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BEAUTIFUL CHÂTEAU IN THE CENTER OF THE LOIRE VALLEY NEAR ALL MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Gavin Ferns

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Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL CHÂTEAU IN THE CENTER OF THE LOIRE VALLEY NEAR ALL MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

People13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday castle in Loches - Château de Mont-Félix

5 Suites With 7 Bedrooms All With Views And Private Bathrooms

Situated very close to the beautiful and medieval Royal Citadelle of Loches, this chateau for hire is available in 100% privacy. Rarely, the grounds and whole chateau is for hire without the owners on site. Enjoy this Loire castle in all its splendour for yourselves exclusively.

A perfect vacation rental or for events, a family holiday or just relax with friends in the beautiful Loire Valley countryside. Maybe a cycling or walking holiday or just explore the region. It is all on your doorstep in Loches and the surrounding area.

If you have decided on visiting the Loire Valley and exploring all the chateaux and vineyards, then why not treat yourself and family to your very own secluded and private Château to make as your base and call home?

With 9 beds and 2 cots there is enough space to accommodate a combination of 13 adults and children plus 2 babies.

Bedrooms

There are 5 principle suites in Château de Mont-Félix. Starting clockwise from the top of the stairs there is 'Chambre George'. George is named after our grandfather who built this fabulous property in 1840.

Chambre George has a double bed and a single bed in another room adjacent. It is perfect for a small family and there is space for a cot as well. The room has its own ensuite with a shower and spot lights in the ceiling. It is a charming suite with views to the rear and lovely peace and tranquillity.

Next is 'Chambre Adele'. Adele is a twin. Two very comfortable singles with our special 'tower bathroom'. We call it that because it is in a small tower. The bedroom has a table with chairs to relax and admire the Louis 16th drawers and marble fireplace. There is ample room in a large closet for clothes ect. The views are to the front of the property across the lawns. Beautiful. Also there is a tiny chapel in another tower just off this bedroom.

Next-door is 'Chambre Theodore'. Another great great uncle. (who helped build the vietnamese railway as an engineer and helped furnish a salon downstairs) this room is in the centre of the house. The ensuite has just had a small make over and is now refreshed. The bedroom is handsome due to its wood panelled ceiling and heavily oaked fireplace with a centrepiece mirror. There are 19th century framed tapestries and a king size solid oak bed. Commanding views across the lawn and on to the village it always pleases it's guests.

Still working clockwise there is 'Chambre Francoise'. Francoise is a charming room with an airy feel and a tower closet. With a super-king bed (one of the largest in the Château) and a beautiful marble fireplace and dainty decorative features this room does not fail to impress. Wake up in the morning and pull the curtains to an unobstructed view across the lawns to the village and to the fields on the horizon.

Finally through the last door on the stairs past the second stair case there is 'Chambre de Tournemire'. This suite compromises of two rooms and an ensuite bathroom. Perfect for a family of 4 or a couple and two sharing the twin bedroom. The room with the double also has a super king bed which you may get lost on. Lovely and quiet, views to a garden courtyard with apple trees and exotic conifers, this room has a lovely ambient feel to it which is light and airy.

The mezzanine floor (or raised ground floor)

When you walk into Mont-Félix you will rise up some stairs into the grand staircase which is about 1.5 meters from ground level. This is the level of our ground floor. This was the fashion for chateaux in the 19th century and for good reason. It really gives you an air of elevation. You can look through windows and see everything from a perfect angle into the gardens. You will see when you arrive it is lovely.

You have a choice of 3 doors on this ground floor hall and a single helix cantilevered oak staircase going up to the rooms which we just discussed. In the middle of this hall, you are presented with two 3 meter high doors, probably open and you walk in to the central reception room.

Salons / Living Areas

The central reception room is called salon de chinois. You will notice why from its décor. It is one of 3 identically sized reception rooms on this mezzanine floor. With 4 meter high ceilings you will have the immediate feeling of volume and space. Walk straight and you will see floor to ceiling doors to a balcony / terrace ideal for alfresco dining or accessing the front gardens and outdoors. Turn feft and you are in salon vue de loches, named this because you can see the town in the distance from this room. Both rooms are equipped with large sofas, comfy chairs and practical coffee tables. There is a small hi-fi for you to use and wifi available.

Banquet / Dining room

Turn right as you enter salon chinois and you are in the 3rd identically sized room, which is the dining room. Again sumptuously decorated with a family feel but still remaining from le époque with two huge wall cabinets for your dining pleasures. There is large dining room table to accommodate your needs.

Kitchen

The kitchen is next to the dining room. It is not enormous but very functional. It can easily cater for all your needs. Well stocked with all the tools required by the chef or anyone who feels like to cook. There is also an ideal table to feed the kids and a nice view out of the window. The fridge and freezer is ample and there is a all the mod cons including a superb dishwasher. We are sure you will not be disappointed by the kitchen.

Utility

Above the kitchen is a room which we call the ironing room. Here is sheets, towels an ironing board, a cleaning cupboard and a spare fridge/freezer.

Tv room

We also have a cosy tv room with a small library off to the side on the ground floor. Great for family dvds or catching up on british or french tv news, we also have sky tv albeit with limited channels!

There is also a ground floor toilet near the front door. That sums up the ground floor. There is also a basement.

Basement

Here you will find, bikes, table tennis, a industrial sized washing machine and a drier all for your use.

Parking

Outdoors you will find ample place for parking. Easily accommodating up to 7 cars. There is a nice long drive to access mont-felix which is of course private.

Swimming pool

Enjoy our outdoor pool. Heated and in good condition the pool will be appreciated by all on those sunny days. There is a changing room hut and plenty of towels and outdoor furniture to lounge and sunbath on.

Built with safety in mind for kids. There is a tasteful screen all around and a double action locking system to prevent children entering on their own.

Forest

There is 10 acres for you to enjoy. Lots of paths and small routes to explore. It is really does offer a secluded and private experience.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gavin Ferns (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks English, French, German, Russian, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2014

About Gavin Ferns

Built by our great, great, great grandfather George Smith in 1840 for his three children Adéle, Théodore and George it has been passed down the line and now sits with my Mother Frances Ferns. I am one of 5 children and this property is one fith approximately of the orginla family estate. We took possession of Mont-Felix in 1990 and have been working on it ever since to bring it to what you see today. We have put a new roof on, installed 2kms of electrical cables, a new pool, redecorated (several times!), created 5 new bathrooms just to name a few things! It is an ongoing project but has finally reached a point where we think it is lovely place and worth keeping for furture generations.

Gavin Ferns purchased this castle in 1840

Why Gavin Ferns chose Loches

Six generations later and the property is still with our family. We continue to maintain and update the Chateau for future generations.

What makes this castle unique

We love Mont-Felix because the air is sweet, the stars are bright, the ambience is perfect and the setting is magnificient! It really is special! Take a look at our guest book and you will see how much all of our guest have loved it.

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Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Château in the center of the Loire Valley near all major attractions
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Beautiful Château in the center of the Loire Valley near all major attractions
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Loches Indre-et-Loire
4

A fabulous mansion in a great part of France

  • 4 out of 5
We had 13 staying in this grand mansion. There is great separation in the 4 bedroom areas and plenty of space in the grand living areas for everyone to either mix or have your own space. All furnishings were new and everything well maintained. The house itself has tons of character and lots of levels and areas to explore. The grounds were equally grand and well maintained with your own forest to wander in.
The area is central to many day visits to other towns and chateaus and elsewhere in the beautiful Loire Valley. There is close access to good food and supermarkets and the food markets in Loche are not to be missed.
Annick looked after us well while there and is a great cook. We recommend having Annick's cooking at least once while you are there.
We all had a fantastic time in the week that we were there and no-one had a bad word to say about our group home.
We would highly recommend staying there.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Château in the center of the Loire Valley near all major attractions
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1275086
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Loches Indre-et-Loire
5

Authentic French living in the country.

  • 5 out of 5
Driving up the driveway to the chateau you see exactly what you see in the pictures. A group of ten stayed here for a week in May. We each had our own large and comfortable bedroom with separate bathrooms. Kitchen and dining facilities were more than adequate and we used them frequently. I would advise having a catered meal by Annick. It was delicious, abundant and reasonably priced. The weather was unseasonably unpleasant that week so we trekked around the area by car to see the numerous chateaux and wineries. There is a small town near the chateau that has several good restaurants and numerous places to obtain food. We were disappointed the weather did not allow us the pleasure of using the pool. The owner was inviting and most helpful in providing guidance about the area. Actually, I would have liked to have spent more time with her! I would recommend this place if you want to enjoy a rural French vacation.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Château in the center of the Loire Valley near all major attractions
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1275086
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Loches Indre-et-Loire
5

Wonderful

  • 5 out of 5
Mont Felix is very special. Wonderfully grand but warm and welcoming, a rare combination. We have holidayed there three times with different combinations of friends/ family and all have been enchanted. we look forward to planning our next visit.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Tours Tours Val de Loire Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Petit Marmiton, St Jean St Germain
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Caen, France
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Verneuil
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Loches
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A10, Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine, France
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Petit Marmiton, St Jean St Germain
Nearest Ski
588 Kilometres
Chamonix, France
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain
Car: recommended

You should see at least two Grand Chateaux when you visit the Loire Valley. There are many to choose from. Loches is a perfect place to explore from because it is in the center of all the Chateaux.

Just look at a map and you will see that one day it is possible to go to Chenonceau for example, which is east, and then check out Leonardo da Vinci's Clos Lucé and Amboise on your way home. A perfect day out. Pick another day and go west and we always reccommend going to Azay le Rideau. It is around 45kms so less than an hour and worth every minute! You can have lunch there after and then why not visit Ussé (Cinderallas Castle) and Villandary Gardens after?

If you are tired of Chateau visiting and maybe the kids would like something different, there is a fantastic Zoo park only 45 minutes away called Beauval. It is a favourite with the French and very entertaining. There is also Futuroscope to the south which is near Poitiers and also an excellent day out for the whole family.

Nearby to Loches is a nice Lake with pedalos only 20mins called Chemillé. It is right next to Montressor which has a fantastic 19th century perfectly preserved Chateau for you to explore. One of our favourites and very close. Also there is a nice restaurant on the Lake of Chemillé which is worth a visit too.

Do not forget that Loches is a Royal Medieval Citadelle which is only 3 miles away and stunning. There are also two markets in Loches one on a Wedneday and another on a Saturday. Both finish at 12:30pm and both are food markets with some excellent local produce for the table.

If you are looking for city life with large shopping brands and a Cathederal and Museum of Beaux Arts look no further than Tours. It is only 50 minute drive and caters for all things.

Almost forgot, and what about wine tasting I here you ask! Well Chinon is on our doorstep, only around a 40 minute drive and you will be able to wine taste and stock up. It is another day out and we have expert guides locally who can take you out if need be.

We really think that you could not be better placed in the Loire Valley for exploring, wining and dining or just relaxing. Please take the time to look at a map and notice how central we are to all the attractions. Why situate yourself on one side of the Loire Valley when you can be in the middle?

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Rates & Availability

From £643 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday castle in Loches, Indre-et-Loire

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Autumn
1 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
From
£600
From
£750
Fri,Sat
£2,500
 
 
Low Winter
4 Jan 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 3 nights
From
£650
From
£650
Fri,Sat
£3,000
 
 
High
28 Jun 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 3 nights
From
£750
From
£900
Fri,Sat
£3,500
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit £500
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Loches in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Chambre Adele - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Chambre George - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Chambre Francoise - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Recently Redocorated
    Chambre Theodore - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Recently Refreshed
    Chambre de Tournemire - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Just Refreshed
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Chambre Adéle (Twin) - 2 Single Bed , Ensuite Tower Bathroom (has small bath only one in Chateau)
    Chambre Françoise (Double) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King with Tower closet has own Ensuite Shower Bathroom
    Chambre de Tournemire (2nd Room) - 2 Single Bed
    Chambre George (2nd Room) - 1 Single Bed
    Chambre de Tournemire (Family Suite) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large FamilySuite with 2 rooms
    Chambre George (FamilyTriple) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st room top of stairs working clockwise. Has own ensuite.
    Chambre Théodore (Double) - 1 Large Double Bed , Ensuite Shower Bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Forest trails and walks in and around the property. There is a beautiful river (l'indre) just 2kms away with a place to swim and small waterfalls and a tiny beach.
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