Chateau De La CouronnePR861

Marthon · Vendee Charente

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  • Staying somewhere described by The Times as 'Achingly Cool'
  • Roaming 5 acres of parkland
  • A HUGE 14.5x6m HEATED pool
  • Your own cinema and music room
  • A function room for parties!
  • Upgrading with your own chef


'Achingly cool decor' was 'The Times' newspapers description for Chateau de la Couronne in the April 2016 article, '20 best French Chateaux'. A highly original boutique chateau with huge rooms and stunning contemporary interiors fusing original features with chic furnishings, design icons from the 60s and 70s, specially commissioned pieces and original artworks, walking distance to the small village of Marthon, on the border between the Charente and Dordogne regions. The fabulous bedroom suites offer flexibility for families, each with their own LDC TV, DVD and mini-bar. Venture out of your private suite and you have a cinema & music room, billiard room, three living rooms, a professional kitchen and a stunning dining room with acoustically dampened, 25-foot ceilings creating an ideal function room for that special event. The chateau sits in 5 acres of private parkland on the outskirts of Marthon.

It has a small restaurant, bakery, butcher and pharmacy. Further afield, there are many small restaurants to choose from in the unspoilt villages of the region. Angouleme is less than 30 minutes away with a busy social calendar of events throughout the year. Dating from the 10th century and built dramatically on a hillside, Angouleme' s old town has cobbled streets packed with buzzing and friendly restaurants and cafes. The large and culturally diverse city of Bordeaux is less than 90 minutes away.

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Insider Tips

An unspoilt area in many respects and very popular.  Good restaurants serving regional food and excellent local wines.  No holiday is complete without a trip to Cognac and a guided tour around the Hennessy houses, famous for the spirit - Cognac.  The Blues Concert at the end of July is famous and well attended and well worth a visit.


Ground floor:
3 x stylish living rooms, each with open fireplace and French doors to garden. One has a piano, another a bar which can be stocked with drinks of your choice on prior request.
Dining hall/function room, dining table for 26, 25 ft stone walls and acoustically damped ceilings.
Billiard room, full size American Pool table.
Cinema/music room (2.5 m screen, projector, DVD, 5.1 surround sound, electric & acoustic guitars, amps, keyboard and electric drum kit).
Fully equipped, professional kitchen, table seating 6 & breakfast bar for 10.
Games room with pool table, boardgames & books.
Study with PC/Printer & ADSL internet.
3 x guest WCs.

First floor:
All bedroom suites have LCD TV, DVD & fridge/mini-bar.
There are 6 additional single beds (0.90m), which can be arranged in the bedroom suites on request.
Double bedroom (1.80m), door to balcony overlooking gardens, ensuite bathroom, WC in one of the turrets.
Double bedroom (2m), en-suite bathroom, 2 bath-tubs, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), this suite is situated in the tower and split between the first and 2nd floors, living area, en-suite bathroom, 2 bathtubs, WC.
Twin bedroom (0.90m), en-suite bathroom, 2 bathtubs, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), en-suite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), en-suite bathroom, WC.
Family suite, with 2 bedrooms (first with twin 0.90m beds or 1.80m double, and second large bedroom (4 x 0.90m beds), large shower room with double walk-in shower, 2 x sinks, WC.

Second floor:
Double bedroom (1.80m), air conditioning, living area, en-suite bathroom, large corner bath, walk-in shower, WC in one of the turrets.

Five acres of parkland with woodland and formal gardens. Outdoor dining for 26 in central courtyard, portable charcoal barbecue. Private 14.5m x 6m heated pool (Roman step entrance max 2m depth, fully enclosed with lockable gate), ample parking. Outdoor games equipment (bikes, badminton, boules, waterpolo ball, giant pick-up-sticks, table tennis).


Included: Caretaker & housekeeper 2 hours per day each. Pool heating, winter heating, unlimited ADSL access, logs for fires, bathrobes, pool towels, hairdryers, selection of CDs, DVDs & playstation games. Air conditioning.

Extras: Bar & fridges are stocked with complimentary mineral water but can be stocked with drinks of your choice on prior request and at additional cost. Beauty treatments. Chef service. Bicycles for hire.

Owner requires a cheque payment of €1500 (£1250) upon arrival.  This will only be cashed in the event of damage.


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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Marton 500 metres
  • Montbron 10km
  • Angouleme 26km
  • Perigueux 69km
  • Poitiers 130km
  • Airport
  • Limoges 89km
  • Bergerac 126km
  • Poitiers 130km
  • Bordeaux 142km
  • Railway
  • Angouleme TGV 26km
  • (2hrs 20 min train to Paris)
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Village facilities 500 metres
  • Beach
  • Royan 2 hours
  • Activity
  • Tennis 1km
  • Canoeing | Kayaking 11km
  • Golf & Karting within 16km

Special Conditions

A security deposit of 1500 or 1250 must be presented by cheque upon arrival. This will be returned, uncashed, within 28 days of departure providing there is no damage.

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