A timeless character property, framed by fields of sunflowers with a private heated swimming pool conspire to make this retreat, truly unique. This chic family home is the perfect location for gathering family and friends, for celebrations and reunions and is available as a wedding venue with plenty of space for everyone to unwind.
For those looking for an exclusive wedding venue, Chateau Tournesol offers the use of its very own wedding planner.
Unassuming, stylish bathrooms fill the chateau turrets and invite the tranquillity of the surrounding panoramas. Lavish living spaces with feature fireplaces set of this most luxurious of holiday homes.
With a whole world of adventures and places to explore from the doorstep you certainly won’t be lost for things to do. However, if you can’t bear to leave the comfort of your luxury abode, find your favourite spot and cosy up in front of one of the roaring fires with a hot toddy following a family feast in the dining room during winter months.
When the sun is shining, why not enjoy a glass of something bubbly by the pool or a spot of fishing on the lake? That is, if you don’t mind sharing it with the beavers!
Squashy comfy sofas line the lounge areas – an ideal space to relax, whether you delve into a novel or flick through the channels on the Apple TV.
The ground floor turrets house a playroom and study area. Fabulous little nooks for kids to escape to – the ultimate hide and seek venue.
If it’s a good night’s sleep you need you certainly won’t struggle. Fall into a dreamy slumber in the ultra-comfy beds.
Eight spacious bedrooms are spread over two floors, each boasting individually-styled interiors and unique vista over the sprawling gardens. The first floor has four double bedrooms; the four-poster master suite has a beautiful en suite bathroom with bath tub allowing plenty of pamper space.
There is an additional king-size room with additional single bed with en suite bathroom with bath tub, plus another first-floor king-size double bedroom with luxury linens and views over the garden. Finally, two single beds occupy the fourth bedroom with en-suite shower room.
The second floor comprises three king-size bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms in the turrets; walk in showers offer sublime views over the pool and lake. A fourth bedroom is designed with children in mind, it features two sets of bunkbeds and a toddler bed. There are two cots available with flexibility to place these into any of the bedrooms. Finally, the second floor benefits from a separate utility room with washer and dryer.
The Chateau has a occupancy of 24 based on 17 guests in either King or Single beds, two sets of bunk beds,two cots and one toddler bed.
The open plan kitchen is crammed with essentials you’ll need to whip up anything from your go to comfort food, to haute cuisine and everything in between. Bathed in natural light, the kitchen is the heart of the house where all of your party will be drawn to, the smells of fresh coffee and warm pastries.
Finding inspiration will be a doddle, gorgeous French cuisine, fresh breads or even a bowl of nettle soup using fresh ingredients picked straight from the estate. Figs plucked from the trees, plums still warm from the sun or hazelnuts from the orchard embody the luxury that Chateau Tournesol offers.
The tree-lined driveway on approach to this impressive property hints at the grandeur to come. Secluded romantic gardens featuring ornate fountains, are connected by secret pathways and enchanting outbuildings which will delight young and old. The jewel in the crown is the stunning pool with plenty of loungers to sit and enjoy a glass of fizz or two: a stylish space for entertainment in every season.
The lake within the grounds houses a family of beavers – why not grab the binoculars and try and spot them?
Wow! We came in the off season and boy were we lucky. Everything was stunning – flowers in bloom, cherries on the tree, day-long sun. The hosts were incredibly easy to deal with (thank you). We had such a great time. The kids playroom is so cute – next time they’re coming with us. Thank you for a beautiful stay!! And thank you for the recommendations – we had such a lovely meal at Michel Trama’s restaurant. Can’t wait for the next visit.
There is parking for up to five cars at the side of the house, as well as plenty of additional room to the front of the chateau.
"We stayed three nights and I cannot recommend the place highly enough. It had everything we needed for a short stay, the car park was very close and the views were of the rolling Devonish countryside. We were literally less than 5 minutes drive from 2 Supermarkets and the Park & Ride for Dartmouth. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook as well as a small selection of helpful key essentials (tea, coffee, cooking oil, salt/ pepper, washing liquid, etc. As a family we like to explore and stay somewhere different. In this case we'd make an exception."
"Brilliant location, lovely out door space for kids to play, spotless chalet would definitely go again!"
"Thank you Gemma for hosting us in your lovely chalet - a short drive into Dartmouth and a fantastic view of the River Dart estuary. Beds all very comfy and a pleasant surprise that it can sleep 6! Great value! Many thanks!"
"Very clean, neat and tidy! Great location and value for money."
"What a wonderful cottage. Tastefully decorated and everything you need"