers. Set within its own, award-winning vineyard, the winery is housed in an original 15th century ' Palais de Justice' jail and a wine tasting visit is a must during your stay.
Today this Loire Chateau near Angers offers every modern convenience and is ideally placed to explore the Chateau of the Loire, enjoy tempting food and wine and improve your French in this area referred to as the ' Garden of France' and cradle of the French language.
Nearby this Loire Chateau, Angers is the capital of the region, sitting at the confluence of the rivers Maine and Loire. Chateau d' Angers is a foreboding structure with no less than 17 giant towers. At its heart, the charming St Genevieve Chapel kept the secret of the ' Tapisseries de l' Apocalypse for hundreds of years, and this astounding, 100m long tapestry is now on display at the Chateau.
Living room, (TV,DVD,CD), open fireplace.
Well equipped kitchen .
Dining room , open fireplace.
Double bedroom, (1.90m), (TV,CD,safe), ensuite bathroom , WC.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m or 1.80m), (TV,CD/radio,safe), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.90m), (CD/radio,safe), ensuite bathroom , separate WC.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90, or 1.80m), (TV,CD/radio,safe), ensuite bathroom WC.
Two bedroom suites, each with double bedroom (1.90m), (TV,CD,safe), dressing area, salon (additional beds here on request), ensuite bathrooms with walk-in shower, WC.
Lower ground floor:
3 hectares of totally enclosed grounds with good lawn for children. Ample outdoor dining, portable charcoal barbecue. Private tennis court. Table tennis. Ample parking.
Martigne-Briand 4 miles. Doue-la-Fontaine 10 miles. Saumur 18 miles. Angers town 20 miles, airport 35 miles . Tours & Nantes airports 1hr 30 mins. Loire Chateaux within 30 mins to 2 hours. Golf 10 miles. Wine tasting on site. Cycling, hot air ballooning, horse riding nearby.
6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 8 WC
Private 12m x 6m HEATED pool
Private TENNIS COURT
September: specialist wine tasting, harvesting