About the property
- Chateau / Country House16145 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 14 nights
14 bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, heated pool, tennis court, 20 acres of grounds
This magnificent Château in South West France boasts luxurious rooms, twenty acres of grounds, in a region of France with plenty of excellent summer weather. Guests will appreciate that the English owners have supervised a complete renovation, ensuring all the comforts of a luxury property. The Chateau is rented by the week as a self-catering property or, if desired, some meals can be prepared by a chef.
Within the château itself are eleven large en-suite bedrooms, two of which have further twin bedroom adjoining. Filled with 18th and 19th century antiques, and Persian rugs, the Château will create incredible memories for all who stay here. There are two very large reception rooms, chateau dining room, library, billiard room, games rooms, terrace dining-room for thirty plus, cinema room, original Chateau kitchen, plus a fully equipped professional kitchen, which are equipped with an American style fridge freezer with ice maker, walk-in refrigerator, under worktop refrigerators, drinks chiller, self-service refrigerator, 3 ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 sets burners, griddle, coffee makers, etc. There are outside dining tables and chairs for 30+ and sunbeds, shades, etc. around the pool and terrace.
The grounds are encircled by a tranquil walking path, and are accentuated by both a river and a stream. There are many ancient trees in the well-tended landscape. From the terrace one can hear the soft flowing Arize River which meanders through the château's park. From the sparkling swimming pool are dramatic views of the Pyrénées. Tennis buffs will be thrilled with the hard tennis court. An antique snooker/ pool table is available indoors, plus a further games room and exercise room which will definitely appeal to the younger set. Just a five minute drive away is a challenging eighteen-hole golf course
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About D Sindell
The Chateau is our family home, which we rent for just a few weeks each year. We moved to the property from Bucks twelve years ago, and have recently completed its total renovation. Formerly a Chambre D'Hote and restaurant, we have spent very happy years here. When renting, we move into the caretakers apartment in the grounds, and are always on hand should any problems arise. Guests will have sole use of all the facilities. Either the Chateau, or apartment are rented, never two different sets of guests.
D Sindell purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2001
Why D Sindell chose La Bastide-de-Sérou
The ariege department fo France had long been the summer playground of the French from Paris. Beautiful Chateaux were constructed to accommodate the super rich with their staff and guests to impress the visiting aristocrats and emperors who spent the summer hunting the deer and wild boar. Most had to be re-built after the French revolution when the less affluent French were able to enjoy this beautiful area. Now is your opportunity to to re-live the Bourgeois life once more!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The Chateau is south faciing, in its own secure twenty acre park bordered by a river and a stream, with fantastic views of the Pyrenees in the distance. It boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool, a hard tennis court, an exercise room, and for cooking enthusiasts, a fully equipped professional kitchen. Just a short drive from the Chateau is a well-known 18 hole par 71 golf course. The Chateau is just 500 metres from the Voie Vert, and walking and safe cycling track, spanning over forty kilometres. The local village, just two miles away has a full range of shops, the tourist office for the area, plus an excellent newly extended medical centre. Larger shops and supermarkets can be found at Foix, or St. Girons, where there are also local markets. Also nearby are the caves at Lombrives , Mas D'Azil, or Niaux, plus the 1500 meter underground river in at Labouiche.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Huge place with lots of facilities - perfect for big family/friend getaways
We were a group of friends with their children/infants (30 in all) who stayed for a week. The accommodation is amazing, with every room but two having ensuite facilities. Beds were large and comfy. There was plenty to do (pool, tennis, table tennis, badminton, billiards) and so much space that we did not feel like we were on top of each other at all. We had David cook for us on 4 of the nights, which was great and really good value. Tony was responsive on email and let us have all the information we needed before we arrived, including floor plans, photos and room sizes so we could allocate rooms appropriately.
This historic Chateau is an ideal holiday location for special anniversaries, family reunions, or simply a fantastic holiday. Situated in a newly designated natural park at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains, just three kilometers from the village of La Bastide De Serou, which boasts a small supermarket, plus a butcher, baker, post office, chemist, medical centre, and the area tourist office. The village is between Foix and St. Girons in the Ariege region of South West France. Horse riding facilities, biking trails, canoeing, kayaking and fishing, even an underground grotto plus many other attractions are just a short drive away, including Le Golf de L’Ariege golf course for serious golfing enthusiasts.A short drive away is the Lac De Mandely.
There is a dedicated cycle track of forty kilometers just five hundred meters from the grounds.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Until May 2017, bookings are for a minimum of two weeks. . For parties of ten to fifteen persons outside the peak season, please contact the owners for a special quotation.