|Property type||chateau / country house|
For those looking to experience rural France at it???s most beautiful, the immaculate Chateau Laroque positioned on the outskirts of Rodez, in the heart of the Aveyron, is the perfect setting. After crossing extensive grounds, you reach the Chateau Laroque through gates opening onto a large courtyard on the north side. South of the property is a swimming pool and landscaped garden, while the east wing of the building is an ornate tower featuring a ‘Pigonnier?? style loft with circular rooms. Many of the main rooms have been hand painted by an Italian artist in the 19th century, are of generous size and feature vaulted ceilings. Up to 20 people can be accommodated in the elegant but comfortable dining room. The main living room is very large with traditional, period furniture. 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.
On the ground floor is a large, well-equipped kitchen that can also be used as a dining room. This leads to a separate utility room with washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. Up to 20 people can be accommodated in the formal dining room which is both elegant and comfortable. The main living room is very large with traditional, period furniture, and includes TV, DVD and Hi-Fi. There is also a large games room with a pool table. On the first floor there are six bedrooms to sleep 12 people or more. The Master Bedroom collects a lot of natural light through double windows at both the front and rear of the building. The grandeur of the Chateau clearly shows through in this spacious room with wonderful large fireplace and high ceiling - hand painted by an Italian artist. Its en-suite bathroom is equally grand offering every comfort with oval corner bath, separate shower cubicle and double vanity unit in marble and large mirrors. It even has a separate room containing the WC and a bidet.
The Four Poster Bedroom overlooks the rear gardens and has a four poster double bed in the centre. The bathroom for this bedroom is located just down the corridor. The King Size Bedroom has a king size bed and modern en-suite bathroom. The Twin Bedded Room has two substantial singles (130cm wide) and could therefore easily accommodate two couples. It has an en suite shower room. The Yellow & Green Room overlooks the gardens and the swimming pool in the corner of the tower and features a double sleigh bed. Blue Room is ideal for children, as it is the smallest bedroom in the chateau but it is still a double room in the tower and overlooks the gardens to the east.
Outside the chateau is well fenced for safety and the grounds comprise of one acre of well maintained, landscaped gardens with BBQ facilities. Outdoor furniture includes: tables, chairs, and sun loungers. Badminton, boules equipment and plenty of on-site parking are also available. All guests can be accommodated in the outdoor dining area. The pool is fenced and regularly maintained.
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.
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.
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We very much enjoyed our stay at the Chateau and would be interested in returning next year. We would also like you if possible, to personally thank Anita and Bertrand, who helped us above and beyond the call of duty when somebody hit our hire car. They are very friendly, without being obtrusive. Is it possible you could forward prices for next year so that we can think about organising.
The chateau was absolutely great. The best accommodation we have had in France over the past 19 years. Thanks again for an excellent holiday location. We took photographs, printed them as postcards and sent them to our friends in the UK. There is a great deal of interest in the Chateau!! We did have a James Bond theme evening during our stay complete with Martinis and casino games. An excellent backdrop for such an evening.
The nearest airports are Rodez (6km), Toulouse and Montpellier (both 120km). The region features many picturesque small villages, with perhaps the most famous being Najac, with its chateau overlooking the village.
Within an easy drive is the major regional city of Toulouse – offering unique attractions such as the Space City and the Aerospatiale factory (where you can observe airliners being assembled) in addition to classic shops, restaurants and pavement cafes.
The house offers information on all of the attractions and activities, as well as a collection of local guidebooks and maps.
A traditional medium-sized French town, Rodez is located in beautiful countryside with varying surrounding terrain to explore - verdant rolling hills, forests, mountains, gorges, and rivers. It has an attractive shopping area and three times a week holds a traditional bustling market.