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Villeneuve-sur-Lot chateau / country house description
The Chateau is located on the edge of a pretty village with its own jetty and direct access to the river Lot. The Chateau sits within 5 acres of private gardens with mature trees and lawns. With its round turreted staircase and balconied landing the Chateau appears to have come straight out of a fairytale. The Chateau has been lovingly restored and refurbished to provide luxury accommodation for your holiday.The village has a small shop, post office and restaurant.
There are 7 bedrooms inside the chateau: 4 doubles, 2 triples and 1 suite sleeping 4. There are 6 en-suite bathrooms. The rooms are furnished with a mixture of french antique and good quality contemporary furniture, finished to a very high standard.
The owners appreciate that sometimes older children do not want to share a room or that some guests bring their au pairs, cooks or grandparents who may prefer to sleep independently. In order to give more flexibility of sleeping arrangements the cottage is available to rent by the guests staying at the Chateau, by prior arrangement. There is a double bedroom and a bedroom with 3 single beds. There is a separate lounge area, bathroom and kitchen also. Please note that a small additional charge is made for the use of the cottage and the maximum number of guests remains at 18.
Facilities include: - 12x6m heated swimming pool - Fenced and alarmed close to the Chateau with views over the river. - Private Jetty. - Direct access to the River Lot. - Table tennis table. - Full size pool table. - Satellite TV. - Large south facing terrace overlooking the River. - Bed linen and towels included. - Fishing Boat and Canoe. - There are numerous good quality bikes for our guests to use. - The Chateau sits within 5 acres of private gardens with mature trees and lawns.
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July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2016 2 night min stay
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016 2 night min stay
May May 1 - May 31, 2016 2 night min stay
June Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016 2 night min stay
July to August Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016 2 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016 2 night min stay
October Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016 2 night min stay
November to Christmas Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2016 2 night min stay
Christmas to New Years Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017 2 night min stay
January to March Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017 2 night min stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
Guide Price: £3,416 - £5,464 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).
Short Breaks: £1,708 - £5,464 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
Security deposit: £500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage
Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
- Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
- Energy costs: Included in the rental price.
- End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
- Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
- Departure time: 10am.
- Pets: we allow 'small well behaved dogs' only by prior arrangement.
- Smoking: No smoking in the property.
- It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Services upon request at additional cost:
Babysitting can be organised and paid for locally. In the village there is a small restaurant serving very good value meals (approx 12 -16 euros for 3 courses), with a menu that changes daily. The restaurant is only a short walk from the chateau. The Chateau housekeeper is an excellent cook and with prior arrangement she will be happy to cook the occasional meal for all the guests. Various menu choices and prices available on request.
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The chateau is walking distance to the village with restaurant, shop and bar. It is 45 minutes from Bergerac Airport and 1.5 hours from Bordeaux Airport.
In the village there is a small restaurant serving very good value meals (approx 18 -20 euros for 3 courses), with a menu that changes daily. The restaurant is only a short walk from the chateau. The Chateau housekeeper is an excellent cook and with prior arrangement she will be happy to cook the occasional meal for all the guests. Various menu choices and prices available on request.
There is a large fishing shop close to the town of Villeneuve sur lot which is a 20 min car journey. To fish at the Chateau you must purchase a holiday license, its only a few euros and you can buy one at the village shop. We have a small rowing boat for our guests to use, which is ideal for fishing or you can fish from the jetty.
The lot et garonne is a beautiful peaceful region of France. The land is farmed and famous for the growing of plum trees and the production of prunes. Fresh, locally grown produce is available from the farm shop or from the local weekly markets. During July and August the village comes alive with the Thursday evening market, an enjoyable evening of dancing, music and enjoying the delicious local produce. This is an experience not to be missed, you can purchase locally grown and reared food, have it cooked for you straight away and locals and visitors all dine together on long tables whilst enjoying an evening of music.
The Chateau is on the banks of the lovely river lot, which is excellent for fishing and canoeing.The area around the chateau is ideal for cycling and there are many small bastide towns to explore.
The pretty village of Fongrave is just a 5 minute walk from the Chateau. With only 900 occupants the village is traditional and un-spoilt. There is a post office,church and a small shop which stocks the daily necessities along with fresh bread and croissants each morning. Attached to the shop is The Beau-Rivage, a small bar/restaurant serving delicious traditional French food.
Year Purchased: 2003
About: Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateaux rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.
Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateaux and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateaux, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.
Why Villeneuve-sur-Lot: At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ��three strikes and you��re out?? policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.
We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House: Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.
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