A former four-star hotel, this 19th-century chateau in the small village of Lagraulet in Gascony, at the heart of the Gers region has been transformed into a luxury country retreat, surrounded by ancient moats and private parkland. Beautifully decorated, it has been sympathetically renovated using original materials including limestone walls, giant oak beams and flagstone floors. Indeed, you will feel as though you have stepped back in time, with views from the chateau out to the ramparts of the castle, dating back to the 14th-century. Offering seven stylish en-suite bedrooms sleeping up to 18 guests and with its very own outside swimming pool and indoor mini spa, this is the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday with family and friends.
The first thing you’ll notice upon entering this elegant chateau is the exquisite styling, perfectly suited to a French country home. A variety of social spaces greet you, including a large drawing room with roaring log fire to while away long winter afternoons, a handsome bar and TV lounge with open fire – perfect for after-dinner games, and an atmospheric dining room seating 17 guests, also with open fire. A ground floor en-suite bedroom is available for less mobile guests, while six bedrooms, four of which are suites, are situated on the first floor. All are beautifully designed in a contemporary yet rustic boutique style, with sumptuous linens and soft furnishings accentuating stone walls and vintage furniture - you will have difficulty choosing a favourite! All of the bedrooms boast views out onto historic towers, to the pretty woodland or out to the village, adding to the tranquil air of this most charming of properties.
Outside, a 20m swimming pool awaits guests for early morning dips and afternoons of fun with the family. For those who like a spot of fishing, there are ancient moats which can be used by guests, while the private grounds surrounding the chateau are the perfect place for a late afternoon stroll. Wander the estate before retreating inside for pre-dinner drinks in front of the fire in the warm and welcoming drawing room. The house also has a lift from the ground floor to the first floor for convenience of guests.