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Chateau De La Belle

Chateau with 25 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and private pool in Benest, France

From £16,936 per week

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Chateau to rent in Benest, France

Surrounded by a wooded park of 22 acres, Chateau de la Belle is a gorgeous holiday and wedding venue dating back to the 16th century and fully refurbished in 2016.

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 80
  • 25 Bedrooms
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Open fire

Chateau overview - owner's description

Surrounded by a wooded park of 22 acres, Chateau de la Belle is a gorgeous holiday and wedding venue dating back to the 16th century and fully refurbished in 2016.
Conveniently located just a short drive from Poitiers and Limoges, it originally belonged to the Boiceau family. The Protestant lawyer, author of works of jurisprudence and writings in the Poitevin dialect, Jean Boiceau was born here in 1513. In the 19th century, the chateau was bought by the Du Verrier de Boulzat family, who built a modern castle near to the old building.

The main chateau occupies an area of 660m² nestled in the heart of a wooded park of 19 hectares and offers accommodation for up to 24 guests - with its additional annex building and three lodges, the whole estate provides accommodation for up to 80 guests.

The spacious ground floor comprises of 2 luxury lounges, 2 dining rooms and a large kitchen. There is also a magnificent banquet hall, with adjoining professional kitchen, which has a capacity of up to 120 seated guests and 240 standing guests. In addition, the Pool Hall provides seating for up to 60 guests and can welcome up to 120 standing guests. On this level there is also an en-suite bedroom.
The remaining bedrooms and bathrooms are spread over the first and second floors, each of which boast a lounge.

Each room has been decorated with great care and tastefully furnished with antiques. The decor remains faithful to the 19th century but with an elegant and modern touch.
There are 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Three bedrooms are perfect for families wishing to sleep in proximity of the children. Bathrooms are all equipped with hairdryer, soap, and towels.
In In addition, the venue offers a large air-conditioned annex, which can accommodate up to 44 guests in 12 bedrooms sleeping 2 to 5 people each. There are also three pretty air-conditioned lodges, sleeping up to four guests each, bringing the total capacity of the estate to 80 guests.

The outdoor spaces are just as impressive: there is a brand new heated swimming pool and a stunning white stone terrace equipped with comfortable sunloungers and parasols. During your stay you can enjoy the quiet of this house, surrounded by a beautiful wooded park that will delight your guests. Bikes and outdoor games are also available and there is a Bootcamp exercise loop in the park. The Charentes River is easily reached from the property and the chateau can organise canoeing, kayaking, fishing and a lot more.
The caretakers live discreetly on site in a separate cottage and are always available to help you during your stay.


1) Chateau + Annex + 3 Lodges (80 pax)
2) Chateau + Annex + 2 Lodges (76 pax)
3) Chateau + Annex + 1 Lodge (72 pax)
4) Chateau + Annex (68 pax)
5) Chateau Only (24 pax)

Chateau Interior (24 pax /10 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms)
Ground Floor - 300m2
- 2 Dining rooms (22 and 12 seats respectively)
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Banquet Hall with Professional kitchen (120 m2, cap.: 120 seated / 240 standing)
- Pool Hall (60m2, cap.: 60 seated/ 120 standing)
- Constance bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and WC
- Office corner with Wi-Fi printer, video-projector, paper board, tables and chairs
- Bluetooth music connection
First Floor
- Celestine bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and WC
- Louise bedroom with sofa bed
- Josephine bedroom with 1 double and 1 single bed
- Rose bedroom with 2 single beds
- Appoline bedrooms with 2 singles and 1 double beds, en-suite shower room
- Eugenie bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Marguerite bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with WC
- Shower room
- W.C.
- Living room
Second Floor
- Angelique bedroom with 140cm bed
- Ernestine bedroom with 1 double and 1 single bed, en-suite bathroom and WC
- Living room
Annex (44 pax / 12 bedrooms / 4 shower rooms)

  • 12 bedrooms sleeping 2 to 5 people each
  • 4 shower rooms
  • 4 WCs
  • 4 wash-basins
  • Air conditioning
    The Lodges (12 pax)
    Three lodges sleeping 4 guests each. Each lodge comes equipped with a double bed (160x200cm), a sofa bed (140x190cm), a private bathroom, a separate W.C. and air conditioning.

Outside Grounds

  • Heated Swimming Pool (size: 12m x5m / depth: from 1.10m to 1.80 m)
  • White stone pool terrace area
  • Sun loungers and umbrellas
  • Tables and chairs are available for outdoor catering.
  • Bikes for 8 adults and 4 children (free of charge)
  • Basic equipment for pool and lawn games.
  • 22 acres park with a Bootcamp exercise loop of 1.3 km

Chateau de la Belle benefits from a strategic location in the heart of the beautiful and sunny Charente region, just about an hour away from Poitiers and Limoges. The closest town is Benest.
Local Activities
Horseback riding
Cognac Tour
Vineyard Tour
Farm tour
Day Trips: famous chateau of the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Cognac, Futuroscope theme park in Poitiers.


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This chateau is:

71.03km from Poitiers - Biard Airport
Outside this chateau in Benest, France
This chateau has a pool.

Prices and availability

Updated 19 June 2018

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 20 June 2018 - 4 January 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.



  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £876.89 per booking, paid locally



25 bedrooms, Sleeps 80


14 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Private pool


Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable


Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire