Incredibly friendly and wildly romantic castle hideaway overlapping the Pays de Loire and Lower-Normandie.
Historically, the castle was once home to a mistress of the French King Henry IV. Today, wandering around the suites and salons of the Chateau de Saint Paterne, filled with thoughtful details and decadent amenities by characterful owners Ségolène and Charles-Henry de Valbray, there is no doubt in your mind that the place is still fit for a sumptuous and wildly romantic getaway
Open year round.
Double rooms start from 140 € per night. Use the calendar to find the rate and availability on a specific date and to book online.
The table d'hôtes style dinner - The way it usually goes is that guests gather at around 8pm for a convivial fireside aperitif with owners Segolène and Charles-Henry, then everyone moves on to the wine-coloured dining room of the Chateau de Saint Paterne to eat a set menu by candelight at their own tables. The menu is homely, much home-grown, and can vary from creamy bouillabaisse or magret de canard cooked with honey and crispy little potatoes to lemony-olive chicken or veal tagine with dried fruits.
Rooms: 9 rooms and suites in the castle that vary in style from very classical to totally theatrical - all with characterful grand bathrooms, most of which with period stand alone bathtubs. The Orangerie suite, is set apart from the chateau in… the orangerie! And a two-story Datcha log cabin, complete with indoor sauna and outdoor hot tub, is nestled further away in the park.
Breakfast: The breakfast is on a silver tray, the bread is in a silver champagne bucket, the coffee is in a silver jug, and even the brie is on a silver platter – perfection. Jams, and other products, are sourced directly by the neighbouring farmer.
Bar: Honesty bar in the grand salon of the Chateau de Saint Paterne.
Restaurant: Table d’hôtes, that’s the best bit.
Pool: Heated outdoor pool, open May–September.
Honeymoons, Luxury stay
Countryside, Remote location
Biking, Golf, Tennis Court, Horse Riding
Golf, Wine making