A small very private chateau on the top of a ridge with uninterrupted views due south across the Pyrenees and over the valley below... totally magical. It is available for rent during the summer months preferably from Sunday to Sunday.
The property has been the owners' family home in France for over 25 years and is deeply loved. Upstairs in the main house, the four guest bedrooms are available for rent, each with its own shower/bath room, three with balconies. The one without a balcony has bunkbeds and so is ideal for children (or teenagers!). The remaining rooms can be used for double or twin occupancy. Downstairs there is a large and spacious room with clear "zones" for relaxing and for formal and informal dining, a separate snug with TV and large selection of DVD's/videos, a laundry and a snooker room equipped with three quarter size snooker table. A tiny roundel off the snug has a large comfortable chair with view across the valley, ideal for quiet contemplation if wanted. This floor also has the kitchen with breakfast room, and there are terraces both to the front and rear of the property. In the cellar are two rooms which house pool equipment and spare garden furniture.
The swimming pool (fresh water) overlooks the terrace and is heated. Both pool and terrace are perfect spots to enjoy the sun or the shade of the terrace and the views over the valley. There are other quiet spots in the garden with chairs (and table) to escape to as well. A fridge, dishwasher and BBQ are available on the terrace to complement a table large enough and equipped to seat eight in comfort. A wonderfully relaxing place to study the view, or enjoy a family meal. BTW... plastic crockery is kept in the house for use on the terrace and by the pool.
Behind the house is a garage with a one-bedroomed studio above. This can be available for renting at the same time as the main house.... please contact us if you would like to consider this. The studio has a shower room, kitchen and very secluded terrace overlooking the gardens... one of the owner's favourite spots for a drink at sundown. Please note, the wood burner and the sauna are not available for use by guests.
There are many spots around the property to find peace and tranquility; equally the property lends itself brilliantly, to family parties especially evening meals on the terrace watching lights come on in the village of Marciac below or listening to the jazz from the annual festival held there each year during the first part of August.
Golf, wine tasting, superb cuisine in nearby restaurants, walking, historical architecture are among the many options for enjoying yourself here.... or just relaxing in a very peaceful and tranquil setting..