A deluxe castle
Completely renovated for comfort and beauty seekers
Chateau de Redon has been completely renovated in 2013 with a taste for modern design and respect for all the authentic elements: century-old oak wooden floors, chimneys with majestic mirrors, fine handcrafted mouldings and woodwork. At the same time, all modern comfort has been integrated seamlessly, with each room having its own design bathroom and sometimes a separate dressing room. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped allowing cooking for large groups. The large 2 ha private park with rare, century-old trees offers a secluded location, perfect for families and groups. The salt water swimming pool is heated and completely fenced.
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The history of Chateau de Redon can be traced back to the 15th century, at that time still a fortified castle and in the possession of the noble family de Teyssières. Antoine de Teyssières, knight of the Legion d’Honneur, was imprisoned during the French revolution, but was later released. During the French revolution, the “fleur-de-lis”, the royal signs on the weathervanes of Chateau de Redon were covered, a safety measure to prevent the owners from ending on the guillotine.
In 1818, Chateau de Redon was bought by the Scottish Georges Johnston (1773-1844), a man who made his fortune overseas. He changed Chateau the Redon to a ‘modern’ chateau and added horse stables, a saddle room and a dog house. He created the garden lay-out as was then common.
Georges Johnston had a ‘natural daughter’, the writer Georges de Peyrebrune, pseudonym of Mathilde Marie Georgina Elisabeth de Peyrebrune (1841-1917). Feminist “avant la lettre”, she moved to Paris, and was crowned twice by the Académie Française for “Vers l’amour” (1896) and “Au pied du mat” (1899). At her death, she was cremated and her ashes buried in the famous cemetery Père Lachaise in Paris. Chateau de Redon stayed in the Georges Johnston family for 6 generations until 2010.
With hand on heart I can say that I have not stayed in a more beautiful house
I can only echo what has already been said by other reviewers. This is indeed a small piece of heaven on earth.