Stunning Chateau in Western Loire - LL007381

7km from Grez-Neuville, Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL007381 Advertiser since: 2 January 2020
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Chateau Allure Du Lac Self Catering Flexible 19 38 17 Up to 5 more on Murphy and sofabeds

About this property

Luxury Lakeside Castle & Island, Pool, Tennis, Park. This chateau is in a rural setting.

Chateau Allure Du Lac is situated in a magnificent 105 acre estate in the Loire Valley. One of the most spectacular chateau rentals in France, it offers a 22-acre private lake, island, lakeside terrace, swimming pool, tennis court, palatial lawns, gorgeous gardens and forests full of wildlife. With an elevator servicing all four floors, full access for guests is easy.

Enjoy great in-house dining, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and our Grand Chateau Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres Tasting, served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace.

We rent on an exclusive basis, and family reunions, seminars and weddings are welcome, including use of our Chapel or private Island for your ceremony. We can host events for small and large groups, so let’s chat about what you have in mind.

The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic and dramatic, the Chateau is warm and welcoming. The Drawing Room is inviting with its oak paneling, huge log fireplace, and private terrace for early evening drinks and late night parties. The magnificent Grand Salon, with its parquet flooring, tall windows, and a massive mirrored fireplace mantle offers a luxurious yet relaxed venue for gatherings large and small. The splendid Silver Reception Room floor was specifically designed for hosting elegant parties, and the Chateau’s delicious French specialties have guests raving about the food and the superb candlelit tables fit for royalty. The courtyard and lakeside terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences, and there’s our Salle Du Jardin dining room for when you’re in the mood for something informal.

There are 14 en suite, beautifully furnished bedrooms in the Chateau to choose from to accommodate up to 15 guests at the base rental rate, with a supplemental charge of 75 euros per night per guest for each additional guest in excess of 15, up to a normal maximum of 28 guests sleeping in the Chateau. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated, filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There is even a two-story master suite, with its own foyer, drawing room, and antique oak staircase leading up to a huge circular en suite bedroom that has an original hand-painted domed ceiling.

There are also two apartments with 5 bedrooms that will accommodate up to 10 more people and are a 3-minute walk through the gardens from the Chateau. While not decorated to the same standard as the Chateau, they offer a very affordable way to have more people sleep on the estate at only €120 per night per apartment. There are also charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more guests nearby.

There are many activities to choose from in the area, including wine tasting, gourmet cooking classes, golf, horse riding, biking, hot air ballooning, water parks, museums, riverboat tours, shopping, sightseeing, etc. Some, like wine tasting and bikes, will come to the Chateau. You can fish in our private lake and use our row boats. We have a swimming pool, tennis court, ping pong and croquet, and nearly all our guests find great pleasure in walking around the lake and through the gardens and woods. It’s truly beautiful here and there’s a lot of wildlife to see.


The following reviews which are posted on Google and other booking sites we also utilise are typical of how our Guests enjoyed their stay with us:

This is truly the magic castle!
Rating Given: 5 Stars

This is truly the magic castle! It has so much character and the details are spectacular. We loved our hosts, the peaceful walks around the lake, the unique decor of each guest room, and the general sense of wonder that the entire property invokes. I look forward to returning many times in the future.

Sat S., Los Angeles, California - Stayed: November 2019

A fantasy come to life!
Rating Given: 5 Stars

Magnifique! We celebrated our anniversary with family and friends at the magnificent Chateau Allure du Lac and it was a fantasy come to life! The Chateau is grand in scale, well appointed with beautiful period decor, and quickly became our "home" for the week. Amazing that everyone felt so comfortable and at ease right away!

The chambre suites are all spacious, beds very comfy, and having en-suites for each was truly wonderful. We had several dinners catered and each was perfect with elegant table settings and service, having used both the Silver Dining Room and the Beautiful Wood Paneled Dining room. Plus the "downstairs" kitchen became our hang-out for guests to share their adventures at the end of each day.

The owners were most helpful and very charming, sharing their experience of owning and maintaining a chateau with us. Definitely some engineering and construction miracles were done here.

We highly recommend this beautiful, inviting and secluded property!

Jackie K., Rio Verde, Arizona - Stayed: October 2019

It couldn’t have been more perfect!
Rating Given: 5 Stars

We enjoyed a fantastic week at this beautiful Château. My husband and I and our SEVEN children along with their spouses celebrated a special birthday here. It couldn’t have been more perfect! All the bedrooms were en-suite and we were free to use the entire Château. William and Susy were the perfect hosts, always answering any request with a “my pleasure “. The beautiful grounds, the fairytale residence, gave us all a week to cherish and remember.

Sandy M., Ohio - Stayed: September 2019

Such a lovely time!
Rating Given: 5 Stars

We recently held a fantastic family reunion at Chateau Allure du Lac. We were absolutely delighted with the property and the setting. We still cannot believe that we were able to stay in this incredible chateau. There was something for everyone— pool, tennis, walking trail, fishing, nearby villages and supermarket— and the lovely house easily accommodated 26 people. The house is spotlessly clean and the owners made sure we were comfortable, happy and had everything we needed. This is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the French countryside.

Geoffrey P., Illinois - Stayed: July 2019

A piece of heaven on Earth!
Rating Given: 5 Stars

My wife and I hosted our closest friends and family for a week-long stay at Chateau Allure du Lac this Summer. Our time at the Chateau could not have been better. The Chateau is amazing, warm and inviting and lovingly maintained by William and Suzy, who themselves, are an absolutely delightful couple. The grounds are immaculately. The dining rooms, common areas, bedrooms and furnishings are all done to exceptional standards. Our only regret is that we were not able to stay longer. We look forward to our next stay at this little piece of heaven on Earth.

Frank S., New York - Stayed: July 2019

An unforgettable class reunion at Chateau Allure du Lac
Rating Given: 5 Stars

We just spent an absolutely fabulous week celebrating a business school reunion. Our group of twenty-three was astounded by the beauty of the chateau and the warm welcome we received from our hosts, Susy and William. We celebrated our arrival with champagne in the lovely courtyard before a gourmet meal in one of the beautiful dining rooms. The rooms, each with their own bathroom, were spacious and beautifully decorated. We awakened each morning to a breakfast of assorted pastries, croissants, baguettes, fresh fruit and yogurts served in a charming breakfast room. The elevator made the four floors of the chateau easily accessible. The setting, with its lovely gardens and lake, was serene. Susy and William were extremely accommodating and helped make our reunion an unforgettable experience. Our only complaint is that we had to leave!

We have rented well over a dozen of properties for vacations with friends, this was by far the best experience we have ever had.

Olivier G., Vermont - Stayed: June 2019

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Kitchen and dining

We can cater some or all of your meals, including breakfast,lunch and dinner as well as large receptions for weddings. Our very popular Grand Chateau Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres Tasting is usually served on our Lakeside Terrace and pairs 8 local wines with 16 delicious hors d'oeuvres. It's a great experience that includes some entertainment, education, delights for the taste buds and enough food to easily replace a meal!

If you prefer to self-cater, we have a very well equipped kitchen you're welcome to use.

There are many places to dine, both indoors and outside. Our dining rooms include the Grand Salon, Salle du Jardin and our Silver Dining Room, as well as the long kitchen table! Outside dining is very popular here, both in our Courtyard and on the Lakeside Terrace.

Living rooms

Guests are welcome to enjoy the Grand Salon and Chatelain's Salon, as well as the Silver Reception Room for special events we arrange. There's also a private salon in the 2-storey Tower Suite!


We have 14 beautifully decorated en suite bedrooms (including 2 suites) in the Chateau which will normally accommodate up to 28 guests. It's possible to accommodate up to 5 more if you wish to use the extra/pullout beds that are available in some of the rooms.

We also have 2 apartments that are a 3-minute walk through the gardens from the Chateau. The 2-bedroom will accommodaye up to 4 guests and the 3-bedroom will accommodate up to 6 guests.


All of the bedrooms in the Chateau have en suite bathrooms.

Each of the apartments has one bathroom.


The Chateau has central heating with the cost included in the rent.


Live entertainment and dancing is a regular feature here and we'll be glad to make some recommendations once we know what you have in mind.

Garden and outside

Spectacular! Our grounds include a gorgeous 22-acre private lake with an island and a 2.5 km path along the shore that's ideal for walking/jogging. You're welcome to fish and use our row boats. There are many thousands of trees with kilometers of paths through the woods, and numerous palatial lawns. We have a swimming pool and tennis court, as well as croquet and ping pong.

There's a beautiful gazebo on the island which is ideal for wedding ceremonies, and the Courtyard and Lakeside Terrace are ideal for relaxing and dining, including bbq's.

Parking and garages

We have private onsite parking for at least 50 cars in parking lots surrounded by trees so they're not visible from the Chateau.

Visitor suitability

We're a great venue for large and small groups, whether it's for a family holiday, wedding, birthday, reunion, etc. Children are welcome and they have a magical time!


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: On our private 22 acre lake

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Bluegreen Avrille
Distance: 17 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: On property


About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan and William

We're Susy and William, and we look forward to providing you and your guests a special experience you'll long cherish.

Owner's website
Year property purchased 2001
Why this location? Look at the photos! Where else can you find such an idyllic setting with a beautiful castle on the shore of its own private and surrounded by huge trees and palatial lawns!
Unique benefits of property Exquisitely decorated lakeside castle on a magnificent estate, with many amenities including an elevator, swimming pool, tennis court, lakeside terrace and a private island. We offer quality in-house catering and are a great venue for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions.and family holidays. Please read our reviews for an idea of what awaits you here!

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There are Many Activities to Enjoy Nearby

There are also many activities to choose from in the area, including wine tasting, gourmet cooking classes, golf, tennis, horse riding, biking, hot air ballooning, water parks, museums, riverboat tours, shopping, sightseeing, etc. Some of these, like wine tasting and bikes, will come to the Chateau. You can also fish in our private lake and use our rowing boats if you like. We, of course, have a swimming pool, and nearly all our guests find great pleasure in walking around the lake and through the gardens and woods. It’s truly beautiful here and there’s a lot of wildlife to see. We also have a ping pong table and croquet.