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Large 4 star rated house with private swimming pool on chateau estate

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

280m2 Walled garden, secure pool, 40 acre park sleeps 10

Chateau estate living at a reasonable cost. A beautiful 19th century building with a modern interior. 2 spacious lounges (48m2 and 36m2), 4 large bedrooms, family bathroom and en-suite.

Modern well equipped Shaker style kitchen with dishwasher and washer dryer.

High ceilings on ground floor, over 3m. Note in the photos, the front door is over 3m high. This is a large house!

Tranquilly located in an oak forest. The 3000m2 walled garden was once the vegetable garden for the neighbouring chateau. The surrounding park is shared with the other properties and has pleasant tracks through the woods and paddocks.

40 acre private park: The property is part of a chateau estate. Rental includes walks in the 40 acre park which contains numerous historic buildings, including a chapel, stables and kennels. This park is shared with 5 other owners and a few horses, ponies and other pets. You will find it very tranquil and away from public roads. A plan of the park is available at the house indicating where the private zones are located.

The house has TV, DVD, CD players and iPhone (1,2,3,& 4) docks.

Numerous toys and games available, including badminton, petanque and croquet. Plenty of parking.

Nice collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camelias for visitors early in the year!

Facilities for very young children include 2 cots, high chair.

There are 2 double beds 4 single beds & a roll out bed.

The house has gas central heating.

It is 2km from local shops. 15km from Blois and Chaumont.

Close to many chateaux and wine producing areas.

Chateaux in the region include Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Chenanceaux, Azay-les-Rideaux, Beauregard, Amboise, Cheverney and Clos-Lucé to name some of them.

Local wine regions include Vouvray, Torraine, Sancerre, and Chinon.

There are many local attractions including a museum and theatre of magic in Blois.

Please note: photography of neighbours and their homes is not permitted. Should you decide to stay in this unusual and charming setting, please respect their privacy and tranquility.

Some interesting events near by in 2014:

26th & 27th April Festival of Peonies, Botanical garden at the Priory in Orchaise


Late April to mid October (dates to be announced) International garden festival at Chaumont


Le Mans 24 Hour races in 2014:

14-15 June Cars

30-31 August Kart

20-21 September Moto

21 June Fête de la Musique


The festival de bande desinnée at Blois 21-23 November 2014


More Details

Mr Fraser
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Chinese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Mr Fraser

This is my former home. I now live in the UK but spend as much time as I can here.

Mr Fraser purchased this chateau / country house in 1993

Why Mr Fraser chose Loir-et-Cher

I bought this home to live in when I worked in the near by town of Blois. It is a very unusual and attractive location, which I am very attached to. It has been rated at the 4 star level under the new government standard for furnished holiday homes.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Tranquil setting on a private, historic chateau estate surrounded by an oak forest in a beautiful part of France with many chateaux to visit and other tourist attractions in this UNESCO listed region.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Orchaise in Loir-et-Cher

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master bedroom en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom off landing
    Ground floor toilet - Toilet , Off central hall
  • Contemporary design with exposed oak beams upstairs. Master bedroom has a spacious en suite shower room. Large shower ( 90x90) with glass door. Basin flanked by matching hard wood shelves. Bidet + WC. Teak floor. Family bathroom has a bath with shower over and a glass side screen. Basin + WC. Hot water is provided by the gas central heating boiler. There is a back up electric immersion heater.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 36m2 + en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Spacious
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Spacious
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Spacious + pull out bed
    Closed landing - 2 Cot , Beds may be moved into bedrooms
  • Beautiful spacious master bedroom and a contemporary en-suite shower room All bedrooms have exposed oak beams and music facilities in them. They have curtains or blinds. The landing is divided in two with door. The closed area has 2 cots. In addition to the beds listed above there is an optional pull out bed in bedroom 4. All have wardrobe space. Furniture locations may differ slightly from the photographs on this site. Continental quilts and pillows are provided. A linen service is optional.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Main garden is enclosed, mainly with a stone wall. Badminton, boule and croquet catered for. Swimming pool enclosed and has a safety cover. Bed linen & towel are an optional extra at £10 per person. There is a desk in the main bedroom. Please note that in France, barbecues are not permitted within 200m of a wooded area.


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Large 4 star rated house with private swimming pool on chateau estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Lovely property in a nice location

  • 5 of 5

The property is large and well maintained with a good-sized pool. We didn't find the pool cover thst easy to unfold, but that might be just our technique! Our kids loved the woodland setting. We even saw wild deer in the woods on a few occasions. The property itself is in a good location for visiting the local towns of Blois, Amboise, Vendome etc. There's a supermarket down the road in Herbault with a reasonable selection of bread, meat, fish and vegetables, so you don't need to travel far to pick up the essentials.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely family break

  • 5 of 5

The property is a very spacious house set in the grounds of a small chateau. There were six adults in our party and with four bedrooms we had plenty of space. The house is very well furnished and equipped so in many ways was a home from home. Being in the grounds it is set off the road so is blissfully quiet and yet the local supermarket and bakers are only 10 minutes drive away. The swimming pool is a perfect size for the property and well looked after. The local area offers lots of attractions varying from chateaux, to picturesque towns and castles. several of the party had just had birthdays and one while we were there and we went to a Michelin starred restaurant in Blois where we had an excellent meal which although not cheap provided good wines at much cheaper prices than in the equivalent restaurant in the UK. we also found a nearby vineyard (50 minutes) down the Loire where we tasted some good wine and very reasonable prices. It's website is lachapiniere.fr. The sauvignon blanc and dessert wines were excellent and very reasonably priced, as were the reds - gamay and malbec. The owner is a delightful lady who makes you very welcome.

All in all this was an excellent choice for our holiday and I am pleased to recommend it highly as somewhere to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this informative review. We too will be checking out the vinyard you found! Glad you had a good holiday.
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Easter visit 2015

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely stunning, spacious, clean and well maintained. We enjoyed a very relaxing week with plenty to do in the Loire region for a family of 6 with a wide age range of 7 through to 53.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house for all the family

  • 5 of 5

Arriving late at night we were not sure what to expect, but could not have been happier with what we found. The setting is very tranquil and the house provides plenty of space for a large group like ours. The children ranged from 6 to 15, but they all had fun playing in the pool or cycling to the local village and enjoying a game of tennis. We are used to having a view when holidaying in France, but the view here is the very pretty garden and delightful pool. We soon got very attached. Overall, great facilities if you want somewhere to relax and unwind. And if you are happy to jump in your car, some beautiful towns and chateaux are not so far away.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property set in the grounds of a Chateau

  • 5 of 5

We first visited the Loire valley back in 2001. It has always been on our wish list to revisit again with the intention of going back to some of our favorites.

The property description was very accurate and the location, layout, facilities were as described. When we arrived the property was clean and maintained.

On our arrival we were greeted by a call the following morning from Nigel to check everything was ok which was terrific as there is nothing worse than wishing you could speak to someone to ask a few questions. Great Customer service

We would definitely recommend the property to a friend/relatives who are looking for somewhere tranquil.

We drove down through Le Mans and stayed the night at Mecure le Man which was perfect, had the most wonderful meal in a local restaurant Le Bistrot Sur le place in Le Mans, Superb, just what we needed, great food and a bottle of Chinon. On the way back we drove via Reims to stock up on Champagne. Great week, enjoyed by everyone.

Days filled with Horse riding, Visiting Chateaus, caves, lunching and relaxing by the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful long weekend here - the house was beautiful, very well appointed and the château estate is as peaceful and as picturesque as you would imagine. Blois, Chambord, Orleans, Amboise and Tours were all within easy reach by road and made for some excellent day trips. When we weren't out exploring the area we enjoyed exploring the estate on foot or simply relaxing by the pool - which gets plenty of sun and is set within the large, walled garden - it was nice not to be overlooked!

We've already been recommending the place to friends and family and would certainly like to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Tours Val de Loire
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Orchaise or Herbault
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Blois A10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Herbault or Molineuf
Car: recommended

The domain is to the west of Blois, to the north of Chaumont, mid-way between Orleans and Tours in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO Heritage site, with a large concentration of chateaux. Many nearby attractions including botanical gardens, forests, lakes, museums, golf courses, and equestrian centres.

It is 15 minutes from Blois which is a small historic city.

Other Activities: badminton, canoeing, visiting chateaux and vinyards, eating!

Golf: The nearest golf course is at Chouzy-Sur-Cisse, approximately 15 minutes drive south of the property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Orchaise, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

£50 key return and use of telephone & pay per view movies deposit required.
In the low season the deposit increases to £250 to cover potential fuel use.
Cancellation charges apply as per booking form.
Saturday change over for Summer bookings.
Pillows and quilts included. Bed linen + bath towel service is available for an additional fee. £10 per person
Internet access is free

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.
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