Chateau de la Motte Henry, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France

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Sleeps
15-36
Bedrooms
15
Dining
30
  • Weekly price
    from £ 6000
  • 2 night weekend
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  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 4000
  • Midweek per night
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Property Type: 
Castles and Chateaux
Fairytale chateau and gite sleeping 36 with a swimming pool and gym, for celebrations and holidays in the Loire Valley

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Chateau de la Motte Henry, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France, sleeps 15-36 in 15 bedrooms.

Sleeps up to 36 in the chateau and gite:
The chateau sleeps 30+
The gite sleeps 6

The property is ideal for friends and family groups for holidays or celebrations. Weddings and other celebrations have been held in the grounds of the chateau and we would be happy to liaise with your planners.

The chateau is set within a 9 hectare estate with a lake, woodland, meadow, lawns, rose garden, Italian garden and orchard. The medieval motte which is within the grounds is listed in the Historic Monuments in France. The chateau has a mention in The Times top 20 chateaux.

The chateau has two spacious sitting rooms, a dining room, library, WC and kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor. The 12 bedrooms and the bathrooms are on the upper floors. The third floor comprises a large studio and treatment room. Within the grounds there is a swimming pool and very well equipped gym.

The gite has three double rooms, a bathroom and open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room. The floor plans show the sleeping arrangements. Where there are doors between bedrooms these can be adjoiners, or separate rooms. There is the possibility of extra beds (in the form of truckle beds which are under the existing beds).

The chateau is located in an idyllic location in the Western Loire Valley of France, and is only 2km away from the nearest town with everything one could want: supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, bars, even its own racecourse. The nearest city is (Laval) 15km away, and features a high-speed train connection. Laval is only 1 hour 10 minutes from Paris by train. We are also equidistant to all of the castles of the Loire Valley, Mont St. Michel, the Normandy Beaches, and Brittany, as well as many attractions locally.

The chateau is easily accessible by plane, train, car or ferry.

On-site activities include a 1.5km running trail, fishing, boating and relaxing! There is a decked entertainment area over the lake and several barbecue areas. Locally there are markets, swing golf, a larger swimming lake, a local swimming pool, and a water park (Aquaboule). There is an 85km towpath along the Mayenne river, with opportunities for horse riding, cycling or trekking.

Facilities

Located in a turret. Electric hob, range oven (with two ovens and gas hob), microwave, two sinks, coffee machine, kettles, toaster and dishwasher.
Seats 30. Fully equipped with plates, cutlery and serving dishes. 4 tables for ease of configuration. Breakfast table in kitchen seats 10.
Two sitting rooms off entrance hall both comfortably seating 15+. One sitting room has TV and open fireplace. Additional turret library.
TV in sitting room. DVD player. iPod docks and sonos speaker.
WiFi and landline. Good mobile reception.
Whilst no dedicated games room there is a trampoline, table tennis table, 1.5km running track and fishing/kayak on lake. There is a well equipped gym.
Each of the bedrooms has a biofuel fire for which fuel can be provided on request. The Salon bois has an open fire.
All have minimum double bed, several are zip and link. Several are family rooms. All have their own bathrooms save for one adjoiner (see floor plans).
Linen is provided along with a bath and hand towel. Please bring your own swimming towels.
All bathrooms are en suite to bedrooms (save in gite, where there is one bathroom).
The gite has a downstairs bathroom, but all bedrooms are on minimum of first floor.
Cot beds, high chairs, stair gates are available. Babysitting can be arranged locally.
There are three barbecues and several outside dining options, including a decked terrace over the lake.
There is a 10m swimming pool which can be heated if required.
Car parking is in the grounds of the chateau. There are no restrictions.
No smoking in the chateau or gite.
A dog may be accommodated by prior arrangement. There is a lot of wildlife in the surrounding area (including deer). There may be a cleaning charge.

Location

Just off the D21 near Meslay du Maine, between Laval and Le Mans. Rennes airport is just over 1h away. St Malo is 1.5h drive. Laval train station is 15km (1h10m to Paris). In the Pays de la Loire.
Laval is 15km away and has shops, bars, restaurants, markets and a medieval castle.
2km in Meslay du Maine there are bakeries, butchers, a supermarket, post office, pharmacy and restaurants/cafes. All you could need!
In Meslay du Maine, 2 km away, are restaurants and cafes along with takeaway food options.

Booking Information

Change over day for weekly bookings is a Monday or Wednesday depending on availability. Damage deposit required.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
Yes
Tennis Court
No
Pets
No
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Meslay du Maine
Le Mans
France
Laval train station is the closest, with fast trains (TGV) to Paris in 1hr 10 minutes.
No local buses.
Rennes is the closest airport for scheduled flights. Entrammes airport is 15 minutes away (for private charter). Helicopter can land at the chateau by agreement.

Late Deals

July 2018 Late Deals

Dates available 1-7 July, 7-13 July, 21-28 July, 2-6 August. Full weeks or short stays available. Weekly rate £5000. Shorter breaks £1000 per night (minimum 3 nights). Please contact for availability.

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night Weekend
Chateau and Gite sleeping 36 - Summer
17th Jun 18 to 30th Sep 18
7000
5000
Chateau and Gite sleeping 36 - Autumn
1st Oct 18 to 19th Oct 18
6000
4000
Chateau and Gite sleeping 36 - Half term
19th Oct 18 to 4th Nov 18
6500
4500
Chateau and Gite sleeping 36 - Michaelmas
5th Nov 18 to 1st Dec 18
5500
3500
Chateau and Gite sleeping 36 - Christmas and New Year
1st Dec 18 to 11th Jan 19
7500
5000
Chateau and Gite sleeping 36 - Epiphany
12th Jan 19 to 31st Mar 19
5500
4500
Chateau and Gite sleeping 36 - Easter
31st Mar 19 to 28th Apr 19
6500
4500

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Chateau de la Motte Henry, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France
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Rebecca Williams

+44 (0)7738 764 870
Meslay du Maine
Le Mans
France