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Chateau du Chiron

Limousin, France

Per week

from 2550.00 to 4850.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

James Holliday

Member since Dec 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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BFB's Overview

This fantastic 'chic chateau' in the Haute Vienne area of the Limousin sleeps up to 12 plus children, in seven bedrooms. Its interiors are elegant and contemporary, yet refreshingly relaxed and comfortable making it perfect for style-savvy families hoping to combine a glamorous group getaway with a family-friendly atmosphere. Best of all, it blends the freedom, flexibility and space of a rental with optional gourmet chef and housekeeping services making it more akin to having an exclusive boutique hotel for sole use. It is surprisingly affordable too with rates as low as £20 per person per night at some times of the year. Plus there's a handy list of nursery gear (see grey box) and professional childcare services available making all the ingredients of a very special break for parents.

The Château's grounds are as impressive as it interior, with its own 4-acre walled park, the estate provides huge amounts of space for safe play and exploration, yet many shady spots undercover of ancient trees for quiet relaxation too. The glamorous 12m x 6m heated pool is accessorised with numerous designer loungers and naturally filtered, making it kind on young skin and eyes. There's also alfresco dining sets for 12 poolside and in front of the Château, allowing for casual daytime dining by the pool, and relaxing evenings chatting under the stars against the back drop of your impressive and softly lit home from home, whilst little ones are tucked up safe in bed dreaming of the next day's adventures which generally start with a egg collecting hunt, with the obliging resident chickens.

Inside, the two sitting rooms make for an ideal set up for family groups. The bright and elegant drawing room with its large sofa and chairs and view of the fountain, is ideal as a peaceful grown ups retreat and is especially cosy in the winter with its efficient log burner. The TV/sitting room, with it numerous sofas is great as a family space, especially given that it leads through to the dining room, so parents can gather around the table with food and drinks, whilst mini guests wind down in front of a pre-bed film.

The elegant dining room comfortably seats 12 at the designer B&B Italia table and has stunning views over the countryside towards the local town of Le Dorat. In winter you can see the church spire 3kms away whilst in the summer the scent of the lime trees drifts into the sunlit room. The comfortable leather chairs make dining a relaxing treat, especially if dinner has been prepared by the host, whilst the famous white Limoges porcelain makes every meal feel special.

The kitchen has steps leading straight out to the garden, which is handy for dining by the pool in summer. It is fully equipped with everything a good kitchen should have such as an electric cooker with gas hob, dishwasher, coffee machine, all utensils, china and glass. Whilst an adjoining utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and a large American fridge / freezer with ice maker and water cooler.

Bedrooms are split over two floors with a king size room double bedroom and small adjoining twin, ideal for young children, on the ground floor and a further five double bedrooms and four bathrooms upstairs. The downstairs rooms are ideal for less mobile guests or those with children who are more difficult to settle in the evening unless parents are close by. Attached to this bedroom is a shower room with an oversized shower, WC and basin. Like all the bedrooms at Chiron, the beds have fine linens and duck-down duvets. The same high standards apply to the five bathrooms, all of which have limestone tiling and waffle bathrobes. Of the upsatirs bedrooms, all have double beds, with one having and additional single and another having its own balcony, plus space for another single bed.

Daily cleaning of bathrooms and kitchen is included, along with weekly bed linen and towel (bathrooms and pool provided) changes. Additional housekeeping and meal services, from just breakfasts to full board, are available at an additional charge negotiated after booking.

Location Information

Chateau Le Chiron is set in its own walled park, 3kms from the small town of Le Dorat and 55kms from Limoges.

Le Dorat is a pretty town with several bakeries, two pharmacies, charcuterie, supermarket, newsagent, a shop with regional products, a weekly market and a number of cafés. Despite being a 'village' of only around 2000 inhabitants it has a thriving community and a number of interesting historic features. Built during the 11th and 12th century, the Collégiale St. Pierre is one of the most important Roman churches in the region and the Porte Bergère is a surviving gatehouse that formed part of the 14th Century fortifications. Every other Thursday in July and August the 'Marché des Producteurs' is an evening farmers' market with a vast choice of produce, some of which can be grilled for you on the spot.

There are several sandy beaches backed by family-friendly facilities such as cafes, toilets, snack bars, play grounds etc. at the nearby Lac de St Pardoux, which is only around 20 mins from Le Dorat.

Limoges (55kms) is the closest large city. It has two interesting cathedrals and, being the home of French porcelain, a number of factory tours from the various manufacturers still based there (with shops attached). Guests can also visit the medieval butchers' district built in 1471 with its half-timbered buildings or stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants in the city centre that offer world famous Limousin beef.

Getting There: Chateau Le Chiron is 45mins from Limoges Bellegarde Airport and just over an hour from Poiters Biard Airport. Check www.skyscanner.net for UK airports serving them. It is 7 hours from Calais and approx. 6 friom Dieppe. The TGV station at Poiters is approx. 70kms away and within about 2.5hrs from Paris i.e. around 5hrs from London.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

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Rates

1 Oct - 23 Dec 2016 : £2660 /week24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : £4200 /week7 Jan - 17 Mar 2017 : £2550 /week18 Mar - 19 May 2017 : £3200 /week20 May - 23 Jun 2017 : £3400 /week24 Jun - 1 Sep 2017 : £4850 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : £3400 /week1 Oct - 15 Dec 2017 : £2800 /week16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018 : £4400 /week1 Oct - 23 Dec 2016 : €3141.726 /week24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : €4960.62 /week7 Jan - 17 Mar 2017 : €3011.805 /week18 Mar - 19 May 2017 : €3779.52 /week20 May - 23 Jun 2017 : €4015.74 /week24 Jun - 1 Sep 2017 : €5728.335 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : €4015.74 /week1 Oct - 15 Dec 2017 : €3307.08 /week16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018 : €5196.84 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

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Fast Facts

sleeps up to 15+infants in 5x first floor doubles (one with extra single bed) & a ground floor double with adjoining twin (best suited to small children). There are 5 bathrooms.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Chateau Le Chiron is 45mins from Limoges Bellegarde Airport and just over an hour from Poiters Biard Airport.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are several sandy beaches backed by family-friendly facilities such as cafes, toilets, snack bars, playgrounds etc. at the nearby Lac de St Pardoux(20 mins drive).

Any Pool

12m x 6m chlorine-free heated pool (April-Sept), loungers and seating for 12. Secured with a gate and walls/hedges to all sides.

Private Chef

Private chef services available. There's an optional full catering service for breakfast, lunch or dinner is available which can be served in the dining room or in the grounds. Menu suggestions are sent in advance of arrival or can be discussed during the stay.

Babysitting

Babysitting by qualified British nurses available on request for days or evenings.

Nursery Gear (additional)

2 x travel cots, 2 x highchairs, baby bath, baby monitor, steriliser, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery provided.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Some books and general toys provided

Meal Delivery / Room Service

There's an optional full catering service for breakfast, lunch or dinner is available which can be served in the dining room or in the grounds. Menu suggestions are sent in advance of arrival or can be discussed during the stay.

Outdoor Toys

adults and childrens bikes provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

3 acres of private, walled parkland to enjoy!

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi priovided

Friendly Animals

Mini guests are welcome to help feed chickens and hunt for eggs.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

2 x travel cots, 2 x highchairs,

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The chateau has a log burner.

Reviews

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  • Your place is gorgeous! Not to mention you! I had an incredible time and hope you’ll let me return the favour by visiting me in NYC. Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you for hosting the American / Italian / British contingency. We had a phenomenal timeReview dated 23/12/2015

  • To say we had a wonderful time is an understatement. The chateau, the food and your attention to detail was “magnifique”. If you ever come to Chicago , give us a call (and cook for us).Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you for a wonderful week. The chateau is beautiful! We have had a great time.Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you so much for letting us stay in your amazing chateau, we loved it. This was the best week ever. Thanks you for cooking lunch every day, it was delicious! I loved the swimming pool. Hope to see you soon. Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you for an amazing two weeks. I loved the pizza lunch.The swimming pool was great. Hope to see you again. Review dated 23/12/2015

  • A lovely two weeks at Le Chiron. We have all had a great time. See you again soon! Review dated 23/12/2015

  • We have all had an absolutely amazing time at Le Chiron and would love to stay forever. The house and grounds are stunning and the kids have lived in the pool and turned into water babies ‘Le Chiron is where they have learnt to swim underwater and without bands so truly memorable moments. Many thanks for helping us go home a stone heavier, your meals have been inspiring and just amazing. We will not forget our time here and it was a real pleasure to meet you. If you get bored of this life you can always come and live with us in Essex! Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you for an amazing holiday. It’s been the most relaxing break we’ve had for many years. Your hospitality and food have both been outstanding and the house is just so beautiful. This is also such a lovely part of France. We certainly hope to return - you’ve completely spoilt us and I’m not sure if anywhere else could live up to this.Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thanks for a restful wonderful trip.Review dated 23/12/2015

  • An amazing weekend! Beautiful food, too much drink and a beautiful place to stay. Thank you so, so much we all loved it. Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Had an amazing time, food, wine, company and chateau were fantastic. Thank you so much. Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Have had an amazing time, my jeans are considerably tighter than they were when I arrived!Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay! The grounds and absolutely beautiful and the ambiance you have created made for a most relaxing and enjoyable vacation ad ceremony! All stress free. Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you for the delicious food and lovely place to celebrate the wedding of B and L.Review dated 23/12/2015

  • Thank you for a beautiful and delicious week. Your generosity is very much appreciated. The chateau is absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious. A most enjoyable event especially amongst the gorgeousReview dated 23/12/2015

  • “Le Chiron” lived up to every expectation and more. you were particularly charming, your cooking skills were amazing and the pineapple cake was the highlight after some amazing food and exceptional dishes. The whole weekend could not have been better - until next year of course. We will serve up some more of “the only way is older Essex” same time next year.Review dated 23/12/2015

  • I stayed at Chateau du Chiron for the October half term '09 with three adults and an 18 month old and two six year old girls.  The accommodation is fabulous, from the comfy beds to the luxurious sitting and dining room with roaring fires.  There is a separate TV room with a great flat screen and an extensive library of DVDs as well as satellite tv when you need time out!  Outside there are huge grounds, and a big highlight to the morning was collecting the chickens eggs and feeding them.  Wallace the friendly black labrador is also available for walkies around the quiet lanes and chemins rurales (I understand well behaved dogs are welcome at Le Chiron).  Catering is flexible from breakfast through to full-blown french gourmet dining.  We also had childrens meals specially cooked to order.  We were incredibly lucky with the weather, and managed to sit outside for lunch most days.  Sadly ...Review dated 16/12/2009
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Your place is gorgeous! Not to mention you! I had an incredible time and hope you’ll let me return the favour by visiting me in NYC.

Thank you for hosting the American / Italian / British contingency. We had a phenomenal time

To say we had a wonderful time is an understatement. The chateau, the food and your attention to detail was “magnifique”. If you ever come to Chicago , give us a call (and cook for us).

Thank you for a wonderful week. The chateau is beautiful! We have had a great time.

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your amazing chateau, we loved it. This was the best week ever. Thanks you for cooking lunch every day, it was delicious! I loved the swimming pool. Hope to see you soon.

Thank you for an amazing two weeks. I loved the pizza lunch.The swimming pool was great. Hope to see you again.

A lovely two weeks at Le Chiron. We have all had a great time. See you again soon!

We have all had an absolutely amazing time at Le Chiron and would love to stay forever. The house and grounds are stunning and the kids have lived in the pool and turned into water babies ‘Le Chiron is where they have learnt to swim underwater and without bands so truly memorable moments. Many thanks for helping us go home a stone heavier, your meals have been inspiring and just amazing. We will not forget our time here and it was a real pleasure to meet you. If you get bored of this life you can always come and live with us in Essex!

Thank you for an amazing holiday. It’s been the most relaxing break we’ve had for many years. Your hospitality and food have both been outstanding and the house is just so beautiful. This is also such a lovely part of France. We certainly hope to return - you’ve completely spoilt us and I’m not sure if anywhere else could live up to this.

Thanks for a restful wonderful trip.

An amazing weekend! Beautiful food, too much drink and a beautiful place to stay. Thank you so, so much we all loved it.

Had an amazing time, food, wine, company and chateau were fantastic. Thank you so much.

Have had an amazing time, my jeans are considerably tighter than they were when I arrived!

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The grounds and absolutely beautiful and the ambiance you have created made for a most relaxing and enjoyable vacation ad ceremony! All stress free.

Thank you for the delicious food and lovely place to celebrate the wedding of B and L.

Thank you for a beautiful and delicious week. Your generosity is very much appreciated. The chateau is absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious. A most enjoyable event especially amongst the gorgeous

“Le Chiron” lived up to every expectation and more. you were particularly charming, your cooking skills were amazing and the pineapple cake was the highlight after some amazing food and exceptional dishes. The whole weekend could not have been better - until next year of course. We will serve up some more of “the only way is older Essex” same time next year.

I stayed at Chateau du Chiron for the October half term '09 with three adults and an 18 month old and two six year old girls.  The accommodation is fabulous, from the comfy beds to the luxurious sitting and dining room with roaring fires.  There is a separate TV room with a great flat screen and an extensive library of DVDs as well as satellite tv when you need time out!  Outside there are huge grounds, and a big highlight to the morning was collecting the chickens eggs and feeding them.  Wallace the friendly black labrador is also available for walkies around the quiet lanes and chemins rurales (I understand well behaved dogs are welcome at Le Chiron).  Catering is flexible from breakfast through to full-blown french gourmet dining.  We also had childrens meals specially cooked to order.  We were incredibly lucky with the weather, and managed to sit outside for lunch most days.  Sadly the amazing pool was closed for winter (it was the end of October after all!) and is securely gated to the corner of the grounds.  The children loved being outside running around the grounds and enjoying the freedom.  Highchairs are provided as well as cots, books, and toys.  We did some of our own catering in the well equipped kitchen as well as being catered for and thoroughly spoilt on other evenings.  There are a few eating out options in the local area - the local town of Le Dorat having a few options, as well as being a lovely place to wander around and visit the stunning church and cobbled, winding streets.  Overall we had a wonderful, memorable stay in stunning surroundings and are looking to go again.  A real five star gem!


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