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PRIVATE CHATEAU AMIDST AWARD-WINNING GARDENS IN THE LOIRE VALLEY

Louise Gignoux

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Speaks English, French
People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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PRIVATE CHATEAU AMIDST AWARD-WINNING GARDENS IN THE LOIRE VALLEY

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Angers - Chateau du Pin

Chateau du Pin is a lovely vacation setting for travelers visiting the Loire Valley. Le Pin's main wing can accommodate 12-16 people. Visitors will enjoy spacious, light filled rooms with high ceilings. The house is simply furnished mixing eclectic antiques with modern comforts. It is the perfect setting for truly memorable celebrations, special events and reunions with friends and family.

The ground floor has a large entry hall, two living rooms, a large dining room, a kitchen and pantry, and two tower rooms hosting old and new libraries.

The first floor has seven bedrooms that vary in personality and size. Visitors will enjoy spectacular views of the award-winning gardens and grounds. Some bedrooms include private baths with antique porcelain bathtubs, others bedrooms have shared baths. Le Pin consists of approximately 300 acres of farmland, woodland with walking trails, vineyards, formal gardens, topiary, and a chapel.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louise Gignoux (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2012
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About Louise Gignoux

In 1919, Gerard and Claudine (née Huffer) Gignoux acquired the chateau and raised their family there. Gerard created the extraordinary topiary gardens and oversaw Le Pin's farms and developed the award-winning vineyards. Claudine, a skilled landscape painter, produced the fine murals for the chateau inspired by the local countryside. After Claudine's untimely death in 1931, Gerard married Betty Perry in 1935 and returned to America shortly thereafter. After WWII, Gerard and Betty returned to Le Pin where they raised their second family and rehabilitated the chateau, gardens and farms.

Today, the children and grandchildren jointly own the chateau.

Louise Gignoux purchased this chateau / country house in 1919

Why Louise Gignoux chose Angers

Chateau du Pin was first built as a fortified chateau in the 12th century, probably on the remains of a Roman opium warehouse. The original chateau was destroyed during the Breton Wars in the 14th century. The central square tower with the wine cellar at its base dates from the original chateau. The main wing of the chateau was partially rebuilt in the 15th century; a chapel and other additions were constructed during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Le Pin consists of approximately 300 acres of farmland, woodland with walking trails, vineyards, formal gardens, topiary, and a chapel.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Le Pin is officially classified as a 'Monument Historique' by the French government and the gardens have been designated as one of the 'Des Jardins Remarquables ' by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Why HomeAway

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Private chateau amidst award-winning gardens in the Loire Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Private chateau amidst award-winning gardens in the Loire Valley
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p428901vb
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Angers Maine-et-Loire
McLEAN VA
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The pictures barely tell the story...

  • 5 out of 5
This gorgeous property is a flash into the past with high ceilings and fabulous huge windows for views of formal gardens---but still modern kitchen for cooking yourself but once you taste the food of the gourmet cook who can be hired to bring in dinner each night--you will starve yourself all day to be able to have room for the 5 course meal--and forget about cooking except maybe to make coffee in the morning.
Lots of places to go for day trips but also a wonderful place to lolly-gag at the country estate--if you ask they will take you to the vineyard that sells the Chateau wine---so you can stock up for your stay (the cook does not provide it!) We were 5 adult couples(some from California and others from the East Coast)-all well travelled----hated to leave and would go back in a heartbeat...you will not be sorry if you make the trip--
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great visit and we look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nantes International Airport
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Angers
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A11
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
La Table du Moulin
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
La Baule
Car: recommended

This is a unique property. You can take walks in the country, in the vineyards, along the Loire and also walk to a restaurant, bakery, pharmacy, and small grocery store in a small charming village.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Angers, Maine-et-Loire

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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Low Season
25 Nov - 31 May
6 nights
From
€357
 
 
High Season
1 Jun - 14 Sep
6 nights
From
€500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Angers in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • tennis

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