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ALLIER (FRANCE) - Luxury Equestrian Castle Stay

Castle Stay 2017 - A la carte
from March to December
Pavillon room
415 €
Standard room
+40 €
Confort room
+ 80 €
Superior & Deluxe rooms
contact us

Possibility to book during the week.

Beware, on Sundays evening and Mondays, in march, April, October, November and December, the castle is closed.

Options, Réductions & Suppléments
Additional day Pavillon room
205 €
Standard room
+ 20 €
Confort room
+ 40 €
Superior & Deluxe rooms
contact us
Additional hour of riding
34 €
Single room supplement - MANDATORY
- per night
Pavillon room
65 €
Standard room
85 €
Confort room
105 €
Superior & Deluxe rooms
contact us
Non-rider discount - per night
- 70 €
Low season discount
(March, April, October, November & December)
- 30 €

 

 

Included:

- 2 nights in a double room in Castle, according the chosen category
- Full board : 2 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 2 dinners (drinks not included),
- Free access to castle equipment : outdoor swimming pool (from May to September depending on the weather conditions),
- One free access per person to the Castle's Hammam
- 4 hours of horse riding per person as described, with English / French speaking guide,
- Total and unlimited financial guarantee (APS) of all payments made to us (see "why ride with us ?"),
- Protection of the French Law for travel consumers who book through French travel agencies (see "why ride with us ?").

 

Not included:

- transport to the meeting point,
- single room supplement if you travel alone,
- drinks,
- optional activities
- extra riding or extra day,
- tips,
- optional insurances.

 

 

 

 

Charming weekend on horseback with Castle accommodation - Randocheval - Ride in France

Discover the charm and abundant history of the Bourbonnais region at the Castle, located only three hours south of Paris.

Its hilltop position provides encompassing views of the estate's 40 hectares including the lake, forests, fields and typical "bocage".
The heart of this Eden is the beautiful, romantic 19th century mansion, completely renovated and managed with refinement. Each of the 16 comfortable guestrooms contains complete modern bathrooms, tasteful decoration and antique furnishings of the period. The Chateau offers guests in search of a change of scenery a delightful country experience highlighted by fine gourmet dining in an atmosphere of relaxation and culture.

At the Chateau, guests are welcomed with warmth and attention and quickly feel at home amidst the splendour of the chateau and tranquil grounds.
Equipped with wonderful stables for horses, you'll have there a great time horse riding and relaxing...

A unique and natural environment, unspoiled and largely unchanged from historical times. Experience the traditional bourbonnaise countryside in its true sense - the characteristic bocage, herds of Charollais cattle, flocks of sheep, horses, and, of course, the friendliness of the bourbonnaise people themselves. A private estate of 100 acres containing cool woods, green pastures and a pond, all carefully maintained with the well-being of the guests in mind. Walking paths wind through wood and field, while the pond provides fish for the angler and a row boat for the boater. Peace and tranquility are a priority at the Castle.

The double French doors of the entrance open to a large foyer which provides access to the different reception rooms on this floor. The style is predominantly Directoire, as evidenced by the ornate golden coloured wood paneling, the mahogany paneling, and the monumental original chandelier.
The Grand and the Middle salons are furnished with your comfort in mind. The comfortable seating and pleasant music provide a perfect setting for enjoying aperitifs and refreshments.
The mahogany-paneled library, containing books and parlor games, opens onto the grounds via large, floor-to-ceiling windows.


Day 1
Meeting point at the Castle during the afternoon. Relax at the Castle (outdoor swimming pool, trekking in the estate's 40 hectares, bicycle, sauna, jacuzzi).
Dinner and night at the Castle.

Day 2
After breakfast, you will enjoy a 2 hours lesson in the morning on the beautiful outdoor arena of the Haras. Evaluation of riding abilities, dressage, jumping depending on what you prefer.
Lunch at the Castle .
During the afternoon, a one hour trail riding in the park and around will let you discover better the castle and its wonderful environment.
Dinner and night at the Castle.

Day 3
Departure in the morning for a 1 hour trail ride in the bocage and into one of the majestic forests of the country (Tronçais or Gros Bois).
Lunch at the castle's restaurant.
Check out at 1.00 pm.

Horse riding stay in Auvergne with Castle accommodation - Ride in France
Horse riding stay in Auvergne with Castle accommodation - Ride in France

Horses and riding level

Horses

Horses are balanced and willing: French saddle horses, spanish horses. The stables are very close to the Castle.

Tack

English saddles.

Recommended riding experience

You'll ride a total of 5 hours. You need to be comfortable at all gaits.
Each day, you'll have the choice between trails and horse riding lessons in the outdoor area with a competent teacher.

For non riding companions

Non riders are welcome on this destination, there are many possibilities at the castle (hammam, swimming pool, jacuzzi, mountain bike...).
Helmet is compulsory on this destination.
Accompagnied children are welcome from 16 years if they have the required level.

The local team

French riding instructors.

 

Accommodation

For your comfort, the Chateau has 19 renovated rooms, each with complete bathrooms and furnished with unique antiques and artwork. Each room offers a panoramic view on the gardens or the riding training areas. The rooms also has wifi and satellite television.

You have the choice between 5 types of room :

Pavilion rooms
The rooms in the Garden Pavilion (next to the Château) are furnished in typical country residence style. They are located on the ground floor and lead out directly onto the gardens. These rooms are popular for their accessibility and direct access to the grounds. One of the rooms is fully equipped to disabled accessibility standards.

Standard rooms
The Standard rooms are furnished in typical country residence style. They are north-facing and offer a view of the horse training tracks.

Comfort rooms
The Comfort rooms are south or north-facing and offer a panoramic view over either the Bourbonnais woodlands or the horse training tracks.

Superior rooms
The Superior rooms are south or north-facing and offer a panoramic view over either the Bourbonnais woodlands or the horse training tracks.

DeLuxe rooms
The Deluxe room is the Château's flagship room and is ideally situated at the end of the main building's west wing. It boasts views from three sides (south, west and north) and overlooks the magnificent Bourbonnais woodlands.


Facilities
Outdoor swimming pool (in season), possibility to borrow a mountain bike, fishing in the pond, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness, billiard, petanque, table tennis, library, ...


Meals

Gourmet restaurant with roots deep in the Bourbonnaise tradition. Experience the diversity and flair of local cuisine, and rediscover the taste and health of produce from the Chateau gardens, neighbouring farms, or local markets. Meals are served in the hunter's dining room, the more intimate Directoire Salon, or outside, on the inviting terrace.
A wine cellar containing nearly 3000 bottles of France's finest selections, especially those of Bourgogne and Cote du Rhone. Come share our passion for wine.

 

Language: Our guide speaks English / French and our head waiter speaks Spanish and Portuguese too.

Group size: Between 1 and 5 riders by trail.

Closest airport / train station:
The meeting point is at the castle.
If you plan to arrive by train, you can join Moulins sur Allier, from where you could ask a taxi .

 

Our riding consultant's report

Dominique's report

The perfect romantic hideaway for horse lovers, just 3 hours from Paris!

Contact Dominique

Phone : +33 (0)437 02 2000
dominique@rideinfrance.com

Riding guest reviews

"We appreciated the riding lessons for the quality of the explanations and the very good atmosphere. The whole team is very nice and willing to help." - Isabelle G. (2012)

Key facts

From 415 € !

Luxury ride - With a non rider - Gourmet - Weekend

3 days / 2 nights / 4 hours on horseback (extra optional hours possible)

Randonnée à cheval - Un voyage Rando Cheval

Dominique, your riding consultant

Voyage à cheval Rando Cheval

Contact Dominique

Phone : 00 33 437 02 2000
Email : dominique @ rideinfrance.com

 

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