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18th Century House beside the ruins of a medieval castle

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Character property with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, & 1 shower accommodating 8 people

The house sleeps a maximum of 8 people in 4 bedrooms:

• Two bathrooms and 1 shower room

• Fitted equipped kitchen with breakfast bar

• Separate dining room

• Living Room with view over castle ruins

• Mezzanine bedroom above living room

• Double bedroom with adjacent shower room, bathroom and separate toilet.

• Two double attic-style bedrooms – one with en suite bathroom

• UK and French satellite TV

• Wifi Broadband

• Walled garden to the front of the house with furniture and parasol for al fresco meals

• Huge (16 x 8m) swimming pool

• Ample parking

The house has 150m2 of accommodation on two floors, and has been renovated to a high standard, using materials sympathetic to the age and style of the building. You can see this in the front door, beautifully crafted with handmade medieval style nails and metalwork. Inside the house there are fine stone surrounds to the doorways and windows, some of them originally from the chateau. Floor and wall tiles come from a local factory still making terre cuite after three centuries.

Stone steps lead up to a covered veranda with fine carved stone pillars – a place to sit in the shade and admire the chateau walls. There are two entrance doors, one leading you into the kitchen and the other to the living room.

The kitchen (6 x 6m) has a lovely stone fireplace with a Jotul wood burning stove, a terre cuite tiled floor, a fitted kitchen area with solid granite worktops, and a beamed storage area. It is equipped with a cooker with gas hob and electric oven, a dishwasher and a fridge freezer. There are bar chairs so that you can take coffee or snacks at the kitchen bar.

The living room (6 x 6m) is a lovely light room with a separate entrance door from the veranda, a picture window overlooking the chateau, and steps up to a mezzanine area, where there is a bedroom, which also benefits from this exceptional vantage point. The living room is furnished with two 3-person settees, and a television with British Sky and French TNT satellite channels.

Through to the right from the kitchen is the dining room (6 x 3m) with an extendable dining table and chairs for up to 12 diners. There is a large pine dresser containing crockery, cutlery and glasses.

Off here there is a bedroom (3.2 x 3.2m) with a double bed (140 x 190) and wardrobe.

Adjacent are two bathrooms, one with bath / shower and basin, the other with a fully tiled walk-in shower, and a basin. There is a separate toilet.

On the second floor accessed by an oak staircase from the kitchen there are two further bedrooms, separated by a landing.

The first bedroom can be prepared as a twin or a double (160 x 190) as you wish. The second has twin beds and has direct access to the bathroom which has a bath, basin and toilet. The washing machine is also housed here.

The final bedroom is located on the floor above the living room, and has a king-size bed overlooking the chateau ruins.

The house has oil-fired central heating to 14 radiators, the boiler being housed in the cellar. This boiler also supplies hot water.

There is a graveled courtyard garden immediately in front of the house where garden furniture is supplied so that you can sit out and take meals. There is also a built barbecue in the far corner.

The pool is situated about 150 meters away from the house, and has a tiled terrace on which you can sunbathe. This pool also serves our other gite, housing up to 4 people. The pool is exceptionally large (16 x 8m) so there is ample room for everyone. It has steps leading down to the shallow end and shelves down to 2.3m at the deep end.

The pool area complies with safety regulations with a fence and child-proof locking gates to which you will be given a key. It is however the responsibility of the adult members of your party to supervise any children to prevent accidents. The security system should prevent unauthorised access to the pool area but it doesn’t replace your vigilance so please supervise the younger members of your party closely!

Also available on the same site is a separate cottage which can accommodate in 2 bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms. Please enquire for more information.

The Chateau

Both houses are part of the remains of an old hamlet situated right outside the chateau

walls. The chateau dates back to medieval times, but was largely taken apart for its stone

after the revolution at the end of the 18th century. You will see its stones in many of the

buildings in the surrounding area, including those of the houses where you will be


The previous owner did much to rescue the ruins, which had become almost completely

buried in earth and overgrown with trees. We have continued the work by protecting what

he uncovered, and we have planted the courtyard with roses, irises, lavenders and other

flowering shrubs, creating a unique walled garden in an ancient setting.

However, the chateau remains a ruin and so we ask you not to enter it without permission, and above all, not to allow any adventurous members of your

party to climb onto the walls for their own safety.

Access to the Chateau

The chateau is private and not open to the public, but we will be delighted to give you a tour of the chateau during your stay. In addition, we may give you unlimited access on signature of a discharge of responsibility, and on payment of a key deposit of 100€. (The key is hand-made in wrought iron, and cannot be

easily or cheaply replaced.)

If you are staying in the main house, you will get a good view of the chateau courtyard from the living room and the bedroom above. And even if you are not, the walls and tower make a wonderful backdrop to your holiday home.

More Details

Derek Hall
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2017

About Derek Hall

Derek and David have lived in this beautiful part of south west France since 2000. David is a writer and publishing consultant, specialising in science and natural history, whereas Derek abandoned a career in television production to work as an estate agent since his arrival in France.

Derek Hall purchased this house in 2007

Why Derek Hall chose Ginals

Seduced by the extraordinary charm of the place, we bought the Chateau de Pervinquieres in 2007 as a little project to keep us busy at the weekend and during our impending retirement. Apart from the chateau itself where we have created a garden in the courtyard, there are two houses outside the chateau walls. The main house was rented out straightaway while we renovated the cottage which had been unoccupied for decades. Both houses re now available for holiday as of 2017.

What makes this house unique

There is a special atmosphere at Pervinquieres, a long history and medieval beauty which may work its charms on you too!


Ginals House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - tub , shower
    Main shower room - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with bath/shower, basin and toilet A second bathroom with bath/shower, basin and separate toilet A third shower room with walk-in shower and basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


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18th Century House beside the ruins of a medieval castle
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Nous sommes immediatement tombés sous le charme de cette magnifique demeure, de son cadre bucolique et de cette belle région.

Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par Derek et David qui nous attendaient et avons beaucoup apprécié la corbeille de bienvenue.

Ils ont d'ailleurs été bienveillants et disponibles pendant toute la durée de notre séjour.

La maison est encore plus belle que ce que nous avions imaginé, authentique et décorée avec goût. La literie est de bonne qualité et confortable. Rien ne manque !

Nous avons bien profité de la belle terrasse extérieure notamment pour les petits déjeuners et les barbecues.

Les enfants ont tout particulièrement apprécié la piscine de belles dimensions.

La localisation permet de découvrir aisément les beaux villages et autres sites aux alentours.

Nous avions choisi cette location pour des vacances en famille et c'était parfait. Elle convient tout aussi bien pour des vacances entre amis.

Nous recommandons sans réserve cette location.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Maison calme, hors du temps, pour un vrai repos

  • 5 of 5

Autant le dire tout de suite, la maison est loin de tout... Il ne fait pas bon oublier sa baguette de pain, sinon il vous en coûte au minimum 8 km en voiture ! Mais elle n'est pas tout à fait isolée. D'abord, elle est en face d'un autre gite, au milieu de moutons et à côté des fantômes du château en ruine de Pervinquière. Pour ceux qui veulent être au calme, cette maison rustique mais confortable et très bien équipée est parfaite. La grande piscine, partagée avec les habitants de l'autre gite, est un vrai plus. Elle convient aussi à ceux qui veulent visiter les environs. Dans un rayon de 30 min en voiture, il y a quelques petites merveilles de villages, parmi les plus beaux de France, d'artisans et d'excellents restaurants. Nous avons été les premiers locataires à inaugurer ce gite. Et nous avons passé 15 jours hors du temps et reposants et avons largement rechargé les batteries. Comme beaucoup, la maison est triste quand il pleut, mais la région est normalement généreuse en soleil et chaleur. Vraiment, ce fut du bon temps.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Toulouse Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Villefranche de Rouergue
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $615.31
Stay tax $0.62 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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