Luxury Historic Castle in the Loire Valley - Chateau de Soie
Description from the manager
The fact that this glamorous castle in the Loire Valley is the main monument of the town it's located in, Challain la Potherie, says a lot about its historical significance and cultural importance. This vacation rental near Angers was not only designed by the same architect who helped design the Louvre, but it was built as a private residence in 1854 for the Count Rochefoucauld, and is made up of elegant, yet comfortable luxurious bedroom suites. With 150-feet limestone walls, 365 windows, 52 fireplaces, and 12 turrets, renting this Loire Valley chateau is a perfect way for you and your loved ones to become part of a fairy tale.
This historic castle was designed by the renowned Louis Visconti, who was an official architect for the Louvre and designer of the tomb of Napoloen at Les Invalids. The chateau was then built by Rene Honde in 1854 as a private residence for Count Rochefoucauld and his family. It is set in large landscaped garden, has a tranquil park with walking paths, as well as a lake offering beautiful scenery. The chateau makes up one corner of the small village of Challain La Potherie.
Ground Floor: The chateau has 150-feet limestone walls, 365 windows, 52 fireplaces, and 12 turrets. The ceilings are hand-painted and the wood paneling and cabinetry is hand-carved. There are several formal sitting rooms throughout the chateau. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, freezer, teakettle, coffee maker, and fireplace, as well as a long dining table with chairs. There is one suite on this floor made up of two bedrooms. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed. The second bedroom, connected by a dressing room, has two 90 cm single beds. The suite has an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower, and tub.
First Floor: There are seven bedrooms on this floor. The first suite has a 180 king-sized, fireplace, silk curtains, and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. The second suite has a queen-sized bed, a single bed in an adjoining room, and en ensuite bathroom with tub. The third suite has a king-sized bed, single bed in an adjoining room, and an ensuite bathroom with tub. The fifth and sixth bedrooms each have a king-sized bed and bathroom with shower. The seventh bedroom has a queen-size bed, a single bed in an adjoining room, and a bathroom down the hall. The eighth bedroom has a queen-sized bedroom, a baby crib, and a bathroom down the hall.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Chef Service: Upon request
* Continental Breakfast is included for 6 days a week.
* Although common in France, a 140 cm double bed may seem small for two people in comparison to American standards.
* Each suite is provided with bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer.
* Maid Service is provided.
Additional amenities include: free parking on premises, walk to town, fireplace - indoor, housekeeping - included, cook service available - extra cost, independent villa, electric tea kettle, outside area - private, american coffee maker....Read more
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