This original 3 storey, 9 bedroom, 5 bathroom chateau lies within 25 acres of stunning enclosed parkland complete with swimming pool and exceptional views over the surrounding countryside. Accommodating up to 16 people, this charming dwelling provides a superb gateway to the local charms and escapes of the Loire Valley.
The Chateau is the ideal base to explore the renowned culture, history and attractions of the Loire Valley and its many Roman ruins, abbeys, churches and chateaux. A number of restaurants and food shops are within a short walking distance of the chateau, offering guests the chance to sample the famed cuisine of the region. The classically designed Chateau De Lanternes was designed and completed in the early 19th century in a style typical of Loire Valley chateaux of that period.
Interior and grounds
The ground floor has 4 reception rooms including a library with an extensive collection of French and English language literature, a living room with TV and video recorder, a kitchen and a dining room. The kitchen provides comfortable seating for up to 10 people and comes equipped with all modern conveniences, including a microwave, dishwasher and oven. The ground floor also includes a bedroom with two single beds and a WC. A table, linen and kitchenware sufficient to cater for up to 16 guests is provided for at the chateau. The chateau sits within secure grounds far away from any major roads and is extremely child friendly.
Three further spacious south facing double bedrooms (2 of which have an additional single bed) can be found on the first floor each with en suite washing facilities and offering spectacular views over the immediate grounds of the chateau and surrounding countryside. In addition there are 2 suites, each of which consists of a double bedroom, a connecting twin and an en suite bathroom. There is also a further smaller single bedroom that can be found on this floor.
The chateau sits in 25 acres of walled parkland containing numerous oak trees, a rose garden with over 200 rose bushes and well maintained lawns. Adjacent to the swimming pool (10mx5m) is a paved sunbathing area that comes complete with sun loungers, outdoor furniture, a table tennis table and BBQ.
Location and local information
The nearest airport to the chateau is Poitiers 30km away and the nearest town is Lencloitre 3km away. The Chateau is a superb gateway to the renowned culture, history and attractions of the Loire Valley and its many Roman ruins, abbeys churches and chateaux. A number of restaurants and food shops are within a short walking distance of the chateau, offering guests the chance to sample the famed cuisine of the region.
The Chateau is close to the tranquil and idyllic surroundings of the Marais Poitevin, a locale offering lake swimming and canoeing facilities for the more adventurous. A themed historical adventure attraction is a short drive away at Puy du Fou, while in neighbouring Poitiers is the exciting Futuroscope theme park – a great attraction for adults and children alike. In addition to these notable nearby sights, the library in the chateau has an extensive collection of local tourist information and sightseeing suggestions for the region.
Chambord, Chenonceaux, Villandry, Blois and the other famous chateaux of the Loire Valley are a short distance away. Numerous other renowned fortified settlements are also a short car journey away.
The nearby town of Lencloitre still has a market of traditional local fare every Wednesday and Saturday, offering guests the opportunity to sample the produce and delicacies of the region. On the first Monday of every month there is a craft fair at the same site. The town is also home to a number of excellent local restaurants and eateries, most notably ‘Bottin Gourmand’ and ‘Les Delices de Michel’.
Local activities: Golfing facilities (both La Rochelle and Royan golf courses are a short drive away), tennis, biking paths, fishing and horseback riding are all available within a very short drive. There are also a number of local vineyards in the area that offer tasting sessions for wine enthusiasts.
Catering and services
The Housekeeper comes on a daily basis (except Sundays) and is responsible for the daily maintenance of the swimming pool and the bedrooms. Upon request, additional service can be provided at a cost of 12 euros per hour. Linen is changed on a weekly basis.