Calm. The setting. The hospitality. The cuisine. Welcome to Kersten and Thierry Baratte's hotel.
"Welcoming you and organising a personalised stay is what we enjoy most."
Kersten and Thierry thought about it for three years before starting out on their big adventure to take over the Château de Périgny in Vouillé (Poitou-Charentes) in 2007. "We left fantastic careers with all the benefits you'd expect to build our own business," says Thierry. A stressful beginning transitioned into the joy of taking the plunge. More than a decade has passed and the couple has never regretted their choice. Together, they completely renovated and brought a new dimension to the 35-hectare estate which boasts 43 rooms, many seminar rooms and a gourmet restaurant. Kersten and Thierry invite you to this dreamlike place for a lovely or even unforgettable stay in Vouillé, like the times when the estate played host to a film shoot, organised the take-off of two hot-air balloons for 25 people or echoed to the sound of a hunting horn concert. Without doubt, it's one of the nicest places to stay near Poitiers.
Split between the 16th-century 'Patio' and the 19th-century 'Château', the 43 rooms at the Château de Périgny, The Originals Relais are each individually decorated. Strongly contemporary with clean lines, stylish furniture and gentle or 'French' colours, they're all spacious and quiet for very restful nights.
What could be nicer than starting the day with a generous breakfast buffet of sweet and savoury options, organic products, fresh fruit, pastries and more? And for a before- or after-dinner drink, the Château bar will be delighted to show off its fantastic menu. Fans of gourmet cuisine will be sure to visit the hotel restaurant to sample the chef's wonderful concoctions.
If you're passing through Poitou, stop off at the Château de Périgny, The Originals Relais. Enjoy a peaceful break in its unique setting near Poitiers and verdant surroundings before getting back on the road in a region brimming with history and heritage.
You won't get bored at the Hotel The Originals Château de Périgny Hotel. Choose from walks in the 35-hectare grounds, frantic exchanges on one of the three tennis courts, diving into the outdoor pool, a game of billiards in the former dovecote, ping-pong, table football, darts and board games.
Good location in attractive surroundings. The Château where stayed was full of character with great views from the balcony. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the restaurant was excellent and appears to have a good reputation with the locals judging by the number eating on a Sunday evening.
Looking for an exceptional place to host your career events? The teams at the Château de Périgny, The Originals Relais will offer one or more of their seven seminar rooms (with space for 6 to 150 people) for your meetings, seminars, conferences and incentive events. Completely modular with plenty of daylight, these spaces can be adjusted and equipped as desired. In good weather, you can also organise small work groups in the grounds, on the patio or at the poolside.