Loire holiday chateau near Blois - Chateau des Perdrix sits within a 240-hectare estate. Dating back to the 15th century, extensive renovations have been made during the 19th and 20th centuries. More a hunting lodge than a chateau, the house has an intimate atmosphere with traditional furnishings, tapestries, cosy fireplaces, tiled floors wood panelling and some wonderful beamed ceilings. The property is split into two wings, ideal for families sharing.
Romorantin-Lanthenay is the largest town in the Sologne region of the Loire, which stretches south from Orleans to the Cher river and east of Blois. This is an area of forests, lakes, ponds and marshes and in the autumn provides fertile hunting grounds. Wild boar and deer roam here, not to mention the ducks, geese, quails and pheasants, which far outnumber the small human population. Local restaurants tempt you with regional dishes based on game, wild mushrooms, apples and pumpkins. The town of Millancay holds an annual festival devoted entirely to the pumpkin.
There are two main walking routes running through the region and numerous smaller paths, all well marked and many accessible to bicycles. The huge, child-friendly Aliotis aquarium is just outside Romorantin and has displays of local and exotic fish, including a tank containing one thousand piranhas! This is the perfect place from which to enjoy a Loire chateaux holiday- visit the famous Châteaux of the Loire Valley. Amboise, Cheverny, Chambord and Chenonceaux are all within an hour' s drive of Chateau des Perdrix.
“The Loire Valley is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. The region is called the "garden of France" and lives up to its name, with an abundance of farm-fresh products: poultry, game and fish, vegetables and fresh fruit and of course the famous "Tarte Tatin". The Loire Valley boasts a number of mouth watering cheeses, 5 of which are certified local products. How about some activity after sampling the regional dishes by canoeing and kayaking on the Loire, France's longest river is fun. There is fishing throughout the Loire basin and various ballades and excursions along the river.”
Well equipped farmhouse kitchen (TV).
Living/dining room, table seating 14.
Double bedroom (1.60m) in the tower, steps to shower room, WC.
Children's twin bedroom (2 x 0.80m) in the tower, steps to bathroom, WC.
Children's single bedroom (0.80m).
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Twin/double bedroom (2 double beds of 1.40m & 1.60m), washbasin.
Joining the two wings on the ground floor: large living room (TV, DVD, CD, pool table, piano), open fireplace.
Living room (CD), open fireplace.
Double bedroom (1.50m) in the tower, ensuite shower room.
Double bedroom (1.40m)
Adjoining child's room/nursery, ensuite bathroom, separate shower, WC.
Children's twin bedroom (2 x 0.80m).
Double bedroom (1.40m)
Double bedroom (1.60m)
Approximately 500 acre estate. 12 acres of enclosed grounds. Private 12m x 4m pool (depth: 1.50m). Covered outdoor dining area close to pool, portable charcoal barbecue. Large barn close to pool converted to games area, table tennis, table football. Tennis court. Large pond within grounds - unprotected so care with young children. Caretakers live in gatehouse and work around the estate. Guard dog has kennel and run within grounds. Donkeys live within the grounds (fenced).
Included: 3 hours maid service on Saturdays only. WiFi internet.
Extras: Telephone. Winter heating €500 per week. Additional maid service €15 per hour.
The chateau was great.
The Chateau was great, more like a home than a rental. We spent equal time enjoying the property as we did visiting the Loire Chateaux. The cook was fantastic, a wonderful personality and a great cook. She had the kids eating rabbit and escargot. The chateau's farmer was a kind soul who was enjoyable to speak to and good with the kids.
All in all a great holiday.
Thanks for your help in arranging everything, even the change of sheets.
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About The Location
- Millancay 3km
- Romorantin-Lanthenay 11km
- Beaugency & river Loire 42km (40 minutes)
- Bourges 85km
- Chateauroux 113km
- Paris 2 hrs
- Tours 1 hr 30mins
- Rambling | cycling
- Loire valley chateaux within 1 hour