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Family castle in a 5 hectares park between Lyon and St Etienne

Bedrooms 11
Separate WCs4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Castel with swimming pool and clay tennis court

Château de la Bonnetière is a private castle with a very beautiful hilly view, in a 5 hectares park, private swimming pool and tennis court. Digrresive rates for stays of 3 weeks.

The château is situated in the Rhône Alpes area in France, close to two airports (Lyon St Exupéry and St Etienne). Many activities are available in this quiet and countryside area.

Families with children are welcome.

The castle can host family and friends meetings (22 beds)

The Castle of bonnetière is an ideal place for those looking for nature and tranquility. Large and small will enjoy the large green park, the clay tennis court, pool, table tennis. Children will enjoy the swing and sandpit (buckets and spades on site).

Two large tables and chairs on outdoor patios for outdoor dining. Many low chairs to enjoy the relaxation.

In the evenings and during bad weather, guests can gather in the two living rooms, one equipped with TV and DVD. Children will also have their rooms: the small office equipped television or the small room at the entrance. Some toys and games available.

The large table in the dining room can receive up to 30 people. The kitchen is large and functional with a large stove.

The 11 rooms in total of 22 beds and bedding.

The Chateau is located near a small village of Monts du Lyonnais with two supermarkets 3km and 5km major city. We are between Lyon and St Etienne.

Area activities are varied aquatic leisure center, bowling, horseback riding, bike trails and hiking trails.

For children in particular: Flights of raptors and wolves Courzieu park, medieval park nearby, train des Monts du Lyonnais ...

We can offer the services of a cleaning lady on request.

It is also possible to order in meals or order to caterers we can recommend. A list of restaurants will be available. Note two restaurants nearby exception: La Poularde Montrond-les-Bain and Troisgros in Roanne.

Sheets and towels are for rent.

More Details

Denise and Bernard Rochas
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Denise and Bernard Rochas

The castel is in the family since 1804. We have bought it in 1974.

Denise and Bernard Rochas purchased this castle in 1804


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Haute-Rivoire in Rhône

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Separate WCs
  • - Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Bath (no shower)
    - Bath with Shower
    - Bath (no shower)
    - Bath with Shower
    - Toilet
    - Toilet
    - Toilet
    - Toilet
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Chambre 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bleue - 1 Double Bed
    Jaune - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Rose - 2 Single Bed
    Sylvie - 2 Single Bed
    Verte - 3 Single Bed
    Grise - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bleue 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Orange - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Rose et vert - 1 Double Bed
    Blanche - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The castle has 11 large double bedrooms nicely decorated. Cots available. The sleeping capacity is for 22 persons.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Cellar
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Pétanque Court
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 30 garden chairs
  • 15 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The owners provide all the outdoor facilities: barbecue, ping pong table, swing, sandbox and garden furniture.


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Family castle in a 5 hectares park between Lyon and St Etienne
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Charming family chateau

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous two-week family holiday here. There was loads of space for running around, sardines, star watching and eating out on the terrace. New things to discover and trees to sit under and read. We enjoyed the tennis, pool, pétanque and table-tennis.

The chateau is a piece of history with lovely fin de siecle decorations and furniture in the public rooms and a '30s flavor in the bedrooms and bathrooms. Very much loved; as if the family just moved out for a short while (which perhaps they did - we didn't ask). But modern equipment in the kitchen, and with loads of crockery and cutlery.

The house and garden are very quiet and private, the pool is enclosed by a wire fence, and it was good to know that the small children could be left to wander around for a while without immediate danger.

The family arrived in groups using car, train and 'plane, and all enjoyed the experience immensely.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacances formidable

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de vacances à la Bonnetière à l'occasion de nos 40 ans de mariage avec nos enfants, beaux-enfants et 9 petits-enfants. Nous étions 21 et c'était génial.

Madame Rochas nous attendait gentiment pour nous accueillir et présenter son château. Il y avait des chambres pour tout le monde, plusieurs salles de bain, salons, salle à manger que nous n'avons utilisée que 2 fois car le temps nous a permis de manger à l'extérieur à la longue table de jardin, la cuisine super équipée était un plaisir pour le petit déjeuner et ceux qui étaient responsables des repas. Nous avons tous passé une semaine magnifique profitant du beau jardin, de la piscine, tennis, parc de sable, livres, jeux...Vacances idéales pour la famille: tout le confort mais sans trop de grand luxe de sorte que chacun s'y sentait bien.

Merci pour ce beau séjour, on s'en souviendra!

Yves et Axelle.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Merveilleuse demeure

  • 5 of 5

Le château est très agréable, propre, bien équipé, fonctionnel et dans un endroit très calme. Nous avons passé une très belle semaine entre amis (10 adultes et 12 enfants de 4 à 14 ans) (avec le soleil).L'extérieur offre à chacun le choix d'activité (piscine, tennis, balançoire, bac à sable, pétanque...) Les activités autres que le château sont nombreuses et à proximité. La propriétaire est une personne d'une grande gentillesse et très arrangeante. Des vacances parfaites!!!!! Merci beaucoup madame R........ de nous avoir permis, de découvrir cette superbe demeure.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Superbe endroit

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions une vingtaine de jeunes et avons passé un superbe WE. La cuisine est vraiment bien équipé, nous avons passé le WE dehors. La piscine, le terrain de tennis, le jardin, le calme, tout était réunis pour passer un moment des plus agréable. Petite mention spéciale aux propriétaires qui sont vraiment sympathiques !!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Vacances avec des amis

  • 5 of 5

C’est la première fois en 2000 que nous – un groupe de jeunes et moins jeunes Allemands, Français et Suisses – avons passé de bons moments à la Bonnetière. L’ambiance au château nous a tellement plu que depuis nous y revenons chaque année au moment du pont de la Fête Dieu (weekend de pont en Allemagne). Cette année nous sommes même restés une semaine entière à la Bonnetière. Suite à ces séjours au château nous avons pu y fêter au mois de mai les fiançailles entre une Suisse et un Allemand, qui se sont vus la première fois en 2000 à l’âge de treize ans. Nous sommes heureux que Madame et Monsieur Rochas mettent à notre disposition cette belle demeure et nous espérons pouvoir encore en profiter le plus longtemps possible.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Vacance entre amis

  • 4 of 5

Magnifique séjour, un château digne des contes de fées. Un bel accueil des propriétaires. Un journal de bord bien fait qui nous a guidé dans nos choix de découverte des alentours. Plus beau encore que sur les photos. Comme le soleil n était pas toujours au rendez vous on a beaucoup apprécié le terrain de tennis, le jardin pour le yoga et la cuisine accueillante à tout heure.

Quel délice de pouvoir profiter d un lieu pareil.

Nous nous sommes sentit chanceux et privilégié.

Les enfants sont partant pour y retourner, ils ont adorés.

Merci à madame Rochas et a son mari.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Lyon St. Exupéry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le relais des halles
Car: necessary

Apart from the size of the park and the numerous advantages that the castle has (swimming pool, tennis court, etc), you will be able to enjoy the calm and tranquillity of the site as well as the various tourist and gastronomic attractions in the surroundings. The castle is located 50 km from Lyon and St Etienne and 20 km from the Plaine du Forez.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Haute-Rivoire, Rhone-Alpes

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Weekend Ascension
30 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
Weekend Pentecote
8 Jun 2019 - 10 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
Haute saison
29 Jun 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Ménage £179.57
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,346.76

Séjour minimum d'une semaine hors week end de 4 jours pour la Pentecote et l'Ascension.
En dehors de ces week end, les tarifs à la semaine s'appliquent automatiquement.
Location de linge (draps et serviettes) : 500 €

Owner'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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