One of the advantages of this place and this region is that, whatever the weather, whatever the season, whatever the mood, there is always something to do!

Sample the life of the chateau
in the chateau!

This is really a quite unique concept in France: we live in an adjoining pavilion and the use of the chateau is dedicated to our guests!

So, your continental breakfast is served in the great dining room. Whether it is warmed by the tiled wood burning stove in the winter or bathed in bright sunshine that streams through its four tall windows in the summer, the great drawing room is available to you whenever you wish to read or to relax. Pianists can play the grand piano, built by Gaveau, one of the most prestigious French makers and a native of the region. You can help yourself to tea or coffee and make yourself comfortable on the sofas.

Art books and books about the region and its numerous chateaux are available for you to peruse.

Plough up and down the pool like an Olympian or just have a leisurely swim!

Settled harmoniously into the surroundings, the swimming pool is a convivial place to meet. Built on the site of old orchard the pool is a real suntrap.

The pool surrounds are made of natural stone, and the turquoise water is as limpid as the most beautiful of lagoons. The size of the pool (19 by 8 metres) leaves plenty of room to swim lengths ... or just simply to laze around.

A powerful heat pump keeps the water at a most agreeable temperature.

Battle it out on the court or just have some fun hitting a few balls!

Out of sight but not far at all from the chateau, the hard tennis court, built in 2016 with a fast-drying surface, means that you can play even if the weather conditions are not ideal.

Both racquets and balls are available.

Take a boat trip on the Cosson or fish from the banks!

The Cosson rises in the Sologne and flows past some of the most beautiful chateaus: La Ferté Saint Aubin, Le Lude and above all the grandiose Chateau de Chambord.

The luxurious vegetation, the white sandbanks and the many little islands give the river much charm. It is a living place, inhabited with a large number of different species: beavers, otters, king fishers, ducks etc...

When the water levels are sufficiently high, a romantic river trip is a must!

The Cosson is very well-stocked with fish. On a sunny day in summer you will carp that grow well over eight kilos, but there are also pike, pikeperch, perch and many other freshwater species. You love fishing but you forgot your rod? Don’t worry – we will lend you the equipment necessary to go after some underwater carnivores!

A walk or a quiet meditation in the forest!

Watch the animals of the forest, pick mushrooms, admire the rare species of plants – a walk in the park and the woods is a most enjoyable pastime. When the weather is wet we can lend you some boots.

Set your own pace on the surrounding cycle paths!

The Region, in conjunction with the organisation ‘la Loire en vélo’, has mapped out a large number of different cycle routes through the chateau country. As you ride down a forest path from the vineyards of Cheverny, how much more enjoyable it is to discover the majestic Chateau of Chambord, at your own pace, away from the noise and bustle.

Bicycles will be available so that you may make the most of the Grotteaux’s unique position in the middle of the ‘Golden Triangle’ – the chateaus of Blois, Chambord and Cheverny are all very easily reached by bicycle.

And to have time to oneself…