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Chateau de Boiscoursier N°1 route D88, 86160 Marnay France
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(Bed and breakfast). Very quiet countryside in a forest environment. Lodging of quality, space and tranquility for all. At 20mn of Poitiers, at 5mn of shopping. Bernard and Catherine will offer you 2 spacious bedrooms with private bathroom and toilet. Breakfast will be an opportunity for you to taste our local specialties. You taken in the bookroom-dining room or outside in the garden.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness classes
Free breakfast
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Fishing
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Free internet
Wifi
Internet
Outdoor pool
Personal trainer
Table tennis
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Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Fireplace
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Non-smoking rooms
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We stayed here for four nights and each was a delight. The room was styled in a classic french style and was fabulous. It overlook the tree lined drive and paddock. It is a gorgeus setting. The breakfast was excellent with a great choice and fresh fruit salad and home made yoghurt which was the best I have tasted. The owners are delightful.
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The overnight stay in these premises was unique. The Chateau is like a film set, standing with its outhouses in no less than 42 acres of French countryside. Its splendid isolation necessitated telephoning the owners so that they could collect us from the nearby village, despite having been given directions. It is truly in the middle of nowhere, but pleasingly so. Trees, fields and a stream within a few metres completes the ‘wow’ factor. There is also a corral for the horses. Here, you know you are in France. Despite the inconvenience of having to lead us to the Chateau, the owners, who I suspect had not undertaken this collection for the first time, were delightful and welcoming, regardless of the lateness of the hour. They speak some English, but a useful tip would be to have their telephone number handy, plus a few selective French words to provide your location.... “We are outside the church in Marnay” is good for starters. For us, it was well worth the effort. On approaching the property, we found ourselves in awe. It was the sort of location in which The Three Musketeers would not have felt at all out of place. Despite its 17th century appearance, with rustic items adorning the hallway and stairs, 5 metre high ceilings, and huge rambling bedrooms, it contained all the amenities one would wish for an overnight or even long stay. Our bedroom, which was massive, held murals and 3 metre high mirrors and positively oozed history, and Gallic charm. Additionally, there were coffee and tea making equipment plus snacks in the room. They have gone to great lengths to ensure that their guests feel both at home, and comfortable. Breakfast was beautifully prepared and set out, including a fresh fruit salad, and the jams and marmalades are from local produce. The owners have a ‘no problem’ attitude, and will prepare anything you require. We loved it and will most likely visit again. At first sight the cost appears above average, but not when you consider the value.
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My husband and I never sleep in but we did here! The bed was so comfortable! This bed and breakfast location is on country acreage and is just lovely. The hostess, a horsewoman, was very kind and accommodating. We had gotten lost and run out of gas and she waited for our arrival. Our breakfast was waiting for us when we came downstairs after an amazing night's sleep. Set out for us was a wonderful array of foods, some at room temperature and others that we could prepare ourselves. If you desire to experience true French country living in an authentic old house, this is a real find and we highly recommend it!
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This place is a real find. And in fairness, really hard to find also. We stayed there for two nights in August and thought it was lovely. We got really lost on our initial journey to the chateau, which I think was the combined fault of very flaky English on the directions and our missing a turning quite early on in the scheme of things. So I'll agree to share the blame for that one. Once we finally got there though, all was forgiven. As we drove up the palatial driveway, we found the main building and outhouses all presented beautifully through an arch of trees. We were greeted by the owners - who also live in the chateau - and shown up to our room. The corridors were stone floored and lined with horsey stuff - saddles, old rifles, stuffed animals and shrines to old family pets etc. I hope I'm making this sound like a good thing, because it did have a really beautiful, old, French (capital F intentional) feel to it. As one would expect, or at least hope for, I suppose. Our bedroom - one of I think only two guest rooms - was vast and eclectic. A Travelodge this was not. There were an array of ornaments and trinkets covering the surfaces and huge antique pictures and mirrors on the walls. There are also links to the Little Red Ridinghood fairytale here - I think it was written here or it was the inspiration for the story - and this is reflected both in myriad ephemera around the place and the chateau's own blurb. The bathroom had clearly been renovated or added during the transition from family home to B&B and was fairly modern, albeit with an anti-retina yellow colour scheme. Outside the hotel there were many thoughtful additions. You can use their barbecue, sit and drink your own food and drink at tables and chairs in several locations, have a dip in the pool or make use of a range of games. You could also visit the ponies in the fields behind the main building and possibly take one for a ride (I didn't ask, but it seemed like it might have been an option). Breakfast was at one large table in the dining room and although there were no cooked items available, it was typically continental and featured myriad options including yoghurt, fruit, cheese, ham, bread and jams. I do like a cooked breakfast when I'm away, but this was more than a fine substitute. Location-wise, you are kind of in the middle of nowhere. There are a few villages dotted about, none with much in them. We drove around them all both nights of our stay and found only two places to eat that were open - the St George's in Vivonne getting our vote both nights. Poitiers is about a twenty minute drive away - one reason for us choosing to stay there as neither of us had visited there before - but we found it disappointingly dull. That aside, we didn't stay for the nightlife or the shopping, we stayed to be somewhere quiet, different and off piste a bit. This was exactly what we got. Our only real gripes were that the bed wasn't that comfy - neither of us slept that well either night - and that the room isn't cleaned each day. That wasn't the end of the world, but it's not exactly cheap to stay there and for the price you might justifiably expect to come back to a nice tidy bed and bathroom. If you're looking for a beautiful, interesting place to stay in the area, away from most other humans and something traditionally 'French' then this is a great choice. Remember some cash though. as they don't take credit cards.
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The bedroom was timeless, large and elegant, the breakfasts healthy and good, the hosts charming, kind and helpful, the swimming pool delightfully peaceful, the views beautiful. A perfect retreat from the world with our daughters for 4 nights in July, driving out to explore Poitiers and see the magnificent fields of sunflowers, and then returning to have an evening picnic and wine in the garden. Nous allons certainement revenir au château.
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PRICE RANGE
$125 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceNouvelle-AquitaineVienneMarnay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chateau de Boiscoursier
Which popular attractions are close to Chateau de Boiscoursier?
Nearby attractions include Gliss-Up Water Jump Parc (4.6 miles), Christie's (4.3 miles), and Ruines du Chateau Medieval (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chateau de Boiscoursier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Chateau de Boiscoursier?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Chateau de Boiscoursier?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chateau de Boiscoursier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aux Petits Oignons, Café-Cantine du Commerce, and La Sicilia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chateau de Boiscoursier?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Chateau de Boiscoursier?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Église Saint-Georges de Vivonne (4.7 miles) and L'Eglise Notre Dame et St Cyprien (3.2 miles).