Chateau Tournesol

Sleeps: 21 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6
Sleeps: 21 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Special Offer: 15% Discount!
Wedding Venue

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

  • Airport Lounge Passes
  • Champagne Reception 
  • Welcome Hamper 

T&Cs apply

Special offer

Special Offer: 15% Discount!

15% off advertised rates from 1st April to 11th May and from 15th September to 31st October 2018. Discount will be applied at time of booking. Offer valid from 29th October 2017 on holiday rentals only.

Chateau Tournesol is a 17th Century castle situated in the beautiful region of Gascony, it has been lovingly restored by its owners with all the amenities one needs, let's just say it's fit for a king!

The castle will make you feel like you are in another world, set amongst sunflower fields, the atmosphere couldn't be more tranquil and relaxing.

It lies in the centre of a historical region, only 10km from Nerac, where one can visit the castle of King Henri IV of Navarre. There are also many more activities available for you at the castle such as, horse-riding and hot air balloon rides...

Note: guests can choose to rent the whole estate for their exclusive use. For smaller parties, there is the option of booking the individual cottages separately. Please visit Chateau Tournesol - Pool Cottage and Chateau Tournesol - Cedar Cottage for details.

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…

  • The Chateau is set in the most tranquil surroundings, where on one side you see vineyards, and on the other, beautiful fields.
  • There are a few villages not too far from the property where really good restaurants can be found, like 'Le Moulin des Saveurs'.
  • The owners have taken care of this castle so well that they are thrilled to open its doors to guests- the welcome is extremely warm.

What you should know…

  • There are quite a few staircases, however it makes it all more fun to explore.
  • The whole Chateau is available for your exclusive use accommodating up to 21 guests. For smaller parties two lovely cottages are also available for individual rental.

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Bicycles Provided DVD Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site Vill’otel (Like a Hotel!)

Chateau Interior - 7 bedrooms
The Chateau Boasts many huge and wonderful rooms. Mostly Situated in the East wing of the castle the rooms are spacious and comfortable, beautifully furnished and offer magnificent views over the parks.

The Sun Room and The Regent Room (sleep 7 in total)
Situated in the East Wing of the castle, these spacious and comfortable rooms, beautifully furnished, offer magnificent views over the parks. They also offer a lounge-dining room with a small kitchen, from which you can directly access the park.

- Relaxing lounge-dining room, TV, sofa, fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen (traditional oven, micro-wave oven, 4 electric, fridge + freezer)
- Shared access to the swimming pool.

Sun Room - sleeps 4
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
- 1 Bathroom (1 sink 1 bath, & toilet)

Regent Room
- sleeps 3
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed
- 1 bathroom

The Master Bedroom - sleeps 2
- 1 bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom

Cedar Cottage - sleeps 4
Located in the private park the cottage has direct access to the East Wing.

Ground Floor:
- 1 bedroom with 1 double bed and two single beds (extra bed possible)
- 1 bathroom (sink, bath, & separate toilet)
- A covered-up terrace (barbecue, garden furniture)
- Fully equipped kitchen (traditional oven, micro-wave, dishwasher, 3 gas and 1 electric stove, fridge + freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
- Fireplace
- A lounge with TV, 1 sofa.
- Private access to the Cedar Park Shared access to the swimming pool.

Pool Cottage - sleeps 8

Ground Floor
- 1 bedroom with 1 double bed
- 1 bathroom (one sink, a walk-in shower, & separate toilet)
- A covered-up terrace (barbecue, garden furniture)
- Fully equipped kitchen (traditional oven, micro-wave, dishwasher, 3 gas and 1 electric stove, fridge + freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
- Fireplace
- A lounge with TV and two sofas.

First Floor
- 1 bedroom with 1 double bed and one single bed
- 1 bedroom with 3 single beds
- 1 bathroom (one sink, one bath, & toilet)

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Tournesol
<1hr to Airport Walkable Village Walking/Hiking Paths Rural Location Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Chateau Tournesol is situated in the region called “Pays d’Albret” which is famously rich in history. In between the Landes and the Gers, the smell of the pine trees mingle with the fragrance of armagnac.

The city of Nerac which is its small capital, is a great starting point to explore the beautiful countryside and nearby Chateaux during your stay.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport La Garenne airport Agen

(21-25 Km)

Nearest Train Station TGV SNCF Agen

(21-25 Km)

Nearest Village Espiens

(1 Km)

Nearest Town/City Nerac

(10 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Nerac

(10 Km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Nerac

(10 Km)

Nearest Shop Nerac

(10 Km)

Nearest Supermarket Nerac

(10 Km)

Nearest Beach Mimizan

(1 Km)

Nearest Golf Barbaste

(11 Km)

Nearest Tennis Espiens
Nearest Piste Pyrenees

(Over 100 Km)

Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat : x 2
  • Mattress protector : x 10

Onsite Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Property host
  • Meal delivery (at extra cost)
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.
With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Bath and pool towels
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group

A concierge to organise:
- Day trips
- Babysitting
- Catering
- Airport transfers
- Fridge stocking

Cost: €136 per person per week

Interested?
Just let us know in your booking notes if you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option or contact us for more details!

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

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!

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.

Event information

Allow Chateau Tournesol to be the venue for your dream wedding or celebration. With the 17th Century castle as your backdrop, the grounds can cater for up to 200 guests. A wedding planner can be arranged to assist in the organisation of caterers, music and photography; permitting your dream to become a reality.

Starting from May 2018, there will be permanent wedding packages of 3, 4 or 7 nights.

Capacity
- Weddings can be held outside on the back terrace in front of the vineyard, in the chateau courtyard or for in one of the salons in the chateau itself.  
- Outdoor reception 120+ people, marquee on grounds if needed
- Indoor reception up to 50 people
- You can have the ceremony onsite in one of the many outdoor spaces or in the a nearby village church

Accommodation
- We can comfortably accommodate up to 21 people on site between 2 guest houses and 3 guest rooms. The guest houses, rooms and grounds are fully equipped with modern amenities.  
- The chateau is just 5 minute drive from a larger town with multiple hotels and B&Bs that can accommodate up to 80+ guests.
- The site will be 100% privatised for you and your guests for the entire length of your stay.

Catering
Authentic French Wedding reception dinner menus can be provided upon request.

Costs and Other services
Château Wedding Supplement: There is a wedding supplement which includes use of the properties facilities by outside vendors, tables and chairs for the wedding reception.

Wedding Planning: It is compulsory to use our wedding planning service.  There are different options available. Basic service includes making arrangements and coordinating with all wedding vendors and service providers and helping with extra guest accommodation and transport.  

- Live Bands
- Photographer
- Florist: depending on your floral and decoration needs
- Guest shuttle service: on demand
- Bridal Hair and Make-up
- All other necessary service providers

Please note any event rental may be subject to additional charges (that will be pre-agreed) on top of the published rental amount. This is to cover the extra costs associated with putting on a wedding. Please contact stephanie@oliverstravels.com for further details.

Terms & Conditions

 

 

Arrival time After 4 Pm
Departure time Before 10 Am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No
Pool heating charge? No
Changeover day Saturday in high season (please enquire for other arrival days in high season) and any day outside high season.
Tax €1.50/person/night. 12 years and under free
Minimum stay Holiday rentals: 2 nights. Weddings: 7 nights in high season, 2 nights otherwise.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 21 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - March 31st 2018 £2,374.58 £4,373.78 £7,164.17
March 31st 2018 - June 30th 2018 £3,031.38 £4,370.13 £9,270.98
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £12,731.81
September 1st 2018 - March 30th 2019 £3,031.38 £4,370.13 £9,270.98
March 30th 2019 - June 14th 2019 £3,031.38 £4,370.13 £9,270.98

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 21 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - March 31st 2018 €2,597.36 €4,596.56 €7,836.30
March 31st 2018 - June 30th 2018 €3,315.78 €4,654.53 €10,140.78
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €13,926.30
September 1st 2018 - March 30th 2019 €3,315.78 €4,654.53 €10,140.78
March 30th 2019 - June 14th 2019 €3,315.78 €4,654.53 €10,140.78

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 21 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
December 11th 2017 - March 31st 2018 $3,057.57 $5,056.77 $9,224.79
March 31st 2018 - June 30th 2018 $3,903.30 $5,242.05 $11,937.59
June 30th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $16,393.87
September 1st 2018 - March 30th 2019 $3,903.30 $5,242.05 $11,937.59
March 30th 2019 - June 14th 2019 $3,903.30 $5,242.05 $11,937.59

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since 2011

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The surrounding countryside and vineyards, the imprint of history in the chateau, thee 55 hectares which provide magnificent views. Its the ideal location for a group of friends to gather at an exceptional venue and escape reality for a few days.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was in 1676 that Paul Mazelières, Governor of Albret, became the owner of the fief of Espiens and built the Castle inspired by the shape of the Tuileries after approval and ratification by letter of Louis XIV.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Discover the regional wines and Armagnac.

Really eat?
Foie Gras

Really see?
Let yourself be guided along the roads of the region to the discovery of the many Bastides.

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The 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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Reviews

  • Blissful and stunning

    Posted by Annabelle on 08/06/2016

    What a stunning Chateau, a complete dream and incredible stay! We stayed here for 3 nights after coming for a wedding in the South of France. This was the perfect stay after a busy few days! Perfect and peaceful with the most beautiful views from every direction. Philippe who welcomed us when we arrived was the perfect host and always happy to help. He gave us two amazing recommendation to eat for lunch and supper which both were superb. Definitely would recommend. Thanks again!

     

     

     

  • Fantastic place... a must!!!

    Posted by Mike B. on 08/06/2016

    We were looking for somewhere to stay for a few days to relax.......and wow, we found somewhere special. This truly is a magnificent Chateau set in acres of vineyards. Philippe is fantastic, talking us through the history of the Chateau and vineyards. I'm not sure if it was just being in the moment, but the 2012 Chateau De Tournesol wine (red) was rather special. Philippe also provided us with some great recommendations for food and local site seeing. The rooms and bathrooms are vast, we had our own kitchen and lounge and the breakfast provided was plentiful with good variety. We've enjoyed Tournesol so much we're staying an extra night. Serene, peaceful, tranquil, extremely well kept......a must!!

     

  • Magnigicent!

    Posted by Ben C on 23/05/2016

    The chateau is magnificent, the accommodation is clean and spacious. We enjoyed the calm, the parkland, the swimming pool and the warm welcome. We will return!

  • Magnigicent!

    Created on 23/05/2016

    The chateau is magnificent, the accommodation is clean and spacious. We enjoyed the calm, the parkland, the swimming pool and the warm welcome. We will return!

  • Magnificent!

    Created on 23/05/2016

    The chateau is magnificent, the accommodation is clean and spacious. We enjoyed the calm, the parkland, the swimming pool and the warm welcome. We will return!

  • Très bel endroit parfait pour un séminaire

    Posted by Claire J. on 11/12/2015

    Au coeur de la nature et des vignes. Nous avons passé 2 jours de séminaire et 2 nuits au château de Mazelieres, tout était parfait. Le châtelain est très sympa et à l'écoute. Mention spéciale pour le foie gras (et l'atelier pour apprendre à le préparer), les chambres immenses et le calme. Je recommande!

     

  • The highlight of our trip

    Posted by Emma N. on 26/08/2015

    I stayed at this chateau with a group of friends and my parents. We were secretly hoping it would be as good as the photos and our expectations (we kept joking that something this good surely couldn't be real). Well it was. And not only was the chateau beautiful, we were treated to some of the best hospitality from our host Philippe. We were really made to feel at home, and our entire group (10!) were invited to have a drink with Philippe. The pool was the perfect place to relax beside on the hot days and it was hard to leave after our three night stay. We hope to be able to return.

     

  • More beautiful than in the pictures

    Posted by Sid D. on 03/08/2015

    My girlfriend and I spent a weekend at the Chateau in June and totally fell in love with the place and our amazing host, Philippe! He was so friendly and accommodating. We were there for a wedding in the area and he even ironed my suit for me! Every morning we had breakfast outside overlooking the manicured vineyard and went for a walk around the Chateau grounds. It is such a serene experience and an excellent value for the money. My girlfriend loved the vintage claw tub, we stayed in the Chateau and the room was extremely spacious with views of the vineyard and wedding chapel. Although we didn't get a chance to check out the pool, we walked by to check it out and it looks even better than what you see in the pictures. As stated previously, we were there to attend a wedding and the location is so secluded, getting a taxi is something that must be arranged ahead of time. Again, Philippe responded immediately to my email when making the booking and had the taxi ready for us for every trip over to the where the wedding was being held. Although there is Wi-Fi at the Chateau, this is the perfect place to unplug and drink in the atmosphere. For families and couples alike, this is one of the best experiences in the region.

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+ FREE Champagne reception
+ FREE Airport Lounge Passes

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