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Chateau Paradis Benest - Benest

Type : Chateau/Castle/Manor Size : N/A
Sleeps up to : 92 guests Floor : Ground floor
Area : Benest Elevator : No
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  • Area
Walking/Hiking Paths
Wine Tasting
Golf Nearby
Horse Riding
Outstanding Landscapes
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Rural Location
High Chair(s)
Caretaker/Owner on Site
Conference Facilities
Working Fireplace
Outdoor Games
Bicycles Provided
Cable TV
Ground Floor Bed & Bath
Ideal for Parties
Ideal for Teens
Ideal for Kids
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers
Heated Pool
Private Pool
Heritage Collection
Great Value
Chateaux & Castles



Surrounded by a wooded park of 22 acres, Château Paradis is a gorgeous holiday and wedding venue dating back to the 16th century and fully refurbished in 2016.

Conveniently located just a short drive from Poitiers and Limoges, it originally belonged to the Boiceau family. The Protestant lawyer, author of works of jurisprudence and writings in the Poitevin dialect, Jean Boiceau was born here in 1513. In the 19th century, the château was bought by the Du Verrier de Boulzat family, who built a modern castle near to the old building.

The main château occupies an area of 660m² nestled in the heart of a wooded park of 19 hectares and offers accommodation for up to 24 guests - with its additional annex building and three lodges, the whole estate provides accommodation for up to 80 guests.

The spacious ground floor comprises of 2 luxury lounges, 2 dining rooms and a large kitchen. There is also a magnificent banquet hall, with adjoining professional kitchen, which has a capacity of up to 120 seated guests and 240 standing guests. In addition, the Pool Hall provides seating for up to 60 guests and can welcome up to 120 standing guests. On this level there is also an en-suite bedroom.

The remaining bedrooms and bathrooms are spread over the first and second floors, each of which boast a lounge.

Each room has been decorated with great care and tastefully furnished with antiques. The decor remains faithful to the 19th century but with an elegant and modern touch.

There are 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Three bedrooms are perfect for families wishing to sleep in proximity of the children. Bathrooms are all equipped with hairdryer, soap and towels.

In addition, the venue offers a large air-conditioned cottage, which can accommodate up to 44 guests in 12 bedrooms sleeping 2 to 5 people each with bunk-beds. There is also an adjoining 3-bedroom apartment, an independent ground floor bedroom and three pretty air-conditioned lodges, sleeping up to four guests each, bringing the total capacity of the estate to 92 guests.

The outdoor spaces are just as impressive; there is a brand new heated swimming pool and a stunning white stone terrace equipped with comfortable sunloungers and parasols. During your stay you can enjoy the quiet of this house, surrounded by a beautiful wooded park that will delight your guests. Bikes and outdoor games are also available and there is plenty of space for exercise. The Charentes River is  easily reached from the property and the château  can organise canoeing, kayaking, fishing and a lot more.

The caretakers live discreetly on site in a separate cottage and are always available to help you during your stay. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Heating costs included? /n No, €150/day if required. /n Linen & towels included? /n Yes, including pool towels. /n Security deposit /n €4000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. /n Arrival time /n After 5.00 p.m. (flexible) /n Departure time /n By 11.00 a.m. (flexible) /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. /n Pets welcome? /n On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. /n Pool heating charge? /n No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures. /n Smoking Allowed? /n Outside only. /n Minimum stay /n 3 nights. Shorter stays of 1 or 2 nights are also possible on request and charged at the 3-nights advertised rates. /n Changeover day /n Flexible. /n Other Ts and Cs /n The 24-person price is for the 10-bedroom château only, whilst the other prices include either the 12-bedroom cottage, adjoining 3-bedroom apartment and/or the independent bedroom and three lodges. Please see the Features tab for full details on what is included for each price. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Air-conditioning is only featured in the cottage and lodges, not the château or apartment.

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