Chateau Cedre

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 12 Bathrooms: 8
Oliver Approved

Overview

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

The beautiful Chateau Cedre is blessed with its enviable location, half way between Bordeaux and Toulouse in the heart of Gascony and near enough to both the Dordogne and the Lot-et-Garonne.

This listed ‘Monument Historique’ was once an ancient fortress before becoming an Italian palace in the 17th century. Now it provides a setting full of elegant charm and authenticity where guests are treated to ancient stone arches and a majestic courtyard.

The 25 acres of private parkland are rich with 18th and 19th century plantations of Lebanese and Atlas cedar, cypress, oak, Siberian elm and no less than 100 different essences to discover hidden away in the vast grounds.

The south terrace boasts unrivalled panoramic views over the magical rural landscape and the bedrooms in 'the logis' offer views over the valley.

Accommodation at Chateau Cedre consists of two charming guest houses which accommodate up to 24 guests in 12 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms. These comfortable guest houses are full of warm and authentic features such as exposed beams, large fireplaces and terracotta and wooden floors.

The first guest house has 8 large bedrooms, with spectacular views, for up to 16 guests and 6 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living room. The second is ideal for a family with young children as it sleeps 8 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms. Similarly, this house is furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room with fireplace, private parking and a covered terrace. The two properties share a beautiful salt water swimming pool, with ample terrace and barbecue area.

Last but not least, guests at Chateau Cedre have access to a fantastic tennis court and a private fishing lake. There is also a boules pitch, table tennis, table football, badminton and swings, perfect to keep the little ones entertained.

The local villages are abundant with treasures including moonlit markets and Sunday antique and flea-markets. They also boast a delicious selection of locally produced cheeses, foie-gras, wine and Armagnac, with countless vineyards to visit and gastronomic festivals to attend.

For a more active holiday, canoeing, archery, accrobranche, tennis, horse riding and golf are all available nearby and the Landes Forest is ideal for a day of hiking or cycling; making Chateau Cedre perfect for all the family.

The area is steeped in history, with the Séviac Gallo-roman villa (the largest in Europe) only a short drive away, a fortified village and Henri IV Chateau a little further.

Chateau Cedre offers a magical setting rich in beauty, nature and history for the perfect holiday or celebration.

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What you should know…

  • The accommodation is divided between two independent guesthouses, which also makes it ideal for two families travelling together.
  • Chateau Cedre is an impressive and vast estate - please refer to the 'Features' tab for full details of its layout, facilities and further information.

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ Tennis Court Table Tennis Table Football Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site

Olivers Travels guests will enjoy accommodation between two separate guest houses on the large estate; the 'Logis' and the 'Maison'. These offer 12 bedrooms for up to 24 guests (+3 babies) between the two guest houses.

In addition to the two guest houses, Oliver's Travels guests will also have access to a large reception room with kitchen corner for dining, for up to 24 guests.

On the estate and entirely separate, is also another cottage with its own private swimming pool, garden, entrance and parking area which is rented out independently by the owners.

1) The 'Logis' (16 pax)
2) The 'Maison' (8 pax)

The 'Logis'
This guest house consists of 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms for 16 guests (plus 2 babies) with fabulous views onto the valley from the bedrooms.

- Private courtyard garden
- Large loggia

Ground Floor

- Fully equipped kitchen with an American breakfast bar and dining table for up to 16 guests. Dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, fridge, freezer, coffee machine.
- Spacious living room
- Chambre Claude: twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Chambre Odile: twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (disabled access)
- Chambre Valentine: double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Guest WC

First Floor

- Chambre Haute (Bridal Suite): double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Chambre Philippine: twin bedroom with shared bathroom
- Chambre Athénaïs: twin bedroom with shared bathroom
- Chambre Henri: twin bedroom with shared bathroom
- Chambre Marie: twin bedroom with shared bathroom

The 'Maison'
This charming cottage is located in the parkland with views of the chateau and can welcome up to 8 guests (plus 1 baby) in 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

- Private garden
- Private terrace

Ground Floor

- Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, fridge, freezer, coffee machine and dining table for up to 8 guests.
- Living room with fireplace
- Laundry room
- Bathroom with separate WC

First Floor

- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Family bathroom with separate WC

Additional facilities per guest house

- Washing machine & tumble dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Hairdryer

Outdoor facilities

- Salt-water swimming pool (8x12m / depth: 1.40-2.5m), open (subject to change) 9.00-12.00/14.00-18.00
The swimming pool is located to the front of the estate and is for the exclusive use of the guests in the two guest houses (on occasion, the owners of the château may also use it).
- Poolside terrace
- Barbecue
- Off-road parking

Chateau grounds (shared by all three guest houses and the owners)

- Vast gardens and parkland
- Children's swings
- Tennis court
- Table tennis
- Badminton
- Petanque court
- Table football
- Fishing lake (800m from the chateau and on request)

Further information

- The chateau owners live discretely and respectfully in their own residence on the estate grounds
- The chateau has six outstanding reception areas which remain closed, however they can be booked separately and at an extra charge for events or for extra space for a gathering
- The chateau and its reception areas can be booked for weddings and events, however events will not take place when Oliver's Travels guests book the two guest houses as holiday accommodation
- Being a 'Monument Historique', Chateau Cedre is occasionally open for small guided tours of the grounds and in particular the spectacular reception areas which are rich with antiques, oil paintings and grand fireplaces.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Cedre
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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The Lot-et-Garonne region remains one of France's best kept secrets with all the attractive aspects of the Dordogne, yet without the crowds. There are the rolling hills, fields of sunflowers and beautiful, unspoilt countryside to explore and enjoy. Driving the the country lanes you will discover endless traditional market towns, picturesque villages and fruit orchards.

Local to the chateau is the small market village of Mezin where you will find a fortified church and a weekly Sunday market. The main town to visit is Agen with its lively streets with plenty of shopping opportunities and pavement cafes to simply relax and watch life pass you by. The surrounding area also boasts several of France's most beautiful villages which are certainly worth a visit.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Pau- Bergerac/Bordeaux/Toulouse

(110/145/145km)

Nearest Train Station Agen (TGV)

(45km)

Nearest Supermarket Lavardac

(20km)

Nearest Golf Le Golf D'Albret

(19km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Mezin

(4km)

Nearest Village Mezin

(6km)

Nearest Shop Mezin

(4km)

Nearest Tennis On Site
Nearest Beach Bay of Biscay

(140km)

Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

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

3 cots and 3 highchairs are provided free of charge.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • 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:

- Maid service (3 hours) included twice a week
- Additional maid service can be booked
- Welcome pack included

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 wedding of your dreams is sure to be realised at this luxurious 17C chateau, whatever size and type of ceremony and reception you might wish for. Choose from banqueting halls and ballrooms in an elegant historic venue with a palatial Italian influence.  There is a private chapel for a traditional ceremony and a charming courtyard within the castle, ideal for a live band later in the day. For those with a lengthy invitation list there is space for up to 800 guests in the 25 acres of parkland. Wherever you decide to be, you will love the stunning views over the village and valleys, savour the  Armagnac brandy and maybe try out some Gascony delicacies such as truffles and goats cheese.

Wedding Reception
The park of the chateau is able to seat up to 800 people for an outdoor reception while another option for a smaller group would be in the courtyard of the chateau. There are also many reception location options inside the chateau including ‘the grand écuries’ for up to 200 people, the ‘salle des gardes’ for 100 people, the ‘grand salon’ for up to 60 people or the ‘bureau’ or billiards room for smaller groups. Dancing for up to 300 guests could take place in the ancient billiards room or in the courtyard with a hired dancefloor. Music restrictions vary depending on the areas being used for your event but in general music can continue outside until 1am and inside until 4am.

Wedding Ceremony
There is a chapel on site where up to 300 people can be accommodated. Alternatively, there are many other spaces throughout the chateau and its grounds for ceremonies with up to 500 guests. The owners are able to provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
38 people can sleep across 3 on-site venues. Nearby, a further 25 guests would be able to find accommodation in the village, 100 within 6km of the chateau and a further 200 guests between 10 and 20km away. The owners can supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning
The owners are able to recommend an event planner or clients may arrange their own. The venue is happy to provide contacts and suggestions for local suppliers but don’t organise or coordinate the event themselves.

Catering
The owners are able to recommend local caterers or the clients may arrange their own.

Other information
The event can continue later than 4am, but at extra cost.

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 €2500 to be paid via bank transfer prior to arrival.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. for holiday bookings / 9.00 a.m. for weddings.
Departure time 10.00 a.m. for holiday bookings / 6.00 p.m. for weddings.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? €50/day for the Logis and the Maison. Heating of the reception halls is charged separately and based on consumption.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, Bath & Pool towels provided.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €400. 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.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Wednesday or Thursday for weekly rentals (weekend included). Flexible for weddings.
Smoking Allowed? Yes, except in the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from 9-12/14-18 (opening hours subject to change). Please note that the swimming pool is also used on occasion by the owners of the château.
Minimum stay 4 nights for holiday bookings, 3 nights for weddings.
Tax Tourist tax: 0,50€ per night per adult to be paid locally.
Other Ts and Cs Customers are required to have a public liability insurance for 'accommodation' and 'venues'.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and celebrations are permitted on request.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £5,525 £6,600 £7,675 £8,595
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £5,525 £6,600 £7,675 £8,595
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 £5,525 £6,600 £7,675 £8,595

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €6,111 €7,186 €8,261 €9,506
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €6,111 €7,186 €8,261 €9,506
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 €6,111 €7,186 €8,261 €9,506

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $6,741 $7,816 $8,891 $10,486
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $6,741 $7,816 $8,891 $10,486
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 $6,741 $7,816 $8,891 $10,486

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

Reviews

  • Sumptuous and Majestic Chateau

    Created on 04/10/2016

    Thank you for being a part of our wedding. We couldn't imagine a better place. Everything was perfect, from the splendid weather we had, to the sumptuous night we spent dancing in the majestic courtyard. All the guests loved the breathtaking view of the hills and of course the Armagnac … You were fantastic and very helpful hosts, despite our very bad French! Mille merci!

  • Unforgettable Event for us all!

    Created on 24/08/2016

    We wanted to thank you for your very warm welcome, your generous help and kindness. We have fond memories of our special day at the Château, making this event so unforgettable for all of us. Nobody stops reminding us how wonderful this day was. Thanks for letting us make this possible.

  • An exceptional place

    Created on 19/07/2016

    You own an exceptional site, take care of it! We can feel all the hard work you've accomplished for the renovation, into a site full of History. We were delighted and honored to spend our very special day here. The view of the hills from the terrace, at night with the full moon, will remain forever in our memory.

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