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Chateau de la Motte

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The house

Chateau de la Motte is the very French second home of an English family. It is spacious and comfortable, warm and family friendly; a lovely place with a special feel. Also great in winter with central heating and big log fires.

On the ground floor is a large salon and three other sitting rooms, two with televisions, and a small library of about 800 books.. The kitchen, with a big log fireplace, is a pleasure in which to cook and great for pre-dinner gatherings. The four main bedrooms are big and comfortable with armchairs or sofas.  Chateau de la Motte  has character which comes with age, unspoiled by its modern comforts.

SITTING ROOMS: On the ground floor there is a large salon, where 15 people may congregate in comfort, two small sitting rooms, a library and a playroom where one can read, watch television (s) or make a noise without bothering anyone.

KITCHEN: The table in the kitchen expands to seat 10. The large kitchen has three parts: a cooking and dining area with a huge open fire over which food can be chargrilled; a washing up area where plates and glasses are stored, which has a double sink, two dishwashers, fridge and freezer: a butler’s pantry with a fridge for drinks and ice.

BEDROOMS: On the first floor are four large bedrooms, 3 with adjoining bathrooms. There are 3 other bedrooms and a room with shower, basin and wc. (see floor plan). On the second floor are two bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin which share a bathroom. The stairs to this floor are quite steep.


  • Independent
  • Local contact
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Tennis court at the house
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Fireplace
  • Bath
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool


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Situated on the edge of the small village of Rumilly-lès-Vaudes in an area of rolling hills and vast forests.
Vineyards of Champagne and Chablis nearby
The historic city of Troyes is at 22km
Golf, water sports and horse riding within ten minutes
Many great châteaux are within one hour

  • Rural
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

There is a small Carrefour 'Connect' mini supermarket, also bakery, butcher, post office, chemist, hairdressers etc. within five minutes.


The grounds are full of fun with zip wire, trampoline, swimming pool, tennis court, ping-pong, boules and 7 ha of park and woodland teeming with wildlife. Children particularly love the coarse fishing in the moat and the river. For those who like to explore there are five adult and and two children’s bicycles.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports

Additional price info and offers

Price includes three hours of domestic help per day, six days a week. It also includes all linen, electricity, pool heating and logs for the fires in the winter. Heating oil for the cooler months is extra and cost will be deducted from damage deposit.

For parties numbering 9 people or less a discount of 15% is offered on the full price. For parties numbering 10, 11 or 12 people a 10% discount on full price has already been applied,

A reduction in daily price for short stays of 3 or 4 days available upon request.

Catering available, please contact us for further details.

Price includes

  • Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 500.00

Availability of 'Chateau de la Motte'

Philip Bean has last updated the calendar on 16 Jan 2019

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