With a long history, the original Château was built on the site of a Roman villa and was burned down by the Huguenots in 1562 who left little remains of the Château and the 13th century chapel. It was then rebuilt between 1590 and 1610. For many years it became home to the Valori family after which it was purchased by an industrial leader named Jean Worms and subsequently by Alfred Sirven, director of Elf oil before being acquired by an Anglo-American couple in 2001.
Which brings us to 2020 when Pierre and Grahame, a Franco-Australian couple who are passionate about historic residences and the French lifestyle, bought the Château de Détilly which they now run as a sumptuous B&B. The Château is located in what used to be called “Le Jardin de la France” (the garden of France), 7 km from Chinon between the Loire and the Vienne. It is set on the grounds of a 2.6 hectare park and boasts among other outstanding features formal Italian gardens, an orangery, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
The motto of the Château is “Luxury, calm and voluptuousness”, appropriately quoted from Baudelaire’s poem “L’invitation au voyage” and it’s easy to see why as you pass through the gates and experience the beauty and peace of Château de Détilly.
Pierre and Grahame welcome you to share in this haven during the summer months. They offer four beautiful and spacious guest rooms in the main building or an independent guest house with its own private garden adjacent to the orangery and the swimming pool.
What better tranquil place to go for their Writer’s Retreats? To quote Pierre and Grahame “The perfect place for writers to work and meet other writers”. Click for details