Chateau de Rochecotte

Location St-Patrice

Postcode 37130

Telephone +33 (0)2 47 96 16 16

€€-€€€€

Why we love it...

Charming, Italianate, hands-on owners

The Place

Talleyrand bought Rochecotte in 1825 for his favourite niece, the Duchesse de Dino. Originally a rather stark 18thC castle with glorious views over the Loire Valley to the Chateau d’Ussé, she gave it an Italianate look by adding pillars, pergolas and terraces, extended it in the same style to make room for their many friends and even harnessed the hydraulic technology of the moment to pipe water to the suites and kitchens. In 1986 Monsieur Pasquier bought it for his wife and daughters. They then renovated it with great attention to detail, and have continued faithfully in the house’s tradition of hands on hospitality: large though it is, there seems to be at least one member of the family in sight at all times.

Many of the pictures, chandeliers, tapestries and pieces of furniture originally installed by the Duchesse are still where she put them, undisturbed by the intervening owners. But this is no museum: the smart salons are there to be used and enjoyed and more modern pieces mingle comfortably with the old. The bedrooms are all individually decorated to an exacting standard, with carpets, wall-coverings and fabrics teamed together, and quite sensibly priced by floor area. Talleyrand preferred the calm of Rochecotte to his own, ritzier, Valencay: it’s not difficult to see why.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€€
Rooms 37; 31 double and twin, 2 suites, all with bath and shower, 1 apartment; all rooms have king sized or twin beds, phone, TV, WiFi, hairdryer, air conditioning, kettle, bottled water, and coffee
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea
Facilities 2 sitting rooms, 3 dining rooms, meeting rooms, lift, terrace, garden, heated swimming pool, 24 hectare park, bike hire, table tennis, laundry service
Children accepted
Disabled 1 suitable room, disabled toilet in restaurant
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Christelle Brosset
Call +33 (0)2 47 96 16 16
Fax +33 (0)2 47 96 90 59
Email chateauhotel@rochecotte.fr
Website www.chateau-de-rochecotte.fr/en

Good To Know

Address 43 rue Dorothée de Dino, St-Patrice 37130
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The Location

Find this place: in village, between Tours and Saumur on N152, then D35; car parking

What's nearby: Langeais (8 km); Tours (33 km); Chinon (24 km)