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Exceptional Gascony Chateau with Pool - Perfect for Large Gatherings and Weddings - Chateau De Lys

 The Magnificent Chateau de Lys in Aquitaine
  • ID: 356
  • Chateau
  • Weekly £ 4,155 - £ 6,879
  • Bedroom(s) 10
  • Sleeps 20
  • Bathroom(s) 5
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Chateau De Lys, Swimming Pool, Tennis Court, Billiards, Table Tennis, Music Room, UK Freeview, Chapel, Weddings, Own Vineyard, Sleeps 10-20

Summary

Exceptional 14th century Gascony chateau with swimming pool, tennis court, games room, music room and lake. The chateau has a chapel and beautiful grounds, making a perfect wedding venue. Sleeps 10-20

Description

The impressive 14th century Chateau de Lys is one of the most beautiful and historic in Gascony. The Chateau can sleep up to 20 guests in comfort, and also has a superb pool, all weather tennis court, games room with billiard table and table football, table tennis, Wi-Fi access, UK TV,a private lake and extensive grounds.

The chateau enjoys an elevated position with a large terrace to enjoy wonderful scenery in a calm and relaxing environment. The area has become known as the Tuscany of France for its long hot summers and temperate winters, with spring and autumn temperatures in the mid 20s.

The chateau is adorned with suits of armour, flags and spectacular architecture, and has its own chapel that can be dated back to the 12th century.

Wine is also produced on the estate, and can be found in many local restaurants. All guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting. Wine can be pre-ordered and ready for your arrival.

* From 2015 the chateau will have 12 bedrooms, 5 en suites plus 3 shower rooms.

Chateau de Lys

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall - oak panelled leading to a large stone staircase.

Dining Hall - a wonderful room with an ornate wooden ceiling, large stone fireplace, round dining table and an additional refectory table, furnished with a suit of armour and stunning carved cabinets.

Upper Kitchen - brand new fitted upper kitchen with granite work surfaces and stainless steel splashbacks, dishwasher, twin sink, microwave, fridge/freezer, SMEG range oven/hob.

Lower Kitchen - with an arched stone ceiling, the kitchen is well equipped including dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, oven, hob and internal BBQ.

Laundry Room – Situated off the terrace with two washing machines and a large tumble dryer.

Main lounge/sitting area - Spacious salon with wooden flooring and an abundance of sofas and chairs. This very impressive room features a large stone fireplace and has furniture and furnishings in keeping with the historic feel of the room.

Music Room – an elaborate ornate room with gilt finished white wood panel walls, a grand piano, period furnishings, large TV (UK Freeview) and oversized beanbags.

Games Room – Dark wood panelled room, with billiard table and table football. The walls are adorned with hunting trophies, swords, flags and shields.

Downstairs Bathroom - with scroll top bath, sink and WC.

Cloakroom - with wash basin and separate wc.

Wi-Fi

First Floor

Master Suite (Bedroom 1) - This large room features a luxurious four poster bed, where you can relax and unwind at the end of an enjoyable day. The room is partially oak panelled with period furnishing, fireplace and a wonderful southerly outlook over the grounds and parklands.

Master Bathroom - Large Jack and Jill bathroom also leading to twin bedroom, with bath, sink, WC and ample storage.

Twin Bedroom (Bedroom 2) - Originally the dressing room for the Master Bedroom, this room may be used in conjunction with the mater bedroom to create a private family suite. Containing two single beds, wardrobe and fireplace, and with a window overlooking the courtyard garden, this room can also be accessed from the main landing, so it can be used as a separate room if required.

Large four poster bedroom (Bedroom 3) – This very large room features a four poster bed, wood panelling, fireplace and an ornately painted ceiling, with period furnishings in keeping with the room. Southerly facing windows overlook the gardens and pool.

Bridal suite, large four poster bedroom (Bedroom 4) - Located in its own tower, with a south facing window overlooking the gardens, this room is the perfect setting to begin married life. The room is tastefully decorated with a feature fireplace and beautiful four poster bed. A door leads to a spacious en-suite bathroom, with sink, scroll top bath and WC .

Shower Room – Large walk in shower with sink and wc, west facing window overlooking the gardens.

Double bedroom (Bedroom 5) - Wooden double bed and wardrobe with access to twin bedroom to form another family suite. This beautiful room offers northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.

Twin bedroom (Bedroom 6) - two single beds with access to the above double bedroom. This room has westerly facing views over the gardens.

Shower room - shower, washbasin, WC.

Double bedroom (Bedroom 7) - featuring a double four poster bed, fireplace and wardrobe, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.

Double bedroom (Bedroom 8) - featuring a double four poster bed, fireplace and wardrobe, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.

Bunk bedroom (Bedroom 9) – Large bunk beds, room has access to adjoining double bedroom, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.

Double bedroom (Bedroom 10) – Double four poster bed, wardrobes and fireplace, northerly views over surrounding countryside and the chateau’s vineyard.

Shower room – shower, washbasin, WC.

Chapel

The ancient chapel of the chateau is the oldest surviving structure on the site (probably 12th century). At a later date, the chapel was extended with a nave in Gothic style, and its northern wall formed part of the main defensive wall of the chateau. It is accessed from a hallway leading from the Upper Kitchen.

Gardens and Grounds
The chateau boast its own hunting forest with deer and wild boar, a large open lake and streams, and an all-weather tennis court. The main gate leads to a large courtyard garden with flower beds and seating area on an elevated terrace overlooking the gardens and woodland. Stone steps lead down to the large securely fenced pool with BBQ and covered seating area. The main drive leads to the front of the chateau with its impressive gates and twin turrets, and continues to the chateau’s chais where the wine is made and stored.


Catering & Services

Maid service is optional, charged at 20 euros an hour.
A Private Chef available from 400 euros per day including waitress service (excluding cost of ingredients).
Babysitters charged at 20 euros an hour.
Welcome Hamper for all your essential basics, ingredients for a cold supper and breakfast from 100 euros.
Wedding planning service available .

Event Info

Capacity
Indoor reception capacity: 80
Outdoor reception capacity: 200+ Need to hire a Marquee.

Availability
Available throughout the year.

The Venue
Take exclusive hire of one of the most historical and impressive castles in Gascony. The original parts of the Chateau date back to the 12th century. There is stunning period décor superbly blended with modern luxuries offering a unique opportunity to get married and stay in a traditional castle with its own chapel, huge fireplaces, beamed ceilings and hallways adorned with suits of armour. A local legend has a romantic connection (impossible to prove but one of interest) claiming that the Chateau belonged to the brother of Jeanne d’Arc and mentions ‘Joan of Arc’s bedroom’ – an unidentified room somewhere in the chateau !

The Grounds
The chateau is set in over 450 magical hectares of parkland, lakes, gardens and grassland, not forgetting the fenced–in deer park and woodland walks. Allow your imagination to run wild for photographs to remember your special day.

The Wedding Planner
Joanne has over 19 year’s event planning experience and will work closely with you to create a bespoke and seamless wedding which reflects your personality, and transform your ideas into reality. Having experienced her own wedding day, Joanne understands the stresses involved from the Bride’s point of view and how to alleviate this with the personal service you deserve.

The Accommodation
The chateau can accommodate 20 guests in a selection of 10 bedrooms. Choose from our recently refurbished ‘Bridal suite’ (42m2) with Queen size four-poster and beautiful en-suite bathroom, ‘Grooms Room’ (54m2) with Queen size four-poster, ‘Family Suite’ (51m2) with all the original features and a Queen size four-poster leading to a large dressing room and Jack and Jill bathroom with a twin bedroom beyond, 3 four-poster doubles, 1 twin room leading to a King-size double plus 1 Bunk-Bed room. There are 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms and a new large splash room all with sinks and toilets.

Terrace Apartment
We also have available to hire for your guests at the Chateau a 2 twin bedroom apartment with a large shower room, fitted kitchen and lounge area with a large double sofa bed.

The Ceremony
The Chateau prides itself on having its own Chapel within the grounds; it’s the oldest building on the estate dating back to the 12th century and the perfect location to witness your vows. Seating up to 80 guests comfortably along with the services of an English speaking Minister.

The Reception
Guests can sip a glass of champagne on the terrace whilst admiring the beautiful views of the Chateau grounds. Champagne and cocktail receptions can be tailored to your requirements, complete with entertainment if desired for example an accordion player, classical viola or bass.

The Cuisine
Experienced and recommended caterers are available to create the wedding menu to suit your personal tastes from an extravagant six course meal to a simple rustic French buffet or candlelit BBQ. Dine al fresco or invite your guests to dine in “Le Grand Salon” a large, well-proportioned room with oak panelled walls and exquisite character features, a charming setting for your ‘soirée’ which can seat up to 80 people.

The Wine
The Château produces its own wine “Baron de Lisse” on the estate, all guests staying at the Chateau are welcome to sample and purchase the wine prices start from 4.40 euros a bottle. We can also recommend a local tipple for your drinks reception why not try the famous “Pousse Rapière”

The Entertainment
Opt for the calming background sounds of a traditional harpist during your ceremony then why not get the party moving with an upbeat tempo Latino band. Long after the sun sets into the woodland, you can be dancing on the terrace to tunes of your choice or alternatively head inside to our “Salle de Danson” a stone walled room perfect for bands or a disco. We can help you with the selection of your music preferences. We can also entertain your guests with a variety of artists from caricaturists, magicians, and comedians.

The Facilities
A securely enclosed swimming pool 20m by 8m and games room complete with pool table, Ping-Pong, boules, darts, table football and a tennis court are all in the property’s grounds for your use.

Getting there
Regular flights to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Pau, Bergerac airport.

Map

Address:
Post Code (Zip):
Latitude / Longitude: 44.2470173 / 0.45023679999997057
Airport Bordeaux 100 km
Market Mezin 7 km
Restaurant Mezin 7 km
Shops Mezin 7 km
Town Mezin 7 km
Train Station Agen 45 minutes

Directions

International airports are located at Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse, Pau and Biarritz, which are all within one and half-hour’s drive.

TGV services run from Paris and the Mediterranean to Agen, which is about 45 minutes away.

Area description

The chateau is situated in the Lot-et-Garonne on the borders of Gascony, famous for Armagnac, wine production, foie gras, fabulous cheese, being the homeland of the “Three Musketeers” and the pine forests of the Landes.

The chateau produces its own wine under the label of "Baron de Lisse" which is sold in many local restaurants and shops. Guests are invited for a complimentary wine tasting.

The towns of Nérac and Mezin are just 10 minutes away, both of which have bustling markets, fine restaurants, boat trips and plenty of other sightseeing opportunities. The Chateau is also only a 20 minutes drive from the stunning Cathedral town of Condom and 40 minutes from the elegant city of Agen.

Chateau de Lys is ideally located for avid golfers with numerous golf courses to choose from. There are also a variety of other outdoor pursuits within 5 minutes drive from the chateau, including canoeing, tree top walking, horse riding, walking, paintball and water parks.

If you prefer to relax, it is possible to book a pamper day with your own beautician at the chateau, who offers facials, massage, manicures or pedicures. Alternatively, impress your friends with your own private hawk experience as you walk through the chateau woodlands. This service allows you to get up close to these fantastic birds of prey and watch them in action. Please enquire if you wish to arrange either of these services.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: Chateau

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 10 ( 20 Sleeps )
  • Bunk Beds: 1
  • Double Room: 6
  • Double Room with en-suite: 1
  • Twin Room: 2
Bathroom(s): 5
  • Baths: 2
  • Showers: 3

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: No
  • Pets: No
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable

Holiday type

  • Family
  • Fishing
  • Group
  • Rural

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden
  • River
  • Vineyard

General facilities

  • Billiards
  • Central Heating
  • Electricity
  • Events
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing Lake
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply
  • Weddings
  • WiFi

Indoor facilities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Piano
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Tumble Drier
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue
  • Garden Furniture
  • Tennis Court

Services

  • Babysitting
  • Catering (extra)
  • Chef (extra)
  • Cleaning extra
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking

Activities

Local activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting

Other activities:

  • Boat Trips (10 minutes)
  • Canoeing (5 minutes)
  • Cathedrals (20 minutes)
  • Historic Houses / Chateau (20 minutes)
  • Museums (20 minutes)
  • Swimming (5 minutes)
  • Vineyards (100 metres)

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Rate summary - £ 4,155 - £ 6,879 - 7 Nights -
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Policies

Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

Both bed linen and towels are provided along with pool towels.

Energy cost are included in the rental price in the summer. Heating charged to expenditure in the winter. As a guide it costs approx €1500 to heat the chateau for 1 week in the middle of winter. There is also a supplement charged if heating is required outside of the winter months.

End of Stay Cleaning - Please leave the property in the the condition that you found it or please book an exit clean which is charged at 250 euros.

Pets are not allowed at the chateau.

Smoking is permitted outdoors only.

There is a security deposit of 1500 euros.

It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

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