Escape to a Fairytale French Chateau Hotel in Charente, France
If you’ve never spent a holiday in a French Chateau Hotel before then I’ve just the right place for you to dip a toe in the water. Le Château de Nieuil offers classic French Chateau Hotel accommodation down a winding tree lined avenue surrounded by peaceful woodland and pastures.
If you’ve not visited the department of La Charente in South West France, this would make the perfect place to explore from. You’ll love the elegant chateau details like twinkling chandeliers and stained glass windows combined with modern art as well as the classic French interior style, beautiful gastronomic cuisine and wide open spaces.
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I can’t wait to show you around, are you ready?
Peace, tranquility and a nature lovers paradise, this pretty, family run hotel has 3 suites and 11 bedrooms as well as self catering accommodation in the grounds of the park – all prices are on the website here. A four star hotel, you can escape for a gastronomic weekend with dinner and a beautiful bedroom from 270e, find details on how to book a French gastronomic break here.
The chateau can also cater for parties, small, intimate weddings in France and special corporate events.
A Little Bit of History
The Chateau de Nieuil is a real hidden treasure tucked down the end of it’s tree lined drive. It’s understandable then that France’s King François 1er chose it as one of his favourite places to retreat and hunt. The fact that it was close to his native Cognac made it a great place to escape to and the sense of escape is still very much in the air.
The chateau has maintained it’s links with Cognac producers to this day and offers wine and cognac tasting holidays as part of it’s French holiday packages. Inside the chateau, the entrance hall is very majestic with beautifully carved stone and statues as well as an incredible stone staircase to the first floor bedrooms. I just love the fresh oranges as decoration in the entrance, a beautiful touch.
Rest and Refinement in Beautiful Bedrooms
Of the 11 bedrooms, all decorated in classic French Style, there are a few with amazing original features like panelled walls and turrets to the bathrooms. You can fully expect twinkling chandeliers and sumptuous bed linen – all promising a restful nights sleep with nothing to disturb you but the odd hoot of an owl outside or birdsong at dawn. I love the clever nod to the wildlife that surrounds you here with each bedroom being named after native birds – you can even set your alarm call to their birdsong! How gorgeous!
Gastronomic French Dining
If the elegant French bedrooms and delicious breakfasts weren’t enough to win your heart, the onsite fine dining restaurant La Grange aux Oies offers first class eating out with a very reasonable lunch time menu. The restaurant promises to cook using ingredients from their own potager or vegetable garden where possible and put their own magic twist on classic French ingredients. The last time I ate here we dined on delicious poached oysters and foie gras. It’s modern by design with a lovely fusion of styles both in surroundings and on your plate.
Shopping for French Antiques
If you love shopping vintage French decor style then the French brocante in the basement of the chateau is a must to visit during your stay. Whether you love vintage crockery or antique paintings, it’s a real treasure trove….look and swoon.
There’s also a gallery in one of the barns where you can enjoy a whole range of artwork from paintings to sculptures including these adorable little bathers.
If you’d like to discover the Charente region, try Cognac tasting or buy wine direct from the French vineyards then Le Chateau de Nieuil could be just the French Chateau Hotel to start your discovery from. For bookings you can call direct on 0033 545713638 or you can email [email protected]
Don’t forget to quote FRENCH STYLE BLOG when you book the hotel to receive your free bottle of Pineau! Bon voyage!
Merci pour la visite Mr et Mme Bodinaud x
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