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Chateau Ardilleux

Chateau Ardilleux is a handsome country home and charming cottage, situated in its own peaceful parkland in very private walled grounds. We are situated in the Poitou Charente region of France famous for its sunflowers and microclimate.

It is decorated in a traditional French style, with original marble fireplaces and features.

Here is a brief history of Chateau Ardilleux
It dates back to the 12thc. This is confirmed by French historians, by the charantais stones in petal mosiacs, and in the extended cellars,which lead to the tunnels purported to be over a 1000yrs old !!.
It was reportedly owned by a nobleman,prior to the revolution.
In 1798 the Fleury-Michon (famous catering company) acquired the chateau ,as their country house. It remained in their possession until late 1970's. 

The Chateau is now a part of the Dingley estate, running as a chambre d'hote, and offering relaxing breaks,decadent dining and holidays to people from all over the world.In the private walled parkland the 2 bed self contained former chauffeurs cottage offers a charming stay.

Our five rooms are split over the first and second floors. On the first floor there is a 4 poster bed double with ensuite, a double with shower room and extra single, a family double room with 2 extra singles and spacious en-suite shower room, a double with en-suite shower room.

The second floor double room has views of the garden and an en-suite shower room.

On the ground floor there is a large and spacious living room with its original fireplace and light fittings, containing a TV and hi-fi for your entertainment. The dining room has classic oak paneling, antique furnishings including the original pewter light fitting and a large marble fire place creating a very inviting ambiance for formal meals and candlelit suppers.

The sizeable American style kitchen with dining table and chairs comes complete with double oven and 8 ring hob, dish washer, microwave, coffee machine and washing machine.

In the private walled parkland the 2 bed self contained former chauffeurs cottage offers a charming stay.

Our charming cottage has a large living space with a log burner and original fireplace. It has a fully fitted kitchen with an electric oven, hob, microwave, washing machine and fridge-freezer. Upstairs there is a 1 double and 1 twin bedroom with a family shower room. Outside there is a gazebo for al fresco dining. The Cottage has a private above ground pool (20x10) feet during high season.

Outside we have an acre of parkland full of chestnut trees, a decking area for sun bathing, abundant garden furniture, a gas fired barbecue for al fresco dining and ample room for car parking.

We are delighted to offer a great variety of leisure facilities for you to enjoy during your stay. There is a completely enclosed 11 meter indoor pool adjoining the chateau, a tennis court, table tennis table and a games room with a pool table and  table football. Badminton, boules and cycles are also available for guests use.

Terms and Conditions

Linens and towels provided, but not pool towels, energy is included but central heating is to be paid for - at cost.

Arrival: 4pm onwards

Departure: 10am

Smoking: No smoking in the properties

Breakages: To be paid for prior to departure

Why not visit our restaurant for a charming and friendly taste of France -

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Chateau Ardilleux
Rue des Logis
Tel:05 49 07 10 82
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"Chateaux Ardilleux is one of our favourite places to stay in France,also in the fabulous grounds is a self contained, self catering cottage called Le Marronier, we have stayed in both over the years & just love them both.
Corrine & Donald the English owners, speak good French, & Corrines food is to die for, with a Gastronomic style at reasonable prices . I would highly recommend Chateau Ardilleux as a place to stay."
Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple", Derek.

"Chateau Ardilleux is rural France at its best, the British owners Donald and Corinne provide a warm welcome for guests. Rooms are comfortable and Corinne is a great cook ( Chef ) so you can rely on good food. The Chateau has a heated indoor pool, gym equipment, sauna, tennis courts, table tennis so always plenty to do for young and old. All in all a good time", Robert.

"We would like to thank Corrine and Donald for their wonderful hospit...ality and the amazing suprise party for Rachel and my 10th wedding anniversary. It was fantastic to revisit the chateau and spend time with two remarkable people!" Tony.

"This place is really great if you wanna avoid the noise. The water of swimming-pool is hot and in the castle. So if the weather isn't good, you can still be wet ^^. And the best thing was the dinner. My girlfriend and I were fallen in love of your " parfait au chocolat blanc and coulis de framboises". We hope we can return there." Titya P.


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