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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Castelsagrat chateau / country house description

Chateau Ferme is an authentic tobacco farm situated on the borders of Tarn et Garonne, a region sometimes known as the Tuscany of France. This beautiful estate is set in a sweeping landscape, where the the soft drone of tractors can be heard from the fields in the distance.

Today, the chateau is a working sunflower farm that has 13 luxurious rooms all with en suite bathrooms. In spite of the many luxurious touches, the chateau remains a throwback to centuries past, even if it has been thoroughly redecorated.

Chateau Ferme has a wonderful stone swimming pool, beautiful sunny and shady spots, a large communal kitchen for cooking, long tables for dining in the evenings, a cinema where you can watch a film after sunset and a pool room where you can play a last game of pool before turning in for the night. 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.

Interior & Grounds


The property has room for 21 guests in the main house and 6 more in the adjoining pigeonière. There are also 2 movable baby beds.

On the ground floor of the main house is the kitchen with utility room, a separate room for the pizza oven, a pool room and the salon. Opening onto the large central hall are three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The bedroom that adjoins the tower has its loo and separate bathroom with free-standing bath within the tower. The bedrooms on the ground floor have high ceilings, wooden panelling, wooden floors and fireplaces, and are decorated in different styles. A fourth room adjoining the veranda has a more rustic look with partly exposed stone walls, a fireplace, an antique three-quarter bed and a smaller bathroom.

The communal rooms are grouped around the large kitchen on the ground floor. The kitchen has a large stone work surface which extends into the utility room. The utility room is equipped with two dishwashers, an espresso machine, an ice-cream maker and a blender. This has preserved the original feel of the kitchen by minimising “white goods” (standard kitchen appliances). The large fireplace with its original wood oven and a professional restaurant range make cooking for and with large groups a delight. There is a restored antique red Berkel slicer for slicing hams and sausages, and the long dining table on the veranda immediately outside the kitchen is big enough for the entire group. The kitchen itself has two fridges and there is a large American fridge with ice-cube maker on the veranda (out of sight but within reach), which is particularly handy for bottles and deep-frozen items.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the pool room with panelling and painted frescoes all around, an open fire and, of course, the pool table. The salon has Venetian parquet flooring and a fine black marble fireplace. The velvet sofas, the gold of the wallpaper, the paintings and the large chandelier breathe the atmosphere of yesteryear. Fortunately, the flat screen TV and DVD player do little to detract from the ambience.

The staircase leads up to the first floor hallway. Here there are five double rooms and one triple room. The triple room and one of the double rooms are connected and share a large bathroom. The rooms on the first floor feature sturdy stone walls, huge oak rafters and original terracotta floor tiles. The bathrooms have terrazzo floors from the Pyrenees and are fitted with shower cabinets, toilets, baths and wash basins.

The tobacco loft is perfectly suited for indoor dining as well as presentations and meetings. It may be reached from the kitchen via the staircase adjacent to the veranda. Here the tobacco leaves were once hung out on strings to dry. The huge rafters, wooden roof and parquet floor create an intimate atmosphere. Beneath the tobacco loft is the original living room with an enormous bread oven. Once it has been kindled with bundles of sticks, this stone oven is hot enough to bake dozens of pizzas, with toppings to taste. There is a small bathroom with shower, loo and washing machine leading off the courtyard opposite the kitchen.

The pigeonière or dovecote that looks onto the courtyard is one of the finest examples in the area. It has been converted into apartments for 6 people over 3 floors. It is particularly suitable for one or two families with children staying with a larger party at the maison. There are two bedrooms for adults and a junior bedroom for two children. The salon has an extra sofa bed. The apartment has a somewhat more rustic, simpler interior than the main house, with stone walls and large wooden rafters, wooden roofing and terracotta floor tiles. It has a large stone fireplace and double doors opening out onto a private terrace with unobstructed views. The apartment’s furnishings include children’s beds, a playpen and children’s chairs. The kitchen consists of a large central space and the bathroom has a bath with a shower.

The courtyard is flanked by the barns and stables on one side and the maison de maître and pigeonière on the other. One of the two access gates is here, adjacent to the orchard. The orchard itself may be reached through a smaller gate. In the courtyard there is a fountain from which spring water constantly flows. The previous resident attributed his advanced age to the fact that he exclusively drank this water. The fine yellow gravel is suitable for pétanque, particularly near the front door where the ground is most level.

There are two professional stables, but in the summer you will see the thoroughbred Arabians on the sloping meadows in front of the ch��teau. This region is famous for producing Arabian endurance racehorses. We allow local trainers to use its meadows and stables, and have even housed the French champion.

The large barn, that has an impressively high roof with whole tree trunks for rafters, may be accessed through a large gate at the rear. The barns around the courtyard have largely been left in their original condition. Part of one barn adjoining the courtyard has been converted into a bathroom with a toilet to save guests the trouble of going back to their own rooms. This is also where the washing machine is located. Another of the barns has a professional horse stable that can be used in the summer.

The largest barn is positively cavernous, and you might imagine that the last of the hay had just been carted off. The stage is perfect for informal presentations or performances. The barn nearest the swimming pool has one open side and is equipped with art nouveau cinema seats and a large screen. At sundown, simply select the film (blue ray quality) and when you want to watch it: the garden (caretaker) will take care of the rest.

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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27, Beds for 13-27

              Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Amenities: - Swimming pool. - Internet. - Pet considered. - Golf course nearby. - Wine tasting. - Games room. - All rooms en-suite. - Ground floor bed/bath....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Game Room

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                      • Babysitter

                      Location Type

                      • Rural
                      • Village

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining
                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 20 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Living Room
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Telephone
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Fireplace
                              • Parking
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Dishes & Utensils
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Grill
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Stove
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave

                                  Outside

                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Patio
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                  • Golf

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Heated Pool
                                  • Private Pool
                                  • Outdoor Pool

                                  property descriptor

                                      • Detached
                                       

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Rental rates quoted in: £
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      September
                                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £2,784 £2,784
                                      £5,568
                                      October
                                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £1,145 £1,145
                                      £4,580
                                      November to Christmas
                                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £1,145 £1,145
                                      £4,580
                                      Christmas to New Years
                                      Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £2,984 £2,984
                                      £5,968
                                      January to March
                                      Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £1,145 £1,145
                                      £4,580
                                      April
                                      Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £1,145 £1,145
                                      £4,580
                                      May
                                      May 1 - May 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £2,568 £2,568
                                      £5,135
                                      June
                                      Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £2,784 £2,784
                                      £5,568
                                      July to August
                                      Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £3,201 £3,201
                                      £6,401
                                      September
                                      Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £2,784 £2,784
                                      £5,568
                                      October
                                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £1,145 £1,145
                                      £4,580
                                      November to Christmas
                                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £1,145 £1,145
                                      £4,580
                                      Christmas to New Years
                                      Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
                                      2 night min stay
                                      £3,006 £3,006
                                      £6,011

                                      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: £4,235 - £6,946 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week). Short Breaks :£2,118 - £6,946 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2 nights). Security deposit: €3000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Energy costs: Included in the rental price. End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
                                      Terms: - Linen & Towels: Included. - Energy costs: Included. - Swimming pool heating: 250 euros. - End of stay cleaning: 350 euros. - Use of cinema: 50 euros. - Arrival time: 5pm. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Allowed. - Smoking: Not allowed. - Prices: The prices on the website are for 26 people. For smaller groups of up to 16 a 10% discount applies. - Wedding/Party: If more than 26 people on grounds there is an additonal 20% to pay. - Other: Operation of cinema in half open stable 50 euro for seven days (professional blue ray quality, wide range of blue ray dvd’s available). - 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 chef of the local restaurant can do the catering for you. This chef can prepare delicious local French dishes such as magret de canard or a confit, a simple but tasty filet de boeuf and divine salads. He likes cooking here and is familiar with the kitchen and the tableware. Prices are between 15 and 40 euros per menu. Reservations can be made up to one day before. You can also opt to use the services of a Dutch catering company on location for an entire week. This service includes breakfast, lunch tea or snacks and dinner for €3800 plus costs of the produce bought. On arrival, your four-poster beds will be made up with fresh white cotton bedding. There will be large loose cotton bath towels and hand towels ready for you to use in the bathroom, along with a large brown bath towel each for the pool. For cooler evenings, there are warm wraps. Our team of cleaners will get to work at 10.00 on the Saturday after your stay. If you would

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                                      Location

                                      The local area is ideal for walking, exploring fine medieval villages, antique markets, horse-riding tours, playing golf and more. There are wonderful villages in the neighbourhood. Castelsagrat (2 km) is the closest village to get bread, a newspaper and a cup of coffee.

                                      A nice place to have lunch is under the medieval open marketplace in Saint Maurin where the owners are friendly and the lunch menu of the day is simple but good. St Maurin is 4 km in the other direction and you will pass Montjoi village on the way which is walking distance fromthe house. Roquecor and Lauzerte are larger villages that have the same charm on their hilltops but are busier with nice restaurants, cafes, boutiques and shops.

                                      The most exquisite address for lunch and dinner and a wonderful experience even for the most spoilt star-restaurant adapt is the three star restaurant of Michel Trama. It’s an absolute must but expensive. His restaurant ��Aubergade?? is internationally renowned and a 10 minute drive at Puymirol. It has been redecorated by famous interior designer Garcia. Don��t be surprised to find celebrities dining here. Lunch and the house wine are great and reasonably priced.

                                      There are daily markets and schedules are announced in the local newspaper. Local farmers sell their produce here. Don��t miss the spring-only strawberry variety “Gariguettes” filling the stands or the bundles of green asparagus. Look out for announcements for antique markets (Brocantes or vide-greniers) on the roadside at roundabouts or intersections.

                                      Moissac (15 km) has a beautiful church and an impressive monastery visited by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Next to the monastery is the Bistro de l‘abbaye on the church square where lunch outside is wonderful in the shade of the magnolia trees.

                                      Toulouse is a one hour drive over a comfortable highway. It������s a beautiful city and perfect for shopaholics. Its easy to reach with the train from Agen. Cahors is a ¾ hour drive and an option for visiting wine estates. A hot tourist attraction is St Emilion; the authentic wine town next to Bordeaux with wine history at every corner. It’s a must but not less than a two hour drive to the west. Bordeaux is a stunning city at 1½ hours.

                                      There is a water-amusement park at Agen (20 km). For small children you should check out the clear clean water of the Séoune at the waterfall at “Rikiki plage??. This is indicated a few kilometres on the D60 to the east. It has a small sandy beach between the trees, a meadow and a waterside tree with a rope tied to it to impersonate Tarzan. Mostly you will be the only ones there but sometimes another family will put their picnic baskets on the meadow too.

                                      There are several horse-back riding facilities in the neighbourhood and there is a small child-friendly one on the way to Roquecor. There is a little restaurant too where the lady of the house makes a perfect steak on the hearth for lunch or dinner.

                                       

                                      Manager info

                                      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 Castelsagrat:
                                      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. 100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA. Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner�������s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book. Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.


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                                      £1,145 - £3,201 per night (GBP)
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                                      13 Bedroom / 10 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 27

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