Need To Know
11, including six family suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2.30pm.
Double rooms from £125.35 (€145), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates exclude the Continental buffet breakfast (€14 a person, €7 for kids). Children Children stay in cots for free; extra beds (€25 a night) for under-12s can be added to all rooms but Marechal and Henri IV.
Shiatsu and essential-oil massages are available in room.
From 18 December 2016 to 4 March 2017.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, honesty bar, tennis court, gardens with playground and trampoline, badminton, ping-pong, free WiFi throughout.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, bathrobes, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Casanera toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
The rooms are all individually decorated with sumptuous beds, period pieces, and the owners’ flea-market finds; they have views over the château’s vast park. L’Orangerie is set apart from the château, a huge, self-contained open-plan suite with a living area, sleeping two adults and one child (with an extra bed at €20 a person, each night); it has an in-room Jaccuzzi tub, vast wooden bed and one wall made from a 19th-century backdrop found in a Barcelona theatre. Clad in 18th-century wood paneling, the Canard suite has an imposing four-poster bed, a roll-top bath and an adjoining room with bunk beds for two children. Smaller double Classic Rooms Marechal and Terrasse can be joined together to sleep up to four – perfect if you’re travelling with privacy-hungry tweens.
Sitting by a paved terrace, the heated pool in the grounds is open from May to September. It’s not supervised, but the sunloungers set out on the surrounding grass are great for keeping an eye on little ones, who can take their pick from the hotel’s floats. Please note that, in accordance with French law, children in pools must be supervised at all times.
Try an in-room shiatsu or essential-oil massage (€60 an hour) from Thierry, the hotel’s therapist, who’s been practicing for more than 15 years.
Don't forget your riding boots and hats: the stables nearby offer child-friendly hacks in the surrounding forests.
Babysitters can be booked with a day’s notice; arrange in-room massages before arrival.
Pets can stay for €10 a night; the owners have dogs of their own and are happy to make meal arrangements for yours too.