Magnificent recently renovated Chateau L'Hubertiere is in Sud Vienne. In 2 acres of landscaped gardens+orchard+ orangery. Only church bells & birdsong disturb the peace. 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. Enjoy a different pace of life. Or choose us as your wedding venue.
The designer owners have conducted a full restoration in which the charm of the building has been retained rather than sacrificed. Stylishly furnished with a mix of contemporary + antique pieces, it contains an interesting collection of Australian indigenous art (includes a work by N. 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 applies for pets.
° 4 very large bedrooms with large beds (2 with 4 poster beds)
° 2 single bedrooms
° 3 spacious bedrooms with 140 cm wide beds
° 4 en suite bathrooms + 3.5 additional bathrooms
° 10 x 5m outdoor pool with electronic safety hard cover (option to heat at additional cost on pre request).
° Scandinavian sauna cabin
° Separate laundry with 15 kg + 6 kg washing machines
° Multiple on site free car parking spaces + mechanic's pit
° Courtyard is especially reinforced to receive racing vehicles with their transporters
° Free WIFI in some rooms
° Flat screen TV's with English + French channels
° Fully equipped Miele 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
° WEDDINGS: Professional team from Poitiers cater for our events & supply linen/staff/crockery etc. Canapés in the garden + 3 course personalised menu in the stables.
° CATERING: The third generation owner of our local bistro will cater for you (Phillipe is a good cook & reasonably priced). Owner of Comme Chez Soi is a top chef and will come to the chateau to cater for you. Lesley (the baker in Queaux) also offers catering delivered or takeaway burgers + fish and chips. Bookings for catering essential.
°Book bikes to be delivered to the chateau (charges apply)
° Circuit Val du Vienne motor racing track
° Boar Hunting seasonally in a forest 3 minutes from Chateau L'Hubertiere
° 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
° Weekend guided tour of the Ogilvy's Chateau de Touffou or dine at the nearby Haunted Castle
° Don't miss the beautifully restored stone city of Poitiers
° Take a drive to Verteuil. Lunch alongside the river at the Old Mill. Enjoy a guided tour of the chateau at 3 pm (in English)
° Drive to the vineyards of Chinon for a day of wine tastings & own picnic lunch
° Experience a Michelin Star Restaurant at Passion et Gourmandises
° Comme Chez Soi, Verrieres offers superb food lunch and Friday + Saturday evenings (will cater inhouse for you by pre booking)
• Food truck comes to the village Friday afternoons
• Pick your own apples/quinces/walnuts/figs from our
orchard when in season
° Book a visit or dinner and a seance at a nearby haunted castle
° Les Mornes is 3 minutes away & 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
° Illuminated wine cellar access is only available for pre arranged events
* Please ask for our wedding package
° Photo opportunity: early farm cart included in hire fee
° 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)
• Please note that there is a heating charge for winter months as well as an option to BYO bed linen for a 5% discounted rate.
° 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 + 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
° 6 kg 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 very large 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 (Essential security measure for families with children). Pre 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 & fishing lake
° Romanesque church
° Artisan boulangerie
° Mid day mid week bistro
° Mediaeval hangar near the church
° Monumental World War II column with a monstrous serpent said to ward off evil spirits
° IGA grocery
°Annual Feast day/brocante in Ju