Situated in its own peaceful parkland, the 15th century Chateau Ardille is beautifully decorated in a traditional French style with original marble fireplaces. It boasts five large en suite bedrooms, a tennis court, an indoor pool (which is completely enclosed & adjoins the house), and a table tennis table. The Chateau has a fully equipped American-style kitchen and attractively styled reception rooms. There is also a two-bedroom cottage which can be rented with the chateau for groups of up to 17.
In the late 18th century the Chateau Ardille was the Fleury-Michon family’s country retreat.
The chateau itself comfortably accommodates up to 13 guests in its 5 en suite rooms and the nearby cottage can be rented when more space is needed for groups of up to 17.
On the ground floor is a large spacious living room with TV and original marble fireplace and light fixtures. The dining room is furnished with original marble fireplace and oak panelling. The sizeable American-style kitchen with dining table comes complete with double ovens, eight ring gas hob, dishwasher and microwave.
On the first floor is a double with en suite bathroom, a double with shower room, a double with shower room and extra single bed and a family double room with additional 2 singles and spacious en-suite shower room. On the second floor is another double with en-suite shower room.
Surrounding the chateau is an acre of parkland full of chestnut trees. There is a tennis court, a pool table, table tennis table and an indoor pool which is completely enclosed & adjoins the house. Badminton, boules and cycles are all available for guest use. There is also abundant garden furniture and a gas-fired barbeque for al fresco dining. There is also ample parking for cars.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
The nearest airport is Poitiers (50km), but Limoges and La Rochelle are also only 80km from the chateau. The local village is Chef Boutonne, just 2km from the chateau.
Remy Martin and Hennessy are nearby for Cognac-lovers. Visit Futuroscope in Poitiers for exciting rides. Take a trip to Green Venice in Marais Poitovon with its miles and miles of waterways. The valley of the monkeys(Vallee des Singes) is close by. Classic car racing happens at Angloueme. See Europe’s biggest silver mine at Melle. There are abundant local fishing lakes. The famous twin towers at La Rochelle are worth a visit, and you will find quaint cobbled streets and great beaches nearby.
There is a market every Saturday at the nearby Chef Boutonne and there are also two supermarkets, numerous patisseries, hotel Le Voyagers and a pizzeria (with takeaways!). Daily local markets can be found. A nearby stable (5km) offers horse riding. Good golf courses can be found at Poitiers and Niort.
There is an on site chef for in-house catering. Please let us know your requirements on arrival.
Cleaning is available for 15 euros per hour. Holistic Therapy treatments are also available. Our qualified therapist provides Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Pre booking is advisable for these popular treatments.
Please contact Oliver's VIP Concierge to arrange any of these services.
- Capacity: The property comfortably sleeps 8 adults and 5 children or teenagers. - Security deposit: €150. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. - Linen & towels: Linen and towels are included in the rental price. Please note that pool towels are not included. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. Use of the sauna is charged separately. This can be paid on departure according to use. - Catering: Private chef is available on request. - Cleaner: cleaners available on request. - End of stay cleaning: Included. - Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Pets allowed with prior arrangement. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - 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.
Relaxing and rejuvenative holiday
Created on 28/08/2013
We had exactly the holiday we wanted – a complete rest! On the Friday night we had a meal at the Mine d’Or which was excellent – thanks for the suggestion.
Look forward to returning!
Created on 28/08/2013
We're back in the states after a great holiday. The chateau was absolutely wonderful and more than we could have hoped for. Look forward to returning at some point in the future.
Posted by James Gon 29/07/2010
Faultless hospitality, England's loss is Frances gain!
Our 5th time here
Posted by The Skivingtonson 29/07/2010
5th time it just gets better! Particularly the food!!!
Looking forward to returning next year
Posted by The Hunterson 29/07/2010
Happy relaxing stay, thank you for making our stay so special -looking forward to returning next year.
We will return
Posted by The Greenson 29/07/2010
A wonderful time, lovely people, village church, food everything at the chateau superb - we will return.
Posted by The Martinson 29/07/2010
Thank you for the most wonderful second honeymoon!!
We'll be back!
Posted by The Kenhardson 27/07/2010
Stunning place, wonderful hospitality, not to mention the haute cuisine - we'll be back!
Superb in every way
Posted by James Gon 26/07/2010
Superb house, fantastic hospitality, food to die for!!!!!!!! See you soon.
See you again soon
Posted by Janet & Steveon 26/07/2010
Excellent food, lovely room, superb surroundings - see you soon.
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