Chateau Des Vignes

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids

Gaze out over vineyards and fields of sunflowers from your beautiful home and incredible gardens at Château des Vignes. Here you are in the heart of Gascony, the home of undulating hills, idyllic bastide villages and some of the finest gastronomy in the world.

The estate dates back to medieval times when there was a fortified château and rumours of an underground tunnel running from a neighbouring church in case of religious persecution. In the 18th century it commenced the production of Armagnac, so famous in this region and continued to do so until recently; the ancient chai remains in the grounds. You are still surrounded by magnificent vineyards with some of the finest wine and Armagnac producers nearby, one just across the fields from the château.

The setting is truly remarkable with splendid views of vines, sunflowers and countryside towards the UNESCO listed church on the hill. The gardens are glorious with over five hectares of immaculate lawns, ancient shady trees and the scent of lavender as you wander down the pretty paths to find your own private corner. Sun-loungers are dotted across the lawns that surround the magnificent pool as you gaze at the vistas of the Gascony countryside that surrounds you. It’s a true haven of tranquillity.

The main château has been lovingly restored with traditional style with wonderful features such as the stone staircase, beautifully tiled floors, pretty fabrics in the three bedrooms and wood beamed ceilings. It feels homely yet magical, a timeless place for complete relaxation. The traditional wood burning fire-place in the kitchen is charming and contrasts perfectly with the modern amenities whilst the elegant dining room is fit for a candle-lit feast. There are plenty of places to relax with two salons, each with doors leading to the wonderful gardens.

Just on the other side of the château is a self-contained villa, ideal for inter-generational families or friends wanting to holiday together. With a more contemporary feel yet still furnished with classical pieces, the villa offers light and airy living space, a well equipped kitchen and two pretty bedrooms plus a separate studio bedroom. French doors open up to a lovely lawn which leads up to the inviting pool.

This is The Gers, the heart of Gascony, Musketeers and foie gras. This is the real France where guests can immerse themselves in authentic, fortified villages, market towns, plenty of traditional local events and some of the best food and wine in the world. Three of France's ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Fourcès (9km), Larresingle (10km) and Montréal du Gers (15km) are all within a short drive, as is the picturesque town of Condom, where you can hire boats and dine in a Michelin starred restaurant. Be sure to visit the vibrant local market towns to pick up some of the country’s finest produce from this region.

Keen walkers can hike across the neighbouring fields and vineyards to the UNESCO listed church and beyond whilst cyclists will love the quiet roads, gentle hills and stunning scenery.

There’s no doubt that Château des Vignes is a paradise, so quiet and private yet it’s hard to believe that so many highlights of this extraordinary region are within such easy reach.

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What you should know…

  • The layout is ideal for an inter-generational family or group of friends with three bedrooms in the main château, two additional bedrooms in a self-contained villa and a further studio bedroom with its own entrance
  • Car hire is recommended here due to the beautiful rural location

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Outdoor Games Heating

The property comprises of a main château, an adjoining self-contained villa and a separate studio bedroom with independent entrance.

Château Interior

Ground Floor

- Entrance hall
- Grand salon (80m2) with sofas, library, TV and doors opening up to the garden
- Smaller living area with sofas and doors opening up to the garden
- Newly renovated and fully equipped kitchen with decorative fireplace, seating for 12, large stove, dishwasher and other high-end appliances
- Formal dining room

First Floor

- Master bedroom with emperor size bed (2mx2m), dressing table, mirror, wardrobe, adjoining large bathroom with double basin and shower over large bath
- Bedroom 2 with king-size bed, wardrobe, chair and adjoining bathroom with pedestal washbasin, shower over bath, WC, dressing room with single bed, 
- Bedroom 3 with king-size bed, chair, wardrobe and adjoining bathroom with standing shower, pedestal wash basing and WC
- Studio bedroom (separate entrance) with twin king single beds, wardrobes, shelves, chair, adjoining bathroom with large bath with shower over bath and WC
 

Self-contained Villa (ground floor only, attached to the main château)

- Open-plan living-dining room, with doors opening up to gardens
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bedroom 5 with king-size bed, chair, wardrobe and adjoining bathroom and separate WC
- Bedroom 6 with king twin beds, wardrobe, chair and adjoining bathroom with large free-standing bath with hand-held shower and WC

Outside Grounds

- 5.5 hectares of gardens/grounds
-Private salt-water swimming pool (size: 15mx7m) with electrical security cover and floating alarm
- Al-fresco dining areas x 3
- Poolside terrace with sun-loungers
- Chairs and tables across the gardens
- Covered car parking
- Off road parking space

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Decorative fireplace
- Smart TV
- I-pod docking station
- Boules
- Board games
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Iron and ironing board

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Vignes
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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This is The Gers, the heart of Gascony, Musketeers, foie gras and Grand Armagnac country. This is the real France where guests can immerse themselves in authentic, fortified villages, market towns, plenty of traditional local events and some of the best food and wine in the world.

You’ll be able to hear the church bells ring from a nearby hamlet which is an 800 metre walk through the fields and vineyards or a 3km drive from the château. The  hamlet has a wonderful fortified Church which is now a UNESCO heritage site. A well known Gascon vineyard is a short stroll from the church and visitors are welcome for tastings each day except Sunday.

There are other pretty villages and hamlets in the area to explore.  Mézin (9km) is picturesque with arcaded houses and a church and three of Frances ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Fourcès (9km), Larresingle (10km) and Montréal du Gers (15km) are all within a short drive. The town of Condom (9km), with further amenities, including a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as boat rental, is only ten minutes away.

There are some incredible wine producers in the area, including one within walking distance of the château. Also, if you have a taste for Armagnac, there are plenty of opportunities to visit local producers and guided tours as well as tastings can be arranged.  There is a wealth of vibrant market towns to visit as well, an experience not to be missed during your time in Gascony.

Keen walkers can hike for miles from the château and you are near the Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle route, visited by hikers from across the world. Gascony is also wonderful for cyclists with mainly quiet roads, gentle hills and stunning scenery. There are golf-courses within half an hour, tennis courts in Condom and horse-riding in the surrounding countryside.

Head to Beaucaire to hire canoes on the River Baise and a little further south at Castéra-Verduzan (30km) there is a lake for swimming with waterslides. If you head west you can find the famous town of Barbotan les Thermes (40km) where you can swim, try watersports and lots of other child friendly activities.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Agen/Toulouse /Bordeaux

(50km-1h/115km-1h 40mins/150km-1h 45mins)

Nearest Village

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Condom

(9km-10mins)

Nearest Restaurant Fourcès/Condom

(9km-10mins)

Nearest Supermarket Condom

(9km-10mins)

Nearest Golf Barbaste

(24km-25mins)

Nearest Train Station Agen

(50km-50mins)

Nearest Bar/Pub Condom

(9km-10mins)

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.

Download our Midi-Pyrénées Travel Guide >>

Kids

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

A cot and a highchair can be made available on request.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Pack Included

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 included at this property:

- Small welcome pack including two bottles of wine from the local estate

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

Weddings can be arranged, on request, at Château des Vignes. It is a truly remarkable location for your special event. Please contact Oliver's Travels for more information.

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 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival and returned two weeks after departure, subject to full damage inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings may be arranged on request. Stag/hen parties and other events/celebrations are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to 10% Government Tax

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - May 21st 2021 £5,984

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - May 21st 2021 €6,565

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - May 21st 2021 $7,259

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?
2.5 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Location, tranquillity, natural beauty, wonderful building.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The property was owned by a French film director first. There has been a building since Roman times and the footings of one of the current wells are Roman. Rumours exist of a tunnel between the garden and a nearby church.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
No.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?

Immerse one’s self in the tranquillity of the location.
Walk through the vineyards through the property to the UNESCO-listed church on the hill and then to the excellent neighbouring vineyard which offers excellent tastings.
Visit local markets and taste local produce.
Take thermal baths in neighbouring spa towns.
See magnificent cathedrals and churches in surrounding villages and towns.

Really eat?
Eat at a local Michelin starred restaurant, foie gras, duck, local fruits including the famous pruneaux d’Agen and drink Armagnac, Floc de Gascogne and excellent Gascon wine.

Really see?
Listed round mediaeval village and fortified village.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Take the time to enjoy the various areas of the gardens that offer different views and atmospheres.
Watch the sun set over the vines while enjoying a glass of wine from those very same vines.

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Reviews

  • Just incredible!

    Posted by Rick H. on 05/09/2017

    From the moment we arrived at this idyllic location we were enchanted. An incredibly beautiful chateau with spectacular views in all directions and within walking distance through the vines to a first-class winery. So peaceful and yet only a few kilometres from a bustling market village with excellent restaurants.

  • We Found Paradise!

    Posted by Karen and Peter G. on 19/07/2017

    A true paradise. Rare in this chaotic and stressful world.

  • We Loved It!

    Posted by Nick & Liz B on 18/07/2017

    Absolute peace and tranquillity. Thank you!

  • Amazing Stay!

    Posted by Brad & Elaine J. on 07/06/2017

    We didn't want to leave - we'll definitely be back!

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