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Aerial photo of Chateau with ramparts and moat
Bridge to main entrance to Chateau
Inside the main entrance leading to central garden
Central garden with fountain
The Chateau gardens at night
Spring wisteria
Pool on ramparts
One of many ancient statues in gardens
Double room with en-suite shower room (the Well Room)
Double room in Rampart Wing
Double room in Renaissance Apartment
Twin room in Renaissance Apartment
Twin room with en-suite shower room
Shower room in Rampart Wing
Shower room in Renaissance Apartment
Open plan diner/sitting room in Rampart Wing
Dining area in Renaissance Apartment
Open plan diner/sitting room in Rampart Wing
Upstairs sitting area for Well Room
Sitting area for Renaissance Apartment
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Castle -
7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Chinon, Loire Valley, Centre-Val de Loire

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful stay in beautifully restored historic Chateau with excellent and knowledgeable hosts”
Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Paola and Peter were tremendous hosts and helped ensure we had a really enjoyable stay in their historic home. They have done a truly remarkable job in restoring the propertty and it makes a wonderful base to explore the region especially if you follow their advice on places to visit and especially where to enjoy fine gourmet dining (thanks Paola).

The property itself is steeped in history dating from the hundred year war era and including the caves in the property which were inhabited through the centuries. Peter shared his love and knowledge for the local history with us and helped us to get more from our visit.

Our aim was to find a place where my wife, daughters and our extended family could be together in a beautiful historic property and to sample the history, culture, food and wine of this lovely region and our stay delivered our high expectations. If you are seeking the same go ahead and book.

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Liked best: The property made the stay but the hosts made the property
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
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JMH111
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Special holiday home”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed for a week in august and thought the chateau was beautiful. The hosts are superb. Both Peter and Paola were so kind and generous, helpful in suggesting places to visit and we all loved the tour of the castle. There is so much history in the area and highlights for us were visits to Amboise to see where da vinci lived, fontevraud abbey and chignon. Our kids loved the heated pool and on a clear day the views from the gardens are fantastic.
As for Paola's plum jam - it is the perfect thing to have with a croissant

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Travelling group: Young Children
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“Gorgeous Chateau, Gracious Hosts”
Reviewed 13 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We spent 4 days at this lovely Chateau with our kids, ages 11 and 9. The owners of the Chateau, Paola and Peter, could not be more gracious. We arrived late on our first night, after the closest grocery stores were closed, and Paola kindly provided us with coffee, tea, milk, bread, butter and delicious homemade jams (yum!) for the morning. Peter gave us a great tour of the grounds and his garden and shared the fascinating history of the Chateau and the surrounding caves. They even brought their grandchildren's toys out for our girls to play with - so kind. They were extremely helpful in recommending restaurants, towns to visit and local activities. Our children loved the pool, sleeping in a real castle, exploring the grounds, feeding the 3 resident sheep, playing with the cat and sampling the plums in the garden. When we made our daily outings to explore some of the nearby towns and castles, our kids could never understand why we wanted to leave. The apartment was impeccably clean, the beds were comfy and the kitchen had everything we needed during our stay. The Chateau was the perfect place to unwind and relax between our trips to London and Paris. Thank you Peter and Paola - we hope to have the opportunity to visit again in the future!

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SimboyW
Stafford, United Kingdom
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“Superb”
Reviewed 11 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

This is the best place we have stayed in. The rooms themselves were marvellous, the location was just brilliant and the hosts lovely.

The pictures on tripadvisor just do not do the place justice.

Highly recommended.

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scbh2015
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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“Amazing !!!”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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This was a wonderful place for our two families to stay. It was beyond our expectations !!
Paola and Peter could not have been better. They were so concerned with our comfort and enjoyment.
The castle is incredible, the pictures can not possibly show it's true beauty.
I feel very fortunate to have stayed in such a magical place.
Hopefully we will be back !!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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