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Elegant C18 Single-Storey Chateau with really good pool and pool area - Chateau Saint Amand

Weekly Rental:From GBP To be agreed to GBP 6000

Property

Chateaux

Sleeps

12

Single/Double

2 / 5

Bathrooms

5

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

Chateau St Amand is a very elegant C18 single-storey chateau which feels more like a fine Roman Villa than a medieval castle! The accomodation in the house is superb and the library especially is one of our favourite rooms. The large, secluded pool and adjacent covered sitting/dining area with summer kitchen together form the perfect holiday relaxation area.

The house stands in its own land on a hill above the quiet hamlet of St Amand, yet only 3kms from the charming market town of Eauze, an historic centre for Armagnac making.

From the Eauze road, you will drive up through trees to arrive in the sheltered South facing courtyard formed by the Chateau with its adjoining buildings, including the old wine 'chai' and barrel store. The house has been very well renovated by the present French owners to a high standard, in classical French design but maintaining all the original features.

The main entrance to the house is from the courtyard up the stone steps and through the fine front door into the entrance hall/small sitting room. This leads into the main Drawing Room which has views out to the garden at the back of the house. Stone and tile floors run throughout the house, keeping it cool in summer. To the right of the entrance is a very attractive book-lined Library, with comfortable sofas and a fireplace. Next to the Drawing Room is a very pretty Dining/Breakfast room with tables seating 16, again with views over the gardens and lawns to the back of the house. Beyond the Dining Room is a large, well-equipped kitchen with range oven/gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and other catering equipment. The back door from the kitchen leads across the central corridor to a games room/tv room/sitting room. There is a laundry room outside the back door off the kitchen, with washing machine, dryer and ironing board.

Off the East side of the Drawing Room, there is a double bedroom (with 2 single divan's) with ensuite bathroom & WC. Beyond this are two further bedrooms. On one side of the central corridor is a family room with double and single bed downstairs, and 2 single beds on a mezzanine floor upstairs, and also the bathroom. On the other side of this corridor is a large double room with ensuite bathroom which faces out onto the main courtyard. The fourth ground floor double bedroom and bathroom is rather romantic with a four-poster bed and open fireplace (the 'Red Room'); access is off the main courtyard.

The door at the East end of the central corridor leads onto a gravelled terrace which surrounds the chateau. This East terrace has a covered area and large fig tree - a lovely spot to enjoy an 'apero' in the evening - and a small garden gate leading to the Swimming Pool garden.

The swimming pool has a lovely private and secure setting, having gates on all entrances, with wooden boarding around the pool making it more comfortable on the feet and less slippery. Surrounded by trees, with the barn on one side, there is the summer kitchen, and a super outside covered entertaining area, with sofas, pool table, and large dining table seating 10/12 - this is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a lazy sunny afternoon.

Between the Swimming Pool garden and the main front Courtyard is a large barn, part of which has recently been converted into a lovely large double bedroom (No 5) and ensuite bathroom. This barn (which will have more bedrooms in future) has access to the pool-side summer kitchen, the summer verandah/sitting-room/playroom, the main courtyard and the East side of the house.

From the East gravelled terrace, with covered area and large fig tree - a lovely spot to enjoy an apero in the evening, there is a small garden gate leading to the Swimming Pool. Also on this small courtyard/terrace is a small one bedroom outside 'den'; a perfect place for teenagers who don't mind sleeping a bit 'rough', with 2 double beds, upstairs & downstairs, but that's it. The gardens are mainly lawn, with lots of space for games of every sort, an orchard, small potager, and a very pretty woodland walk. It is only a short walk down the drive and across the road, to the hamlet and interesting small church of Saint Amand.
 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine Tumble Dryer

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Central Heating Log Fire TV Satellite DVD Player Internet Access Games Room Table Tennis

External Features

Private Pool - Unheated Pool Barrier/Alarm Fitted Private Garden BBQ Trampoline Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Local Attractions

Saint Amand is only a 5-minute drive into the very attractive and historic small market town of Eauze, which has a great selection of local restaurants, artisan bakeries and butchers; plus bank, pharmacy, supermarket and other amenities. Eauze is a centre for Gascon wine & Armangnac making, and close to the famous Tariquet vineyards - ideal for tastings.

• Gastronomy
Gascony is renowned for its gastronomic quality - from traditional regional specialities such as cassoulet, duck confit, and pâté de foie gras, to excellent local vin de pays and world-famous Armagnac. If you would like to learn how to cook these dishes yourself, we can willingly organise the lesson for you.

• Cruise the Canal du Midi or Canal de Garonne - just for a day!
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the canal was originally built to serve as a short cut between the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans in the late 17th Century. 240km in length, the canal is divided into the Canal du Midi, between Sete and Toulouse, and the Canal de Garonne between Toulouse and Bordeaux. You can hire a boat and boatman for a day, enjoy a leisurely lunch on board and experience the rare peace and tranquility of this ancient waterway.

• Cycling or walking
Our rolling landscape could have been designed for cycling and walking. While the scenery is easy on the eye, the gentle gradients are easy on the thighs. With options suitable for all levels of fitness, anyone and everyone who wishes, can get out and enjoy the countryside. Just ask us to point you towards the best routes near the house that you have rented.

• Horse Riding
If you are passionate about horses, you're in for a treat! The choice is excellent and the choice is yours - from riding lessons to guided treks on horseback. Or you can even rent a horse-drawn caravan and spend a day meandering along quiet country roads, pausing to enjoy a picnic or perhaps a spot of fishing.

• Accrobranche
For the more energetic among you, we can recommend an unforgettable afternoon in 300 acres of woodland at Accrobranche. Secured by ropes and guided by sure-handed professionals, you can release your inner Tarzan (or Jane) by swinging among the trees, crossing hanging bridges and negotiating obstacles suspended in mid-air. As the song says: Memories are made of this!

• Hot air balloon rides
Weather permitting, there is no better way to discover our beautiful countryside... Up, up and away, in our beautiful balloons - it certainly beats driving, any day!

• Water Sports
Wake-boarding, windsurfing, canoeing - all are readily available to you throughout the summer period. If you need lessons, they're available too. If you're already expert, we can point you to it - like ducks to water.

• Walibi water park in Agen
The Walibi Park has all the fun-filled rides and shows that your children could wish for - but with French style, including 'Splash Battle' and ' Radja River' plus some amazing performing seals. Your children are guaranteed an unforgettable day out!

• Fishing Lessons
Professional fishing tuition is on hand throughout your stay, particularly suitable for getting your children started in good company.

• Mini Golf
There are various mini golf courses around the area where the whole family can enjoy an afternoon or night out.

• Relaxation
Experience the natural thermal baths in Lectoure, or enjoy a family day in the Caliceo spa centre near Toulouse. If you prefer to be pampered in situ, we can arrange for a qualified beauty therapist and masseuse to visit you at the house for massage, manicure, and facials. Why not treat yourself - you're on holiday!

• Sport
Enjoy a round of golf at Fleurance, or play tennis on one of the courts near your house - either can be booked for a small fee. We can also arrange for private or group lessons with a professional coach. For competitive teenagers, go-karting and paintballing can also be arranged. In fact, as you would expect, most conventional leisure or sporting activities are available in Gascony, so if you have a particular request, please do not hesitate to ask us.

• General
To help you plan and so make the most of your time in Gascony, we are more than happy to provide you with up to date information on everything that's happening in the region - from jazz festivals to salsa events, from classical concerts to bandas, from wine and garlic festivals to car boot sales, from antique fairs to village fêtes and night markets. All you have to do is ask!

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Unheated):
Yes
Pool Barrier / Alarm Fitted:
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Trampoline:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

Saint Amand is only a 5-minute drive into the very attractive and historic small market town of Eauze, which has a great selection of local restaurants, artisan bakeries and butchers; plus bank, pharmacy, supermarket and other amenities. Eauze is a centre for Gascon wine & Armangnac making, and close to the famous Tariquet vineyards - ideal for tastings.

• Gastronomy
Gascony is renowned for its gastronomic quality - from traditional regional specialities such as cassoulet, duck confit, and pâté de foie gras, to excellent local vin de pays and world-famous Armagnac. If you would like to learn how to cook these dishes yourself, we can willingly organise the lesson for you.

• Cruise the Canal du Midi or Canal de Garonne - just for a day!
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the canal was originally built to serve as a short cut between the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans in the late 17th Century. 240km in length, the canal is divided into the Canal du Midi, between Sete and Toulouse, and the Canal de Garonne between Toulouse and Bordeaux. You can hire a boat and boatman for a day, enjoy a leisurely lunch on board and experience the rare peace and tranquility of this ancient waterway.

• Cycling or walking
Our rolling landscape could have been designed for cycling and walking. While the scenery is easy on the eye, the gentle gradients are easy on the thighs. With options suitable for all levels of fitness, anyone and everyone who wishes, can get out and enjoy the countryside. Just ask us to point you towards the best routes near the house that you have rented.

• Horse Riding
If you are passionate about horses, you're in for a treat! The choice is excellent and the choice is yours - from riding lessons to guided treks on horseback. Or you can even rent a horse-drawn caravan and spend a day meandering along quiet country roads, pausing to enjoy a picnic or perhaps a spot of fishing.

• Accrobranche
For the more energetic among you, we can recommend an unforgettable afternoon in 300 acres of woodland at Accrobranche. Secured by ropes and guided by sure-handed professionals, you can release your inner Tarzan (or Jane) by swinging among the trees, crossing hanging bridges and negotiating obstacles suspended in mid-air. As the song says: Memories are made of this!

• Hot air balloon rides
Weather permitting, there is no better way to discover our beautiful countryside... Up, up and away, in our beautiful balloons - it certainly beats driving, any day!

• Water Sports
Wake-boarding, windsurfing, canoeing - all are readily available to you throughout the summer period. If you need lessons, they're available too. If you're already expert, we can point you to it - like ducks to water.

• Walibi water park in Agen
The Walibi Park has all the fun-filled rides and shows that your children could wish for - but with French style, including 'Splash Battle' and ' Radja River' plus some amazing performing seals. Your children are guaranteed an unforgettable day out!

• Fishing Lessons
Professional fishing tuition is on hand throughout your stay, particularly suitable for getting your children started in good company.

• Mini Golf
There are various mini golf courses around the area where the whole family can enjoy an afternoon or night out.

• Relaxation
Experience the natural thermal baths in Lectoure, or enjoy a family day in the Caliceo spa centre near Toulouse. If you prefer to be pampered in situ, we can arrange for a qualified beauty therapist and masseuse to visit you at the house for massage, manicure, and facials. Why not treat yourself - you're on holiday!

• Sport
Enjoy a round of golf at Fleurance, or play tennis on one of the courts near your house - either can be booked for a small fee. We can also arrange for private or group lessons with a professional coach. For competitive teenagers, go-karting and paintballing can also be arranged. In fact, as you would expect, most conventional leisure or sporting activities are available in Gascony, so if you have a particular request, please do not hesitate to ask us.

• General
To help you plan and so make the most of your time in Gascony, we are more than happy to provide you with up to date information on everything that's happening in the region - from jazz festivals to salsa events, from classical concerts to bandas, from wine and garlic festivals to car boot sales, from antique fairs to village fêtes and night markets. All you have to do is ask!

In the area

This Property is situated in Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

Nearest Airport: TOULOUSE AIRPORT

Nearest Station: AGEN

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach:

Nearest Ski Resort: St Lary, Pyrenees

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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