Among the many surprises in store for the 2020 season at the Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil is a new range of overnight accommodation.
To kick off this project, the first guest room and gîte are under construction, and will be available from April 1, 2020.
The first guest room, named Chambre des Remparts, is, as its name suggests, housed in one of the nine towers of the ramparts. It overlooks the high courtyard of the castle with a superb view of the châtelet, the Renaissance façade and the feudal main building. The duplex layout with a living room on the ground floor and a bedroom on the first floor will allow everyone, for a night, a weekend or more, to enjoy the life of a castle.
The first gîte, called Gîte de la Conciergerie, is located in a 19th-century house built between 1850 and 1860. Situated at the entrance to the park, it has served as janitor's quarters, tourist reception area and boutique. Today, restored to its original configuration, it is once again a charming residence ideal for a family or group of friends wishing to spend some time in the countryside, in the heart of a remarkable garden. Benefiting from an enclosed garden and an outbuilding for outdoor lunches and dinners, it offers a kitchen-dining room, a living room that can be converted into a bedroom and two double bedrooms.
Hosting visitors and tourists is a first for the Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil. It's a long-term project that will grow from year to year. In all, five guest rooms and three gîtes are planned.
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