About the property
- Chateau / Country House8072 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
Renovated chateau near Poitiers/Michelin Star restaurant/Chinon vineyards
The magnificent recently renovated Chateau L'Hubertiere is in Poitou Charente, near Poitiers. Set in 2.5 hectares of landscaped gardens + orchard and an orangery. Only church bells & birdsong disturb the peace. It is situated in the heart of a mediaeval village surrounded by the outstanding yet little known countryside of Western France.
Live like a Lord in this splendid chateau that you can call home for your holiday and enjoy a different pace of life in Western France.
The designer owners have conducted a full restoration in which the charm of the building has been retained rather than sacrificed. It is stylishly furnished with a mix of contemporary and antique pieces and contains an interesting collection of Australian indigenous art (includes a work by Nungurra Naparulla whose art is featured in the Musée de Branly in Paris) + 1970's glazed pottery from Vallauris. A heating fee applies in winter months. Charges apply for events/weddings. Nominal charge may apply for pets.
° 7 double bedrooms (2 with 4 poster beds) + 2 single bedrooms
° 4 en suite bathrooms + 3.5 additional bathrooms
° 10 x 5m outdoor pool with electronic safety hard cover (option to heat if required at additional cost)
° Scandinavian sauna cabin
° Multiple on site free car parking spaces + mechanic's pit
° Free WIFI in some rooms
° Two flat screen TV's with English channels
° Fully equipped country style kitchen with all modern conveniences ie new fridge/freezer + dishwasher/microwave/Godin gas and electric triple oven/induction hob/toaster/Nespresso coffee making machine
° 2 room cottage for up to 4 persons for hire separately (charges apply)
° Dog friendly (small charge may apply)
° Catering: The owner of our local bistro will cater for you (Phillipe is a good cook and reasonably priced). He is third generation owner of the property and runs it with his wife, Fabienne. Owner of Comme Chez Soi will come to the chateau to cater for you. Superb chef. Bookings for catering essential.
•We have a bike hire company that will deliver bikes to the chateau on request (charges apply)
° Circuit Val du Vienne motor racing track
° Boar Hunting in a forest 3 minutes from Chateau L'Hubertiere seasonally available
° Golf - a splendid course at Mignaloux Beauvoir
° Yoga in a Yurt - 1 hour away in Charroux
° Vintage car museum of Vernon + afternoon tea
° Kayak from nearby Moussac down river to Queaux
° Take a weekend guided tour of the Ogilvy family's Chateau de Touffou and its beautiful gardens
° Don't fail to visit the beautifully restored stone city of Poitiers
° Take a drive to Verteuil and have lunch alongside the river at the Old Mill and enjoy a guided tour of the chateau at 3 pm (in English)
° Drive to the vineyards of Chinon for a day of wine tastings and own picnic lunch
° Experience a Michelin Star Restaurant. Lunch/dine at Passion et Gourmandises
° Comme Chez Soi, Verrieres offers superb food lunch and Friday and Saturday evenings
• Pizza truck comes to the village Thursday afternoons
• Pick your own apples/quinces/walnuts/figs from our orchard when in season
° Les Mornes is 3 minutes away and hosts live classical music concerts + excellent buffet dinner €25 inclusive.
EVENTS (charges apply/pre booking essential):
° Local chef available
° Large reception room in the old stables available - can be hired separately
° Wine cellar access is only available for pre arranged events
° Early farm cart include in hire fee (horse hire fee at cost)
• SPECIAL OFFER: €500 DISCOUNT ON VENUE HIRE FEE FOR FIRST WEDDING BOOKING FOR THIS YEAR
° Families of up to 16 persons/groups of friends and motoring enthusiasts
° Weddings, functions and various events
° Corporate events
° Enquire about cooking workshops
° Enquire about classical music weekends
• Enquire about trash + treasure holidays
° Boar hunting in a chateau set in 1300 hectares of forest 3 minutes from us includes breakfast & dinner in the Trophy Room (pre booking rssential - set price for up to 10).
° Fresh fruit from the various fruit trees in the orchard
° Outdoor music events at nearby Queaux
° Live music or afternoon tea at Kim's Bar in Montmorillon
° Live music performances at Les Mornes a few minutes from the chateau
° Vintage car museum in Vernon with tea in the chateau (pre booking essential)
° Vide Greniers & brocantes on summer weekends (get the orange guid book)
• Rates are low in winter. Please note that there is a heating charge for these months as well as an option to either BYO bed linen/towels or to pay a hire fee.
° Once owned by a noble family of Montmorillon, it is a fine example of C18th architecture. It was primarily used as a hunting lodge. The former tunnels to the local church are now filled in but a carving in the stone wall attests to somebody having spent some time below ground.
° The area was on the Compostello pilgrimage route and the Crusaders would have passed through here. Much of the history is linked to the Hundred Years War between France and England (that is when they were not marrying each other!).
° More recently the area had a strong resistance movement during World War 11.
° A pinnacle turret + wrought iron balconies
° Wrought iron boundary fencing with massive elaborate gates in black and gold
° A majestic glittering ballroom
° Sun drenched poolside conservatory with the owner's collection of 1970's Vallauris pottery
° A spiralling cantilevered stone stairs with faceted crystal ball on the balustrade
° Formal dining room and TV room on the ground floor
° 9 Bedrooms on the upper levels (two with romantic four poster beds)
° Seven bathrooms, four of which are en suites, all have Villeroy Bosch fittings
° Ground floor living rooms: the ballroom + TV lounge (UK channels) + formal & informal dining rooms + a well equipped kitchen
° Al fresco dining area overlooking the pool and grounds
° Magnificent trees such as a Cedar of Lebanon, a walnut tree, magnolia grandiflora, giant holly trees & a Japanese blossom tree
° An abundant orchard of apples, quinces, figs & plum
° Impressive black & gold gates lead to the front door of the chateau
° Separate vehicle entrance leading to the stables area where parking is available for a dozen vehicles free of charge (one space is reserved for the residents of the cottage)
° The Roman style folly is currently under renovation
• Orangery recently restored and available for weddings
° Tiled foyer hung with Aubusson tapestries commissioned in 1909 depict various hunting scenes
° Spiralling cantilevered stone staircase has the original wrought iron balustrade with a glittering facetted crystal globe capping the newel post
° A 55” flat screen TV & Ipod base. Furnished in contemporary style with a commodious velvet sofa as well as a Marcel Breuer chaise longue. The green marble fireplace is inset with decorative orange slabs. A large painting by the contemporary Australian artist, Ken Johnson is a reminder of the owner's home base in Sydney, Australia.
° Decorated in Empire style with a mahogany dining table with tapered columns & brass capitols ° 10 high backed upholstered chairs
° Grey and white striped walls, hand painted by New Zealand artist Nicole Jelicich
° Magnificent antique iron chandelier with pear shaped crystal drops sourced from Isle Sur la Sorgue
THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM (70 m2):
° A sparkling triumph of reflected light from the mirrored doors where guests would have danced wearing silk slippers on oak floors
° Games table and chess set
° Delicate plaster panel with garlands of flowers restored by Yvonne Maule in tones of taupe & ivory
° Original mirror with flowers & golden leaves was restored by Nicole Jellicich
° Red velvet Neal sofas complement the hand carved red marble fireplace
° Art by Australian Aboriginal artists Ningurra Naparulla & Barbara Reid Napangardi hang on the wall
° Arranged as a sitting area it overlooks the pool & gardens
° Quarry tiles, complement the country style Miele kitchen
° Provençal style table seating 10
° The early oven is for decorative purposes only
° Cooks will find a well equipped kitchen with an enamelled & brass Godin stove with gas + sizzling plate +. triple electric ovens + Miele dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave + a new induction hob
° Leads off the main kitchen with a second dishwasher and a 3rd oven with a pizza stone
° The owners maintain one pantry and a small fridge in this kitchen for their personal goods
° Miele washing machine + 15 kg machine + dryer + racks for natural drying
° Iron & ironing board
SAUNA & SHOWER ROOM:
° Situated off the pool area
° The large sauna for six (for safety reasons not suitable for children nor the infirm)
° Shower + WC
° 9 rooms on the 2nd & third levels (7 large bedrooms with Queen or double beds + 2 single rooms one with a banquette bed)
° Most bedrooms have sofas or armchairs
° Four have en suite bathrooms with Villeroy Bosch fittings
° 10 X 5 M pool with electric hard cover that helps retain the sun warmed water (It is an essential security measure for families with children). Can be heated by request (charges apply).
THE GROOM'S COTTAGE:
° Is available for booking separately for 2 to 4 persons or with the chateau
° Offers free tennis/basketball courts & a fishing lake
° A Romanesque church
° artisanal boulangerie
° Mid day mid week bistro
° Mediaeval hangar behind the church
° Monumental World War II column in the cemetery topped with a cross and a crown of thorns at the base of which is a skull and a monstrous serpent said to ward off evil spirits
° IGA grocery
°Pizza truck in the square each Thursday evening from 5.30 pm
°Annual Feast day with brocante market in June
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About Yvonne Maule
° Born in London and Auckland of British and Italian descent ° Designer couple with a background in advertising, interior design and renovations + real estate ° Based in Darlinghurst in Sydney, Australia ° Live partly on a boat ° Lovers of sailing ° Lovers of both contemporary and classical art and music ° Walkers ° Old cars, buildings and furniture ° Beautifully designed and constructed contemporary everything ° Good food and wine ° Favourite past time: to eat and drink with good friends
Yvonne Maule purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2015
Why Yvonne Maule chose Bouresse
° Elegance of the architecture ° Its landscaped setting with impressive tree specimens ° The tranquility of the setting ° Its position in a village with church bells chiming on the hour ° It already had lots of bathrooms + a pool + a sauna ° Set in a yet to be discovered magnificent part of France ° Poitou Charente is Franc'e's best kept secret!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
° Tranquil setting whilst being in the middle of a village ° Typically early French architecture and landscaped gardens ° Pool and sauna ° Good food and wine in nearby restaurants that are not over priced ° Spacious rooms • Magnificent cantilevered spiral stone staircase • Romanesque church in the heart of the village • Close to motor race Circuit de Vienne • Close to historic Poitiers with restaurants/botanic gardens/antique and food markets/Parc de Blossac • Live music concerts nearby • Seasonal boar hunting in nearby chateau
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Lovely escape to the country, chateau included!
This is a fantastic place to come and relax. It has modern amenities so it is both welcoming and comfortable. The owners have done a great job styling it in an original and tasteful way, unlike many country properties I've seen, and the garden and pool were a perfect playground for my daughter. Happy to recommend.
Having only opened for guests in July, It is with great pleasure that we have received such compliments from our visitors. We love Chateau L'Hubertiere and are so happy to share this beautiful home with considerate and appreciative guests.
Beautiful chateau in a lovely area
We stayed at Chateau l'Hubertiere with friends and had a great time exploring the local area. The chateau is in a small village which has a bakery and a bistro. Its not far from the airport at Poitiers where you can hire a car. The village has a tennis court that we used and it was free of charge. There is a little lake and an old church. There is even a castle ruin just outside the village.
The chateau is huge, with a lovely spiral stone staircase, spacious living areas, two dining tables that seat 10 people, plus a really nice Conservatory that opens up to the pool and rear grounds.The chateau is beautifully furnished, the beds comfortable, with good quality bedding and towels. We had a four poster in the bedroom that had an ensuite with a bath and shower.
The kitchen is well stocked and there is even a little kitchen off the main one so two large fridges are available.
The grounds are well kept, with a large pool, BBQ and outdoor seating area, with lots of trees and are very private at the rear. The front of the chateau has massive wrought iron gates and there are automatic electric gates that lead to the parking area next to the stables that look more like a Manor house than stables.
The owners were very accommodating and advised us where to go and what to see in the local area such as castles, fortified medieval villages, restaurants and even Roman ruins that are not far.
Overall a wonderful place for a holiday with family and friends. Something very special. Five Stars
° Motor racing track of Circuit du Val de Vienne in nearby Le Vigeant
° Michelin Star restaurant in nearby St Benoit
° Kayaking from Moussac to Queaux
° Sandy beach + pool + swings + mini golf at nearby Queaux
° Classical music events + excellent dinner in Les Mornes manor house 3 minutes away
° Futuroscope technology park for the kids
° Various chateaux to visit including Touffou in Bonnes + Verteuil
° Vallée des Singes (Monkey valley)
° Birds of Prey spectacle in Chauvigny
° Velo track on the viaduct at both Chauvigny and Isle Jourdain
° Markets & weekend trash & treasure trails
• Yoga at Les Mornes
• Yoga in a yurt in Charroux
• Vineyards at Chinon
• Troglodyte village at Doue la Fontaine near Chinon
• La Mystere des Faluns near Chinon
• Live music at The Terrace Cafe in
• Pizza truck in the village Thursday evenings
• Local Bistro du Centre will open weekday nights especially for our groups by booking
• Bistro du Centre will offer breakfast to our guests by pre booking
• Comme Chez Soi chef will come and cook for our guests in the chateau weekday nights by pre booking