Idyllic chateau & private pool to let, Vienne - PV005298

Brigueil-le-Chantre (23km from Montmorillon), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV005298 Advertiser since: 7 February 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Chateau Self Catering Flexible 4 10 3

About this property

An Idyllic and Historic Property of Great Beauty. This chateau is in a rural setting.

A delightful, bijoux and very beautiful ancient medieval French chateau with access to a separate bar/ games room with pool table, plus newly built private 12m x 6m pool, access to private river walks, barbecue and extensive gardens.

A newly re-furbished barn offers further stylish and comfortable accommodation for 2 people + baby in a double studio apartment. This can be rented separately - please contact us for details.

Our pretty chateau is featured on Channel 4's "Escape to the Chateau - DIY"



Kitchen and dining

The Chateau has a large well equipped kitchen with table and chairs. There is a large collection of cookery books for keen cooks or just browsing through.

The Studio has a well equipped kitchenette and private courtyard area.

Living rooms

The Chateau has a magnificent salon with monumental fireplace, furnished with tasteful antique furniture and a significant dining table and chairs.

UK TV is available in the salon.


The Prince Suite
A superb double bedroom with luxury designer bathroom on the first floor - very suitable for honeymooners

The Princess Suite
A delightful "family" room with a King size antique French "corbeille" bed and a pair of matching antique fabric covered French beds on the first floor. A luxury en suite designer shower room.

Petit Prince
A double room on the ground floor with vintage double bed and en-suite shower room.

The Studio
A new self contained apartment adjacent to another character building, with double bed, kitchenette and en-suite shower/wc- this can be rented separately - please contact us for details.


The two principal bedrooms in the Chateau boast luxury designer en suite bathroom and shower room respectively.

The studio has an en suite shower room/WC (see other ad).


This is only necessary between October and March, and sometimes not always then! - radiators are activated by the wood burning stove in the main salon.

The Studio has electric heaters. (see other ad)

Water is electrically heated.


Brand new swimming pool 12m x 6m
River walks and boating
Free wi-fi
Books & Games

Garden and outside

Extensive gardens are all round the property, an abundance of fruit and flowers in season. Visitors are encouraged to help themselves to garden produce. We have our own private river banks extending to 800m and a forested area.

A brand new 12m x 6m swimming pool.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking on the main drive and in front of the chateau for unloading.

Visitor suitability

No disabled access, however, the Studio is very suitable for older visitors as it is at ground floor level with private courtyard.

Young children must be supervised at all times.

Information about any additional facilities

There is access and use of a newly re-furbished ancient chapel which is now used as a bar/games room with American Pool table.

We have bicycles for your use.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire du Terrier Blanc 5 boulevard du Terrier Blanc 86500 Montmorillon 05 49 91 15 10


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bellac
Distance: 32 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Own River

Fishing on-site

Organic produce/dining


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Belinda Prince

Lee and I are totally in love with France! We bought our first property here in 2007, a charming Normandy cottage. In 2015, we fulfilled our ambition to own a chateau - we bought Chateau Mareuil, a petit medieval chateau right in the middle of France. We are very excited as Chateau Mareuil is being featured on Channel 4's popular "Escape to the Chateau - DIY"! We now live here in France; our beautiful petit chateau and our studio apartment are available for your next holiday.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Chauteau Mareuil is a unique historic property set in the rural tranquillity of South West France. It is the ideal holiday destination for sharing with family and friends - perfect for 2 familes holidaying together or groups of fun loving friends.
Unique benefits of property The Chateau Mareuil is a charming bijoux medieval chateau, situated in the Vienne region close to the town of Montmorillon on the river Gartempe, between the cities of Poitiers and Limoges. It boasts the stylish chateau itself, a pretty cottage where the owners live, a separate gamesroom and bar, an ancient Donjon and several other outbuildings, amongst them is a newly refurbished studio apartment for 2 people plus room for a baby too. A brand new luxury 12m x 6m pool is also available to our guests. Dating back to 1250, this is a historic group of buildings set high overlooking it's own riverbanks and surrounding countryside. In addition, Chateau Mareuil is featured in Series 2 of Channel 4's "Escape to the Chateau DIY".

The Owner Recommends


Great town for sightseeing, shops, restaurants bars etc. There is a weekly town market on Wednesdays, plus a range of independent shops and boutiques in the town centre. If you have a sweet tooth, visit the Musee du Macaron, Montmorillon is famous for macaroons!

Bourg Archambault/Chateau Archambault

An ancient monumental Chateau flanked by a beautiful moat, only 10 mins away.


Famous Science Theme Park at Poitiers about 1 hour away by car.

Futuroscope, expect the unexpected...
Get away to one of France’s most popular amusement parks and the only one of its kind in Europe!

Absorb the fantastic, fun and fairytale Futuroscope atmosphere with over 25 original experiences waiting for you in stunning attraction theatres, as heart-thumping adventures, outrageous thrills, mind-blowing journeys, the fairytale evening show and fascinating attractions deliver delights to suit all tastes and ages!

Le Sapin Vert at Liglet

Lovely little bar in a pretty village run by a delightful English couple - food available too.

Les Orangeries at Lussac les Chateaux

Les Orangeries is a Michelin rosette restaurant set in a pretty location - highly recommended.


Large lake with supervised swimming in season, country walks - 25 mins by car

Eguzon Chantome

Very large lake, watersports, swimming, restaurants and bars - about 50 mins by car

Lac du Mondon

Lake with swimming pool adjacent (3 Euros per person) and a lovely bar/restaurant. Music events during the Summer season - 22 mins by car

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Dominik&Siobhan 19 August, 2018

What an amazing experience for our family to have stayed at this chateau. The building is truly beautiful and to our 3 and 5 year old nothing short of magical. Inside is the perfect blend of original features but with beautiful bathrooms and a superbly equipped kitchen.

The chateau and the facilities were clearly done to the highest standard and as a home, not just a holiday rental. By far the best swimming pool that we have ever had as part of a holiday rental, clearly built with no expense spared, all set in amazing French countryside.

The holiday was made even more special by the lovely owners, who could not have been more welcoming and accommodating.

Owner response

A big thank you to you and your family for being super guests! Thanks for this geat review and we sincerely hope to welcome you again at Chateau Mareuil one day.

10 / 10 Madredaisyb 6 June, 2018

Stunning accommodation in a beautiful rural setting. A truly relaxing week surrounded by nature. Several days we were happy just to stay around the chateau, relaxing and exploring locally. The welcome was warm and our hosts could not do enough for us whilst also being unobtrusive. Lots of lovely places to visit within a 20 to 40 minute drive.

Details: comfortable beds and luxury shower room. We had use of the large kitchen with range and cooker. There was a charming ‘balcony’ off the salon in the chateau for evening drinks overlooking the gorgeous view. The pool was in the process of being built and we are looking forward to returning once this has been completed.

In summary: we had a really lovely week in this beautiful chateau and all.came home refreshed and relaxed, including my 11 year old. I can’t recommend this enough.