The gite is located in the oldest part of the chateau and was originally a Donjon. In the 16th century the large stone staircase was added to access the 3 floors. Original 1m thick walls keep the house cool during the hot summers. 6 bedrooms, 4 doubles (2 ensuite) and 2 twin rooms. 2 family bathrooms, lounge & dining rooms both have doors to patio. Mature trees in the 20 acre grounds shelter many birds and other wildlife including deer and wild boar. The pool area provides a refreshing cool-down, or just somewhere to soak up the sun. A summer kitchen allows the family to bbq and al fresco dining. Badminton & boules sets are provided, and tennis courts can be booked in Latoue. There are many local walks through the woods in the local area and the Pyrenees are only 45 mins away. Historical Aurignac is 10mins away with shops and restaurants.
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Chateau Floran, Latoue, Nr. Aurignac, Haute Garonne, Midi Pyrenees, France - 12th Century Chateau, Relax By The River, Swimming Pool, Or In The Shade Of The Mature Trees
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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. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Romatisches altes Gemäuer incl. Luxus der Modernen
Bei der Ankunft empfing uns eine friedvolle Ruhe. Das Chatteau ist eingebettet in gründe Wiesen und altem Baumbestand. Liebevoll und geschmackvoll restauriert und renoviert empfängt es seine Gäste.
Die sanitären Anlagen ließen keine Wünsche offen und die geräumige Küche mit angeschlossenem Wohnzimmer bot gemütlichen Platz für zwölf Personen.
Die Schlafräume sind sehr individuell und äußerst geschmackvoll gestaltet.
Hier wird Geschichte spürbar und ich bin sehr dankbar, dass wir in diesem historischen Gemäuer wundervolle Tage verbringen konnten.
All twelve of us had a wonderful time. I would unconditionally recommend it to a large family group.
Having previously visited Chateau Floran I am amazed at the thrill the sight of it still produces, as we sweep round the final bend of the drive to see it in all its imposing magnificence. The sheer size with the towers, white walls and blue shutters, makes one want to explore at once.
I love going through the main studded door, complete with dangling bell, and straight up the old worn stone stairs. I am reminded of stories of Knights and Ladies and I know my grandchildren were. There are so many steps the children could spend hours playing on them. Even so they are not too daunting for the older generation!
The stairs lead to two floor levels each with three bedrooms and a family bathroom whilst the main room sports a well equipped, modern ensuite.
Having slept in Techno, Sahara and Royale I find it hard to judge between them as all three have dual aspect. I suppose the large floor to ceiling windows and views in Sahara might win the day.
The stone steps climb to another level in the tower but here one must be restricted to the imagination as they are locked off.
The dining area and kitchen are attractive and well equipped with more than sufficient utensils for a large group and adequate seating round the table for at least twelve. The sitting area is attractive and spacious although did not tend to get used much as we preferred to sit and eat outdoors in the summer kitchen. The modern décor blends in well with the ancient.
Without doubt the biggest attraction for our family is the large swimming pool, fenced off, but close to the house. Lots of parasols and loungers make it a pleasant place to while away the hours.
Although we love Floran it is essential to have transport to visit the surrounding historic villages and the magnificent Pyrenees which can be reached within an hour. Even a trip through the mountains to Spain takes just over an hour and makes a great day out with the mountains providing ski lifts, cable cars and opportunities for climbing, walking and cycling whilst roadside cafes provide respite for the less energetic.
I look forward to another visit at some point and still expect to be "wowed".
So glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon!
Action packed but laid back
We spent a really enjoyable week at Chateau Floran in the summer full of fun and relaxation.
The bedrooms were beautifully appointed with wonderful Thai silk bed linen and clean, modern bathrooms. The summer kitchen was a perfect retreat in the heat of the day and the cool of the evenings whilst the dining room provided a more formal and functional location from where to enjoy to enjoy the local specialities we bought from the markets. The pool was a real hit with the children and also a necessity for the adults when the temperatures soared.
The best trips out for us as a family were white water river rafting just south of the autoroute A64 (about 20 minutes from the chateau) and fantastic mountain biking in Bagneres de Luchon - a ski resort in the Pyrenees (about 40 minutes from the chateau) where we "pedalled" downhill for over 20km having taken the ski lift up! We also booked a gorge walking trip in Luchon which proved an intense but very exciting way to survive a hot afternoon.
The nearby town of Aurignac offers wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, chances to glimpse the real France through open doorways and a variety of welcoming eating and drinking establishments.
When not out and about exploring the quiet lanes around the chateau on our bikes, we were all more than happy to stay "at home" and appreciate the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside only occasionally marred by the sounds of hunting parties searching for wild boar!
I would thoroughly recommend Chateau Floran for anyone keen to explore the surrounding areas on bike or by car, anyone who likes an adrenalin surge or two and anyone who enjoys a bit of peace and quiet or two possibly with a glass or three of good local wine!
Thank you for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you did quite a bit! The hunters are not allowed on our 20 acres, but unfortunately we cannot stop them from hunting in the surrounding woods - maybe that is why we sometimes see boar & deer on our property - they know they are safe here! Thank you for staying at Chateau Floran & we hope to see you again some time in the future!
Séjour très agréable chez Mary-Jo et Jon. Nous avons trouvé une magnifique bâtisse authentique restaurée avec goût. (Modernité et respect du bâtiment originel).
Rien à prévoir niveau logistique ! tout est là (vaisselles, draps, serviettes, lits enfants....) !
Equipement récent, très bien entretenu et propre.
Merci au propriétaire qui a su se montrer disponible sans être envahissant.
Bref un séjour très agréable et chaleureux entre amis (nous étions 12 + 2 enfants) !
Travel: Nearest airports are Toulouse (55 min), Pau, Lourdes Use of a car is essential. Chateau Floran now has a boules (petanque) court as well as its swimming pool. Latoue is a small village that has a fishing lake, children's playground, football pitch and tennis courts. Has a local cafe/bar that is open at the weekends. Excellent pizzas can be bought from the pizza van that parks in the lay by on Tuesday & Friday evenings. Picturesque Medieval town of Aurignac is 10 mins to the North and has shops, restaurants & museum about the Stone Age. Also has tennis courts & large swimming pool. St Gaudens is 10 mins to the south with shops and restaurants. White water rafting can be done in the Garonne about 40 mins away.
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: Peak season changeover day is Saturday, off season can be more flexible. Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. Notes on prices: 25% non-refundable booking deposit is required at time of booking. Balance payment required 4 weeks prior to holiday start date. Chateau will not be classed as "booked" until deposit payment is received. In the case that multiple clients want to book the same week, it will be decided by first payment received. A 400 Euro refundable deposit is required to cover any breakages/loss/damage or excessive cleaning. If there no requirement for deuctions, the deposit will be automatically refunded after 7 days. I am verypleased to say that so far, all guests have had this deposit fully refunded. General One set of bedlinen & towels (hand/bath/pool) provided for use during the stay, at no extra cost. A mid-term clean can be arranged if requested, at an extra cost No smoking is allowed in the chateau. Glass and sharp objects are not allowed within the pool area (new liner just installed) 2 cots & high chairs can be provided, if requested at time of booking. No pets are allowed inside the house, unless specifically agreed in writing beforehand. Clients are responsible for the safety of their children. Whilst there is a fence around the swimming pool, there is river frontage and a pond that is not fenced.