Vacation rental château in South West France

Fromental

Fromental, Haute-Vienne, Limousin

Reference87002

Sleeps14

Bedrooms7

Bathrooms7

Château Fromental

Introduction

Dating back to 1450, this is a resplendent, traditional French château set in 36 hectares of private grounds.
A wonderful opportunity to experience a unique lifestyle in a stunning setting.

Spacious accommodation spread over three floors; ground floor with fully equipped kitchen and utility room, living / dining room, TV room (Wi-Fi internet), library, bar and banqueting hall. 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Stairs leading to first floor with further 2 bedrooms, 1 ensuite and 1 family bathroom.

Second floor with three bedrooms, 2 ensuite and 1 family bathroom.
All beds have fine French embroidered French linen and towels and bathrobes are supplied to all bathrooms.

Swedish-style sauna.
'Museum' of artifacts found during the renovation / excavation - a fascinating window into the history of the château.

Superb outside space with 36 hectares to explore.
Lawned garden and large courtyard with dining terrace.

Private pool 10m x 5m and sun terrace.

Rough grassland, fields and woodland. From the château there are walking trails up to 3 hours through forest and small dirt roads.

Lovely orchard with fruit trees.

Rental tariff includes 2 hours cleaning daily (not bed-making or dish-washing etc).

Full or part catering service available.

NOTE: Property owners live in separate, independent accommodation on the estate and are available only if required for help and advice. Horses, sheep and other livestock on site.

Details

Entrance hall.

Fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, breakfast table, fridge freezer, oven and hob. Fireplace.
Door to garden.

Utility room with microwave, washing machine and dryer.

Living / dining room with fireplace, sofas, dining table and chairs, CD player and iPod dock.
Wi-Fi internet.
Door to terrace and garden.

TV room with TV and DVD. Wood-burning stove.

Library with sofas.
Door to courtyard.

'Museum' of artifacts found during the renovation / excavation.

Bar and banqueting hall.

Bedroom 1, Double and single bed.
Door to garden.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 2, Double and single bed with ensuite WC, bath-tub, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 3, double and single.

Separate bathroom with WC, bath and hand basin.

Bedroom 4, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 2nd floor;

Bedroom 5, double and single with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 6, double and single with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

Bedroom 7, double and single with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

36 hectares of private grounds comprising;

Lawn - private walled garden to front of house with mature trees, shrubs and flowers.

Courtyard - walled courtyard with entrance to property through old oak doors.

Rough grass - pasture 26 hectares with owner's horses, sheep and other livestock. Note however that this is not really a working farm so noise is minimal.

Woodland of 10 hectares accessible directly from the property for walks.

Orchard with apples, peaches, cherries and pears.

Large park with mature trees to the front of the property with private drive.

Dining terrace with table and chairs to seat 20.
BBQ.

Private swimming pool 10m x 5m with steps (uniform depth 1.5m).
Sun terrace and loungers.
Sauna.

Summer kitchen with range cooker, fridge and covered dining and seating area.

Table tennis, petanque and other children's games.

Private drive and parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
17/06/2017 23/09/2017 mid June, July, August & mid September € 5,445 £ 4,657 $ 6,077
Refundable Security Bond € 500
  • * 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 (including pool towels).
  • Bookings in winter months do not include central heating.

Location

The property is located in open countryside between Fromental and La Souterraine and the main towns of Châteauroux and Limoges.

Local café and bar 5 minutes. All amenities in La Souterraine, 20 minutes with restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries etc.

Horse riding with instructor 15 minutes.

Limoges: (55 km), the closest large city has two interesting cathedrals and, being the home of French porcelain, a number of factory tours from the various manufacturers still based there (with shops attached). You can also visit the mediaeval butchers' district built in 1471 with its half-timbered buildings or stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants in the city centre that offer world famous Limousin beef.

Oradour-sur-Glane (45 km): the martyr village, now an important national monument and a reminder of the horrors of war. An interactive visitors centre clearly explains the facts in English and French.

Other towns of interest close by include: Montmorillon (28 km), known as the 'city of writers', Saint-Savin (45 km) with its Abbey church and 11th and 12th century murals (listed since 1983 as a UNESCO world heritage site) and Poitiers (75 km). Called the city of a hundred bells it has a combination of interesting architecture, a wide range of shops and the high-tech Futuroscope park located to the North.

Activities: if you want to expend some energy there are plenty of activities located close to us. The regional kayaking centre is at Lathus (13 km) and apart from being able to canoe down the Gartempe river, they also offer white water rafting, horse riding, rock climbing and archery. An 18 hole golf course is at Saint-Junien (45 km) which has a welcoming club house and is set in a stunning natural park.

Reviews

« This very old and historical château has been beautifully renovated with character and charm by the owners, who live on the property and are very welcoming and helpful with advice for nearby excursions. Our group of four families with children cooked, played, swam, hiked, biked, stargazed, and explored the surrounding areas together for an idyllic week that none of us will ever forget. »  John Godfrey - Rockville, Maryland, USA

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