Is it the sunbaked terrace below the window or the bright walls decorated with engravings that make this radiant room one of our visitors favourites? From the south facing window, your eyes follow the tortuous course of the stream as it weaves through the meadows of the valley below into the woods beyond, down to the Loire further afield…
This delightful room, flooded by sun and light, is attractively decorated with 18th century French and Italian furniture, a superb Aubusson tapestry and a very cheerful bathroom. The golden yellow Toile de Jouy and the Louis XV Trumeau probably make this the most striking room in the castle.
The king-size bed, facing the lush garden, will offer you a bucolic and soothing view when you wake up. Only the beautiful Aubusson tapestry comes as a superb contrast to this omnipresent yellow. A remarkable Italian chest of drawers blends well with French Louis XV furniture. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and a bathtub and is decorated with tiles of the same warm colours.
The hearty English breakfast, served on fine dishes, is offered with home-made jams and fresh seasonal fruit from the castle garden. You will thus savour the beginning of a beautiful and serene day in a peaceful lounge.
The Count of Vanssay will invite you, if you wish, for a visit of the castle, during which he will tie in the history of the Vanssay family with the History of France. The luxuriant park and the flowered garden of the castle invite you for a beautiful stroll into untouched nature.
- Surface 25 m2
- Queen size bed 160 cm
- Aubusson tapestry and Toile de Jouy
- Garden and park view
- XVIII century antiques
- Wool carpet floors
- Linens and towels
- Bathroom with bath and shower
- Welcome drink
- Breakfast included
- Tea, water and Port wine
- Hermès toiletries
- No smoking
Many reviews of a positive experience will often repeat the comments of others. I have such a wonderful memory of Chateau de la Barre that I hope I can leave a review that will want others to experience what I have, at this impressive Chateau and its gardens.
It goes without saying that Comte & Comtesse de Vanssay (Guy & Marnie) owners and hosts of the Chateau are proud of their home and want others to enjoy the experience of absorbing yourself into the history of the Chateau and their family name. From the moment you meander through the grounds down the driveway and catch your first glimce of the Chateau your face lights up, a cheeky little smile appears on your face and you realise that you made a great choice. For me I realised I had got things right as I felt the tension in my wife's hand which she had placed on top of mine and then seeing the glaze of her eyes and a smile that mimiced my own. 5 days later we left to continue our holiday through France and could not stop thinking about Chateau de la Barre, Guy & Marnie and the local area. So much so we change our plans and returned to finish our honeymoon at the place were our married life began. You will be very happy if you have your own memory of Chateau de la Barre to tell. 'Luxury is a matter of money, elegance is a question of education'
We have discovered with the family one of the best aspect of France: It is about elegance, courtesy, comfort and exciting History. We received a very warm welcome and were accompanied by the Count and the Countess during all our stay with many special touches...More
CDB is more of an experience than a hotel. If your interested in understanding what aristocratic-life might have been like then you'll fall in love with this sleepy Chateau. The Count ("Guy") and Countess ("Marnay") are regal and down-to-earth all at the same time. This...More