The Chateau is a 12th Century castle that has been altered over the centuries and is now totally restored and modernised. It offers luxury accommodation with all the facilities that one would expect including a private swimming pool.
This French chateau has 7 bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate 13 adults. Originally built in the 12th Century, this chateau used to be a military post; it was destroyed in the 16th Century, before being rebuilt and has been used as a family home ever since.
Located on top of a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding French countryside, this luxury chateau rental is only five minutes drive from the local village of Charlieu. The larger town af Saint Etienne and Lyon are also within easy reach of Chateau De Charme.
Interior and grounds
The property comprises the main chateau with 6 bedrooms and a 1 bedroom cottage located just 20m from the main building.
The chateau is made up of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms that are all found on the first floor. On the ground floor you find a large kitchen/family room with huge chimney where up to 20 people can sit for dinner, a sitting room, a study, and a small dining room.
In the centre of the chateau is an attractive internal courtyard where up to 12 people can sit for lunch or dinner: from this courtyard you access a first floor loggia with another dining area. The seventh bedroom, which has also a sofa bed downstairs, is in an independent cottage with a mezzanine bed, a kitchenette and a bathroom.
Outside the chateau sits in rural hilly area where the famous 'Charolais beef' is bred, with panoramic views and a private swimming pool.
Location and local information
The nearest airport is Lyon (100km) and the nearest town is Roanne (20km). Situated in a rural hilly area where the famous 'Charolais beef' is bred and offering panoramic views, the chateau is 5 minutes away from a medieval village with all the necessary facilities (shops & restaurants).
The area has many famous restaurants, including the world famous Michelin starred Troigros which is 20 minutes away. There are also many vineyards nearby as the Beaujolais region is just 30 minutes by car. Burgundy is 45 minutes away and we even have our local wine "Les Cotes Roannaises".
There are many cultural sites around including a well known tour of medieval roman churches as well as lovely medieval villages with beautiful old houses.
Catering and services
Catering is available at the chateau by local catering companies (traiteurs) - typically this will cost from 40 euros per person for a 4-course meal. Alternatively it is possible to hire a cook from the local village/town who can do any cooking that you wish during your stay – they are also usually happy to buy the food and clear up afterwards. Costs are typically between 15 and 20 euros per hour. Maid service is available for between 15 and 20 euros per hour.