Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 5
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Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids

In the heart of the 'Bourbonnais', in the Auvergne region, just 25km from Moulins, sits Chateau du Marquis de Tracy, built during the reign of Louis XIII, and the source of inspiration for Georges Simenon and his novel, the 'Saint Fiacre Case'.

Nestled in the heart of an English style park of 20 hectares, kept cool by 2 ponds, the elegant Chateau du Marquis de Tracy will comfortably accommodate up to 15 adults (3 extra beds for children and 1 baby bed) in 8 bedrooms. It is fully equipped with all modern facilities such as Wi-Fi access throughout the castle. However it still maintains the charm of an authentic castle with everything you need for your leisure, including a private swimming pool.

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.
Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • No heating in the pool
  • Pets not allowed

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Table Football DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The chateau is adorned with antique decoration, wood panelling, large fireplaces, paintings and hangings. There are five large bedrooms, each one with a bathroom (with bathtub and showerhead) and a flat screen television. Three smaller bedrooms, each with a television, share a common bathroom (also with a bathtub and a showerhead).

There is a large living room, a smaller one that also serves as a library, a dining room, and a further room equipped with Sat TV with international and sport channels, DVD and video. Each of these living areas has a large antique fireplace. The kitchen and laundry are fully equipped for your convenience.

Outside there is a wonderful terrace with garden furniture, a vegetable garden, a table football table and a large swimming pool with sunbeds.

Facilities include: BBQ, petanque ground, Wi-Fi access throughout the castle, washing machine and dryer, dish washer, microwave, 2 ovens, cooking tools, Satellite TV, 2 fridges with freezer.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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There are plenty of hikes to do around the castle and the lakes. The fun park of "Le Pal" is located less than 20 km from the castle. The National Center for stage costumes is within 25 km in the heart of the historical city of Moulins.

Further places of interest include:
- the thermal center in Bourbon Lancy (20 km)
- the beautiful arboretum of Baleine (30 km)
- the departement of Allier with around 500 castles, 40 of which open their doors to visitors, such as the castle of Saint Aubin (20 km)
- the golf of Bourbon Lancy (15 km)
- the racetrack of the Bourbonnais (15 km) which offers activities such as karting and steering. You can also rent canoes at 20 km.

 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Clermont Ferrand

(131km)

Nearest Village Paray le Frésil (500m)

(500m)

Nearest Town/City Bourbon Lancy

(15km)

Nearest Restaurant La Chapelle aux chasses

(6km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bourbon Lancy

(15km)

Nearest Golf Bourbon Lancy

(15km)

Nearest Supermarket Garnat

(4km)

Region

Renowned throughout the world for its venerable wines, Burgundy is an essential destination for those who appreciate the finer aspects of the winemaker’s art. This is a region where you can visit some of the oldest and most prestigious vineyards in the world and taste wines that are regularly regarded as the best France has to offer (which is saying something). As one of the richest regions of France for hundreds of years, Burgundy also offers a wealth of history and culture as well as beautiful landscapes that offer the adventurous visitor plenty of stuff to do, even if it’s just a walk to admire the scenery. If you’re booking one of our fantastic villas and chateaux in Burgundy, you’ll want to read this fantastic Burgundy travel guide to find all the best things to do, see, eat and drink. 

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
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.

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.

- Prices include daily cleaning (two hours per day except Sundays) as well as end of stay cleaning and housekeeping.
- Additional hours of cleaning, cooking or table service are 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!

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

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit The tenant will have to send a bank transfer of €500 for the security deposit within 30 days of arrival or pay in cash upon arrival. The amount will be returned in full within 3 days of departure if no damage is noticed.
Arrival time 17.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Electricity and wood for the fireplaces are included in the rent.
Linen & towels included? Linen included but please bring your own bath towels and pool towels.
Pets welcome? no
Changeover day July & August: Saturday. Rest of the year: flexible.
End of stay cleaning included? Included.
Smoking Allowed? Yes, Ground Floor Only.
Insurance It is compulsory for the tenant to hold liability insurance during his stay at the castle. The keys will not be delivered to the tenant if he fails to produce such a document upon arrival.
Minimum stay 1 week
Heating costs included? Included.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - May 25th 2019 £2,622
May 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £2,525
Jun 29th 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 £3,204
Feb 29th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,622
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,525
Jun 27th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 £3,204

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - May 25th 2019 €2,903
May 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €2,795
Jun 29th 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 €3,548
Feb 29th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,903
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,795
Jun 27th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 €3,548

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - May 25th 2019 $3,238
May 25th 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $3,118
Jun 29th 2019 - Feb 29th 2020 $3,957
Feb 29th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $3,238
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $3,118
Jun 27th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 $3,957

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?
Acquired by the family d’Estutt de Tracy through an alliance with the daughter of the Minister of Finance of the Duc de Bourbon in 1640, the castle has been in the family ever since.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Our family was born here but what we can say is that there is a warm and friendly atmosphere, it’s a very special place. You feel like you are in a bubble when you are here, the silence, the nature around, it is a very peaceful place.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Some members of the family particularly distinguished themselves throughout times, such as Antoine (1754-1836) who represented the nobility during the Etats Généraux, before joining theTiers d’Etat.
Commander of cavalry under the Marquis de La Fayette, he was imprisoned in 1793. He was a pupil of Buffon and Lavoisier, and took advantage of this forced rest to develop his philosophical system known as the "ideologists". He then became senator until 1814, and was elected permanent member of the French Academy.
His son Victor Estutt, Marquis de Tracy (1781-1864), served in the army until 1818, and was elected Deputy of Allier and appointed Minister of the FrenchNavy in 1848. He also developed a passion for agronomy and devoted himself to the development of the Sologne area. He was a close friend of Mathieu de Dombasle, and ended up being the first one to make use of his famous plough.
The portraits of Victor de Tracy and his wife Sarah Newton, niece of Isaac Newton, are still displayed in the Castle library.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?

This charming dwelling was for the writer Georges Simenon the inspiration for one of his most famous novels, the so called Affaire Saint-Fiacre. Yann Arthus Bertrand, friend of the family visited the castle many times.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should really do?
The national center for stage costumes in Moulins: Since its opening in 2006, almost 600,000 visitors have been captivated by this magical site displaying opera, dance and theatre costumes. Pieces of a collection that is unique in the world made up of 10 000 costumes or more than 20,000 elements.
The mysterious Mantin house in Moulins: In the XIX century, a rich bourgeois left is house to the city when he died. The obligation was to keep the house closed for a century and to reopen it, in order to show the people how life was then.
The arboretum of Baleine.
Visit the caves of Saint Pourçain and try the local wine.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
There are so many castles to see in our region (around 500), the castle of Saint Aubin is one of them. We know some owners and can advise you in your choice.

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Reviews

  • Lovely Chateau

    Posted by Rachel on 01/09/2017

    We loved the space in and around the chateau - perfect for the children. The kitchen was not very well equipped, we had to buy a salad drier but overall we were very well suited.

  • Fantastic location for a large family gathering

    Posted by James S on 18/08/2016

    We had a great week celebrating a family birthday. The owners are so helpful and welcoming and the chateau itself is spacious, well-kept and with a grandeur ( a bit faded, it's true, but this is reflected in the very reasonable price) that we all enjoyed. May well go back!

  • Beautiful Ambience

    Posted by Martin on 26/11/2014

    We stayed in Chateau Du Marquis de Tracy for a week. I have organized a photographic workshop with 3 models und 4 photographers. Of course (and fortunately for us), the Castle is not new and you feel the history everywhere, but this was exactly what we where looking for. Every room has his own history and ambience and we found many interesting places to photograph. We felt very welcome by the hosts and got all services and help we needed. The models loved the swimmingpool in the garden. The bedrooms in an oldfashioned stil are very spaceful and comfortable. We enjoyed the evenings, when we were sitting in front of the fireplace and relaxed after a strenous shotting day.
    Thank's again to Esmeralda and Victoire de Tracy for their hospitality.

  • The best place to stop when you are traveling

    Posted by Liany on 26/11/2014

    We were traveling from the east to the south of France and stopped at Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy. We were perfectly welcomed by the staff and the rooms were so beautiful and big. This is a Classy Historic place!

  • A beautiful environment

    Posted by Henri on 26/11/2014

    Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy is a perfect place, the environment is fantastic for having the best weekend ever with friends and family! The living room and the games room are just so great!

  • Exeptional experience

    Posted by Ardien on 26/11/2014

    an excellent weekend at Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy! I recommand this place to everyone! The Chateau is so beautiful, Beautifully decorated and even though its so big, the place is nicly warm! Also a beautiful environment to make everything just perfect

  • Such a nice place

    Posted by Agnes on 26/11/2014

    We had a great time with the family at the fireplace, we had so much fun, Chateau Du Marquis is known for its history and lies in the most beautiful place ever!

  • I want to come back!

    Posted by Daniele on 26/11/2014

    We had the best few days at Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy, a lot of compliments to the owners! Chateau Du Marquis was so comfortable and equiped like a good place is suppose to be when you are staying with 14 people and kids. The immens garden made it possible for everyone to enjoy themselves! It was worth every penny!

  • Magnificant environment!

    Posted by Celine on 26/11/2014

    we had the best time in this magnificant Chateau where we stayed with the family, The Chateau has such a rich history, even the kids had a great time, they made use of the pool and the big garden! We were so lucky to be able to find this great place!

  • Great Holiday!

    Posted by Marc on 26/11/2014

    I had the best 2 weeks at Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy! Such calm place, I loved the place, just perfect for all people of all ages to have the time of their lives.

  • Beautiful Ambience

    Created on 26/09/2013

    We stayed in Chateau du Marquis de Tracy for a week. I have organized a photographic workshop with 3 models und 4 photographers. Of course (and fortunately for us), the Castle is not new and you feel the history everywhere, but this was exactly what we where looking for. Every room has his own history and ambience and we found many interesting places to photograph. We felt very welcome by the hosts and got all services and help we needed. The models loved the swimmingpool in the garden. The bedrooms in an oldfashioned stil are very spaceful and comfortable. We enjoyed the evenings, when we were sitting in front of the fireplace and relaxed after a strenous shotting day.
    Thank's again to Esmeralda and Victoire for their hospitality.

  • Feel like a nobleman/noblewoman for a week

    Posted by PD B on 07/12/2011

    The setting was beautiful, the chateau still has a lot of its original splendour. Plenty of space to host 3 to 4 families with children. Not too far south, so nice location to travel to from Belgium, Netherlands.

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