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Chateau de la Motte

Une histoire millénaire pour un château construit au 15è siècle. Le voir de loin m'a comblé, je n'ai pu que rêvé d'y pénétrer ; pour cela il faut une occasion, le château n'accueille que pour les mariages, baptêmes ou formation professionnelles
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Chateau de la Motte is a private castle offering Bed and Breakfast - BnB - in a unique and authentic environment. All the five bedrooms are decorated with taste and offer the comfort one can expect in the 21th century. The Candlelight dinner, held most evenings, contributes to the unique ambiance of this 15th century castle centered amongst lovely gardens and a peaceful country side. Pool. Guests houses are also available.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
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Romantic
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English, French, Dutch
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PaulMaryRC wrote a review Oct 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom208 contributions125 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This small castle has to be experienced. The bedrooms are clean and spacious, even a half bottle of wine waiting to be opened on arrival. Breakfast is typical French and plenty of coffe. The grounds are spacious and well kept, there is a swimming pool for use in the summer and in the autumn a roaring log fire in the lounge area which made it seem cosy. Excellent wifi and easy parking. The host spoke excellent English and was friendly and attentive.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All of the rooms are good, the more you pay the more spacious the room, all of the rooms have...
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Adam wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful XV century castle situated on a hill just north of Usseau. We received a warm welcome from our hosts, who spoke perfect English, who took time to give us a full tour of the castle and it's history.

The room was comfortable and well decorated in keeping with the age of the castle, with wi-fi throughout.

Breakfast in the large dining room was excellent, with a good selection of local and home made produce including their own yogurt.

A perfect place to stay if you want a unique quiet and peaceful experience.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dona_Nils wrote a review Nov 2017
Valtournenche, Italy2,307 contributions214 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the place only one night but it was enough to fall in love with it! Beautiful nature and the castle. The hotel rooms are not in the castle, but in the buildings around and they are nice and spacy. The bathroom was big, the beds comfortable and the service friendly. The breakfast basic. It's a pity it rained and we could not enjoy the beautiful terrace by the lake. A tripple room with two separate bedrooms for 120€ was reasonable price including parking, breakfast and WiFi.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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brimmus wrote a review Aug 2012
London, United Kingdom1 contribution56 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
i haven't actually stayed here but i inquired at quite late notice about a room, to which the owners replied. i was unable to get back to them in time (my wallet was stolen and had to spend the day in the police station) to which i received a sarcastic and mildly abusive email. its a shame as i was quite looking forward to visiting this property in the future but that email has just left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth.

so i would give this a miss personally as there is an abundance of amazing places to stay through out france that are better value and a lot more welcoming
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Date of stay: August 2012Trip type: Travelled with family
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remj wrote a review Oct 2018
Bath, United Kingdom45 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One night stopover en route from the Charente to the Caen ferry - perfectly located a few minutes from the A10 motorway. Quaint bedroom, but warm and comfortable and with a lovely view; bathroom a bit dated but clean and with everything needed - and excellent water pressure! But the highlight was the most amazing (set) meal - for €48 a head inclusive of aperitif, several appetisers, starter with white wine, main course with red wine (and plenty of it!), dessert, coffee/tea, and even chocolates to end! - and all at a standard of cooking and presentation to compare with the very best restaurants. Our hosts, Leiven and Carine, were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and the chateau itself is amazing. We will most certainly be back.

As others have noted, you need to be able to climb twisty stone staircases to get to your bedroom, and you must reserve the evening meal in advance!
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Date of stay: October 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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peterfin1 wrote a review Sept 2017
Padstow, United Kingdom68 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We saw this last year as we drove by, and decided it would be a good place to start our holiday this year, and weren't disappointed. Lovely room and ensuite, nicely decorated and equipped. We did have a swim in the pool, but the weather was a little cool and it started to rain, so didn't stay too long.
Lovely meal with about 5 courses with plenty of wine and several different canapés to savor beforehand. Breakfast was also very good. Very amiable hosts who spoke good English, although we were trying to get our French started! If we had any criticism it would be that the price of the dinner is quite steep.
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Date of stay: August 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ROD T wrote a review Oct 2019
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom121 contributions72 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On arriving in Usseau I thought we might having a problem finding the Chateau. No way,it is Usseau. It is truly wonderful and very well run by the hosts Lieven and Carine. It is everything you expect from a Chateau. A 4 poster bed in our bedroom and a massive bathroom. Downside 90 stairs to get up to the Turrett which is where our room was located. Breakfast very simple but excellent, more especially the home made yoghurt
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nuthatch1 wrote a review Jul 2018
Cheshire, United Kingdom38 contributions26 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a small, pretty, privately owned chateau conveniently located near to the A10. It is curated by a very gracious and hospitable couple who work hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible. A highlight undoubtedly is the tour of the chateau. So, if it is history and atmosphere that you are after then this is the place to stop. However, please note that there is no restaurant despite one being mentioned on Trip Advisor and on Booking.com This is not the case and we were a little disappointed to find out (after we had booked) that dinner is not offered between June and September. We had been looking forward to kicking back and having a leisurely dinner without having to drive any more. We were offered a picnic at E18 per head (this too has to be ordered in advance). It consisted of platters of meat/cheese/fish and pasta salad with a little fruit. Wine was extra at E15, you could have red, rose or white so choice was somewhat limited. There is no restaurant in the village either so a drive of about 7k is required if you would like to go out for dinner.
Another point to note is that there is a stone spiral staircase and you will need to climb a number of steps to get to reception and then (in our case) another 60 to get to our room, so the chateau is not suitable for disabled guests.
We enquired about the pool and were told that the water was green so didn't investigate further!
Our room was very atmospheric and comfortable and the bathroom superb. The continental breakfast was good, especially the homemade yogurt, so all in all a comfortable nigh at a `b & b.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Sue C wrote a review Oct 2018
69 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Chateau is a true fairytale castle inside and out. The hosts were delightful, generous, welcoming and hospitable. The food, evening meal and breakfast cooked by their daughter in law was simply out of this world.
If we are ever travelling nearby, we will be back and have already recommended it to our friends.
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Date of stay: October 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms are all real castle rooms, just choose one for the size of your party, or ask for the...
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LOLITAFELIX wrote a review May 2018
Luray, Virginia64 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For a second time, we visited the Chateau for a few nights on our journey to the Mediterranean. The castle is wonderful, the family members keeping the castle are always friendly, warm and helpful. The rooms are remarkable and clean. One can spend the day walking the idyllic landscape and relaxing in the castle gardens. We dined at every opportunity in the Chateau where the generous fresh breakfast or the four course dinners are among the finest dining experiences we have enjoyed. What a special place... we'll be back again.
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Date of stay: May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pick a lower level room if you have mobility issues, this is a real castle with only stone stairs
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JoHancock asked a question Aug 2018
Beavercreek, Ohio53 contributions29 helpful votes
Is it possible to order dinner when we stay one night in December? Was is the price of dinner?
Answer from Nuthatch1
Cheshire, United Kingdom38 contributions26 helpful votes
I’m not sure you would have to check with them. We were under the impression we could order dinner until after we had booked. There was a notice in the bedroom to say a set dinner could be ordered at E48. There is no restaurant just a dining room with one long table seating about 12 people where breakfast is served.
martinw asked a question Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom39 contributions39 helpful votes
Do you accept one, small, well-behaved dog?
Oudenaarde, Belgium1 contribution
Mr. There is carpeting in het whole castle. For hygienic reasons we can not accept dogs. We hope that you understand. Lieven and Carine
Answer from Natasja B
Viborg, Denmark24 contributions15 helpful votes
Hej Jette 😄 Jeg er selv endt her på grund af udsendelsen på TV2. Og jeg kan konstatere ud fra billederne at dette ikke er Angel og Dicks fine Chateau. Så tror vi må søge andensteds 😅 Mvh Natasja
PaulMaryRC wrote a tip Oct 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom208 contributions125 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the rooms are good, the more you pay the more spacious the room, all of the rooms have lovely views."
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gstinner wrote a tip Aug 2019
New York City, New York12 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"request a room in the castle if possible and not in the annexe..."
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387indy wrote a tip Jul 2019
Coral Springs, Florida4,762 contributions2,055 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make your desires known when booking, this is a B&B."
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mark l wrote a tip Jul 2019
Miami, Florida213 contributions146 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"NOT the turret room"
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Sue C wrote a tip Oct 2018
69 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are all real castle rooms, just choose one for the size of your party, or ask for the host's recommendation."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chateau de la Motte
Which popular attractions are close to Chateau de la Motte?
Nearby attractions include Le Grand Atelier, Musee d'art et d'industrie (7.6 km), Le Loft (7.1 km), and Escape Heroes (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chateau de la Motte?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Chateau de la Motte?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Chateau de la Motte?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chateau de la Motte?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Kerlouët, La Ferme Saint-Jacques, and Arlequin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chateau de la Motte?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Chateau de la Motte located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Usseau.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chateau de la Motte?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Chateau de la Motte?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Église Saint Jean L'évangéliste (7.3 km), Église Saint-pierre De Thuré (6.6 km), and Ancienne Église Saint-Romain (7.2 km).
Does Chateau de la Motte have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
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