The Exclusive Village

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Sleeps: 50 - 80 Bedrooms: 37 Bathrooms: 32

Overview

Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Ideal for Parties

Early Bird Offer!

Book by the 31st of January and get:
- VIP Airport Lounge Passes
- Welcome Hamper
- Up to £100 off a Private Chef Meal
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In the heart of Gascony, this is your very own 13th Century village with stunning views over the beautiful, verdant and ever-changing landscapes.

The Exclusive Village boasts 14 delightful houses comfortably accommodating up to 80 guests, a church of its own and private gardens.  Beneath the village walls, among a handful of pine trees, lies an alluring private pool and a tennis court nearby for those with more energy. The village also has an impressive vaulted 180m² reception room, perfect for large functions.

As you enter the village you will notice only the sounds of the bees in the blossoms, birds singing in the fruit trees and occasionally the sound of church bells, evoking the feeling of stepping back in time. The individual houses have been tastefully decorated and furnished with antiques and fabrics from the original era, so much so that they have been featured in articles in Vogue, ELLE Décor and Conde Nast Traveller, among other publications.

The Exclusive Village welcomes all types of events. Open all year round, a visit can be arranged on simple request. No time restriction - Wi-Fi access - Nightly Lighting – Total privacy.

Please note that the weekly price is a guide price only. Please enquire for the full weekly price.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please note that the change over day for weekly rentals is Wednesday, whereas for weekend rentals (3 nights minimum) the change over day is Friday.
  • Advertised rates are guide prices and the final price will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • There are no TV's, but that means guests can truly feel they are living in a 12th Century village and get in touch with nature - and the animals around!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Tennis Court Indoor Games Outdoor Games Working Fireplace Heating Conference Facilities Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Houses
Honeyed limestone walls adorned with vines and nestling fruit trees follow paths to brightly painted doors which open to houses of different capacities, elegantly furnished with Gascon antiques and fabrics, both old and contemporary art and clean-lined modern bathrooms.
Together, the 14 houses provide the perfect accommodation for up to 80 guests. Versatility is the key here and the winding village streets and gardens have plenty of places for all. Each house is totally original, exemplifying a flair for design, which is not kept just for the interiors, the whole village is heavily scented with the fruit and herbs of the region which were all locally sourced and carefully planted. 


Function Spaces
One enters the Castle through a large Renaissance porch, part of a classified 17th century monumental stable block. The spacious vaulted hall of 180m² offers a comfortable seating capacity for 150 guests. This opens on to an expansive lawn terrace with valley views, allowing a further seating capacity of 150, ideal for late afternoon aperitifs, outdoor eating or anything you may wish to conceive.

Outside Grounds
There is no through road in the village so guests are able to walk the cobbled streets undisturbed. There are a number of large communal areas to eat, sit or play in with a multitude of outdoor games available. 

Beneath the walls, the outdoor pool offers magnificent valley views. Just outside the entrance to the property there is also a tennis court and parking available.

Location

About the surrounding area of The Exclusive Village
Walk to Village Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Set in the heart of the historic land of Gascony (land of the famed D'Artagnan) in the south west of France, The Exclusive Village is built on a rocky spur and dominates beautiful country side.

The nearest airport is Toulouse (100km) and trains are available from Agen (35km), with a direct high speed train from Paris. Other airports to be found in Bordeaux, Pau, Tarbes and Agen. Finally, the chateau is just 5h30mins train by London! Take the Eurostar (2h15mins) and then the high speed train (3h15mins).

Superb natural thermal springs where visitors can enjoy the spa steam rooms, sauna and pools are close at hand. In addition, the nearby La Romieu is a UNESCO world heritage site which offers the perfect surroundings for a walk and picnic.

A taste of Gascony
 
The Gers department is the most rural of the country. It offers a visual serenity which seems effortlessly matched by the even temperateness of its inhabitants. Over the years, the Gers has maintained a solid reputation for its gastronomy. Numerous local markets display a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses and farm poultry. Of course the unmissable foie gras, confits and magrets of duck are simply first rate. It is no wonder so many chefs find a continuous inspiration to nurture and develop a food tradition that proposes constant delights.

A sip of tradition

Another source of pride is obviously wine. From the round and fruity Côtes de Gascogne and Côtes de Saint-Mont to the more powerful Madiran, not forgetting wine and Armagnac-based aperitifs like Pousse Rapière and Floc de Gascogne, the Gers represents an ideal for wine aficionados and the management of the Chateau will be all too happy to organise tastings for you and your guests.

A land untouched

The Gers is a rural department turned towards agriculture and the preservation of nature. This environmental bond has kept villages alive over time, and local heritage has also been maintained. There are a multitude of exceptional sites to visit such as châteaux, market towns and bastides, museums, and a noteworthy botanical garden a few minutes away, just to name a few.

Golf courses, riding and cycling are all available in the local area and for those who prefer something special, champagne balloon rides can be arranged. In  Condom you will find excellent restaurants whereas the cultural hotspot of Toulouse an hour away.

Organised tours, wine tasting, stargazing and cooking lessons can all be organised (please contact Oliver's VIP concierge to arrange).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse International/Agen/Tarbes/Le Pau/Bordeaux

(100km/32km/120km/150km/165km)

Nearest Restaurant

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Fleurance

(10 km)

Nearest Train Station Agen

((3h15mins, direct high speed train from Paris))

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast available (at extra cost)
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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.

Extras available at this property:

An on-site chef is available on request. We can organise your breakfasts, lazy lunches, bespoke dinner menus, BBQ’s, picnics or buffets - all is possible at various enchanting locations around the village. We are available to help you to indulge in relaxed dining throughout your holiday and we can design menus to suit special occasions and varying budgets.

Interested to discover the meaning of “terroir” ? Cooking lessons can also be arranged to help you discover the intricacies and delights of local cuisine and traditions.

Baby-sitting/au pair is also available.

Coordination of workshops, courses, tours, lectures and transport is all available and bilingual event planning can also be offered.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request.

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

With the undulating landscapes of Gascony around you, this unique 13th century wedding venue allows you to hire an exclusive fortified village for an incredible and magical experience.

The village has its own church where you may choose to get married or head out to the terrace with a breath-taking backdrop of Gascony’s glorious countryside. 

After the ceremony, sip champagne and feast on canapes within the historic walls before celebrating in style in the beautiful stables for your reception serving either the very finest French cuisine or a relaxed al-fresco meal using excellent local produce.  End the evening with dancing, live music and even fireworks as the stars light up the clear sky at night.

Wedding Reception
There is a banqueting hall which can seat up to 180 guests or the reception could also take place outdoors on the hall’s terrace.

Guests can dance in the banqueting hall until as late as they like with no indoor music restrictions, whilst outdoors music can play until 10pm.

Wedding Ceremony
There is a chapel in the village which could seat up to 180 guests or you could have an outdoor ceremony on any of the chateau’s terraces or in the gardens.

The owners can provide the details for an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay

Up to 80 guests can sleep within the village and any extra guests will be able to find accommodation within 5-20kms of the chateau with the closest being a 5-minute drive from the chateau. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning

The chateau has an in-house planner or they can recommend an events planner. They would prefer you to use one of these but clients may request to use their own.

Catering
The owners can recommend two caterers for you to choose between for the event food & drink.

Other Information
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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 €4000 paid to the owner via bank transfer 4 weeks prior to the arrival and refunded within 8 days after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4:00 p.m.
Departure time 10:00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including a stock of pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
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.
Heating costs included? Extra charge based on consumption, to be paid locally.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Changeover day Please note that the change over day for weekly rentals is Wednesday, whereas for weekend rentals (3 nights minimum) the change over day is Friday.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 7th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £22,169 £28,888 £35,607 £43,373
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £24,096 £33,055 £42,014 £57,830
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jun 9th 2021 £24,096 £33,055 £42,014 £57,830

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 7th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €24,725 €31,445 €38,164 €48,375
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €26,875 €35,835 €44,794 €64,500
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jun 9th 2021 €26,875 €35,835 €44,794 €64,500

Prices based on an occupancy of 50 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 7th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $27,343 $34,063 $40,782 $53,497
Jan 4th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $29,721 $38,680 $47,639 $71,329
Jan 2nd 2021 - Jun 9th 2021 $29,721 $38,680 $47,639 $71,329

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

Reviews

  • Thank you for the best wedding imaginable !

    Posted by Anonymous on 11/08/2014

    We are writing to convey our heartfelt gratitude to both of you for making our wedding such a wonderful occasion. Without your enthusiastic support and effort, it would never have been such a success. No amount of planning would have been a match for your spontaneous, unconditional and continuous help. We often wondered how you managed to cope with so many demands from your guests, never showing any sign of the pressures that you were under. Everybody enjoyed your kind hospitality, your warm and friendly company. We ourselves enjoyed every aspect of the celebration in your unique environment. We are much indebted to you for all your help. We returned home with overwhelming memories about the wedding and our stay at the Chateau. Thank you very much!

  • Beautiful location for a wedding

    Posted by Nick & Michelle on 08/12/2011

    The village is a breathtakingly beautiful location for a wedding. The views are spectacular and the entire village has an effortless grace and class that complimented the romantic mood we were hoping to create. We were also able to design the wedding we wanted in terms of decorations and timings, even down to the details of how the room was decorated. We had an unforgettable week leading up to the wedding, a perfect ceremony and a spectacular dinner and party. We had guests from all over the world who were universally complimentary about the natural beauty of the place. One of the guests gave us a hydrangea plant which has since been planted on the grounds, and we look forward to visiting it to see it grow.

  • We can't recommend it enough

    Posted by Kym and Funsho on 08/12/2011

    Our wedding was, simply, more than we ever hoped for. We got everything we wanted from our venue and we got it all to ourselves our guests loved the fact that nobody locked their front doors the kids ran freely and the adults explored every nook and cranny of the character-filled houses and streets. It was impossible not to feel relaxed. All the logistics of the wedding took place seamlessly, with amazingly efficient service providers and a complete lack of hassle. It was super important to us that we found somewhere which provided a lot of support, but was still flexible enough that we could tailor our time there exactly the way we wanted it. Several of our guests stated that it was the best wedding they had ever been to (and we believed them!) We can't recommend it enough, and only wish that we could do it all again.

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