This authentic historical 15th century castle is of easy access just South of the Loire Valley, between Touraine and Poitou-Charentes. You are kindly welcomed to stay in its charming bedrooms and suites.
You may also take advantage of the candlelight dinner prepared with “tender loving care” by Marie-Andree, using as much as possible fresh organic vegetables and fruit provided from the surrounding gardens. A medieval type garden with a fountain, a small park of old lime trees, flower beds, orchards, birds, enhances the “slow” type ambiance of the property.
You may also choose a Self-catering for a long stay or organize a happy event in the Function room.
There is a wealth of diversified activities at and around the castle. On the spot: the pool, horse riding, hiking along marked trails, biking, … The Futuroscope theme park, nearby, is also a worldwide renowned place for families.

Privé manor Listed as French Monuments Historiques


- Parking
- Park
- Swimming pool

Open: 3st april - 8 november 2015



Marie-Andrée’s good taste and talent was used to decorate all rooms of Château de la Motte. Internet - Wifi the drawing room and a few bedrooms

- Geoffroy du Bec
Charming little geometric room located in the round keep. 15th century ambiance with a period fireplace, terracotta floor tiling, a stone bench and coloured beams. This room faces South with a pleasant view on the countryside and the nearby village down below.
Canopied double bed 160 x 200 cm (63”x 79”)
The shower is located within the wide wall structure. Low door frames.
Rates: 100 €

- Isabelle de Poissy
Pleasant room and spacious. Facing East toward the rising sun. Medieval type window frame.
Canopied twin beds which can be joined to make an extra wide bed (94” or 240cm)
Small bed for a toddler 3-5 y.o.
An additional bed can be possibly added.
Bathroom equipped with a “bidet” and bathtub-shower.
Rates: 115 €

- Aimery de Brisay
Family suite made of a large room with a sumptuous four-poster bed, stone benches facing each other by the medieval window.
Communicating doors with the room Ysabeau de Poitiers can be opened up upon request.
Four-poster double 160 x 200 cm (63”x 79”)
Bathroom equipped with a “bidet”and bathtub-shower. Separate toilet in the back.
Small adjoining room with standard twin beds (36"x79")
Rates: 145 € (double)

Ysabeau de Poitiers
Large suite with 15th and 18th century features.
Two medieval embrasures.
Opposite stone benches by the main window.
18th century fireplace carved in “tuffeau” limestone.
Double 160 x 200 cm (63” x 79”)
An antique bed 120 x 185 cm (47” x 73”)
The « petit salon », located between the main bedroom and the bathroom, is provided with an antique bed suitable for a medium height adult.
Rates: 150 € (double)

The Knight's Room
Impressive room at the top of the castle. The arrow slits are a reminder that this place was a medieval fortress. This room has been entirely decorated by Marie-Andrée and Jean-Marie.
Double 160 x 200 cm (63” x 79”)
An additional four-poster single bed available 90 x 200 cm (36" x 79") for a little Princess or a young Knight (30€)
Beautiful large bathroom with balneo type bath.
Rates: 170 € (double)

- 3 bedrooms, child: single bed already available in sitiu (90 x 190 cm or 36"x79"): 30€ fold-out (32"x79"): 20€

- 2 suites, 145€ to 150€ (double), child: 30€, single bed already in sitiu

Welcome to the Manor


Breakfast : included

Table d'hotes : 38 € adultes - 30 € (12 à 18 ans) - 20€ (-12 ans), complimentary -6 ans


- Parking
- Park
- Swimming pool


Seasonal rentals


For a week or two nights minimum you can stay in a self catering Guest House/Holiday Homes a few meters away from the castle. Quality accomodation. Wifi and TV. Privatised garden space with table and chairs

- THE FARM GUEST HOUSE (100-125m²)
This Guest house can be rented with 2 or up to 5 bedrooms depending upon your needs. It is very suitable also for an extended family or a group of friends.
- Ground floor (60 m²):
Large living/dining room (30 m²) with a fireplace, two couches (one can be used as a spare bed).
Fully equipped kitchen
Shower/toilet bathroom
Shared laundry room: washing machine and dryer, iron.
- Second floor (42-67 m²):
Master bedroom named Chambre Rose with a direct access to the bathroom. Double 160 x 200cm (63” x 79”)
The small Chambre Bleue: one double 140 x 190 cm (55" x 75")and one single 90 x 190cm ( 36”x 75”)
The Chambre Jaune: one double 140 x 200 cm (55” x 79”) and one single 90 x 190cm (35” x 75”). Private bathroom with toilet and multijet-shower. This room can also be self-dependant since it has its own kitchen or can be joined to other bedrooms/guest houses (double access)

This new guest house extends the Farm guesthouse. It can be reached either from the Function Room or directly from the Gardens in the back.
This Guest House can be rented either with one or two bedrooms.
Living room (22m²) with a convertible couch
Small kitchen, all equipped.
- La Chambre “Fuschia”: double 160 x 200 cm (63” x 79”) and one single bed 90 x 200cm (35” x 79”). Private bathroom with toilet and multijet-shower.
- La Chambre “Tilleul”,double 160 x 200 cm (63” x 79”). Private bathroom with toilet and multijet-shower.

THE DOVE COTE (70 m²): an outstanding Guesthouse.
Circular rooms formerly containing 800 pigeon nests!
- a round (30 m²) sitting, dining, kitchen room. Remote LED controls. Satellite TV
- a round (30 m²) bedroom with a round bed 215 cm diam.
- well equipped bathroom with a balneo and a separate shower. Also apart a japanese toilet.

Rates: enquire

Also facing South, is separated from the castle by the Medieval garden. There are two entrances, either through the lower room or from the back where the swimming pool is located.
Living room/kitchen all equipped. A convertible couch can be used for sleeping visiting guests when needed.
Master bedroom with a double 160 x 200 cm (63” x 79”).
Additional bedroom with twin beds 90 x 190cm (37” x 77”)
Bathroom with spacious shower, as well as a bath and toilet.

The three levels of a lovely small house (about 54 m²) have been totally renovated recently
Equipment is planned for four guests.
Ground floor: opened kitchen, dining/living room. Toilet. TV and Internet.
1st floor: bedroom with double, shower and toilet.
2nd floor: in the attic. Bedroom with two single, shower

This small apartment, with a mezzanine, is located at the top of the Chateau. (for 3 or 4 persons)
An additional single has then to be added in the small living room for the 4 people configuration.
Main level (35 m²): open kitchen with full equipment, dining/living room. Convertible sofa. Single bed. Full bath and toilet facilities. Satellite TV, ADSL.
Mezzanine (about 12 m²): double bed (160 cm wide) Rates: Others seasons:

- 8 bedrooms
- 150 + 60 + 65 = 275 m² en trois dépendances square meter

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20 guests


Low season : hors avril-septembre
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Visits, Events

Ouverture des visites

From 2015-04-01 10:00 to 2015-09-30 17:00
Repeat: Yearly

Le château se visite uniquement les week-ends du 1er avril au 30 septembre de 10h-11h30 et 14h-17h. Visite libre des jardins du 1er avril au 30 sept.
Groupes (10 pers minimum) tous les jours sur RV


Regular rate : jardins gratuits - chateau 6 €/adulte
Reduced rate : 1/2 tarif étudiants et scolaires
Youth rate : gratuit - de 6 ans
Group rate : jardins gratuits, 4 € chateau - 5 € chateau + jardin
Other rates : Half price for students
Let's meet in the gardens

Rendez-vous aux jardins 2015

From 2015-06-06 10:00 to 2015-06-07 17:00
Repeat: Yearly

ouvert de 10h à 12h et 14h à 17h

National heritage open days

Journées du patrimoine 2015

From 2015-09-19 10:00 to 2015-09-20 17:00
Repeat: Yearly

ouvert de 10h à 12h et 14h à 17h


Useful information


- Nearby city: Chatellerault (8,4 km)
- Nearby city: Poitiers (45 km)
- Distance from Paris: more than 180 miles
- Nearby airport: Poitiers (41 km)
- Nearby station: Châtellerault Gare TGV (8,4 km)


Exit 26 on motorway A10/E5. Then from the round-about follow Usseau. 6 km/3.5 miles away
- Theme Park: Futuroscope 20 min
- Loire Valley Chateaux: 40-60 min.
- Animal parks
On the spot: muséum; horse riding, go-kart, hot-air ballooning, hiking, bicycling, ...
Gastronomy and wine tasting: local Haut-Poitou and Loire Valley Wines


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