Offers five suites in a 100% private chateau in 20 acres of forest parkland
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About Gavin Ferns
For six generations Chateau de Montfelix has been in our Family. Our forefather George Smith D'Ergny constructed the Chateau in 1840 for his three children Adéle, Théodore and George, it has been passed down the line and now sits with my Mother Frances.
Gavin Ferns purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1840
Why Gavin Ferns chose Saint-Jean-Saint-Germain
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 Chateau / Country House unique
We love Mont-Felix because the air is sweet, the stars are bright, the ambiance is perfect and the setting is magnificent. It really is special! Take a look at our guest book and you will see how much all of our guest have loved it during their stay
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Charming Chateau tucked away in the Loire Valley
We were a small group looking to tour around the Loire Valley and hired Chateau MontFelix for this reason. We were very happy about our decision! Close to the town, beautiful in its self with a market weekly and right in the middle of the famous Chateaux. Recommend Chenonceaux as a must do. Lovely chateau and great owners, they could not do enough for us.
Large Rustic Chateau with Great Pool
My wife and 3 sons, ages 2, 4 and 8, stayed at Mont Felix for a week. The chateau is located in a wonderful area and very close to some great towns and historic sites. The property is good for exploring with young kids. The house itself is quite large, and furnished with period decor from the longtime family owners. We found the home relaxed and comfortable and convenient with plenty of room. A highlight was the modern pool area, which was delightful on warm summer days. The caretaker Annick was a great help, and did some shopping for us prior to our arrival and also serviced the property while we were there. The owners were responsive questions we had about the property and quick to address any particular requests.
A fabulous mansion in a great part of France
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.
Authentic French living in the country.
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.
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.
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?