Chateau Ferme

Sleeps: 16 - 26 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 11
Sleeps: 16 - 26 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 11

Overview

Recommended

Early Bird Offer! Book by 31st of Jan for:

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

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Chateau Ferme is an authentic tobacco farm situated on the borders of Tarn et Garonne and Lot et Garonne, a region sometimes known as the Tuscany of France. This beautiful estate is set in a sweeping landscape, where the laughter of large groups of melon pickers or 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, making it ideal for a stay with family, friends or other groups. 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. And if you feel like an outing, there is lots to see in the surrounding area, with plenty of nature, medieval villages on hilltops and local markets.

**Please note that for smaller groups of up to 16 a 20% discount has been applied to the website prices.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

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Oliver Approved

What Oliver loves…

  • Quirky cinema room within the barn with a large selection of films
  • Wood Fire pizza oven - great for pizza nights! All dough and toppings can be pre-prepared for you
  • The pool is heated with wonderful views
  • The local village is a short walk away from the property

What you should know…

  • No English satellite TV
  • The formal dining room is in a separate building, however you will be taking your meals on the veranda outside the kitchen (weather permitting!)    
  • Despite the rural location, Wi-Fi is available. However, the signal may be weak from time to time.

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Pets Welcome All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Games Room Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)

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 château. 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 (20x5m) 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 gardener (caretaker) will take care of the rest.

The total garden area is more than 2 hectares in total.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Ferme
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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 from the house. Roquecor and Lauzerte are larger villages that have the same charm but are busier with nice restaurants, cafes, boutiques and shops.

The most exquisite place for lunch and dinner and a wonderful experience 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. 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 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. 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village Montjoi

(1.5km)

Nearest Shop Minimarket in Castelsagrat

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(walking distance)

Nearest Restaurant

(walking distance)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Cot(s) High Chair(s)

Onsite Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Pool Inflatables

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.
 
A team of cleaners will get to work at 10.00 on the Saturday after your stay.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

- Swimming pool heating: 250 euros.
- Wedding/Party: If more than 26 people on grounds there is an additional 20% fee. It is permitted to bring extra air beds and tents!
- Operation of cinema in half open stable 50 euro for seven days (professional blue ray quality, wide range of blue ray dvd’s available).

Security deposit 3000 euros, if no damages: promptly returned to your account two weeks after your stay.
Arrival time 5 p.m.
Departure time 10 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included.
Pets welcome? Pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? 350 euros.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Insurance 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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 30th 2017 £2,885.97 £3,487.02 £5,771.94
December 30th 2017 - April 21st 2018 £2,885.97 £3,487.02 £5,771.94
April 21st 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - £7,860.56
May 19th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - - £6,691.53
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - £7,969.76
August 25th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - £6,691.53
September 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 £2,885.97 £3,487.02 £5,771.94
December 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 £2,885.97 £3,487.02 £5,771.94
April 20th 2019 - May 18th 2019 - - £7,860.56
May 18th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - £6,691.53

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 26 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 30th 2017 £3,607.46 £4,358.77 £7,214.93
December 30th 2017 - April 21st 2018 £3,607.46 £4,358.77 £7,214.93
April 21st 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - £6,288.45
May 19th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - - £8,364.42
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - £9,962.21
August 25th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - £8,364.42
September 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 £3,607.46 £4,358.77 £7,214.93
December 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 £3,607.46 £4,358.77 £7,214.93
April 20th 2019 - May 18th 2019 - - £6,288.45
May 18th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - £8,364.42

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 30th 2017 €3,163.44 €3,764.49 €6,326.88
December 30th 2017 - April 21st 2018 €3,163.44 €3,764.49 €6,326.88
April 21st 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - €8,616.30
May 19th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - - €7,334.88
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - €8,736.00
August 25th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - €7,334.88
September 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 €3,163.44 €3,764.49 €6,326.88
December 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 €3,163.44 €3,764.49 €6,326.88
April 20th 2019 - May 18th 2019 - - €8,616.30
May 18th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - €7,334.88

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 26 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 30th 2017 €3,954.30 €4,705.61 €7,908.60
December 30th 2017 - April 21st 2018 €3,954.30 €4,705.61 €7,908.60
April 21st 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - €6,893.04
May 19th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - - €9,168.60
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - €10,920.00
August 25th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - €9,168.60
September 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 €3,954.30 €4,705.61 €7,908.60
December 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 €3,954.30 €4,705.61 €7,908.60
April 20th 2019 - May 18th 2019 - - €6,893.04
May 18th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - €9,168.60

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 16 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 30th 2017 $3,728.38 $4,329.43 $7,456.77
December 30th 2017 - April 21st 2018 $3,728.38 $4,329.43 $7,456.77
April 21st 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - $10,155.05
May 19th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - - $8,644.78
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - $10,296.13
August 25th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - $8,644.78
September 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 $3,728.38 $4,329.43 $7,456.77
December 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 $3,728.38 $4,329.43 $7,456.77
April 20th 2019 - May 18th 2019 - - $10,155.05
May 18th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - $8,644.78

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 26 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 15th 2017 - December 30th 2017 $4,660.47 $5,411.78 $9,320.96
December 30th 2017 - April 21st 2018 $4,660.47 $5,411.78 $9,320.96
April 21st 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - $8,124.03
May 19th 2018 - June 23rd 2018 - - $10,805.98
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - $12,870.15
August 25th 2018 - September 22nd 2018 - - $10,805.98
September 22nd 2018 - December 29th 2018 $4,660.47 $5,411.78 $9,320.96
December 29th 2018 - April 20th 2019 $4,660.47 $5,411.78 $9,320.96
April 20th 2019 - May 18th 2019 - - $8,124.03
May 18th 2019 - June 18th 2019 - - $10,805.98

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Reviews

  • Wonderful stay

    Posted by Juliet O. on 17/07/2015

    We had a marvellous stay for two weeks and the house was wonderful for a large group greatly enhanced by the additions in the kitchen. This really made the chef's work so much easier and ours!!

    The house has a lovely atmosphere and of course the area is beautiful and so unspoilt. Sitting outdoors by the kitchen and in the courtyard was not all successful as far too hot. We moved the tables to under the cedar tree in the front and this was beautiful, under the wonderful old cedar tree.

    Full marks to the three concierges. They were marvellous and could not have been more helpful.

  • We had a wonderful time

    Posted by Jodie Chapman on 08/12/2011

    A late thank you for the lovely stay my family and I enjoyed at Chateau Ferme in September. It is a beautiful place and we had a wonderful time. Two dishwashers was really helpful for 26 people, and there were plenty of plates, glasses etc which was really useful. We also loved the outdoor cinema and thought that set the chateau apart from other options.

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