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    Chateau De L'Histoire

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    Property ref: S116352

    • Bedrooms 13

    • Sleeps 26

    • Baths 14

    • Pets No

    • Reviews (3)

    About this property

    Château De L’Histoire is a 19th-Century jewel, which sits majestically on 100 acres of park, farm and woodland. This unique setting, at the end of a one-kilometre driveway, offers a very private setting in the rural Midi-Pyrénées, but is just five minutes from the UNESCO classified ancient village of St. Lizier, one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages.

    The château has been recently renovated and offers light and spacious rooms with an impressive and dramatic blend of old and new. Its rich, historic past greets guests in many original details; high ceilings with intricate wooden details, ornate cornices, tall mosaic windows, impressive fireplaces and a grand staircase to take your breath away. They sit alongside modern bathrooms, artwork and the large swimming pool and sleek wooden decking. Artwork in the château is made up of constantly changing exhibitions by artists who are privileged to showcase their work in such a sumptuous setting.

    Despite this idyllic, rural location, both the historic and modern quarters of the village are just a 5-minute drive away, so everything is within easy reach including its highlights, such as its stunning cathedral with cloisters, octagonal tower and 11th-Century frescoes. There is also a renowned restaurant with a panoramic terrace overlooking the village and across to the Pyrénées mountains.

    The village is within the Natural Regional park of the Ariège Pyrénées, so outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, and horse-riding are in abundance amongst its lakes, mountains and forests. Hiking is a great way to discover this beautiful National Park and in the Spring the waterfall at Cascade d’Ars is a highlight. Skiing is possible just half-an-hour from Château De L’Histoire at the nearby resort of Guzet. The area is rich with Roman churches to visit and medieval villages to explore, such as La Bastide-de-Serou and Le Mas-d'Azil.
    Château De L’Histoire is the perfect retreat and setting for sumptuous and relaxing holidays as well as special celebrations in this beautifully unique part of South West France.

    The chateau is located in the rural Midi-Pyrénées, just five minutes from the unesco classified ancient village of St. Lizier, one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages.
    It is set within the Natural Regional park of the Ariège Pyrénées so outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking (including private lessons) and horse-riding are in abundance amongst its lakes, mountains and forests. Hiking is a great way to discover this beautiful National Park and in the Spring the waterfall at Cascade d’Ars is a highlight.You can even take amazing discovery flights, private lessons and taster gliding sessions at a centre just five minutes away.
    Skiing is possible just half-an-hour away at the nearby resort of Guzet. The area is also rich with Roman churches to visit and medieval villages to explore, such as La Bastide-de-Serou and Le Mas-d'Azil.

    Accommodation

    Chateau Interior
    Ground Floor
    - Main entrance and hall
    - Pantry
    - Kitchen
    - Butlers room
    - Side entrance hall
    - Dining room
    - Winter lounge (stained glass doors leading to terrace)
    - Summer lounge (access to terrace)
    - TV lounge (can be converted into a bedroom for guests with limited mobility)
    - Bathroom with wash basin, walk in shower
    - Guest WC
    First (accessed via main spiral staircase)
    - Bedroom 1 (Master bedroom) with king size bed, en suite bathroom with bath and walk in shower, large wardrobe, balcony and sun loungers
    - Bedroom 2 with king size bed, small en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, walk in wardrobe (can be converted into a family room)
    - Bedroom 3 with king size bed, very large wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating
    - Bedroom 4 with king size bed, very large wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating
    - Bedroom 5 with double bed, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating, drawers and hanging space
    - Bedroom 6 with king size bed, en-suite wet room in the tower.
    (can be converted into a very spacious family room)
    Second Floor (accessed via second spiral staircase from ground floor)
    - Bedroom 7 with double bed, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating, drawers and hanging space
    - Bedroom 8 with double bed, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating, drawers and hanging space
    - Bedroom 9 with double bed, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating, drawers and wardrobe
    - Bedroom 10 with double bed, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating, drawers and wardrobe
    - Bedroom 11 with king size bed, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower,large wardrobe (can be converted into a family room)
    - Bedroom 12 with king size bed, small en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, walk in wardrobe (can be converted into a family room)
    Basement closed to guests.
    Self-contained Apartment
    - Kitchen
    - Bedroom 13 with double bed and hanging rail
    - Bathroom with walk in shower and underfloor heating
    - Open plan living area with with 2 very comfortable sofa beds

    This is an ideal space to accommodate make up& hair artists /photographers for a wedding,.The apartment is completely self-contained and offers independence from other chateau guests if required.
    Outside Grounds
    - Terrace
    - Private swimming pool (size: 16mx8m/depth: 1.5m-1.7m/shape: rectangular) with sensor system- parental supervision is recommended at all times
    - Wooden decking area
    - 100 acres of park, farm and woodland
    - Outdoor dining area
    - Barbecue
    - Parking space

    Facilities
    - Wi-Fi
    - Heating throughout
    - Underfloor heating in all bathrooms
    - 2 working fireplaces (ground floor)
    - 2 decorative fireplaces
    - Fans available on request
    - Satellite TV (75'')
    - Microwave
    - Hob
    - Oven
    - Fridge/freezer
    - Coffee machine
    - DVD player
    - I-pod docking station
    - Hairdryers
    - Washing machine
    - Iron and ironing boards
    - Dishwasher
    - Pilates studio
    - Table tennis
    - Table football
    - Bikes
    - Toys
    - Pool inflatables
    - Children's books and DVDs
    - Baby bath

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    Local amenities

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    • McDonald's
      1 mile
    • Boutique Orange - Technocom
      1.5 miles
    • Intermarché Super
      10.5 miles
    • Les grottes du Mas d'Azil
      13 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Boussens
      14.5 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Martres-Tolosane
      14.5 miles
    • Carrefour Market
      14.5 miles
    • Station U
      14.5 miles
    • Gare SNCF de Cazères-sur-Garonne
      15 miles
    • Carrefour Contact Les Bordes Sur Arize
      15 miles

    Reviews (3)

    Lesley M ‐ 16 Jan 2018
    "Stayed in the summer and enjoyed comfortable rooms, cool pool, sunshine, great local food and helpful owners. Winter too was fab with real fires and a short drive to the ski slopes. Can't wait for my next visit."
    Maite Q. B ‐ 4 Jan 2018
    "Hemos pasado el fin de año, con nuestros amigos, en el Chateau de l'Histoire y ha sido inolvidable. Es un castillo precioso con un jardín enorme. Nuestros hijos casi se vuelven locos cuando al final del camino vieron aparecer la impactante fachada del castillo. Donna, la dueña, es encantadora y muy servicial. Nos ha tratado como si fuésemos de su familia, preocupándose por nosotros en cada momento. Los niños nunca olvidarán cuando Donna nos hizo un tour para enseñarnos el castillo por dentro. Corrían por todas partes, emocionados eligiendo su habitación. El día 31/12/17, Donna nos proporcionó una cocinera estupenda, que nos preparó Garbure para comer y estaba delicioso. Se nos ha hecho corta la estancia, así que tendremos que volver."
    Rebecca A ‐ 18 Sep 2017
    "This is a beautiful part of France and Chateau De l'Histoire is in a stunning location. It is secluded with incredible views, but still easily accessible from Toulouse. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable and staying in such a historic and impressive chateau is a unique experience. Staying here was a complete treat and I cannot wait to come back!"

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