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Chateau de Tennessus

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79350 Amailloux, France
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Spent one night at the chateau and wish we could have spent more. The hosts went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We had plans to get up early and check out, but changed those plans to allow more time. We spent the morning exploring the garden, relaxing and rowing a boat in the moat.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Totally worth the side trip. What a fun place to sleep in - it's a legit medieval castle with a moat!! The entire place it well decorated and the rooms were great. The hosts were out of town but a friend met us and served us breakfast the next day - Sandrine was great!!! It was such a fun time.

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Hi, I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay so much. It was great fun for me too and I hope you will come back. Yours, Philippa More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Unbelievable experience. So much work has gone into re-building this old Chateau and the atmosphere is well worth it. Breakfast was special for the food and experience, the gluten free bread (thank you Philippa) was excellent. One of the highlights of our holiday, a must see.

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you for your very pleasant comment on your stay here. An thank you for your recommendations as it helps people to decide which room to choose. Yours, Philippa More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The amount of work that went into the restoration of this chateau is astounding. It's by far the best place we stayed on a recent trip to France. Fascinating history, great breakfasts, unique rooms, swimming pool, moat with a boat, croquet, animals, gardens, and many places of interest nearby.

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this enthusiastic account of your stay here. Its such a pleasure to know that you think Tennessus is an amazing place, even when you have spent a night here! Yours, Philippa. More 

Montreal, Canada
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48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We stayed in the room of the knights on July 12 . What a great experience! The room is clean and very well decorated . The bathroom is small but everything is there. The surroundings of the castle are peaceful and pleasant . We knew there were other people in the castle but there is so much space that one... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to describe your stay here. It means a lot to me when people bother to put down in words what they feel, especially when they use such nice superlatives! Yours, Philippa More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Castle is a lovely characterful and very interesting place to stay, Philippa is very friendly and helpful, her enthusiasm for the castle and loving restoration of it is clear. We stayed in the watchtower which is beautiful and a real experience, although it has to be said is small with little storage space. The nice big comfortable bed ensured... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

I always strive to make people"s stay at the chateau a unique experience.. It is a great relief to know that for you it was! Yours, Philippa More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had just planned to stop here as a place to break up a long drive, but it looked so interesting we decided to stay 2 nights. Chateau de Tennessus turned out to be the highlight of our trip to France; a truly unique opportunity to stay in a very well-preserved medieval castle. My kids (ages 11 and 14) absolutely... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank your for taking the trouble to write this positive review. I can't tell you how proud it makes me when I read a comment like yours. Do come again! Yours, Philippa More 

Brisbane
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97 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved our visit to this medieval chateau, we stayed at the top of the tower in an enormous room, authentically decorated by the owner Philipa and family. Fascinating place, quiet location but local to some lovely chateaux and wineries to visit. Great breakfast, attention to detail was greatly appreciated (she even made my husband gluten free bread). Definitely would recommend... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank your for this very positive and kind review. I do appreciate it so much when people let me know that they have enjoyed their stay. I do hope you will come again. Yours, Phillippa. More 

Aurora, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nothing quite prepares you for your journey back into the past but it is an amazing one to take at this Chateau. When you drive up you really don't expect a castle with a moat in the middle of a field. We were warmly welcomed by our hosts and were shown all the amazing rooms of this fully restored medieval... More 

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tennessus, Propriétaire at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this account of your stay at Tennessus. I am so glad that you felt that being was a memorable experience and am grateful for your helpful comments. Yours, Philippa More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here April 2013 but am relatively new to reviewing! Stayed here with all my extended family and the hosts were very accommodating (even laying on a buffet style evening meal and letting us use their rooms to allow all of us -we were a very large group- to eat together). The staircases are narrow so be prepared but the... More 

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tennessus, Owner at Chateau de Tennessus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write this encouraging review. Despite the fact that it was a little time ago that you stayed here you have obviously not forgotten the experience which is very rewarding for me. I very much hope you will manage a return trip to check up on progress! Yours, Philippa More 

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