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Historical 12th Century Chateau Bordered By River

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Nov-2016
Chateau Floran, Latoue, Nr. Aurignac, Haute Garonne, Midi Pyrenees, France - 12th Century Chateau, Relax By The River, Swimming Pool, Or In The Shade Of The Mature Trees

The gite is located in the oldest part of the chateau and was originally a Donjon. In the 16th century the large stone staircase was added to access the 3 floors. Original 1m thick walls keep the house cool during the hot summers. 6 bedrooms, 4 doubles (2 ensuite) and 2 twin rooms. 2 family bathrooms, lounge & dining rooms both have doors to patio. Mature trees in the 20 acre grounds shelter many birds and other wildlife including deer and wild boar. The pool area provides a refreshing cool-down, or just somewhere to soak up the sun. A summer kitchen allows the family to bbq and al fresco dining. Badminton & boules sets are provided, and tennis courts can be booked in Latoue. There are many local walks through the woods in the local area and the Pyrenees are only 45 mins away. Historical Aurignac is 10mins away with shops and restaurants.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Call Manager
Speaks English, French

5 Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Romatisches altes Gemäuer incl. Luxus der Modernen

  • 5 of 5

Bei der Ankunft empfing uns eine friedvolle Ruhe. Das Chatteau ist eingebettet in gründe Wiesen und altem Baumbestand. Liebevoll und geschmackvoll restauriert und renoviert empfängt es seine Gäste.

Die sanitären Anlagen ließen keine Wünsche offen und die geräumige Küche mit angeschlossenem Wohnzimmer bot gemütlichen Platz für zwölf Personen.

Die Schlafräume sind sehr individuell und äußerst geschmackvoll gestaltet.

Hier wird Geschichte spürbar und ich bin sehr dankbar, dass wir in diesem historischen Gemäuer wundervolle Tage verbringen konnten.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

All twelve of us had a wonderful time. I would unconditionally recommend it to a large family group.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Somerset
4

Back again

  • 4 of 5

Having previously visited Chateau Floran I am amazed at the thrill the sight of it still produces, as we sweep round the final bend of the drive to see it in all its imposing magnificence. The sheer size with the towers, white walls and blue shutters, makes one want to explore at once.

I love going through the main studded door, complete with dangling bell, and straight up the old worn stone stairs. I am reminded of stories of Knights and Ladies and I know my grandchildren were. There are so many steps the children could spend hours playing on them. Even so they are not too daunting for the older generation!

The stairs lead to two floor levels each with three bedrooms and a family bathroom whilst the main room sports a well equipped, modern ensuite.

Having slept in Techno, Sahara and Royale I find it hard to judge between them as all three have dual aspect. I suppose the large floor to ceiling windows and views in Sahara might win the day.

The stone steps climb to another level in the tower but here one must be restricted to the imagination as they are locked off.

The dining area and kitchen are attractive and well equipped with more than sufficient utensils for a large group and adequate seating round the table for at least twelve. The sitting area is attractive and spacious although did not tend to get used much as we preferred to sit and eat outdoors in the summer kitchen. The modern décor blends in well with the ancient.

Without doubt the biggest attraction for our family is the large swimming pool, fenced off, but close to the house. Lots of parasols and loungers make it a pleasant place to while away the hours.

Although we love Floran it is essential to have transport to visit the surrounding historic villages and the magnificent Pyrenees which can be reached within an hour. Even a trip through the mountains to Spain takes just over an hour and makes a great day out with the mountains providing ski lifts, cable cars and opportunities for climbing, walking and cycling whilst roadside cafes provide respite for the less energetic.

I look forward to another visit at some point and still expect to be "wowed".

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon!
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Somerset
5

Action packed but laid back

  • 5 of 5

We spent a really enjoyable week at Chateau Floran in the summer full of fun and relaxation.

The bedrooms were beautifully appointed with wonderful Thai silk bed linen and clean, modern bathrooms. The summer kitchen was a perfect retreat in the heat of the day and the cool of the evenings whilst the dining room provided a more formal and functional location from where to enjoy to enjoy the local specialities we bought from the markets. The pool was a real hit with the children and also a necessity for the adults when the temperatures soared.

The best trips out for us as a family were white water river rafting just south of the autoroute A64 (about 20 minutes from the chateau) and fantastic mountain biking in Bagneres de Luchon - a ski resort in the Pyrenees (about 40 minutes from the chateau) where we "pedalled" downhill for over 20km having taken the ski lift up! We also booked a gorge walking trip in Luchon which proved an intense but very exciting way to survive a hot afternoon.

The nearby town of Aurignac offers wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, chances to glimpse the real France through open doorways and a variety of welcoming eating and drinking establishments.

When not out and about exploring the quiet lanes around the chateau on our bikes, we were all more than happy to stay "at home" and appreciate the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside only occasionally marred by the sounds of hunting parties searching for wild boar!

I would thoroughly recommend Chateau Floran for anyone keen to explore the surrounding areas on bike or by car, anyone who likes an adrenalin surge or two and anyone who enjoys a bit of peace and quiet or two possibly with a glass or three of good local wine!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sounds like you did quite a bit! The hunters are not allowed on our 20 acres, but unfortunately we cannot stop them from hunting in the surrounding woods - maybe that is why we sometimes see boar & deer on our property - they know they are safe here! Thank you for staying at Chateau Floran & we hope to see you again some time in the future!
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5

Chaleureux

  • 5 of 5

Séjour très agréable chez Mary-Jo et Jon. Nous avons trouvé une magnifique bâtisse authentique restaurée avec goût. (Modernité et respect du bâtiment originel).

Rien à prévoir niveau logistique ! tout est là (vaisselles, draps, serviettes, lits enfants....) !

Equipement récent, très bien entretenu et propre.

Merci au propriétaire qui a su se montrer disponible sans être envahissant.

Bref un séjour très agréable et chaleureux entre amis (nous étions 12 + 2 enfants) !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Travel:

Nearest airports are Toulouse (55 min), Pau, Lourdes

Use of a car is essential.

Chateau Floran now has a boules (petanque) court as well as its swimming pool.

Latoue is a small village that has a fishing lake, children's playground, football pitch and tennis courts. Has a local cafe/bar that is open at the weekends. Excellent pizzas can be bought from the pizza van that parks in the lay by on Tuesday & Friday evenings.

Picturesque Medieval town of Aurignac is 10 mins to the North and has shops, restaurants & museum about the Stone Age. Also has tennis courts & large swimming pool.

St Gaudens is 10 mins to the south with shops and restaurants.

White water rafting can be done in the Garonne about 40 mins away.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Low Season
4 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 
 
2017 Early Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,419
for 7 nights
£1,419
 
 
2017 High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,813
for 7 nights
£1,813
 
 
2017 Late Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,419
for 7 nights
£1,419
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,590
for 7 nights
£1,590
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £337

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Peak season changeover day is Saturday, off season can be more flexible.
Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am.

Notes on prices:
25% non-refundable booking deposit is required at time of booking. Balance payment required 4 weeks prior to holiday start date.
Chateau will not be classed as "booked" until deposit payment is received. In the case that multiple clients want to book the same week, it will be decided by first payment received.
A 400 Euro refundable deposit is required to cover any breakages/loss/damage or excessive cleaning. If there no requirement for deuctions, the deposit will be automatically refunded after 7 days. I am verypleased to say that so far, all guests have had this deposit fully refunded.

General
One set of bedlinen & towels (hand/bath/pool) provided for use during the stay, at no extra cost.
A mid-term clean can be arranged if requested, at an extra cost
No smoking is allowed in the chateau.
Glass and sharp objects are not allowed within the pool area (new liner just installed)
2 cots & high chairs can be provided, if requested at time of booking.
No pets are allowed inside the house, unless specifically agreed in writing beforehand.
Clients are responsible for the safety of their children.
Whilst there is a fence around the swimming pool, there is river frontage and a pond that is not fenced.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2nd floor, Ensuite shower & wc room to Sahara, family bathroom with bath, walk in shower, wc, double sinks. 1st floor, Ensuite shower & wc room to Techno, family bathroom, with bath and shower over, wc, sink Ground floor - cloakroom wc.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2nd floor - Sahara, double w/ ensuite, arched doors; Royale, double w/ arched doors; Bee, twin, view to pond. First floor - Techno, double w/ ensuite; Summer, double; Willow, twin, view to pond. Unique Thai silk covers, plug adapters & iPod stands.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The swimming pool has a safety fence to meet French legal requirements, however please note that the river frontage and pond are not fenced, and the safety of children is the guardians responsibility. Chateau Floran gite has been refurbished over the last 3 years, and now provides contemporary comfort whilst maintaining its individual character. Outside: The chateau is set in 20 acres of land, which is mainly farmed (Sunflowers or wheat). The land adjacent to the house is either meadow or lawn. Mature trees surround the house, providing welcome shade. Over 20 species of birds have been seen in the grounds, along with deer & wild boar. The swimming pool (10m x 5m) is a great place to cool off. Pool loungers, parasols, & a couple of hammocks are provided. The summer kitchen provides a sheltered area for outdoor eating (tables & chairs & barbecue.) The property is bordered by a river on one side where trout , crayfish and kingfishers may be seen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 1 set of hand, bath, & pool towels and bedlinen provided per person per week.

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