Chateau De St Jean

From $8,564 / week



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  • House
  • 19 bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 34

Bedrooms: 19

Bathrooms: 12

Sleeps: 34

Type: House

Chateau De St Jean

The imposing 12th Century Chateau de St Jean is surrounded by 56 acres of maintained grounds and is nestled just south of the Loire Valley, surrounded by numerous features of the period and region including countless hidden away Roman ruins, abbeys and picturesque villages. The oldest part of the Chateau de St Jean itself was constructed on Roman ruins and later expanded during the 16th and 19th Centuries.The Chateau de St Jean has 16 bedrooms and makes an ideal venue for functions such as weddings, anniversaries or other group events. It is able to accommodate up to 51 guests in comfort. The normal 34-person capacity can be augmented with 11 ...Read more

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Chateau De St Jean
Saint-Julien-l'Ars, Poitou-Charentes, France

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The nearest airport is Poitiers, just 15km away. The chateau sits on the edge of a small village in the centre of the ancient French kingdom of Poitou, a picturesque region close to the Loire Valley that is rich in history and nature.
The capital city of Poitiers, a short drive away from the chateau, is steeped in history and provides guests with numerous opportunities for day trips and chances to explore the narrow medieval streets and churches of the town. The town is home to some 3rd Century church ruins that should not be missed. The coastal town of La Rochelle is a short journey away, as are the golden beaches of favoured celebrity resort the Ile de Re. The celebrated vineyards of Cognac and the Loire Valley are also very close by and open to tours and tasting sessions.
Abbey of Nouaille Maupertuis (13km) is a charming medieval abbey next to the site of the 1356 “Battle of Poitiers” battlefield where Jean II was captured and defeated by forces under Edward of Woodstock, more commonly known as ‘the Black Prince’. Angles sur l’Anglin (34km) is a pretty town set on the edge of a river with an abundance of fantastic local shops and restaurants. The town is also host to a large summer festival and craft fair each year. Bonnes (8km) is a pleasant village bordering the River Vienne; the location houses a renowned chateau, Chateau de Touffou, which has some spectacular landscaped gardens open to the public. Chauvigny (9km) is an attractive market town on the River Vienne containing a spectacular medieval fortress. Futuroscope (23km) is a famed visual media themed attraction - a great attraction for adults and children alike and just a short journey away.
There's a pleasant 18 hole golf course on the chateau grounds in Mignaloux Beauvoir with a relaxed atmosphere and helpful staff. The stables in Lavoux (5km) offer horse riding facilities. There is a kayaking centre in neighbouring Chauvigny (9km) for water sport enthusiasts. French communal swimming facilities are a short journey away in both outdoor bathing areas and local rivers. Country walks, tennis courts, cycle paths and cycle hire are also available within a very short distance of the chateau.

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