Château de la Roche Martel
Situated on the border of the 3 regions of Poitou, Anjou and Touraine, La Roche Martel occupies a strategic position which was originally of military importance (in the 15th century) but is now perfectly situated for sightseeing.
Currently undergoing restoration, the Château de la Roche Martel now boasts modern comforts and is home to a chambres d’hôtes:
- the Lord's Apartments (sleeps 3) with four-poster bed, kitchenette, bath tub and shower.
- the Tower Bedroom (sleeps 2), an original round room with separate entrance and shower.
- the Ramparts Bedroom (sleeps 1), a lovely small room for just one person.
- the Keep Bedroom (sleeps 3), with 2 twin beds and bath.
The owners provide a warm welcome and will be delighted to give you suggestions for sightseeing around the regions, tell you about the history of the château and surrounding area, and give you an insight into the life of a family that has lived in châteaux in western France for more than a millennium.
From Roche Martel you can explore the fascinating Poitou and Loudunais regions: Romanesque churches, the Acadian connection, Futuroscope, etc.
To the north, the property is in the ideal location for golfers (Loudun golf club 3 km), and for sightseeing in the historical Loire Valley (Fontevraud Abbey and Loire châteaux such as Chinon, Saumur, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, and more). It is also in a central location between the Loire Valley wine areas of Saumur-Champigny, Chinon, Bourgueil, etc.