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perfect for family holidays situated centrally in a French Natural Park

Bedrooms 13
Space 16,145 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

13 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

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D Sindell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 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 2005

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.


La Bastide-de-Sérou Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 16145 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2/3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , en-suite to bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , shower is off main bathroom, en-suite to bed 6
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , shower , en-suite to bedroom 12
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , shower , en-suite to bedroom 13
    Bathroom14 - toilet , shower , en-suite to bedroom14
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , en-suite to bed 9, walk in shower, twin basins
    Bathroom10 - toilet , combination tub/shower , twin basins, en-suite to bedroom 10
    Bathroom 7/8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , twin basins, en-suite to bedroom 7/8
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , combination tub/shower , twin basins, en-suite to bedroom 11
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large, en-suite to bedroom 5
  • All bathrooms are accessed directly from the bedrooms.
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , can be changed to large double, main floor, pool view
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king , master bedroom, 33 sq m, overlooking grounds
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , can add another single for children, pool view
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king , master bedroom, 34 sq m, triple windows overlooking grounds
    Bedroom 12 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , large, 30 sq m with an antique single bed for a child,
    Bedroom 13 - 1 double , can be 2 singles, rear view
    Bedroom 14 - 1 king , original features, extra room for cot or office. front view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , can be changed to 2 singles, side view of grounds
    Bedroom 11 - 1 queen , can be 2 or three singles for children, front view
    Bedrooms 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , bedroom 3 leads from bedroom 2, main floor, pool view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , access direct from bedroom 2, en-suite
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , en-suite, access direct to bedroom 8, pool view
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , access direct from bedroom 7, ideal for young children
  • eleven large en-suite bedrooms two of which have an extra bedroom leading directly from them. All have wi-fi, furnished with antique furniture and carpets. Bedrooms 1-3 are on the main floor, bedrooms 5-14 are on the upper floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
cleaning included for up to four hours per day.


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perfect for family holidays situated centrally in a French Natural Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
From London, living in Dubai

Huge place with lots of facilities - perfect for big family/friend getaways

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La Tour De Loup
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Tour De Loup
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: necessary

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.

Many other local attractions can be found at


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $615.31
Refundable damage deposit $1,230.62
Stay tax $0.94 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

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.

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.