Chateau Magique

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Have a fairy-tale holiday at Chateau Magique, a 14th century castle in Aquitaine set on 550 hectares. The extensive grounds include woodlands, a volleyball court, fenced deer park and a games room with table tennis, baby foot and billiards table. The 20m fully enclosed pool has a covered terrace area and shower. You’ll see the estate’s vineyards on the horizon, and guests can sample and purchase from our long list of wines.

Inside, 14 guests sleep comfortably in 7 bedrooms (some modern, some traditional) with 5 en-suite bathrooms and separate 3 shower rooms. You’ll love the large stone fireplace in the main lounge, the chapel and the UK TV and Wi-Fi. With two kitchens, you can self-cater easily for a group, but private chef service and a wedding planner are available for your convenience.

Adventurers will find plenty of nearby outdoor activities, including canoeing, pony trekking, golfing, archery, shooting and a treetop adventure course. The nearby towns of Nerac and Mezin have bustling markets, delicious restaurants and sightseeing.

This castle in the Lot-et-Garonne department is within 1.5 hours of the Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse, Pau and Biarritz airports. TGV trains run to Agen, 30 minutes away.

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What you should know…

  • Usually booked out a year in advance so book quickly!
  • International airports are located at Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse, Pau and Biarritz, all within one and half hour's drive from the château

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Table Football Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Chateau Interior

Ground Floor

- Entrance Hall - oak panelled hallway leading to a large limestone staircase.
- Dining Hall - a wonderful room with an ornate wooden ceiling, large stone fireplace, large refectory table also furnished with a suit of armour and carved cabinets
- Upper Kitchen - fitted upper kitchen with granite work surfaces and stainless steel splash backs, dishwasher, twin sink, microwave, fridge/freezer, SMEG range oven/hob
- Lower Kitchen - with an arched stone ceiling, the kitchen is well equipped including dishwasher, wine chiller, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, oven and hob.
- Store room - wine cellar, chest freezer and two fridges
- Laundry Room – situated off the terrace with two washing machines and a large tumble drier
- Chapel - the ancient chapel of the chateau is the oldest survival on the site (probably 12th century). At a later date, the chapel was extended with a nave in Gothic style, and its northern wall formed part of the main defensive wall of the chateau. It is accessed from a hall way leading from the upper kitchen.
- Main lounge/sitting area - spacious salon with wooden flooring and an abundance of sofas and chairs. The very impressive room features a large stone fireplace. The furniture and furnishings are all in keeping with the historic feel of the room.
- Music Room – an elaborate ornate room with gilt finish and a grand piano, period furnishing, large TV (UK Freeview) and oversized beanbags 
- Games Room – dark wood panelled room, with billiard table and baby foot, walls adorned with hunting trophies, swords, flags and shields.
- Ladies Powder room with separate WC, wash basin and dressing table
- WC with wash basin

First Floor

- Armoury Room (Room 1) - This large room features a four poster bed. The room is partially oak panelled with period furnishing, fireplace and a wonderful southerly outlook over the grounds and parklands. En-suite Bathroom with scroll top bath, twin washbasins, large shower and WC
- Chapel Bedroom (Room 2) – Modern contemporary room, King-size bed, wardrobe and fireplace, window overlooking the Terrace with en-suite bathroom, twin washbasins, large shower and WC.
- Hunters bedroom (room 3) – features a king-size four poster bed, fireplace and original ornately painted ceiling. Southerly facing windows overlooking the gardens, lake and woodland.
- Grey Suite (Room 4) – king-size four poster bed, tastefully decorated with a fireplace and sofa. Door leading to spacious en-suite bathroom, with scroll top bath, washbasin and WC located in its own tower, south facing window overlooking gardens.
-Shower Room (Room 5) – Extra Large walk in shower with washbasin and WC, west facing window overlooking gardens and woodland
- Shower room (Room 6) - Shower, washbasin, WC.
- Four poster Bedroom (Room 7) – King-size four poster bed, fireplace and wardrobe, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.
- Shower room (Room 8) – shower, washbasin, WC.

Second Floor

- Bedroom (Room 14) Twin bed, views over the Terrace, gardens and lake, en-suite with shower, washbasin, WC
- Bedroom (Room 15) King-size bed, dressing room, en-suite with bath, shower, twin washbasin, WC, views over gardens and lake,

Gardens and Grounds

The chateau is set in 550 hectares with its own forest, fenced in deer park, large lake, streams and volleyball court. The main gate leads to the large upper terrace with lawn, flower beds and seating area which overlook the gardens.

Stone steps lead down to the large securely fenced pool of 20x10m and 3.5 deep with BBQ and covered seating area. 

The main drive leads to the front of the chateau with its impressive gates and twin turrets, the drive continues to the chateau’s chais where the wine is made and stored.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Magique
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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The château is situated in the Lot-et-Garonne on the borders of Gascony, famous for Armagnac, wine production, duck and, foie.

The château is located approximately 10 minutes from the towns of Nérac and Mezin which both have bustling markets, fine restaurants, boat trips and plenty of other sightseeing opportunities.

It's also only a 20 minutes’ drive from the Cathedral town of Condom and 30 minutes from the elegant city of Agen.

International airports are located at Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse, Pau and Biarritz, which are all within one and half-hour’s drive. TGV services run from Paris and the Mediterranean to Agen, which is about 30 minutes away.

The château produces its own wine, which is stocked in the Château cellar and available for purchase.

The Château is ideally located for golfers with a good 18 hole course 15 minutes away. There are a variety of outdoor pursuits within 5 minutes’ drive from the château, such as canoeing, tree top walking, horse riding, walking, paintball and waterparks.

If you prefer to relax, you can also book a pamper day with your own beautician at the château, who offers facials, massage, manicures or pedicures.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bordeaux

(139km)

Nearest Ferry port Bilbao

(340km)

Nearest Town/City Nérac

(10km)

Nearest Restaurant Nérac

(10km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Nérac

(10km)

Nearest Beach Mimizan

(140km)

Nearest Golf Golf D'Albret

(13km)

Region

Aquitaine’s reputation as a varied and enchanting destination is well-earned – whether you’re looking for relaxation or excitement, this beautiful part of south-western France is a feast for every one of the senses. To make sure you’re getting the very best of your holiday (and to clue you up if you’re thinking of going) check out our wonderful travel guide – it’s full of tips, info and the things you really shouldn’t miss when you visit unforgettable Aquitaine. 

Download our Aquitaine Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available

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. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Optional maid service (€20 per hour, min 3 hours)
- Private chef service (€400 per day excluding ingredients)
- Catering (buffets from €30 per head or 3-course meals with canapés €50 per head )
- Babysitting (€20 per hour, min 3 hours)
- Wedding Planning service available

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

This 14th Century castle is a magical venue for a once-in-a-lifetime event. Set in 550 hectares of extensive grounds with deer roaming free and distant views of the estate’s vineyards, this is rural southern France at its finest.

Guests can get married in the 12th Century chapel on the grounds or set-up a beautiful ceremony in the courtyard or terrace, followed by a grand feast in the historic grand salon or outside with the chateau as your remarkable backdrop.

As the evening draws in guests can enjoy some of the region’s great wines, including those from the chateau’s estate, and dance the night away. Head outside where the festoon lighting creates a romantic ambience and gaze at the clear sky as the stars shine for your special day.

Wedding Reception
Up to 100 guests can be hosted outside on the top terrace or inside, in the grand salon.

Dancing can carry on in the specialised ‘rave cave’ until as late as you like with no noise restrictions in this area. Outside music can play until 10pm. 

Wedding Ceremony
There is a chapel on site which can seat up to 100 people or you could have an outdoor ceremony in the courtyard or on the lower terrace.

The owners can provide the details for an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 14 people can sleep at the chateau and any extra guests will be able to find accommodation within 10 minutes’ drive of the chateau – there’s a big range available for all styles and budgets.

The owners can supply in-house transport for guests.

Wedding Planning
The chateau has an in-house planner who they ask you to use if you require planning assistance.

Upon booking, you will receive a detail questionnaire so that the owners can help you out with all the suppliers that you will need for your day. 

Catering
The owners will provide all food and drink suppliers for the event.

There is a small corkage fee if you would like to bring your own drinks. The also estate make their own wine and can offer this at very good value for use during you event. 

Other Information
Chateau ask you to use their catering, styling, flower and planning suppliers.

The chateau can provide anything and everything you might need for your event.

All furniture hire is included in the chateau rental.

There is festoon lighting and a bar area also included on the top terrace.

There is a trailer bar with staff available at a small fee.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid to the owner by bank transfer before the arrival and refunded after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Included except in October when charged to expenditure, if required. The cost is approximately €120/day.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short-breaks may be possible on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €350. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors Only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events up to 50 guests are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy must be provided to the owner minimum one month before arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 £11,563
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 £15,787
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £11,563
Oct 1st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 £10,507
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £11,563
Jan 4th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £10,507
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £11,563
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £15,787
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £11,563
Oct 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £10,507
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 £11,563

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 €12,391
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 €16,918
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €12,391
Oct 1st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 €11,260
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €12,391
Jan 4th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €11,260
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €12,391
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €16,918
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €12,391
Oct 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €11,260
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 €12,391

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 24th 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 $14,104
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 $19,256
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $14,104
Oct 1st 2019 - Dec 14th 2019 $12,816
Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $14,104
Jan 4th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $12,816
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $14,104
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $19,256
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $14,104
Oct 1st 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $12,816
Dec 19th 2020 - Dec 25th 2020 $14,104

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Thank you!

    Posted by Sheryl & Paul on 26/11/2014

    Beautiful place! Perfect for a wedding, well done Jo for making it happen!

  • A fairytale come true

    Posted by Victoria & Nicholas Bundy on 26/11/2014

    Thank you Jo for making Victoria and Nick’s day so special and wonderful, a real “fairytale” wedding and the Chateau the perfect backdrop

  • In lost of words to describe this!!!

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    I am lost for words on how the Chateau has enveloped my senses! Nicholas and I chose to be married at Chateau Magique and WOW did it turn out to be the most beautiful day of our lives to date! We feel completely overwhelmed by the beauty, the charm and the history of Chateau Magique.
    We feel very lucky to have shared the Chateau with our family and friends – it has been one hell of a unique experience!

  • Just wonderful

    Posted by Laura and James on 26/11/2014

    We really appreciated the wonderful ambiance, the welcoming hospitality and just being here with the best of friends and a lot of champagne

  • Excellent place

    Posted by Mr & Mrs Ellaby May on 26/11/2014

    Joanne was a fantastic wedding planner from start to finish; she has excellent vision, knows the Chateau inside out which makes you feel extremely comfortable and confident that she knows what works in the space and ensures that she takes into account your preferences too.

  • A true dream

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    “Our time at Chateau de Lys was a true day dream. Imagine great and multiply it by a million. We couldn’t have asked for more and will be returning for our 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and hopefully 50th wedding anniversary. We cannot wait.
    “Jo was sincere, honest, organized, creative and a pure delight to work with. Everything she promised was even better in true life. Please let her take your hand en route to your fairytale wedding. Much love,

  • Most romantic and intimate place!

    Posted by Kim & Darren on 26/11/2014

    One of the best holidays of a lifetime, the most romantic and intimate family wedding in beautiful surroundings.

  • Tranquility itself!

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    Such a lovely tranquil place, a fantastic venue for a wonderful wedding. We feel very privileged to have been able to spend time here we hope to return one day

  • Gorgeous, gorgeous place!

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    Gorgeous, gorgeous place, thank you for the time we have spent at chateau de Lys. The wedding was perfect

  • Great and lovely time

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    We had a fantastic holiday at the Chateau. The grounds and the chateau were right out of a fairytale. Jo and Jean-Marc were very helpful and organized. The regions gastronomy was an eye opener. We simply loved to stay here and hope to return in the future

  • Amazing weekend!!

    Posted by anonymous on 26/11/2014

    What an absolutely amazing weekend, the chateau is simply gorgeous and we will be recommending this place to everyone in

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