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    Chateau De La Houlberdiere

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    Property ref: S114827

    • Bedrooms 9

    • Sleeps 15

    • Baths 5

    • Pets Yes

    • Reviews (5)

    About this property

    This elegant country chateau in the Loire Valley will help you return to your senses. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the modern open kitchen, then wander the 450 acre estate. You can fish or boat on the lake, or hop on a bicycle to explore the French countryside. On Saturday the market at Noyen-sur-Sarthe will introduce you to Loire Valley specialties - keep an eye out for cheese, tarte Tatin, and sablés (the preferred biscuit).
    Back at your family chateau there’s plenty of entertainment for the kids: games, toys, bicycles, an all-weather tennis court, and a private pool. Inside, the 9 bedrooms are each decorated to a theme, and 3 of them have the added privacy of en suite bathrooms, some with elegant roll top bathtubs.
    Just a 20 minute drive from Le Mans, this holiday chateau offers an unparalleled balance of country delights and access to the city. If you miss the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, you can learn all about it at the museum. Le Mans is blessed with gorgeous Roman walls, and winding medieval roads filled with fine boutiques and restaurants. Come discover the sensory delights of Loire Valley from this splendid chateau.

    The Loire Valley region
    Chateau de la Houlberdiere is perfectly located with historic towns and villages dotted all around. It is 20 minutes to the centre of le Mans and under 5 hours from London by Eurostar. Fast trains to Paris from le Mans take less than an hour.

    The nearest towns are 5 minute drive away, and you will find an array of supermarkets, boulangeries, charcuteries, town squares and cafés and weekly markets.

    Malicorne-sur-Sarthe
    Chateau de la Houlberdiere is about a 20 minute drive to the world famous le Mans race track - the site of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the grueling round-the-clock car race. But it's also an ancient town, with Roman walls, a beautiful cathedral and plenty of museums to see. Car aficionados will especially like the Musée Automobile de la Sarthe, where there is a vast collection of vehicles.

    The Loire valley region is full of old-world villages and story-book chateaux. It was once fought over by Gauls, Romans, Visigoths and even Attila the Hun. You can roll through the lush valley, visiting fortresses in Amboise and Angers, unesco-designated Chartres Cathedral and the Gothic cathedral in Nantes.

    Accommodation

    Chateau de la Houlberdiere comprises of nine beautiful double bedrooms, one of which can be converted readily to second living room/ study.

    Three of the rooms have their own en-suite bathrooms, and there are a further two bathrooms with cast-iron baths or walk-in showers.

    There are additionally an extra two WCs on the ground floor. Each bedroom has its own unique flavour: White, Colonial, Jardin, Blanche, Maroc, Boudoir, Corsair, Racing, Green.

    A private heated swimming can be found in the provençale garden, and a private all-weather tennis court to the east of the main building.

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    Local amenities

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    • Gare SNCF de La Suze
      3.5 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Noyen
      3.5 miles
    • Nespresso Boutique
      5.5 miles
    • Zoo de La Flèche
      12.5 miles
    • Circuit des 24 Heures | Circuit de la Sarthe
      12.5 miles
    • Porsche Experience Center Le Mans
      12.5 miles
    • Circuit Bugatti
      13 miles
    • Musée des 24 Heures
      13 miles
    • McDonald's
      13.5 miles
    • Centre Sud
      14 miles

    Reviews (5)

    Tracy ‐ 1 Nov 2018
    "This is a brilliant house in a wonderful rural location. The house is well kitted out with incredibly comfortable beds and nice big common spaces."
    Oliver W ‐ 9 Aug 2018
    "Great property - shabby chic - brilliant location, excellent pool. Really enjoyed."
    Rosi ‐ 6 Aug 2018
    "We loved the Chateau de la Houlberdiere. The property had marvellous rooms, impeccable pool and brilliant outdoor space for all the family. In addition, we were in the perfect location for what we wanted, with some great stuff nearby. The service you offered from start to finish was exemplary. Even after our memorable trip had ended, you guys blew our despair at that prospect out of the water with a fantastic final flourish in our receipt of a French recipe book!! Seriously, the service you guys provide, from the quality of your user-friendly website to the fun little touches throughout is pure class. We’ll definitely be booking through OT again in the future – we’d be mad not to."
    David ‐ 1 Jun 2018
    "It was exactly as advertised. So relaxing and in a great, quiet location."
    Stephen W ‐ 28 Aug 2017
    "We rented this chateau for a fortnight and had family and friends over. It was an easy drive down from Cherbourg and we also went to Paris several times. It is about a 20 min drive to Le Mans and then under an hour on the fast train to Paris. There is also a very nice swimming lake only about a 20 min drive from the chateau. We had some great family barbecues in the evenings, sitting outside, and the children enjoyed the cycling, swimming and tennis. All in all, a very successful holiday."

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