|Le Chateau||Self Catering||Flexible||4||10||3|
A small and very beautiful ancient medieval French chateau with access to a separate fabulous games room/music room/bar with a library/tv snug 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.
The Chateau has a large well equipped kitchen with table and chairs.
The Studio has a well equipped kitchenette and private courtyard dining area.
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.
A double room on the ground floor with antique "corbeille" double bed and wc adjacent.
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 (construction Autumn 2017)
River walks and boating
Books & Games
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.
There is ample parking on the main drive and in front of the chateau for unloading.
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.
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
Lee and I have owned the cottage at La Mare for almost 10 years now. We are totally in love with France and all things French! We bought another property, a small Medieval Chateau in the Hautes Vienne region in the Spring of 2015 and we are currently in the process of turning this into another delightful holiday destination. Please look at our other ad for further details. We now spend more than half 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 Haute 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 appartment for 2 people. For the 2018 season, a brand new 12m x 6m pool will be 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.|
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!
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!
Lovely little bar in a pretty village run by a delightful English couple - food available too.
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
Very large lake, watersports, swimming, restaurants and bars - about 50 mins by car
Lake with swimming pool adjacent (3 Euros per person) and a lovely bar/restaurant. Music events during the Summer season - 22 mins by car
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.