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Magnificent 19th Century Chateau in the Louis-Philippe Romantic Style - Chateau Des Barres

 Chateau des Barres
  • Annonces #: 75
  • Chateau
  • Prix semaine £ 1,800 - £ 2,500
  • Chambre(s) à coucher 7
  • Capacité d’accueil 16
  • Salle(s) de bain 3
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Points forts de votre annonce: Stay in a Chateau, 7 luxurious spacious bedrooms, Large Gardens, Swimming Pool, Sleeps 2 - 16

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Magnificent 19th Century Chateau in the Louis-Philippe Romantic Architectural Style. The Chateau sleeps 2 - 16 with 7 luxurious spacious bedrooms. Gardens and swimming pool.

Description du bien

Situated in the small village of Vernoil-le-Fourrier in the heart of the Loire Valley near Saumur this magnificent 19th Century Chateau was built in the romantic architectural style of the Louis-Philippe period, externally. Built in tuffeau stone (the local soft ivory stone typical of the area), herringbone red brick and red enduit decorated with ornate sculptures, carvings and magnificent luminous windows, 'oeil de boeuf' and 'fairy-tale' pointed turret tower, the Chateau is an impressive sight.

Room features include original marble fireplaces, oak Parquet and Terre Cuite terracotta tiled floors, luminous floor to ceiling windows, ceiling moulding and decoration, paneled walls and doors and ceiling roses with crystal chandeliers. All the rooms are decorated with period antiques, furniture, objet'd'art and modern facilities combining comfort with luxurious and beautiful surroundings suitable for families with children of all ages.

The Chateau sleeps 16+ and comprises of 7 luxurious spacious bedrooms (5 upstairs, 2 downstairs).

The Chateau in Detail
The Chateau retains its own magnificent private entrance off the Rue de la Mairie through huge 19th century ornate wrought gates down a sweeping gravel drive around the chateau to ample private parking which is situated to the left side of the chateau, follow the drive around the front past the fountain to the front of the large clipped buxus hedge.

The Entrance
The entrance into the Chateau is up 3 steps to a huge French country kitchen with original beamed high ceiling and rustic pine painted furniture with lots of cupboard space, dresser table 8 chairs and 4 breakfast bar stools. Range cooker (gas rings and electric oven), microwave, large fridge, large freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher. Stone tiled floor and large windows to two aspects.

The Salon
From the kitchen there is a door to the large Salon. Huge windows make this comfortable family room bright and airy with double doors opening onto the garden. There are two sumptuous sofas and casual chairs, coffee table and TV / DVD / Video / Stereo. Rush matting to the floor and original marble fireplace, ceiling moldings and painted ceiling rose.

The Grand Salon
Double paneled doors lead from the Salon into the Grand Salon with original ornate marble fireplace, magnificent crystal chandelier, beautiful painted ceiling rose and gold dental moulding decoration. The room is filled with Antiques, object d'art and antique furniture, various sofas and chairs, side tables and a lovely rare wooden 4 metre dining table with seating for 16 persons. The floor is original oak parquet with antique rugs and pictures.

The second door in the kitchen leads into the Hallway with a spectacular oak sweeping staircase with beautiful oak balustrade with crystal finial ball, huge windows and splendid high ceiling with decorations and chandelier.

From the lower hall there is a wc with wash basin. Below the hall there is 'The Cave' containing a shower room with changing area covered in French Provencal blue and yellow tiles. There is also a seperate utility with washing machine, tumble dryer, shelves, ironing board, sink and cupboard (containing cleaning and utility products). The rest of The Cave is locked and there is no entry to quests.

Ground Floor Bedrooms
From the Salon on the ground floor, double paneled doors lead to 'The Blue Room' (bedroom 1). A beautiful room with two huge windows framed with beautiful toile de joue curtains and shutters one with double doors opening onto a terrace, 3 steps lead to a bisto table and 2 chairs overlooking the garden. The room has an original tiled floor, a magnificent Louis XVI double bed with sumptuous quilt, bed linen required, marble fireplace, ceiling moulding and rose crystal chandelier. In one corner there is a small washbasin.

From the Hallway double doors lead to 'The Red Room' (bedroom 2). A spectacularly decorated room with beautiful ceiling moulding decoration in gold and white, crystal chandelier and painted paneled walls, arched windows framed by beautiful toile de joue curtains, opening onto the front terrace, 3 steps lead to a bistro table and 2 chairs overlooking the front lawn and fountain. The room has a Louis Philippe 'lit-corbeille' double bed with a luxurious antique toile de joue quilt, bed linen required.

Ascend the beautiful oak staircase to the Long Hall on the second floor. The long hall has an original 'Terre Cuite' floor and is painted cheerful yellow and features chandeliers with red glass drops. At one end of the long hall there is the main bathroom with large corner bath and shower. Richly decorated with voile curtains, tiled walls and floor. Hand painted walls and ceiling and a lovely crystal chandelier.

Master Bedroom
The first room is 'The Master Bedroom' (bedroom 3). Painted in luxurious pink with super ceiling decorations, crystal chandelier, arched windows with internal shutters and curtains overlooking the front lawns and the village. The bed is king-size with a wooden roll top with a luxurious quilt, bed linen required, there is also a Louis-Philippe master wardrobe and original marble fireplace. The floor is wooden with silk carpets.

The Sky Room
Moving along the hall the first bedroom is 'The Sky Room' (bedroom 4), stars and clouds give a dreamy feel to this lovely painted room. Large windows with internal shutters overlook the rear gardens. Carpeted floor with interconnecting door to bedroom 5 (lockable).

The Cherub Room
The next room is 'The Cherub Room' (bedroom 5) a light and spacious room with large windows that run along one complete side (internal shutters). The room contains a beautiful floral upholstered double bed draped with voile, lovely wooden floor, marble fireplace, pretty chandelier and painted featured walls. Interconnecting doors (lockable) to bedrooms 4 and 6.

The Bouquet Room
At the far end of the hall is one of 2 connecting bedrooms 'The Bouquet Room', painted in fresh green with shuttered windows to 2 aspects. Features include a magnificent antique wooden king sized bed, marble fireplace, wardrobe, wooden floor and painted chandelier. The interconnecting (shared with bedroom 7) shower room and toilet is tiled in Provencal blue and yellow.

Bedroom 7
The last of the bedrooms (bedroom 7) is a large and spacious room with 3 antique wrought iron beds (2 single, 1 small double) complete with floral quilts, bed linen required. The room is light and airy having shuttered windows to two aspects. Original features are a marble fireplace and a wooden floor.

Please note the attic is locked and there is no entry to guests.

The Grounds
There are extensive lawned gardens and park with mature Yew trees, clipped Buxus hedges over 150 years old, mature trees, lavender and rose banks and a stone Fountain with goldfish.

There is a gas BBQ and luxury hardwood garden furniture on the outdoor sun-terrace, a pergola leads onto steps flanked by white scented roses and purple lavender, thorough private wooden gates to a shared luxury heated 12m x 6m swimming pool with solar shower, sunbathing terrace and gardens.

There is a safe fenced play garden with swings, 18' trampoline, sand pit, play house and teddy-bear picnic area. Access beyond the black gates is forbidden.

Chateau des Barres
The Chateau des Barres, Coachman's Lodge, Gardener's Cottage, Blacksmith's Cottage and The Stable were built in 1851 for 'Le Maitre' who was in charge of building the railways in the area. Le Maitre lived in the Chateau and his servants lived in what is now the Coachman's Lodge, Gatekeeper's Cottage, Gardener's Cottage, Blacksmith's Cottage and the Stable.

The Chateau was built as a show of wealth and power and drew together an eclectic style of architecture which in essence reflected the renaissance taste of the Louis Philippe period of opulence and romanticism and are steeped in history. At one stage the Chateau served as a base for occupying German officers but thankfully survived the war unscathed.

Beautiful gardens surround the Chateau containing mature trees and Buxus hedges 100 year old and scented lavender and rose banks. There is a enclosed children's safe play garden with swings, 18' trampoline and teddy-bear picnic area. Althought the Chateau is lavishly furnished it has been lived in for many years and is a wonderful house for families with children of all ages.

Localisation géographique

Adresse: Vernoil-le-Fourrier, France
Code postal:
Latitude / Longitude: 47.3871139 / 0.07962399999996705
Marché Vernoil-le-Fourrier 10 minutes

Description du lieu

Only 15 minutes drive from the Chateau is the historic town of Saumur famous for it's fairy tale Chateau, Cadre Noire and The National Riding Academy. The town is built primarily of the local tuffeau stone which gleams bright white in the strong summer sun. The region is between 80 and 150 kms inland ensuring warm dry weather in the summer.

The Chateau of Saumur boasts panoramic views along the Loire valley. The town is an interesting mixture of modern shops, paved walkways, markets and an old town where the streets are surprisingly steep upto the Chateau that sits above the town. It is renown for its sparkling white wines and is the largest producer of mushrooms in France, which are grown in the limestone caves which surround the town. It is also the home of the elite French Cavalry Regiment the Cadre Noire and the L'ecole Nationale the national school of equitation.

The region has become one of the most popular in France with many superb restaurants, most within easy driving distance. There are many activities to suit all tastes, horse riding, cycling, swimming, walking and watersports.

The immediate area offers lovely villages, market towns and superb countryside suitable for families with children of all ages. Futuroscope is only an hour and a half away with many theme parks, zoos and natural attractions all within one hours drive.

Hébergement, installations et services

Type de bien: Chateau

Type de pension: Logement seul

Chambre(s) à coucher : 7 ( 16 Capacité d’accueil )
  • Chambre double: 6
  • Chambre quatre lits: 1
Salle(s) de bain: 3
  • Bains: 1
  • WC en bas: 1
  • Douches: 3
  • Lavabos: 3


  • Location sur une longue durée: oui
  • Animaux de compagnie: Non
  • Fumeurs: Non
  • Enfants: Oui
  • Chaise roulante: Non
  • Personnes âgées ou handicapés: Ne convient pas

Situation de la location

  • Famille
  • Groupe
  • Rural


  • Jardin
  • Village

Installations générales

  • Electricité
  • Jardin
  • Parking
  • tennis de table
  • Terrasse
  • Approvisionnement en eau

Installations intérieures

  • Cuiseur
  • Lave-vaisselle
  • Congélateur
  • Frigo
  • Fer a repasser
  • Four à micro-ondes
  • Machine à laver

Installations extérieures

  • Meubles de jardin
  • Balançoires
  • Trampoline


  • Linge supplémentaire
  • Serviettes de bain supplémentaires


La voiture est recommandée
  • Parking privé


Activités locales:

  • Cyclisme
  • Randonnées à cheval
  • Natation
  • Marche
  • Dégustation de vin

Autres activités:

  • Maisons historiques / Chateau (20 minutes)
  • Parcs de loisirs (90 minutes)
  • Zoo (60 minutes)

Calendrier de disponibilité

Février 2018
Mars 2018
Avril 2018
Mai 2018
Juin 2018
Juillet 2018
Aout 2018
Septembre 2018
Octobre 2018
Novembre 2018
Décembre 2018
Janvier 2019
Février 2019
Mars 2019
  • Réservé
  • en attente
  • Disponible
  • inconnu

Tarifs par période

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Période - £ 1,800 - £ 2,500 - 7 Nuits -
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Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

Linen and towel available for all rooms. Please note linen and towels are charged for at a rate of
£20 per double/kingsize bed (this includes sheet, pillow cases and duvet cover)
£10 per single bed (this includes sheet, pillow cases and duvet cover) or cot sheet and blankets.
£10 per towel (bath, hand and pool towels are available).
Please note on the booking form if required. These will be payable with the balance 8 weeks prior to holiday commencement.

Decorative quilts and quilted pillow cases are used in the chateau for presentation purposes. These are not to be used solely without hired or clients own sheets and covers.

25% deposit on booking. Balance and damage deposit are due 8 weeks prior to holiday as one single payment.

Payment may be in £ sterling, international bankers draft or bank transfer.

Breakage/damage deposit £1,000, paid with balance.

Out of season by arrangement. Heating charge may be applicable.

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