Idyllic Chateau Mareuil & pool to let, Vienne - PV005298_A

Brigueil-le-Chantre (23km from Montmorillon), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV005298_A Advertiser since: 7 February 2017

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Chateau Mareuil Self Catering Flexible 3 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 see our other ad.

Our pretty chateau is featured on Channel 4's "Escape to the Chateau - DIY" , Series 2, Episodes 1-5.



Kitchen and dining

The Chateau has a large well equipped kitchen with table and chairs and an ancient stone fireplace. It boasts an Aga cooker, large fridge-freezer and is well stocked with crockery, cutlery and utensils. There is a large collection of cookery books for keen cooks or just browsing through.

Living rooms

The Chateau has a magnificent salon with monumental fireplace, furnished with tasteful antique furniture and a significant dining table and chairs. An antique armoire (we think Jacobean), contains a large selection of crockery and glassware for your use.

UK tv is available in the salon.


The Prince Suite
A superb bedroom with luxury designer bathroom on the first floor - very suitable for honeymooners, there is a comfortable vintage double bed and an antique brass small single bed, suitable for a child.

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 a vintage double bed, a pretty single bed and en suite shower room.


The two principal bedrooms in the Chateau, The Prince & Princess suites boast luxury designer en suite bathroom and shower room respectively.

The Petit Prince bedroom on the ground floor has it's own shower room en suite.


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.

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, our Studio can be added to the rental and 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


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf Club de Mortemart
Distance: 49 km

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 pretty medieval chateau right in the middle of France. We are very excited as Chateau Mareuil is featured on Channel 4's popular "Escape to the Chateau - DIY"! We now live here in France; our Normandy cottage, our beautiful chateau and our studio apartment are all 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 games room 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 and 3 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

Loire Valley Wine Tour

We can arrange bespoke wine tours in our nearest wine growing region for groups of 8 people or more

La Vallee des Singes

A delightful monkey park, very popular with children

Local Lakes - Chaillac, Eguzon Chantome, Lac du Mondon

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.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Tina N 3 June, 2019

We had an absolutely wonderful week at the Chateau Mareuil. There were 25 of us (lots of families so happy to share rooms). The buildings are impressive and Lee and Belinda can't do enough for you. I've only put the local amenities as a five due to the distance you need to travel to get to any shops/bars but as this is what we knew and wanted for us this was a 10. The swimming pool is lovely (we had some jazz music round the pool as part of our celebrations). The games room is lovely in the evening = lots of killer pool. We played the most intense games of boules you've ever seen. We had 25 for dinner each evening in the Salon and a really enjoyable wine tasting in the cellar. The sounds of the owls, woodpeckers and the cuckoo break through the silence, The journey flying in to Limoges is easy - just under an hour away and hiring a car is easy. The bathrooms are stunning as are the views down to the sky garden and the river. I can't wait to return later in the year.

Owner response

Many thanks Tina for your wonderful review - it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you, your family and friends and we are so glad you had a good time here. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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.

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