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Situated overlooking woods and a river, after a 300 meter private driveway. Full privacy amidst nature but with all facilities for your comfort.Bottle of wine ready at the pool at your arrival

Elegant private castle, full comfort amidst nature

Geoffrey User Profile

Elegant private castle, full comfort amidst nature

16+ guests
8 bedrooms
10 beds
7 baths
16+ guests
8 bedrooms
10 beds
7 baths
Sparkling clean2 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Fully restored 15-17th century castle. 1 km from a small village, but completely in nature, on the beds of a small river (boat available for guests/trout fishing), acres of private grounds, heated pool and jacuzzi. Barbecue, american pooltable, movie/games-room. Nearby: golf course, close to Poitiers, 40 min attraction parc Futuroscope, 1 hour to La Rochelle. Smaller groups (8-10 guests) can obtain a discount. Also special rates for Sept 2018 and May-June 2019. Pls enquire for further details.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 8
1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 single beds

House Rules

No smoking


Wide doorway to the home’s entrance
Wide hallway clearance


15 Reviews

Ross User Profile
September 2018
Geoffrey's home was everything we hoped and more, we all had an amazing time here. The property was larger than expected and easily fitted 8 adults and 10 children. The pool and grounds were perfect for all our children, with a small stream/river to do a spot of fishing with the …
Christopher User Profile
August 2018
We have just enjoyed a truly wonderful week relaxing in what is a very idyllic setting and glorious Chateau. We were a party of 15 (9 adults and 6 children) on a family gathering and found the house and grounds to be perfect for a group of this size. The Chateau rooms both down…
Geoffrey User Profile
Response from Geoffrey:
Thanks, Chris, for this very kind review! We hope to welcome you back some day!
August 2018
Charlie User Profile
July 2018
This Château is an incredible place to stay and I couldn’t recommend it enough for a group. Best place I’ve stayed in France. Loads of space (inside and out), great pool, lovey kitchen. The location is perfect - less than a km from Ménigoute and very peaceful / quiet next to a b…
Karin User Profile
August 2017
Amazing Chateau, was an amazing setting and amazing welcome, great place to spend with friends and family. We loved it and the hosts were incredibly welcoming and informative. We had a few hiccups with the property during our stay which were unforeseen due to the age of the prop…
Tom User Profile
August 2017
This superb Chateau fitted our requirements quite perfectly. A very large house, it has been renovated brilliantly and has a refined feel whilst remaining entirely practical. Our party had three families of 6 adults and 10 children and everyone was able to enjoy themselves with…
Isabelle User Profile
August 2017
5* accommodation and we felt special all week! We (a family group of 20 including 6 children) have just spent a truly wonderful week at Geoffrey’s chateau, and certainly our best ever experience of rental accommodation. Firstly, Geoffrey was very thoughtful and made contact wit…
Emmy User Profile
July 2017
the Chateau de la Barre was the perfect setting for our family reunion. We were able to prepare fabulous meals in the well appointed kitchens and dine in elegance in the dining room. Rooms are spacious, beds comfortable and bathrooms plenitful. The pool, billiard room, TV room…

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NetherlandsJoined in November 2014
Geoffrey User Profile
15 Reviews
A Dutch diplomat, just finished my assignment in Kabul as the Dutch Ambassador to Afghanistan, now back in The Hague, lived and worked in many countries, but spending as much time as possible in France, where we have restored this house to its former glory. For us it is our home,…
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