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Château: Royan (30 min), luxury, calm and pleasure, France Castle

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ideal for family vacations, this castle is surrounded by a park of 170 hours!

Castle Ransanne offers a unique experience in a heavenly place hanging out of time.

Here, no one will disturb your rest!

Live in this beautiful noble lords in the fifteenth century house tastefully restored.

Up to 16 people can gather together with family or friends.

Near the sea, islands (Ré, Aix, Oléron), between Bordeaux and La Rochelle.

4 bedrooms in the castle, 4 bathrooms

3 rooms in the outbuildings, 2 bathrooms.

20 meter pool,

luxurious gym (Power Plate, running mat, elliptical)

Catering on request.

Ideal for family vacations, this castle of the fifteenth century is in the heart of a 170 hectare park. Carefully restored, it will seduce you with its character and luxurious comfort, but without ostentation.

A castle is not a house like any other. maybe you live there more intensely than elsewhere ...

We will entrust the keys, make sure that your experience Squires will be a delight!

The family of William Ransanne owned the castle in the fifteenth century during the reign of Louis XI. For centuries, the area has seen several members of the nobility succeed, the knight Ransanne, in charge of the king's hounds.

The house was very poor when we adopted it in the 1990s. The 2000s were those of awakening for the sleeping castle that housed the owls! Our love stones guiding our steps, as the advice of the Conservation of Historical Monuments, we found a great challenge! It took two years of scaffolding and ten years of work. High quality traditional materials were used in the restoration of stone, carpentry, woodwork, locks ... And heating was installed.

Today, the comfort and softness of the places would almost forget this incredible odyssey.

Castle Ransanne is an ideal place for a family gathering. It can accommodate up to 16 people including 6 people in comfortable and beautifully outbuildings.

The area of ​​the park consists of a flower garden, a rose garden, several hundred old varieties of apple, pear, plum, cherry ...

Stroll to the river, or to the pond of the property, passing by the unique collection of maple trees we just planted.

The castle, very comfortable, offers different beautiful sitting areas.

The Gothic room, very spacious, lets meet at the corner of his monumental stone fireplace dating from 1480.

Unless you prefer the cozy lounge set in the eighteenth century by an Irish nobleman, Captain, Mac Nemara. Adorned with woodwork, this "cozy" lounge contrast with the previous one, he admirably complete.

Ideal for reading, it is also a lounge with a flat screen TV 1.70 m, and a DVD player, hidden in the woodwork.

The spiral staircase that leads to the beautiful rooms is in stone.

It evokes a range that elegantly displays. By climbing its steps, discover its breathtaking rooms by their size (70 to 80m2) and the quality of their surroundings, each carefully furnished with antique cabinets and dressers, small chairs and charming with a large fireplace. Each room has its own bathroom each of which has its personality. Again, you will be seduced by its charm that does not sacrifice comfort.

Description of bathrooms:

At the first level:

The en suite Venetian, the blue tone emphasizes the white Carrara marble offers a large bathtub and two sinks topped with Venetian mirrors. Mrs take pleasure in dressing, comfortably in front of the dressing room in white marble, arranged in front of a window. Mr. yourself shaving, you will appreciate the adjustable lighting with high quality. A beautiful chandelier pendant beautifully complete the decoration of this room.

The bathroom "snail", dedicated to the Apricot room is amazing! You enter a large central shower by a corridor spiral mosaics in the highlights, dramatizing the discovery of a beautiful nickel taps with all the elements of comfort: apple rain shower, separate shower, thermostatic mixer and six jets side.

At the second level

Royal bathroom gives see walls coated with lime powder pink, the decor of frescoes show of hands, inspired by the Italian Renaissance. A bathtub on the old feet "lion paws" throne majestically in the center of the room, while allowing a view of the garden lime trees.

Two sinks and a nice shower with beautiful nickel taps generously complete the package.

The fruity bathroom is aptly named with its yellow ocher, terracotta and green. The tiles that make up the décor are inspired by the Palace of the Popes of Avignon. Immerse yourself in the large bath with gentle curves, and let yourself be lulled by birdsong. Two beautiful bowls with generous marble stone tablets welcome your toilet articles, even many!

The Poitou-Charentes region offers a rich architectural, historical and natural exceptional. Between land and sea, it has everything to seduce you permanently.

The castle is located in the center of the department of Charente-Maritime, ideal starting point for many excursions. It's easy to enjoy the beaches and then return to this sweet and quiet retreat. The three islands that are Oléron, Aix and Ré are nearby.

The old port of La Rochelle is less than an hour. Bordeaux is only an hour motorway.

A ten kilometers, the town of Saintes offers all the shopping and every day, a generous market colors and wonderful flavors welcomes you.

Several schools of fish from our shores waiting for you, not to mention oysters and shellfish, tasty vegetables, Pineau des Charentes and Charente wafer among the many regional specialties.

Very good restaurants are the pride of Saintes and its surroundings, do not hesitate to ask our good addresses.

Heritage side, visit the Gallo-Roman amphitheater from the 1st century, or the Romanesque church of Saint-Eutrope, name of the first bishop of Saintes. This is an important stage of the pilgrimage to Compostela. The carved decoration of the Romanesque crypt and the capitals are among the most interesting of Saintonge.

Finally, the beautiful Abbaye aux Dames and its classical music festival every year you reserve beautiful emotions.

If you wish to prepare small organic dishes, you can do deliver fresh fruit and vegetable farmers in the region. Or simply, if you do not want to cook, you can use a caterer.

It is also possible to hire a babysitter.

More Details

Property Manager
Jérémy Fortin
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle around the Soulignonne around the Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Shower Enclosure
    - Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Hydrotherapy
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Château: Royan (30 min), luxury, calm and pleasure, France Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

The most stunning place for a relaxing and happy holiday

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Château de Ransanne is a jewel. Its sweeping drive, beautiful stonework, gorgeously decorated living spaces and the spiral staircase to the four enormous main double rooms all with fabulous bathrooms bring charm and comfort to everyone. Add to that its gorgeous setting in a huge private park, its secret gardens, pool, beautiful terraces, gym and laundry room and endless additional rooms and the warm welcome we had and you have the perfect recipe for an exceptional holiday. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Bordeaux Mérignac
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Le Bruant
Nearest Beach
33 Kilometres
Royan et Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

Activities not to be missed during your stay:

o enjoy Sparrow, French Saint-Porchaire (4. 2km)

o discover the peninsula of Avert in Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (19. 8 km)

o walk around the historic center of Saintes hikes and walks (12. 2 km).

o visit the famous seaside resort Royan, located 26 km.

o visit the vineyards of Cognac, a brandy life known wine worldwide.

o go to discover the La Palmyre zoo (32 km)

o go to sea kayaking in Fouras (33 km)

o attend the International Film Festival of La Rochelle (60 km).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle around the Soulignonne,

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,331.45
Ménage £355.05

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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