Nerac area Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Impressive 14th century chateau with tennis court and swimming pool
The impressive 14th century Chateau de Lys is one of the most historical and impressive in Gascony. The Chateau can sleep up to 20 guests in comfort; there is also a superb pool, all weather tennis court, games room with billiard table and table football, table tennis, Wi-Fi access, UK TV, private lake and extensive grounds.
The Chateau de Lys enjoys an elevated position with southerly vistas over its parklands, lake and forests with a large terrace to enjoy wonderful scenery in a calm and relaxing environment. The area has become known as the Tuscany of France for its long hot summers and temperate winters with spring and autumn temperatures in the mid 20s.
The chateau is adorned with suits of armour, flags and spectacular architecture as well as its own chapel that can be dated back to the 12th century.
We also produce our own wine on the estate which can be found in many local restaurants and all guests are invited to a complimentary wine tasting. Wine can be pre-ordered and ready for your arrival.
International airports are located at Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse, Pau and Biarritz all within one and half hour's drive from the Chateau. TGV services run from Paris and the Mediterranean to Agen about 45 minutes away, where it is possible to hire a car.
Interior & Grounds:
Entrance Hall - oak panelled leading to a large stone staircase.
Dining Hall - a wonderful room with an ornate wooden ceiling, large stone fireplace, round dining table and an additional refectory table also furnished with a suit of armour and carved cabinets
Upper Kitchen - brand new fitted upper kitchen with granite work surfaces and stainless steel splashbacks, dishwasher, twin sink, microwave, fridge/freezer, SMEG range oven/hob
Lower Kitchen - with an arched stone ceiling, the kitchen is well equipped including dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, oven, hob and internal BBQ.
Laundry Room – Situated off the terrace with two washing machines and a large tumble drier
Chapel - The ancient chapel of the chateau is the oldest survival on the site (probably 12th century). At a later date, the chapel was extended with a nave in gothic style, and its northern wall formed part of the main defensive wall of the chateau. It is accessed from a hall way leading from the Upper kitchen.
Main lounge/sitting area - Spacious salon with wooden flooring and an abundance of sofas and chairs. The very impressive room features a large stone fireplace. The furniture and furnishings are all in keeping with the historic feel of the room.
Music Room – an elaborate ornate room with white wood panel walls with gilt finish a grand piano, period furnishing, large TV (UK Freeview) and oversized beanbags
Games Room – Dark wood panelled room, with billiard table and baby foot, walls adorned with hunting trophies, swords, flags and shields, leading to a downstairs bathroom with scroll top bath, sink and WC.
Cloakroom - with wash basin and separate wc.
Master Suite (Bedroom 1) - This large room features a four poster bed. The room is partially oak panelled with period furnishing, fireplace and a wonderful southerly outlook over the grounds and parklands.
Master Bathroom - Large Jack and Jill bathroom also leading to twin bedroom, with bath, sink, WC and ample storage.
Twin Bedroom (Bedroom 2) - Originally the dressing room for the Master Bedroom, this ideal to create a private family suite. Containing two single beds, wardrobe and fireplace, window overlooking the courtyard garden, can also be accessed from the main landing so can be used as a separate room.
Large four poster bedroom (Bedroom 3) – This very large room features a four poster bed, wood panelling, fireplace and an ornately painted ceiling, with period furnishings in keeping with the room. Southerly facing windows overlooking the gardens and pool.
Bridal suite, large four poster bedroom (Bedroom 4) - tastefully decorated with a fireplace and double four poster bed. Door leading to spacious en-suite bathroom, with sink, scroll top bath and WC located in its own tower, south facing window overlooking gardens.
Shower Room �� Large walk in shower with sink and wc, west facing window overlooking gardens
Double bedroom (Bedroom 5) - Wooden double bed and wardrobe with access to twin bedroom to form another family suite, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau���s vineyard.
Twin bedroom (Bedroom 6) - two single beds with access to the above double bedroom westerly facing views over gardens.
Shower room - shower, washbasin, WC.
Double bedroom (Bedroom 7) - featuring a double four poster bed, fireplace and wardrobe, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.
Double bedroom (Bedroom 8) - featuring a double four poster bed, fireplace and wardrobe, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.
Bunk bedroom (Bedroom 9) �� Large bunk beds, room has access to adjoining double bedroom, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.- Double bedroom (Bedroom 10) – Double four poster bed, wardrobes and fireplace, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.
Shower room – shower, washbasin, WC.
Gardens and grounds
The chateau boast its own hunting forest with deer and wild boar, a large open lake and streams and an all-weather tennis court. The main gate leads to a large courtyard garden with flower beds and seating area on an elevated terrace overlooking the gardens and woodland. Stone steps lead down to the large securely fenced pool with BBQ and covered seating area. The main drive leads to the front of the chateau with its impressive gates and twin turrets, the drive continues to the chateau??s chais where the wine is made and stored.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
About Oliver's Travels - France
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Oliver's Travels - France purchased this chateau / country house in 2003
Why Oliver's Travels - France chose Nerac area
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