Bedrooms 6, Sleeps 14
|Chateau d'Allee||Self Catering||Saturday||5||20||3||Loft Conversion 3 double 2 Single beds|
Elegant Bourgeois Chateau and former residence of French Nobility and Diplomats set in the centre of its own 2 acre parkland within walking distance of a beautiful village with all amenities. Marmande is just 10km away, St Emillion 80km and Bordeaux just 90 Km away. Offering 6 double bedrooms (3 of these also have a further single bed in them) and a fabulous converted attic (14m by 8m) suitable for a further five double beds if you have a large happy family or indeed want your children to have their own space a degree of privacy is provided.
This 19th Century Chateau is just beautiful and the moment you step in you feel the elegance and style! Located on the outskirts of the charming village of Gontaud de Nogaret with everything you would need in terms of shops, restaurant, and services, this petit Chateau will wow you with its style! Once you enter through the gates you are in a different world...
The Chateau is set in secluded grounds of almost 8000 square metres of parkland and there is a variety of mature trees which not only provide much needed shade during the long hot summer months but also make your stay very private.
You enter the property through gates from the main road. The driveway continues to the front entrance - an impressive front door leads to a spacious hallway tiled with classic black and white tiles. The attractive stone staircase rises majestically from the hallway.
To the left double doors lead to the living room (42m2) and here there is an attractive marble fireplace, glazed doors lead to the front terrace and the whole floor is solid oak. A huge beautiful mirror sits above the fireplace and this is a room where even if you are a large party you can find a little corner or large sofa to sit and read...This room directly communicates with the dining hall (38m2) and has windows looking over the rear of the property. The centre piece is a marvellous chandelier which sits above the beautiful dining table...here there is plenty of room to eat your warm croissants collected from the local boulangerie in the morning before your daily expedition or enjoy your afternoon tea or coffee with fresh cakes made just a few minutes’ walk away. On this floor you have an unusually shaped fully equipped kitchen located in the hexagonal tower. Beside the kitchen is a useful cloakroom with wc and hand washbasin.
The superb stone staircase rises from the spacious hall to the first floor and landing. Here we have a wc and the most adorable room (15.3m2) in the tower! Much thought and care has gone into the renovation of this room which has a beautiful hand crafted ceiling and floor to match. The main bedroom (25m2) has views to the front of the house and this room also benefits from having a smaller interconnecting bedroom ideal for families with younger children and en suite bathroom with corner bath, bidet and washbasin. There are useful original built-in wardrobes here too to store all your clothes. In addition this bedroom has a balcony to enjoy the morning sun whilst you enjoy a coffee and morning croissants.
On the other side of the corridor you find 2 more double bedrooms - one has a door connecting to a further bathroom.
The top floor is accessed by the most beautiful wooden spiral staircase - this has been made by artisans in exotic wood with an inlaid design. This floor (66.8m2) is an amazing space - perfect for extended sleeping area, playroom or studio. There is in addition another little room (11.3m2) in the pigeonnier area of the house and also a useful dressing room with Japanese style sliding door and a further shower room and toilet.
The gardens are beautiful and there are mature species of trees and shrubs, fruiting trees and roses planted all around. The terrace has a small rectangular pond as a feature.
All in all this is just a wonderful property and offers excellent value. It would make a wonderful place for you to enjoy a week exploring the area or the perfect venue for wedding parties!
Here there is so much to do from visiting the wine Chateau's of Bordeaux, St Emillion and Bergerac to a day by the sea on the notorious surfing Atlantic coastline....perhaps you would like to take a trip to Spain for lunch or take a trip into the Mountains or Andorra....you could even take a day to visit the Mediterranean....or just cycle, horse ride or walk along one of the many trails that exist around the village or beyond... An excellent way of exploring the natural and built treasures of the Lot-et-Garonne is along the Canal de Garonne greenway (voie verte), which stretches 87 km from Saint-Jean-de-Thurac to Meilhan-sur-Garonne. Shaded by centuries-old plane trees, the canal-side greenway is ideally suited to cycling, roller-skating and walking. There is even a golf course nearby!
Fully equipped kitchen and large dining hall (38m2)
Beautiful living room(42m2) and here there is an attractive marble fireplace, glazed doors lead to the front terrace and the whole floor is solid oak. A huge beautiful mirror sits above the fireplace and this is a room where even if you are a large party you can find a little corner or large sofa(!) to sit and read
Seven Double bedrooms one en suite Two of these bedrooms have a double and single bed in them there is also a beautifully converted attic with exposed beams suitable for a further 5 beds.
Three bathrooms and two further toilets.
Central heating and double glazing throughout.
Beautiful parkland with mature trees and fruiting trees. Terraces outside the front and back of the property.
Driveway suitable for at least 6 or 7 cars.
Ideally suited for a large family or extended family get away....or simply a small family who love space and grand suroundings...
Exercise equipment is also available on site together with a games room with a variety of board games, table tennis and billiard table.
Hello and welcome to our property here in the South of France. We love the French way of life and have owned property in France for some 17 years. <br/>In England we run a Bed and Breakfast so we know how important it is to make sure everything is just right for your stay.
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||We love this location having moved from the Loire Valley simply because there are so many things to do...where else could you explore the Vineyards one day and have lunch in Spain the next ?!?! Or maybe you would like to explore the beautiful mountains or take a longer drive one day down to the Mediterranean...
The department is extremely well served with transport links: the International airports of Brive, Bergerac and Bordeaux offer regular flights operated by several of the low-cost airlines to the UK, as well as other flights to numerous European destinations. Excellent motorways network across the country and the TGV and LGV high-speed trains deliver you to destinations such as Bordeaux, Paris and onwards to London St Pancras in very little time nowadays.
|Unique benefits of property||In the southwest corner of France, midway between Toulouse and Bordeaux, is situated the Lot-et-Garonne department. Ideally placed just 2 hours from the Atlantic coast, 2 hours from the Pyrenees and a mere 3 hours down to the Mediterranean. This enchanting department within the region of Aquitaine is a perfect location when you’re considering a new home in France – easily accessible and perfect as a base for exploring other areas of France throughout the year.
Here you have a good sized garden to stroll around plenty of little private areas for you and your family to escape..
and you are 3 minutes walk from a fantastic boulangerie, Butchers and other local shops and restaurants.
Arachon and the World Heritage Site 'Dune de Pyla' are just 1hr 30mins away.
Three hours will take you to the beautiful cosmopolitan Spainish town of St Sebastian.
You may be surprised to know that you are only 200km away from the heart of the Pyrenees what a way to spend a day!
All within 12km of your base.
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