Chateau Blanc

Charente / Dordogne, France
10
4
5
Sleeps up to 10 in total plus 4 infants in cots in 5 bedrooms
Price
£3284 - £4539 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

1
Five bedroom fairytale-style Chateau
2
Large private heated pool (June to October, May on request) with a shaded seating area
3
Playroom packed with toys
4
Huge gardens and grounds
5
Shaded outdoor dining facilities and barbecue
6
Plenty of outdoor play equipment
7
Stunning rural views
8
Daily housekeeping service, home-cooked food service available
9
Free evening of babysitting included
10
Easy drive to villages, towns and family activities

Guest Reviews




Features

Pool protected by fencing and lockable gate

The Property

Double bedrooms Three
Twin bedrooms Two, one of which is a nursery room
Bathrooms Four
Living room Two

Local Information

Nearest village/town 5 minutes' walk - Dignac
Nearest supermarket 10 minutes' drive - Villebois Lavalette
Nearest doctor 5 minutes' walk - Dignac
Nearest A&E 25 minutes' drive - St Michel
Nearest beach 1 hour 30 minute drive - Royan
Nearest restaurant 10 minutes' drive - Villebois Lavalette

Services

Home cooked food Upon request, cost payable locally
Babysitting First evening offered for free, €10 per hour there after. Advance booking is requested by the host.
Swimming Towels available Included
Local Bike hire www.bikehiredirect.com
Local assistance/housekeeper Owners live in separate house and provide all the additional services.
Welcome pack Included
Internet access Wifi
Restaurant on site No but catering available and delivered to Chateau
Shopping Service Included, please contact house owner for list
Swimming towels Included
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes No
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 1 Wooden and 2 Full size top of the range travel cots with proper mattresses
Highchairs 3
Booster seat 1
Bed guards Available
Potty Several available
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 Yes
Socket guards Yes
Baby den Yes
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer Yes
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information Swimming pool available 1st June - October and heated with heat pump. The pool can be heated in May on request

Price includes: linen, all towels, daily housekeeping, one night's babysitting, mid stay change of linen for bookings of two weeks or more, electricity, heating and a welcome pack.

Additional charges for further babysitting and catering services (please ask for sample menus and prices).

The security deposit for this property is 20% of the booking fee and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.

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.

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Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

Dating from 1790 this beautiful Chateau offers the perfect blend of historic elegance from a bye-gone-age and a high degree of comfort and modern convenience. Set over three floors, inside you’ll find:

  • Large fully equipped kitchen with dining table
  • Comfy sitting room 
  • Playroom bursting with toys (with a door to the sitting room so you can chill while the little ones play)
  • Large formal dining room
  • Two further living rooms with stunning views down the valley
  • The first floor is home to two double bedrooms (one with en-suite bathroom)
  • Twin room with en-suite shower room 
  • Nursery room with two single beds and a cot
  • Further shower room
  • Laundry room
  • On the top floor is the fifth bedroom – a double with en-suite shower room

Parent Points

  • Owing the age and style of the house the stairs do not meet modern safety regulations, so baby gates have been provided at each floor and the landing balustrades have been guarded. Parents are advised to supervise children at all times when using the stairs
  • The top floor bedroom, because of its distance from the rest of the sleeping accommodation and the access to it, is in our view unsuitable for children and should be used by adults only 
  • The grand stairs and balcony at the formal front door of the chateau are unsuitable for children. It is suggested that this door remains locked and guests use the more accessible door on the other side of the house

Outdoors

Stepping outside the Chateau you enter into the sprawling grounds with stunning views over the gentle rolling hills, down to the town of Dignac.

The beautiful heated pool is fully enclosed and has a gazebo with comfy chairs as well as plenty of loungers by the pool.  It has lovely night lights too for when you fancy a dip on the warm balmy evenings. The pool is heated June to October but can be heated in May on request.

The kids will be in their element with all the play equipment on offer - including swing sets, trampoline and dens to explore.

Full of history and surprises, there is even an underground cave to discover. The cave houses outside bathroom facilities, to save you going back in to the Chateau.

To the back of the Chateau, just outside the kitchen is a fabulous barbecue terrace with shaded dining area. 

Parent Points:

  • There is a raised ornamental pond in the outside eating area and, as with any body of water, parents are advised to supervise at all times
  • Owing set up of the space the bathroom facilities in the cave should always be supervised

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What's Around?

The beautiful ramparted city of Angouleme is just a 30 minute drive away and is a wonderful place to wander and explore. The city centre has a myriad of shops from some familiar high street names to dozens of traditional French boutiques. You can sit for a while at one of the many pavement cafés or be spoilt for choice with the variety of restaurants. The city itself is the world capital for Bande Dessinée or comic strip to you and I and here you will find many of the buildings decorated with beautiful art work and a fascinating museum dedicated to the art. All this alongside the city itself with its stunning architecture, traditional markets and beautiful gardens.

For the golf addicts in your party, then the Chateau Blanc has several options with an 18 Hole Golf Club de L'Hirondelle - 30  minutes' drive away - www.golf-angouleme.com or just 10 minutes away is a Pitch and Putt 9 hole course - www.lespetiteschaumes.wordpress.com.

Accrobranche in Soyaux, only 15 minutes' drive away, is a fantastic place for all ages from 3yrs up to have fun together, climb the trees with ropes and harnesses, completing differing levels of difficulty. For the very small there is a traditional playground with swings and slides next to this or, if this is too energetic for you, just sit in the shade of the trees with a coffee whilst the children burn of some energy. www.accroparc-de-soyaux.com

If energy burning is what your small people need then Kizou on Angouleme's mountain shopping zone is just the place for the odd inclement day. An indoor adventure play ground with all the usual ball pools, ropes and soft play. www.kizouaventures.fr

If you have some teenagers or energetic adults then what could be more fun than a chance to run around paint balling at the biggest venue in the Charente, both indoor and outdoor courses and only 10 minutes from the Chateau Blanc www.eden-paintball.fr

For those of you for whom a bit of beach and a bucket and spade is a necessity on holiday then the 23Ha Fresh water lake at the Plan d'Eau  just outside Anglouleme is a fabulous place for a grand day out, it has a lovely sandy beach and a large range of water sports on offer. Just next to this is Angouleme's water park Nautilis where you will find indoor and outdoor pools, flumes, rapids, wave pool and gentle areas for small people to play. www.nautilis.fr

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Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

 

Additional Services & Charges:

Babysitting - One free evening per booking additional babysitting €10 per hour upon request and payable locally.  

Shopping Service - Included in the price.  Contact your host with your shopping list and they will endeavour to find all the items you would like.  For shopping that you require on arrival, please email the host with your list 2 weeks prior to arriving.

Catering Service - Upon request. Prices would vary from £4 per child & between £12 to £30 per adult dependent on what is required. eg. lunch with cold cuts, variety of salads, cheeses, selection of breads would be £12 whereas a full catered evening meal including setting the table & clearing away after would be £30 per adult.

Swimming Pool:  

Swimming pool is heated 1st June - October and heated with heat pump, pool heating is available in May on request. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Security Deposit:

The security deposit for this property is 20% of the booking fee and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.

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Travel Info

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Poitiers–Biard Airport 1 hour 40 minutes Company Logo Image
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Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport 1 hour 55 minutes Company Logo Image
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