Your own petite chateau in south-west France.
Plantagenet Manor is a beautiful eight bedroom "petit" chateau with an in-ground Roman style pool that has just gone through a complete renovation with five new bathrooms, new gourmet commercial size kitchen, new modern four poster beds and luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, duck down quilts and pillows, new fluffy towels and a great mix of new and antique furniture sourced from all over France by the renown Australian Interior Designer, Liane Lancaster and her husband Robert.
The chateau is situated in the centre of historic Chalus just under two acres of grounds, and is within walking distance to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and a lovely new health spa.
The town was made famous by being the place where Richard the Lionheart met his death while storming a castle. The chateau sits below the castle which dominates the town from it's high rocky location on top of a hill. A second smaller castle now in ruins is located a short walking distance from the chateau.
The town is on the Richard the Lionheart route and is close to many castles, chateau, abbeys, medieval towns and villages and is located in a national park, renown all over France for its beautiful natural scenery, woodlands and lakes.
The city of Limoges with its international airport and high speed rail links is only 35 kilometres away and Paris is only four hours away.READ MORE
The lovely medieval town of Châlus is in the Haute Vienne part of France and is 370 km south from Paris and 35 kilometres from Limoges with its international airport and high speed rail links.
There are restaurants, bars, cafes, shops catering for all your holiday needs and a lovely new health spa with treatment rooms. Châlus is located in a national park with some of the most stunning scenery in France, with ancient forests, lakes and beautiful medieval towns and villages dotted around the local area. The lakes are well known all over France for their fishing, boating and man-made sandy beaches and are very popular during the summer months.
Châlus is where Richard the Lionheart (or Richard Cœur de Lion in French), King of England was wounded by a crossbow bolt and later died, while Richard was besieging Châlus Chabrol castle in 1199.
Lawrence of Arabia has been one of many ‘celebrities’ who has stayed in Châlus while tracing the route of Richard the Lionheart.
Plantagenet Manor provided the first week's rental for the 2017 season to a Fund Raising event for the Cancer Council of Australia. Fiona Cobcroft from NSW produced the highest bid and Fiona and her friends stayed at Plantagenet Manor in May and had a wonderful time. Her very generous donation was warmly received by the Cancer Council Australia and will go towards cancer research, prevention and education.
The Cancer Council Australia is a national, not for profit organisation which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia. It advises various groups, including the government, on cancer-related issues, acts as an advocate for cancer patients and their families, and is a major funding contributor towards cancer research, prevention and education.
Fiona wrote about her stay:
Sensational. A sensational manor house in the quaint village Chalus. Beautifully renovated and impeccably appointed large house. We were a group of eleven adults. We ate breakfast at the manor, lunch out and dinner at the manor. Local produce was amazing and varied. Great area to tour central France. Extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and incredibly well appointed if you want to cook. A very happy experience. We will be back and highly recommend this property - it's divine!
The House of Plantagenet was a royal dynasty that came to prominence in the Middle Ages. There were four distinct Royal Houses: Angevins, Plantagenet, Lancaster and York. Geoffrey V of Anjou founded the dynasty through his marriage to Matilda, the daughter of Henry I of England. From the accession of their son, Henry II, a long line of 14 Plantagenet kings ruled England, until Richard III's death. Henry II accumulated vast holdings with his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine, which extended from the Pyrenees to Ireland and the border of Scotland and was later called the Angevin Empire. The Plantagenet name for the dynasty dates from the 15th century and comes from a 12th-century nickname of Geoffrey.READ MORE