About the property
- Chateau / Country House6500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 14 sleeps
This Commanderie (monastery farm) dates from 1210 founded by the monks of Boulogne (Italy) is recently completely restored and situated on a private property of 200 acres and is partly, or for rent as a whole.
With an incredible view of the Pyrenees and a 100% private location, is this an unique opportunity to enjoy your dream holiday in South of France.
The heated and enclosed swimming pool is in direct contact with the house and offers you, your guests and children a careless and unforgettable stay.
Owner willem winters
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- english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 25, 2017
About Owner willem winters
The owners Willem & Welmoet Winters
Owner willem winters purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2010
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This property was amazing, from the hosts to the views, it was perfect. The house is very classy, spacious, and comfortable beds. The whole house was very clean and neat. The best part of this house is the incredible views, I spent two whole days just taking in the surroundings. I experienced pink skies at sunrise and a beautiful full moon after sunset. You can take a walk from the house and you will see stunning horses and green fields with tons of trees. The hosts are very helpful and informative, providing us with an information book of places to go around the house. This accommodation is perfect because you won't have to drive far to do a day trip to Spain! I would definitely stay at this house every time I go to France.
Thank you so much for your review
Best regards Willem & Welmoet
Amazing estate on 200 acres of natural paradise
Simply put--you aren't going to beat this one.This stunning, lovingly renovated home is full of character ,comfortable , modern, immaculate and at the upper end of quality all around .The estate is surrounded by acres and acres of glorious natural scenic beauty that will take your breath away . The property is all you could ask for. We enjoyed it more than any previous place we have stayed. It's equipped in every way, and the extras just make it memorable. As for the owners ---They are absolutely amazing hosts.Welcoming , kind, professional and very knowledgable about the region .They offer 100% privacy too. My family highly recommend these hosts for providing an exceptional experience which they succeed easily. They are very responsiveness, willing to assist in every way, and show an overall interest in making the stay top-notch - all offered in a smooth and casual manner. We had everything we needed and then some. Do yourself a favour and book this place! You'll be so happy you did .
Thank you so much for your review.
We hope you both have a good time in Ireland with your family.
Regards Willem & Welmoet
Perfect Vacation in French Countryside
Words cannot really express how much we enjoyed our holiday at the Commanderie. This is a one of a kind property whose majestic views of the surrounding valley are only surpassed by the graciousness of its owners, Willem and Welmoet Winters. While my review will detail the physical property, our greatest memories will be the kindness that our hosts showed for our family, going above and beyond typical property maintenance requests. They live close to the house and took care of so many extras, including buying a birthday cake for our ten year old daughter when we could not explain to the bakery what we were looking for. They were the best hosts a Homeaway traveler could hope for.
We rented the home for three weeks in June 2016 to coincide with the Euro football tournament, using it as a base for regional exploration. We took our four daughters with us and had various friends and family visit us during our stay. The house comfortably sleeps 14, when including the separate guest house (which is physically connected) and we had plenty of space. Though the sun did not always shine, we used the pool quite a bit, especially our kids and the water was warm throughout. Willem took good care of the pool and the landscaping around the home so our kids could play football, badminton and play on the trampoline. The kitchen was well equipped with all modern appliances (actually both kitchens were) and we enjoyed cooking many family meals into the late hours. On days where we did not want to cook, the trip into Bolougne sur Gesse was less than five minutes by car, where there were several little bistros and pizza parlor that was very friendly to our family despite our poor french skills. The town market on Wednesdays has been in the same place for 700 years and was a can't miss experience. However there are two well stocked supermarkets in town so shopping was not a problem. The Winters even took us shopping the first day so we would have food when everything was closed on Sunday.
We explored the surrounding villages and mountain areas about an hour away. The Toulouse airport (and the stadium for our matches) was reachable in under an hour as well, though when you were sitting on the back verranda, the city seemed a thousand miles away. All in all it was a perfect vacation and my children (and my parents) will have fond memories of our time in the French countryside.
Dear Jeremy & family
Thank you so much for your fantastic review.
Love to you all and hope to see you again
Willem & Welmoet
Fabuous place, view and amenities.
The home was beautiful in a peaceful, gorgeous setting. The history of the building was interesting and the owners did a great job of modernizing and yet preserving some of the original building. We had a large group and it suited us very comfortably. Unfortunately, it was too cool to use the pool but we utilized the bikes, and other outdoor activites. The owners were very attentive and gracious. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and visiting their nearby home. We had a little trouble finding the location, so be sure to write down the address for your GPS.
Thank you Wilhelm and Wihlomet!
Dear Nancy thank you so much for you respond
Willem & Welmoet
Magnificent views from a fantastic Holiday Home
This is simply a fabulous place to come and stay. The photographs on the web site are true to form. They tell the story.
We had a family wedding to attend near Auch, so we decided to extend this into a week's holiday for ourselves and extended family.
From the moment we arrived, we found the spacious living accommodation, bedrooms, kitchens and even gardens to be clean, well maintained and welcoming. There is a large table out on the terrace (under cover) with plenty of comfortable chairs so the guests can choose to dine either inside or out. We are time share owners, and spend a lot of time in different places around the world. If you have heard of RCI timeshare, I would have rated this as better than their Gold Crown standard. Well I can say without hesitation that Willem & Welmoet Winters have a gem of a place here. Willem was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around, but didn't dwell, knowing we were tired after a long journey. When we needed a replacement kettle, he was there in minutes with one. They are attentive without getting in your hair.
While we were there, the sun shone and the pool warmed up quickly from the solar heater. Everyone used the pool, which is long enough to try and swim "lengths". The water was very clean.
The bathrooms, mostly ensuite, were very clean and the showers were far better than the standard 4* hotel ones we have in the UK. Most importantly though the beds were really comfortable. Often when away from home this isn't the case.
There were good washing, drying and ironing facilities, as well as the usual kitchen facilities you would expect such as fridge freezer, dish washer, range cooker etc. There was an excellent sound and TV systems.
If you are an art enthusiast, the buildings were filled with many very good paintings which Willem had done himself. If you are interested in old buildings, Willem will show you parts where the walls were hacked out of solid rock, when the original monastery was built all those centuries ago.
In summary, we hope to come back and stay again, for no other reason than it ticked all the boxes for us.
AMAZING SPACIOUS LUXURY HOUSE
The photos of this place look amazing and it is better in real life.
We stayed for a long weekend with four couples (you could have more) and a one year old baby and we basically never left the property it was so nice. The house is extremely spacious, each couple had their own 'wing' with bathroom, the beds were excellent. The living areas are huge inside and out so it never felt crowded. Outside there are five different areas to relax in, the pool area, two separate paved areas, outdoor dining table (under cover) and a games area with ping pong and a pool table. Inside an enourmous lounge room, a huge table that sits 13, a fire it was so relaxing. It is so close to Toulouse and you have a gorgeous drive through the country side. Bakeries and shops are nearby. Willem is very friendly and does everything he can to help you enjoy your stay and is a pleasure to deal with. The house was really clean and all the ammenities worked. Everyone we went with said how amazing the house was and that it made the holiday. You will no be disappointed staying here!
1 hour Toulouse(int airport) 1 hour Pau (int airport) 3/4 hour Lourdes (int airport) 1 hour ski resorts and border to Spain 2 hours Mediterranean sea ( Narbonne) 2 hours Atlantic ocean (Biarritz) Other Activities: Shopping, Snowboarding, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing