Peace and quiet in the Loire at a fairy-tale château close to Angers
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Escape to an enchanting French château with a spa, close to the Loire River – including breakfast, daily spa access, a welcome drink, half-day bike hire and optional dinner
- Surrounded by the lush pastures and rolling hills of the Loire Valley, the dreamy estate of Château l’Epinay sits in splendid isolation just 13 miles from the ancient half-timbered city of Angers. Ideally placed for exploring the Loire, it’s the perfect bolthole for taking time out to enjoy life at a slower pace.
- The château’s beautiful bedrooms have been carefully restored to preserve their original features, such as beamed ceilings, fireplaces and bay windows. Each one is different, but all are utterly charming and decorated with antiques and vintage-style furniture, so you can have your own slice of French decadence.
- L’Orangerie restaurant is a traditional space, with exposed stone walls and beams and rich jewel-toned furniture. Dishes here are seasonal and ingredients are sourced locally, such as the cheese from Fromagerie Bocahut in nearby Angers. On summer evenings, the restaurant sets up tables in the garden so you can dine al fresco.
- The tranquil wellness centre is located in a 15th-century outbuilding and includes a hammam, Jacuzzi and a modern gym. A range of luxury spa treatments are available, including rituals by Cinq Mondes and Carita. There's also the outdoor freshwater pool purified by plants, and half a days' bike hire included so you can explore.
- Hammam sauna
- Outdoor pool
How to get there
Château de l'Epinay is around 80 kilometres from Nantes Atlantique airport. There are buses that can take you to Angers, the nearest town, and then you can catch a taxi from there. The hotel offers parking at no extra cost for those who wish to hire a car, or cross on the Ferry or Eurotunnel.
Good to know
Please note that the restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday evenings.
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