The Grande Maison Younan Collection’s riverside châteaux along the Loire and the Sèvre Niortaise are the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing summer break. Grounds dotted with trees, outdoor swimming pools, bike rides: take the time to slow down and experience some of life’s gentle pleasures.
Enjoy long, hot summer days and the perfect peace of the surrounding countryside: a fantastic combination. You’ll find the Château de Beauvois and its 40-hectare grounds in the Loire Valley near Tours. Hundred-year-old trees reach up into the bright blue sky, releasing their gentle fragrance to give you renewed energy. Beautifully green lawns stretch as far as the eye can see while flowerbeds provide a riot of color. Make your way round on foot or by bike (available from the Château): the grounds are a veritable playground! From reading a book in the shade of the trees to jogging in the cool woodland or setting off a family walk: the options are endless and endlessly enjoyable. The Château sits above an outdoor pool, surrounded by lush green lawns – ideal whether you’re looking to swim a few lengths in the morning, kick back and relax on the loungers in the afternoon or relax in the evening sunshine. But the activities don’t stop there: Château de Beauvoir has tennis courts, basketball courts and playing areas for petanque and can provide players with rackets, balls and boules.
Château Le Prieuré near Saumur has a terrace with wonderful views of the Loire and is a veritable haven of peace – the ideal spot for a great getaway for a few days. Nestled in its vast grounds, a stay at the Château, surrounded by trees and stone sculptures, offers you the chance to get away from it all. Whether on foot or by bike (available for guests staying at the Château), the gardens are the perfect spot for walks as a family. In the mood for some sport? Head to the tennis courts, the basketball courts or the mini golf for a fun summer’s afternoon, whatever your age.
The Hotel Saint-Martin offers a warm welcome which extends far beyond its hotel walls. Overlooking the Sèvre Niortaise, the stunning grounds are filled with trees and flowers: a symphony in shades of green. Conifers, oaks and beeches create delightful shade as you stroll round the gardens, listening to the hum of nature. The hotel has an enticing swimming pool with plenty of loungers if you’re looking to relax, whilst its terrace with a view of the building and the surrounding countryside is just waiting for you: an ideal spot for those looking for peace and quiet this summer – and an opportunity to sip a delicious glass of wine. Whether walking or cycling (bikes are available from the hotel), you’ll love exploring the property’s grounds with attractive gardens and plenty of stone benches hidden away in the shade if you fancy taking a little break.
You’ll love the laid-back living at the châteaux of the Grande Maison Younan Collection. In the mood for an incredibly relaxing stay and long, hot summer days? Just open the door.