The 15th Century Chateau, situated in the heart of the Loire countryside, sits on a hill overlooking the famous river Creuse. The property has over 10 hectares of private grounds and lies next to a small village that has a restaurant and boulangerie. The Chateau is ideally suited to family groups of up to 28 guests and represents great value for money.
There is a heated swimming pool, as well as lots of games for the children to play and a river that runs through the bottom of the garden. A modern tennis court is ready for use just 200m away. The Pays de la Loire region is in the heart of France and is steeped in history. Through the ages this is where the French Kings built the finest chateaux and many of these historic buildings are less than an hour away, waiting to be explored, most notably Azay-le-Rideau, Loches, Chenonceaux, Valençay and Villandry.
Interior and grounds
The chateau was initially built in the 15th century, with some additions being made in the 19th Centuries, and sits on a hill with spectacular views over the River Creuse.
On the ground floor the large living/dining room has a huge fireplace and table with seating for up to 20. An additional sitting room comes with TV, HIFI, home cinema system, karaoke and table-football. The fully equipped kitchen comes with oven, 5 gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher and two fridge/freezers. There is a double bedroom leading on to a terrace with an en-suite bathroom. There is also a downstairs loo and a utility room with professional dishwasher (3 min cycle), washing machine and drier.
On the first floor the master bedroom suite has a double bed and en-suite bathroom connecting to a small twin bedroom with two camp-beds. There are also two further twin bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), a double room and an additional bathroom with bath, wash basin and loo.
On the second floor another master bedroom has a double bed with en-suite bathroom. There are 2 further double bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), a twin bedroom, a dormitory bedroom with three bunk-beds and an en-suite loo and an additional bathroom with bath, sink, and loo. 2 cots & 1 child bed are available.
Outside there is a rear terrace, fenced gardens, and over 10 hectares of grounds with a river that runs at the bottom of them. There is also lots of garden furniture, a barbeque, and a tennis court less than 200m away. For the children, there is a wide range of games available in the pool house including boules, volleyball, badminton and football etc. There is also a table tennis table situated a few yards from the pool. The heated swimming pool has a pool house with shower & WC. The pool is 12x5m with a maximum depth of 2.4m. For the young there is a children’s pool connected to the shallow end of the main pool, which is safe for children to play in. There is dining space for up to 28 guests next to the pool on 3 large tables. The barbeque is next to the pool house.
Location and local information
The nearest airport is Poitiers (60km away). The chateau sits on the edge of the small village of Ciron with boulangerie for your bread and croissants in the morning. Le Blanc is the nearest town of a reasonable size 15km away. It is very attractive and has some excellent restaurants.
Ciron is located in the heart of a Regional Parc – La Brenne – South West of the Berry area, one of the regions of the Centre Val de Loire region. Therefore it is at the corner of three different areas: Berry, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. There are plenty of interesting places to visit and we just wanted to take this opportunity to mention a few places that are really worth paying a one-day trip (The Loire Valley and Poitiers/Le Futuroscope) or more nearby places of interest. For other ideas, we have left a number of travel books in the cupboard close to the kitchen entrance door to inform you of other possible venues to visit. The Michelin travel book “Châteaux de la Loire” is an ideal guide to build your itinerary. However if you don’t want to travel too far then there is always the pool to lounge next to!
Poitiers is about 75km from the chateau. It is an interesting and attractive city that is worth a visit for the famous Le Futuroscope.
The main area of interest to be found nearby is the Regional Parc, La Brenne, which has over 7500 hectares of lakes and ponds and a few villages that are worth paying a visit to. La Brenne is a marvellous place to walk and fish. Main areas of interest are the Etang de Bellebouche, le Château du Bouchet and l’Etang de la Mer Rouge.
Local activities include golf (there are 2 golf courses in the vicinity), tennis, horse riding (10km away) and bicycle hire.
Catering and services
Catering is available at the chateau by local catering companies (traiteurs). Typically this will cost from 30 euros per person for a 4-course meal. Alternatively you can hire a private chef: Stéphane Chabernaud.