4 Bedroom 15th Century Chateau in Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Horse Riding
Set in a beautiful corner of the Vienne region of France, Chateau Mareuil is a small and ancient chateau which dates back to the 15th century. It can sleep up to 8 people in its 3 bedrooms, there's a lovely big swimming pool, and an additional studio apartment for two if you need extra space. A wonderful setting for a holiday with friends and family.
Chateau Mareuil is in the Vienne region of the Nouvelle Aquitaine, a beautiful part of France just south of the Loire Valley and north of the Dordogne. The castle is flanked by picturesque outbuildings, a Donjon, and a pretty gite. It is a beautiful and peaceful part of rural France, with lots of places where you can sit and relax with a good book, and lovely river and countryside walks and bike rides. Chateau Mareuil is being featured in Spring 2019 on Channel 4's "Escape to the Chateau DIY.
The Chateau is built on a rock and has superb views over the surrounding countryside and river. It is surrounded by pretty villages and there are several lakes nearby where you can swim and do a variety of watersports. There are other chateaux nearby to visit, and the towns of Lussac Les Eglises, La Trimouille, Le Dorat, Montmorillon, Bellac, Poitiers and Limoges are all within striking distance.
Detailed directions given on booking.
Limoges and Poitiers
Nearest Train Station:
Table d`hôte available on site / restaurants in Lussac les Eglises
River beaches nearby
Supermarket, bakery, pharmacy etc at Lussac les Eglises (10 mins by car)
The chateau can be booked on a per room, B&B basis, or as an exclusive let with use of all four bedrooms. There are three guest suites in the chateau itself. The Prince Suite (family room) has one king size and a set of twin beds, with a luxury ensuite shower room. The Princess Suite has a double bed and a luxury ensuite bath / shower room. The Petit Prince is a double bedroom on the ground floor with an adjacent cloakroom. The Studio sleeps 2 and has a double bed, en suite shower room, kitchenette, and private terrace. There is a grand reception room with an ancient fireplace and antique furniture. The chateau kitchen has an Aga and farmhouse kitchen table. The former chapel on the second floor is now a bar / games room with a pool table, and fully equipped with office / conference facilities.
The chateau is set in large gardens with an abundance of fruit and flowers and has it's own private river frontage where bathing is possible in season. There is a high level terrace at the back of the chateau with wonderful countryside views. There is a lovely and large 12m x 6m swimming pool in the grounds.
This 15th century castle, overlooking the Asse valley, was built to protect the local area. There was a climate of insecurity at that time, with Brigueil being on the border between Indre and Haute Vienne and the presence of marauding bands of brigands after the Hundred Years’ War. In 1494 Jean 1st de Mareuil was the owner of the castle. This lord’s coat of arms is engraved on a fireplace in the Donjon. A font found at the site bears witness to there being a chapel at the castle, this font has been re-positioned in our elegant salon.
Conditions of Rental
The price includes exclusive use of the chateau and terrace, use of the office and conference facilities, access to the bar and games room as well as the sky garden, kitchen garden, and river walks. Bikes are available on site for your use. Packed lunches and evening meals are available by arrangement. A four course evening meal, including wine, is 29 euros per head.