3 BEDROOM CHÂTEAU APARTMENT IN MARMANDE AREA

Kevin and Janet Richardson

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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3 BEDROOM CHÂTEAU APARTMENT IN MARMANDE AREA

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Fully refurbished property set in 5 acres of mature gardens, with pool.

A property first stood on this site in 1551, the château was built in 1720, partly demolished and rebuilt in 1830. We refurbished the property in 2005, converting it into a more manageable 3 apartments whilst keeping many original features.

Our apartment occupies the entire front ground floor of the château with it's own entrance leading onto the gardens and pool.

The accommodation comprises:

Main bedroom with double bed and en suite shower room.

Second bedroom with double bed.

Third bedroom with two single beds.

Fully equipped kitchen (except for dishwasher), table that seats 6.

Spacious lounge, with French doors onto garden. SKY (Freeview) TV, DVD player.

Dining room with table that seats10.

Bathroom with shower and bath.

Long entrance hall.

Good quality furnishings throughout,ample lighting, indoor games cupboard, croquet and boules.

5 acres of well maintained and mature gardens including a swimming pool (not heated or maintained in winter).

The area: Aquitaine was in English hands early in the last millennium, many battles between the English and French took place, but they are a thing of the past, at least on the battlefields, and the Aquatainees are very welcoming once you get used to their ways. (You need to practice shrugging your shoulders and saying 'non' before you go!) There is history everywhere, whether you go to the main towns of Bordeaux and Toulouse, or the smaller towns of Bergerac, Marmande, Agen, La Reole and Eymet to name a few.

Stunning architecture abounds, but even more abundant are the vineyards and if it is a wine experience you are after then you are spoilt for choice with many world famous vineyards and wine regions within easy reach, but even more interesting are less famous 'propietor' vineyards.

Beyond the towns and vineyards are the many small villages (for example Duras, Levignac, St. Foy le Grande, etc..), again steeped in history, with good eating and ideal places to people watch.

Finally don't forget the countryside and the rivers/canals

Activities: France is for relaxing, Aquitaine is seriously relaxing and the château is the ideal place to unwind. But there is more to France than relaxing and for example you can:

Be sporty - golf, tennis, gym, horse riding, are all close by. If its watching that you prefer then there is plenty of Rugby and football played in the area.

Go walkies - Beautiful countryside or along the Canal Du Midi or the rivers Garonne and Lot.

Explore - Towns and villages (Bordeaux and Toulouse, for History, Architecture and serious shopping). Maramande, Bergerac, La Reole, Eymet and a whole host more for history and architecture and less serious shopping.

Get Active - Swim in the lake at CastelJaloux, climb, explore the trees and slide 400m across the lake.

Taste the wine - everywhere.

Day trips to the surf beaches on the Atlantic coast or the Pyrennees, even pop over into Spain whilst you are there.

Relax in the many spas and thermal baths that can be found in the area

Things you do not normally get told:

The Château has been refurbished, but it is still old and needs to be treated sympathetically. For example windows and doors may be a bit stiff. There are shutters on every door and window again they can be stiff.

The road in front of the château (D708) can have a bit of traffic and you can hear it.

The dawn chorus is voluminous.

France shuts early, so if you are going out do not leave it to late. The French love lunch and just about everything shuts between 12-2.When eating out it can be surprisingly expensive if you stray off the Plat du Jour ot Menu du Jour, but hey you are on holiday.

As a general rule the cheaper the red wine you buy the colder it needs to be served!

The weather can change quickly.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Kevin and Janet Richardson

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Speaks english, French and Spanish poorly
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

3 bedroom château apartment in Marmande area
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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3 bedroom château apartment in Marmande area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p850245
+44 (0)23 92730666
Marmande area Lot-et-Garonne
4

Beautiful chateau set in lovely gardens.

  • 4 of 5
Really beautiful chateau, apartment and grounds. Apartment spotlessly clean on arrival but pool is communal and not large which could be a problem if a big party is renting the other apartments. We were lucky to have the place to ourselves most of the time though. Appreciated having smart bathrooms with power showers, English TV, croquet set, and various board games that were there. The holiday was great for us and we had a lovely time and weather.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased that everything was up to standard at the Chateau and you had a great holiday.

Fortunately most people tend to explore the area rather than sit round the pool all day and the issue of overcrowding in the pool seldom occurs, but it is a good observation. I will request the other owners to ask people who use their places to respect other people's need to use the pool.

Thanks for taking time to give the feedback, as always it is much appreciated.
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3 bedroom château apartment in Marmande area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p850245
+44 (0)23 92730666
Marmande area Lot-et-Garonne
Woodbridge, Suffolk
5

Unreservedly fabulous

  • 5 of 5
Relax in traditional french chateaux, sensitively restored, stylishly and comfortably furnished. We enjoyed the well kept property, pool and grounds. Tempting to be lazy and just enjoy the setting ...
but, we visited Duras (chateaux with a twist - for children), St Emilion, La Reole, the 'Dune' at Arcachon, lunched in Bergerac, and had a painless trip to Bordeaux on the train. The cave on your doorstep sells very palatable red for a couple of euros a litre! And there's a huge Leclerc with an excellent fish counter just a short ride away outside Marmande.
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Really ticks all the boxes - frankly don't let the lack of a dishwasher put you off - the accomodation ranks among the best we've stayed in.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at the Chateau. We think the chateau is fantastic and we do our best to keep our place in tip top condition for people that stay there. It is so easy to curl up with a book and enjoy the chateau and not explore the area so it is tremendous that you did so much. We are really pleased that you took the time to leave the feedback and very much appreciate it. Many thanks.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac / Bordeaux
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St.Malo
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Marmande
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Jct 5 A62
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Aquitaine coast
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Village
Nearest Ski
260 Kilometres
Pyrennees
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Marmande
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Beaupuy
Car: necessary

This beautiful château is in the Lot and Garronne Department, in the region of Aquitaine, South West France. Overlooking the Garonne Valley and the small historic town of Marmande. Situated on the top of a hill about 2kms from Marmande and 15kms from Duras, the château itself has plenty of history attached to it and dates back to 1551. It is on the edge of the small village of Beaupuy.

Closest airports are Bordeaux (1hr) Bergerac (1hr) and Toulouse (1.5 hours). Between 6 and 8 hours drive from the western channel ports of St.Malo, Caen and Cherbourg.

The château has been divided into 3 apartments and our property is a 3 bedroomed apartment and sleeps 6, on the ground floor opening on to the extensive gardens overlooking the valley. There is also a shared swimming pool in the garden.

The château is the ideal base for exploring Aquitaine, sampling the extensive wine production or just generally chilling out with a glass of wine and a good book.

Golf: Marmande has a local 11 (18)hole Municipal course which is well kept and very well rated. CastelJaloux has a good 18 hole course with a well stocked club house. Vigieres, at St.Foy le Grande, has two well designed natural courses and very good club house, with an excellent restaraunt.

There are many other courses in the area.

Ski: The ski resorts of the south western Pyrennees are now less than two hours away following the opening on the new motorway to Pau. We are not suggesting that the château would be a good base for a skiing holiday. However for a day trip to play in the snow you can always give it a go. We understand there are also very good off peak short break ski packages in the south western Pyrenees if you search for them on the internet with basic but reasonably priced accomodation.

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Availability & Rates

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Marmande area Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
£675
£2,400
 
 
Autumn
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
£675
£2,850
 
 
Winter 2014/15
Nov 2 2014 - Mar 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
£500
£2,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 16 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
£2,300
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
£725
£2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes A supplement of £150 applies for the weeks either side of Christmas and Easter.
Rental covers cost of cleaning before and after your stay and laundry at the end. Any laundry during rental period is renters responsibility.
If you take your own bedding and towels, a reduction of £60 applies.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Marmande area Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite to main bedroom
  • Large showers in each of the bathrooms. Both have wash basins. The bath in the main bathroom is floor standing and there is an attachment for washing hair.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1, is the main bedroom with an en suite. In addition there is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, washstand, bed side tables and reading lights. There is a hair dryer. Three windows all overlooking garden. Bedroom 2, is the second bedroom. There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers, floor standing mirror, bed side tables and reading lights. There is a hair dryer. Bedroom 3, is the third bedroom and is the smallest containing two single beds. There is a wardrobe and in the anti room there is a chest of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
Notes:
Beach/pool towels are not provided. Although we have indicated that consumables such a as laundry soap, toilet rolls etc are not supplied, we do start the season with them supplied and we ask all our guests to leave the appartment as they find it, but on occassions they do not and such things may be missing. We often leave non perishable food and drink in the appartment, but we do not say so. All we ask is that if you use it, you replace it.
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