Situated in its own peaceful parkland, this 15th Century Chateau boasts five large en suite bedrooms, tennis court, indoor pool, a gym and table tennis. With a fully equipped American-style kitchen and attractively styled reception rooms, there is also a two-bedroom cottage which can be rented with the chateau for groups of up to 17.
In the late 18th century the Chateau Ardille was the Fleury-Michon family’s country retreat.
Interior and grounds
The chateau itself comfortably accommodates up to 13 guests in its 5 en suite rooms and the nearby cottage can be rented when more space is needed for groups of up to 17.
On the ground floor is a large spacious living room with TV and original marble fireplace and light fixtures. The dining room is furnished with original marble fireplace and oak panelling. The sizeable American-style kitchen with dining table comes complete with double ovens, halogen hob, eight ring gas hob, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a fully equipped sauna and gym.
On the first floor is a double with en suite bathroom, a double with shower room, a double with shower room and extra single bed and a family double room with additional 2 singles and spacious en-suite shower room. On the second floor is another double with en-suite shower room.
The cottage has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a large reception room/kitchen and a separate bathroom.
Surrounding the chateau is an acre of parkland full of chestnut trees. There is a tennis court, a pool table, table tennis table, a gym and an indoor pool with sauna. Badminton, boules and cycles are all available for guest use. There is also abundant garden furniture and a gas-fired barbeque for al fresco dining. There is also ample parking for cars. Holistic Therapy treatments are also available. Our qualified therapist provides Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Pre booking is advisable for these popular treatments.
Location and local information
The nearest airport is Poitiers 50km away but Limoges and La Rochelle are also only 80km from the chateau. The local village is Chef Boutonne, just 2km from the chateau.
Things to do during you stay include: Remy Martin and Hennessy for Cognac-lovers. Visit Futuroscope in Poitiers for exciting rides. Take a trip to Green Venice in Marais Poitovon with its miles and miles of waterways. The valley of the monkeys (Vallee des Singes). Classic car racing at Angloueme. See Europe’s biggest silver mine at Melle. Abundant local fishing lakes. The famous twin towers at La Rochelle, quaint cobbled streets and great beaches.
There is a market every Saturday at the nearby Chef Boutonne and there are also two supermarkets, numerous patisseries, hotel Le Voyagers and a pizzeria (with takeaways!). Daily local markets. A nearby stables (5km) offers horse riding. Good golf courses can be found at Poitiers and Niort.
Catering and services
There is an on site chef for in-house catering. Please let us know your requirements on arrival.
Cleaning is available for 15 euros per hour. Holistic Therapy treatments are also available. Our qualified therapist provides Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Pre booking is advisable for these popular treatments.