Chateau La Chutelière

A beautiful 15th century chateau in 23 acres of private grounds, sleeping 15 in 5 stunning and unique bedrooms. There's a games room, a music room, a heated saltwater swimming pool on the terrace, and on the top floor, a huge home cinema room.

The property is just over 1km from the village of La Ferriere on the RN 149, 15 km from the local town of Parthenay and 35 km from Poitiers. It is under five hours from London to Poitiers by Eurostar/TGV, a six-hour drive from the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais, 3.5 hours from the ferry port at Caen and during the summer, there are daily flights from Stansted to Poitiers (40 minutes away) or Tours (90 minutes away), and Gatwick or Bristol to La Rochelle (90 minutes away).

The chateau, discovered along a drive through oak woodland, is not visible from the road and is a very private, restful place nestled in a rural location within walking distance from the local village bakery and only 15 minutes drive to a well-stocked mini-market in neighbouring Chalandray. There is parking for 8+ vehicles. 

You enter the chateau from the bridge over the dry moat, which leads you directly onto the first floor. There are three floors (ground, first and top), each with a different structure and style. The first floor is 19th Century in style, stylishly and comfortably modernised, with tall ceilings and shuttered windows, chestnut parquet flooring throughout, a very substantial hallway space, a playroom/lounge, a music room, a library, two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms facing the front garden and one large bedroom facing the poplar grove at the back with an ensuite bathroom in the tower.

There are two sets of stairs leading down to the ground floor; a spiral staircase in the tower next to the playroom/lounge and library at the back, and a smaller staircase in a separate hallway area just to the right of the front door. The ground floor itself is much more rustic in style, with white limestone flagstone flooring and 1m thick rough-rendered flint-stone walls: cool in the heat of the summer and warm in the winter. There is a hallway space leading out on the terrace area at the side, a 52m2 fully-equipped kitchen with an AGA, a 60m2 dining room, a large utility room/pantry, one bunk bedroom (four bunk bedsand two singles) facing the front, one bedroom facing the poplar grove at the back and a large shared bathroom in between with a wet room shower area and a four-person hexagonal bath.

Access to the home cinema space on the top floor is via the staircase located in the separate hallway area to the right of the front door. The top floor is 330m2 of stunning open space, with exposed roof timbers, a wooden parquet floor, shuttered floor level windows at the front and back, velux windows in the ceiling and comfortable sofas and furnishings throughout. 

The outside areas are accessed either by the front door on the first floor - which leads to the front garden, the coach house (games room) and the private road to the wood; the side door on the ground floor – which immediately leads to the terrace, BBQ and the 5m x 12m heated saltwater pool, and then out towards the lavoir, canal, river, poplar grove and fruit terraces at the back; and lastly, the old door in the pantry underneath the bridge on the ground floor, which leads straight out into the dry moat. 

  • Sleeps 15
  • Set in 23 acres of garden
  • 1 hour drive to the coast
  • Stylishly and comfortably furnished
  • Full range of catering options available
  • Unspoilt nature
  • Luxury amenities
  • Pets welcome
  • 5 to 15 minute drive to local shops
  • Plenty of local attractions
  • Child care available
  • Accessibility
    • Car Required
    • Child Friendly
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Elderly / Infirm
    • Wedding Receptions
    Child / Baby Facilities
    • Child Care Available
    • Cot Available
    • High Chair
    • Toddler Beds
    • Toys & Games
    Eco Features
    • Eco Cleaning Products
    • Eco Waste Management
    • High Level of Insulation
    • Low Energy Lighting
    • Organic Local Produce
    • Recycling Available
    Entertainment Facilities
    • Board Games
    • Books
    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Entertainment System
    • Internet Access
    • Movie Library
    • Music Library
    • Pool Table
    • Private Bar
    • Radio
    • Table Football
    • Table Tennis
    • TV
    • WiFi
    General Facilities
    • Catering Available
    • Central Heating
    • Coffee Maker
    • Cooking Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Fireplace
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Grill
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Linen Provided
    • Local Maps
    • Log Fire
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Picnic Set
    • Shower
    • Toaster
    • Washing Machine
    • Woodburner
    Leisure Facilities
    • Boat Available
    • Gym
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Sauna
    Local Activities
    • Canoeing
    • Cycling
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Horse Riding
    • Hunting
    • Outdoor Sports
    • Paintball
    • Shooting
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Walking
    • Water Sports
    • Wine Tasting
    Local Amenities
    • ATM
    • Bank
    • Bike Hire
    • Bus
    • Cafe
    • Car Hire
    • Farm Shop
    • Internet Cafe
    • Medical Centre
    • Pharmacy
    • Pub
    • Restaurant
    • Shops
    • Taxi
    • Theatre
    • Theme Park
    • Zoo
    Outdoor Facilities
    • Balcony / Terrace
    • Barbecue
    • Boules Set
    • Courtyard
    • Garden
    • Hammock
    • Outdoor Lighting
    • Parking for several vehicles
    • Parking Off Street
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    Type of Location
    • Historic
    • Peaceful
    • Rural
    • Scenic
    • Town
    • Village
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Location: 2 Lieu-dit La Chuteliere, , La Ferriere-en-Parthenay, 79390

"10/10 - Ticks all the boxes for a special week away."