Unique C12th family chateau overlooking the Gascogne hillside.
Weekly price guide: £20895-£20895
Property Ref: CHA2590
Nowadays “the luxury of all luxuries” is silence and space in an exceptional environment, off the beaten track. Built during the 12th century, this family château is not a hotel, it's a "home away from home", overlooking the Gascogne hillside in the south west of France. In the country of the Armagnac, foie-gras, d'Artagnan & the Three Musketeers, it is halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean sea and one and a half hours away from Spain and the Pyrenees. Surrounded by a 4 acre park with secular trees (and squirrels!), it overlooks the Gascony region known as the “French Tuscany” due to the beauty of its vineyards and hillsides. Bathed in the warmth of this unique property that has been in the same family for four generations, you will enjoy numerous antiques and heirlooms as well as a guarantee of privacy and discretion. The chateau is the perfect backdrop for family reunions and holidays and offers accommodation from 26 to 50 guests. It can also host private wedding parties. The excellent acoustics of its reception area created in the former 'chais' (once the cradle of a renowned Armagnac producer) can comfortably welcome up to 500 guests. This is a unique find in this region. The chateau is available for smaller groups of 27 guests. This family chateau is a true “home away from home” and is available for exclusive hire of the whole property, from 2 nights to 1 month. The current owner of the premises just gives you the keys to your happiness while staying out of your haven.
|Bedrooms:||The Château offers 1 “Suite du propriétaire”, 6 en-suite bedrooms and 2 separate independent fully equipped apartments with own private gardens, for up to 31 persons. This is not to mention the surprisingly unusual “White Night Space” especially created for our young group guests. A luxurious ‘dormitory’ that can accommodate up to 24 people.|
|Living Rooms:||The dining room: can seat up to 30 people for lunch or dinner (Le petit séjour): Space close to the dining room. For up to 15 people. There are sofas and armchairs available for use at tea time.
Libraries & TV room: 3,000 volumes library, 800 movies (in French and in English) available on big screen.
"Le petit jardin": A peaceful and quiet area, perfect for lunch in a sunny day.
"Le grand salon": One of the more comfortable rooms of the Château, very warm and spacious with its 2 pianos, bar, and its large fire place.
Private solarium, to enjoy the direct warmth of the sun as "Eve did"
|Other Rooms:||Gym with 12 apparatus, sauna seating 5 people and electric massage table.|
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||Linen & towels included.|
|Outside:||Swimming pool: 12mx6m with power jet, lit at night, covered, heated but no surveillance.
Vegetable garden and orchard, gardening workshops in the 12 acres park and the rose garden Private intronisation into the “Musketeers Company”
|Additional notes (if any):||4 TVs with satellite reception and DVD players.
Table tennis, table football, petanque area (lit at night), gaming area and many board games in the Grand Salon.
2 bars & Hi-Fi, 2 guitars, 2 grand pianos.
4 wood burning fireplaces (ground floor)
Roller skating in the chais, soccer in SouthPark Park.
15 mountain/all terrain bikes available.
Daily maid (at extra cost).
Baby sitting (at extra cost).
Butler available (at extra cost)
Catering available using the services of the local chefs and cooks who can come to the chateau anytime you need them.
Wine tasting and various work shops are available on demand.
Please enquire at time of booking to arrange any of these services.
For all your receptions, the chateau has two ancient chais that have been transformed into a huge reception hall that can welcome 50 to 500 guests.
The outbuildings are beautiful and will make your stay truly magical. The chateau offers peaceful areas where your friends and guests can gather. Organise an appetiser on the east round lawn overlooking the homestead or under the secular umbrella pine tree. The 18th century "Cour d'Honneur" is a great place to hold a cocktail party. Why not turn your stay into an unforgettable moment by strolling in the 4 acres of ground which surround the beautiful chateau.
Extra dwellings and catering can be organised in the surrounding areas. There are several comfortable and pleasant B&B's and hotel rooms close to the chateau which can accomodate your other guests.
Thanks to its vineyard, the chateau produces its own white and red wine in limited quantity that can be labelled especially for your event making your day as special as possible.
Terms & Conditions
Security deposit €12,000
Pets welcome (outside of the chateau)
Changeover day any day of the week
- Security deposit: Please enquire prior to booking. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs: Included (except heating of the pool: 25€/hr).
End of stay cleaning: Included for habitation or 150€ for receptions.
Smoking: Outdoors only.
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.
It feels as if love grew there
Posted by A. Sureau on 03/09/2009
Your house is a wonder, a marvel of a thousand attentions, a marvel of precision, served by men as by nature. It feels as if love grew there, along the walls with ivy. Thank you.
It's a magical place
Posted by Anon K on 02/09/2009
It's a magical place. Beautiful. Let's keep this corner of paradise for connoisseurs.