Chateau Beaux Champs

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Overview

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In the heart of rural Gascony, uniquely created using local stone and surrounded by a 500-acre estate featuring wild deer and boar, this family château is a remarkable place to stay.

Step back in time into the characterful interiors of this 8-bedroom château featuring antique furnishings and a rustic yet classic style. Records show that Château Beaux Champs dates as far back as the early 15th century and it has been the home to important aristocratic French families over the years. 

Presently, beautiful features such as the sweeping staircase, grand fireplaces and rolltop baths add to the historic yet homely ambience whilst there are modern comforts throughout such as Wi-Fi, Sonos speakers in nearly every room and Netflix. The elegant kitchen is the perfect place to cook up a Gascon feast with its large Aga and Smeg oven, which can be served by candlelight in the dining room or out in the gardens on a warm summers evening. You can also make the most of the catering options offered by the owner's talented daughter including meal deliveries and brilliant barbecues.

During the day the swimming pool affords magnificent views of the Pyrenees in the distance or take a dip in the evening as the pool is beautifully lit up at night. Relax in the gardens whilst the kids play boules or croquet before heading out to the woodland to build dens in the vast and wonderful grounds. There is even a 14-acre lake, perfect for fishing or simply take out the rowing boat for a picnic in breathtaking surroundings as you appreciate the space, peace and quiet around you.

The largest organic farm in Gers, this is a fascinating area and there are some wonderful walking trails through the estate and beyond; indeed this region is a paradise for walkers, hikers and cyclists. Keen golfers only need to head 20 minutes north to Eauze whilst families are spoilt for activities from horse-riding to swimming and kayaking or simply picnicking by the local lakes within a short drive.

As well as shops and restaurants, the local village has a lovely Farmer’s market on a Monday morning or head to Eauze on a Thursday where you can buy oysters, bread and cheeses amongst other delicious local products in the remarkable market before enjoying foie gras and local duck in one of the excellent restaurants.

There’s an abundance of idyllic villages nearby from Lectoure to Fourcès whilst the beautiful cities of Auch and Pau are also worthy of a wonderful day out. Or simply head to the River Adour where you can walk peacefully by the riverside with its tumbling waterfalls and pools, finding the perfect spot for a picnic, fishing or bird-watching.

After making the most of all that this remarkable region has to offer, return to the peaceful surroundings of your historic château and with the services on offer and glorious grounds around you, you may never wish to leave.

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What you should know…

  • Maximum capacity at the château is 15 guests across eight main bedrooms. There is also a ninth bedroom with a single bed that can be made available on request, if needed.
  • Check the "Features" tab and Video Tour for details on the layout of each of the bedrooms, with some rooms interconnecting and/or reached via the tower staircases.
  • Children should be supervised around the pool.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Indoor Games Outdoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Interior of Château

Ground Floor

-    Entrance hall and main staircase
-    Grand salon with working fireplace and two sets of French doors opening up to terrace
-    Family TV lounge
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including Aga, Smeg gas and electric cooker, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher and table. Large fridge/freezer in hallway
-    Library
-    Laundry room and access to East Tower staircase
-    WC
-    Office (adults only) with desk, printer and Wi-Fi. Access to West Tower staircase

First Floor

-    Landing
-    Master bedroom with super king-size bed and en suite bathroom with rolltop bath, shower and WC
-    Bedroom 2 with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with rolltop bath, shower and WC
-    Bedroom 3 with two double beds and en suite bathroom with rolltop bath and WC
-    Bedroom 4 with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and WC
-    Tower Bedroom 5 (accessed via East Tower Staircase or via Bedroom 9) with double bed
-    West Tower Bedroom 6 (accessed via West Tower Staircase or via Bedroom 2) with king-size double bed
-    Bedroom 9* (accessed via East Tower Staircase or via Bedroom 3) with single bed

* Bedroom 9 is only opened on request if needed

Top Floor (via East Tower Staircase)

-    East Tower Bedroom 7 (accessed via East Tower Staircase) with double bed
-    East Tower Bathroom with bath, shower and WC

Top Floor (via West Tower Staircase)

-    West Tower Bedroom 8 (loft-style, no door at top of the stairs) with two or four single beds (additional beds on request)

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth: 1-2m) with hard cover. Open approximately April to end-September. Lit for evening/night swimming. Heated when required.
- Pool house with fridge, table and chairs
- Pool terrace with electric shades and sunloungers
- Barbecue
- Boules
- 14-acre lake with rowing boat
- 500-acre of grounds featuring woodland, farmland, wild boar and deer
- Off-road parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- TV with Netflix
- Sonos sound system
- Printer
- 2 x bridge tables
- Boules
- Bikes/kids bikes
- Swing
- Washing machine and dryer
- Ironing facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Beaux Champs
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Beaux Champs is located in rural Gascony in a 500-acre estate with woodland, organic farmland, deer and boar and a 14-acre lake which is suitable for fishing and has its own rowing boat. The owner has created some wonderful walks through the estate and guides can be provided to guests. You can even camp out for an adventure under the clear starry skies at night.

The local village is a 4km drive and here you will find cafes, restaurants, a pharmacy and a small supermarket as well as tennis courts. The Farmer’s market is on a Monday morning and there are regular Vide Greniers (garage sales) which are popular with locals and visitors alike. There is also an unusual but charming English pub around a 5-minute drive away. 

Just a little drive further through the woods you will find a lake with summer waterslides and a sandy beach plus area where you can picnic or barbecue as well as lakeside walks and a centre for paint-balling and tree-top activities.

Another village, just under 6km away, also has a village restaurant and a market on a Tuesday evening in the summer. Here you will also find another beautiful lake where you can enjoy some summer watersports, play volleyball or go out for a swim. 

Indeed, this is an amazing area for those looking for activities with vast trails suitable for hiking and cycling across the wonderful landscapes and many horse-riding centres across the region. Golf is just 20 minutes away near Eauze whilst families may especially enjoy the waterpark in Gondrin (30km), open in July and August.

This is true Gascony, known also as The Gers, one of France’s most unspoilt and rural regions well known for its vineyards and wonderful gastronomy. One of the best ways to experience its amazing cuisine is by exploring some of the fantastic markets scattered across villages and towns. As well as the market in the local village on a Monday morning, the Farmer’s market in Eauze (22km) on a Thursday is also worthy of a visit where you can buy oysters, breads, cheeses in one of the three different market zones, followed by a delicious lunch of duck and Foie Gras. There is also a great market in nearby Vic-Fezensac (20km) on a Friday or head further afield to the idyllic village of Lectoure (65km) with its beautiful Friday morning market.

Other villages further afield to explore include three of France's ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Fourcès (42km), Larresingle (41km) and Montréal du Gers (36km).

Another wonderful day out is walking by the beautiful River Adour with its waterfalls and pools, a lovely place for all ages with fishing, picnics or bird watching in wonderful surroundings.

Not forgetting some of the great towns and cities of the region such as Condom (47km) with its Michelin-starred restaurant as well as boat rental or Auch (50km), with its old quarter raised high above the Gers river, has an incredible cathedral.  Pau (78km) should be visited for its excellent spa as well as wonderful sightseeing opportunities in this historical city.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse-Blagnac/Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees

(121km/76km)

Nearest Train Station Auch

(47km)

Nearest Village

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(4km)

Nearest Supermarket Local village

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Eauze

(22km)

Nearest Tennis Local village

(4km)

Nearest Golf Golf De Guinlet

(27km)

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

In the vast 500 acres of land around the château there are woodland walks, a vast fishing lake with a rowing boat and opportunities to create dens or even camp out at night.

Just along from the nearby village is a wonderful lake with waterslides and a centre for paint-balling and tree-top activities as well as beaches and spots for picnics and barbecues. There is another lake near the  château which also has a beach, volleyball and watersports such as kayaking.

There is tennis in the local village and horse-riding across the region, including a centre within a ten-minute drive.  Families may especially enjoy the waterpark in Gondrin (30km), open in July and August.

Another wonderful day out is walking by the beautiful River Adour with its waterfalls and pools, a lovely place for all ages with fishing, picnics or bird watching in wonderful surroundings.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Bikes
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games

Extras

Oliver's Extras

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

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!

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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

An enchanting setting with glorious views, celebrate your special day within the grounds of this beautiful French château in the heart of rural Gascony.

Create a romantic ceremony by the tree-lined avenue or across the vast lawns, followed by a wedding feast by the trickling fountain and dancing beneath the stars – the choice is yours and the owners will guide you through the many options across Château Beaux Champs’ estate. A wonderfully converted ‘chai’ barn with oak-beamed ceilings can also be hired for extra space or the perfect all-weather option.

Furthermore, up to 20 guests can stay in the historic château itself, making the most of the spacious bedrooms and reception areas and perhaps taking advantage of in-house catering and other services before and after the special event.

Wedding Reception
Château Beaux Champs can host up to 120 people across its vast grounds. There are many spaces you can use whether it’s an aperitif on the lawn with Gascony views, a meal by the fountain or dancing beneath the wood-beams in the converted ‘chai’ reception area (at an extra cost).

In the case of poor weather, the ‘chai’ can also be rented for a sit-down meal (tables, chairs etc would need to be arranged at a cost).  You can also organise marquee hire if required.  

Dancing can take place on the lawn in the evening (garland lighting can be arranged at an extra cost) or inside the ‘chai’ if you choose to hire this.

There are no music or time restrictions.

Wedding Ceremony
The owners will discuss the best place for a wedding ceremony from many beautiful outdoor spaces. As above, the historic ‘chai’ can also be rented if needed.

An English-speaking celebrant can be provided. If you prefer a priest, this can be looked into.

Where to Stay
Up to 20 people can stay at Château Beaux Champs.

Other guests can usually be accommodated at nearby gîtes – the owners can provide extra information on this.

Transportation to and from the venue needs to be arranged independently.

Wedding Planning
Château staff can deal with most of the event planning requirements, at an extra charge. Alternatively, clients may use their own wedding planner if preferred.

Catering
In-house catering can be provided – please contact us for extra information and quotes.

Other Information
All weddings/events are strictly on request only as each event will need to be considered carefully by the owners before being confirmed.

Events usually take place from May to September inclusive, subject to availability and some exclusions.

Please note that only house guests are permitted to enter the château at any time.

Other than the services mentioned, the owners do not have any exclusive suppliers. They can provide you with contact details of a variety of services including photography, music, flowers, cake, hairdressing etc.

They can also arrange, at an extra cost, up to 500m worth of external garland lighting as well as disco equipment. Furniture/seating etc in the ‘chai’ needs to be hired at an 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 £3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Extra £500 per week or pro rata if applicable, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately beginning-April to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax is included.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings are strictly on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties and other special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Maximum capacity at the château is 15 guests across eight main bedrooms. There is also a ninth bedroom with a single bed that can be made available on request, if needed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 £8,600 £9,890 £11,180 £13,438
Dec 30th 2024 - Dec 20th 2025 £8,600 £9,890 £11,180 £13,438

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 €9,471 €10,892 €12,313 €14,799
Dec 30th 2024 - Dec 20th 2025 €9,471 €10,892 €12,313 €14,799

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Dec 30th 2024 $10,148 $11,670 $13,192 $15,856
Dec 30th 2024 - Dec 20th 2025 $10,148 $11,670 $13,192 $15,856

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Magical

    on 09/08/2023

    We had a wonderful time at Chateau Beaux Champs, we were very well received from the start. The service was top notch and the place is just magical.

  • Everything you could want!

    on 02/06/2023

    Although we had dreamt of a wedding in France for a long time the decision wasn't one taken lightly. Living in the UK we knew it would be difficult for guests to make the long trip across France but as soon as the wedding arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. Just seeing the amazed faces of our family and friends as they all arrived, everyone could see why we had chosen this place.

    The wedding had everything we wanted for the day we are going to treasure forever. With the Chateau situated at the top of the hill, every direction you look you would see the most beautiful surroundings, fields as far as the eye can see.

    All of our guests loved the whole experience, whether they were staying at the Chateau or in the surrounding area there was always plenty to do. The Chateau has a heated pool so you can lap up the sun drinking great local wine whilst the kids run around and play on the large grounds. There were also lots of local activities such as the water park, paintballing and great amenities selling local produce.

    The Chateau itself is treasured by the owners so it was well kept, with lots of large bedrooms to accommodate our family for the wedding. It was also great to hear all the amazing stories and history the Chateau has to tell.

    We truly loved having our wedding here and couldn't imagine it being anywhere else. You won't find many places like this!

  • Wedding venue of dreams

    on 05/08/2022

    Where do I start? Simply the wedding venue of dreams… we couldn't recommend Chateau Beaux Champs enough. We fell in love with the chateau and its beautiful grounds as soon as we laid eyes on it… for us nothing compares. We relaxed the second we drove onto the breath-taking entrance avenue of trees. It's tranquil, rural grounds are that of fairytales and the chateau itself is just divine - we felt at home instantly. The hosts were perfect and went out of their way to ensure our wedding was everything we'd dreamed of. Thank you again to you all- your chateau will hold the most beautiful memories for not only us, but our family and friends. We hope to return in the not too distant future to holiday.

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