|Posted on December 30, 2018 at 6:25 AM||comments (59)|
Lee and I watched the Christmas episode of "Escape to the Chateau" last night (we're in England at the moment), so inspiring with all of Angel's beautiful decorations and Dick'e mouthwatering food! It made us really homesick, we can't wait to be back at Chateau Mareuil.....
|Posted on December 10, 2018 at 10:10 AM||comments (64)|
Our Christmas music recital on December 1st was a resounding success; we had a full and very enthusiastic house who enjoyed the uplifting and beautiful soprano voice of Sandra Florence, accompanied by Mike Fowler and later sang along enthusiastically to a range of well known and loved Christmas carols and songs. Mulled wine and hot canapes were followed by a delicious hot buffet of Creamy Pork in Cider with quince and accompaniments, Brioche & Butter pudding, Fruit Crumbles and Chocolate Cherry Cake.
When the crowds left, we held a private wine tasting with friends and family in the Chateau's atmospheric cellar!
On Monday 3rd December, Lee fixed the Donjon roof himself with another uplifting experience of using a Cherry Picker and Belinda held a day of cookery demonstrations and competitions in the Chateau Kitchen.
All of this was filmed for the Winter season 2019 of "Escape to the Chateau - DIY"
|Posted on October 15, 2018 at 3:45 AM||comments (60)|
This is so exciting!!!
We are planning a lunchtime event on Deceber 1st from approx 12 -4 featuring some beautiful music; the lovely Sandra Florence will be singing accompanied by our very own Brigueillais pianist, Mike Fowler. There will be mulled wine and canapes, delicious hot lunch with dessert and mince pies and a charity sale of goods plus we may even sing a few early Christmas carols to launch the festive season. This will all take place in the chateau salon, so we are limited in numbers to 30. Price will be 25 Euros per head, which will include a charitable donation of 5 euros.
Our chosen charity this year is The Alice Foundation which was created to trap, neuter and release stray cats in the South Vienne/North Haute Vienne areas. Charity number W862002293 [email protected]
Please let us know if you would like us to reserve places for you and please tell your friends also.
If anyone has anything they are willing to donate to our charity sale, please let us know, ideally craft items, books - we are open to ideas!
|Posted on October 15, 2018 at 3:45 AM||comments (47)|
We have just found out that this world class event is taking place just 20 minutes away from Chateau Mareuil next July. We would very much welcome contestants, family, friends or spectators to come and spend the week here - it's so local!
|Posted on September 21, 2018 at 4:10 AM||comments (57)|
We have just about recovered from a busy weekend hosting a car club meet for the recently formed "Pisston Club!" This group of classic car ehthusiasts meet up at Chateau Mareuil every September to coincide with the famous "Circuit des Remparts" weekend which takes place in Angouleme. Lots of cars, car talk and food plus the occasional beer in hand, this group of 20 certainly had their motoring desires satisfied.
|Posted on September 21, 2018 at 4:10 AM||comments (150)|
Wow, our evening was a great success all being filmed by Channel 4 for the next series of "Escape to the Chateau DIY". The food, music and atmosphere were all highly praised by our guests and they want more! Now planning a Christmas music event to launch he season on December 1st - watch this space!
|Posted on August 23, 2018 at 8:35 AM||comments (52)|
We're so excited! Busy planning our first musical event on sat September 8th, featuring the local band "Triode" performing the classic songs of the legendary Claude Nougaro, plus some delicious food - should be a great night!
|Posted on August 7, 2018 at 9:05 AM||comments (51)|
We were delighted to welcome our very first paying guests at Chateau Mareuil last Friday. A lovely family of 5 who are enjoying all that Mareuil has to offer, they have also invited their own guests to join them on two seperate weekends in the Studio Apartment. We welcomed them with a Channel 4 film crew and a drinks party!
|Posted on August 7, 2018 at 9:05 AM||comments (60)|
At long last our long awaited swimming pool is complete. It is so very hot right now (ave 35), wonderful to be able to just chill out and relax in the dreamy soft water.
|Posted on August 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM||comments (52)|
We are so excited to have been found and chosen to appear on Channel 4's popular Escape to the Chateau DIY series. We have now been filmed over 6 days this Summer with more happening to be filmed over the next few weeks. Watch out for us next Spring!