Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 12
The house sleeps a maximum of 8 people in 4 bedrooms:
Fitted equipped kitchen with breakfast bar.
Separate dining room.
Living room with view over castle ruins.
Mezzanine bedroom above living room.
Double bedroom with adjacent shower room, bathroom and separate toilet.
Two double attic-style bedrooms – one with en suite bathroom.
UK and French satellite tv.
Walled garden to the front of the house with furniture and parasol for al fresco meals.
Huge (16 x 8m) swimming pool.
The house has 150m2 of accommodation on two floors, and has been renovated to a high standard, using materials sympathetic to the age and style of the building. You can see this in the front door, beautifully crafted with handmade medieval style nails and metalwork. Inside the house there are fine stone surrounds to the doorways and windows, some of them originally from the chateau. Floor and wall tiles come from a local factory still making terre cuite after three centuries.
Stone steps lead up to a covered veranda with fine carved stone pillars – a place to sit in the shade and admire the chateau walls. There are two entrance doors, one leading you into the kitchen and the other to the living room.
Through to the right from the kitchen is the dining room (6 x 3m) with an extendable dining table and chairs for up to 12 diners. There is a large pine dresser containing crockery, cutlery and glasses.
Off here there is a bedroom (3.2 x 3.2m) with a double bed and wardrobe.
Adjacent are two bathrooms, one with bath / shower and basin, the other with a fully tiled walk-in shower, and a basin. There is a separate toilet.
The house has oil-fired central heating to 14 radiators, the boiler being housed in the cellar. This boiler also supplies hot water.
There is a graveled courtyard garden immediately in front of the house where garden furniture is supplied so that you can sit out and take meals. There is also a built barbecue in the far corner.
The pool is situated about 150 meters away from the house, and has a tiled terrace on which you can sunbathe. This pool also serves our other gite, housing up to 4 people. The pool is exceptionally large (16 x 8m) so there is ample room for everyone. It has steps leading down to the shallow end and shelves down to 2.3m at the deep end.
The pool area complies with safety regulations with a fence and child-proof locking gates to which you will be given a key. It is however the responsibility of the adult members of your party to supervise any children to prevent accidents. The security system should prevent unauthorised access to the pool area but it doesn’t replace your vigilance so please supervise the younger members of your party closely!
The kitchen (6 x 6m) has a lovely stone fireplace with a Jotul wood burning stove, a terre cuite tiled floor, a fitted kitchen area with solid granite worktops, and a beamed storage area. It is equipped with a cooker with gas hob and electric oven, a dishwasher and a fridge freezer. There are bar chairs so that you can take coffee or snacks at the kitchen bar.
The living room (6 x 6m) is a lovely light room with a separate entrance door from the veranda, a picture window overlooking the chateau, and steps up to a mezzanine area, where there is a bedroom, which also benefits from this exceptional vantage point. The living room is furnished with two 3-person settees, and a television with British Sky and French TNT satellite channels.
There are four bedrooms:
The first bedroom is off the dining room and has a double bed (140 x 190) and a wardrobe.
On the second floor accessed by an oak staircase from the kitchen there are two further bedrooms, separated by a landing.
The first bedroom can be prepared as a twin or a double (180 x 190) as you wish. The second has twin beds and has direct access to the bathroom which has a bath, basin and toilet. The washing machine is also housed here.
The final bedroom is located on the floor above the living room, and has a king-size bed (160 x 190) overlooking the chateau ruins.
There are three bathrooms: one with bath/shower and basin, the other with a fully tiled walk-in shower, and a basin. There is a separate toilet.
The third bathroom is located on the second floor and has a bath, basin and toilet.
The house has oil-fired central heating to 14 radiators, the boiler being housed in the cellar. This boiler can also supply hot water.
There is a gravelled courtyard garden immediately in front of the house where garden furniture is supplied so that you can sit out and take meals. There is also a built barbecue in the far corner.
The pool is situated about 150 meters away from the house, and has a tiled terrace on which you can sunbathe. This pool also serves our other gite, housing up to 4 people (which you may also be able to rent if you wish). The pool is exceptionally large (16 x 8m) so there is ample room for everyone. It has steps leading down to the shallow end and shelves down to 2.3m at the deep end.
The pool area complies with safety regulations with a fence and child-proof locking gates to which you will be given a key. It is however the responsibility of the adult members of your party to supervise any children to prevent accidents.
There is ample parking on site.
Not suitable for disabled visitors.
Use of a 16m x 8m pool (shared with our other property)
More independent accommodation is available on site for up to 4 people.
Please enquire for rates and availability.
The house is part of the remains of an old hamlet situated right outside the chateau
walls. The chateau dates back to medieval times, but was largely taken apart for its stone
after the revolution at the end of the 18th century.
It is private and not open to the public, but we will be delighted to give you a tour of the chateau during your stay. In addition, we may give you unlimited access on signature of a discharge of responsibility, and on payment of a key deposit.
You will get a good view of the chateau courtyard from the living room and the bedroom above, and the walls and tower make a wonderful backdrop to your holiday home.
I have lived in south west France with my partner since 2000, and we bought the Chateau de Pervinquieres in 2007 as a little project to keep us busy at the weekend and during retirement. We renovated the two houses located beside the chateau ruins, one of which had been unoccupied for decades. They are both now available for holiday rentals either separately or together.
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Pervinquieres is within striking distance of many of the highlights of the Midi Pyrenees region with the départements of Lot, Tarn and Aveyron close at hand. Delightful villages, wonderful scenery and good local produce are all easily found in the area. But if you want to stay in, you can relax by the pool with the chateau as a backdrop.|
|Unique benefits of property||This is the ideal place for lovers of medieval architecture with the ruins of a 13th century chateau right alongside, and we will be happy to give you a guided tour during your stay. Pervinquieres is situated in beautiful countryside between Najac and St Antonin Noble Val, with delightful walks right from the door. And you are unlikely to be disturbed by the neighbours, the closest of which have four legs and woolly coats!|
Pretty medieval village with a market on Sunday morning (in summer)
Local town with a medieval centre and one of the biggest local produce markets every Thursday morning. Visit La Chartreuse too.
One of the 'Grands sites' of the Midi Pyrénéés: a medieval fortified village with its annual music festival in July plus many other events including a weekly market on Saturday mornings.
UNESCO world heritage site with its magnificent brick-built cathedral towering over the old centre with its boutiques and restaurants. There are regular antiques markets at Castelviel in the town centre.
A local abbey with temporary exhibitions and events. Pervinquiere was owned by the abbey for four hundred years.
Take the road south of St Antonin and don't miss the stunning corniche road. Stop off in the villages of Penne, Bruniquel and continue to Puycelsi and Castelnau de Montmiral if you have time.
Drive, cycle or walk up this wonderful little visited valley from Laguépie to Lagarde Viaur.
Very scenic with some picturesque villages such as St Cirq Lapopie.
A day out to take in two of the Aveyron's attractions.
The space museum near Toulouse. A great day out for the whole family.
A pretty riverside medieval town with lots of restaurants and a weekly market on Sunday mornings plus a cinema often showing English language films. Canoe hire and trips possible from here. For lovers of caves there’s the nearby Grotte du Bosc to visit too.
Balloon excursions with Atmosph'Air. Nearest departures normally early morning from Cordes. More information at www.atmosphair-montgolfieres.fr/en/
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