Château des Grotteaux - Boutique château-hotel - Loire-et-Cher
Serenity and history: the charm of a thousand-year-old château
Hidden away in the heart of the prestigious “golden triangle” of the Loire Valley’s former royal residences, Château des Grotteaux emerges serene and majestic, inviting you to relax amid nature’s bounty.
This 17th-century residence, built in 1620 by Guillaume Ribier, a state councillor and art enthusiast, is more than just somewhere to stay. It’s a place where the soul is restored to the soothing sounds of the Cosson, the river running alongside the château, of the birdsong and the gentle murmur of age-old trees. The interiors, which boast wall paintings by French artist Jean Mosnier, exude a distinct harmony.
In the shade of the 82-acre grounds, you can let your mind wander, stroll, or simply marvel at nature stretching as far as the eye can see. Before you leave, take a break under the oak trees, relax by the turquoise pool, or work up a sweat on the tennis court.
Come and relax in the evening in one of the château’s five tastefully renovated bedrooms, soaking up the authentic, warm, and harmonious atmosphere. The original inspiration for each room is an object, a painting, or a fabric. The result is remarkable. As Baudelaire once said, “the soul bathes lazily here.” You’ll never want to leave.
Nearby, the land of châteaux awaits, with Chambord, Cheverny, and Blois all within cycling distance. The Château des Grotteaux is a place where life slows down, where the soul is replenished, and where you can reconnect with what’s matters most.
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Rooms & suites
Immerse yourself in the privacy of Château des Grotteaux’s five bedrooms, each named after a Greek divinity or historical figure linked to the site. Luxury objects, paintings, and fabrics add a picturesque touch to the interiors, creating a warm, authentic atmosphere. Harmony reigns in these unique spaces, from the Chambre Guillaume Ribier with its breathtaking view of the park to the luminous and spacious Suite du Cardinal Richelieu.
The Guillaume Ribier Room
The harmonious decor in this room was designed around Braquenié “Bengali” fabric and the 19th, 20th and 21st-century furniture. The room offers a superb view of the park. The walk-in shower is made from Briare enamel.
The Charles-Joseph Bagieu Room
2 to 3 people
A red, wooden stairway leads to this independent room, located within the orangery which was built by Charles-Joseph Bagieu, early 19thcentury. The room offers an unrivalled view of the château (only 30 odd yards away), is spacious and includes a natural stone and marble bathroom with bathtub and shower.
The Poséidon Room
This room boasts a magnificent grisaille painting of Poseidon and Hestia which was discovered during the renovation work on the château. The GP & JBAKER curtains frame a view of the River Cosson and the Cheverny appellation vineyard. The spacious walk-in shower is made from Briare enamel and is lit be an oeil de boeuf window.
The Zeus Room
This room’s remarkable decor features 17th-century murals depicting the Olympian gods Zeus, Athena, Apollo and Artemis. The period furniture, consisting of a Louis XVI sofa and Louis XV chest of drawers, adds an extra touch of elegance. The bathroom is bright and very spacious and looks out onto the River Cosson and the slopes of the Cheverny vineyard.
The Cardinal Richelieu Suite
2 to 4 people
This suite consists of two rooms and an entrance hall and offers two views - one of the park and one of the River Cosson. The natural theme is continued in the “Bird and Thistle” prints featuring birds and leaves. The room has a large private shower room. The sofa in the lounge can be converted into a very comfortable bed for two people. A hidden door conceals a charming bathroom made from Briare enamel.