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Luxury Lakeside Castle, Island, Pool, 100 + Acre Park, Weddings, Reunions

Bedrooms 14
Space 2,322 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Exquisitely decorated; catering available; elevator, WiFi & excellent reviews

Chateau Allure Du Lac is a luxurious, exquisitely decorated, 19th century chateau rental that HomeAway/VRBO, ABC Television Network, and the nationally broadcast American TV show, Live with Kelly, chose from more than 1 million properties on HomeAway to add as a top fairy tale prize to their Travel Trivia Wheel on 6 March 2017. Here’s a link to the show when the prize was won: (FYI, the password is live )

Situated in a magnificent 105 acre estate located in the western part of the Loire Valley. this castle is surely one of the most spectacular chateau rentals in France, offering a 22-acre private lake, lovely island, wonderful lakeside terrace, swimming pool, palatial lawns, gorgeous gardens and forests full of wildlife. With an elevator servicing all four floors, access to the reception rooms, dining rooms, chapel and the gorgeous en suite bedrooms available for Guests is easy. Open log fires, internet & wi-fi are included, and housekeeping services can be arranged.

Self-cater or we will prearrange delicious catering including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and full English afternoon tea, served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace as you prefer.

There are lovely walks amongst the gardens, around the lake’s 2.5 kilometer shoreline, and through the woods. The swimming pool and adjacent pool house offer delightful relaxation in or out of the sun. Excellent carp fishing can be enjoyed in our lake. Wine tasting, golf, horseback riding, bicycling, river boat tours, hot air ballooning, museums, churches, restaurants, gourmet cooking classes and shopping are all nearby.

The Chateau is well situated just 20 minutes from Angers with its great shops and restaurants. Angers is 85 minutes from Paris via TGV, and the international airport in Nantes is about an hour away. There are many other delightful villages to visit nearby.

Enquiries from location agencies, location scouts and location managers are welcome as the Chateau is also available as a castle location rental for film, movie & television productions, TV series, commercials, and fashion shoots, etc., in the Loire Valley, France.

The Interior

The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming. The Drawing Room is inviting with its oak paneling, huge log fireplace, and private lit terrace for early evening drinks and late night parties. The magnificent Grand Salon, with its parquet flooring, original oak linen paneling, tall windows, and massive mirrored fireplace mantle, offers a luxurious yet relaxed venue for gatherings both large and small. The Chapel, with its spectacular stone rib-vault ceiling, glorious stained-glass window, and gilded oak paneling is a consecrated haven for solitude and prayer.

The splendid Silver Reception Room floor was specifically designed for hosting parties, including elevator access for guests and hi-speed dumbwaiters connecting the Silver Reception Room’s service kitchen to the main kitchen two floors below. Aside from the Silver Reception Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chatelain’s private dining room is fabulous, and the Courtyard and Lakeside Terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences. There is even a casual, country-style dining room for when you’re in the mood for something informal.

There are 14 en suite, beautifully furnished bedrooms in the Chateau to choose from to accommodate up to 15 Guests at the base rental rate, with a supplemental charge for additional guests. Each is uniquely decorated in different color schemes ranging from azure to rose, and filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There is even a two-story master suite, with its own foyer, drawing room, and antique oak staircase leading up to a huge circular en suite bedroom that has an original hand-painted domed ceiling. (Four bedrooms can be made suitable for young children, and the Chateau will gladly prepare for young children and ensure that the “breakable” items are removed and the house is child friendly.)

There are also two apartments with 5 more bedrooms in a separate building that will accommodate up to 10 more people and are a 3-minute walk through the gardens from the Chateau. They are not decorated to the same standard as the Chateau, but they offer a very affordable way to have more people sleep on the estate at only €100 per night per apartment. The 2-bdrm will sleep 4 people; the 3-bdrm will sleep 6 people. There are also charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
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Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation castle rental in Grez-Neuville, France

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2322 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Tower Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is also a separate half bathroom off of the Foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre d'Azur - toilet , shower
    Chambre Deux Tours - toilet , shower
    Chambre Vert - toilet , shower
    Chambre Violet - toilet , shower
    Chambre Peche - toilet , shower
    Chambre Rose - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Bleu - toilet , shower
    Suite de Jardin - toilet , shower
    Chambre Fleur - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre d'Or - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Rouge Royale - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Chambre Bleu d'Argent - toilet , shower
  • All the bedrooms have en suite full bathrooms or shower rooms. There are 4 additional half-baths in the Chateau.
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Tower Suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Storey Suite w/ round drawing room & bedroom, and a foyer
    Chambre d'Argent - 1 queen
    Chambre d'Or - 1 queen
    Chambre Rouge Royale - 1 queen
    Chambre d'Azur - 1 double
    Chambre Deux Tours - 1 queen
    Chambre Vert - 1 queen
    Chambre Fleur - 1 queen
    Chambre Peche - 1 double
    Chambre Rose - 1 double
    Chambre Bleu - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Chambre Violet - 1 double
    Suite de Jardin - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Round bedroom and a foyer/dressing room
    Chambre Bleu d'Argent - 1 double
  • All bedrooms in the Chateau have private en suite bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are also two nicely decorated apartments with 5 more bedrooms in the Chateau’s adjacent Manoir which will accommodate 10 more Guests for an additional rental fee of €100 per night per apartment, with charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.


Nearest Train
25 Miles
Angers train station
Car: recommended

The chateau is close to Angers a vibrant University town with great shopping including Galleries Lafayette and lots of restaurants and activities. lt is also close to Le Lion d'Angers - about 15 mins away with shops, a good supermarket and is well known for its equestrian facilities, horse-racing and other horse shows, particularly the Mondial du Lion d'Angers world renown event in October. There a several other villages with good hairdressers, bakeries, internet cafes etc. There is a fabulous Relais Chateau approx. 20 mins from the Chateau that provides wonderful food overlooking the Loire itself. Closer by a well known brasserie that serves food which is both delicious and original. The charming old village of Grez Neuville is only 6 miles away and has a delightful Creperie on the river. There are boats to hire and barges to ride that serve lunch or dinner.

50 minutes away is Le Mans, world renowned for its Formula One racing, particularly Le Mans 24 hour race, in June.

The Loire Valley housed the aristocracy in their private chateaux during the summer in days gone by. Many now are museums. This is one of the rare chateaux which can be rented to vacationers and might well be the most up-to-date and sumptuous available to private families and small groups.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation castle rental in Grez-Neuville, France

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn 2018
Nov 5 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018/New Years 2019
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Jan 16 2019 - Jan 16 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest
Test 2
Jan 17 2022 - Jan 24 2022
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add C$99 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$3,816.29

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

For bookings that are less than 1 week, the weeknight rate is equal to 1/7th of the weekly rate, and the weekend night rate (Fridays & Saturdays) is 1.5 times the weeknight rate.
Damage Protection Deposit Required; please contact me for more information.

Cancellation Policy: Please see Owners Stated Policy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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