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Chateau Aubepine is a private chateau rental for group holidays located 65km from Lyon. The property is surrounded by a beautiful garden, created by Le N??tre, in the middle of a forest, 3 km from the village of Fourneaux, and 7km from the nearest train station. The Château sits within a 3 hectare park, amongst 100 hectares of woodland. Facilities on the estate include a private tennis court, a kitchen garden and a 11x6m swimming pool. The region is renowned for its gastronomy with an excellent range of activities for all ages in close proximity. Guests will enjoy the benefit of the excellent facilities available nearby or on the estate including the petanque court, numerous golf courses, horse riding and our private fishing lake. We also offer breakfast or delicious evening meals on request. Please note that full property descriptions, photographs, availability & prices are kept up to date on my website which you can visit by clicking on my personal website link below.
With 4 large reception rooms (patio, Salle des Gardes, salon and dining room) on the ground floor in addition to the kitchen, the locker room and the entrance hall, the Château offers plenty of space for your group.
There are 5 beautiful furnished double bedrooms on the first floor with their own private bathroom. 4 further bedrooms spread over the first and second floors are ideal for singles or children.
Breakfast is served on the Turtle Court on the east side of the Château (which enjoys the morning sun), where Henri IV once dined according to the history books. Dinner and lunch are served in the dining room with its original panelling from the XVII century. The television room in the Salle des Gardes (plasma TV with satellite) is very comfortable, providing an ideal spot to relax with a newspaper or book, enjoy some music, or take pleasure in some quiet time in the late afternoon. Both the charming living room and the Salle des Gardes are a stylish setting for a relaxing pre or post-dinner beverage. There is also a fully equipped kitchen.
The Château sits within a 3 hectare park, amongst 100 hectares of woodland. Facilities on the estate include a private tennis court, a kitchen garden, petanque court, fishing lake and a 11x6m swimming pool.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FULL PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AVAILABILITY & PRICES ARE KEPT UP TO DATE ON MY WEBSITE WHICH YOU CAN VISIT BY CLICKING ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE LINK BELOW.
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
April Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017 2 night min stay
May May 1 - May 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: £2,813 - £5,673 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).
Short Breaks: £1,406 - £2,837 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2
Security deposit: €1000. 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 towels are included in the rental price.
- Energy costs: Heating is charged at €20 per day in the cold season (or when needed). This will be deducted from the security deposit.
- End of stay cleaning: 225 euros. The cleaning charge will apply to each week that you stay at the Château (i.e. if you stay for 2 weeks a full clean will be conducted on the middle Saturday as well as at the end).
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
- Pets: No pets allowed.
- Smoking: No. Outside only.
- Please note: The Chateau is open between May and September only.
- Internet and telecommunication: There is reception for mobile phones inside the Château. For internet you can use your own personal laptop with an Internet key card. We can sell you an Orange key card if you need it.
- 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:
The Château can be rented with staff (for cooking and cleaning). Any amount of catering is available at Château on request.
Breakfast can be served in the Turtle court or in the Salle des Gardes between 8:30am and 10:00am. A French breakfast is available for €12.50 per person. Each guest is offered a choice of tea or coffee, French baguettes, fresh croissants and pain au chocolate, jam and fruit. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a full English breakfast available for €17.50 per person.
A four course dinner is available each evening at 20:30 and is prepared with fresh, local ingredients from the kitchen garden. Please note that we require one week’s notice. The price is €50 for the four course dinner. After dinner relax and enjoy a fine glass of cognac, a digestive, or a good cigar in the Salle des Gardes room.
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The chateau is located in Fourneaux, 3km from the centre of the village, and 65km from Lyon. The village offers a bakery, a butcher’s shop, a mini market and a French pub.
The property is situated on the borders of Burgundy, the Lyon area and the Auvergne region. Loire is part of the current administrative region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Rhône, Isère, Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Allier, and Saône-et-Loire. The River Loire traverses the department from south to north.
The nearest international airports are: St Etienne Bouthéon: 51 km, Lyon Saint Exupéry: 91 km, Clermont Ferrand: 111 km, Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle: 446 km. By train: Gare d’Amplepuis: 7 km, Gare de Lyon Perrache: 65 km. In each of these airports or train stations, one can hire a car (Avis, Europcar, Hertz etc). It is also possible to reach the property by helicopter and to land inside the estate.
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 chateau 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 chateau 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 chateau, 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 Lyon: 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.
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