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From the entrance gate, which opens onto a long tree-lined path leading to the main building, the chateau can be seen in all its refinement, harmony and moving beauty. The 17th and 18th centuries brought such talent and exquisite taste to the property that guests will be immediately overwhelmed with admiration. Connected to the main building by galleries that span the bridges over the old moat, the outbuildings on either side are equally enchanting. Even the boxwoods in the gardens have been designed with the utmost refinement. Not a single false note breaks the spell. Everyone will have the chance to savour the immutable beauty of this heritage treasure during a weekend or a long stay here.
This exceptionally well preserved property, which is very close to the city of Chartres, has belonged to our family for nearly three hundred years.
The Château de Blanville was built at the beginning of the 17th century and was then remodelled in the 18th century. It has retained the inherently French qualities of simplicity and harmonious balance from these great eras. The simple architecture provides a beautiful example of a stately home designed both for family life and for the practical operation of the estate. The chateau consists of a main building which is flanked by two short wings. The outbuildings, which extend the chateau on either side, double back on themselves to create a large rectangular courtyard. The moats intersecting the courtyard are accentuated by two small square pavilions at opposite corners of the chateau. The chateau enjoys a view of the French garden and a large lawn. The chateau, all the outbuildings and the surroundings have been listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments since 1969.
Blanville's stately origins date back to the end of the 16th century. Léonard du Cluzel, Lord of Chabrerie in Périgord, bought Blanville in 1738. The du Cluzels were an a Nobility of the Sword family from the Périgord region who appear in the history books as early as the 13th century and fought extensively under the reign of Louis XIV. Léonard du Cluzel was very successful and this enabled him to purchase Blanville, expand it and embellish it. His great-granddaughter Amélie and her husband Charles-Marcel de Cossé Brissac were our great-great-grandparents.
A stay in Blanville allows you to experience life in a stately home with modern comforts and a sense of absolute calm just 100km from Paris. The chateau is surrounded by both French and English style gardens. There are many different walks to be explored around the estate. A private heated swimming pool is open to guests during the summer months. The house has retained a family spirit and is designed to comfortably accommodate families and groups of friends. The woods that surround the chateau have a number of paths for walks or bicycle rides. The chateau can be reached by train with a train station just four kilometres away.
We enjoy going for walks in nearby Orrouer, visiting the mysterious cathedral bordered by fields of wheat, pushing our bikes to the Château de Villebon which belonged to Sully, and even strolling around Illiers-Combray, the town of Marcel Proust. We also enjoy getting lost in the forests of Senonches or Perche, and dining on the banks of the Eure at the Moulin de Ponceau or at the Château de Maintenon. We are big fans of the traditional and picturesque Brou market. But there is nothing we love more than admiring the magnificent gardens of Blanville, flushing the deer out of the surrounding woods, and simply relaxing by the swimming pool.
3000 € per week
1500 € per week-end
There are two lounges with televisions, a den, a dining room and a kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor are five bedrooms connected to a large library and four bathrooms. All the living rooms are south facing.