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    Chateau Rural

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    Property ref: S127921

    • Bedrooms 12

    • Sleeps 20

    • Baths 7

    • Pets Yes

    • Reviews (3)

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    About this property

    In the heart of Gascony, surrounded by landscapes of sunflower fields and hills, is the magnificent estate of Château Rural. This charming and historical residence is a true reflection of this traditional region and is a wonderful retreat for families and friends looking for authenticity and peace.

    The foundations of the estate date back to the Middle Ages yet it was in the 18th Century when the existing château was created by a famous countess who designed the magnificent park featuring statues and a small chapel where locals could go and worship. In the 19th century the new owner added an innovative irrigation system using windmills, two of which remain to this day, alongside other historical features such as the ancient wine cellar and the château’s original towers.

    Inside, the style of the modern-day château is one of rustic charm and rural warmth, with twelve charming bedrooms featuring sweet and comfortable furnishings, delightful living and dining rooms, a games room with French pool and a historic library featuring thousands of books.

    The château’s managers, who live on site, are experienced instructors in yoga, pilates and circus arts and can host individual or group classes for guests in their fantastic yoga studio on the estate. Whether aerial yoga, meditation or Hatha and Vinyasa, this is the perfect place to practice yoga or pilates in a serene environment.

    Outside you are surrounded by six acres of parkland featuring ancient oaks, wonderful walks and a bathing lake or stay closer to home and relax by the heated swimming pool.  For the more active guests, you can kick a football around, play darts, ride the château’s bikes or play French pool in the games room. There are also tennis courts within walking distance, as well as golf, horse-riding and canoeing within a short drive.

    Gascony is one of the most unspoilt and rural regions of France with a fantastic reputation for its gastronomy with amazing Farmer’s markets dotted around local villages and towns and many fine local producers of Grand Armagnac. Just ten-minutes away is the delightful hilltop village of Lectoure with its lovely restaurants, antique shops and a great market on a Friday morning or head to nearby Fleurance on a Tuesday morning to experience one of the largest markets in the region.

    Other villages and hamlets in the area to explore include three of France's ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ within forty minutes by car; Fourcès, Larresingle and Montréal du Gers. 

    Further afield the cities of Toulouse and Bordeaux would make exceptional days out before returning to the peace and tranquillity of Château Rural.

    Château Rural is in the heart of Gascony, surrounded by six acres of parkland featuring wonderful walks and a bathing lake. The countryside around includes fields of sunflowers and wheat, creating stunning summer landscapes so typical of this region.

    Gascony (officially The Gers department) is one of the most unspoilt and rural regions of France with idyllic local villages and towns, beautiful scenery and a fantastic reputation for its gastronomy with local markets selling wonderful local produce including foie gras and confits.

    The nearest village is within walking distance, as are tennis courts whilst the nearest cafes, restaurants and shops are within a ten-minute drive to Fleurance (10km) or Lectoure (13km).

    The historic hilltop village of Lectoure (13km) is incredibly attractive and there is a lovely antique market in what used to be the old 18th century hospital.  The Friday morning Farmer’s market is a must to buy some of the amazing local produce and there are also some excellent restaurants and cafes across the picturesque village.

    Fleurance (10km) is another pretty market town and the weekly market on a Tuesday morning is one of the largest in the area. Other villages and hamlets in the area to explore include three of France's ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Fourcès (35km), Larresingle (27km) and Montréal du Gers (36km). 

    The town of Condom (22km), only 25-minutes away, includes a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as boat rental, whilst Auch (32km), with its old quarter raised high above the Gers river, has an incredible cathedral. 

    The delightful town of Agen (47km) is famous for producing prunes, often soaked in local brandy, and it is also worthy of a visit for its remarkable history and covered daily market. The cities of Toulouse (99km) and Bordeaux (175km) are also within striking distance for an exceptional day out.
    There is so much to do in this rural part of Gascony whether cycling, golf, horse-riding, hiking or canoeing on the River Baise in Beaucaire (20km). This is also Grand Armagnac country with plenty of opportunities to visit local producers; tastings and guided tours can easily be arranged.

    Accommodation

    Interior of Château
    - Living room
    - Second living room with TV
    - Dining room
    - Kitchen, well-equipped
    - Games room with French pool and board games
    - Library (French and some English books)
    - Bedroom One : twin bedroom (shares a bathroom with Bedroom Five)
    - Bedroom Two:  single bedroom with four-poster bed
    - Bedroom Three: twin bedroom with bathroom
    - Bedroom Four: bedroom with two double beds
    - Bedroom Five: bedroom with two double beds (shares a bathroom with Bedroom One)
    - Bedroom Six: twin bedroom
    - Bedroom Seven: double bedroom with four-corner bed (shares a bathroom with Bedroom Nine)
    - Bedroom Eight: single bedroom with double bed and shower room
    - Bedroom Nine: twin bedroom (shares a bathroom with Bedroom Seven)
    - Bedroom Ten: triple bedroom with one single and one double bed and shower room
    - Bedroom Eleven: family bedroom with two double beds (interconnects and shares a shower room with Bedroom Twelve)
    - Bedroom Twelve: double bedroom (interconnects and shares a shower room with Bedroom Eleven)

    Outside Grounds
    - Heated swimming pool (10mx5m). Open from early May to late October, secured by a fence and electric rolling shutter
    - Al-fresco dining area
    - BBQ
    - Swing
    - 6-acre parkland featuring bathing lake

    Facilities
    - Yoga studio (160m2)
    - Wi-Fi
    - TV
    - French pool
    - Board games
    - Toys
    - Bikes x 5
    - Darts
    - Swing
    - Books (mainly French, some English)
    - Children’s books and DVDs

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    Local amenities

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    • Bar des Sports
      6 miles
    • Intermarché Super et Drive
      6.5 miles
    • Intermarché Contact et Drive
      10.5 miles
    • La Table des Cordeliers
      11 miles
    • Restaurant L'Origan
      11.5 miles
    • McDonald's
      14.5 miles
    • Arènes de Vic-Fezensac
      14.5 miles
    • Le Daroles
      14.5 miles
    • Gare SNCF d'Auch
      15 miles
    • Boutique Orange
      15.5 miles

    Reviews (3)

    Didier ‐ 21 Aug 2018
    "Un moment hors du temps où vous pourrez vous laisser votre vie tumultueuse de côté... n'hésitez pas!"
    Isa & Friends ‐ 26 Jul 2018
    "Accueillis par Noelle et Mike qui ont été des hôtes discrets mais disponibles, nous avons passés un agréable séjour dans cette MAGNIFIQUE bâtisse. merci pour tout nous reviendrons. tout le monde a été ravi ! TOP !"
    Megan
    "All good thanks. Lovely guest. Would recommend!"

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