Surrounded by a wooded park of 22 acres, Château de la Belle 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, the whole estate provides accommodation for up to 68 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 annex, which can accommodate up to 44 guests in 12 bedrooms sleeping 2 to 5 people each.
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 a Bootcamp exercise loop in the park. 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.
Château de la Belle benefits from a strategic location in the heart of the beautiful and sunny Charente region, just about an hour away from Poitiers and Limoges. The closest town is Benest.
Horseback riding: 20-25€/hour
Day Trips: famous château of the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Cognac, Futuroscope theme park in Poitiers.
Our professional catering teams have a wealth of experience of working at the château. They offer set menus at set prices or meals can be customized. Prices are agreed in advance and there are no hidden charges. We can also propose to you a private chef, barbecue or hog roast party.
Wine is usually supplied by our local wine expert who maintains a tasting room and handles a wide variety of wines in a full range of prices. You can also provide your own wine.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Excellence Luxury Villas VIP Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.