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In the heart of rural Gascony, surrounded by a 500-acre estate featuring wild deer and boar, this family château is a remarkable place to stay.
Step back in time into the characterful interiors of this 9-bedroom château featuring antique furnishings and a rustic yet classic style. Beautiful features such as sweeping staircases, grand fireplaces and rolltop baths add to the historical yet homely ambience whilst there are modern comforts throughout such as Wi-Fi, Sonos speakers and Netflix. The beautiful kitchen is the perfect place to cook up a Gascon feast with its large Aga and Smeg oven, which can be served by candlelight in the dining room or out in the gardens on a warm summers evening.
During the day the swimming pool affords magnificent views of the Pyrenees in the distance or take a dip in the evening as the pool is beautifully lit up at night. Relax in the gardens whilst the kids play boules or croquet before heading out to the woodland to build dens in the vast and wonderful grounds. There is even a 14-acre lake, perfect for fishing or simply take out the rowing boat for a picnic in breathtaking surroundings as you appreciate the space, peace and quiet around you.
This is a fascinating area and there are some wonderful walking trails through the estate and beyond; indeed this region is a paradise for walkers, hikers and cyclists. Keen golfers only need to head 20 minutes north to Eauze whilst families are spoilt for activities from horse-riding to swimming and kayaking or simply picnicking by the local lakes within a short drive.
As well as shops and restaurants, the local village has a lovely Farmer’s market on a Monday morning or head to Eauze on a Thursday where you can buy oysters, bread and cheeses amongst other delicious local products in the remarkable market before enjoying foie gras and local duck in one of the excellent restaurants.
There’s an abundance of idyllic villages nearby from Lectoure to Fourcès whilst the beautiful cities of Auch and Pau are also worthy of a wonderful day out. Or simply head to the River Adour where you can walk peacefully by the riverside with its tumbling waterfalls and pools, finding the perfect spot for a picnic, fishing or bird-watching.
After making the most of all that this remarkable region has to offer, return to the peaceful surroundings of your historic château and with the services on offer and glorious grounds around you, you may never wish to leave.
Château Beaux Champs is located in rural Gascony in a 500-acre estate with woodland, organic farmland, deer and boar and a 14-acre lake which is suitable for fishing and has its own rowing boat. The owner has created some wonderful walks through the estate and guides can be provided to guests. You can even camp out for an adventure under the clear starry skies at night.
The local village is a 4km drive and here you will find cafes, restaurants, a pharmacy and a small supermarket as well as tennis courts. The Farmer’s market is on a Monday morning and there are regular Vide Greniers (garage sales) which are popular with locals and visitors alike. Just a little drive further through the woods you will find a lake with waterslides and a sandy beach plus areas where you can picnic or barbecue as well as lakeside walks and a centre for paint-balling and tree-top activities.
Another village, just under 6km away, also has a village restaurant and a market on a Tuesday evening in the summer. Here you will also find another beautiful lake where you can enjoy watersports such as kayaking, play volleyball or go out for a swim.
Indeed, this is an amazing area for those looking for activities with vast trails suitable for hiking and cycling across the wonderful landscapes and many horse-riding centres across the region. Golf is just 20 minutes away near Eauze whilst families may especially enjoy the waterpark in Gondrin (30km), open in July and August.
This is true Gascony, known also as The Gers, one of France’s most unspoilt and rural regions well known for its vineyards and wonderful gastronomy. One of the best ways to experience its amazing cuisine is by exploring some of the fantastic markets scattered across villages and towns. As well as the market in the local village on a Monday morning, the Farmer’s market in Eauze (22km) on a Thursday is also worthy of a visit where you can buy oysters, breads, cheeses in one of the three different market zones, followed by a delicious lunch of duck and Foie Gras. There is also a great market in nearby Vic-Fezensac (20km) on a Friday or head further afield to the idyllic village of Lectoure (65km) with its beautiful Friday morning market.
Other villages further afield to explore include three of France's ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, Fourcès (42km), Larresingle (41km) and Montréal du Gers (36km).
Another wonderful day out is walking by the beautiful River Adour with its waterfalls and pools, a lovely place for all ages with fishing, picnics or bird watching in wonderful surroundings.
Not forgetting some of the great towns and cities of the region such as Condom (47km) with its Michelin-starred restaurant as well as boat rental or Auch (50km), with its old quarter raised high above the Gers river, has an incredible cathedral. Pau (78km) should be visited for its excellent spa as well as wonderful sightseeing opportunities in this historical city.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request from below or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Catering (including barbecues)
- Extra cleaning/laundry
- Fridge stocking/shopping service
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Fishing (rods not supplied)
- Boat trips
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!