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Self catering luxuary accomodation in the heart of the Loire Valley

Frequenty Asked Questions

Where is Chateau de Chargé situated?

In the heart of the French Loire Valley, just 8 km south of the town of Chinon. The nearest big cities are Tours, Angers, and Poitiers, all within about 1 hour's road journey. Chargé is the ideal base from which to explore other gems of the Loire Valley by road.

Click here for detailed maps and instructions on how to get here.

Is the accommodation suitable for children?

Absolutely! as parents of four children ourselves we go out of our way to make sure our younger guests and their parents feel welcome and relaxed. Cots and a whole range of other accessories for babies are available on request at no extra charge. The garden has a play area designed specifically with the needs of our younger guests (and their parents) in mind. Children are welcome in the swimming pool under their parents' supervision, and the pool is surrounded by a safety barrier compliant with French legislation. There is a well-stocked safe playroom too, ideal for the younger kids!

What are the catering arrangements?

Our four cottages (Ecuries, La Tour, Vigneron, Boulangerie) are sold on an inclusive bed and breakfast basis in high season, breakfast is served in the old winery dining room between 8.30 and 10.30 am. Each cottage also has its own fully fitted kitchen.

We offer meal options on up to four evenings per week during high season (see below, meal options). We are also happy to book restaurants, taxis, babysitters etc. for the evenings guests choose to have a night out.

When is the best time of year to visit the Loire Valley?

There is something going on all year round in this beautiful place. The spring and summer bring warm sunshine, perfect for cycling, picnicking, fishing and relaxing by the pool. The autumn is a food and wine lover's heaven, with the hunting season, the grape harvest, figs and nuts ripening in the garden and beautiful autumnal colours on the trees to brighten the landscape. Winter is the time for bracing country walks along the Rabelais trail and the pleasure of coming home to a crackling log fire.

Whatever the time of year, the antiques markets and 'brocantes' are stuffed with treasures, the fabulous food markets delight the senses with taste and colour, the chateaux and gardens for which the region is so famous remain open to explorers, and the wine producers are glad to share the fruits of their labour.

Where are the closest restaurants to Chateau de Chargé?

Chinon, 8 minutes' drive by car, has a wide variety of restaurants and cafés ranging from the everyday to the special occasion. We would be pleased to advise our guests on their choice of restaurant and make bookings on their behalf.

What are 2020 Rates?

Our rates include breakfast every day in July and August in the dinning room, all bedlinens, towels and pool towels. The rest of the year cottages are available on a self catering basis, breakfast hampers are available to order.

*For stays shorter than a week, please ask for a personalised quote

Mid-season (January to end of June  -  September to end of December)

  • Cottages sleeping four or five (Vigneron €160 per night, Boulangerie and Ecuries €220 per night)
  • Cottage sleeping couple + infant (La Tour) €110 per night
  • Minimum stay of 3 nights, please ask for a personalised quote for different length of stay

High Season (July, August)

  • Cottages sleeping four or five (Vigneron, Boulangerie, Ecuries) €2,150 per week, including breakfast every morning
  • Cottage sleeping couple + infant (La Tour) €1,100 per week, including breakfast every morning.

Also includes supervised playroom on 2 afternoons.

€1.10 per night per adult tourism tax now applies in France

Are there any meal options?

You can count on us four evenings of your stay durig high season :

  • Saturday night arrival night hamper for four - €50 with bottle of wine
  • Monday night wine tasting with cold meats & cheeses in our vaulted cellar - €20 per adult
  • Wednesday night - for children 2 course meal served at 6pm : €9 child
  • And our famous 4 course table d'hote dinner at 8pm : €28 adult + wine tasting €12
  • Friday night family BBQ : €9 child, €20 adult + drinks €8 adult

What are the terms of payment?

Deposit payment of 50% on booking, balance one month before arrival.

Deposits are non-reimboursable unless we can re-fill the cancellation.

Payment accepted by Mastercard, Visa, Bank Transfer and Currencies Direct

COVID 19 UPDATE - Because of the current travel situation affecting Europe due to COVID 19, in these exceptional circumstances, we are offering to guarantee all deposits paid for a period of 12 months from the booked date of travel with no change in booking prices in 2021.

How do I book to stay at Chateau de Chargé?

You can use the website enquiry form, send us an email or pick up the phone, we will be delighted to answer your questions. The 'availability' section under each of the properties on our website may also help you.


1 double 1 twin bedroom. Ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Sitting room with fireplace, kitchen/diner.


2 bedrooms, both ensuite. Sitting room with fireplace, kitchen/diner, large glass doors to the courtyard. Sleeps 4/5.

La Tour

1 large double bedroom with ensuite; ideal for a couple ; open plan living/dining/kitchen area.

Les Ecuries

2 bedrooms, both ensuite, open plan sitting/dining/kitchen ; private terrasse. Sleeps 4.

Contact Us

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