IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT HISTORIC LITTLE VILLAGE IN MIDST OF BEAUTIFUL, UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE

Gillian Keene

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Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT HISTORIC LITTLE VILLAGE IN MIDST OF BEAUTIFUL, UNSPOILT COUNTRYSIDE

Saint-Martin-d'Oydes Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 17 in 6 bedrooms (5 ensuite). 15th century chateau lying beside the sleepy little bastide village of St Martin d'Oydes amid the gently rolling foothills of the Pyrenees. Utterly romantic yet very comfortable, it is surrounded by a beautiful 5 acre private park with fenced 12m pool and pigeonniere. The whole area is wonderful walking country and is steeped in history. Post office and hard tennis court in the village.

The chateau, which lies among the gently rolling foothills of the Pyrenees, was built at the end of the 15th century of the mellow pink brick for which Toulouse and Albi are so well known. It has been completely restored to combine its historic charm with modern comfort and convenience and stands in its own park immediately adjacent to the very small and ancient village of St Martin d’Oydes. With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 5 'public' rooms there is ample accommodation for up to 15 people without feeling crowded. It is furnished with solid country antiques so the atmosphere is very much that of a comfortable family house. Because the walls are very thick, the rooms are cool in summer but cosy in winter. The chateau is very suitable for 2 or 3 families sharing or for large family gatherings - recently it has hosted several seventieth birthday celebrations - and is very child-friendly. The 5 acre park with lovely fully-fenced 12 x 6.5m pool and brick pigeonnere is beautifully landscaped.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Gillian Keene

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There is full central heating (oil-fired) plus four open fireplaces. The windows on the top floor (except a high one) are fitted with bars and there is a gate at the top of the stairs. British TV via satellite. Wi-fi broadband internet with free phone calls over the internet. There are thousands of books in the library and all over the house. In the ground-floor sitting room there is a cupboard full of games and jigsaws. The games room in the outbuildings has, table tennis, exercise bench, bar football, small snooker table and a WC. There is equipment for outdoor games, pool toys and bikes (3 adult, 2 children's). Hard tennis court in the village for which we have a key.

Further Details:

Our village has a post-office open mornings only. There is a hard tennis court a minute or so from our front gate available for your use. Le Fossat (8-10 minutes drive) has a small supermarket with butcher/charcuterie, baker, pharmacy, general store, garage, post-office, bank, doctor There are also 2 simple French restaurants and a Thai restaurant. The supermarket, baker and general store are open on Sunday mornings but most of Le Fossat is closed on Mondays.

Lezat sur Leze 15-20 mins has a fair sized supermarket, a fruit and veg shop which also sells organic goods including cheese and dry goods. These are all open on Sunday mornings. In addition there is the normal range of small shops, bakers etc and a newsagent which stocks English newspapers. Pamiers 20-25 mins is our nearest big town and has a full range of shops and services and a number of decent restaurants. There are local markets on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The whole area is steeped in history from the neolithic cavemen to the Saracens to the Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade to the Wars of Religion down to the Second World War - one of the escape routes for allied servicemen over the Pyrenees is now a long distance footpath. Artigat, the home of the real life Martin Guerre, lies in the next valley over the hills.

There are also plenty of outside options if you feel energetic. There are some delightful walks in the surrounding countryside and plenty of real challenges further into the mountains. You can borrow our bikes. The public hard tennis court a few minutes from our main gate is rarely used and we can lend you the key. There are all sorts of other activities available in the general area - a park with tree-top walks, a small zoo, skiing (about 1hr's drive), horse-riding, kayaking, rock-climbing and even, we have been told, gold-panning.

Booking Notes:

Book directly with owners. A deposit of 25% of the rental is payable on booking and the balance 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. We do require tenants to take out full holiday insurance and normally any sums due are not refundable on cancellation. We take a security deposit of £1,000 to cover damage. In practice this is best provided by a cheque handed over at the beginning of the rental which we will only cash if we need to claim.

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Saint-Martin-d'Oydes Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Prices
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
 
 
Prices
Sep 27 2014 - May 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
£2,250
 
 
Prices
May 9 2015 - Jul 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
 
 
Prices
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,950
 
 
Prices
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
 
 
Prices
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
£2,250
 

Notes

  • Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. We offer discounts on lets of 3 weeks or more at any time of the year. We quote our price in £s sterling but will be prepared to agree a price in euros or US dollars.

Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Martin-d'Oydes Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, bidet, basin and WC. En-suite to bedrooms 2 and 3 with bath/shower, basin and WC En-suite to bedrooms 4 and 5 with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath / shower over, basin and WC. 2 Separate WCs
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 with super king 1st floor. Bedroom 2 with king plus single bed 1st floor. Bedroom 3 with double plus single bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds/super king. Bedroom 5 with 6 single beds or 4 single and 1 super-king. Bedroom 6 with single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Internet Access:
  • Internet
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Lawn / Garden
Swimming Pools:
  • Private Pool
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm