Welcome to the Château de Valcreuse, described in French literature as one of the most romantic castles in France.
This stunning 19th century château has been beautifully restored to its former glory and is in immaculate condition. Authentic features like the original hardwood floors, marble fireplaces and impressive ceiling ornaments have been preserved and are beautifully combined with contemporary interior design and modern comfort.
The château offers more than 560 sqm of living space with nearly seven hectares of land, heated swimming pool with pool bar. The château is close to world-renowned La-Roche Posay spas, a golf course, casino, and within walking distance of restaurants and bars.
The château is perched on the side of the wooded valley that cradles the river Creuse in the magnificent Creuse Valley. Château de Valcreuse boasts stunning views across miles of hilly, green countryside around La Roche Posay in the Vienne.
Such a setting is enough to bring peace-loving visitors flocking to the area, yet those who stay at Château Valcreuse can be assured that these wonderful surroundings are far from being the only aspect you will love about your visit.
The château offers four levels from where you can enjoy the amazing views. The east facing terrace, overlooking the river, is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine from our vineyard. The west facing entrance has a reception area, a semi professional kitchen, a large dining area, a cozy bar, billiard room and a salon with fireplace.
Four of the en-suite bedrooms lead off a generous landing, itself a convivial area of relaxation, taking up the whole of the first floor. Each is different and contains an intriguing selection of antiques and objets d'art - including working telescopes - as well as a picnic hamper that guests can take out on their visits to the surrounding attractions.
The upper level can be found at the top of a staircase that winds its way up a turret to the beautiful three bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and a spacious sitting area. Two bedrooms have their own balcony and the private living area showcases and east and west facing terrace.
The most striking feature of the château's interior is the unusual oak staircase in the centre or the entrance hall: beginning as a single, central flight of steps, it splits into two winding staircases that rejoin at first floor level, making it a heart-shaped work of art that sets the tone of the château's warmth.
Oak parquet floors balance the high ceilings and complement the white wooden paneling and cream colour schemes used throughout the ground floor. The billard room, lounge, bar and dining room feel light and airy due to the generous arched windows that are shaped to match the intricate stonework designs outside.
The views are, of course, sublime, and draw the you away from the open fire and comfort of the seating to contemplate the joys of country living.
The château sits alongside the colorful cabernet sauvignon vineyard. The history of the vines are as fascinating at the château itself. If you are lucky enough to catch an opening in late September you might have an opportunity to enjoy the wine harvest!
Beautiful features with stunning original architecture from the period. It’s also full of history with many of its walls peppered with bullet holes from World War II. Come see the inscription on the corner of the castle, “Bombardment 22 June 1940”. That says it all!