'If you like privacy, stunning countryside, wildlife and French delicacies, you will love this magical place.'
4 or 6 Bedrooms option - see details below
Located in the idyllic grounds of the 13th century Château de St Quintin, The Lodge has been renovated to a high standard providing exclusive luxurious accommodation for all combinations of holiday visitors. It is ideal for families and couples, young or old (with downstairs bedrooms.
Suitable for traditional summer holidays, it also works just as well as a base for an activity packed holiday, off season (including Christmas & New Year) or as a retreat for a quiet break. Outdoor facilities include private pool which works on a heat exchange system(summer), tennis court, fishing, extensive parkland cmplimented by high quality indoor amenities. Close to the historic towns of Clermont Ferrand,Vichy & medieval Charroux the area is full of activities for all ages as well as fabulous range of dini
THE LODGE IS AVAILABLE IN A 4 OR 6 BEDROOM OPTION SLEEPING MAX OF 12 ADULTS & 2 2 CHILDREN. 2 BEDROOMS CAN BE SEPARATED OFF GIVING AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION OF 8 ADULTS +2 CHILDREN . THE 6 BEDROOM OPTION OFFERS A SECOND KITCHEN AND SALON PLUS A BATHROOM IN ADDITION TO THE 4 SHOWER ROOMS PROVIDED IN THE 4 BEDROOM OPTION.
Family Holidays: Enjoy quality time with your family in this tranquil location in the chateau grounds. Relax and savour the delights of the grounds or go further a field and sample the great range of local activities.
Within the grounds - swimming, tennis, fishing, boules, walks.
Pre - school children can enjoy local horse riding, Vulcania – scientific volcanic theme park; Le Pal – theme park with rides and animal shows; Vichy on summer Thursdays – street entertainment & workshops; Puy de Dome, the highest volcano; Bee farm.
In addition for older children :Squirrel Park - fantastic climbing and assault courses through the trees – highly recommended from 5 – 95; canoeing in the local Sioule river; Biking; Caves; Chateaux including jousting tournaments; Dinosaur exhibition; Archery; Haunted castle; Go karting; Quad bikes; Golf.
Holidays without families: Many people look forward to a holiday away from families, when they can enjoy themselves amongst adult company. The Lodge offers a great retreat from the younger generation - and other people in general, if you so wished! As there are no nearby houses and just the country lane that passes the property, the only noises likely to break the incredibly peaceful burbling of the river are tractors, horses and wildlife – plus the occasional canoeist who gets stuck in the shallows!
Great facilities within the grounds for adult holidays; Culture - medieval cities, cathedrals, museums; Night Life - casinos, opera, theatre, horseracing, fine dining; Interesting places to visit - castles, wine tasting, car museums; More and less active - golf, skiing, walking activity parks, biking, canoeing, spas.
Out of Season & Winter Holidays: Many people think a place like the Lodge is only for hot summer months but this just isn’t the case! Enjoy fantastic winter breaks as well as spring and autumn holidays. Mid winter can be really cold and sharp, most years with snow which transforms the chateau into a truly magical place and makes for a memorable Christmas or New Year break! In Spring the river is full of water as the thaw reaches the mountains and some days can be really warm and fresh, while Autumn, possibly the most beautiful season, sees a carpet of conkers in the parkland and the green vine that covers the chateau turn scarlet.
Skiing: There are three ski areas, Le Mont Dore, Besse Super Besse and Le Lioran, all close to each other that offer about 150kms of pisted area, just an hour from the chateau. Children are well catered for and there are large indoor activity areas which include skating, swimming, horse riding.
We had a wonderful time at St Quintin. We really appreciate the welcome note and your availability as a hostess. Your information guides, help with local knowledge and accessibility are much appreciated. After the hurly burly of London for 5 days with 3 boys under the age of 8, St Quintin was a marvellous retreat and it was wonderful to have great family time swimming , riding bikes, playing tennis and generally being outside. Theo our youngest actually rode for the first time without training wheels! We had wonderful weather and enjoyed the surroundings immensely. We were positively surprised by the accommodation and the surroundings and would definitely recommend the experience and in the years ahead may well look to come back again.
The Lodge is situated in a beautiful part of France. The Auvergne is in the agricultural centre of France and as a result there is a fantastic choice of food and restaurants. While the Lodge is very tranquil, there are a couple of large cities nearby with shopping and entertainment. In the countryside around the Lodge there are plenty of activities - walking, biking, canoeing, riding, adventure parks, chateaux and caves. It is still an unspoilt part of France with few tourists and friendly locals. People that have stayed have said that they enjoyed being truly abroad!
Other Activities: historic towns, spas, activity parks, caves, castles
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£1,000|
|deposit on booking
balance of 50% 8 weeks before
balance of 100% 1 month before
|Notes||4 BEDROOM OPTION PRICES:
HIgh Season - £3400 per week
Low Season - £1800 per week
Winter - £1400 per week
2 WEEKS DEAL IN HIGH SEASON
6 Bedroom option - £8800.
4 Bedroom option - £6000
Additional guests in exess of 12 people can be accommodated and there will be a weekly charge for this of £150 per week per additonal guest
NB that the pool is only in service in High Season
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.