Chateau Aubepine, built in 1621, is a private chateau rental for group holidays located 65km from Lyon. The chateau is a "classé Monument Historique" which is the highest recognition from the French government of its historical significance. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden (Jardin à la française), created by Le Nôtre (Louis XIV‘s gardener), in the middle of a forest, 3km from the village of Fourneaux, and 7km from the nearest train station at Amplepuis.
The chateau sits within a 3 hectare park, among 100 hectares of private woodland. Facilities on the estate include a kitchen garden and a 11x6m swimming pool. The region is renowned for its gastronomy with an excellent range of activities for all ages in close proximity. The chateau comfortably accommodates groups of up to 8. Guests will enjoy the benefits of excellent facilities available nearby or on the estate. On site you have the petanque court, horse riding within the grounds, the swimming pool and a private fishing lake. In the vicinity are numerous golf courses and those with children will find the chateau to have a wide range of child-friendly activities. The owner also offers breakfast or delicious evening meals. Please use the VIP concierge in the blue box above to arrange.
Additional amenities include: honeymoon/romantic retreat, smoking allowed inside, golf course nearby, indoor games, child-safe pool, rural location, heating, all bedrooms en-suite, outdoor games, lots to see: outstanding landscapes, recommended, wine tasting, caretaker/owner lives on site, fishing, walking/hiking paths, toys, cot(s), high chair(s), lots to do: outdoor pursuit & activities, lots to visit: tourist towns & villages.TripAdvisor property ID 3910521...Read more
The chateau is located in Fourneaux, 3km from the centre of the village, and 65km from Lyon. The village offers a bakery, a butcher’s shop, a mini-market and a French pub.
The property is situated on the borders of Burgundy, the Lyon area and the Auvergne region. Loire is part of the current administrative region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Rhône, Isère, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, and Saône-et-Loire. The River Loire traverses the department from south to north.
The nearest international airports are: St Etienne Bouthéon: 51km, Lyon Saint Exupéry: 91km, Clermont-Ferrand: 111 km, Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle: 446km. By train: Gare d’Amplepuis: 7km, Gare de Lyon Perrache: 65km. In each of these airports or train stations, one can hire a car. Should you have the budget it is also possible to reach the property by helicopter and to land inside the estate!
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