Castelnau De Fezensac
Chateau with 37 bedrooms, 32 bathrooms and private pool in La Sauvetat, the South of France
From £43,108 per week
Chateau to rent in La Sauvetat, the South of France
Altogether, a great place to be... and what better place than your very own 13th Century village. Situated in the heart of Gascony.
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Altogether, a great place to be... and what better place than your very own 13th Century village. Situated in the heart of Gascony, this enchanting fortified settlement offers wonderful valley views over lush, unspoiled and ever changing countryside.
Castelnau de Fezensac 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 Decor and Conde Nast Traveller, among other publications.
In 2001 Castelnau de Fezensac was granted the highly acclaimed International Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Award (RICS), prize handed by HRH, the Prince of Wales. The Castelnau de Fezensac 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.
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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.
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.
There is no through road in the village so guests are able to walk the cobbled streets undisturbed. The beauty of the stronghold is the ability to have en entire world of your own where can enjoy precious moments with family and friends. 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.
Set in the heart of the historic land of Gascony (land of the famed D'Artagnan) in the south west of France, the Castelnau de Fezensac 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 temperedness 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 unmissible 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 Cotes de Gascogne and Cotes de Saint-Mont to the more powerful Madiran, not forgetting wine and Armagnac-based aperitifs like Pousse Rapiere and Floc de Gascogne, the Gers represents an ideal for wine aficionados and the management of the Castelnau 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 chateaux, 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).
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Updated 4 September 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 17 November 2018 - 1 January 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£889.46 per booking, paid locally
37 bedrooms, Sleeps 80
Internet / WiFi
Central heating, Open fire