Presenting The Chateau

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This magnificent and tastefully renovated Chateau, circa 1856, is situated within large grounds in a commanding position overlooking the village of Puybelliard.

Renovated in keeping with the style of the period, Chateau Puybelliad boasts a gated driveway leading via majestic steps into a lavish entrance hall featuring stucco and marble on the first sweeping staircase. Furnished beautifully,there are paintings and chandeliers. This elegant Chateau is perfect for special family holidays or for those events which demand that little bit extra such as wedding receptions and other events which can be catered for if required.

Artists holidays are also provided with a resident well renowned artist, bookings may be made on a room basis.

The Countess and her management team will offer that extra special something being there for you if required, yet only if required and always ensuring your privacy.

The ground floor consists of a professional kitchen with original large range (not for use) as well as industrial sized stainless steel range and fridge-freezer plus stainless steel preparation areas.

The large and imposing panelled hallway has chandeliers and leads onto the state dinning room smaller more intimate dinning room and prep room. At the opposite end of the hall you will find the bar/library and the drawing room both furnished in keeping with the style of the chateau.There are also downstairs toilets. The bar has a large flat screen tv sympathetically concealed by a tapestry which may be drawn back when in use!

There are 3 floors of large bedrooms sleeping upto 18 people, each having either en suite, toilet and wash handbasin or their own adjacent private bathroom.

The gardens and woodland provide an adventure for children and grown ups alike as does the fabulous swimming pool, terrace and bbq ideal for al fresco dining or pre-dinner drinks.

The beautiful Orangerie is perfect for receptions and events.

The Chateau offers 3/4 night special breaks with catering for those extra special occasions.

The Countess and her team also offer Artist holidays and can host should you wish to plan a special activity.

Catering can also be made available by prior reservation.

We are here to offer our services and answer your queries whether it be for a special family holiday or event.

The Management Team 

Just relax by this fabulous pool

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Presenting Jacqueline Williams NEAC

Still life with Sea Shell

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Bathroom

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Red Table

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Resting Nude

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Still life with Shells

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Visit Jackie at the NEAC

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Just click on the photo for Jackie at the NEAC

Painting Holidays for all levels!

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Dedicated to lovers of art, a week of exploring and painting in the Vendee.

Stay in luxury, eat well, sleep well and be looked after.


Jacqueline Williams
1985-88 Royal Academy Schools 
1996 Elected Member of New English Art Club

Experience group and one to one tutoring by our resident artist Jacqueline Williams NEAC

 

The main inspiration for Jacqueline Williams is light, be it strong sunlight, a dappled light or lamplight. It is the challenge of capturing this along with a certain atmosphere, which maybe of quietness/stillness, in the case of an interior painting, which excites her.  Most of her subjects tend to revolve around her studi

Jacqueline works predominantly in oil  on board primed with an acrylic/oil primer, or canvas, which is later laid on board. This is for practical reasons – it is lighter to travel with (rolls up in a tube). She works directly from the subject which produces a more spontaneous and exciting painting. For the same reasons she does little in the way of preparatory drawing other than to sketch in the composition. She  works on at  least a dozen or more paintings at a time finding that most subjects can be explored in several different ways e.g different compositions, lighting, scale etc.

Artists accommodation

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Welcome to Chateau Puybelliard

Guests have the option of an airport collection service if required.

Arrival will be on Saturday the 7th June or Sunday 15th June with departure on Saturday 14th or Sunday 22nd respectively.

Artists and their partners will experience chateau living at its finest.


Accomodation will be on a Half Board basis but with a packed lunch provided for your excursions.

A Continental breakfast will be served in the State Dining room.

Folowing this the group will be taken to various locations for the days painting.

In the unlikely event of a rainy day Jaqueline will hold her sessions in the Orangerie.

The evenings will be free for your relaxation.

Dinner will again be served in the State Dining room.

Each of the well equipped large bedrooms have british TV or you may wish to chat with your fellow artists in the bar or Drawing Room.

Bathrobes will be provided for that extra touch of luxury.


Excusions can also be made available especially for partners, such as wine tasting. There is a Golf Course within a 30 minute drive plus equestrian activities and stables also within a 30 minute drive. Chantonnay is a short walk away with all its  shops, bars and restaurants.

Book now for our June Artist Holiday Event

Renowned Artist Jaqueline Williams is in residence at the Chateau for two weeks commencing 7th June. Choose one of 2 weeks for your painting holiday. 

Price per person per week inclusive of tuition.

La Chambre du Chatelaine

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Price per Artist £1235 

Price for second occupancy £695


Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre du Seigneur

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Price per Artist £1235

Price for second occupancy £695

Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre Familiale

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Price for Artist £1050

Price for second occupancy £600


Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre du Ciel

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Price per Artist £1050

Price for second occupancy £600


Half Board with packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British Tv and Bathrobes provided.

La Chambre Nuance Chatelaine

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Price per artist £995

Price for second occupancy £590


Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British Tv and Bathrobes provided.

La Suite du Chatelaine

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Price per Artist £1235

Price for second occupancy £695

Half Board plus packed lunch. Includes wine with dinner.

British TV and Bathrobes provided.

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Painting Holidays at the Chateau

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Chateau Puybelliard

85110, Chantonnay, Vendée, France