Castelnau Picampeau Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Luxury French château for rent with private pool in the South of France
Set in 50 acres of private park and woodland the elegant Château Siregarde is finished to a very high standard, and successfully combines the old world charm of antiques and beautiful pictures with modern day amenities such as luxury bathrooms, central heating and a heated 20 metre swimming pool. It is five minutes drive from a charming village offering all amenities, and only fifteen minutes drive from the larger town of Cazeres and forty five minutes drive from Toulouse. This unique ten bedroom château is generously proportioned over two floors and boasts numerous reception rooms, a large hall and an attractive kitchen. 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.
The property is entered through an impressive gate that leads into a circular courtyard. The main door opens into the Grand Hallway which leads straight through to the park and garden. On the south side is the dining room and the 3 drawing rooms (a TV room, the elegant Blue Salon and the Music Room with its piano). At the front of the chateau is the original 18th century terrace which is ideal for summer lunches. The ground floor also has two bedrooms, all the remaining bedrooms are on the first floor. The kitchen is a stunning 45 square metre room which is a pleasure to cook in. The grand staircase leads to the first floor and to the Library and the eight upstairs bedrooms. There are two extremely grand bedrooms with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms (Chambre Monsieur and Chambre Madame); two other large double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (in addition to one on the ground floor); a charming twin bedroom, and a further three single bedrooms, with shared bathroom.
The pool (heated to 27C) is out of sight from the château, yet only about one minutes walk from the garden side door. The estate has a number of outbuildings in original condition, including a chapel, cottage, an 18th century dairy and a stable and farm building built in the early 19th century. The château is set in roughly 50 acres of park and woodland, originally landscaped in the English fashion. Many of the traces of original garden remain, including a 350 year old cedar tree, an alley tree, an alley of chestnut trees and an enormous pond where wild duck nest.
Early morning risers will regularly see deer grazing. Around 25 acres of the grounds are unspoilt woods. In spring and summer the pastures and woods are dotted with wild flowers, and in autumn wild mushrooms, including cêpes grow in abundance.
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
The owner recently completed an impressive restoration of the place, and yet it felt untouched, like there should be velvet ropes everywhere guarding each authentic detail from the likes of modern us. But there weren't. I could sit in every deliciously upholstered chair, walk across every stone checkered floor, touch every ceramic knob. I wanted to skip through all the rooms and look through all the drawers and walk wistfully through the fields.