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 small and very beautiful ancient medieval French chateau with access to a separate fabulous games room/music room/bar with a library on the second floor, 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 in a double studio apartment. This can be rented separately - please contact us for details.

Our pretty chateau will be featured in Series 2 of Channel 4's "Escape to the Chateau - DIY" in the Spring of 2019!



Kitchen and dining

The Chateau has a large well equipped kitchen with table and chairs.

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

The Prince 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 wc adjacent.

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. 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/library and study.

We have bycycles 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 have owned our cottage at La Mare for almost 11 years now. We are totally in love with France and all things French! We bought another property, a small Medieval Chateau in the Vienne region in the Spring of 2015 and we have transformed this into another delightful holiday destination. Please look at our other ad for further details. We now spend most of our time in France and can certainly recommend it - come and see for yourself!

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? Chauteau Mareuil is a unique historic property set in the rural tranquillity of South West France.
Unique benefits of property The Chateau Mareuil is a small but perfectly formed 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 gamesroom and bar, library and office facility, an ancient Donjon and several other outbuildings, amongst them is a newly refurbishes studio apartment for 2 people. For the 2018 season, a brand new 12m x 6m pool became 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 to be featured in Series 2 of Channel 4's "Escape to the Chateau DIY" in Spring 2019!

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.