4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 receptions, pool, beautiful garden, park, stunning views
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.
In detail the accommodation is as follows:
Kitchen: table seats 8, induction hob and two ovens, open fireplace, air conditioning.
TV room: seating for 8, open fireplace, Panasonic TV, 160 cm/ 63 inch with Bluray and DVD player.
Music room: seats 3, Bluthner baby grand piano.
Dining room/5th bedroom: Round dining table, seats 8.
Also: Laundry room and downstairs toilet.
Beyond Reception 1: Utility room with washer and drier.
Albi bedroom: King size double bed, air conditioning, ensuite bathroom with 'Victorian' style footed bath,(bath with hand-held shower). There are no standing showers.
Lombez: Large back ensuite bedroom with King size bed. This room is large enough for an additional single bed or even two single beds.
Simorre: Queen size bed and ensuite bathroom
Carcassone: King size double bed, separate entrance, separate toilet and ensuite bathroom. 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
Private 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.
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.
Interaction with guests
There is a gardener/ handyman who works 18 hours a week.
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.
Other things to note
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.
- No wet swimming costumes on sofas.
- Take care of wet items on wooden furnishings.
- Always ensure fire grate is in front of the fire.
- Fires must not be left unattended.
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I live between France and Switzerland. I enjoy travelling, wine, food, classical music and photography. My son and I love spending time in Gaujac and we hope you will too.