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Enchanting 19th Century Fairy Tale Chateau with Swimming Pool - Chateau De Lanternes

 The Chateau Sits in 25 Acres of Well-Kept Grounds
  • ID: 249
  • Chateau
  • Weekly £ 3,149 - £ 4,164
  • Bedroom(s) 9
  • Sleeps 16
  • Bathroom(s) 5
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Fairytale Chateau, Swimming Pool, 25 Acres of Parkland, Beautiful Gardens, Fabulous View, 9 Bedrooms, Ground Floor Bedroom, Sleeps 10-16


Chateau de Lanternes is an impressive 19th Century Chateau with fairy tale turrets and 25 acres of walled parkland. Stunning Gardens and a Swimming Pool are available for your enjoyment. Sleeps 10-16.


The magnificent, 19th Century, Chateau De Lanternes exhibits the classical lines and styling which typify the Chateaux of the Loire Valley. This enchanting 3 storey, 9 bedroom, 5 bathroom chateau, lies within 25 acres of beautiful enclosed parkland, and has a private swimming pool available for use during your stay.

The Chateau offers exceptional views over the surrounding countryside, and is the ideal base to explore the renowned culture, history and attractions of the Loire Valley. The Loire Valley is famed for its many Roman ruins, abbeys, churches and chateaux, and no visit to the area would be complete without taking in at least some of these fabulous sights.

A number of restaurants and food shops are within a short walking distance of the Chateau, affording guests the chance to sample the famed cuisine of the region. Accommodating up to 16 people, this superb dwelling provides an excellent gateway to the local charms and escapes of the region.

Chateau de Lanternes
Ground Floor
The ground floor has 4 reception rooms, including a library with an extensive collection of French and English language literature, a living room with TV and video recorder, a kitchen and a dining room. The kitchen exudes all the charm and character you would expect from a traditional French country kitchen, and provides comfortable seating for up to 10 people. It is well equipped with all modern conveniences, including a microwave, dishwasher and oven. The ground floor also includes a bedroom with two single beds and a WC.

A table, linen and kitchenware, sufficient to cater for up to 16 guests, is provided at the chateau.

First Floor
On the first floor you will find three spacious, traditionally decorated, double bedrooms (two of which have an additional single bed). Each has en suite washing facilities, and offers spectacular views over the immediate grounds of the chateau and surrounding countryside.

In addition there are two sumptuously decorated suites, each of which consists of a double bedroom, a connecting twin and an en suite bathroom. There is also a further smaller single bedroom that can be found on this floor.

The chateau sits within secure grounds, far away from any major roads and is extremely child friendly. It is surrounded by 25 acres of walled parkland containing numerous oak trees, a rose garden with over 200 rose bushes, and well maintained lawns. Adjacent to the swimming pool (10mx5m) is a paved sunbathing area that comes complete with sun loungers, outdoor furniture, table tennis table and BBQ.

Services and Catering
The Housekeeper comes on a daily basis (except Sundays) and is responsible for the daily maintenance of the swimming pool and bedrooms. Upon request, additional services can be provided at a cost of 12 euros per hour. Linen is changed on a weekly basis.


Address: Lencloître, France
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 46.855121238489524 / 0.3188815766601465
Airport Poitiers 30 km
Bakers Lencloitre 3 km
Market Lencloitre 3 km
Restaurant Lencloitre 3 km
Shops Lencloitre 3 km
Town Lencloitre 3 km


The nearest airport to the chateau is Poitiers 30km away and the nearest town is Lencloitre 3km away.

Area description

The Chateau is a superb gateway to the renowned culture, history and attractions of the Loire Valley and its many Roman ruins, abbeys churches and chateaux. A number of restaurants and food shops are within a short walking distance of the chateau, offering guests the chance to sample the famed cuisine of the region.

The Chateau is close to the tranquil and idyllic surroundings of the Marais Poitevin, a local lake which offers swimming and canoeing facilities for the more adventurous. A themed historical adventure attraction is a short drive away at Puy du Fou, while in neighbouring Poitiers is the exciting Futuroscope theme park – a great attraction for adults and children alike. In addition to these notable nearby sights, the library in the chateau has an extensive collection of local tourist information and sightseeing suggestions for the region.

Chambord, Chenonceaux, Villandry, Blois and the other famous chateaux of the Loire Valley are a short distance away. Numerous other renowned fortified settlements are also just a short journey by car.

The nearby town of Lencloitre (3km) still has a market of traditional local fare every Wednesday and Saturday, offering guests the opportunity to sample the produce and delicacies of the region, and on the first Monday of every month there is a craft fair at the same site. The town is also home to a number of excellent local restaurants and eateries, most notably ‘Bottin Gourmand’ and ‘Les Delices de Michel’.

Other local activities include; Golfing facilities (both at La Rochelle and Royan), tennis, cycle paths, fishing and horseback riding, all available within a very short drive. There are also a number of local vineyards in the area that offer tasting sessions for wine enthusiasts.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: Chateau

Bedroom(s): 9 ( 16 Sleeps )
  • Double Room: 3
  • Double Room with en-suite: 2
  • Twin Room: 4
Bathroom(s): 5


  • Long term rentals: No
  • Pets: No
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable

Holiday type

  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural


  • Countryside
  • Garden

General facilities

  • Electricity
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis

Indoor facilities

  • Books
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Television

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Garden Furniture


  • Cleaning extra
  • Housekeeper (inclusive)
  • Linen Provided


Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking
  • Stairs


Local activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting

Other activities:

  • Theme Parks (30 km)


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Check in: 17:00, Check out: 10:00

The property comfortably sleeps 12 adults and 4 children or teenagers.

All bed linen is included in the rental price, and is changed weekly.

No pets allowed.

No smoking in the property.

The swimming pool is open from the end of May to the middle of September.

End of stay cleaning €250.

Electricity and heating costs are not included in the rental price. The amount will be deducted from your security deposit.

The Security deposit is €2000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full (less energy costs) 3 weeks after departure, subject to damage inspection.

It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

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