Castagnac Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
A Beautiful Chateau And Separate Large Coach House Gite In Beautiful Setting.
Chateau de Soules and Gites
South of Toulouse, on the edge of the Ariege, just south of the town of Lezat sur Leze, in the parish of St Ybars, you will find the beautiful Chateau de Soules. The Château is situated away from the main road south to the Pyrenean mountains, surrounded by it's own woods and parkland - in complete privacy.
The Chateau itself has five comfortable large double bedrooms all en-suite. Next to the Chateau is the Old Coach House, which has been converted into a large spacious fully equipped Gite, comfortably sleeping 8.
The properties sit in 25 acres of grounds with beautiful views, a large pool and tennis court. Ideal for large family groups, special parties, courses and small business functions, it is available to rent all year round. Catering can be arranged.
We have wireless internet broadband in the Chateau.
The Chateau is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room to relax and unwind. On the ground floor there are a number of reception rooms, including a restful drawing room, a large living room with comfy sofas, large screen TV with access to a large selection of channels and a wide selection of DVDs. There is a formal Dining room with a beautiful fireplace and ornate mirror and windows looking out onto the gardens. Off the Dining room is a small study room. There is a Breakfast room next to the kitchen with windows looking out onto the gardens. The Kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of work surfaces, a double sink, good-sized range oven and hob, a large fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There is plenty of cutlery, crockery and glasses, as well as plastic glasses for the pool area. The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and another large fridge.
Walking up the staircase you come to the first double bedroom with en-suite shower. This is the smallest of all the bedrooms. Continuing up to the first floor landing, with large windows at either end, are the four other large attractive double bedrooms all with super kingsize beds and bathrooms en-suite.
Downstairs, outside the Chateau Kitchen, is a large covered terraced area where you can sit and dine overlooking the grounds. It has its own brick built barbecue.
The main entrance to this Gite is at the side of the building. An entrance hall and staircase lead you to a very large open plan living space with plenty of comfortable sofas, a TV area with access to DVDs and videos and a dining area. Off this is a fully equipped kitchen with table and chairs. French windows lead out to a small balcony with views over the gardens. The Kitchen has a fridge freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher.
A further small double bedroom and another large bedroom with two single beds. These share a large bathroom with a walk in shower. The Gite has its own terrace area overlooking the grounds.
We do have a smaller Gite with its own separate entrance that can be rented. It has two connecting double bedrooms, a shower room with toilet and washbasin, a living room and fully equipped kitchen. You can connect between both Gites if you wish to rent the two together and increase the overall numbers to 22. Please inquire for further details.
Depending on the time of year the grounds are rich in colour, an abundance of differing flowers, plants and trees are a joy. The terraces provide a wonderful position to view the gardens, but you free to walk and wander around the parkland and into the woods. We have a beautiful large swimming pool with an area for sun beds, a pool house with a fridge and shower. Also within the grounds you have your own private tennis court. We have a separate games room with table tennis and a selection of games. The beautiful secluded gardens and woodlands that surround you provide plenty of space for you to enjoy.
Chateau de Soules is ideally situated. In the department of Ariege, overlooked by the Pyrenees, it is in one of the most unspoilt regions of France. The rolling hillsides contain many old historic villages and small towns whose inhabitants have held fast to their traditions. You can visit markets daily to buy fresh local products.
The beautiful city of Toulouse, known as “La Ville Rose” is close by and definitely worth a visit, a vibrant city, and rich in history. It sits on the banks of the Garonne River and is home to an abundance of historic buildings, churches and galleries. It is full of beautiful old streets and squares, a multitude of fashionable boutiques and shops as well as numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.
There are plenty of other towns and places to visit locally as well as many things to do and see. Further afield a direct drive south soon takes you into the Pyrenees, Andorra and Spain. The Pyrenees provides access for a large range of activities, most notably skiing, walking, cycling and fishing.
An hour's drive takes you to Lourdes and the city of Albi, birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec.
An hour and half east passing the historic castle city of Carcassonne, you reach the coast of the Mediterranean. Here the cities such Perpignan and Montpellier can be discovered. To the west, is the Atlantic, where you can find the cities of Bayonne, Biarritz and the Spanish city of San Sebastian. The coastal regions play host to a number of seaside resorts most notably the pretty town St Jean de Luz on the Atlantic and Collioure on the Mediterranean.
The region has its fair share of wine areas. The Midi-Pyrenees best-known produce are the Cahors, Fronton, Gaillac, Madiran, Pacherenc and Saint-Mont wines. A short drive soon sees you in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, which is one the world biggest wine producing areas, with an abundance of great vineyards to visit.
The Chateau and Gites are also the perfect place for family gatherings, party or wedding events or groups to visit. Whether to see the area and enjoy the properties as a restful holiday, or to use it as a base for activities such as corporate visits and events, group painting courses, language and writing courses etc. It is a perfect base for all types of holidays and activities and we will assist in organizing and catering when requested.
Getting to Chateau de Soules is very straightforward. It is less than 1 hour from Toulouse airport and close to other airports. It is 1 1/2 hours from Carcassonne and 2 hours from Bordeaux. Driving takes about 6 hours from Paris.