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Chateau Duval

Chateau with 15 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and shared pool in Combourg, France

From £9,028 per week

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Chateau to rent in Combourg, France

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 34
  • 15 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Shared pool
  • WiFi
  • Open fire

Chateau overview - owner's description

For an unforgettable family holiday or fairytale wedding, book Chateau Duval, a magnificent 15th century castle in Brittany. The 54 acres of grounds with spectacular views include 3 ponds.

For an unforgettable family holiday or fairytale wedding, book Chateau Duval, a magnificent 15th century castle in Brittany. The 54 acres of grounds with spectacular views include 3 ponds, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a charming chapel. Enjoy outdoor pursuits like fishing and hunting, schedule a wine tasting, play table football in the games room and explore the region's historical sites.
The estate includes a chateau and 3 other buildings that can be hired independently or as a whole. The chateau's dining room features an original fireplace, and the drawing rooms, lounges, library and bedrooms have wooden panelling and paintings from 18th century. The two Park Houses with tall ceilings and terracotta floors sit close to the pool. The gatehouse with oak floors feels like the best of countryside Brittany. Each building possesses a private outdoor seating area.
Drive to the village of Combourg (4 km) to see an impressive castle and town centre. You're also 30 km from Rennes' cultural sites or Dinard's beaches. History buffs will want to visit the D-day beaches (150 km), and golfers can choose from 10 nearby courses, some just 15 minutes away.
Chateau Duval is 45 km from the Saint Malo port.
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Features

This 15th Century Chateau is beautifully located on a ridge overlooking the pastoral landscape. The charming Chateau and its surrounding buildings have high ceilings, massive oak beams, original fireplaces, grand windows, inspiring country-style kitchens, extravagant drawing rooms and beautiful bathrooms. All buildings have easy access to the swimming pool and their own outdoor seating areas where you can enjoy relaxing evenings with enchanting views overlooking the park and valley.
Chateau – Chateau du Grand Val is no pompous Versailles castle, but greater is its charm. For instance, the dining hall is equipped with a wonderful fireplace from the 1400s. A vigorous, crackling log fire always accompanies the lobster dinners and hunting parties held during the autumn season. The drawing-room and the library from the 1700s exhibit paintings and wooden panels, and the second floor bedrooms likewise possess their own particular charm – nothing extravagant, but a lot of French atmosphere.

The kitchen is fully equipped and includes dishwasher and washing machine. The dining room has a beautiful fireplace from the 15th century and grand oak furniture with room for 22 people to eat. There is also a library with antique furniture and a drawing room with more antique dining furniture and a grand fireplace. The games room includes a table football table and there is also a downstairs bathroom. On the second floor there are six large bedrooms, all with their own particular charm.

The Grand and Petite Park Houses
The Grand and Petite Park Houses date from the 18th century were fully renovated in 2000. The building is situated just 100 meters from the castle and with direct access to the pool and the kitchen garden. The Park Houses boast a beautiful view over the old castle park and the chapel. Massive ceiling beams, five meters to the ceiling, and terracotta floors create a superb living environment.

Brittany is wonderful in the summer. However, the question is whether it is not even nicer during spring and autumn. Then, it is both comfortable and cozy to gather around a fire even if the temperature hardly ever drops below zero Celsius. If you, for example, come to Grand Val in the beginning of April you will meet the spring. Broom, rhododendron, lilacs, and daffodils are then in full bloom. If you visit us in December, you will enjoy the spectacularly colorful scenery, the high air, and the characteristic French morning mist which settles like a lake in the valley.
Grand Parkhouse – With its 140 square meters and six to eight beds, this accommodation is recommended for two families or three to four couples. The house has a large, beautiful kitchen with a dish-washer. The living room has glass sliding-doors facing the park. There are three bedrooms with separate bathrooms on the second floor. It is 25 meters to the pool.
Petit Parkhouse – With its 60 square meters and four beds, this accommodation is recommended for two couples or a family. The ground floor contains the living room and the kitchen which includes a dish-washer. The second floor has two attractively decorated bedrooms with a shared shower. There is a beautiful view of the park and only 25 meters to the pool.
Gate House – This is a beautiful stone-house from the early 1800s with over four meters to the ceiling and wooden floors in massive oak. The renovation is intended for those of you who enjoy and have that special feeling for rustic, country-side Brittany.

The ground floor has an open floor plan including living room, dining room, and kitchen. The rooms are divided by oak pillars and a large, wonderful fireplace. The chimney ascends through an open space all the way to the inside ceiling beams; this gives the entire house a feeling of immense spaciousness. A rustic oak stairway leads up to three lovely bedrooms and a large bathroom with double showers and a separate toilet. The hallway outside of the bedrooms is a balcony with a view of the living room and dining room below.

The Gate House is 140 square meters. It has three double rooms and a large veranda facing south. The house is situated right next to the castle's old kitchen garden which is surrounded by a wall. This is also where the pool is located.
Outside the grounds are made up of 54 acres of private land, three ponds, lovely park area, a private heated pool (12m x 5m) and plenty of outdoor furniture. Fishing and hunting (pheasants and partridge with pointers) are available at the property and its surrounding area.

Location

The nearest port is St Malo and the nearest village is Combourg. The chateau is 150km to the beaches of the D Day landings. The chateau is situated only 30km from the town of Rennes. 30km in the other direction takes you to the sea and the resort of Dinard with some of Brittany's finest beaches.
Nearby you find the port of St Malo with its characteristic town wall. All the ferries that go to the Channel Islands leave from here. Nearby lies the coastal town of Cancale, where shellfish connoisseurs meet from all over the world, to visit the oyster farms and savour the fruits of the sea at one of the picturesque restaurants.
Other sights worth seeing include the abbey and former pirate nest Mont St Michel, as well as the villages of Vitre and Dinan - with their ancient city centres dating from the 12th century. In addition to good food, fascinating culture and beautiful beaches, there are seven different golf courses nearby. Some of these courses are placed around fantastic castles while others like Golf de Dinard is a seaside/links course with breathtaking view over the sea.

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Location

This chateau is:

45.01km from Aéroport Dinard Bretagne airport
Outside this chateau in Combourg, France
This chateau has a shared pool and a children pool.

Prices and availability

Updated 25 April 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 24 September 2016 - 21 September 2018: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £849.91 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

15 bedrooms, Sleeps 34

Bathrooms

9 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Shared pool

Entertainment

Internet / WiFi

General

Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional

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