Explore all the history of this stunning 16th Century Château nestled in the wine country of The Loire Valley, France

Our Spaces

  • Banquet Halls
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  • Chapel of Saint Louis
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  • Salons
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  • Grounds
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Our Spaces

Banquet Halls

Our Interconnecting salons have retractable full-height glazed and oak partitions which can be opened to reveal a stunning gallery for dining and dancing. Individually these salons form:

  • Old Sacristy; a small paneled room used as a green room for musicians.
  • Gallery; suitable for private views and team meetings.
  • Dining Room; Private venue seating up to 16, can also be used as a board room.
  • Ante Room; Circulatory space between the Entrance Hall and gardens, often used for afternoon tea.

Chapel of Saint Louis

A stunning yet inspirational performance space seating up to 85 in comfort. The double-storey vaulted ceiling and stained glass window by Bordereau of Angers impress all who enter. With dimmable LED lighting and a fresh-air circulation system the chapel has possible use for concerts, wedding ceremonies, product launches and lectures. The de-mountable stage, minstrel gallery and crypt offer additional opportunities for creating a very special occasion.

Salons

Our two open-plan reception rooms; Library and Club Salon are interconnected with a shared open fireplace and afford an opportunity for quiet relaxation, surrounded by books, paintings and comfortable leather upholstered sofas and chairs set against the wooden parquet flooring. This gorgeously sumptuous space has a number of different potential uses amongst the most recent were a drinks reception, wine tasting, committee meeting and a private film screening.

Grounds

The estate of Jalesnes runs to some 20 acres and includes a forest with beautiful nature walks, picnic lawns with barbeque areas, marquee lawns which are also used for landing helicopters, Formal Jardins Francaises, an orchard and permaculture jardin potager with swathes of meadowflower, a petanque rink and a 20 metre heated seasonal pool. Guests can also benefit from the sun terrace which can be used for outdoor theatre and concerts.

Guest Services

  • Self Catering
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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner
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  • Drinks All Around
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  • Picnic Baskets
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  • Helicopter Transfers
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  • Executive transfer
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  • Cycle Hire
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  • Massage & Grooming
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Guest Services

Self Catering

Our private guest suites are fully equipped for self catering. However if on arrival you haven’t had time to shop, we have a self-service mini-shop in the Salons which will give you some options to help you survive the night!

Breakfast

If you don’t want to be up at dawn chasing the local baker for croissants, we are happy to provide you with a delicious continental breakfast to be served in your suite at any time of your choosing between 8am-10am daily. Breakfast orders must be submitted by 5pm the afternoon prior.

Traditional French Breakfast – €14 Per Person
freshly baked pastries & bread, jam, butter, orange juice, milk, coffee & tea

Jalesnes Specialty Breakfast – €18 Per Person
freshly baked pastries & bread, gourmet meat & cheese board, muesli, yogurt, fresh fruit, jam, butter, honey, orange juice, milk, coffee & tea

Dinner

If you wish to dine in your suite without having to do all the prep we offer several exciting options; including: a Michelin- trained chef who will prepare a gourmet meal from your selection from one of three appetising menus delivered to your room. Room Service must be booked a few hours in advance. We have an excellent relationship with all the restaurants in the area and are pleased to make recommendations and reservations for guests.

Drinks All Around

Just as you could imagine, Château de Jalesnes is the perfect place to relax with a drink in hand after a day spent discovering the secrets of the Loire Valley. We invite you to bring your own refreshments as you make use of the property’s many areas and encourage you to join other house guests and non-residents alike in the comfortable lounges, on the expansive terrace, throughout the ornamental gardens, or beside the glistening pool.

Picnic Baskets

A lazy day exploring the beautiful Loire countryside by car, kayak or cycle is what holidays were made for and what better way to celebrate a gloriously sunny day than with a well-packed hamper. Our mouthwatering selection can be tailored to your needs if you order before 5pm the previous afternoon. Crockery, napery and even a blanket are included. Cost €25 per person. (Minimum 2 people). Please contact us if you are interested.

Helicopter Transfers

What better way to arrive at Château de Jalesnes than by helicopter direct from your flight. Transfers from Charles de Gaulle Airport, Nante Airport or Tours Airport can be arranged. We can also arrange sight-seeing flights to the Le Mans 24hr circuit and Museum, Mont St Michel or the Normandy Beaches and an aerial tour of some of the glorious chateaux of the Loire. Contact us for a quote.

Executive transfer

The château can arrange luxury saloon transfer to most places as well as taxi and chauffeured minibus journeys for evenings out in Saumur and wine tasting forays into the Loire and Anjou regions. Contact us with your requirements for a quotation.

Cycle Hire

We are pleased to lend the Château cycles to guests wishing to explore the local area. Just let us know which days and at what times you would like to borrow them and they will be waiting for you in front of the château.

For larger groups; your cycles arrive from a specialist who will be on-hand to make last minute adjustments to your riding position and who will collect again from a rendezvous of your choosing. Contact us if you would like a quote.

Massage, Manicure & Grooming

For a special event at Château de Jalesnes or simply for no reason at all, you can enjoy the services of a masseuse in the privacy of your private suite. We can also arrange for the château manicurist to visit. For gentlemen; what could be more relaxing that a wet shave with handfuls of foaming soap and a traditional straight-razor and a hot towel massage to finish. Contact us to book an appointment.

The Suites

Studio Suites

Our studio private guest suites are superbly well-equipped with a compact kitchen area containing microwave / convection oven, two induction hobs, integrated mini-fridge, dishwasher and washer dryer (or in some cases a shared mini-laundry). The living space has seating and dining for up to four people and enough utensils are provided in the kitchen for up to four people as well. The super-king-size bed can be separated into two generous singles on request and every bathroom has a bath as well as a shower.

Raiponce

This ground floor suite benefits from a light and airy triple aspect across the lawns, courtyard and former stables of the château.

Raiponce Studio Suite

This ground floor suite benefits from a light and airy triple aspect across the lawns, courtyard and former stables of the château. High ceilings are a feature here, the west wing pavilion having been constructed in celebration of the marriage of the Prince of Condé to the Marquis’ niece. Impressive double door entrance directly from the Cour d’Honneur permits a stand-alone suite however it is still possible to access the grand salons via an internal corridor. This suite has Disability Access.

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bedroom

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bathroom

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kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • 4 person dining area
  • Disability Access
  • Double Door entrance
  • On Site Parking
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi
  • 180° view

Prince de Condé

This magnificent first floor open-plan suite offers marvellous light from sunrise to sunset through large windows on three sides.

Prince de Condé Studio Suite

This magnificent first floor open-plan suite offers marvellous light from sunrise to sunset through large windows on three sides. Forming part of the Pavilion de Condé in the West Wing of the chateau, the suite enjoys remarkably high ceilings and excellent views looking back at the Louis XIII façade of the main chateau with its little ‘poivrier’ or pepper-pot turret. There are wonderful views of the forest and the Old Guard Tower. Access is via the west wing staircase.

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bedroom

1

bathroom

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • 4 person dining area
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • 180° view
  • On Site Parking

Mariés

This suite sometimes serves as the private rooms of the marriage couple and can form part of the Jalesnes ‘Wedding Collection’

Mariés Studio Suite

This suite sometimes serves as the private rooms of the marriage couple and can form part of the Jalesnes ‘Wedding Collection’ – a grouping of three similar suites given over to the exclusive use of those closest to the wedding party. An interconnecting door with Suite Blandin opens up a family-room connection. From the double baths to the exacting detailing of the principal room, and with views over the formal gardens, this truly is a memorable living space. First Floor.

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bedroom

1

bathroom

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • 4 person dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Twin Slipper Baths
  • Four Poster Bed
  • North facing
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Mme Blandin

Approached by the Grand Staircase and having access to the lift, this studio suite is excellent value in terms of its location within the château.

Mme Blandin Studio Suite

Approached by the Grand Staircase and having access to the lift, this studio suite is excellent value in terms of its location within the château. The kitchen / dining area is fully separated from the living / bedroom studio. An interconnecting door to Suite Mariés allows for friends or family to stay connected. With views over the formal gardens and pool area from all its windows, this suite has a charming ambience. First Floor.

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bedroom

1

bathroom

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • 4 person dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • North Facing
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi
  • On Site Parking

Don Carlos

First visited by Don Carlos in 1879, this second floor suite has beautiful views of the forest, the old stables, and the front of the chateau.

Don Carlos Studio Suite

First visited by Don Carlos, l’Enfant d’Espagne in 1879, this second floor suite has beautiful views of the forest, the old stables, and the front of the chateau. Reflecting this regal masculinity the suite features domed ceilings, twin toilets and magnificent views from the shower. Relax in the regal bathtub then enjoy a leisurely stroll along the chateau grounds.

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bedroom

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bathroom

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mini bar

  • Microwave
  • Shared Washer/Dryer
  • Walkthrough Shower/Bath
  • Twin Toilettes
  • 3 person dining area
  • 180° view
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Influenced by the neighbouring stables to the chateau this equestrian inspired room is located on the second floor of the chateau.

Eleanor of Aquitaine Studio Suite

Influenced by the neighbouring stables to the chateau this equestrian inspired room is located on the second floor of the chateau. Cozy and inviting, guests will enjoy wonderful views of the forest and the stables. This suite enjoys high ceilings, and and a vintage fireplace.

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bedroom

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bathroom

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mini bar

  • Microwave
  • King Size Bed
  • Shower
  • Shared Washer/Dryer
  • West Facing
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

1 Bedroom Suites

Our one bedroom private guest suites have a slightly larger kitchen than the studio suites and contain a microwave / convection oven, two induction hobs, larger fridge, dishwasher and washer dryer (or in some cases a shared mini-laundry). The living space has seating and dining for up to four people and enough utensils are provided in the kitchen for up to four people as well. The super-king-sized bed can be separated into two generous singles on request. The Louis-Gilbert does not have a bath however it does come with a ‘shower in the tower’.

L’enfant d’Espagne

This is an expansive suite overlooking the front lawns and forest and is in direct line with the quirky grotto.

L’enfant d’Espagne 1 Bedroom Suite

This is an expansive suite overlooking the front lawns and forest and is in direct line with the quirky grotto. Located on the first floor, the living area is very spacious and bright with a large aubergine accented kitchen. The ceiling in the bedroom has been exposed to full height which lends an impressive air to the room. The bathroom has a slipper bath with one of our two twin occupancy ‘showers in the tower’. This luxurious suite has Disability access.

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bedroom

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bathroom

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kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • 4 person dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Pepper Pot Shower/Bath
  • Disability Access
  • 180° view
  • Double Door Entry
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Vue Foret

Marvellous one bedroom, first floor suite enjoying a southerly aspect which gives a lovely light all day long.

Vue Foret 1 Bedroom Suite

Marvellous one bedroom, first floor suite enjoying a southerly aspect which gives a lovely light all day long. Large paneled sliding doors allow the suite to become an open-plan living space which greatly suits the big leather sofa. A double-ended free-standing bath with claw feet sets off the traditional bathroom which has a separate water-closet.

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bedroom

1

bathroom

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kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • 4 person dining area
  • Shower/Bath
  • Forest View
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Maillé de la Tour Landry

This suite comes with several exposed timbers and there are wonderful views if you pause to look out of the windows towards the forest and the old Guard Tower.

Maillé de la Tour Landry 1 Bedroom Suite

This suite enjoys the same footprint as Suite Vue Foret, which is directly below it. Set in the vast attics of the château on the second floor, the suite comes with several exposed timbers and there are wonderful views if you pause to look out of the windows towards the forest and the old Guard Tower.

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bedroom

1

bathroom

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • 4 person dining area
  • Shower/Bath
  • Forest View
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Louis Gilbert

Accessed by the West Wing staircase on the second floor, the Louis-Gilbert suite offers spacious living with double aspect views over both the forest and formal ‘Jardins Français’ to the rear of the château.

Louis Gilbert 1 Bedroom Suite

Accessed by the West Wing staircase on the second floor, the Louis-Gilbert suite offers spacious living with double aspect views over both the forest and formal ‘Jardins Français’ to the rear of the château. Unusual features include exposed beams, parts of an ancient fireplace, a staircase to nowhere and a fabulous shower in the tower.

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bedroom

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bathroom

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kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • 6 person dining area
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Pepper Pot Shower
  • North and South Facing
  • Access to Roof Terrasse
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

2 Bedroom Suites

Our two bedroom private guest suites have full kitchens with larger refrigerators, dishwashers, hobs, ovens and washing machine capacities they also have double sinks. The living space has seating and dining for up to six people and enough utensils are provided in the kitchen for up to six people as well. The super-king-sized beds can be separated into generous singles on request. Most en-suite bathrooms have both a bath and a shower however Brezé and Bibliothèque have only a very generous shower in one of their two bathrooms.

Bibliothèque

A well-proportioned suite situated in the former grand dining room on the ground floor. This suite features impressive gilded beamed ceilings together with walls of over one metre in thickness.

Bibliothèque 2 Bedroom Suite

A well-proportioned suite situated in the former grand dining room on the ground floor. This suite features impressive gilded beamed ceilings together with walls of over one metre in thickness, providing respite from extremes of temperatures all year round. The principal bedroom looks out over the orchard and lawns and low-sited recessed windows give good views of the moat. This suite comes with Disability Access.

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bedrooms

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bathrooms

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • Disability Access
  • 180° view
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Ackerman

A good sized suite situated in a quiet corner of the château on the first floor. The principal bedroom looks out over the orchard, adjacent fields and surrounding countryside.

Ackerman 2 Bedroom Suite

A good sized suite situated in a quiet corner of the château on the first floor. The principal bedroom looks out over the orchard, adjacent fields and surrounding countryside. The suite benefits from a substantial second bedroom overlooking the former stables. Access is via the west wing staircase.

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bedrooms

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bathrooms

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • 180° view
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Marquis de Brezé

This first floor suite occupies the full width of the main château from front to back and is the only suite to do so.

Marquis de Brezé 2 Bedroom Suite

This first floor suite occupies the full width of the main château from front to back and is the only suite to do so. A large salon to the front overlooking the lawn and forest serves as in impressive open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. Full height ceilings give a spacious and magnificent grandiose feel to this room. Both bedrooms enjoy views over the gardens and pool to the rear. Access is via the west wing staircase.

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bedrooms

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bathrooms

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kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • 6 person dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • North and South Facing
  • 180° view
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Bonnes Sœurs

Approached by the Grand Staircase and having access to the lift, this two bedroom suite is centrally located within the chateau on the first floor.

Bonnes Sœurs 2 Bedroom Suite

Approached by the Grand Staircase and having access to the lift, this two bedroom suite is centrally located within the chateau on the first floor. From all windows it offers beautiful views over the formal gardens and pool area. Part of the original château corridor has been incorporated into the design giving access to the bedrooms. The open-plan living area is light and bright.

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bedrooms

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bathrooms

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • 4 person dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • North Facing
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Pays en Dessous

This grand suite located in the attics of the chateau boasts many striking features including access to the main terrasse and a luxurious sitting area.

Pays en Dessous 2 Bedroom Suite

This grand suite located in the attics of the chateau boasts many striking features. With access to the main terrasse, guests are delighted by the vaulted, beamed ceilings, and luxurious sitting area. The main bedroom is complemented by a spa tub, twin sinks and a bed fit for a king and queen. The large kitchen space is ideal for entertaining. This suite is perfect for hosting parties, and rehearsal dinners.

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bedrooms

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bathrooms

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • 10 person indoor & outdoor dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Walkthrough shower/Double spa bath
  • Washer/Dryer
  • 180° view
  • Access to Roof Terasse
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

3 Bedroom Suites

Les Generaux

Truly an original in the chateau, this boldly colored black and gold, three bedroom suite will delight the senses.

Les Generaux 3 Bedroom Suite

Truly an original in the chateau, this boldly colored black and gold, three bedroom suite will delight the senses. A stunning, original, limestone fireplace containing a newly installed kitchenette greets you in the main hall. The café style full kitchen welcomes you to enjoy a croissant & coffee along with the spectacular views from the Second Floor terrace. Each bedroom is uniquely designed with ensuite bath and unique showers & hardware. Astounding views of the old stables, and Les Jardins Français will not disappoint. The interesting interior architecture is met by the accessible roof terrace views and your own outside dining area and grill. This suite is located in the West Tower.

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bedrooms

3

bathrooms

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Dishwasher
  • 10 person outdoor dining area
  • Shared Washer/Dryer
  • Shower
  • North and West Facing
  • Access to Roof Terrasse
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Madam Sheridan

This top floor 3 bedroom suite located in the West Wing boasts gorgeous views of both Les Jardins Français and the old stables.

Madam Sheridan 3 Bedroom Suite

This top floor 3 bedroom suite located in the West Wing boasts gorgeous views of both Les Jardins Français and the old stables. An outstanding full kitchen and living area are the perfect place to entertain. Thiss room is the only on the top level with a separated third room. Charming and cozy, with original hard wood floors this family suite provides a stunning welcome.

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bedrooms

3

bathrooms

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Oven
  • 6 person dining area
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Shower/Bath
  • North and West Facing
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Unique Accommodation

The Chateau experience also includes a unique accommodation experience, one not to be missed for those seeking a time of serenity and wonder.

The Clock Tower

Rising out of the moat on great stone foundations, the magnificent Clock Tower stands in the corner of the Cour d’Honneur. Originally one of two guard towers at the château, it is sure to offer truly memorable accommodation overlooking the front of the château.

The Clock Tower Unique Accommodation

Rising out of the moat on great stone foundations, the magnificent Clock Tower stands in the corner of the Cour d’Honneur. Originally one of two guard towers at the château, it is sure to offer truly memorable accommodation overlooking the front of the château. The three storey plus mezzanine stand-alone property retains many original features, including the baronial fireplace and wooden panel clad staircase. Views out of the second floor window are impressive, especially from the step up double spa bath. Great for family entertainment with two separate bedrooms and a mezzanine area over the master bedroom with two single beds and separate entertainment area.

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bedrooms

1

bathroom

1

kitchen

  • Microwave
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer & Dryer
  • kitchen & kitchenette
  • 6 person dining area
  • 3 bed familiy style mezanine
  • Fireplace
  • Double Spa Bath
  • Original architecture
  • 360° view
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • On Site Parking

Contact Us

Get in touch with us at

Château de Jalesnes

10 rue de Blou, 49390, Vernantes, Pays de Loire, France

Telephone

+33 (0)2 41 50 60 61 (FR)

Email

[email protected]

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