THE COACHMAN'S LODGE, THE COACHMAN'S COTTAGE AND THE GATEKEEPER'S COTTAGE
The former servant housing has been lovingly restored to a standard somewhat more luxurious than that of it's earlier inhabitants would have been used to. The accommodation resides within the walled garden of the Chateau and makes a pleasant and secure environment for children to play. The chateau is located on the periphery of the village and forest, nestling amongst vineyards, apple orchards and sunflower fields giving access to wonderful scenic walks around this typically French Provincial village. The Lodge and Cottage are conveniently located within the grounds but are self enclosed for privacy. From here you will be able to walk to the supermarket, boulangerie (lovely hot fresh bread daily plus local delicious pastries) and other usual conveniences. You are welcome to make use of our private picnic area located 1 km away in an undisturbed forest area.
Parking is within the grounds. There is a seperate play and camping area with badminton and racket ball and there are skittles and a paddling pool for smaller children.
The Lodge sleeps up to 14, cots and high chairs are available. Once the coachmen would reside here to ferry their nobility to their destination. Today life is much more relaxed.
THE KITCHEN, SALON AND DINING ROOM
The lodge has been tastefully furnished with local antiques and completed with modern conveniences. We have taken care to conserve the many natural features within the Lodge, particularly the exposed masonry and oak beams. The interior has a rustic country theme which we think is in keeping with it's character. The Lodge will particularly suit families holidaying together, whilst being large enough to retain individual privacy. The entrance to the lodge is via the kitchen, formerly used to provide the residents with their all important daily bread. We have retained the original oak beams and an antique free standing pine dresser and cupboards to give the feeling of a traditional French country kitchen. A dishwasher and washing machine have been provided as well as all the other usual facilities. The salon which has TV and dvd facilities opens directly onto the garden via french windows. The arched entrance through which the carriages would enter the building now holds many large beauifully crafted stained glass windows. The room is arranged so that all the residents have space to eat together if desired and also there are large sofas to relax after a hard days sight seeing.
BEDROOMS 1 TO 6
There are 6 comfortable bedrooms, 2 king size, 2 double, 1 with 3 single beds plus cot and 1 with bunk beds suitable for children. Each room has its own clothes hanging facility or chest of drawers. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are on the first floor, bedrooms 3 to 6 are on the second floor. The rooms are luxuriously furnished with many antiques some of which may be purchased if you so desire, all are large with high ceilings giving a light spacious feel to the Lodge. Bedroom 6 has an en-suite bathroom.
BATHROOM, SHOWER ROOM AND SEPARATE TOILET
On the second floor there is a large family bathroom with a large corner bath ideal to relax in at the end of the day. On the first floor is a shower room which has been built on the spot where once the bread oven resided. There is also a separate toilet.
HALL A AND B
If you still would like to relax there are two additional seating areas with music system on the second floor. One outside the main bathroom and the other between bedrooms 3 and 5, this overlooks the gardens to the front of the Lodge and is a lovely spacious area with exposed beams.
THE COACHMAN'S COTTAGE
The Coachman's Lodge can be rented as a 3 or 4 bedroomed gite.
THE GATEKEEPER'S COTTAGE
The Gatekeeper's Cottage is a further development within the Coachman's Lodge building previously the Coachman's stable.
The Gatekeeper's Cottage can be rented as a 1-3 bedroomed gite. It has a light airy feeling having high oak beemed ceilings with exposed tuffeau and plaster walls. The kitchen has an original cobbled floor. The accomodation comprises of an openplan dining/salon/kitchen with all modern facilities. Downstairs there is a huge double bedroom off the salon and shower room with spa-shower plus washing machine off the kitchen. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms one with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom the third has 3 single beds plus cot. Outside there is a private fenced dining area with table and chairs plus bbq. The main door of the cottage opens out onto a fountained walled courtyard which is the gites entrance to the Pool.
As a luxury facility offered to gite guests we have a beautiful 12 meter by 6 meter heated pool plus a 4 meter sunbathing patio around the perimeter to the rear of the Chateau, surrounded by a garden to ensure shelter and privacy with table tennis facility, heated to a comfortable 26 degrees throughout the summer. A solar shower is located on the patio for use before and after bathing. Access to the shallow end is via Roman steps. The pool has an all round one meter deep shelf making the entire pool safe for all the family. The pool also has a security perimeter fence with a large lockable gate, keys ensure security and safety of all guests. The pool is open all day from 10.30am to 7pm (adult swimming 6-7pm), this allows for essential cleaning and maintenance to be carried out to retain the pool to a high standard.
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