Chateau Des Frontieres

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

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In the foothills of the Pyrenees, Château Des Frontieres is all about authentic French living in wonderful surroundings, whether gathering for a much-needed holiday with family and friends or celebrating your marriage with a bespoke event in timeless style. 

With graceful living spaces, an elegant bar, a fine dining room and pretty bedrooms, Château Des Frontieres exudes old-world charm in every way. Yet contemporary touches have also been added from the impressive Neptune kitchen with its Aga to the reversible air-conditioning and heating in every room. After recent renovations, the owner’s keen eye for refined detail is evident throughout this historic château with such beautiful original characteristics.  

Each bedroom features antique furnishings and works of art alongside luxurious linen, high quality mattresses as well as bathrobes and high-end toiletries in the en suite bath or shower rooms. Amongst the eight bedrooms, the bridal suite awaits with its clawfoot bath standing romantically in the room, perhaps awaiting a newly wedded couple.  

Indeed, this French village château is ideal for a picture-perfect wedding at any time of year, whether feasting by candlelight indoors or seeking summer shade beneath the ancient blue cedar tree, followed by dancing in the barn and cocktails on the roof terrace.

Whatever your reason for staying here, guests are sure to love the six acres of grounds surrounded by forested hills and mountain views. Relax with your coffee as you hear the village bells ring, you may even spot occasional cows or ponies who have come to graze amongst the verdant lawns. Enjoy long summery afternoons by the heated swimming pool, then dine al-fresco poolside as the evening nears in the fresh mountain air.

Set in a village on the edge of the Hautes-Pyrénées and Haute-Garonne, look out for the atmospheric market that is set up by the château’s gates on the first Sunday of every month and watch the Tour de France whizz by in July. This is indeed a classic French setting, yet you are also so close to the border with Spain – drive under half an hour to the Catalan village of Bossòst for Michelin starred dining, lovely shopping and more stunning landscapes.

Elsewhere, visit nearby Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages and on the Santiago de Compestela pilgrimage trail, with its UNESCO listed cathedral. Experience the thermal baths and attractive surroundings of the Pyrenees spa town, Bagnères-de-Luchon.

Further afield, either Lourdes or Carcassonne could be visited within a day or spend time exploring the Armagnac vineyards, idyllic villages and market towns of the Gers, just west of the pink city of Toulouse, La Ville Rose.

That said, closer to home there are so many ways to appreciate the incredible region around Château Des Frontieres from hiking, cycling and river-rafting to horse-riding and playing golf with the most spectacular Pyrenees scenery around you. 

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What you should know…

  • Look out for the monthly village market that takes place at the gates of the château on the first Sunday of the month.
  • If you wish to use the bar, the owner will discuss this with you prior to your stay. They can either stock it in advance and you pay the owner for it accordingly or you can agree to pay for what you have used at the end of your stay.
  • It is recommended that you hire a car in order to fully discover the château's beautiful surroundings.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Château Interiors

-    Lounge with projector (bring your own portable media)
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including two dishwashers, 5-oven Aga, induction hob, filter and boiling tap and coffee machine
-    Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with double bed and shower room
-    Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed and shower room
-    Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed, adjoining small bedroom with single bed and shower room
-    Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed and bathroom with bath and hand-held shower
-    Bedroom 5 with king-size double bed and bathroom with clawfoot bath and hand-held shower
-    Bedroom 6 with queen-size double bed and bathroom with clawfoot bath and hand-held shower
-    Bedroom 7 with single bed and shower room
-    Bedroom 8 with king-size double bed and shower room
-    Bedroom 9 with king-size double bed and bathroom with clawfoot bath and hand-held shower

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (10m x 4m) with black composite lining and safety cover. Open approximately May to October
-    Roof terrace
-    Barbecue and pizza oven
-    Secured bike storage
-    Parkland (6 acres)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Reversible air-conditioning/heating
-    Projector (bring your own portable media)
-    Bar (drinks on request)
-    Board games
-    Books
-    Table tennis
-    Laundry facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Frontieres
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the foothills of the Pyrenees, on the edge of Hautes-Pyrénées and Haute-Garonne and around a 20-minute drive from the Spanish border, Château Des Frontieres and its parkland is set in a small village with beautiful mountain landscapes all around you.

On the first Sunday morning of every month the village market takes place at the gates of the château whilst the Tour de France whizzes by in July. Indeed, this region offers some of the best road cycling in France straight from the village whilst mountain biking, climbing, hiking, horse-riding, 9 and 18-hole golf courses, rafting and even winter skiing can all be found in the area.

Head to local villages and towns for some wonderful restaurants from bistros to Michelin starred establishments – start off in Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges (11km), one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with an incredible cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Aspet (27km) is also very charming with a number of cafes and restaurants as well as a twice-weekly market. You can also cross the Spanish border and drive to Bossòst (30km) for fine-dining and great shopping in picturesque Catalan surroundings on the Garonne river surrounded by black pine forests and mountains.

Back in France, the spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon (24km) offers fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking and all sorts of other mountain activities alongside its thermal baths. Balnéa Spa in Loudenvielle, around 50km away, is another fantastic option for thermal baths and treatments whilst there is also a lake in the mountain village with pedalos, canoes and supervised swimming in a summer lido.

Further afield, there are some magnificent day trips across southern France. Visit the pilgrimage town of Lourdes, around a 90-minute drive away, perhaps stopping off at one of the elegant gardens in Tarbes en route. Pau (115km) has such a beautiful old quarter as well as tree-lined boulevards, pretty cafes, restaurants and many shops. You could even drive as far as the Atlantic shores of Biarritz (226km), an elegant seaside resort much-loved by surfers from across the world.

Heading north to the Gers, Auch (94km) and its impressive Cathedrale Saint-Marie is a very attractive town close to picturesque Armagnac vineyards. The grand university city of Toulouse (123km), also known as ‘La Ville Rose’, is another brilliant trip whilst famous and historic Carcassonne (206km) could also be visited within a day.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport

(80km)

Nearest Airport 2 Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

(124km)

Nearest Train Station Montréjeau - Gourdan-Polignan

(16km)

Nearest Village

(Short walk )

Nearest Restaurant Local villages

(10-20 minute drive )

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché Super

(8km)

Nearest Town Saint-Gaudens

(25km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club de Luchon (9-hole)

(23km)

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

Across the Hautes-Pyrénées and beyond, there is such a wide range of outdoor adventures to be experienced from hiking, cycling and mountain biking to climbing, river rafting, canoeing, fishing and so much more.

In the spring and summer, there are summer activities at nearby Pyrénées Hô such as climbing, zip-wires and tree-top adventures, including trails for youngsters (aged 3+). Young explorers may also enjoy the pre-historic caves around a 20-minute drive away at Grottes de Gargas.

A short drive from the château, a charming farm is sure to delight families with its many animals and horse-riding opportunities. Crossing the border into Spain, Aran Park is another popular trip out, a nature park with animals from wolves and bears to deer, otters and owls.

Further afield about an hour away, the mountain village of Loudenvielle, home to the thermal baths of Balnéa Spa, has a stunning lake with pedalo hire and canoeing as well as a little summer waterpark with a lido, slides and supervised swimming. Not far from here, Guchan (61km) is home to a tree-top activity centre with attractions for children aged 4+ (based also on height).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Local trips Available
  • Shopping 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Bar drinks (stock can be arranged in advance and paid for accordingly or you can agree to pay for what you have used afterwards)
- Private chef
- Extra cleaning
- Pre-stocked fridge/shopping
- Airport transfers
- Local trips

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

Host your bespoke, tailored event at romantic Château des Frontieres, a 17th century venue in a glorious French setting in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

There are stunning spaces both inside and out for your wedding ceremony and celebration. For an intimate affair in the mid-winter, say your vowels in the historic grand salon followed by a wonderful candlelit feast in the elegant dining room.

During warmer months, the ancient blue cedar is an idyllic spot for a shady ceremony, followed by a wedding breakfast on the lawns with the magnificent backdrop of the château façade and mountains beyond. As guests dance the evening away, the newly-weds should steal a quiet moment to watch the Pyrenees sunset from the roof terrace, accompanied of course by a cocktail or glass of classic French champagne.

Wedding Reception
There are various spaces to host a reception both in the château and within its beautiful gardens. For an intimate feast, the dining room can seat up to 30 people whilst outside there is space for up to 110 guests across large tables outside. At an extra cost, you could arrange a marquee to be set up on the gravel terrace in front of the château for 110 people.

There is also a barn within the grounds with space for a sit-down meal for up to 85 people, a good option in the case of bad weather. This is also a great spot for dancing and music can be played until 2.00 a.m.

Wedding Ceremony
A romantic ceremony could be set up beneath the ancient blue cedar tree with seating for 100 people. The barn has capacity for 85 guests whilst inside the château’s grand salon a smaller ceremony could take place with 30 seated guests.

Just outside the château gates the village chapel has space for 100 people.

Guests can arrange their own English-speaking celebrant if required.

Where to Stay
Up to 24 guests can stay in the château (including a bridal suite with a clawfoot bath), 26 people can stay in another nearby château/apartment whilst there is various accommodation in the spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon, around a 25-minute drive away.

The venue can supply details of transportation firms if required.

Wedding Planning
You are free to use your own Wedding Planner if you wish.

Catering
You may choose who you use for catering and there is no corkage charge. The venue does have preferred suppliers if required and sample menus are available (including vegetarian and vegan options).

A bar service can be arranged at an extra cost.

Other Information
The venue has a number of preferred suppliers but you may choose to use your own if you wish.

Packages are available, usually including exclusive château and grounds hire, breakfast for château guests and barn hire. Other extras (wedding coordinator, food, drink, flowers, DJ, hair and make-up, table and chair hire, marquee, décor, bar service etc) can be added as bespoke options, subject to additional costs.

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 €1000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival (or cash to the owner on 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? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays of 7+ nights.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, payable locally on arrival. Mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. 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 heating charge? Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally to the owner on arrival by card (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 5 nights (or on request for weddings).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 10% VAT - France

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £10,762 £15,066
May 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £12,370 £17,318
Sep 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 £10,762 £15,066
Apr 30th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 £12,370 £17,318

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €11,691 €16,367
May 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €13,438 €18,813
Sep 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 €11,691 €16,367
Apr 30th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 €13,438 €18,813

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $12,638 $17,693
May 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $14,527 $20,337
Sep 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025 $12,638 $17,693
Apr 30th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 $14,527 $20,337

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.

Owner Profile

• How long have you owned the property? 

2 years.

• What was it about the property that you first fell in love with? 

The mountain views, fresh air, open green spaces and the ancient cedar tree in the front park. The style and look of the chateau, the symmetry and grandeur.

• Are there any interesting stories in its history?

It has only had 4 names on the deeds since 1647.

• For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

- Must do? – Skiing in the winter, hiking in the mountains in the summer, making the most of the French and Spanish cuisines and cultures given our proximity to the border.

- Must eat? – This is France! All the pastry, bread, wine and cheese.

- Must see? - St Bertrand de Comminges – our UNESCO World Heritage Site, Toulouse (The Pink City), breathtaking mountain views at the top of Super Bagneres and the thermal spas at Balnea.

• What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Do not call them Pain au Chocolates, in this area they are Chocolatines! This is one of the least “touristy” departments in France, making your stay a true French experience.

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Reviews

  • Perfect view

    on 18/03/2022

    Set in stunning scenery, the roof top terrace at sundown has the perfect view to enjoy sundowners with friends. Mountains all around the chateau add to the luxury, private feel and a sense of peace.

  • A hidden gem

    on 18/03/2022

    The chateau is a hidden gem in the foothills of the Pyrenees. With its elevated position in the village, you can see through to the snow-capped Spanish mountains. Tapas for lunch and French cuisine for dinner is a lovely touch when you are at the chateau. The rooms are incredibly comfortable with every detail having been thought of.

  • A luxury to behold

    on 18/03/2022

    If you are after privacy, relaxation, fresh air and comfort, then Chateau des Frontieres is the place. Being able to flit between Spain and France with ease to enjoy food and culture on both sides of the border is a luxury to behold and this doesn’t even start to describe the beauty of the setting in which the chateau lies. Being in a complete green, mountainous bowl in the summer, you are truly indulged with the sights and the sounds of the environment around you. The guest suites are luxury from the beds, the linens and the décor to the relaxing ambiance of the in-house bar, or either of the two terraces for dining. The air conditioning is heaven.

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