Dear *|FIRSTNAME|*, The Loire Valley's Château Du Coudreceau is next up in our series ‘Waterstone: Our People, Culture and Community.’

We are proud to present this next issue in our series focusing on the people, culture and communities that make up our diverse Waterstone Collection. Throughout the series we will continue to introduce you to people who are passionate ambassadors for their local cultures and communities. In this edition we focus on Niall Carroll, the General Manager of Château Du Coudreceau. The all-inclusive nature of this exclusive use French estate means that the following are included in the nightly rate: butler and chef services, gourmet meals, beverages (inclusive of alcohol), unlimited golf access and on-site leisure activities. 

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“I’m incredibly proud of the experience we’re able to offer guests of Château Du Coudreceau. For me, the goal is to create lasting memories in an environment that makes guests feel completely at home from arrival to departure. Because the ‘can-do’ attitude of our staff is so central to the culture of Château Du Coudreceau, we hire based on attitude over experience. It is vitally important, especially as an exclusive use property, that each of our team members is actively looking to fulfil our guests’ every wish before they even have to ask for it."

— Niall Carroll
General Manager, Château Du Coudreceau

While guests of Château Du Coudreceau are initially drawn to the estate for its Gallic charm and bucolic surroundings, it is the ‘céad míle fáilte’ or ‘one hundred thousand welcomes’ they receive from the château’s Irish staff that ultimately makes their stay unforgettable. (The Château is owned by an Irish family whose personal staff runs the estate.) “Estate”, actually, is perhaps too proper and cold a word to use in describing Château Du Coudreceau. A more appropriate word would be “home”, for that is what it feels like for guests when they arrive.

Filled with luxurious modern amenities, Château Du Coudreceau still manages to take guests back in time. 250 years young, the Château’s front facing facades pay homage to the original building, while the wine cellar remains basically untouched. Furthering guests’ love affair with the surrounding Loire Valley, the culinary products used at Château Du Coudreceau are locally sourced, including the sumptuous selection of wine and aromatic truffles, which guests can help hunt.

What makes this 18th century private home especially unique is its private golf course. With no members, no tee times and no restrictions, the Château redefines luxury golf, allowing guests the freedom to play a world-class, championship-quality course without interruption or distraction in the peaceful French countryside. Tour-quality fairways and USGA greens carve through mature woodland within the Château’s 200-acre estate, where each of the 18 holes are perfectly designed to provide a firm and fair challenge for golfers. In addition to the onsite putting green, caddies, golf carts and expert instructors are available, as well luxury locker rooms where the staff will store and clean guests’ equipment.

The property’s seven beautifully appointed suites take inspiration from French artists and pay homage to the Château’s heritage through their sumptuous décor. Unwind with a massage, swim in the indoor pool or use the fitness studio to work up your appetite for the next excellent meal. Enjoy superb dining courtesy of Executive Head Chef Gary O’Hanlon in the Château’s resplendent dining room or alfresco in the sunken garden. Taste the delicious flavors of the region and indulge in the fine wines from the 250-year-old cellar. Château du Coudreceau provides an escape from day-to-day life, allowing guests to truly relax and enjoy the sprawling grounds in quiet seclusion from the outside world.

1. Enjoying all the facilities Château Du Coudreceau has to offer as part of our all-inclusive model

2. A private shopping experience at Galleries Lafayette Champs-Élysées in Paris (90 minutes by road or just 13 minutes by helicopter)

3. A hot Air balloon trip around the region departing from the front lawn of Château Du Coudreceau

4. A private guided tour of the Sancerre wine region

5. A trip to Le Golf National, Paris home of the 2019 Ryder Cup

Travel Advisor Contact: Niall Carroll  |

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