Château de Saint Loup sur Thouet

Deux Sèvres

Your hosts, charming high-energy aristocrats, still renovating their grand pile, provide ancient-style rooms for guests in keep and castle


18 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


The Black Prince incarcerated John the Good here in 1356 and it was rebuilt in the 17th century by the Marquis of Carabas, whose magnificence inspired the fairy-tale author Perrault to write Puss in Boots. Charles-Henri visited the château on Christmas Eve 1990, fell in love with it – and bought it ten days later. Saint Loup is a listed monument open to the public and its restoration is a gigantic task. Using 18th-century plans, the comte is also working on the 50 hectares of grounds and kitchen garden. Seven rooms are in the Keep, splendidly medieval, with carved panelling and furniture, four-poster beds, ancient beams and stone fireplaces (not used). All have big bathrooms, some with free-standing baths and one in the guard room, lit by arrow slits overlooking the moat. New doors are made of solid oak with massive locks and keys… a romantic’s dream (and a housemaid’s nightmare!). Enjoy apéritifs in the walled garden or the orangery across the moat, before finding a restaurant in the village. A jewel of a château, a happy and authentic home.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Breakfast €15. Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €150
16 Doubles
From €150
2 Singles
From €150


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Comte Charles-Henri de Bartillat

  • Whole château (& 8-bedroom keep) available.
  • One hour away from Puy du Fou.
  • 50 minutes away from Futuroscope.
  • 45 minutes away from Saumur and the famous Loire chateaus.
  • 50 minutes away from Fontevraud Abbey, where Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart lie.
  • One hour away from Marais Poitevin known as « Green Venice ».