South West France Holiday Chateau - This delightful 18th century chateau sits in an elevated position and enjoys wonderful views of the rolling Quercy Blanc countryside. The chateau, which is built around a courtyard with an original stone well and is flanked by square towers at either end of the main facade, has been built in the traditional local white stone. It retains all its original features, and these combine superbly with the warmth and homely comfort of the interior.
The chateau's extensive grounds are mainly laid to lawn, with lavender walks, forest trails, climbing roses and mature trees and shrubs, surrounded by magnificent 360-degree views. You can swim in the large salt water pool, play boules or dine al fresco on the open terrace while enjoying the peaceful and relaxing countryside.
To further enhance the quality of your stay, from June to mid September (and during the Christmas/New Year period) the chateau is fully staffed with housekeeping, butler and cook, to ensure that your holiday is memorably relaxing. This service can also be arranged at various other times of the year, for an additional charge.
The Quercy Blanc region, where the chateau is situated, is dotted with hundreds of charming villages that are well worth visiting, especially on market days when you can sample the excellent local produce of the South West of France. Don't miss a visit to Cahors, with its famous medieval bridge, the Pont de Valentré, its colourful market (every Wednesday and Saturday) and its relaxing pavement cafés ... a holiday in this part of the country will give you a real taste of authentic France.
Sitting room (large open fireplace, TV, DVD/CD, iPod dock) with French doors to terrace and garden view.
Dining room, doors to sitting room and French doors to terrace.
Fitted kitchen, (professional equipment, TV), French doors to terrace.
Double bedroom (1.80m), en suite bathroom, WC, French doors to terrace, garden view. Separate WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), fireplace, garden view, en suite bathroom, WC. Separate WC.
Master bedroom (1.80m four-poster bed), TV, fireplace, garden view, dressing room, en suite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m four -poster bed), fireplace, French doors to terrace, en suite shower room, walk-in shower, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 80cm), (DVD with TV screen): vaulted ceiling and French doors to terrace.
Twin bedroom (2 x 80cm) with door to garden. This bedroom is accessed via the first twin bedroom or via the garden.
The two twin bedrooms share a bathroom & WC.
127 acres of partially enclosed grounds, 12m x 5m private heated salt water pool, lawns, open terrace area with low wall (care with children), dining facilities, boules pitch, trampoline (care with children). Two portable charcoal and gas BBQs. Parking for 5 cars.
Please note: the chateau staff live on the property in two independent cottages: one is located at the entrance to the courtyard and the other is beyond the barn.
Nearest bakery Touffailles under 1 mile, supermarket Montaigu de Quercy 15 mins, Valence d'Agen 20 mins, Cahors 25 miles, Toulouse and airport 58 miles, Bergerac airport 56 miles.
Touffailles tennis under 1 mile (key provided to guests), fishing 1 mile, horse riding 10 mins, parachuting 10 mins, cycle hire at Montaigu de Quercy 15 mins, golf 20 mins.
6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 6 WCs.
12 m x 5 m private HEATED SALT WATER POOL
2 JUNE - 15 SEPT & CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR: FULL HOUSEKEEPING, COOK AND BUTLER SERVICES MORNING AND EVENING - please ask for details
FULLY STAFFED OPTION AVAILABLE OUT OF SEASON AT EXTRA £1,140 PER WEEK - please enquire
High season: full housekeeping, cook and butler services 8am-lunch & 6-9pm for five and a half days per week.
Low season: 4 hours maid service per day, 7 days per week.
WiFi internet. Key to local tennis court in Touffailles supplied to guests.
Extras: Pool heating £150 per week, winter heating, telephone, food shopping service. Full staff hire at £1,140 per week (out of season).