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Large Belgian Chateau with Fishing Lake, Tennis Court and 10 Hectares of Grounds - Chateau Alois

 The Idyllic Chateau Alois in Belgium
  • ID: 299
  • Chateau
  • Weekly £ 2,197 - £ 4,392
  • Bedroom(s) 14
  • Sleeps 35
  • Bathroom(s) 14
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Lake, Fishing, Woodland Walks, Cycling, Games Room, Barbecue Area, Billiards Table, Tennis Court, Weddings, Sleeps 20-35

Summary

Beautifully positioned on the banks of the River Bocq, Chateau Alois, is the perfect venue for weddings and large group holidays. Fishing, Lake Swimming and Tennis are available on site. Sleeps 20-35.

Description

The recently renovated and historic Chateau Alois sleeps up to 35 guests, and is the ideal place to stay with family and friends. Beautifully positioned on the banks of the River Bocq, only 3 kilometres from Ciney and a short drive from Calais and Brussels, the Chateau Alois comprises a main building and two wings surrounding a courtyard, and has a number of large reception rooms, making it the perfect party or conference venue. Almost all of the bedrooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms.

The Chateau Alois was once home to the Bishop of Luik and dates back to the 12th century. Its ten hectares of grounds incorporate an extensive park with many century old trees. You can enjoy fishing, canoeing and swimming in its private lake, and its woods are perfect for walking and cycling trips. There is also an all-weather tennis court on site.

Chateau Alois

The chateau and both wings are exclusive to you, and your party will have sole enjoyment of the property. There are 14 bedrooms in total (5 doubles, 6 twins, a triple, 2 quads and a mezzanine area that can hold up to 4 beds). All of the bedrooms have a connecting en suite bath or shower room.

Ground Floor
On the ground floor is a large living room with parquet floor, paintings, open fireplace and satellite TV. The dining room has parquet flooring and original panelling.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with the standard appliances and also includes an AGA cooker, a vitro ceramic stove and a coffee machine. The ‘salle des chasseurs’ has a large open fireplace, games, bar area and billiards table. The cellar holds an additional freezer, a washing machine, a tumble dryer & ironing board.

First Floor
On the first floor are 3 double bedrooms and a twin, all with en suite bathrooms. The second floor has a twin bedroom, a quad and a mezzanine area that can hold up to 4 single beds. Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms.

West Wing
In the west wing of the chateau is a living room with fireplace, satellite TV and CD player. There is also a cloakroom. The wing has 3 bedrooms (2 twins & a triple), all with en suite bathrooms.

East Wing
The east wing has a brand new kitchen and utility area. The sitting room comes with parquet floor, wood stove, satellite TV and CD-player. There is also an additional salon with sofa-bed. There are 4 twin bedrooms (one of which is large enough to add extra beds) and a double (all of which have en suite bath or shower rooms).

Outside
Within the grounds you will find a covered barbecue area that seats 36 that can be used in all weather as it is closed in on three sides by most attractive half-timbered walls with windows. The fourth side is open and offers a splendid view of the lake. There is also a beautiful courtyard, a large dining terrace, plenty of garden furniture, an all weather tennis court, a large lake and ample parking.

Services and Catering
Local ‘traiteurs’ (caterers) such as Alain Weber are available to cater for any number of guests. Typically, prices start at 30 Euros per person for a four course meal. Alternatively, one can hire a cook locally. Local cooks charge between 10 and 15 Euros an hour and are usually prepared to shop for the food and clear up afterwards.

Maid service is also available on request for roughly 10 - 15 Euros an hour.

Event Info
Weddings
Indoor reception capacity: cocktail 350 people, dinner 175, evening dancing party 250.
Outdoor reception capacity: cocktail 400

Marquee hire is also possible. The wedding hire price is in addition to the rental price of the chateau and is based on the number of people at the reception. If used, there is an additional charge for the rental of the large room on the 2nd floor of 200 Euros. Indeed the maximum capacity in a single room on the groundfloor is 70 (circular tables) or 96 (rectangular tables); for larger group which want to have the dinner in a single room, the large room on the second floor is perfect (a lift is available if needed).

There are beautiful churches nearby to conduct your service and numerous catering options are available.

Wedding Services
Flowers
Live bands/DJs
Transport
Marquee hire.

Please enquire for additional information.

Map

Address:
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 50.311155708050464 / 5.0739935810149746
Airport Brussels 60 km
Ferry Port Calais 60 km
Restaurant Restaurant Le Comptoir du Goût 2 km
Shops Ciney 3 km
Town Ciney 3 km
Train Station Ciney 3 km
Village Halloy 2 minutes

Directions

The Brussels South Charleroi Airport is about 60 km from the chateau; which takes about 43 minutes by car.

If travelling by train, there is at least one departure each hour, and the station of Ciney is just 3 km from the castle. It takes 1h30 by train from the Brussels South Airport via Charleroi, Namur and Ciney.

For those travelling by ferry, Calais is 280km away.

Area description

The Chateau Alois is conveniently located just 70km from Brussels which has fantastic air and rail links, including Eurostar. The nearest town, Ciney, is only 3km away, and has a number of excellent restaurants, a supermarket and a train station.

Restaurant Le Comptoir du Goût, a Michelin, Gault Millau and Lemaire recommended restaurant, is only two minutes drive from the chateau. It has a beautiful garden and terrace for al fresco dining, and is renowned for its fresh seasonal cuisine. Of course, there are also a host of other local restaurants which cater to all tastes and budgets.

Picturesque, cultural and historic, the city of Namur has a colourful range of tranquil woodland, pasture, valleys, small lakes and meandering rivers, as well as a strong cultural heritage. Activities available in Namur include walking, horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking on the River Lesse, golf, archery, delta-flying, rock climbing, caving, quad-biking, karting, and adventure trailing.

Outside the city we recommend visiting the caves of Han and La Merveilleuse (Dinant), the Gallo-Roman ruins of Malagne, the ruins of Montaigle (Falaën), Freyr, Lavaux-Sainte-Anne castles, the Gardens of Annevoie and some of ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie’ (Wallonia’s Most Beautiful Villages) such as Celles.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: Chateau

Bedroom(s): 14 ( 35 Sleeps )
  • Double Room with en-suite: 5
  • Four Bed Bedroom: 2
  • Triple Room: 1
  • Twin Room with en-suite: 6
Bathroom(s): 14

Suitability

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

Holiday type

  • Family
  • Group
  • Rural

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden
  • Village

General facilities

  • Billiards
  • Central Heating
  • Conferences
  • Electricity
  • Elevator
  • Events
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing Lake
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply
  • Weddings

Indoor facilities

  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooker
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Games
  • Hob
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • Tumble Drier
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Garden Furniture
  • Tennis Court

Services

  • Catering (extra)
  • Chef (extra)
  • Cleaning extra
  • Linen extra
  • Towels Extra

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking

Activities

Local activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other activities:

  • Canoeing (30 km)
  • Climbing (30 km)
  • Fishing (2 minutes)
  • Flying (30 km)
  • Go Karting (30 km)
  • Golf (30 km)
  • Horse riding (30 km)
  • Tennis (1 minutes)

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Rates

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Rate summary - £ 2,197 - £ 4,392 - 7 Nights -
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Policies

Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

The property comfortably sleeps 24 adults and 11 children or teenagers.

Bed linen is available for hire at 6 euros per person as are bath towels for 2 euros per person. This is paid by cash on arrival.

Energy usage is charged at cost and is paid by cash at the chateau.

End of stay cleaning is 365 euros. This is paid by cash on arrival.

Rubbish disposal and recycling is €20

Arrival time is: 4pm at the latest and 7 pm for the main castle.

Departure time is 12am and 6pm, or 10am for week days.

Pets: dogs are admitted on demand, but only little ones, and no more than one at the same time.

Smoking: No smoking in the bedrooms.

Firewood is available for 5 euros per set.

Please note that bookings start on a Friday or a Monday so please book accordingly.

1 week minimum stay during Christmas/New Year periods.

In any situation we ask that from midnight there is NO NOISE in the yard and in the park (no shouts, no crackers, no music outside).

When a dancing party is organised, or when there is music playing:
- From midnight: the outside doors must be closed.
- From 2 hours a.m.: the sound intensity must be strongly reduced.

There is a security deposit of €1300. This is paid via bank transfer prior to arrival, and will be refunded in full after departure (2 weeks maximum) subject to damage inspection.

There is a services deposit for electricity, water and heating of €275. The amount used will be deducted from this deposit, and the remainder refunded after departure.

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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