Chateau | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Chateau de Cougoreux is a breathtaking Renaissance Château complex. The Bâtiment Ouest (Western Building) of the chateau sleeps up to 6 people and forms a vital part of the Chateau estate. It constitutes the western wall of the walled courtyard, and overlooks the exquisite multi-faceted southern façade of the chateau.
This is an ideal family holiday location. There is a 20 metre heated pool and private chateau grounds. Catering or self catering is possible – you may opt for full catering, taking advantage of our relaxing gourmet experience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse-Blagnac 74 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), Internet access|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The property can sleep a maximum of 6 guests. On the ground floor you have a large modern kitchen, dining room, comfortable salon and bathroom. On the first floor you have 2 large bedrooms and a half bathroom. The first comes with queen size bed and a bed for a young child. The second comes with a king size bed that can be converted to twin beds and one bed for a young child. The two sofas in the sitting room can become double beds for occasional guests. Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
|Further details outdoors||
Eat on the private terrace, treat yourself to a spa, a massage or even your personal yoga session. Or you can play boules, stroll through the woods, lose and find yourself again in the maze, pick fruit in the orchard or vegetables and flowers in the vegetable garden. Relax around the 20 metre heated pool, sit back and enjoy the view! Please note that the owner may use the pool from time to time but usually this will be early in the morning and she is very discreet. There is also a tennis court within walking distance that can be rented for a small fee.
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The Midi-Pyrenees region
The south of France and Languedoc is swamped with beautiful and dramatic landscapes, medieval towns, Cather castles and of course beaches. There are great stretches of spectacular landscapes and river gorges.
The south of France and Languedoc has superb ecclesiastical architecture, great medieval towns like Cordes and Carcassonne, and surprisingly unpopulated beaches away from the major resorts.
The heartland of the region is the Bas Languedoc, the dry, coastal plain, stony, vine growing hills between Nimes and Carcassonne. The area has seen massive tourist development, especially on the coast, and a drastic transformation of the Languedoc’s cheap wine industry.
The Eastern Languedoc is dominated by 2 major cities, Montpellier and Nimes. Nimes is a busy modern town impressive for its denim textile industry and boasts some of the most extensive Roman remains in Europe.
Nimes also has a great tradition of bullfighting. The wildest and best know bullfight is the Feria de Pentecote, which is a 5 day festival over the Whitsun weekend. Millions crowd into Nimes to watch amateur and the worlds best matadors compete. Montpellier too has a fine history.
Thousands of years of intellectual activity and trade have Montpellier a heaving, full of life city. Benjamin of Tudela, the 12th century Jewish traveller, documented that the city’s streets were buzzing with traders from every corner of Greece, Egypt, Spain, Gaul, Pisa and Genoa. Today this University City is vying with Toulouse for the title of the most dynamic city in the south of France and Languedoc. It is worth noting too that the beaches around Montpellier are largely untouched.
The beautiful historic city Toulouse is the cultural capital of the Languedoc. With its charming, historic and cosmopolitan centre Toulouse is one of France’s most vibrant and metropolitan cities. Toulouse is a university city second only to Paris; it is a world renowned aviation centre and has a claim to be the European capital of poetry!
The southern part of Languedoc boasts a stirring and varied landscape. From the coastal flats to the rocky hills the region has a rugged and rich backdrop. The fortress town of Carcassonne is perhaps the most notable, historic and beautiful in the southern Languedoc.
The nearby crumbling Cathar castles of the Aude hark back to the Languedoc’s era of independence, and the wars against the Cathars in the 12th century.
The south of France and Languedoc has such a diverse landscape, you have stylish and chic yacht ports, rolling valleys, rivers, a great and very evident Medieval history, Mediterranean beaches, immense cities and the weather to match. Some of France’s best chateaux are found in the south of France and Languedoc region, and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a holiday chateau in France.
Our area, the Lauragais, has often been likened to Tuscany, to where the blue pastel produced from the woad grown here was exported in the 15th Century. From the chateau you can shop at the renowned Revel saturday market (thus the suggested Friday – Friday week), you can visit Soreze and the military school started by Louis xiv, where you can eat, take in a concert, or even go to the dogs (show) to savour a very good daube de sanglier if you’re here at the right time. Albi’s imposing red brick Cathederal de St Cecile and the Palace de Berbie which houses the Toulouse Lautrec Museum is an hour’s drive through plane tree lined countryside and fields of sunflowers. Carcassonne’s medieval battlements are an hour away.
Local regional wine areas include Gaillac, the Corbiers, Cahors, the Minervois, Fitou, Limoux, Jurançon, St Mont, St Chinian to name a few. Experience the famous casoulet, foies gras, magret de canard, some of the best chickens you’ve ever tasted…sublime asparagus in season, local cheeses….and the Padiès tomatoes!
A range of activities are available, including tennis nearby, paragliding at Dourgne, sailing on the famous Lac St Féréol, trips on Pierre Paul Riquet’s Canal de Midi , cycling on the route used by the “tour de France”, various golf courses, tennis nearby, petanque in every village - and at the chateau
Cathar history surrounds us - the main sites can be explored from the chateau
On the gastronomic side, specialty cooking workshops for groups, or private lessons can be organized.
You can check out the numerous vide greniers, the various music festivals and the fêtes de villages.