Indre-et-Loire département of central France is
country for it is here that visitors discover most of the famous Loire
châteaux that have been part of France's incredible
So, it is not unexpected that one would also find many privately-owned
châteaux such as the beautiful Château de Détilly
50 minutes by train from Paris, yet deep in the heart of some of the
beautiful French countryside. Dating back to the 10th century,
site was originally the location of a hunting lodge built in 954 by the
Bishop of Tours. The chapel dates to the 13th century, replacing
a more primitive one that had been consecrated in 1135 by the
of Tours. After religious wars in the 16th century, the present
was built on the ruins of the old fortress.
There has been sympathetic restoration over the years, always maintaining the original character of this most pleasant residence. The château is located between the rivers Loire and Vienne at the center of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine national park, the area known as the Garden of France. As guests arrive at the château they pass into the courtyard through an incredible XVth century arch with carved escutcheons, a listed national monument by the government of France. The château is lovely with 12-foot ceilings, long windows and walls covered with stretched silk tissue tondu. Beautiful, large period mirrors over marble fireplaces and fine oil paintings create an elegance appreciated by those who stay here. The château has central heating throughout, tapestries hung in the hallway and main staircase, and many extraordinary chandeliers. There is a stunning salon with a fireplace and large windows facing east and west, a library/card room with French doors opening onto the terrace and garden, a TV room, a sunny study with a desk, fax machine, printer, telephone answering machine, and dedicated internet line ~ and a single sofa bed, WC and bathroom with shower. This suite of rooms would be suitable for someone who preferred not to have a room upstairs.
Guests will adore the elegant dining room, a sunny breakfast room that can seat up to 14 around the pine farm table in front of its massive stone fireplace, and a large and fully-equipped modern kitchen with a spacious granite work surface. The first floor (one flight up) is where four of the eight bedrooms are located. The bedrooms are spacious doubles with fine furnishings, fireplaces with marble mantles, all with en suite bathrooms with tubs or marble showers and a WC. There are four further bedrooms on the second floor: a double with its own en suite bathroom ~ it is often called the "Honeymoon Suite". This room has a lovely canopied bed, a walk-in shower and grand views over the countryside. There are also three twins that share a sixth bathroom. This entire floor can be closed off to form an apartment that can be let separately from the château. In the 'Quilt Room', or bedroom number six, there is a California king-size bed as well as a single bed.
There is also a spacious multi-purpose room on this floor as well as a fully-equipped kitchen area. Aside from these wonderful accommodations in the château, guests will be drawn to the fine Coach House available for those seeking a place for additional guests or if a family would like separate living quarters. It is also ideal as a very comfortable residence for staff members who accompany a large group renting the château. There is a living and dining area, a sunlit conservatory and views to the gardens. One of three living room sofas converts to an extra bed. The kitchen is spacious and modern with recessed lighting, lovely ash cabinets and a large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and both electric and gas cook tops. The Coach House offers three bedrooms on the first floor, two with twin bed and one with a queen-sized bed (English king), a modern tiled bathroom with tub and overhead shower, and an additional WC adjacent to the bathroom.
Most interesting from a historic perspective might be the château's chapel which was consecrated in the twelfth century. It is available to guests for weddings and Christenings and seats 60 guests for such occasions. There are endless special features to be found in Château de Détilly, and we could go on indefinitely. But, we want you to discover it all for yourselves! Whether you are renting the Château or the Coach House or both, Château de Détilly in the Loire Valley will provide your family and friends with an elegant, peaceful, and delightful château experience that will remain in your memories for a lifetime.
Coach House is only rented in the event that the Château is not rented.
When the Château is rented, it is on an exclusive basis and there will be no other renters on the property.
in Château: 5 double rooms all with en suite
3 twins sharing a bathroom, ground floor 9th guest room with en suite
room and WC. The château can accommodate either 10 to 12 guests,
or up to 18 guests. Included: twice weekly cleaning lady,
changed weekly, pool towels, daily gardener, garden produce, use of
all utilities (heating the swimming pool is extra, charge by meter
phone according to usage.
Coach House: In addition to the amenities listed above, there is also a satellite TV, a VCR for British, American and European tapes, full stereo system, telephone with intercom to the Château, a separate WC on the ground floor, a private garden and patio and barbecue. The Coach House can accommodate up to 7 guests. The renters of the Coach House can use the swimming pool and Orangerie unless otherwise noted in the rental agreement.
Current Weekly Rental Prices: Château only - €7300 - €12,000 depending upon season; Château and Coach House €8360 - €14,300 depending upon season; Coach House only (not available if others are renting the château) €1060 - €2300. Please ask us about other pricing options, such as mid-week breaks. The Château sleeps up to 18 people, and the Château and Coach House will sleep up to 27 people.
Short Stays: Inquire about pro-rated rates for shorter stays.
Weddings: Four wedding options are offered with supplemental charges for required event services. Security deposit required. The château's wedding coordinator is available to help with wedding plans, as are clergy of various faiths. Inquire via above email address for details.
Security Deposits: château € 3000, château & coach house € 3400, coach house only € 400.
Booking Deposit: 50% of gross rental rate is required as a deposit made at the time of booking.
Upon confirming reservations, guests will be given a pre-arrival shopping list to indicate the provisions they would like for their stay. Also, traiteur (delicatessan/caterer) service is available with 4-days notice, and a list of some available items will be provided.
Maximum capacity of property is 27 people.
All buildings centrally heated. No smoking indoors. No pets.
Detailed directions will be provided to guests upon confirmation of reservations and receipt of deposit.
Car Rental Tours Airport (click here)
Vicinity: Chinon is ten minutes away. Easy access to the historic cities of Nantes, Angers and Saumur, Tours and Orléans; Fontevraud Abbey; grand châteaux of the Loire.
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