Situated 35 kilometres from Poitiers in the Département of Deux-Sevres, Chateau La Chutelière is a highly distinctive property, steeped in 600 years of history and yet charmingly up to date. Originally built as a link fortress during The Hundred Years War, the chateau was substantially modified in the 19th Century, recasting the front elevation in the elegant bourgeois style, and then much more recently by its present owners who have substantially modernised the interior. Walk around the back, however, and the property still retains its original fortress style with the imposing towers and tall elevations.
The magic of La Chutelière is as much in the grounds as in the house, with much to explore and discover. If you are looking for the peace and beauty of nature, you can sit in the shade of the weeping willow and watch the kingfishers fishing in the lavoir, look out for red squirrels chasing each other between the magnificent 200-year old specimen trees in the front garden, listen for the owls at night and the chorus of birds during the day, walk through the poplar grove and follow the river bank or explore the wood and the myriad of countryside lanes virtually free of any sort of traffic except for deer and other shy animals.
THINGS TO DO
Chateau La Chutelière is located in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, touching the Loire Valley to the North, Cognac to the South and La Rochelle and the Atlantic coastline to the West. There’s plenty to do in the area, from adventure parks and zoos, golf, gliding, ballooning and parachuting, boating and water sports, local markets and shopping, paintballing, walking, cycling, history trails, wine tours, riding and fishing. Click the link below to discover more about some key attractions to visit: