Château du Breuil

Chédigny, Indre-et-Loire
Self-catering


A charming château in a woodland setting overlooking the village of Chédigny – famous for its 800 rose bushes: near Chenonceau and Loches

Bed

6 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

The
Experience

A leafy drive, a quiet river, lush lawns and dense forests – enter another age. This elegant stone château, handsome with turrets, tall windows and extravagant chimneys, wraps you in its history. Roxanna is an architect and passionate about the building, preserving the original lovelies then furnishing with a light touch. You stay in the 15th-century east wing, spaciously and graciously self-contained and full of little corridors, polished oak floors and solid doors. The oak-panelled sitting room, all squashy sofas and hunting trophies, has French windows to a terrace for sun-drenched mornings and shady evenings. A homely dining room, pretty with old baskets and ancient china, has a kitchenette, traditional and simple. For the swathe of fireplaces there is a cellar stocked with logs. Bedrooms are in country-house style with a light mix of French and English antiques, bathrooms have grand roll tops, one with original fittings. Visit Chédigny and its 800 rose bushes, the nearby Chenonceau (just ten minutes away) and other Loire châteaux; walk the old hunting ground of kings and return to restful gardens and utter privacy.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
B&B option also available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €130
Weekly price
from €900
Surcharges
Extra apartment for 6 on the 2nd floor: 2 doubles, 1 quadruple, shared bathroom.
1 Château for 8
From €1306 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a wonderful stay at this lovely chateau. It was thoughtfully and carefully furnished with lots of interesting items and pictures adding to the overall ambience. We loved the grounds and the deer in the park. Excellently positioned for boulangerie and restaurants in the nearby pretty village of Chedigny. Great for cycling with well signposted routes to chateaux. The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable and welcomed us warmly.

Jenny, Leamington spa

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Roxanna McDonald

  • Chateau du Breuil Chédigny has featured recently in the Travel Section of The Times newspaper : once in April 2016 title : “20 best French Chateaux” and another on 7 January 2017 as one of “the best 50 holiday destinations in France”.
  • Both father and son of the 19th-century owner family were secretaries to Ferdinand de Lesseps of Suez and Panama Canals fame; a biography, written by the son and found at the château, contains interesting details about the work and the Suez ‘scandal’.
  • The architect owner will point out historical curiosities: St Martin’s miracle stone, said to cure sick pets, the ruins of the Abbey founded in 1176 by Henry II of England in atonement, according to legend, for the murder of Thomas à Becket, and many more
  • Botanical highlights: the château has a wild orchid lawn (May/June) and wild cyclamen (September); our ‘garden village’ has a collection of roses and its Rose Festival (May/June) draws rose growers and rose-inspired cottage industries from far and wide.
  • Every August, 200 authors, dealers and celebrities gather in the shade of the trees for ‘La fôret des livres’, called the “Woodstock of literature” by the New York Times. It attracted 60,000 visitors in 2012.
  • We have a telescope for bird watching and star gazing. The unpolluted sky is beautifully clear and we saw a glorious meteorite shower in 2013. For keen astronomers, the Tauxigny Observatory (15km) offers beginners sessions, sky discovery visits and more.