The Chateau is in a small village in the historic region of Gascony. Set over 2 floors with 500m2 of living space, it has a large kitchen/ dining room, with open fireplace, three reception rooms, one with an open fireplace and four ensuite bedrooms. The largest two bedrooms have capacity for 1 extra bed each.
The grounds include a 12-acre park to the back of the property,with sweeping views over the hills, an orchard planted with roses, lavender and fruit trees, with views over the Pyrenees, an entrance courtyard with space for 6 cars, an outdoor eating area with seating for 8 and a large internal courtyard with a 16m heated saltwater swimming pool. The pool is quite deep, starting with a depth of 1 meter and deepening to 2.3 meters. There are steps at both ends for people wishing to sit, rather than to swim.
Shops (including supermarkets), markets and cafes are a 15-minute drive away in the thriving villages of Lombez and Samatan. Toulouse airport is 50 minutes away; Pau is 90 minutes and Carcasonne, which also has an airport, is 2 hours away. Nearest Train station is Toulouse Matabiau, served by the TGV.
Rental of the Chateau includes 6 hours cleaning per week. Cook, babysitter and airport transfers can be organised with prior notice. A welcome pack of food and essentials can be provided on request.
In detail the accommodation is as follows:
Kitchen/dining room: table seats 8, induction hob and two ovens, open fireplace, air conditioning
Reception 1: seating for 8, open fireplace, Panasonic TV, 160 cm/ 63 inch with Bluray and DVD player
Reception 2: seats 3, Bluthner baby grand piano
Reception 3: Round dining table, seats 8
Also: Laundry room and downstairs toilet
Beyond Reception 1: Utility room with washer and drier
Master bedroom with King size double bed, air conditioning, ensuite bathroom with 'Victorian' style footed bath,(bath with hand-held shower). There are no standing showers.
Bedroom Two: Large back bedroom with King size double and ensuite bathroom with hand held shower. This room is large enough for an additional single bed or even two single beds should the guests wish to create a dormitory for up to 4 children. ( Two would share the double bed.)
Bedroom 3: Queen size double bed and ensuite bathroom, hand held shower, with views over the front courtyard and pool.
Bedroom 4: King size double bed, separate entrance area, separate toilet and ensuite bathroom with hand held shower.
This bedroom could accommodate an extra single bed.
Alternatively, two single beds could be put into the dining room. Guests would have access to the toilet and wash basin on the ground floor but no bath or shower.
Parking in entrance courtyard for 6 cars
Heated saltwater pool, 16 x 8, depth 1m-2.3m, is accessed by steps and can be entirely enclosed for safety. 8 sun loungers. Ponds with fish, including a collection of koi. There are also three ponds in the area beyond the pool, with lotus flowers and goldfish.
There is a gardener/ handyman who works 18 hours a week
Activities at the Chateau include board games, walks, bicycle rides (there are 4 bicycles, but please bring your own helmets), table tennis and football (2 smaller goals and 1 large goal kept in the dependence and easily moved to the pool area or orchard.) 20 minutes away is a place to rent canoes for the day.
The Chateau is also the perfect place for reading, writing, painting and photography or simply for relaxing with a good book by the fire or by the pool.
Cultural activities are year-round in Toulouse and there are local music festivals during the summer.
The Pyrenees are 90 minutes away; Biarritz 150 minutes and you can reach San Sebastian in Spain in 3 hours.Get the full listing »