Tranquil, secluded chateau in majestic countryside.
Weekly price guide: £4878-£7589
Property Ref: CHA1927
The charming owners Nico and Rachel discovered the property 25 years ago, perched dramatically on a rock in the middle of the wooded foothills of the Pyrenees, encircled on three sides by the river below. They fell in love and spent a long time restoring it. The property is tranquil and secluded, set in 22 acres of private grounds, yet it is only 45 minutes from Carcassonne airport and an hour and a quarter from Toulouse. The surrounding area is famous for its beauty, its Cathar castles and historic legacy. While the property is an imposing structure dating from the 18th century, inside the rooms are comfortable and homely. There is a separate private Chapel and an infinity pool. The river lulls you to sleep at night and the sun streams in through large windows in the mornings. The chateau is perfect to take for a week or two for your holiday with friends or family. Parties of 16 adults or 25 with children can be easily accommodated. But the place is equally comfortable, spacious and peaceful with just one or two couples. The house comprises two adjacent, connected buildings: the core of the old house and a newer wing. Both have been completely renovated and restored.
|Bedrooms:||Stone stairs lead up to two magnificent bedroom suites with their own bathrooms and one other small twin bedroom.
Up again and there's an enormous (11 x 30 sq. metres) room set out as a childrens' dormitory which sleeps about 15 (with a Ping-Pong table) with two showers and a loo in the tower. Down the hall there are 3 double rooms, 2 twin rooms and 2 bathrooms;
|Kitchen:||Very large kitchen/dining room (11 x 8m) with an enormous open fireplace and a pantry|
|Living Rooms:||A small library and an elegant salon|
|Other Rooms:||A large double height music room with a grand piano, a study and a spacious gallery on the 2nd floor, with a full size snooker table. This room is also used for yoga classes. The house is fully furnished with beautiful antiques, in a clean, simple and uncluttered manner.
There is a chapel on site.
|Outside:||Outside a very dramatic infinity pool sits on the cliff's edge. There is a pool house with a shaded terrace and seating for sixteen or so, a kitchen, a shower and a barbecue. The garden falls over 4 terraces of flowers, steps and paths into beautiful surrounding meadows, with the river running through and the high chateau walls are covered by scented climbing roses.|
|Additional notes (if any):||We can usually help you arrange any of the following, please enquire at time of booking:
Maid service/extra cleaning
Local day-trips or tours
Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
Terms & Conditions
Security deposit €1000
Energy costs: Heating is included in June, July August and September. Heating outside of these months is estimated at €1000 per week.
Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs Minimum booking of one week in peak season.