The Chateau Beaurive is located in 25 hectares of private estate. On site activities include the swimming pool (with solar heating), tennis court with ball machine, Jacuzzi and steam room as well as a clay pigeon machine.
The Chateau is secluded and reached by its owm 1km long drive. The land is available for walks and is great for young children. For those who do not wish to walk we provide a selection of 9 bikes of varying sizes.
The scenery is breathtaking and the rear balcony, available for barbeques, overlooks the massif central which rises to 7000ft. Skiing is available in the winter.
There are many activities locally including canoeing, fishing (chateau lake and others), go-karting, flying, a wine museum and a cheese making facility. For the less energetic the region hosts several 2 and 3 star Michelin Restaurants and many wine caves including mant Cote du Rhone variants.
Interior and Grounds:
The interior has been furnished and decorated in the last 5 years to a very high standard. Many of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and sinks are fitted in most rooms. The house was built around 1752 and passed through the hands of a railway magnate. The feature middle room has a mosiac floor with a wheel as a motif, that leads out to the balcony.
The chateau can be divided into various parts.
- The South Wing has 2 double rooms, 2 twin rooms and a single. There are 2 en-suite bathrooms.
- The North Wing has a double and a twin with an en-suite.
- The South and North wings each have their own kitchens and sitting rooms with English speaking TV channels.
- Please note that although the chateau can be divided in to separate parts, it is never rented to more than one group. You will be the only guests on site.
In the grounds there is a heated pool (15x5m), a tennis court, a boules court and a wet room with shower, jacuzzi and steam room. There are 9 bikes and a honda pilot style buggy (subject to restrictions). The 25 hectares or woodland belong to the chateau and many more are available for walks or cycling. There is also a lake with fish in it and many other forms of wildlife to see.
Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.
Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.
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The River Loire is 5km away and has all the activities you might expect. For the fly fisherman there are plenty of streams to try. For the rambler or cyclist there is the Route de Basalte (route of the volcanoes) and you could also take the cure and drink the Badoit water at its source. For those not wishing to take the cure there are plenty of boutique wineries to visit. There are also 2 golf courses within 12km and they welcome daily green fees.
There are many local attractions including a ski resort where you can mountain bike down the runs in the summer. In this resort there is one of the largest Go Ape forest parks in Europe and you can swing from the trees or merely enjoy the scenery.
Getting to the property is easy via plane to Lyon or by Eurostar to Lyon and from there it is best to hire a car to get from the airport/station to the château (1 hours drive). The owners can arrange collection if you so wish. Driving from the UK to the château is 500 miles from Calais.