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Sophie D'oysonville

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French

Castle in the Loire Valley in a 30 ha historical park with heated pool

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday castle in Maine-et-Loire

A stunning romantic 30 hectares park surrounds the historical Bouchet Castle. Recently restored, the 300 m2 East Wing of the castle is totally independent and settled to accommodate up to fifteen people (depending on the option). You will live in a peaceful, comfortable and refined dwelling. It includes bedrooms with antique furniture, shower rooms, private bathrooms, lounges with period panelling and staircase dating back from the Renaissance. It is equipped with a private heated pool and garden furniture. It offers a true atmosphere of a family house and lot of space. On the ground floor are a large living area with fireplace, small lounge, an equipped kitchen and entrance. On the 1st floor, you will find four bedrooms + private sanitary. On the second floor are two parental suites.

  • pets not allowed
Sophie D'oysonville (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

About Sophie D'oysonville

This property has been owned by the same family since 1704.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Castle in the Loire Valley in a 30 ha historical park with heated pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

What a wonderful chateau!

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned to New Zealand, we are now in a position to reflect on our experience of staying at the Chateau du Bouchet during June this year. We had hired not only the main wing but also, to accommodate more family members, the two separate units with ensuites. At one time we were with 16 adults, including a few teenagers, but most of the time we had 12 or 14 in our party.

Looking back on that week now I can honestly say it was a most wonderful venue for our holiday. The chateau is truly beautiful set as it is in the french countryside, in huge park-like surroundings, with the swimming pool less than a hundred meters away.

Sophie made us feel very welcome and provided bed linen and towels. We made good use of the table tennis, the bikes and the BBQ. We were lucky with the weather so were able to sunbath, go out for walks, have short drives to the local villages and generally enjoy the local environment and people.

The only shortcoming was the lack of good internet access. I understand that this is due to its remoteness but if you are not too worried about staying in everyday contact with the rest of the world that should not be a problem.

In every other aspect, the chateau met all our needs and provided a beautiful, romantic backdrop for our holiday. We thoroughly recommend it and look forward to staying another time. Thank you Sophie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Place to Stay! Highlight of Europe!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had the pleasure of staying at the Chateau du Bouchet and our experience could not have been any better. The hosts were amazing (I wanted to bring Sophie back to Canada with us, she was so lovely), the grounds were tranquil and beautiful, and most of all is was quiet! The castle is located very close to a little town called Bauge (8 minutes by car) which has everything you need for groceries, shopping, gasoline etc. The country setting has loads of wildlife around the property including deer, rabbits and many birds. Our group of 9 people had spent the first half of our trip on a cruise through Italy, Greece and Croatia but everyone agreed that staying at the Chateau was just as wonderful. Each of the rooms has fabulous character and are generous in sizes. The beds were sooooo comfortable-the best sleeps I had in Europe. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed and the dining room accommodated all of us for some meals together. We had a couple of kids with us and they loved the trampoline and the many bikes on the property that were at our disposal. The pool was a hit with everyone...it was clean, warm and inviting and got a lot of use with our group!

We had 3 cars amongst our crew which worked out really nicely. We did day trips up to Normandy (about 2 1/2 hours), Mont-St-Micheal (give yourself 3 hours), and in around the Loire Valley. Paris is about 3 hours from the Chateau. We chose to stay in Paris first then drive to the Chateau.

The most wonderful part about staying at this property is that our hosts made us feel so warmly welcomed. It was a great advantage to us that Sophie & Henri also lived on property. We had a medical emergency with a member of our group and Sophie immediately helped to connect us to a doctor. She also loaned us her own personal GPS when ours failed to work. Their generosity was unlimited and we still talk about it today of how lucky we were to have met such incredible people like Sophie & Henri on our travels.

I have no doubt that we will return to France and definitely opt to stay at the Chateau du Bouchet again. You will absolutely not find better value for your money spent and a warmer welcome than you will coming to this property. Thank you again, Sophie, for sharing your home and giving us an authentic French experience.

Tracey Jones

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderfully relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Chateau du Bouchet in August. Our family party of 14 were aged from 1 year to 70 years old. The property was really spacious, clean, and comfortable, as well as being very elegant. The owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The children loved the swings and slide by the back door, the swimming pool in the orchard, and the bikes and garden toys. The local shopping at Bauge was excellent: a farmers market (on Monday), good supermarket, butcher, and pharmacy. The pattiserie even made a special birthday cake for our party. We'd love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in this amazing property. The property was clean, well equipped, spacious and had lovely views. The grounds were superb and the swimming pool ideal for our family. There were bikes for everyone and a play barn in the old stables which the children loved. The owners were friendly and made us very welcome. We would love to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un week-end enchanteur

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un superbe week-end entre amis dans un cadre magnifique.

La partie du château qui nous était attribuée est très bien aménagée et confortable avec cependant tout le charme de l'ancien. Le temps d'un week-end, le temps s'est arrêté et nous avions l'impression d'être châtelains !

La météo étant estivale, nous avons pu profiter de toutes les activités extérieures : balades dans l'immense parc, piscine à l'abri des regards, ping-pong, barbecue...

Bref nous étions tous ravis !

Adresse à recommander !

Merci à Mme D'Oysonville pour son accueil et sa gentillesse

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Séjour de rêve !

  • 5 of 5

Quelle chance pour des grands-parents de pouvoir faire partager à leurs enfants et petits enfants un séjour de rêve au château du Bouchet.

Tout y est positif : la beauté du lieu, l'accueil chaleureux des châtelains, les aménagements intérieurs soignés et de qualité, la piscine dans un cadre enchanteur, le calme, sans oublier les chevreuils et les écureuils qui s'invitent quelquefois pour la plus grande joie de tous.

On ne peut que souhaiter y revenir !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Angers Marcé
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Baugé Pontigné
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Seiches sur le Loir
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Bouchet is in the heart of the Loire Valley, registered as a world heritage site by the UNESCO which offers a true mix of art with History receiving about 4 million visitors all over the world per year.

It is less than 1h from Angers, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Fontevraud, Langeais, Le Lude, Saumur, Usse, Villandry, etc.

It is also less than 2h from Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Chenonceau, Cheverny and many others.

Besides the castles, Anjou offers delightful sceneries' landscape and an incomparable light.

From there, you can also visit the vineyards of Anjou and Touraine nearby, museums, cave houses, mushrooms cellars, etc.

For sport activities, you will have a pool on site, beautiful 18-hole golf course in Bauge 5 min away, and the national Chandelais forest with its 800 hectares of forest of tall trees and kilometres of paths, fills the estate.

It is 5 min away from the millennium town of Bauge offering all the shops and necessary commodities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Lasse, Maine-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Moyenne saison
26 Mar 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Très haute saison
2 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Moyenne saison
28 Aug 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £488

ATTENTION : le tarif indiqué est celui de l'option de base pour une semaine. Peuvent être rajoutées des chambres supplémentaires à la demande.
TARIFS DÉGRESSIFS pour deux semaines.

- Option de base (4 chambres) : Très haute saison (juillet août) : 1 450 euros par semaine, 2 500 euros pour 2 semaines. Moyenne saison (12 avril au 28 juin et 30 août au 15 novembre) : 1

un acompte de 30% est demandé à la réservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Maine-et-Loire in Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Red bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Green bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Blue bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Yellow bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    first floor toilets - Toilet
    Nemours toilets - Toilet
    Céladon bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms are all decorated with terra cotta tiles of the Rairies. - The green bathroom: a washbasin, shower, toilet and vanity with washing machine, tumble-dryer and changing mat. - The red bathroom is en-suite to the Tilleul bedroom: bath with shower screen, a toilet, double vanity unit and towel heater. - The blue bathroom is en-suite to the Chandelais suite: shower, toilet, double vanity unit, towel heater and hair-dryer. - The yellow bathroom is en-suite to the Nemours suite: shower, single vanity unit and towel heater. Separate toilets. - The celadon bathroom is en-suite to the South bedrooms : shower, single vanity unit, toilets and towels heater.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Chandelais suite1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Chandelais suite2 - 2 Single Bed
    East Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lime Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Nemours suite1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    South Bedroom n°1 - 1 Double Bed
    Nemours suite2 - 2 Single Bed
    South Bedroom n°2 - 1 Single Bed
  • The eight bedrooms were fully renovated and equipped between 2008 an 2012. They are furnished with antique furniture but with all modern conveniences. - The first floor comprises the 'Lime bedroom' which measures 16 m2 (two 200 x 90 cm beds and two 140 x 200 cm duvets), the 'East bedroom' which measures 12 m2 (one 190 x 140 cm, blankets and two pillows), and the 'Chandelais suite' which is equipped with a large 26 m2 bedroom including a four-poster bed (200 x 160 cm bed, 240 x 220 cm blanket and two pillows) and small 11m2 bedroom (two 190 x 90 cm beds, two 200 x 90 cm blankets and two pillow cases). - On the 2nd floor: parental suite of Nemours with a large 34 m2 bedroom (200 x 160 cm bed, 240 x 220 cm blanket and two pillows) and a 11 m2 communicating children bedroom (two 190 x 90 cm beds, two 140x200 cm duvets and two pillows). South Suite with a double room ( 140x190 bed) and single room (110x190 bed).
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
An 11.5 x 5.5 m heated open-air pool is available from May, 15th to September, 15th. There are bikes and mountain bikes for adults and children. It is also equipped with a tennis table, a football table, garden furniture, a barbecue, a fireplace in the living room, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, small appliances, free Wi-Fi access, television, video player, DVD player, hi-fi stereo, library, and equipment for babies upon request.

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