• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
  • 30 Point Child Safety Check
A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
Ideal for large groups with young children
A fabulous children’s playroom filled with toys
Spectacular 800 year old chateau
Oozes character and history, large and comfortable rooms
A large private estate which is fully enclosed
Large heated pool with views over the valley
Beautiful landscaped gardens
Wonderful wooded area
A few minutes’ stroll to the picturesque village of Ser
Great base to explore this beautiful corner of South West France
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Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms Five
Twin bedrooms One, as well as a ground floor children's dorm room sleeping up to five
Bathrooms Five, including four en suite bathrooms
Living room Yes, with open fire and two grand pianos

Local Information

Nearest village/town Sers just 100m away
Nearest supermarket 10 km, 10 min drive
Nearest doctor 1 km
Nearest A&E 10 km, 10 min drive
Nearest beach 14 km. Sandy lake beach with lifeguards.
Nearest restaurant 1.2 km on the edge of the village


Home cooked food Available with advance booking at additional charge
Babysitting €10 per hour, maximum of two children, bookable one day in advance
Swimming Towels available No
Bikes Available
Local Bike hire Available
Welcome pack 1 bottle of pineau and juice for Children
Internet access Free Wifi, just bring your own computer etc
Additional Cleaning available Available with advance booking at additional charge
Restaurant on site No but catering available onsite


Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels No
Golf available locally No
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool Yes
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots 4 Travel cots with proper mattresses
Highchairs 3 available
Booster seat Available
Bed guards Available
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer Yes
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information 70€ charge for additional heating costs for out of season bookings, payable in cash locally.

Pool heating is charged at €15 per day for the months of April, May, June, September and October.

The security deposit for this property is £1000 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available when you pay your balance.

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.


Inside, every room of this stunning chateau oozes charm and character, with comfortable furnishings and luxury décor.

Once you enter the house, you’ll find a sitting room, which has been set up with a television and DVD player, a piano, and an additional small dining table and fridge, which is ideal for children’s snacks or an evening bottle of wine for the adults.

Across the hallway, there is a children’s dorm, which little ones will love; it is set up with three single beds, but can sleep up to five youngsters, on request.  Plus, it is full of toys, games and dress-up clothes! 

Doors open out into the beautiful courtyards, so on warmer evenings, you can sit outside while the children play happily nearby.

Next door to the children’s dorm, you’ll find the dining room with windows looking out onto the courtyard; it also has an additional children’s table and chairs.

Through the living room, there is a separate wing of the chateau, which is the oldest part of the building, dating back to the 12th century, which leads to the Terrace bedroom; a bedroom that can be set up as a twin or a double, looking out over the front terrace.

Through the Terrace bedroom, a corridor houses a separate loo and a gated staircase; across the hall from the bedroom is the Heraldic Suite with privacy curtains across the archway.

The suite comprises a grand double bedroom, an en suite shower room and a mezzanine bedroom, complete with a heraldic ceiling; it is perfect for older children but unsuitable for tots due to the steep staircase.

Back to the corridor, the gated staircase leads up to the Medieval Suite, where there is a four-poster bedroom with a grand en suite shower room with its own terrace, and a corridor leading to a twin bedroom, perfect for children.

A second wing opposite the dining room has two separate shower rooms, near to gated stairs that lead up to the Valley bedroom, a double which has plenty of room for a cot.  As this room is separate from the rest of the chateau, it is ideal for a couple with a baby, or for grandparents who want their own space.

Back downstairs, a separate set of gated stairs lead up to the Parc bedroom, which is huge with a four-poster bed, and a beautiful chair, which can be made into a single bed for little ones.  It has an en suite bathroom with a shower and separate loo.

Parent Points:

  • We would not recommend that toddlers stay in the mezzanine bedroom of the Heraldic Suite as the stairs, although gated, are very steep
  • Please do not leave children unsupervised on the terrace that leads off from the Heraldic Suite
  • Owing to the age and style of the chateau, there are some small differences in floor levels where toddlers or those with restricted mobility will need to take care
  • Also due to the age of the chateau, the stair balustrades do not meet our usual safety standards; the stairs are all gated or have doors that can be closed top and bottom, but children will need supervising when using the stairs


The chateau's large estate is fully enclosed and accessed by large wooden gates. 

A paradise for lively youngsters and a haven for adults, there are a number of different areas designated for outside family dining and relaxing and lots of space for children of all ages to play and run around.

A wonderful wooded area is ideal for youngsters to play in the shade.  Here, they will find plenty to keep them entertained including a trampoline, table tennis, swings and a slide and other outdoor toys.

The enclosed pool area, surrounded by manicured lawn, is sure to be a huge draw for the whole family. 

The fabulous heated swimming pool is ideal for serious swimmers and little ones who just want to splash around. 

If you don't fancy taking the plunge, you can keep an eye on the children from the comfort of the poolside sun loungers, with beautiful views over the valley and surrounding gentle rolling hills.

Even though it could prove difficult, it's worth persuading the family to leave their holiday hideaway and sample some of the delights of the surrounding area.

The village of Ser is just a few minutes' stroll away and home to a few small shops such as a bakers, a bar and a beautiful medieval church, with bells. The nearest restaurant is on the edge of the village about 1.2km away.

Energetic youngsters will be in their element at Accrobranche in Soyaux, 20 minutes' drive from the chateau.  With differing levels of difficulty suitable from three years old up, children climb the trees with the help of ropes and harnesses.  For the tiny tots there's a traditional playground with swings and slides.  If you don't fancy joining in you can sit and watch the adventure unfold in the shade of the trees with a coffee.

Travel just 30 minutes from Chateau Chatelaine and you'll reach the ramparted city of Angouleme, home to stunning architecture, traditional markets and beautiful gardens.  The city centre has a myriad of shops from familiar high street names to traditional French boutiques.  Take time out to visit one of the many pavement cafes or dine in a choice of family-friendly restaurants.  The city is the world capital for Bande Dessinée - comic strip - and many of the buildings are decorated in this style.  There's also a fascinating museum dedicated to the art.

In Angouleme's mountain shopping zone you'll find more active fun for youngsters at Kizou Adventures -  an indoor playground with all the usual ball pools, ropes and soft play, for little ones aged from six months to 10 years.

And just outside the city is the fabulous Plan d'Eau water lake with several beaches - perfect for a bit of bucket and spade fun - and a wide range of water sports.

Next door is the Nautilis water park which has indoor and outdoor pools, flumes, rapids, a wave pool and calmer areas for the youngest visitors to enjoy.

Golf addicts will appreciate that the 18-hole Golf Club de L'Hirondelle is a 30  minutes' drive away and a nine-hole pitch and putt course a short 20-minute journey from the chateau.

Before booking, please read the following Supplier Terms which apply to this property and our Agency Terms and Conditions.

Supplier Booking & Cancellation Terms for this property (for bookings made from 1st September 2020):

  • £99 deposit per booking
  • Balance due 4 weeks before departure
  • Make date changes with no charge up to 4 weeks before departure
  • Deposit and Balance payments are non-refundable
  • 100% refund if Covid-19 means if your accommodation cannot be provided, or FCO restrictions mean you cannot travel (terms apply – click here)

Supplier Booking & Cancellation Terms for this property (for bookings made on or before 31st August 2020):

  • 30% deposit per booking
  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure
  • Date changes subject to Supplier approval & £50 administration fee
  • Deposit and Balance payments are non-refundable

Covid-19: What to Expect: As the world re-opens for travel, you can expect some changes to your holiday experience due to necessary precautions. It’s possible some information on our website regarding facilities and services may temporarily be inaccurate. Please read our blog for more detail.

Tots Clean & Safe Standard: Our new hygiene protocol is designed with families in mind, ensuring the highest sanitisation standards.

Price Includes:

  • All TOTS Essential Kit items
  • Linen, towels, mid stay clean & change of linen for bookings of two weeks or more, standard end of stay clean and electricity
  • Welcome pack
  • WiFi

Additional Charges:

  • Pool heating - charged at €15 per day for the months of April, May, June, September and October - payable locally
  • Additional catering services - available upon request and payable locally
  • Additional heating costs for out of season bookings - 70€ per day payable in cash locally
  • Additional cleaning service - 10€ per hour

Swimming Pool:

Swimming pool is open and heated at additional charge from the end of April until the end of September, this may be earlier depending on the weather, please enquire.

Check-In & Check-Out Times:

Check-in is after 5pm
Check-out is before 10am

Security Deposit:

The security deposit for this property is €1000 and is payable directly to your host in cash upon arrival.

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