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Surrounded by a 15-hectare park with hills and forest, the prestigious and luxurious Château de la Flocellière is set in a former medieval fortress from the 17th and 19th centuries. From June to October, you can swim in the heated outdoor swimming pool.The living rooms and guest rooms are decorated with 17th-century furniture and portraits. The spacious rooms and suites offer unique views of the park, and each one has a private bathroom fitted with either a bath or a shower.At an extra charge, evening meals can be prepared upon prior request, and are taken in the historic dining room. You will...More details
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Beautiful, enchanting chateau with incredibly kind, welcoming owners
Reviewed 26 march, 2020
We instantly fell in love with Chateau de La Flocelliere and have visited in February and July and will go back to get married there next summer! The castle has incredible architecture and it feels like every facade is from a different era. The grounds are stunning with beautiful cedar and redwood trees, flower gardens, bamboo forests, a river and a lake with a rowboat, swans and lilypads. The pools are heated and divine place to relax in the summer time. The rooms are tastefully and elaborately decorated with antiques, tapestries as well as comfortable bedding and bath robes. The Vicomte and Vicomtesse are charming and incredible hosts, who offer delicious dinners and breakfasts in a grand dining room and recount the history of the castle over an apero with great warmth and curiosity. The cutest dog in the world, Ophelie, roams the property and greets you! We love everything about the castle and cant wait to get married there!
Beautiful, picturesque, memorable stay
Reviewed 4 july, 2019
We spent four nights at Chateau de la Flocellière and had a wonderful and memorable stay. The owners, the vicomte and vicomtesse Erika and Patrice Vignal were generous and gracious hosts and we will forever treasure this experience. The chateau and grounds are spectacular and about as close as you will get to experiencing what it must be like to live in the French countryside in a chateau. Furnished with antiques, the bedrooms are beautifully appointed and tasteful. There was a wedding party during our stay and despite our hosts’ concerns over our privacy and noise, we enjoyed the joy of young love and were not disturbed at all. Plenty of options for day trips from the chateau. The local village is quiet and lovely - five minute walk to the boulangerie for warm croissants and pain ou raisin. Simply magical! We spend two days at Puy de Fou (see separate review,) and on Patrice’s recommendation drove to Ill de Re and La Rochelle for a day. Evenings were spent in the pool with a glass or two of chablis, french bread, pate and olives, surrounded by the sounds of the french countryside.
A Renaissance Chateau that is very much Alive!
Reviewed 26 june, 2019
Putting aside the privilege it is to stay in a castle that dates back to the 1100's, we discovered the real gems in this lovely chateau are its hosts, Erika and Patrice. This lovely couple were successful 40 years ago to purchase the chateau which had been in Patrice's family generations before. He and Erika restored the chateau to the exquisitely curated condition that it is today. Take special note of the library on the second floor with its +500-year old stained glass window panes and Murano chandeliers - just beautiful. Do arrange for dinner with Patrice and Erika so they can share their knowledge of the area and the history of the chateau with you at a leisurely pace. And trust Patrice's choices for the wine - he knows what he is doing! Your stay at the chateau is not walking quietly around a museum - the chateau is alive and vibrant with people and activities. When we were there, the chateau hosted an outdoor theater performance of a modern-day take on Cinderella. A thoroughly enjoyable evening! We give many thanks to Erika and Patrice who were so generous and whose hospitality made our stay so special. This is an authentic Chateau that comes with all amenities to make it a most enjoyable stay. Beds are large and comfortable, baths are bright and the water is instantly hot, breakfasts are generous and fresh, the main rooms are welcoming and furnished as if you just entered a 15th century grand home. The ruins that are still attached to the chateau speak to the history of this place and give you a sense of what it once was and how it has changed. Ask Patrice how a medieval fortress with 4 foot thick walls gained such large open windows (by removing one stone at a time!). And, they have a beautifully mischievous dog who will endear herself to you. Do stay at Chateau de la Flocelliere if you are ever in this part of France. You will create wonderful memories that will stay with you for a long time to come.
Reviewed 8 june, 2019
A truly delightful experience with wonderful hosts, all at a very reasonable price. We were treated as part of the family and honored guests throughout our two night stay. Nothing was too much trouble. The Chateau decor and atmosphere made us feel we had been taken back in time to a more courteous and genteel age. If you enjoy dinning out in style, you should request the full evening meal. For my wife's birthday we had a fantastic table for two in front of a roaring open fire.
Exquisite Family Vacation -
Reviewed 17 october, 2018
We booked "Le Dungeon" for a 6 day stay in September 2018 with our Children and some friends of ours as guests. First off, let me say - WOW - We travel a lot with our 5 children (only 4 could attend this trip) and with the ages of 7 - 20 - we can get a lot of "complaining" ;) This one the one trip where our kids didn't complain. The property - is absolutely amazing. Erica and Patrice went out of their way to make us feel at home (more than just guests) and helped us with the experience every step of the way. Things I HIGHLY recommend if traveling with Children 1 - Enjoy the property - and there is a lot of it. Go for a walk around the castle - ask for the map of the property - and walk all of it - it is amazing, a healthy walk, and you get to see the Castle from a multitude of views. 2 - If you're traveling with your children - see Poy de fou - it was highly recommended and it did not disappoint (plan your meals in advance - things close early) 3 - We did a Dress up dinner - with period costumes - the kids loved it - the staff cooked for us and it gave us an opportunity to bond with the care takers of the property. Nothing was better than seeing our youngest children eating escargot and enjoying it! (until we told them what it was) LOL 4 - We took several day trips that Madam suggested. All of the were worth it. Learning the history and struggles of Vendee was great for our children - and my wife and our friends especially enjoyed the properties we visited. 5 - Loire Valley is just north and there are many great Chateau's and Castles to see and experience. 6 - We did a day trip to La Rochelle and the Kids LOVED the European mid-size city - the shopping - eating and visiting the old fortress / prison. 7 - Take them up on breakfast - it's incredible if you're traveling and have jet lag - and will get you going for the day. 8 - Don't miss the 200 year old Sequoia Trees - and the rest of the plants imported from across the globe. To be candid - book this hidden gem - you will not be disappointed!!! I was blown away at their service to us - and how much they made us feel at home. We people say "we lived in the....for X days" - they aren't kidding - they make you feel at home and how many of you can say "I STAYED IN A 800 year old castle?" - AMAZING!!!