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    Chateau Crystal

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    Property ref: S114828

    • Bedrooms 19

    • Sleeps 38

    • Baths 19

    • Pets No

    • Reviews (40)

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    About this property

    Chateau Abelia Du Lac is a luxurious 19th century chateau rental in a magnificent 105 acre estate located in the western part of the Loire Valley. It is surely one of the most spectacular chateau rentals in France, offering a 22-acre private lake, lovely island, wonderful lakeside terrace, swimming pool, palatial lawns, gorgeous gardens and woods full of wildlife.

    The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming.
    With an elevator servicing all four floors, access to the reception rooms, dining rooms, chapel and the gorgeous en suite bedrooms available for Guests is easy. Open log fires, internet, Wi-Fi, are available and housekeeping and laundry services can be arranged.
    Self-cater or we will prearrange delicious catering including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and full English afternoon tea, served in the dining rooms, gardens or on the lakeside terrace as you prefer.
    The Chateau sleeps up to 28 Guests in 14 bedrooms. There are also 2 apartments in a separate building, just a 3 minute walk from the chateau, which can accommodate an additional 10 guests between the 5 bedrooms.
    Wine tasting, golf, horseback riding, bicycling, hot air ballooning, river boat tours, museums, churches, restaurants, shopping are all nearby.

    Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 15 guests only. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château and the two apartments at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 38 guests. Please see the ‘T&Cs’ tab for details.

    Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

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    It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

    What’s included?
    Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

    There are lovely walks amongst the gardens, around the lake’s 2.5 kilometer shoreline, and through the woods. The swimming pool and adjacent pool house offer delightful relaxation in or out of the sun. Excellent carp fishing can be enjoyed in our lake.
    Wine tasting, golf, horseback riding, bicycling, river boat tours, museums, churches, restaurants and shopping are all nearby.
    The Chateau is well situated just 20 minutes from Angers with its great shops and restaurants. Angers is 75 minutes from Paris via TGV, and the international airport in Nantes is about an hour away.
    There are many other delightful villages to visit nearby. Enquiries from location agencies, location scouts and location managers are welcome as the Chateau is also available as a castle location rental for film, movie & television productions, TV series, commercials, and fashion shoots, etc., in the Loire Valley, France.
    Local Activities:
    Sports & Adventure Activities
    Equestrian Events
    Freshwater Fishing
    Hot Air Ballooning
    Pier Fishing
    Roller Blading


    Please note that the advertised prices are for up to 15 guests only. Additional guests can be accommodated in the château and two apartments at an additional cost, in order to accommodate up to 38 guests. Please see the ‘T&Cs’ tab for details.
    Chateau Only
    Accommodates up to 28 guests in 14 en-suite bedrooms
    Chateau and Two Apartments
    Accommodate up 38 guests maximum in 19 bedrooms: 14 bedrooms in the Chateau and 5 bedrooms between the 2 separate apartments.
    Chateau Interior (sleeps max. 28 in 14 bedrooms)
    The Chateau has been extensively renovated and sumptuously decorated with beautiful antiques and rich fabrics. Although majestic with its dramatic, double carved-stone stairway in the entrance hall, and elaborate 16.5 foot ceilings throughout the main floor, the Chateau is warm and welcoming. The Drawing Room is inviting with its oak paneling, huge log fireplace, and private lit terrace for early evening drinks and late night parties. The magnificent Grand Salon, with its parquet flooring, original oak linen paneling, tall windows, and massive mirrored fireplace mantle, offers a luxurious yet relaxed venue for gatherings both large and small. The Chapel, with its spectacular stone rib-vault ceiling, glorious stained-glass window, and gilded oak paneling is a consecrated haven for solitude and prayer.

    The splendid Silver Reception Room floor was specifically designed for hosting parties or weddings, including elevator access for guests and hi-speed dumbwaiters connecting the Silver Reception Room’s service kitchen to the main kitchen two floors below. Aside from the Silver Reception Room, there are numerous other places to dine in the Chateau, ranging from elegant to cozy. The Chateau’s delicious French specialities served in the Chatelain’s fabulous private dining room have Guests raving about the food and the superb candlelit tables fit for royalty. The courtyard and lakeside terrace both offer special outdoor dining experiences. There is even a casual, country-style dining room for when you’re in the mood for something informal.

    There are 14 en suite, beautifully furnished bedrooms in the Chateau available to accommodate up to 28 Guests. Each is uniquely decorated in different color schemes ranging from azure to rose, and filled with antiques, crystal chandeliers and beds you never want to get out of! There is even a two-story master suite, with its own foyer, drawing room, and antique oak staircase leading up to a huge circular en suite bedroom that has an original hand-painted domed ceiling. (Four bedrooms can be made suitable for young children, and the Chateau will gladly prepare for young children and ensure that the “breakable” items are removed and the house is child friendly.)

    -Tower Suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon 2 Storey Suite w/ round drawing room & bedroom, and a foyer. Toilet, combination tub/shower There is also a separate half bathroom off of the Foyer
    - Chambre d'Argent: 1 queen bed, toilet, combination tub/shower
    - Chambre d'Or: 1 queen bed, toilet, shower
    - Chambre Rouge Royale: 1 queen bed, toilet, combination tub/shower
    - Chambre d'Azur: 1 double bed, toilet, shower
    - Chambre Deux Tours: 1 queen bed, toilet, shower
    - Chambre Violet: 1 double bed, toilet, shower
    - Chambre Jaune: 1 twin/ single beds, toilet, shower
    - Chambre Peche: 1 double bed toilet, shower
    - Chambre Rose: 1 double bed, toilet, combination tub/shower
    - Chambre Bleu: 1 queen, 1 murphy bed, toilet, shower
    - Chambre Vert: 1 queen bed, toilet, shower
    - Suite de Jardin: 1 queen Round bedroom and a foyer/dressing room with a single bed, toilet, shower
    - Chambre Fleur: 1 queen bed, toilet, combination tub/shower
    All bedrooms in the Chateau have private en suite bathrooms.
    The Separate Apartments (Sleep 10 in 5 bedrooms)
    There are also two nicely decorated apartments with 5 additional bedrooms in a separate building which is a 3 minute stroll through the gardens from the Chateau. The apartments will accommodate 10 additional guests for a supplementary rental fee per night per apartment. There are also charming bed & breakfasts and hotels for many more Guests nearby.
    2-Bedroom Apartment (1) Queen bed
    2-Bedroom Apartment (2) Double bed
    3-Bedroom Apartment (1) Queen bed
    3-Bedroom Apartment (2) Double bed
    3-Bedroom Apartment (3) Double bed
    Each apartment has one bathroom with a toilet and a combination tub/shower.
    Outside Grounds
    Large private pool and gorgeous 19th century castle pool house with kitchenette and bathroom, private 22 acre lake, 105 acres of private park and forests 22 acre carp fishing lake, private chapel, gazebo, ample car park, boat park.
    Other Facilities
    Elevator on every floor, sumptuously decorated, luxuriously renovated, cozy dining area, den for teens on ground floor, lakeside terrace which lights up at night for dining, many living and dining areas around the chateau, BBQ, ping pong in our games room, croquet and badminton equipment, DVD, stereo, video library, books, iron and ironing board.

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    Local amenities

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    • C.C. L'Atoll
      9 miles
    • le Port de l'île
      10.5 miles
    • Parc de Loisirs du Lac de Maine
      11 miles
    • Parc de Balzac
      11.5 miles
    • Le Quai
      11.5 miles
    • Musée Jean Lurçat
      11.5 miles
    • Au Quai des Saveurs
      11.5 miles
    • La Cale
      11.5 miles
    • Château d'Angers
      12 miles
    • Crêperie du Château
      12 miles

    Reviews (40)

    Leighann ‐ 29 Jun 2019
    "Our family rented the Chateau with several friends for a week. It was a wonderful place for us to play and relax; and central enough for a couple day trips. We chose to have a few catered events and the food was delicious for each occasion. William and Susy made our stay easy and were wonderful hosts."
    Amory ‐ 14 Jun 2019
    "A great week with 7 couples (very old friends). Château was as advertised in a beautiful setting. Most of the time we spent outdoors but the dining rooms were extremely elegant and the bedrooms all very comfortable. William responded instantly if issues arose (and they almost never did) Both he and Susy are charming and very welcoming and bent over backwards. This place is in the countryside so cars are essential. But the roads - while narrow - are very easy to navigate. A very special week. Do not miss Angers, the fortress and especially the tapestry. Quite literally one of the most incredible works of art I’ve ever seen. Thanks again to our hosts!!"
    Teresa ‐ 19 May 2019
    "Chateau Crystal was the perfect place for our extended family reunion! The owners were very helpful and hospitable. The optional catered breakfast was a great start to our day, and having meals at the Chateau, either outdoors or in the dining rooms, was a delight! The Chateau itself was a dream to stay in, a grand and unique experience that will be forever remembered. The kids loved playing in the private grounds of the Chateau, from the lake, to the forest, up to the small island with a gazebo! Our stay at the Chateau was the perfect way to experience the Loire Valley!"
    Genevieve ‐ 30 Apr 2019
    "Our family/friends reunion was a most spectacular event shared at the majestic Chateau Crystal in the Loire Valley, France. En suite bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of hot water. An elevator allows easy access to top floor bedrooms. Several sitting rooms allow for groups to visit, play cards or read. The grounds are gorgeous and a walk around the lake was our perfect start to the morning. Set out in the countryside, the peacefulness of living in a Castle was magical. Close by is a large supermarket for all your shopping needs if you choose to cook for your group. Owners Suzy and Williams were the most delightful and attentive hosts. Always around to help and assist. Highly recommend for a stunning unforgettable experience."
    Vincy H ‐ 17 Nov 2018
    "This is the most beautiful castle in our journey! We had our wedding in this place, met the great people there as well! The lake is awesome, I love to sit by the lake with sunshine, it is really enjoyable. We want to say THANK YOU to Susy and William again! Thank you for your help and support, those memories will always in our mind. Wish you all the best!"
    Katrina W ‐ 29 Oct 2018
    "As the Australian organiser of French language immersion trips, I chose Chateau Crystal as the site of our inaugural trip to. I believe that choosing to spend seven of our 14 nights of the trip at the château was a key reason as to why our first trip sold out virtually overnight and prompted me to run as second one. Naturally I was nervous as to how the whole trip would pan out, and I have to thank Susy and William, the property's owners, who made organising this portion of the trip so incredibly easy. From the get-go, they were unfailingly responsive to emails, charming, helpful and just seemed to turn every request into a heartfelt 'Yes, of course!'. So from an organiser's point of view, they could not have been better to deal with. From a visitor's viewpoint, it truly was a dream come true. The greatest thing was that, despite Susy, William and their wonderful staff's welcome, availability and care, we really felt like we were living out the fantasy of having our very own chateau. We chose to have some meals catered, and others not, and Susy and William were absolutely brilliant about us having guest speakers visit (we did a cooking school, French lessons and a wine dégustation). The sheer size of the chateau (much bigger in real life than I had gauged from the photos) was mind-blowing, but as several others have stated, it is the enormous grounds filled with wildlife that are truly magic. That is where the real luxury lies. Such a huge space, seemingly in the middle of nowhere but close enough to supermarkets (six minutes by car) and Angers (20 minutes) as to be very convenient for those who self-cater. You don't need to arrive armed with all your food and drinks. I'd recommend organising a catered dinner for at least the first night, as well as breakfasts, which will give you time to lazily make your way to a supermarket when the mood strikes. Susy, William and staff, thank you so much for your incredible hospitality and we hope to see you again soon."
    Marvin M ‐ 23 Sep 2018
    "Our group of 27 enjoyed a wonderful week at the Chateau. The owners and their staff were very accommodating . Each morning the air was filled with the baking of fresh bread and rolls. Suzy and William keep a very clean facility. Our group enjoyed four fantastic dinner meals that were over the top good. All our group were not ready to leave at the end of the week. We definitely desire to return for a future week someday."
    Barbara A ‐ 18 Sep 2018
    "We spent a wonderful few days in this beautiful place. Susy and William, the owners, were extremely welcoming. They were discreet but always available should the need arise. Nothing was too much trouble. The bedrooms have a real wow factor each with their own unique colour scheme together with lovely views over the surrounding countryside and gardens. The gardens and lawns are extremely well maintained and cared for. It was delightful strolling around the lake in the autumn sunshine followed by tea or drinks in the lovely lakeside setting. It really was like living in a castle and dining on a film set. This is a great place for a special family gathering be it a small intimate group or a large occasion such as a wedding. Thank you Susy and William for sharing your home with us."
    Laura M ‐ 11 Sep 2018
    "We could not recommend it more highly - it was absolutely PERFECT! William and Susy, the owners of the Chateau were the most wonderful hosts during our week there. They welcomed us with open arms and were available whenever we had a questions or just wanted to talk. One of the guests had a slight medical issue while we were there and they coordinated a quick trip to the doctor. The Chateau and grounds were absolutely beautiful. The 14 bedrooms were spacious and clean. The kitchen(s) were full of all the cooking utensils, pots, pans and table settings you could want. It is easy to get to the Chateau from either Paris or Nantes airports and even though it is charmingly secluded, there are many nearby options for groceries and other supplies. Susy and I have kept in touch and we are already trying to find a way to make this a yearly event for our two families. We all have nothing but the fondest of memories of our week at the Chateau!"
    Corina ‐ 3 Sep 2018
    "We had our dream wedding in September 2018 and it was EPIC ! The Chateau Owners are truly amazing, helpful and always willing to make us happy. The Chateau catering team was always smiling, friendly and so professional ! not to forget the taste and quality of the food that was more than perfect. We highly recommend this place for any special event you have ! Suzy and William we thank you so much for all your support, help and trust"
    True M ‐ 14 Aug 2018
    "The Château with everything we imagined it would be and more. We were greeted by Susy with the kindest, sweetest smile! William and Susy both made us feel like we were at home. They were there our entire trip and available to help us with anything we needed. We could not have asked for better hosts or better place for our photography workshop!"
    Donato S ‐ 7 Aug 2018
    "We recently rented the chateau to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. 32 guests travelled from all over the world to join us and we could not have been happier with our stay at the chateau and the attentiveness of our hosts Susy and William. The chateau comfortable accommodated our large group in 14 bedrooms in the main house which included the spectacular two storey tower suite located above a picture perfect chapel. The apartment building is situated close to the main building where our younger guests slept in a 3 bedroom apartment which did not afford the same standard as in the chateau but was comfortable. The lakeside setting was picture perfect and we enjoyed several full moon dinners on the lakeside terrace which guests prepared in the functional and homey communal kitchen. Our final dinner was held in the elegant silver service dining room and it was beautifully lit with crystal candelabra and afforded a most memorable evening for all who attended. We highly recommend this property which is conveniently close to Angers. It can be a little difficult to locate so ensure that directions are as detailed as possible and have a working phone! Any problems encountered (with so may guests there were things here and there) were attended to right away by our hosts. A magical, wonderful experience with memories to last a lifetime."
    Louis W ‐ 23 Jul 2018
    "Not only was the house and the surrounding gardens stunning, the staff and owner were extremely helpful and easy going. What makes this retreat extra special is there is a huge supermarket a very short drive away as well as a lovely local town with a bakery etc. Would recommend this place to anyone!!! Top marks"
    Mark G ‐ 14 Jul 2018
    "We rented the chateau for our wedding and it was an unforgettable experience. It felt like we had fallen into a fairy tale. We were nervous about organising a wedding abroad, but Susy and her team were so helpful. She always got back to us quickly and was able to recommend suppliers, with nothing being too much trouble. We stayed there with our guests for a long weekend and rented the manior accommodation as well as the chateau. The decorative style of the manoir was slightly different from that of the chateau bedrooms but very charming, with vintage French furnishings. We loved that all the chateau rooms had their own individual character and the tower room is amazing. We will never forget waking up in the tower room to the sun rising over the lake, turning it a vibrant pink. The grand stairway is stunning, and we have some wonderful photographs of us standing on them with our guests, after our masked banquet. All our guests commented on the beauty of the accommodation and the extensive grounds. There is plenty to see and do in the local area, but most of us preferred walking around the lake, enjoying the stunning surroundings. You feel like you are in the middle of the countryside but there are supermarkets, restaurants and attractions within a short drive. Our guests either rented cars or brought their own, and there was plenty of onsite parking. Susy was really welcoming on our arrival and immediately made us feel at home. I cannot praise the staff enough, especially for the service during our wedding meal. The silver reception room is beautiful, like being in a period drama. We had two catered meals while we were at the venue and they were delicious. We had several vegan guests and they all said it was the best vegan food they had ever had at a wedding. The service wear is perfectly in keeping with the opulent surroundings. We were married in the chateau chapel and our photographer said it was one of the most beautiful venues she had photographed. We had a small and intimate wedding so there was plenty of space, but you can also choose to be married in the grounds if you have more guests. Some of my favourite wedding photos are of the two of us on the island and crossing the little bridge to it, with the chateau in the background. We could not have asked for a more stress free and magical experience. Thank you so much Susy for all you have done for us. We have even had guests asking when we can go back and do it all again!"
    Patricia M ‐ 19 Apr 2018
    "The Chateau is wonderful, the staff is very dedicated and the meals were perfect. I would like to thank mainly the owner who made every effort to make everything perfect."
    Bree G ‐ 8 Jan 2018
    "Our large group of friends wanted to spend celebrate New Year's together in a magical, wonderful location and after months of deliberation, we chose the Chateau Abelia du Lac. The property is stunning and tranquil—from the grand chateau, itself, to the placid, lake frequented by swans and ducks, to the long tree-lined paths, everything is beautiful. The dining rooms and drawing rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished. Each bedroom is given its own personality with sweet little touches and attention to detail. All of our friends had a jaw-dropping moment upon arrival. From our first inquiry to ironing out the little details of our stay, owner and host Susy was exceptionally communicative and thoughtful. The staff on site were very friendly and accommodating, making us feel instantly at home! We had a few of our meals catered, and each was well-prepared and enjoyable. The chateau is well-located, too. We were only a short drive to several markets for groceries, and just 20-30 minutes into the city of Angers. Of course, there are a number of nearby castles and chateaux open to visit in the nearby area, as well as some charming small towns less than 15 minutes away. We all had a marvelous time and are so pleased we chose this property for our get-away! We hope to return again some day for a repeat :)"
    Jo C ‐ 27 Oct 2017
    "I celebrated my 60th birthday at the chateau. We travelled worldwide from Australia, Nigeria and various areas of the UK both North and South. Susy met us and served a most welcome pot of Yorkshire Tea!! It tasted like golden nectar. So welcoming and made to feel completely at home. Surprises galore when shown our bedrooms. Sumptuous, luxurious words cannot express how we felt. Everything was fastidious clean and beautiful. The staff certainly ensured the experience was complete down to every detail. We had a five course meal served in the Silver dining room. Every mouthful was a taste sensation!! Afternoon tea was delightful and the lake was a family delight particularly to the more energetic of the family. Thank you to Susy and her staff for making my celebration a memorable experience. Highly recommend all to have a taste of this wonderful place."
    Celia Y ‐ 14 Oct 2017
    "I just had my wedding at the chateau and the owner and staff could not have been lovelier and helpful. The chateau itself is incredibly picturesque and the grounds are beautiful, with a lake, gardens, and a little island. The bedrooms were also very beautifully decorated and all were ensuite with bathrooms. I was especially surprised by the modernity of the bathrooms as the showers had great water pressure (and a good amount of hot water-- it never ran out even though there were 18 of us at the chateau). The beds were super comfortable and the towels provided were nice and plush. Keep in mind the chateau isn't a five star hotel and so you will have to prepare for the stay there and bring necessities such as toiletries, food, and drinks. However, you can order meals to be prepared for you at an extra cost. Also note that the venue is situated in the countryside so naturally there will be more bugs running around. However, all in all, the chateau was amazing and the owner made it a breeze to plan a wedding on the grounds."
    Richard C ‐ 25 Sep 2017
    "This is the second year in a row that we have rented this magical property. Susy and the staff go out of their way to make sure that everything is as stress free as possible. The property offers so many different settings both indoors and outside, from the wonderful parlors with their fireplaces to sitting on the pier on the small island on the lake. And do not miss out on the meals, especially noteworthy is the English tea and the dinners... Ahhh the dinners! They are absolutely scrumptious! A gourmands delight. If you wish to escape the real world for a few days and enjoy the beautiful French countryside, there is no better place than this magical chateau you will never forget it."
    Robert ‐ 12 Sep 2017
    "We stayed at the Chateau for a bachelor/bachelorette celebration (Aug 26-30, 2017). The Chateau, with its rustic yet elegant feel, and expansive property, was perfect for what we wanted. As a group of 17, the expansive size of the chateau was ideal. The rooms were all charmingly decorated, with each having its own name and look. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and made sure that all of our needs were met. We had two catered dinners and made dinners ourselves the other nights. With two charcoal barbecues, it was very easy to grill, and a perfect set up for having dinner on the patio by the lake. The catered dinners were 4-course meals in the upstairs dinner area – good food, beautiful set up and elegantly presented – a perfect recipe for memorable nights. The outdoor courtyard created the perfect ambiance for wine tasting, which we set up with Le Tasting Room for one afternoon. While we did not meet the proprietor, Susy, she was extremely helpful via email and phone prior to our stay, and her assistants who were at the Chateau, were exceptional. Chateau Abelia Du Lac was a wonderful and magical experience for all of us – it was very tough to leave."
    Rita S ‐ 14 Aug 2017
    "We rented the Chateau for a week for my 70th birthday celebration. My family came from Australia and South Africa with two little girls and a boy and we wanted to be under one roof. Day two saw the arrival of a further 20 guests from around the world. On their arrival we had the Chateau,s afternoon tea, scrumptious!! We had dinner next to the placid lake with the Chateau making a gorgeous backdrop. The next evening was my celebration in the silver dining room. It was beautifully decorated and we had cocktails and dinner provided by the Chateau chef there. The next evening we had dinner in the Marquis Room with the fire place burning big logs and dancing in the lovely room. Guests departed on day four and we had the house to ourselves for the rest of our stay - bliss!!! The staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Our guests came from around the world and they also had a wonderful time. We did venture forth from the Chateau to play golf at Club d'Anjou and Club Solesmes the first delightful, the latter just wonderful. We also,did all the local tours and wine tasting. A wonderful destination for the discerning traveler. Has my thumbs up."
    Stephanie G ‐ 9 Aug 2017
    "Our family group of 18 stayed at the chateau July 15-22, 2017. The chateau is absolutely beautiful - the rooms elegant and elegantly furnished yet very comfortable, the grounds extensive, suitable for biking (we rented bicycles from town), swimming, fishing, walking, playing frisbee, barbecuing. Susy was a lovely hostess, always making sure we were comfortable and being well looked after. And the food!!! We had all our dinners at the chateau, and the meals, 3 and 4 courses, were superb, with restaurant quality food beautifully served and elegantly presented whether in the Silver Dining Room or outside on the terrace. This was a truly memorable vacation for our entire family."
    Olivia ‐ 23 Jul 2017
    "I don't even know where to begin. The chateau is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are breathtaking! I rented the chateau for a week and had my wedding there. It was honestly a dream come true and a fairytale wedding. The food was SUPERB, the staff was extremely kind and helpful, and Susy is such an angel. My family and I had such an amazing time and were saddened to leave. The rooms are magnificent and so beautifully decorated, as are the dining and sitting rooms. Anything we needed or asked for, Susy and her staff accommodated us with (fans for each room, fly spray, instructions on how to use the oven, irons, etc). We all felt at home. I just want to thank Susy for her kindness and patience throughout everything. She found me the best wedding planner, Laura, whom I also cannot thank enough. Because of Susy, I was able to have the most unforgettable wedding and a wonderful vacation with my family and friends. This was a vacation/wedding we all can't and won't ever stop talking about."
    Sharon T
    "We stayed at Chateau Abelia du Lac for our family reunion. We were 16 adults and found the Chateau spacious yet homey. Susy and her staff made sure our stay was memorable. The ensuite bedrooms were beautifully decorated and very large. We loved relaxing at the pool and wandering the lovely grounds. The kitchen was well equipped for the whole family to prepare a meal. We also had a delicious catered dinner in a gorgeous dining room. Situated in the lively Loire valley, you can really feel you are away from the busy world."
    Donna T
    "From the moment we entered the property to the time we left, our group marveled at the beauty, mystique and care taken by the owner and staff to insure that our stay was no less than grand. The twelve en suite tastefully decorated guest suites provided comfortable and lush accommodations. Not to mention the delectable, beautifully prepared catered three course meals and afternoon tea. A special week spent back in time and an experience of a life-time. An author's dream, an artist's visual delight!"
    Guillame and Olivia
    "Quoi de plus memorable que de célébrer son mariage avec une femme spéciale, des amis spéciaux et un cadre unique comme celui offer par Susy au Chateau Abelia du Lac! Meme ayant passe beaucoup de temps a regarder les photos sur internet, nous n’avons pu empêcher un large sourire de joie a notre premiere arrivée, il est encore plus impressionnant en réalité. Une fois a l’intérieure son majestueux escalier, decorations d’époque nous font vraiment voyager dans le temps! Susy (la propriétaire) était toujours a notre service a nous demander si nous avions besoin de quoi que ce soit et cela est bien utile quand il sagit d’organiser un mariage. Nous avons vraiment vécu la vie de Chateau et ne regrettons uniquement que les 7 jours passe ont juste été trop cour. La veille de notre depart Susy nous a prepare un feu dans la magistrale cheminée du salon de the et cree une fois encore un moment unique pour ses invites - Mille fois Merci."
    Clay & Claire
    "The Chateau Abelia Du Lac provided the perfect backdrop for a once in a lifetime experience. An absolutely magnificent property. Totally unique and steeped in history. Each room lavishly furnished in period decor and completely renovated so that all our guests were as comfortable as possible. The owner went way above and beyond to ensure our wedding experience was as perfectly orchestrated as possible.... from the exquisite cuisine to the hot water bottles in the beds at night. The staff was simply superb. I could not recommend a property or wedding venue more highly. A wonderful experience on every level! A place to make your fairy tale come true."
    "Our family was so delighted to experience a part of French history that your chateau has so graciously preserved and updated. We know that your undertaking has required great effort and a great understanding of the elegance of days gone brought to life once again with your beautiful afternoon tea and the elegance of your catered meals. There were 15 of us (all ages) in our family gathering, and we all had a marvelous time each doing many different things available to us, both at the Chateau and the neighboring restaurants and shops. The four little girls aged 6 through 9 had the most fun exploring this wondrous Chateau and didn’t find the chapel until the last day – we were there 7 days. One doesn’t have to build a stairway to paradise, all one has to do is go to the Chateau Abelia du Lac if you want a magnificent family vacation as we did."
    Richard C
    "From the moment we arrived to the moment we reluctantly departed we were awestruck by the charm and beauty of the property. Susy, goes out of her way to make you feel welcomed and to assure that everyone is stress free and feel right at home. The chateaux is enormous, I kept on getting lost the first day. We had all our meals prepared by the staff and it was quite a treat, we savored every bite. Words cannot express how magical our stay was and I highly recommend it to everyone to treat yourself to the Chateau Abelia Du Lac experience! I am already booking it again for next year!"
    "There are no words to describe the beauty and charm of Chateau Abelia Du Lac. The chateau is breathtaking and the service we experienced before during and after our stay would rival only the finest hotels. My childhood dreams of living in a castle have been fulfilled and I was lucky enough to be a real life princess ( or at-least treated like one). My family and I visited the chateau in September for a total of 3 days for my wedding and we have more than enough beautiful memories and photos to last us lifetime. When we arrived at the chateau we were warmly greeted with french pastries and refreshments and given a complete tour of the grounds. The chateau is absolutely stunning and every single room has been decorated and restored to perfection. Each room has a fun theme, with the underlying detail being luxury!!! The sheets and towels were in spectacular condition and the beds were beyond comfortable. The inside of the chateau was marvelous, but it was the outside that really made your jaw drop. The lush trees that scattered the acres of parkland left us in awe, and the lake gave us chills it was so beautiful. I can’t imagine the upkeep on the chateau as it is massive but the staff makes it seem effortless and they always have a smile on their face. Speaking of the staff, I must begin my rant on how spectral the service is! Susy the owner is the most enchanting woman I have ever met. Planning a wedding in a foreign country can be very difficult, but Susy helped me every step of the way. She patiently answered every email with great detail and frequently checked in with me via phone and email to make sure I didn’t have any questions. At the chateau she seized to amaze me as she waltzed around the chateau sharing precious memories and assuring me that I would have the wedding of my dreams. Susy is not the only bright star in the group as Kitty and Doug were their to help with all of the last minute details and keep everyone in a chipper mood. I will miss their warm smiles, and never forget the moment when Doug provided a blessing for us within the chateaus chapel. Lastly, for the cherry on top I must praise the divine food. We chose to cater 3 of our meals at the chateau and each meal was comparable to one you would receive at a five start restaurant. My friends and family are still wildly raving about the delicious meals that we were served."
    Andrew S
    "I stayed for a short while in March at the Chateau Abelia du Lac while I was photographing a client's wedding there. It is a gorgeous setting for photos, couldn't ask for better. At first the chateau is hidden as you drive past the woods towards the acreage. As you approach, the Chateau Abelia du Lac emerges from its surroundings, you see the beautiful pastel colour of the stone face. The property is expansive, close to or over 100 acres I was told, with its own lake; wonderful to stroll around but takes more than an hour to do so. As I entered the main door I was greeted by a beautiful twin stairway which was only a taste of how beautiful the rest of the chateau is. The private chapel is quite magnificent especially when the sunlight floods through the stain glass windows. Every room was elegant and the bed was very comfortable, you truly slept like a king! I chose the twin tower room facing the front of the chateau; every morning you feel something indescribably wonderful waking to the fresh air and warmth of the sun. While we resided at the chateau we were hosted by the owner herself, Susy. She is one of the most lovely ladies you will meet, very thoughtful and kind. She organized every detail you could ask for, if you needed something it was made available to you. She really made it a magnificent experience for the wedding couple and for myself included. While staying at the chateau she makes you feel as if it is truly your home as well. I can not describe fully the magnificence of the chateau, Susy, or the staff. However if you have stumbled upon my review of the Chateau Abelia du Lac, beyond words I recommend you stay here. You will not be disappointed."
    "Nous avons eu la chance pour mon anniversaire de pouvoir investir ce lieu magique. Le chateau est magnifique dans son écrin de verdure, l'intérieur très cosy et les literies excellentes. Au niveau des prestations, tout était parfait, notre hôtesse aux petits soins avec nous, le personnel de maison adorable et les dîners délicieux et chauds pour tout le monde. Que dire de cette grande table au coin du feu pour le petit déjeuner, de la salle que l'on nous avait spécialement préparé pour pouvoir danser tous les soirs .... Juste super ! Un grand merci encore Susy"
    Joanne S
    "We chose Abelia Du Lac for a very special family reunion in July. There were 18 of us in all. Everyone, other than my husband and I, had no idea where they were going to- they thought they were going glamping for a week in Europe somewhere! My husband and I started organising the holiday several months before and from the moment I contacted Susy (the owner of the Chateau) I knew that we were going to be in good hands. Right form the outset Susy assured us that she was going to do all she could to help us make this the most special holiday and family occasion. And we were not disappointed. Everything we had asked for, Susy had managed to organise. The moment we all arrived, the whole family was absolutely flabbergasted. The chateau is just so beautiful and the lake and grounds are spectacular. We felt like we were going back in time into our own stunning magical world. All the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The meals were delicious, all catered for everyone's different requirements, and the table settings were gorgeous making the atmosphere so wonderful. Whilst exploring the Loire Valley is a wonderful way to spend a week, we were also torn because just staying home at the Chateau and enjoying the bliss of the beautiful lake, the pool, and the silence away from the busy world was even more desirable. We would thoroughly recommend this chateau and suggest you book it for more than a week - it's just not enough! Thank you to Susy for all the effort you put into making our stay so special. We will never forget it."
    "Amazing as it is, the beautiful photos of this chateau simply do not do it justice. It is truly in a different league than anywhere else our family has stayed. The decorating and attention to detail is breathtaking, and the grounds are a bit of paradise. Everywhere we went, from the lake to the woods, we saw abundant wildlife. Many types of birds, including herons, geese, ducks, hawks and owls, lots of big fish, countless pretty red squirrels and several dozen deer. We cooked and bbq’d most of our meals ourselves, but wish we had arranged for more of the chateau’s meals because the 2 dinner parties and the afternoon English Tea we ordered were so delicious! Susy and her staff were a delight, and we are all looking forward to when we can visit again!"
    Michelle B
    "Recently fourteen of us spent 2 fabulous weeks at this incredible chateau for our family re-union. We had been looking everywhere to find a very special, beautifully furnished chateau that served wonderful food and had really pretty ensuite bedrooms with super comfortable beds. The Chateau exceeded all our expectations… from the moment we entered this fairytale chateau we took a step back in time surrounded by a warmth and elegance of the past. We sat until the wee hours by the fire in grand yet cozy oak paneled rooms recalling family events and unforgettable moments that we all had shared. Afternoon tea was a total delight served with gorgeously pretty china, delicious sandwiches, and the best homemade cakes all of us agreed were better than any boulangerie we had visited. Dinner in the grand candlelit dining rooms could rival any first class hotel and then some! Walks round their incredible lake, and naps in the late autumn sun wrapped in soft blankets we all were in heaven! This is a family place, albeit very grand it was warm and so welcoming. It made us all feel very close again in this changing and troubled world. It’s a piece of heaven where we spent a treasured family time."
    Keg, St. Petersburg, Florida – Stayed: May 2013
    "Having planned this trip for quite some time we did not know what to expect when we arrived at the Chateau. From the minute we walked through the door our vacation took on a whole new dimension that was a once in a lifetime experience. Suzy not only welcomed us with open arms but shared her beautiful home in a manner fit for royalty. The food, ambiance and environment lent itself to a memorable vacation. We toured the beautiful countryside, had a picnic by the lake and found it to be the perfect spot to spend time with family. I would recommend this Chateau to anyone interested in being in the Loire Valley. It would be very difficult to find anything that matches the serenity, beauty and gracefulness of this lovely Chateau and its mistress."
    Michael J. – Stayed: July 2014
    "Our family of 15 spend two wonderful weeks in early July at the magnificent chateau. Susi was the perfect host and nothing was too much trouble to organise. The grounds and rooms of the chateau are simply stunning - with so much space to wander and explore. We had several evenings of eating in and the food prepared by Susi's team was superb. Casual barbeques and leisurely lunches by the lakeside were a particular favourite. Could not recommend a stay here more highly - we really look forward to having the chance to return."
    Halliwell, Burnley, Lancashire, England – Stayed: August 2014
    "My Wife and our guests spent a week in this spectacular chateau and also had our small and intimate wedding blessing here. Words can't really describe the chateau itself or the owner as both are out of this world. We felt welcome immediately and very comfortable within the chateau and grounds. The bedrooms are to die for and the best nights sleep we've all had in years. The food is first class cannot be faulted with a great variety of choice and flavours throughout the week. The staff are more than helpful and nothing is ever a problem we felt we could totally relax and enjoy our time here. Our wedding was a small intimate event made extra special by Susy and some of her friends, We had this by the lake on the island and was perfect. Followed by an amazing wedding meal and then party on the terrace. Susy herself made our stay even more of an magical experience than we ever thought was possible and for that we thank her hugely. We have found a friend for life and hope to enjoy many more weeks staying in the chateau."
    Alcie Welch, Gloustershire, UK – Stayed: August 2014
    "Truely we had such a wonderful time, an experience we will never forget! my Mother organised for 16 of us (age ranges from 13 to 91!) to celebrate her 80th Birthday at the Chateau. We were welcomed and made to feel at home from the moment we arrived. Days were spent walking around the lake viewing the wildlife, playing games and eating an amazing tea each day. Evenings were so very special, candlelit table wonderful food and as always kind and attentive care. I could not recommend this location more, for a special holiday that you will never forget! Thank you Suzy and everyone at [the] Chateau"
    Kit, Sussex England – Stayed: August 2014
    "My husband and I just spent a glorious week at this beautiful Chateau in the Loire. Not only did the sun shine on us but the hostess and the Chateau staff too. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and our comfort was their first concern. -- This Chateau is lovely beyond belief. One steps out of ordinary life on arrival here. The peaceful scene and glorious lake views are spectacular whilst being very calming and serene. The Chateau itself is decorated with imagination and colour, fitting the style beautifully and creating a romantic glimpse of the past. The outside is awe inspiring and the views from all the windows are wonderful. The bedrooms were as described and one is surprised that it is more beautiful than the pictures on the websites. Everyone slept incredibly well - even those who normally find sleep a problem. The peace washed over us. The nearby town, Angers, is very attractive. It has many excellent places to dine. But the best and most superior meals were those provided at the Chateau by the staff. Really superb and the table settings were stunning, totally in keeping with the atmosphere and environment. I really cannot admire this gorgeous home enough. The owners makes it your home and we did not want to leave!"

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