Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley, this self-catering holiday chateau is beautifully set in lush and extensive grounds. The Chateau can sleep up to 14 guests. On-site facilities include an impressive (12x6m) floodlit swimming pool which is set within a secure walled garden, with a large terrace and children’s paddling pool.
The Chateau is situated on the outskirts of the small wine-producing village of Concourson-sur-Layon and the owner is friendly with a few of the local wine merchants so please enquire for special offers and wine tasting opportunities!
Also on the estate there is a Coach House (sleeping 10) and the farm cottage (sleeping 5), that can also be rented with Simply Chateau dependent on your group size. The capacity of the entire estate is 29 if all properties are rented together.
Interior and grounds
The chateau sleeps 12/14 and cots are available for those with very young children. The ground floor retains its original charm with unique tiled floors, elaborate and ornate ceilings and delicate period woodwork. A spacious and inviting entrance hall leads to 2 large period reception rooms, one a TV room the other a dining room. There is also a large, fully fitted kitchen.
Three large bedrooms dominate the first floor of the main house. There is a double and a twin that both have en-suite shower rooms and in addition there is a large family suite comprising a double bed, a sofa bed and en-suite bathroom.
The second floor offers spacious accommodation with one double bedroom that has a quad bedroom attached, as well as a large luxury bedroom with Jacuzzi bath and dressing area. The chateau has UK Satellite TV (Freeview channels only) and WIFI as well as a large selection of books/toys/games for your enjoyment. We have plenty of high chairs and cots available to put in any of the rooms free of charge.
On-site facilities include an impressive 12x6m floodlit swimming pool, set within a secure walled garden with a large terrace and children’s' paddling pool, games room with pool table, table tennis, boules and badminton. Young children are more than welcome and are well catered for with many toys, games and bicycles. A washing machine is also available. The chateau aims to provide plenty of on-site activities to suit all ages! Broadband internet access is available nearby.
Location and local information
We are around 3 hours drive from Paris, or the TGV takes 1.5 hours to Angers, either from the centre of Paris (Montparnasse) or directly from Charles de Gaule airport. We are then 35 mins drive from Angers and car hire is very easy from the station.
The owner is happy to help in any way that she can and has friendly links to a few local vineyards so if you do wish to go wine tasting locally please just ask. You can see some of the world’s most magnificent Châteaux and taste the famous wines served to you by the producer in his own cellar. Enjoy the rolling countryside, the stately Loire river and its picturesque tributaries. Visit museums, local markets and theme parks, including Futuroscope and Puy de Fou. Relax on the famous beaches of the Vendée, less than 2 hours away. The river Layon itself, a short walk from us, is popular with fishing enthusiasts and contains a variety of fish. Golfers are well catered for, with 7 good courses within a 45 drive.
Concourson-sur-Layon has a small restaurant open during the day but in Doue la Fontaine (5mins drive) there are plenty of restaurants/shops etc. It is a market town with plenty of character. There is also a large supermarket complex where you can buy all your provisions. We are very well located for the many chateaux in the area as well as many other local attractions.
Catering and services
The owner is happy to help in any way that she can and has friendly links to a few local vineyards so if you do wish to go wine tasting locally please just ask.