About the property
- Chateau / Country House6458 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Chateau in Tournon d'Agenais, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Rural Position, Excellent For Walking, Touring, Relaxing
Château Cardou has 6 en suite double bedrooms, + 6 additional bedrooms. 3 of the en-suites are on the ground floor, hence making for very easy living with 500m2. The private grounds include the heated swimming pool, floodlit tennis court and large Wendy House. The upstairs area has 5 bedrooms and a vast reception/playing area. The bottom floor has one bedroom plus bathroom, a ping pong table and laundry room (2 washing machines & ironing facility). The drawing room and the upstairs reception area both have satellite TV & DVD. The kitchen is fully equipped with 2 sinks, dishwasher, central island, 2 ovens and a large American fridge (with ice dispenser). Cooks can be provided as required. Shopping is 5-10 minutes away by car and the area is full of interesting places to visit. There’s a nice grand piano in the entrance hall, ample garden furniture for eating outside.
Joanna & Bill
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- English, French, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
About Joanna & Bill
Joanna and Bill Stuart-Bruges bought their first property in France in 1973, when they originally fell in love with the amazing Lot/Dordogne/Aquitaine region. At that time Bill's job had taken them, just married, to Bordeaux. They already had little Lilac Cottage in Devon. Now based in Hampshire, they now spend half their time in France, where Joanna has built up a team of excellent local craftsmen and housekeepers to restore and help look after 3 châteaux, as well as the original little farmhouse Lafage. The family includes several musicians and there are now 5 grand pianos and one upright, distributed amongst the properties!
Joanna & Bill purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2000
Why Joanna & Bill chose Bourlens
Cardou is very comfortable. 3 of the bedroom suites are on the ground floor, so excellent for families and the elderly. Huge play/entertainment space upstairs.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
120 acres of wooded hillside, fabulous view, private pool, tennis, grand piano, table tennis, wendy house, bbqs, UK satellite TV + French TV, DVD/BluRay, BBC R4 on FM.
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Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Beautiful private Château with a great pool
Chateau Cardou was the base for a wonderful holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent house, its pool, tennis and surroundings. Although rural and private the supermarket is only 10 minutes away. The place is clean and well maintained and big. Plenty of room for all of us! Great area of France. I'd recommend it highly!
Many thanks, so pleased you had a good time!
We had a splendid holiday
Dear Joanna and Bill
Thank you so much for loaning us Chateau Cardou. We truly had a wonderful time and the house was perfectly appointed for all our needs. The house is really well equipped and Your attention to detail with the children's cots / plastic cups plates and spoons / and toy cupboard was a lovely addition. The house more than exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend it to families / large parties who like to be both together but with space to be apart. The swimming pool and tennis court were enjoyed by all. The piano is also beautiful.
Best wishes Suzannah
Perfectly appointed splendid Chateau
Large house perfect for large families / groups. Well equipped with all you could ask for and more.
How kind Many thanks, Joanna
Chateau Cardou is a magnificent property with beautiful bedrooms and living rooms throughout. It is clearly an authentic chateau but it's also clear that it was completely renovated recently and is in excellent condition with a modern kitchen well decorated throughout. It really is the most magnificent property we have stayed in.
We had three families staying here with nine children. The upstairs is a large open space with half a dozen bedrooms all round. This became the kids space. Downstairs is the kitchen, living room, dining room, we could seat all 15 of us here in one go and larger bedrooms. There are utilities and a table tennis table in the basement. Outside there is a decent sized heated outdoor pool, gardens and tennis court and with all these facilities we could have kept the family happy at the Chateau all week.
Nearby we could explore the woods and nearby vinyards. The fields around were a mixture including vines and sunflowers and the property is set a little way off the "main" road so we didn't have to worry about anyone running into the road and it was quite private.
The local area is not the most interesting I have found in France but we went caneoing on the river, did some rock climbing, explored the local castle and longer trips to Rocamadour and the caves for the more spectacular.
We have been concerned about stories of fake listings on Owners Direct and for completeness, the property is owned by Joanna & Stuart a rather posh, mature English couple who clearly spend a lot of time in France. If they are in England they will supply a phone number with a Newbury, Berkshire area code and I recommend that you speak to Joanna who will also supply the web address and details of their other properties.
Oh How Very Kind Tony! Thank you. We are delighted to hear that your house party of 15 with 9 children was a great success. Joanna
Coast/Beach: 10 minute's drive to canoeing on the River Lot at Puy l'Eveque Travel: Bergerac 1 hour, Toulouse 1 1/2 hrs, Bordeaux 1 3/4 hr. A car is essential for this rural area of France Distances: Nearest town/village with shops & supermarket approx 4 miles Nearest historic bastide hilltop town approx 5 miles Nearest major historic castle to visit approx 12 miles Further Details: Excellent restaurants within 5-10 miles
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Booking Notes: Please email or call to check availability and/or make reservation. Discounts may be available for small groups Changeover Day: Saturday changeover preferred