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What Oliver loves…
- There is lots to do at the Chateau, from wine tastings in the wine cellar to sports and fitness in the gym and sports halls. And with stunning views all around, there's lots to see as well!
- With full central heating, an open fire, a local chef available and the possibility of arranging fireworks, it is a great place to spend Xmas and NY!
- Kids are sure to have lot's of fun in the great outside areas and the huge Sports Hall filled with games and activities.
Chateau Joncaises is a 10 bedroom chateau set in 50 acres of private grounds nestling on a hillside in the Midi Pyrenees with stunning views overlooking the Lot Valley. Absolute privacy and peace and quiet can be found here.
It is only a 3 minute drive to the charming French village of Sauzet (15 minutes drive to the larger town of Luzech).
The huge solar heated pool, dome covered Jacuzzi and tranquil fountains provide the perfect daytime retreat. At night the pool is lit and provides a lovely backdrop to supper on the terrace.
The Chateau has a separate extensive indoor sports building which includes a court marked out for badminton/soft tennis/basketball, a pool table, table top football, two table tennis tables, a darts area and a full keep fit area stocked with cycles, walking and rowing machines.
Outside there is a 5-a-side football pitch and a target golf course with six flags. Distances range from 100 to 170 metres which make it ideal for the serious golfer to hone his short game but also great fun for all members of the family.
A range of mountain bicycles are also at hand to explore the surrounding countryside. These facilities ensure that the chateau is a holiday destination for adults and children alike.
The property is suitable all year-round and is a great choice during Christmas and New Years.
Wildlife is also close at hand at Chateau Joncaises with wild boars, deer and an array of different bird species in the area.
Wireless broadband internet Wi-Fi and full central heating are available.
Note: a separate cottage with three additional bedrooms can be hired at an extra cost. Please contact us.
What you should know…
- The layout and decor inside are very 'authentic' - some might see it as a bit old fashion compared to the style we are used to nowadays... But outside areas are so amazing you won't want to to spend your time inside anyway!
- For larger groups, a separate cottage is also available.
The Chateau sleeps 20
In order that you can pre-plan who will sleep where please find below a description of each floor and the rooms it contains. If you would like advice on sleeping arrangements please contact us. Cots and additional beds for children can be provided with sufficient notice. A good internet connection is in place throughout the property.
1. Drawing room – containing leather chesterfields around an open fireplace with wood burner, satellite TV and stereo. Large dining room table. Access to rear terrace garden and pool.
2. Kitchen with dining area opening onto the rear terrace garden and pool. Kitchen has range cooker providing five burners, electric hotplate, two ovens and separate grill. Island preparation area with two fridges, separate freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
3. Double bedroom with en suite shower room.
4. Cloakroom with basin and loo.
5. Rear terrace garden has dining tables and chairs, a large gas BBQ and a children’s play area with swings, sand pit etc.
6. Pool area contains lots of toys for in the water but we recommend that for your peace of mind you fit young children with water buoyancy aids suitable for their size and bring these items with you as we cannot guarantee we will have items suitable for your children.
- Cellar Wine Bar - This wine cellar has a carved centre table, subdued lighting and music system. An extensive range of wines from local vineyards are stocked. Help yourself and sign the book for settlement prior to departure. Our Manager can arrange wine tastings and local vineyard tours by prior arrangement.
- Laundry room - enclosed with washing machine and dryer.
- Large landing - with access to balcony over front door and to balcony and spiral staircase to the south, overlooking pool
Round tower double bedroom 2 - The Blue Room - with detailed panelling to walls,and with lovely old French carved bed. Ceiling fan. Four windows giving magnificent panoramic countryside views.
- Double bedroom 3 - The Green Room Furnished with large triple antique wardrobe, French carved bed and side cabinets, and sumptuous drapes this is a sunny room facing south and west and overlooks rear garden and pool. Ceiling fan. Ensuite bathroom with large corner bath, shower over, toilet and washbasin.
- Double Bedroom 4 - The Terracotta Room
Off north landing with a double bed and an additional single bed. Views over landscaped gardens to the north and east.
Separate Bath/shower room with toilet and washbasin. Shaver point and extractor.
- Double bedroom 5 - The Oriental Room - A light airy room with carved French cameo bed and matching wardrobe. Windows overlooking gardens to north and west and door to upper balcony with view of pool and jacuzzi. Ensuite shower room with toilet and hand basin.
Staircase passing door to north facing balcony leads to the second floor which is decorated in art-deco style. Four double bedrooms radiate from a small central landing which also gives access to a Shower Room with toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 6 - The Parrot Room - This is a twin bedded room, north east facing room with two triangular windows with fitted wardrobe and ensuite shower room.
Bedroom 7 - The Rose Room - Twin bedded room with an ensuite shower room. Fitted wardrobe, this pine-floored room overlooks the pool to the south and grounds to the east and adjoins, and gives access to, the Camelot room.
Bedroom 8 - The Pink Room - This room has an extra long, double bed, three triangular windows facing south and west, and a feature stain-glass window.
Bedroom 9 - The Yellow Room - This double bedroom is situated in the north west wing and is pine floored with three windows.
The Camelot Tower Room
Contains a circular double bed with drapes for your little princess or knight!
Includes 3 bedrooms (2 double bedrooms and 1 bedroom with a set of bunk beds and 2 bathrooms. There is a lounge leading off the kitchen.
Note: the advertised prices do not include the cottage rental. Additional costs apply. Please enquire for details
- Absolute privacy and peace and quiet
- Amazing views over the Lot Valley
- Huge heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi (open approximately from May to end of September)
- Garden terrace with gas BBQ
- Children’s play area with sandpit, swings, ropes etc.
- Golf course
- Indoor sports complex with badminton court
- Wine cellar with tasting table
- Good Wi-Fi access throughout
- Large drawing room with open fire, Chesterfield sofas, satellite TV, stereo, dining table and candelabra
- A great selection of board games
- Full central heating
The nearest airports are Bergerac (90km), Toulouse (95km) and Rodez (110km). Sauzet (3K) offers a bakers, post office and small general store with Luzech (7K) offering further shops, banking and pharmacy facilities.
Sitting on the banks of the River Lot, the nearest town is Cahors (23km), offering a variety of shops combined with historic architecture and bridges. Regular boat journeys run on the river (Les Croisieres Fenelon and Le Bateau Safaraid); in addition to private boat hire (Babou Marine).
Other towns of historical interest include St Cirq La Popie, Gourdon, Puy L'Eveque and Rocamadour. The chateau is situated in the heart of the Kings' Vineyard region, with a wide variety of local vineyards within easy reach.
Weekly markets take place - Luzech, Wednesday; Montcuq, Sunday; and Praysac on Friday offering wonderful opportunities to soak up the culture and ambiance, and purchase exceptional local produce. Numerous excellent restaurants are within a 20 minute drive.
Within 50km of the chateau you will find horse riding, hot air ballooning, canoeing, climbing, paragliding, adventure sports and caving. A local nine hole golf course is in close proximity and within a 10 minute drive are various places to fish on the River Lot.
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.
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.
- 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
- No candles in bedrooms.
- House to be secured (doors/windows/shutters closed) before leaving premises.
- Parental control of minors at all times.
- All sporting and keep fit equipment is subject to annual inspection and maintenance. However guests are reminded that this equipment is used at their own risk.
- Gas bottles to be turned off after use (Bar-B-Q).
- France has a strict policy of recycling. Therefore we ask you to place household waste in appropriate receptacles (which are clearly marked)
- It is essential that the cleaning and maintenance of the pool, together with the watering of floral displays, is carried out on a daily basis. However we are anxious that your privacy is not compromised and therefore these will be carried out a time agreeable to guests.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||A security deposit of 1500 euros (or equivalent sterling) is to be paid in cash upon arrival and returned on departure subject to full damage inspection.|
|Arrival time||5.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes (It would be appreciated if you would switch off electrical appliances and lights in rooms that are not in use. It is not difficult to overload the supply to the chateau. The pool lights are not designed to be left permanently on. Recommended maximum daily use 3 hours.|
|Pets welcome?||Possible under certain circumstances. Please enquire.|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking in the house.|
|Insurance||ALL members of the party must carry Personal Accident Insurance. We ourselves, carry the necessary Public Liability Insurance, however you should be satisfied that your standard holiday insurance gives you adequate personal accident cover for all activities.|
|Heating costs included?||Central heating available all year round.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|Pool heating charge?||The pool is open and heated free of charge approximately from May to end of September. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|Tax||Tourist Tax included.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|Oct 16th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||£5,832|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||£5,832|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020||£5,832|
|Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020||£5,832|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020||£5,832|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||£5,832|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£7,606|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||£5,832|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||£5,832|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||£5,832|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021||£5,832|
|Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 18th 2021||£5,832|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|Oct 16th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||€6,450|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||€6,450|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020||€6,450|
|Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020||€6,450|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020||€6,450|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||€6,450|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€8,412|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||€6,450|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||€6,450|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||€6,450|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021||€6,450|
|Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 18th 2021||€6,450|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|Oct 16th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||$7,116|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||$7,116|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 2nd 2020||$7,116|
|Apr 23rd 2020 - Apr 25th 2020||$7,116|
|Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020||$7,116|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020||$7,116|
|Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$9,280|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020||$7,116|
|Sep 26th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020||$7,116|
|Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||$7,116|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Mar 27th 2021||$7,116|
|Apr 10th 2021 - Apr 18th 2021||$7,116|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
First class facilities (ping pong, badminton, boules, subuteo, bikes, darts, snooker, etc etc), lovely convenient pool and outside dining area. Very handsome comfortable house, imaginatively laid out.
Chateau Joncaises provided an unforgettable holiday for our family party of 13 adults and four children under nine. Helped, admittedly, by one week of perfect summer weather, we found it impossible to make full use of all the many facilities in the time available. The plethora of outside attractions in this area also drew us away from the chateau's myriad facilities.
The chateau, set in its own 50 acre parkland, is comfortable and spacious, with an abundant supply of hot water, which is paradoxically essential, even in 30 degree weather.
The kitchen is well-appointed and we'll-equipped and gives onto an outside dining area (with huge table), which in turn gives immediate access to a splendid pool and small jacuzzi. Also, beside the pool were several fig trees. These were full of fruit, which the owner kindly said we should plunder at will. (We did just that).
I feel that the website does not do full justice to what the chateau offers and is slightly inaccurate in some respects:
Kitchen - in addition to the two small fridges and separate freezer, there is now a full size fridge too. We were never able to fill all of these.
The basement wine cellar also includes an unmentioned fridge.
The drawing room's TV has several British free-to-view channels, which were not mentioned. Inclement weather might make that facility very useful.
The chateau's orientation (south facing) means that two outside terraces/seating areas are essential on hot sunny days, so that one can move with the sun (or move out of the sun on blistering days). The chateau does mention this facility, but does not stress it's importance. I think that some potential guests who are not familiar with the French sun in this part of the country, might, when comparing one venue with another, underestimate this crucial factor.
Finally, we did have one minor temporary problem with the heating of the pool. Once notified, the owner reacted swiftly and effectively, and it was immediately solved. Further, the owner says that a heat pump will soon be installed as back-up, so that this minor glitch is highly unlikely to recur in the future.
After such a successful, but too brief, stay in this property, we would highly recommend it to others. We would love to return one year. If we do not, it would only be because of our party size or our choice of alternative geography.
We were a group of 18 adults who have had the most wonderful holiday at Chateau Joncaises. Our expectations were undoubtedly exceeded in every respect. The views from the large pool, the Chateau and the immaculately kept grounds are exquisite. The Chateau itself is impressive being abundant in space, exceptionally clean, carefully decorated and every room wonderfully comfortable. The kitchen was fantastically well equipped for mass catering with ample fridge and freezer space. We wanted for nothing with a well furnished sports-hall, locally and very affordably stocked wine cellar and a pool that enjoyed the sun throughout the day (which was big enough for the entire group to enjoy be that in the pool or lounging by the side). As if all that wasn't enough the real thank you for making our holiday so wonderful goes to the truly superb manager of the property, Eric. He went above and beyond to ensure our enjoyment and make everything as convenient and easy as possible. As the organiser of the holiday I can't thank him enough, he ensured our privacy was respected yet he was readily available if we needed during our stay. Eric's help was invaluable in helping me organise the trip before our arrival (activities, food and general organisation amongst other things)...he is undoubtedly a major selling point for the chateau! You cannot fail to enjoy yourselves at Chateau Joncaises and I and the group are unable to recommend the Chateau, the location and Eric highly enough!
The Chateau was transformed into a perfect wedding venue
We stayed at the Chateau in the week leading up to our wedding which we had organised on the weekend following our arrival. We found the chateau to be an excellent venue for our group of 15 adults on self catering basis. The chateau is accurately described on the website and the owners were always discreetly on hand to help out where required. The local town is only a 5 minute drive for small shopping and fresh bread and the town of Cahors with large supermarket and shops is only 20 minutes away. Most our guests arrived at Toulouse airport which is 1,5 hours drive away. As it was May we were a bit unlucky with the weather but due to the excellent accommodation and sportcomplex we managed to have a great week. There is more than enough to do at the Chateau, from drinks and games in the stylish wine cellar to sports and fitness at the sport complex. The patio area is a good place to sit even when the whether isn't good and we spend many nights out there. The Chateau is well positioned, both the interior and exterior have been a true labour of love which can be seen in the detail and quality of the finishings. The kitchen was well equipped and well used during our cooking competition as well as having a lovely barbeque at the weekend. Prior to choosing the chateau for our wedding / holiday venue we met up with the owners Chris and Lynne to discuss the possibilities and see the chateau which was very helpful.. Chris and Lynne were very helpful before and during our stay and have done most of the organisation for our wedding as well as ongoing presence and support on our wedding day. Which gave us the perfect day! The Chateau was transformed into a perfect wedding venue for our ceremony and for our wedding meal with a large dining table in the main dining / living room which comfortably seated our group and guests totalling 25 persons, and even accommodated a pianist playing live music. We then had fire works to finish which was spectacular!!
Wonderful week. Beautiful scenery, lovely house and games room - we had a great family holiday
I want to stay for longer!
Can we please stay for another month - best holiday ever.
Such a lovely week at the chateau
Just arrived safely home but wanted to say again that we all had such a lovely week last week at the chateau, everything was so lovely and we were all relaxed, just showing everyone back home our lovely photos, thanks again.
So much to do, Fun for everyone
We all had an absolutely wonderful holiday, great part of France, and a delightful house with so much to do
Really great holiday with plenty to do
Fabulous. Wow. Just incredible!!
We had the most wonderful week which we will never forget
Best holiday we have had
We've been to France for the last three summers and this was, by far, the best holiday we have had
Our time at Chateau Joncaises
We were a large party ranging from 13 to 65 and everyone was happy. The sports complex was great, with badminton, ping-pong, darts, bikes etc and the pool was a good size. The enormous shaded patio area at the front looks out over hills and was good for evening meals. The smaller patio by the pool gets sun from mid-morning. The bedrooms are spacious and the showers/baths/loos are modern. The sitting room downstairs manages to feel comfortable and cosy even though its so huge. We were self catering and appreciated the modern, practical kitchen - 3 fridges! - we had no trouble cooking for 20. Isolated and very quiet. Great cycling though very hilly.
Amazing house - hope to be back next year
Plenty to do for everyone
We had a family holiday for 15 of us, ranging in age from 11 to 70, with plenty to do for everyone. Lots of time was spent in the super pool and the sports barn was very popular with the young ones - they even organised a badminton tournament which everyone joined in! We enjoyed eating out in the evenings on the front patio, with it's huge table and beautiful views - a 'favourite place' every evening. The side patio was used for breakfasts and barbecues. The Chateau, built by Chris as a real labour of love, is beautifully situated, with wonderful views and an ideal base for exploring the area if you can drag yourself away. Lots of room in the Chateau for all our party to spread out - even get lost if wished!! Lynne and Chris live on site, 'hidden' behind the sports barn. You wouldn't know they are there unless you need them at which time they are very helpful and friendly. Lynne was very helpful when I was making our booking, don't know how many e-mails we exchanged but I felt I knew her before we arrived!! We thoroughly recommend the Chateau for a family get-together. No one should every be bored, whatever age!
What a stay - this was amazing
I loved it here - you have to come and see it for yourself!
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