Château La Chutelière

La Ferriere-en-Parthenay, Deux Sèvres

Elegant, historical château with art and light-filled rooms. A home cinema and 23 acres mean it doesn't matter what the weather does


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 15


A private woodland road and a wisteria-clad bridge lead you to this magical château. Originally built as a link fortress during the Hundred Years’ War, it’s a warm, unpretentious home with a contemporary feel that’s been in Jennifer’s family for many years. She lives in the Coach House and will be there to meet you but is otherwise out of sight unless you need her.Bedrooms are on the ground and first floors, there’s a lounge, music room and library, and a stunning open-plan loft space. Watch films on the home cinema, play pool, read. The big sociable kitchen has an Aga (and conventional cooker too) plus all the basics for cooking and a cake waiting for you. Shops are a 15-minute drive – you’ll find traditional markets open on various days of the week for inspirational seasonal and local produce.There’s also a games room, a gym, a saltwater pool and 23 acres of grounds to explore with red squirrels, masses of birds, a herb garden, orchard, running water… Head out for walks, cycle rides, castles and abbeys; you’re only an hour from the coast. Return for a sundowner on the terrace and relish the peace.

Front of Chateau La Chuteliere in Deux Sevres, France with white window shutters and floral path leading up to entrance

We think you'll love

  • The beautiful gardens
  • The huge top floor loft living space
  • The owls hooting you to sleep
Château La Chutelière - Gallery

You should know

  • It’s a five to 15-minute drive to local shops
  • There are quite a few stairs


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 8km.


Nightly price
from €250
Weekly price
from €1760
1 Château for 15
From €2505 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

The château is surrounded by farmland and just outside the village of La Ferrière-en-Parthenay, which has a bakery and a few cafes. Parthenay itself (15 kilometres) is a charming medieval town and Poitiers, with its Romanesque history and youthful cafe culture, is 35 kilometres. You’re in the heart of the Poitou-Charentes region, peppered with pretty churches, lesser-known châteaux, markets, wine tours and family-friendly spots like Futuroscope Science Park.

Local points of interest from Jennifer Cock

  • There’s so much here of interest - from the architecture and 600 years of history, to the Avant Garde paintings from Central Asia, objets d’art from India, Bali and China and an eclectic collection of books, records and CDs, including ABBA!
  • Food lovers will be in heaven. Head out after a copious breakfast to explore the street markets held on different days in picturesque nearby towns and villages selling fresh organic fare, local cheeses and delicacies.
  • Find a quiet spot in the garden to sit and read, sunbathe by the pool, chill out in the media room or play records in the music room, enjoy an evening drink listening to the hooting owls or simply look up at a sky full of stars.
  • And if it’s activity you want, there’s table tennis, pool, table football, skittles, plenty of space to explore and run around, various local walks and cycle routes along hidden away back roads hardly anyone uses.
  • Should you wish to explore further afield, there are plenty of places of interest to visit, including little-known vineyards, medieval towns and villages, hidden away fairytale castles, unusual museums, award-winning historical theme parks and an aquarium!
  • We’re enthusiastic hosts, and here to help - from providing local maps for hikes and cycle tours, researching places of interest and unusual activities, to finding the best prices for bike hire, helping with reservations and providing babysitting services.


Jennifer Cock

Half English, half French, Jennifer spent 25 years as an organisation/leadership consultant. The chateau has been in the family for over 30 years and Jennifer would like guests to enjoy this beautiful, timeless house as much as they have.