Chateau Romance

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

Set in the undulating countryside of the glorious Lot-et-Garonne, Château Romance is an authentic family castle where you can stay in real comfort in beautiful surroundings.

Dating back as early as the 17th century, the château used to be a hunting castle, visited by the King of France and is now listed as a ‘Patrimonie de France’. The château has preserved much of its original character and charm and has been beautifully preserved by the owners allowing guests to feel a great sense of history around them alongside subtle modern comforts. Elegant silk wallpapers, sumptuous fabrics, grand paintings and many other original 18th and 19th century features add to the sense of historic grandeur at Château Romance.

Imagine sipping your morning coffee from the elegant salon looking out of the triple-aspect French windows leading to the glorious gardens. Or preparing breakfast in the recently refurbed kitchen-diner with its sleek kitchen island and characterful fireplace. There’s also a formal dining room with historic artwork adorning the walls, the perfect place for a candle-lit feast with loved ones by the roaring fire.

Eight bedrooms, six of them with king-size beds, have each been thoughtfully decorated and individually styled. The second-floor master bedroom is especially impressive with its canopied bed and free-standing claw-foot tub in the ensuite bathroom. This room is fit for royalty with a true sense of romance as you gaze out of the tall windows towards endless landscapes of the Lot-et-Garonne.

This is a special place where you can find tranquillity and privacy, whether strolling through the vast enclosed parkland or finding a moment of peace amongst the colourful flowers in the beautifully maintained gardens. Admire the backdrop of the historic château from the deep salt-water swimming pool or relax poolside with the summer scent of rosemary and lavender.

There are wondrous views of rolling countryside and vineyards around you; this is an idyllic escape. Yet you are only a five-minute drive from a lovely village with a boulangerie, butchers and supermarket as well as a handful of cafés and restaurants. In July and early August you can swim from the river beach or drive a little further to a neighbouring village on the River Lot to hire pedalos and canoes.

A wonderful way to explore local villages and towns is by visiting on market day to pick up local produce in this amazing gastronomic region; the night markets in July and August are particularly atmospheric. Head to the historic town of Agen to try prunes steeped in local Armagnac whilst wine-lovers also have a great choice of vineyards to visit across the Lot-et-Garonne.

Other great places to explore include Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Nérac, Pujols and even as far as Bergerac and Bordeaux. That said, you may simply prefer to stay close to Château Romance, a beautiful holiday home with a truly historic ambience and glorious surroundings.

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What you should know…

  • There are plenty of steps in this historic château with bedrooms on the first, second and third floors
  • There are four shower/bathrooms in total, two of which are en suite and one is on the ground floor

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Château Interiors (700m2)

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Living room
-    Dining room
-    Main kitchen
-    Summer kitchen
-    Office
-    Games room with book corner
-    Shower room
-    2 x WCs

First Floor

-    3 x double bedrooms
-    Shower room
-    2 x WCs
-    Laundry room

Second Floor

-    Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath tub
-    Living room with TV
-    Dining room with kitchen in the open tower

Third Floor

-    Double bedroom with en suite shower room and WC
-    1 x twin bedroom
-    2 x double bedroom

One of the larger bedrooms on the third floor has an interconnecting door with a smaller bedroom on this floor

Outside Grounds

-    Salt-water swimming pool (12mx5m). Open approx. May to September. Alarm safety mechanism
-    BBQ
-    Al-fresco dining area
-    Hammock
-    Gardens (1000m2)
-    Parkland (enclosed)

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    TV
-    DVD player
-    Laundry facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Romance
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Château Romance is located in the Lot-et-Garonne region in south western France, south of Bergerac and south-east of Bordeaux.

There’s a lovely little village within a 5-minute drive where you can pick up your morning pastries and fresh bread from the excellent boulangerie and there’s also a butchers and a supermarket. You’ll also find a handful of cafes and restaurants. By the River Lot, the village has its own beach where there’s supervised swimming in July and most of August.

There are other beautiful villages dotted along the River Lot, such as Castelmoron-sur-Lot, around fifteen minutes away, where you can hire canoes, pedalos and motorboats in the height of the summer and Villeneuve-sur-Lot, just over half an hour away, a village popular with hikers who can follow the stunning (yet hilly) walking route south to Pujols, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

Indeed, this region offers beautiful countryside for walking, hiking and cycling, horse-riding nearby and a choice of golf courses within a 30-minute drive.

Lovers of great food can explore many authentic morning markets selling wonderful local produce in villages and towns across the Lot-et-Garonne including Aiguillon and Castelmoron-sur-Lot, both within fifteen minutes as well as Pujols (30km), Nérac (38km) and Agen (40km) a little further. In July and August many villages come alive with their atmospheric night markets where you can watch food being cooked at market stalls and enjoy live music and local wine with locals and tourists alike.

Other wonderful places to visit include the 13th century castle-like mill in Barbaste (32km), the pretty village of Nérac (38km) on the River Baise and the pleasant and historic town of Marmande (24km), especially great on market day. Agen (40km) is another great day out with its historical highlights, boat trips on the Canal de Garonne, great parks and even a theme park for the kids! Make sure you try the famous Agen prunes, preferably steeped in Armagnac.

Further afield, you can be in Dordogne in under an hour with Monflanquin (50km, near the border of Dordogne) and Monpazier (68km), two more of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, near enough to visit as well as the famous wine-town of Bergerac (70km) which can be reached in just over an hour.

Heading west the mighty city of Bordeaux (108km) and its glorious vineyards are around 90 minutes away or you could be enjoying chilled white wine and oysters in the bay of Arcachon just two hours by car.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(68km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bordeaux

(112km)

Nearest Village

(3km)

Nearest Shop Butchers/Bakery

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket Near local village

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Marmande/Agen

(24km/40km)

Nearest Golf Golf Marmande

(22km)

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. 

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Kids

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

Château Romance is in a lovely countryside setting, only a 5-minute drive from a local village on the River Lot where there is a river beach with supervised swimming in July and early August. A little further down the river in a neighbouring village a short drive away you can hire motorboats, pedalos and canoes in the height of the summer. Countryside activities such as walking, cycling and horse-riding can also be enjoyed in the region.

Agen is a great place for a day out with the kids; walk in the Passeligne Natural Park following 14km of cycling and walking paths, play sports such as volleyball and football, enjoy the playground followed by a picnic in this relaxing setting.

Just outside Agen is a great tree-top activity centre, Happy Forest, which also has an animal park, laser games, zorb balls and other activities. Thrill seekers will also enjoy a day at Walibi Sud-Ouest, a theme park with all sorts of rides.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service 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):

- Extra cleaning

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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

The grounds of Château Romance offer an enchanting and incredibly private place for a wedding venue whether you are looking for intimate charm of a rather grand event.

Pick your spot in the beautifully maintained gardens for your romantic ceremony, followed by drinks around the swimming pool with the summer scent of lavender and rosemary and the magnificent backdrop of the historic château. Celebrate with family and friends in the open-air barn which can be beautifully lit as night falls or dance away in a marquee decorated for your special occasion.

Wedding Reception
The reception can be hosted in an open-air barn seating up to 100 guests or in a marquee which can be hired in for the occasion, both ideal places for meals and dancing until midnight. 

Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony can be set up anywhere on the château’s grounds with capacity for up to 100 guests. An English-speaking celebrant can be recommended.

Where to Stay
Château Romance sleeps up to 15 guests whilst there is also a small hotel within walking distance for a further 15-20 guests. There are also hotels in local villages that can accommodate even more guests and buses can be arranged as transportation to and from the wedding venue. 

Wedding Planning
A wedding planner can be arranged or clients may use their own.

Catering
Caterers can be arranged or clients may use their own.

Other Information

Events can be held all year round but please note the inside of the château cannot be used for the event (other than by guests staying there).

Seats, tables, lighting and accessories should be rented by the wedding planner or clients to create the necessary event space for the ceremony and reception.

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 €3500 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded two weeks 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? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement may apply (paid locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Flexible (except Sundays).
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from approximately May to end of September. Please note that pool opening times is subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 16th 2019 - Jun 1st 2020 £5,148
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £5,822
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £6,742
Sep 1st 2020 - May 19th 2021 £5,148

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 16th 2019 - Jun 1st 2020 €5,644
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €6,383
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €7,391
Sep 1st 2020 - May 19th 2021 €5,644

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 16th 2019 - Jun 1st 2020 $6,238
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $7,054
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $8,168
Sep 1st 2020 - May 19th 2021 $6,238

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

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
The property has been in the family since 1997.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Chateau Romance is a unique property with magnificent and romantic architecture in an incredible location offering panoramic views over the valleys of the Lot and the Garonne. The tranquillity and beauty of the surrounding nature makes Chateau Romance a place you never want to leave.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Chateau Romance was frequented by French royalty throughout its history and some buildings date back to the French revolution. Kings used the chateau as a hunting castle for hunting wild boar, deer and birds, and as a countryside retreat. Chateau Romance was used by the Templar Riders to store their valuables before they went on their way to fight. It is a place full of history and mysteries.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Chateau Romance has welcomed some very successful entrepreneurs as well as actors and fashion models.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Visit the surrounding area; in particular the local village. 

Must eat?
Duck! Magret, foie gras and the most delicious confit you'll ever taste. Chateau Romance is located in what is called the "Garden of France" and the most sought after fruits and vegetables of the country come from here. Our neighbours and house manager are farmers and offer incredible organic produce at walking distance from Chateau Romance.

Must see?
Vineyards, Abbaye des automates, Buzet-sur Baise, Tonneins market (every Wednesday and Saturday mornings), Laparade, Pujols, Bazens, Faugerolles. There are a lot of beautiful hiking trails, horse riding, thermal spa facility and further information on all activities is available in our house manual upon reservation.

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