The Secret Hamlet Estate
Chateau with 14 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and swimming pool in Ingrandes, France
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Chateau to rent in Ingrandes, France
Chateau overview - owner's description
Featured in The Guardian's Top 10 Best Foodie Retreats in Rural France.Your wedding or family holiday will be a true fairytale affair at this estate in the Loire Valley.
Featured in The Guardian's Top 10 Best Foodie Retreats in Rural France.
Your wedding or family holiday will be a true fairytale affair at this estate in the Loire Valley. Situated on top of a hill and covered in creeping vines, the Old World chateau has been renovated with the utmost care and taste. The expertly styled interior epitomizes the easy, chic sophistication of ‘art de vivre a la francaise'.
Four homes surround the main chateau, each with private gardens and unique character. We especially love the 'Honey House', originally used to manage beehives and extract honey, it's now a 2 bedroom haven. Another house has a terrace overlooking the river - your large party will love having this 35 acre hamlet (and two swimming pools) to themselves.
Outside, the grounds slope down to the River L'Anglin, where you'll paddle toward the nearest town (Ingrandes) or fish beneath the shade of a 450 year old oak tree. Nearby attractions include the Romanesque Abbey in Saint-Savin (10 km), home to well-preserved 11th and 12th century murals. There's natural beauty in abundance at La Brenne Regional Nature Park (30 km) past Le Blanc. Your holiday (or the days before your wedding) can be a time of calm reflection in this peaceful region of France.
Each of the 5 houses within the estate is entirely independent, each with its own personality and atmosphere, all set amidst peaceful green gardens and the surrounding fields.
Le Manoir (max cap: 8 - adults only)
The main house can accommodate 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. It also has a kitchen, dining room, library/music room.
Outside the estate sits in 35 acres of private grounds with a private swimming pool.
The Outer Houses (10 bedrooms)
La Miellerie Cote Jardin (max. cap: 6)
Traditional single storey farm house. The large living quarters, small wheat store, a barn for farm material and the horse box/cow sheds have been turned into a house surrounded by gardens. It comprises of 2 double bedrooms and a twin bed on the mezzanine, a large kitchen and a double sitting room that opens onto a dining room with a large fireplace and a garden.
La Miellerie Cote Cour (max. cap: 4)
The 'Honey House' originally came to life, as a place to keep wood for the construction of beehives and machines to extract honey. It now comprises large living quarters with 2 master bedrooms and a sofa bed on the open space mezzanine, a terrace and a garden.
La Petite Maison (max. cap: 5)
The original shape and form, tiled roof, stone fireplace and traditional windows have been kept. There are 1 double bedroom and one triple bedroom. The first floor of the adjacent barn has been turned into a terrace. A dining room opens onto the sitting room with a fireplace. 1 double bedroom, a mezzanine bed and a triple, a terrace and a garden.
L'Orangerie (max. cap: 4)
The Lemon house, with its large arched windows and high ceiling in the Renaissance style, has been transformed. It now comprises a large living room bathed in sun light, 2 double bedrooms, a large living room, sitting room with fireplace and a private garden.
Included in the rental price: bed linen and towels, cutlery, plates, cooking utensils, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave TV/HiFi, Wi-Fi connection, garden furniture & barbecue.
Situated at the border of the Berry and Poitou regions and only 1 hour away from the Loire Valley, the manor and its 5 outer buildings sit on the top of a woody hill softly sloping down to the left bank of the River Anglin.
The owners are happy to create personalized itineraries to help you discover Berry and the Poitou Region. History, antique chasing, restaurants, painting, gardening and cooking are all available on request.
Activities on the property include: canoeing, kayaking and fishing – permit available.
Activities around the property include: Rich cultural and historical sites, golf, hunting, horseback riding, tennis, cycling, walking, and fauna and flora in the Parc de la Brenne.
Towns nearby include Le Blanc (8km), Argenton sur Creuse (45km), Chateauroux (65km), Poitiers (50km), Chatellerault (40km).
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Outside this chateau in Ingrandes, FranceThis chateau has a pool and a children pool.
Prices and availability
Updated 22 August 2017
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 30 August 2014 - 3 January 2020: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£917.68 per booking, paid locally
14 bedrooms, Sleeps 29
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable
Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional