Holiday rental château in South West France

Andiran

Andiran, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine

Reference47028

Sleeps24

Bedrooms12

Bathrooms8

Château Capbourteil

Introduction

An authentic castle! Beautifully situated in 225 hectares of private grounds, the 'château' offers a unique opportunity to stay in a traditional castle replete with character features throughout including huge fireplaces, beamed ceilings and hallways with suits of armour.

The castle dates back to the 13th century and is one of the most historical and impressive buildings in Gascony. This beautiful region remains a favourite for food lovers with wonderful local wine, cheese and foie gras.

The château produces its own wine from surrounding vineyards and guests can enjoy a free wine tasting experience and will receive a discount voucher to use for the duration of their stay.

Accommodation is spread over three floors with authentic, oak-paneled entrance hallway, dining room with armour suits, a main living room, music room with UK satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet, games room with pool / snooker room, cloakroom, fully-equipped kitchen with utility room and bathroom with scroll-top bath.

Also; The ancient private chapel is consecrated and available with the Wedding Planning Service.

First floor with 10 bedrooms including 7 kingsize doubles and expansive hallway with suits of armour and traditional decoration.

Superb exterior space with lawns, fields and woodland. The main gate leads to a large courtyard garden with flower beds and seating area on an elevated terrace. Stone steps lead down to the large pool (20m x 6m) with BBQ and covered seating area.
The main drive leads to the front of the château with its impressive gates and twin turrets, the drive continues to the château's chais where the 'Baron de Lisse' wine is made and stored.
Private, all-weather tennis court.
Table tennis, badminton, boules, croquet.
Lovely location, all amenities in Nerac with many restaurants and supermarket.

Full or part catering available upon request.

Details

Entrance into a brand new fitted upper kitchen with granite work surfaces and stainless steel splash-backs, dishwasher, twin sink, microwave, fridge / freezer, SMEG range oven / hob.

The lower kitchen consists of fridge, oven, gas hob and dishwasher and tables and chairs for 6
Door to terrace and garden.

Dining room with open fireplace and flagstone floor.
2 long refectory tables and chairs for 20.

Main hallway and stone stairwell.
Exposed stonework and vaulted ceilings.
Door to terrace.

Separate WC with hand basin.

Living room with fireplace.

Music room with sofa, piano, TV with UK satellite channels and DVD player.

Separate bathroom with WC, bath and hand basin.

Games room with pool / snooker table, table football, darts.

Private 12th century chapel (available for weddings).

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, King 4-poster bed.
Ensuite with bath, Shower, WC and two hand basins.

Bedroom 2, King bed.
Ensuite with shower, WC and two hand basins.

Hallway with decorative items including suits of armour.

Bedroom 3, King with 4-poster bed.

Bedroom 4, King with 4-poster bed.
Ensuite with bath, WC and hand basin.

Separate shower room with WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 5, two singles.
leads through to;
Bedroom 6, Super-king bed.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 7, King 4-poster bed.

Bedroom 8, double 4-poster bed.

Bedroom 9, 1 single bed.

Bedroom 10, King 4-poster bed.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.


Stairs to 2nd floor;

Bedroom 11, Family Room, King Bed, Single Bed.
Ensuite with Shower, WC and two hand basins.

Bedroom 12, Twin Room, 2 single beds.
Ensuite with Shower, WC and hand basin.


EXTERIOR;

225 hectares of private grounds including woodland and lawns.

Grass terraces with dining table and chairs.

Steps down to the gardens, pool, lake and tennis court.

Private swimming pool 20m x 6m (1.80m - 2.50m deep) with sun terrace and loungers.

Pool-side changing room with shower, BBQ and pergola.

Private tennis court, (hard-surface) - (rackets and balls available).

Unfenced lake and stream.

Private drive and parking for numerous cars.

Woodland trails suitable for walking or mountain bikes.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
24/09/2016 29/10/2016 October € 7,450 £ 6,371 $ 8,315
07/01/2017 29/04/2017 January to April € 7,950 £ 6,799 $ 8,873
29/04/2017 01/07/2017 May & June € 9,450 £ 8,082 $ 10,547
01/07/2017 26/08/2017 July & August € 12,950 £ 11,075 $ 14,453
26/08/2017 30/09/2017 September € 9,450 £ 8,082 $ 10,547
30/09/2017 28/10/2017 October € 7,950 £ 6,799 $ 8,873
Refundable Security Bond € 2,000
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).
  • 2 washing machines and dryer for guests use.
  • Fuel / heating costs NOT included for bookings in cooler months.
  • Short breaks (minimum of 3 nights) available out-of-season. Price on request.

Location

The property lies 10 minutes drive from Nerac, midway between Toulouse and Bordeaux in France's Armagnac region.

All amenities in Nerac with many restaurants and supermarket.

Castera Verduzan - small supermarket, restaurants, bakery, butcher, tabac, post office, gift shop, tourist office and pharmacy. The thermal baths are very popular and there is also a Casino (with ATM), Horse Racing and an inland lake with sandy beach.

Auch - The two main things to see in Auch are the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie (with beautiful carved choir stalls) and the staircase to the river with the statue of d'Artagnan half way down. South of the cathedral is the old quartier, a jumble of tiny streets and interconnecting stairways, where Nostradamus lived for some time. There is a good market by the river on a Wednesday. Also Museums, Art Galleries, Shops and an 18 hole golf course just outside the town with a fabulous panoramic restaurant.

Condom - The capital of the Tenareze district. Market day is Wednesday. Its name is of Roman origin from condate = confluence and dum = hill. The Cathedral is beautiful inside and the Armagnac museum is well worth a visit. Condom is a port on the river Baise and boat trips are available daily in the season.

La Romieu - An ancient ecclesiastical town with an imposing 14th century collegiale church. The main street has many hidden stone cats! Nearby, there is a famous arboretum.

Vic Fezensac - Two famous festivals running for 3 days - the Corrida over Pentecost and Tempo Latino in late July, with concerts in the bullring, stalls and the rhythm of salsa. Market day is Friday and there are night markets in July and August.

Lavardens - Beautiful château set high on a hill, which has guided visits and frequent art exhibitions. There are night markets on Wednesdays during July and August.

Larressingle - a 13th century fortified village, the smallest in France (the so-called Carcassonne of the Gers). The museum shows reconstructions of life in the Middle Ages and the Park Museum house medieval machines of war.

Lectoure - Gallo-Roman city, famous for its melons, with many interesting buildings to see and several museums. On the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle footpath. Thermal fitness centre. There's a nice little pavement café in the high street, just past the Tourist Office, called Le Meur (great pain au raisins!) If you fancy a super meal, then try out either the Auberge des Bouviers or, for a real gourmet experience, however, go to lunch at the quaintly named Restaurant de Bastard! Huge outdoor feast in August and an antiques fair on the first weekend of Sept.

Fources - meaning 'planted with trees' is the only circular walled bastide town in the Gers with a lovely castle nearby. A huge flower festival is hosted at the end of April. L'Auberge restaurant in the centre offers fantastic charcuterie at a reasonable price.

Mouchan - Lying between Condom and Eauze, this small village is said to have the most beautiful Romanesque church in the Gers. It is also on the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle route, so look out for the familiar shells on the outside of the church.

Valence-sur-Baise - A 12th century bastide village and river port. Nearby is the Abbaye de Flaran, a magnificent 12th century Cistercian abbey. There are three beautiful châteaux quite nearby; Busca-Maniban, Cassaigne and Montluc, the last of which in Saint-Puy is famous as the home of the lethal local aperitif known as Pousse Rapiere.

Marciac - a 13th century Gascon bastide town, famous for i'ts terrific International jazz festival held here every August. Nearby are the fortified villages of Tillac and Monlezun. Plenty of restaurants, so a good place to stop for lunch.

Bassoues - another pretty bastide village, with a 43 metre high keep, a masterpiece of Gascon military art.

Montesequiou - a fortified village on the Route de Bastides through the Gers.

Mirande - a lovely square in this bastide town, which has a Country and Western festival each July. The cathedral is considered to be a Gothic masterpiece. There is also a museum of fine arts and decorative arts.

Montreal and Seviac- A 13th century gascon bastide village. There is a Gallo-Roman museum with guided visits. Nearby is Seviac, a 4th century Gallo-Roman villa, which has been extensively excavated during recent years.

Saint-Clar - unique bastide town with two 13th century squares with arches. Famous garlic market selling white garlic from Lomagne every Thursday from mid-July, with an annual festival to select the Garlic Queen!

Fleurance- visit its wonderful ornate covered market on Tuesday. Festival Sky and Space is held in the first 2 weeks of August.

Eauze - Armagnac and antiques fair in mid-may and corridas at its bullring first weekend of July. Superb Thursday morning market, the largest in the area.

Reviews

« Makes you feel as though you are a million miles away, but with excellent facilities within reach. The Château accommodation is special and does make you feel as though you are in your own wonderland of luxury. »  Laura & James

« We had a fantastic holiday at the Château. The grounds and the château were right out of a fairytale. Jo and Jean-Marc were very helpful and organized. The regions gastronomy was an eye opener. We simply loved to stay here and hope to return in the future. »  Dubai

« What a wonderful magical week in a beautiful place. Thanks to Jo and Jean-Marc for making it so perfectly uncomplicated. »  Kim & Darren

« We really appreciated the wonderful ambiance, the welcoming hospitality and just being here with the best of friends and a lot of champagne. »  Sweden

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