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Chateau | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

On a Lot Valley hillside, this individual Perigordian style chateau, set in 50 private acres has 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and features a balustrade L-shaped solar heated pool and domed Jacuzzi. There is also a 5 hole target golf course on site.

The Chateau Joncaises is set in attractive grounds, and with a cruise down the River Lot included in all rentals this is the ideal way to enjoy the surrounding countryside. A large indoor sports complex can also be found within the Chateau Joncaises grounds and an on site beautician is available offering massage, reki and beauty treatments to help make your holiday really special.

15 years in the making (designed and built by the writer/artist owner), the romantic exterior is complimented by neo-classic and ornate interiors, with detailed gilded carvings and carved panelling. Ambience of a bygone age is further reflected by works of art and antiques within the Chateau Joncaises.

Why not have the ultimate relaxing, luxury holiday? Exclusive use of the chateau and all its facilities, and all your meals provided, served and cleared away. Our fully catered package includes:

- Champagne reception on arrival

- Buffet dinner on the first evening

- Continental breakfast

- Buffet lunch

- Afternoon tea (with locally produced pastries)

- Three course evening meal (internationally famous regional cuisine) including wine, served in our salon or on the covered terrace and, on your last evening, a four course, candle-lit meal, with live music.

- Daily maid service

All for only €64 per person per night (in addition to the quoted self catering rental price, based on a minimum of 12 pax sharing).

Size Sleeps up to 20, 9 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 23 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 90 km, Nearest railway: Cahors 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 4 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (8), Single beds (5), Dining seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The large, carved oak front door leads to a grand hallway from which you will find the living room that offers comfortable sofas around a finely carved fireplace with a large wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player, and multi disc stereo. A huge, carved dining room table seats 16 easily and a grand piano also adorns the room. The kitchen is fully fitted, and includes range cooker with five burners, two ovens and a grill. Twin arches lead through to the breakfast room and the back door leads straight out to the rear terrace and pool. The tower bedroom is round in shape, with two windows and en suite shower room. Wi-Fi internet connection is present in the chateau so people can bring their own laptops.

Stairs from the main hallway lead into a small foyer containing an IT station, sink, and a door leading into a utility room. An archway leads into a round cellar wine bar featuring bespoke, carved centre table and seating for 12, subdued lighting, and a music system. With circular wine racks holding up to 1,000 bottles of local and regional wine, the cellar provides the perfect retreat for conversing, relaxing, or simply sampling the local vintage.

On the first floor there is access to a balcony over the front door, and another balcony and spiral staircase to the south, which overlooks the pool. There are 4 double bedrooms (two of which has an extra single bed). Two of these bedrooms have en suite bathroom facilities and incredible panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

On the second floor two further double bedrooms can be accessed from the small central landing. These are served by a shower room with a WC and washbasin. Two twin bedded rooms with en suite shower rooms are also on this floor. Each bedroom has wardrobes and more than ample shelving.

To the north of the chateau is a 4,000 sq foot indoor sports complex. It provides a full size badminton court, two competition table tennis tables, a pool table, table football, darts and various gym and weight lifting equipment (including steppers, exercise bikes, orbital runners, inversion table, running machine, weight bench and multi gym). There is also a wall rack for racquets, bats, golf clubs, balls etc and four adults mountain bikes & two child bikes.

Further details outdoors

Outside is the enclosed L-shaped solar heated swimming pool with safety gates, and extensive terracing and balustrading surrounding it. There are 13 sun loungers, 3 large parasols, side tables, and 2 large plastic dining tables with 16 chairs. There is also an Australian gas barbeque and the large front terrace with octagonal teak table with chairs and an umbrella. Beneath a large canopy is an additional long dining room table (seating 18). 50 acres of grounds with formal gardens surround the chateau, leading to a target golf course with 5 flags. Beyond which wild flower fields and oak woods cascade into deep valleys. Although the grounds are not fenced, the property lies at the end of a cul-de-sac holding just one other property. There is space for up to seven cars to park.

Further details


About this location

The Midi-Pyrénées region

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 and medieval in origin, 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 ambience, and purchase exceptional local produce. Numerous excellent restaurants are within a 20 minute drive and Sauzet has a good restaurant also.

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 is in close proximity and within a 10 minute drive are various places to indulge in a spot of fishing on the River Lot.

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    • 6 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:30 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian

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