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Bracknell, United Kingdom

Wonderfull Chateau and Grounds Crying Out For A Restaurant

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 Sept 2022
We stayed for a total of 5 nights in late August/Early September.

Easily found, with plenty of parking.

Efficient reception staff speaking excellent English - just a little on the reserved/cool side. Perhaps a little jaded after a long/hot summer.

Fortunately (in our opinion anyway) this chateau has not been overly renovated and modernised, retaining all of it’s character and charm whilst being subtly brought up to date with the plumbing etc.

We stayed in two different superior rooms in the chateau itself - Charles de France and Diane de Poiters. Both were very spacious, clean and comfortable, with good quality bed linen. The bathrooms were large and well equipped - the former with a bath and shower cubicle and the latter with bath/shower above. Excellent shower water pressure. The former had a dual aspect over the grounds to the rear and the latter single aspect over the front of the chateau. We’d stay in both again. It should be noted that there were no in room coffee/tea making facilities or refrigerators.

Whilst it was sunny and hot (30) during our visit, the high ceilinged bedrooms were cool enough for us with the windows open and fans in use. There is no aircon.

The bar/lounge area was in character with the chateau and very comfortable. There is no bar as such, but drinks are served to order.

The simple breakfast that was served was to a basic standard with good quality components, but very overpriced in our opinion. We only took breakfast the once.

The evening meal (not on a Sunday) is served in the Tomato Bar, which is a couple of hundred yards walk away from the main building in the main garden area. The ‘bar’ is actually a lean to structure against a garden wall, with a variety of rustic tables and chairs arranged beneath an open sided gazebo type structure. The menu choice is simple - there is none - it’s a 3 course Plat D’ Jour. Good quality ingredients simply cooked in a ‘home’ style. The menu is a 3 day rotation - veal featuring twice. The location would not be pleasant in cool or inclement weather. We were aware that no meal would be available upon our Sunday evening arrival after a long day from the UK, so took the precaution of a cold box meal. However, in no uncertain terms were were instructed by Christelle the receptionist not to consume this (with a bottle of wine from the Chateau) in the lovely grounds or breakfast area - this had to be consumed in our room! Perhaps this was due to the grounds and garden being open to the public and ‘picnicking’ was clearly discouraged.

Visitors to the gardens/grounds are allowed to tour the chateau public rooms.

The chateau willingly booked an excellent ‘Sunday’ local restaurant for us - but this wasn’t any compensation as there were no taxis available and neither of us will drink and drive, so an excellent meal was sadly sans wine.

The formal tomato and dahlia garden was wonderful. The actual grounds were fascinating, with much thought and effort having gone into creating a mindfulness theme along the walkways through the ancient forest. The underground cellars and ‘caves’ were equally fascinating. Several hours were spent just wandering, exploring and appreciating the estate.

This review would be 5 star if only there were a proper restaurant on site.
Date of stay: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely Chateau hotel worth staying at - all a little dated from an infrastructure perspective, but affordable. Shame there is not a nice restaurant - the simple dinner in the vegetable garden with a single menu only is very mediocre - so eat elsewhere. Breakfast not great, but halfway ok.

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

What an amazing hotel.. We stayed here as part of a group in June and everyone came away absolutely blown away! A beautiful hotel that oozes charm and character. The larger rooms were like a fairy tale, and even the more normal rooms were fantastic, with exposed wood beams and lots of charm. If you are in doubt about whether to stay or not, do it! It is a special experience...

Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022

We are a family of four, two adults and two teens. The beds were uncomfortably hard and there is no air conditioning. It wasn't super hot outside so it was bearable. The paint is peeling off in various places and the bathrooms did not seem all that clean (some mold). On the plus side, the rooms are quiet and dark for sleeping. The grounds are absolutely spectacular and relaxing. The breakfast is also nice.

Date of stay: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2021

Stayed overnight and had dinner in the bar. The chateau is lovely and the parkland around it is superb. The place shows its age but has been traditionally furnished so everything seems to be "period". The room was comfy and warm (good for November) and the food served in the bar came from the establishment which focuses on tomatoes - it was good wholesome food and the white wine we had was excellent. If we are this way again we will certainly stay and maybe take a break of a few days to savour the atmosphere.

Date of stay: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021

We did a little tour of this very pretty chateau. Loved the scale and the design, enjoyed the sumptuous parkland around it. A nice afternoon. We spent some time walking around the grounds and then went into town for something to eat.

Date of stay: July 2021
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