Staying at Chateau des Reux is a marvelous experience. Driving down the long winding path to the Chateau – you don't know what to expect. The surrounding countryside is green and lush and the woods are dark and mysterious. When you eventually arrive at the Chateau, it’s like stepping back in time, to the 19th century. From its grey, turreted exterior to its warm and welcoming interior, le Chateau des Reux is enchanting. Full of objects d’art; paintings, sculpture and interesting furniture. It even has its own private chapel, a small music room, a library, an art gallery and a sauna. The bedrooms are vast, with high ceilings and large windows that look down onto the garden or the surrounding woodland. Our suite Eloise had a view of the lawn, with sun loungers set out on the grass. and an occasional chicken.The room was spotlessly clean, with crisp white sheets on our comfortable, king size bed. Our bathroom had twin sinks and every kind of toiletry you would need, including thick, soft white towels and towelling dressing gowns. We ate a delicious home cooked evening meal, that we had ordered in advance, in the palatial dining room with paintings and tapestries on the wall. The local wine, which was served in abundance, is a must and we went the next day to buy some of our own to take home.
The only problem is that we could only stay one night - en route to the south, but It would be a brilliant place to come and stay for at least a week to explore the local vineyards and surrounding countryside. Michele and Philippe are delightful hosts and couldn't do enough to make our visit a delight.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Well hidden behind it's woods, the Chateau des Reaux is a haven of peace where two vast suites and 2 large guestrooms, all with large state of the art and well-equipped bathrooms are open to our guests on the first floor of the chateau, all with view over the park and its century-old trees. Settle down for a moment of calm in the library, have a drink in the large lounge; make the most of the sauna, the piano, the galleru or the beautiful little chapel : you are 'chez vous'. ... more less