Self catering holiday rental Aquitaine

9.7/10
3km from Castillonnes, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT003221 Advertiser since: 2 April 2013
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Grand Mauroux Self Catering Saturday 7 16 7 4 of the bedrooms have both single & double beds

About this property

A Charming Manor House with a Friendly Atmosphere. This chateau is in a village setting.

Grand Mauroux is a lovely Manor House only 2kms from Castillonnes, a thriving bastide town with all amenities. The house which is set in 8 acres with views of the surrounding countryside makes a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday. Grand Mauroux has been tastefully renovated to provide you with large light airy rooms, peaceful grounds to enjoy the sun with a drink and a pool to cool off in after sampling the local attractions. It is only 25 minutes from the riverside town of Bergerac, with an airport and railway station, all commerce and a wealth of ancient architecture.
The house affords generous accommodation for a large number of people in a peaceful but convenient location, with plenty of space for family activities or to give privacy and tranquility.
 
 

Type

Chateau

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has a large gas cooker, an electric oven/grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster and mixer and blender. A good range of pots and pans, cooking utensils and knives etc. The dining room has a large table that seats 14 and has crockery, glassware and cutlery for 16. This is a large light double aspect room with kitchen at one end and is a wonderful room for entertaining and family gatherings.

Living rooms

There are 2 sitting rooms both have Freeview tv and dvd players, one has a leather 3 piece suite the other 2 settees, both have occasional chairs, coffee-tables and side lamps. There is wi-fi throughout the house.

Bedrooms

All the rooms are large with en suite shower rooms and are well equipped and furnished. Bedrooms 1, 2, 4 and 5 have a double and a single bed, bedroom 3 has a pair of single beds , bedroom 6 has a double bed.and bedroom 7 has a single bed and a childs bed and has a bath with shower over in the bathroom. Bedrooms 1-5 have insect screens on the windows so you can sleep with the windows open and 6 & 7 have ceiling fans .

Bathrooms

Bedrooms 1 - 6 have an en suite shower room with a vanity basin with a large mirror and a light over, a massage shower and a toilet. Each has a hairdryer, stool and towel rails,bedroom 7 has a bath with shower over ,a basin with a large mirror and toilet .There is also a convenient cloakroom downstairs with a basin and toilet.

Heating

There is oil fired central heating throughout the house.

Entertainment

There are colourful vibrant markets available in a different town every day, including Castillonnes (2kms on a Tuesday) and throughout the summer season there are also night markets in some of the local towns where everyone meets and eat outside in the square with music and dancing.

There is kayaking on the rivers which is great fun for all ages. Also horse riding, cycling, tennis,swimming in the pool or the lake, cinema, bars and restaurants, grottos and of course lots of Chateaux to see and wines to taste.

Garden and outside

Outside are 2 large patio areas to sit 12+ under generous parasols and further seating by the pool (33'x18'x4' deep) and chairs and loungers to place where you like in the grounds. You can play table tennis, boules, swingball or croquet or take a bike ride or of course just relax with a book and a drink in the sun if you prefer. There is a large gas barbecue and also a charcoal/wood one for al fresco cooking.

Parking and garages

There is parking for numerous cars.

Visitor suitability

The house has 6 steps up to the front door so is not really suitable for the disabled, although once inside there is a double en suite bedroom on the main floor together with all the living rooms.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: local villages depending on date
Distance: 2 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: various
Name of nearest fishing location: river behind the house
Distance: 0.5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: castelnaud-de-gratecambe
Distance: 16 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: isseagac
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: circuit de vignoble

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: castillonnes

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cavarc
Distance: 4 km

The Owner Recommends

Castle of Beynac

An extensive castle with origins in the X11th century in an imposing position overlooking the river Dordogne, abovethe village of Beynac.

Chateaux

Duras, Biron, Montbazillac and many others

Lascoux

Ancient cave dwellings and murals. At Montignac. There are also cave dwellings in the cliffs on the way, which are open to the public. Some of the oldest habitations on earth.

Les Grottes de Maxange

Wonderful caves which were only discovered in 2000.Shop, Bar and play area. Free parking. Open from April to November. At Le Buisson-de-Cadouin.

Lougratte Lake

Approx7km to the south. A lake with a sandy swimming beach. Pedaloes, drinks and ices etc, tennis courts and extensive picnic grounds and parking. A popular spot with the youngsters. They also have BBQ's at intervals throughout the season. A good family venue on a sunny day.

Marechalerie Restaurant

In the Grand Rue, Castillonnès. A family run restaurant seving lunch and diner. Good food at a reasonable price.

The Markets

The main day markets are Miramont (Mon) Castillonnès (Tues) Eymet (Thurs) Villeréal (Sat) and Isseagac (Sun) with night markets in Villeréal on a Mon and Eymet on a Tues during the summer months.Great fun with local foood, music and dancing.

Wine

Various wine producers including the Chateaux Monbazillac and the Bordeaux wines including St Emillion. The locally produced wine, Bergerac, can be tasted at various places nearby

2 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Liz Lynhch 23 August, 2017

A great family house, well equipped with excellent outdoor seating capacity. the owner lives on site and is unobtrusive but readily available and helpful if needed. there is a good lake nearby and the Bastide tows with their markets are wonderful. We have been back this year for the second time as it fitted our needs perfectly.

9.3 / 10 Giles 17 August, 2014

There were two families staying here with older children (9 in all). The house was much more than it showed on the website. A beautiful house/chateau , very traditional ,plenty of space and in a fantastic setting. It was very peaceful which was exactly what we were looking for. The recent upgrades to the pool with the decking and the pergoda made it a perfect place to relax. The local towns/bastides were absolutely beautiful , almost like being transported back in time ! The hosts couldn't have been more welcoming and were very kind in telling us all the little secrets of where to go and visit , eat , vineyards etc. We would thoroughly recommend staying here in terms of relaxing and also taking in the local French traditions. Some of main towns are not far away like Bergerac ,plus there is a little airport at Bergerac which could be useful for the next time ! Our nephew flew in to spend a few days with us and couldn't have been easier to drive to the airport (20 minutes) pick him up after a 1 hour 15 minute flight.
It was a lovely holiday , perfect setting , a gem of a chateau and perfect hosts.