Surrounded by the beauty of rural south-west France, in the heart of the Chalosse countryside yet close to idyllic villages and historic towns, experience old-world charm and warm hospitality at this characterful family château.
Château Chalosse dates back to the late 17th century and is set in nine acres of glorious grounds with a private swimming pool. Inside the main château you can experience the historic ambience of the comfortable living room, cosy TV lounge, perfectly equipped kitchen and wood-panelled dining room. Seven bedrooms can be found upstairs, each individually styled with character and charm, some with romantic roll top baths and all with beautiful views over the courtyard garden or surrounding countryside. Traditional features such as antique furnishings, beamed ceilings and cosy wood-burners are accompanied by modern comforts including Sky TV with Netflix, a DVD library and magazines for guests to enjoy. Two further bedrooms are in the rustic and pretty cottage just adjacent to the château.
Appreciate the tranquillity around you as you relax by the inviting swimming pool or play games in the lovely gardens with badminton, table tennis, boules and many more activities to keep all ages occupied. Help yourselves to whatever may be growing in the vegetable garden and fruit orchard as well as fresh eggs from the hens – this is a rural idyll where you can authentically experience French château life in the countryside.
Allow yourself to be looked after during you stay – the hospitable owners can cook you a four-course meal on the evening of your arrival or even offer a full-catering package throughout your stay. You will also find a well-stocked larder and drinks fridge when you arrive – just replace or pay for what you use, and extras such as baby-sitting and additional shopping can also be arranged.
With walks and cycling routes straight from the château’s gates, grab the picnic hamper and perhaps the château’s bikes and head out for some lovely adventures exploring the countryside, looking out for birds and other wildlife as you pass fields of summer sun flowers, woodland and vineyards.
Visit local towns such as nearby Hagetmau and historic Saint-Sever, around ten minutes by car, discover their markets or sit in pretty terrace cafes soaking up the local atmosphere. Drive to little villages, castles and parks, hire canoes along rivers, fish in nearby lakes or horse-ride through the wonderful landscapes – there is so much to do and see in this beautiful part of the Landes countryside, not to mention the cuisine and wine of this region.
You’re also perfectly positioned to visit the surfing beaches of the Atlantic to the west and the magnificent Parc National des Pyrénées to the south. You can even drive as far as the vineyards of Bordeaux or the Basque country and Spanish border. That’s if you can bring yourself to venture far from the peaceful surroundings of Château Chalosse, an ideal place for tranquil times with family and friends. /n Security deposit /n £1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection. /n Arrival time /n 5.00 p.m. /n Departure time /n 11.00 a.m. /n Energy costs included? /n Yes. /n Heating costs included? /n Yes. /n End of stay cleaning included? /n Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
/n Linen & towels included? /n Yes. /n Pool towels included? /n Yes. /n Pool opening dates? /n The pool is open approximately May to end-September. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
/n Changeover day /n Flexible. /n Minimum stay /n 7 nights. All other durations on request. /n Pets welcome? /n On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. /n Smoking Allowed? /n Outside only. /n Other Ts and Cs /n Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.