AN EXQUISITE CASTLE EXPERIENCE
'Chesnel' - the castle and the largest of the accommodation units [see also Quebec Cottage, Apartment Champlain and Chesnel's Bedrooms]
Chesnel is the original medieval structure of the château and full of quirky and unique features.
At the heart of the Castle is a wide stone staircase which gives access to all the rooms.
From fairytale tower room to luxury kitchen Chesnel is the ideal setting for relaxed family holidays or glamorous special events. Accommodating up to ten people in six beautiful bedrooms you can experience the renaissance splendour of Château de Meux.
The fabulous stone spiral staircase, immense fireplaces and carefully selected sumptuous fabrics all add to the dream setting. A choice of casual or formal sitting rooms, a library for quiet hideaways and our amazing cathedral-like attic space means there is something for everyone.
Details of the living rooms and communal facilities are below; for information about the bedrooms click here.
KITCHEN / DINING ROOM
A few steps up from the front door is the stylish 'Clive Christian' kitchen / dining room, which opens to the outside dining area overlooking the formal gardens.
The newly renovated kitchen / dining room makes a fabulous hub for the castle. It is equipped with two ovens, large induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, American-style fridge/freezer with icemaker, a Nespresso coffee machine and a large walk-in pantry.
A separate laundry room, with washing machine, drying rack, sink and ironing facilities, is on the lower ground floor.
With its beautiful chandelier and original silk wall covering this is a glamorous place to unwind and revel in the glorious views and sunsets from the generous west facing windows.
A newly renovated antique ramshead-design sofa and chairs sit with a Louis 15th style suite which, coupled with the owners' furniture from their time in the Far East, create a pleasing fusion of Oriental and French styles.
Access is either from the Kitchen / Dining room or through the neighbouring study which links to the main staircase.
A few steps down from the kitchen / dining room, on the lower ground floor, this comfortable, relaxed space is ideal for watching TV (UK Freeview channels) and makes a great space for children to play.
Complete with a 17th Century fireplace and period flagstone floor, it is the oldest room in the château, originating in the remains of the medieval fort that preceded the current building.
Situated fifty-five steps above the main entrance this enormous space in the roof is one of the wonders of the château, which used the same construction technique as when creating the keel of a boat. A similar example can be found in the Palace of Versailles!
Comfortable sofas and rugs make this atrium-like space an ideal chill-out zone.
Leading off it, on one side, is the Provence bedroom and to the other, up a short staircase, is a toilet / shower room and the Marie Antoinette bedroom.
SHOWER ROOM and laundry
Situated on the ground floor adjacent to the side entrance, this spacious shower / cloakroom is convient for both the kitchen / dining room and is close to the pool.
The expansive shower enclosure offers sufficent space for attended showering of young children.
On the lower ground floor a few steps down from the front entrance is a well equipped laundry room with washing machine, drying rack, sink and ironing facilities.