Chateau Ariege

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Sleeps: 10 - 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 8
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Overview

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South of Toulouse, on the edge of the Ariège, you will find the magnificent Château Ariège. Built around the middle of the 19th century for a famous baroness, the beautiful château is surrounded by its own woods and parkland, making it a haven of relaxation.

The château itself has five comfortable bedrooms, all ensuite, as well as elegant reception rooms, a formal dining room with a grand fireplace and a perfectly equipped kitchen. For larger groups of family or friends, the old coach house just behind the château has been converted into a four-bedroom gîte on the first floor and a games room below. The château can be rented by itself for ten guests, with exclusive use of the grounds, or with the gîte offering nine bedrooms in total.

Perhaps ideal for visiting friends or even older teens, the first-floor gîte offers its own living room and kitchen alongside four bedrooms. This accommodation provides flexible and private space, with its own terrace, whilst allowing guests to make the use of the fantastic entertaining spaces in the château as well as the beautiful grounds.

Walk through meadows of wild flowers in the Pyrenees in late spring and summer or spend time visiting some of the area's magnificent cities from rose-tinted Toulouse to magnificent Carcassonne. Delightful villages and beautiful bastide towns can also be explored and don't miss the weekly markets in places such as Mirepoix for the opportunity to sample some local delights.

Set in a 25-acre estate with wonderful views, a large swimming pool and tennis court, Château Ariège is perfect for large family groups or friends, offering space to reflect and unwind all year round.

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What you should know…

  • The 10-person price includes the château only whilst the 18-person price includes the château and the gîte
  • The summer holidays are often booked out over a year in advance so you need to think ahead!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Tennis Court Games Room Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD

1)    Château only – 10 guests
2)    Château + Gîte – 18 guests


Château Interiors

-    Drawing room
-    TV room
-    Formal dining room with fire-place
-    Study room
-    Breakfast room 
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including oven, hob, large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and microwave
-    Utility room with fridge and washing machine and dryer
-    Small double bedroom with en suite shower room (off main staircase)

First Floor

-    Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
-    Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
-    Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath
-    Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath

Gîte Interiors (located behind the château)

First Floor (own entrance)

-    Open-plan living-dining room and kitchen
-    2 x double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
-    Double bedroom
-    Twin bedroom
-    Bathroom with walk-in shower 

Ground Floor

-    Games room with small pool table, table tennis and ball games 

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (approx. 6mx12m) and safety gate/fencing.
-    Pool house and shower
-    Covered terrace for al-fresco dining
-    Brick BBQ
-    Tennis court
-    Treehouse

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    TV (for DVDs only)
-    DVD player and DVDs
-    Table tennis
-    Small pool table
-    Ball games
-    Tennis court
-    Washing machine and tumble dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Ariege
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Less than an hour south of Toulouse, in the Ariège department near the border with Haute-Garonne, stands the beautiful Château Ariège. It’s surrounded by its own woods and parkland in complete privacy, just set back from the main road south leading to the Pyrenees mountains. The local village, just under 5km away, has a useful supermarket and there are a couple of local restaurants within a short drive from the château.

This region is a wonderfully bucolic area which stretches away from the cosmopolitan sophistication of Toulouse down to the rising peaks of the Pyrenees, which are topped with ice and snow even in the late spring. The faraway mountain range, behind which Andorra nestles, serves as a constant point of orientation to the south, dipping in and out of view as you wind your way around the rising and falling lanes.

Walking through the meadows filled with wild flowers in the late spring and summer is a pure joy. Other activities in the Pyrenees include mountain biking, white-water rafting and of course snow-sports in the winter.

Heading back up north, the vibrant city of Toulouse is a fantastic place to visit. It’s named ‘La Ville Rose’ because of the stunning red-brick buildings across the city and the pretty shades of pink that can be found in the narrow lanes of the old town. There are many great restaurants serving regional cuisine, picturesque bars by the Garonne river as well as tapas bars across the city.

For a change of scene, visit the enchanting bastide town of Mirepoix (55km), where the solidly elegant cathedral of St Maurice - its nave the second widest in Europe - gazes down on the medieval square bordered by half-timbered houses fronted by a delightful wooden arcade. The Monday morning market is a particular delight and should not be missed.

From here it is only a 90-minute drive south east to the stunning walled city of Carcassonne (108km), now a UNESCO World Heritage site and an amazing place to visit for the day. Albi 134km) is another incredible UNESCO World Heritage site with a beautiful setting on the River Tarn, as is Auch (88km) with its magnificent old town perched up high; make sure you visit an Armagnac vineyard as well.

Slightly closer to home in Haute-Garonne, discover pretty villages and towns such as Carbonne (17km), Le Cazères (33km) and Fousseret (38km). A little further, Saint Bertrand de Comminges (95km) is thought to be one of France’s most idyllic villages in a wonderful setting looking over the Pyrenees.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(52km)

Nearest Village

(5km)

Nearest Town/City Toulouse

(50km)

Nearest Restaurant

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour

(5km)

Nearest Train Station Toulouse

(50km)

Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Kids

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

Toulouse is a great city for families to explore; discover the city by the little road-train or take a barge boat tour on the Garonne and Canal du Midi. If visiting some of the museums, stop off at Jardin des Plantes, next to Muséum de Toulouse, where you will find a great playground and you may be lucky enough to be there when pony-rides are taking place.

Another place not to be missed for space-lovers is the Cite-Espace, just outside Toulouse, where you can learn all about the universe and see real space craft.

Wake Park La Source (22km) offers water-sports such as paddle boarding and water-skiing as well as an aqua-park with water slides and other inflatables (aged 6+). Other activities include beach volleyball, trampolines, table tennis and more. There is also a go-karting centre and track near the town of Muret, around half an hour away.


Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby proofing

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Treehouse
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD

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


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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1500 paid prior to arrival by bank transfer to the owner and will be refunded up to 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? There are heating charges from October to April, payable locally, depending on usage.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs The 10-person price includes the château only only (5 bedrooms) whilst the 18-person price includes the château and gite (9 bedrooms in total).
Pets welcome? No.
Other Ts and Cs Stag/hen parties and any other special events or celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Weddings are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £1,698 £2,020 £2,343 £2,665 £3,395
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - £3,961
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,698 £2,020 £2,343 £2,665 £3,395
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - £3,961
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,698 £2,020 £2,343 £2,665 £3,395
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - £3,961
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 14th 2021 £1,698 £2,020 £2,343 £2,665 £3,395

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,150 £2,559 £2,967 £3,376 £4,300
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - £5,093
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,150 £2,559 £2,967 £3,376 £4,300
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - £5,093
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,150 £2,559 £2,967 £3,376 £4,300
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - £5,093
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 14th 2021 £2,150 £2,559 £2,967 £3,376 £4,300

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €1,852 €2,174 €2,497 €2,819 €3,703
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - €4,320
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,852 €2,174 €2,497 €2,819 €3,703
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - €4,320
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,852 €2,174 €2,497 €2,819 €3,703
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - €4,320
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 14th 2021 €1,852 €2,174 €2,497 €2,819 €3,703

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €2,345 €2,754 €3,162 €3,571 €4,690
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - €5,554
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,345 €2,754 €3,162 €3,571 €4,690
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - €5,554
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,345 €2,754 €3,162 €3,571 €4,690
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - €5,554
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 14th 2021 €2,345 €2,754 €3,162 €3,571 €4,690

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,040 $2,363 $2,685 $3,008 $4,080
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - $4,760
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,040 $2,363 $2,685 $3,008 $4,080
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - $4,760
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,040 $2,363 $2,685 $3,008 $4,080
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - $4,760
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 14th 2021 $2,040 $2,363 $2,685 $3,008 $4,080

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 11th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,584 $2,992 $3,401 $3,809 $5,167
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - - $6,119
Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,584 $2,992 $3,401 $3,809 $5,167
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 - - - - $6,119
Sep 5th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,584 $2,992 $3,401 $3,809 $5,167
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 - - - - $6,119
Jan 2nd 2021 - May 14th 2021 $2,584 $2,992 $3,401 $3,809 $5,167

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

Reviews

  • We all had a great time!

    Posted by Stephen on 17/08/2019

    It was just as promised and expected Excellent Hosts Loverly part of southern France.

  • Nice family holiday

    Posted by Ailsa on 31/08/2018

    The owners were very helpful and welcoming. The Chateau was everything we had wanted, and set in beautiful grounds. The tennis court and swimming pool were great and kept adults and children entertained. The grounds were great for treasure hunts and cricket matches. We throughly enjoyed our week. Would highly recommend.

  • Fantastic property!

    Posted by Stuart H on 02/09/2013

    Fantastic property. Great hosts. could not have been better.

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