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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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DOMAINE FABRIGES

Castelnau Montratier House Rental Photos and Description

Spectacular Property Sleeps 18 With A Private Pool

In the middle of its own 75 acre plot, is an old Quercy domain encircled by beautiful landscaped gardens with every window looking out over the surrounding countryside.

Passing an ancient wood to one side, the house is approached by a long gravelled drive and, arriving at the original front door, guests are warmly welcomed inside to begin their holiday in traditional but luxurious comfort. 9 en suite bedrooms, huge selection of reception rooms. Great facilities, swimming pool/tennis court/billiard table/table tennis and much more.

Interior and Grounds:

As the double wooden doors close under the stone arch entrance into the grand front hall you are greeted by a rare 1895 Steinway and, in the winter, by a roaring fire in an original fireplace, a feature of many rooms around the house.

Through the door to the left, walk past the full size antique billiards table and another fireplace, and you will reach the Salon, beyond which, you will reach the fully specified study. While the whole house has wifi, if you cannot completely leave work behind, this is a quiet spot for checking up on the office. Along the internal corridor, straight ahead from the entrance hall you will pass the old stone stairs on your right, and a downstairs bedroom and bathroom especially useful for the older of our guests. Further along, past a small anteroom (very useful if you would like to keep a close eye on a young child during dinner) you will find, looking out over pollarded plane trees, the banqueting table for 16 adults set under the hanging candelabra, with another fireplace to keep dinners warm, although, with underfloor heating in many rooms, the lovely fires stoked with wood from the forest are not always necessary. Leaving the dining room through the double doors on to the breakfast terrace you will find a solid stone patio, table and benches perfectly matching the original limestone and capturing the sun to warm, waking guests gently over fresh croissants and eggs from the chickens.

Leaving the dining room, to the right you will pass by the passage leading down to the mediaeval vaulted wine cellars equipped with air conditioning and oak racking created by a local master carpenter. This is a fully stocked cellar and a great space for wine tasting, it will definitely get you in the mood for trying the famous Quercy black wine.

The utility room provides both a Miele washer and dryer and a Koshizi ki industrial ice maker essential for that all-important ice bucket! There is also access to the outside washing line.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a Le Cornu range, large enough to cater for parties. While this cooker is the choice of professional French chefs, it is perfect to for an enthusiastic amateur. Of course, there is a huge array of crockery and cutlery to complement your choice of menu. On the other side of the kitchen from the breakfast terrace, is the lunch table under a leafy pagoda with an integral cooling misting system allowing even the hottest of afternoons to be shared over lunch.

Perhaps, leaving the best to last, beyond the kitchen, is the Salon a converted barn with an amazing timbered oak supported roof, 6 sets of French windows leading out to the gardens and both terraces and a wonderful picture window, framing the plane tree avenue in the gardens.

WiFi and SONOS zones cover most of the area downstairs. If you have your own collection of music on an iPod or similar, this can be added to the music collection in the Residence and accessed from each zone either separately or as a whole.

Bedrooms

There are ten to eleven guest bedrooms depending on staff requirements, all have en suite bathrooms with lots of fluffy white towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and robes and slippers for that extra bit of luxury and comfort and all the beds have crisp white Egyptian linen. If you have any special requests e.g. Feather pillows or synthetic pillows we will be happy to accommodate you. Each of the bedrooms is provided with bottled water, although the tap water is completely drinkable too.

In Domaine Farbrige, there are 5 bedrooms upstairs off the large hallway and little sound carries between rooms:

- Master suite This impressive suite comprises of a super king bed with two dressing rooms and two bathrooms, one bathroom with a steam shower and one bathroom with a roll top bath. There is a small room off the bedrooms that can easily house a single bed or a cot.

- Cream bedroom Large super king bed, it is possible to fit a baby cot or extra bed in it for children.

- Blue bedroom A delightful room with dual aspect. The smallest of all the bedrooms but the most popular room! Again this room can easily accommodate a baby cot or an extra bed.

- Sunflower Room Extremely large bedroom with a super king bed with canopy. It has a small bed in the dressing room ideal for children. The main bedroom can also have an extra cot or two single beds in it.

- Children Bedroom This has three beds in it, but again has room for more comfortably.

Downstairs:

Red Bedroom Another dual aspect room with a king size bed with canopy, a romantic room with space for either a cot or extra bed. This is a very comfortable room for anyone that may not be able to manage the stairs and is well separated from the downstairs reception rooms.

A stones throw from Domaine Farbrige is LeGrange with four double bedrooms:

- Grange One Beautiful en suite bedroom.

- Grange Two Beautiful ensuite bedroom.

- Grange Three“ Beautiful ensuite bedroom.

- Grange Four This room also has a sitting room and cooking facilities, perfect for families with young children or perhaps teenagers, who may find it more comfortable to be that bit more independent without feeling cut off.

Bedrooms do not normally have TVs, although they maybe requested with UK Sky Boxes in Fabrige Grange; WiFi is available in each room, but we hope guests will relax and take a break from technology! There is a large screen in the snug/playroom with a huge sofa perfect for a movie or watching sport. It has a library of films on the latest Apple TV, full UK Sky subscription, Nintendo Wii and can take iPad connections.

Exterior

In the grounds, as you walk through the well attended gardens you will find two fenced ponds, a chicken coup, vegetable and herb gardens.

The all weather hard tennis court installed, with a practice wall, in 2012, is well away from the house having its own pavilion. The court is floodlit allowing guests to play during the cooler hours of the Summer months.

The swimming pool is a stunning construction of Quercy stone. At 15m in length, it is perfect for swimming lengths and playing children, who love the small stone waterfall that rises from one end. Built from the remains of a ruined local chapel and with a terracotta, tiled roof supported by huge oak beams, there is a shaded bar and seating area with an adjoining shower and loo. Around the pool, there are all weather wicker loungers lying beneath a discrete misting system that can be controlled from the bar, so you can maximize your time in the sun sipping your cocktails.

There is a large wood on the property, where adventurous children can explore or even pitch a tent (2-3 children) for the night. The large flat lawn area is perfect for kicking around a football and other family and children activities. The garden also provides a children’s play area with swings, slides, trampoline and playhouse. All outside areas are also served with a sonos music system so that you can enjoy the music of your choice.

Parking is to the rear of the property, all vehicles out of sight. Once you arrive you will not feel the need to leave. There is ample space for all residents and visitors.

There are large terraces. To the east of the kitchen where the sun rises and sets, it is wonderful, enjoying a coffee and a croissant, looking over the rolling hills and through the avenue of Plane trees. Another terrace is perfect for lunch with a table large enough to accommodate all guests and children. BBQ s can be arranged here for lunch or dinner. It is shaded and also offers the misting system! This is also where canaps and drinks can be served of an evening where there is further soft seating, overlooking the pool area and tennis court.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AVAILABILITY & PRICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE ON MY WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN VISIT BY CLICKING ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK BELOW.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Oliver's Travels

Oliver's Travels - France

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Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out����� policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

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As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Domaine Fabriges
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Domaine Fabriges
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1048838
+44 08001337999
Castelnau Montratier Lot
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Most Relaxing

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Having stayed at Fabriges every year for the last 3, I would like thoroughly to recommend it. It is not just how comfortable the rooms and bathrooms are, not simply how organised the whole set up is, but the overwhelming ability properly to relax and enjoy your holiday while staying there that keeps bringing me back each year. Never have the staff been anything other than splendid, I suggest using them as much as possible. All the facilities are brilliant, there is plenty for everyone to do and lovely settings for lunch and dinner. It is special, book it if you can find a time when it is available.
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Domaine Fabriges
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1048838
+44 08001337999
Castelnau Montratier Lot
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A little piece of heaven

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My family and I spent a week at Domaine Fabriges in the summer and it felt like a little piece of heaven! The accommodation is of the highest standard & the facilities are second to none. The swimming pool area is beautiful and provided hours of entertainment for the children. Meanwhile the adults loved the bar area and the 'misting system' which left you feeling like you were staying at the most luxurious spa retreat. There was so much to do (or not do!) the tennis court, billiard room, table tennis table, exploring the grounds, or even feeding the chickens no one wanted to leave! With plenty of terraces to enjoy your meals, all carefully positioned to make the most of the rising or setting sun, and providing shelter from the midday heat - there is absolutely nothing to complain about. Whilst we visited in the summer I could imagine spending a equally amazing week curled up on the comfy sofas with the fires blazing in the middle of winter. Just the perfect venue for family and friends to enjoy. We spend a most amazing week here and would eagerly return for more. A little piece of heaven!
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Domaine Fabriges
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1048838
+44 08001337999
Castelnau Montratier Lot
5

An amazing holiday location 5 stars+

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We just spent an amazing week at this wonderful location. For a relaxing family holiday this ticks all the boxes.
The staff were wonderful, Scott and Sam were there outside to greet us on our arrival and nothing was too much trouble for them. Dan the chef was first class, every meal was a delight, his Crème Brule was the best I have ever tasted. The children loved the pool and the tennis court, the house is beautiful, the grounds are kept immaculate. From the moment you drive down the long tree lined drive and take your first glimse of the house you know you have arrived some where very special.
We spent most of the week enjoying the house it is so relaxing you do not want to go out exploring. The sun shone every day and this will certainly be a family holiday to remember. I would certainly recomment this property to my friends and relatives. I hope to return.

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The local area is ideal for walking, exploring fine medieval villages, antique markets, horse-riding tours, playing golf and more. There are wonderful villages in the neighborhood. Moliere is the closest village to get bread, a newspaper and a cup of coffee.

A nice place to have lunch is under the medieval open marketplace in Castelnau Montratier where the owners are friendly and the lunch menu of the day is simple but good. Castelnau Montratier is 5 km in the other direction and is a famous Bastide town. There are a number of banks, good pharmacy, friendly doctor, beautician etc.

Cahors is a beautiful medieval town, full of upmarket shops and a great market on Thursdays and Saturdays. There are also a number of good restaurants and cafes. This is about a 30-minute drive.

Montcuq is also highly recommended. It is a beautiful drive there. The town offers good restaurants and cafes. The market on Sunday is packed so an early start is recommended!

There are daily markets and schedules are announced in the local newspaper. Local farmers sell their produce here.

Moissac (20 km) has a beautiful church and an impressive monastery visited by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella.

Toulouse is a one-hour drive over a comfortable highway. It is a beautiful city and perfect for shopaholics. A hot tourist attraction is St Emilion; the authentic wine town next to Bordeaux with wine history at every corner. Its a must but not less than a two hour drive to the west. Bordeaux is a stunning city at 1 hour.

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Availability & Rates

Castelnau Montratier House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
May
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
£2,580
£2,580
£7,369
2 nights
 
 
June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
£2,580
£2,580
£7,369
2 nights
 
 
July to August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
£2,580
£2,580
£7,369
2 nights
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
£2,580
£2,580
£7,369
2 nights
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
£2,211
£2,211
£6,316
2 nights
 
 
November to Christmas
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£2,211
£2,211
£6,316
2 nights
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
£3,158
£3,158
£6,316
2 nights
 
 
January to March
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
£2,211
£2,211
£6,316
2 nights
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
£2,211
£2,211
£6,316
2 nights
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
£2,580
£2,580
£7,369
2 nights
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
£2,580
£2,580
£7,369
2 nights
 
 
July to August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
£5,790
£5,790
£11,579
2 nights
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
£2,580
£2,580
£7,369
2 nights
 
 
October
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
£2,211
£2,211
£6,316
2 nights
 
 
November to Christmas
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
£2,211
£2,211
£6,316
2 nights
 
 
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 5 2016
£3,158
£3,158
£6,316
2 nights
 

Notes

  • Guide Price: £5,790 - £11,579 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).

    Short Breaks: £4,053 - £11,579 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
    nights).

    Security deposit: €1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage
    inspection.

    Energy costs: Included in the rental price.

    End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
  • Terms:

    - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
    - Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
    - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
    - All booking are run from Saturday to Saturday.
    - Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
    - Departure time: 10am.
    - Pets: Please enquire.
    - Smoking: No smoking in the property.
    - For groups of over 10 people, it is mandatory to hire the in-house chef. This is at an additional cost of £1,000 per week which should be paid in advance by bank transfer. The chef will prepare breakfast, lunch, kids supper, canapes and evening meals. The chef will also serve and clear all meals. Please enquire for all menus.
    - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
  • Services upon request at additional cost:

    Our in house team will provide 8 hours of service divided equally between outside areas and cleaning 6 days a week.
    Your bedrooms and bathrooms will be freshened up daily. (Sheets and towels will be changed weekly) unless by special arrangement.
    Reception rooms will be cleaned and tidied as will the kitchen.
    The pool area will be set up and cleared up daily. Towels will be provided by the pool area.
    The tennis court will be prepared daily.
    The garden will be maintained daily to a high level.
    Terraces will be cleaned daily.
    If you require the bar set up by the pool please liaise with our in house team. If you would like evening drinks set up again please mention and it will be arranged.
    If you do not fancy being waited on hand and foot, we can fill the fridge for your arrival and a breakfast service only.
    Washing and ironing - Hourly price is 15 euros.
    Airport pick ups and drop offs – 200 euros round trip (all prices made approximat

Amenities

Castelnau Montratier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Amenities: - Heated swimming pool. - Internet. - Tennis court. - Maid service. - Games room. - All rooms en-suite. - Ground floor bed/bath.