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Château de Caillotière
La Cornuaille
49440 France
Gilles and Christel de Noblet


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Languages:  English, Spanish, German
Credit cards not accepted: wire transfers only

Département: Maine-et-Loire
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Château de la Caillotière

  Château de la Caillotière is a jewel of 19th century architecture, having been built over 200 years ago by the French Ambassador, Augustin de Vernouillet, an ancestor of the present owner.  Its name derives from the quails that were once hunted on the estate.  The rose-colored brick accented generously by white tuffeau stone creates a beauty that will take your breath away.  Especially pretty are the wrought iron railings at the front stairs and balcony.

The château park is over seventy acres of woodland, lawns and gardens.  The jardin à la française at the front slopes down to the pond where guests can go fishing if they would like ~ or they can just stroll around the pond and enjoy the peace and tranquility it affords.  There is another pond as well as a reflecting pool on the property.  There are several dependencies including an arboretum with over 250 rare species of bushes and small trees selected for the splendid flowers they produce.  A walled kitchen garden contains flowers grown by the gardener, and guests are welcomed to pick them. 

Bedrooms in the château offer authentic French décor using period wall coverings and antique furniture.  Large windows provide views of the estate and allow ample sunlight into the rooms.  Four of the bedrooms are en suite, and all bathrooms are spacious with all the modern conveniences.  The Salon Rouge on the ground floor serves as a games and music room or just a very pleasant place to relax.  The Grand Salon has rich paneling and sixteenth century Gobelins tapestries, a marble fireplace, a crystal chandelier, family portraits, fine antiques and a Spanish carpet.  Guests will be provided wood for the fireplace if they desire.

Other rooms include a small kitchen off the dining room and a recently remodeled larger kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances.  A pleasant dining area off the larger kitchen is perfect for breakfast, serves also as a small library, and has doors out to the gardens.  The formal dining room is exquisite and spacious, seating up to twenty-two people at a long table.  Tapestries and yellow silk damask cover the walls making the room very inviting and warm.

There are many activities to enjoy outdoors at the château, including riding the horse or pony, playing tennis on the new court, swimming in the new pool, or trying your hand at pétanque (boules), badminton or table tennis.  There are bicycles to borrow, too.  For those interested in cooking classes, two options are available:  the owners can organize classes with Chef Tempereau in his workshop or you can have classes at the château with chef Astrid de Beauregard who runs à la table d'Astrid

Wine aficionados will find many Loire Valley appellations to enjoy from Muscadet to the lesser-known but exquisite Côteaux du Layon produced south of Angers. There are Anjou, Bourgueil,  Pouilly Fumé, Sancerre, Saumur, Touraine, and Vouvray wines in the region offering visitors a very wide variety from which to choose. 

There is much to see and enjoy in the Loire Valley and the Pays de la Loire.  We hope you will contact us soon for your reservations at Château de la Caillotière.

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Rooms:   6 bedrooms: 4 queen-size, 1 twin and 1 triple.  Four are en suite.  Can accommodate up to 13 people.
Self-catering weekly rental rates: June/July/August € 4400 and May, September, October € 3900 per week.  Other months € 3900 if owners agree to open the château. 
Saturday to Saturday bookings, arriving at 5 PM and no later than 7 PM, unless there are special circumstances.  Departure is by 10 AM on end date. 
Additional staff possible:  cleaning € 14/hour; cook € 20/hour, babysitter € 10/hour, riding instructor € 30/hour.
Deposit:  30% of total upon booking.  Balance due 8 weeks prior to start date.
Security deposit (refundable): €1500 - 8 weeks prior to start date.
Guests will be greeted and given a tour of the château, and will find 2 bottles of local 'bubbly' in the refrigerator as a welcome gift.
Dinner: not served as this is a self-catering property.  However, a chef can be available by advance request. There are fine restaurants in the area.
Cancellation Policy: To cancel, a 45-day advance notice is required to receive 50% of the deposit.  Less than 45 days, no refunds will be made. If 'no show' the deposit will be retained and the stay will be fully billed. 
Insurance: All guests are encouraged to purchase trip cancellation insurance as well as liability and medical coverage, as the owners accept no responsibility for accidents, loss, injury or damage sustained by any occupant of the château or on the land and property of the château.
Cooking classes (see above) Please ask for details and prices when booking your reservation. 
WiFi available.  No TV. 
No dogs please.

Open May through October
On site:  lovely park and French gardens, tennis, new swimming pool, a horse (Quimy) and a pony (Icare), riding lessons can be organized, miles of pedestrian and bridle paths on the estate, table tennis, badminton, fishing in the pond (fishing poles provided), pétanque.
Vicinity:  Château de Craon, golf at Champigné's Anjou Golf and Country Club, go karting track, shop for antique materials you can ship home (architectural salvage items), visit Angers and the Château d'Angers, visit charming Nantes and the Château des Ducs de Bretagne.  The Loire Valley is filled with attractions and towns along the river, and this property is not far from some of the great royal châteaux of the Loire such as Saumur, Villandry, Ussé, Chinon, Azay-le-Rideau, and Langeais, as well as the Abbaye de Fontevraud.  Spend a day at the Puy de Fou Theme Park or go to Saumur to see the Cadre Noir  horse riding school that is renowned in this region. Vineyard visits and wine tastings,  Domaine du Closel in Savennières.


From Paris by auto take the A10/A11 autoroute to Angers. 

From Nantes international airport - one hour drive. Exact driving directions will be provided 8 weeks prior to arrival.

From Angers rail station - 30 minute drive. Exact driving directions will be provided 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Airport:   Nantes
Railway Station:  Angers

Car Rental Nantes Airport (click here)
Car Rental Angers rail station (click here)


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