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with private pool (11x6meters) among trees and roses

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Rabastens / Tarn (village) - peaceful location , 15 minutes walk to the village or river Tarn or 5 minutes drive.

The Château de Foncoussieres was built at the beginning of the 18th century by the Family Chastenet de Puysegur who had been established in the region for centuries.The Property, which was always kept in its original architecture by its various owners , is surrounded with a beautiful quiet park of 2,5ha that has many centuries old trees, pond and French garden.Rabastens, our nearest village, 1,5km away, is situated between Toulouse and Albi and at the Gate of the Pastel region and the Gaillac vineyeard.

Marie-Noelle Raynal-Bechetoille
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

About Marie-Noelle Raynal-Bechetoille

The owner bought the Property in 1984 , having fallen in love with it at first glance!He was a famous American musicologist whose family roots were French from Normandy.

I came to share his life ten years later having given up my artistic agency and I continue to love the history of the region and its beauty as well as the kindness of its inhabitants.

Marie-Noelle Raynal-Bechetoille purchased this chateau / country house in 1980

Why Marie-Noelle Raynal-Bechetoille chose Tarn

The main reason was to be in the Albigenses region, fascinated by the Cathars history. It was also a wonderful way of sharing the quietness of the countryside together with the activity of a nearby large city like Toulouse whenever. We both liked music, operas, exhibitions and we would frequently enjoy them.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We enjoy the beauty of the park , the songs of the numberless birds, the red squirrels community as well as the couple of herons in the pond, or the charming moorhen's family. But at the same time we are connected to the modern world. It is a special pleasure to take a drive on back roads one after the other and let oneself be temporarily lost , going village after village among the beautiful Gaillac vineyards, the Bastides (Castelnau de Montmiral, Puycelsi, Cordes, etc,.) A small church in a sunflower field , a new auberge, an unexpected flee or flower market, then returning home for a swim in the pool or tea in the garden.This is life at its best.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Rabastens in Midi-Pyrenees

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Two Bathrooms each with washbasin,bathtub with shower and toilets .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: One bedroom en-suite and bedroom with study Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom1: A double Bedroom with double bed , high ceiling, exposed beams, attractive tile floor, overlooking the park, old 18th century pièces of furniture , plenty of space. Bedroom 2: with double bed View on pool.. Bedroom 3 with single bed . View on pool.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Mosquito net in every bedroom Soap and linen are provided Non-smokers please If you like we can put some supplies in the fridge in advance, just let us know. Outside: The Gîte of the Chateau de Foncoussières is settled for five (2 double bedrooms and I single room )in the oldest part of the Château and offers more or less 180m² in an 18th century atmosphere. The private pool is not shared with owner and available for your enjoyment . Your private garden area is approximately 1ha in the park. We invite you to the plums,cherries,apples, walnuts, etc.. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron & ironing board, clothes lines outside . Shared pool. Parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels , linen and soap provided and changed every week. Cleaner included three hours a week and on departure day. Other: TVroom/Library , next to the living room, is a very cosy room with exposed beams and furnished with Louis Philippe style sofa and armchairs.TV satellite and Wi-Fi. An inner staircase leads to the second bedroom and bathr




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
20 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66
Stay tax £0.84 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Booking Notes:
We receive payments via wire transfer , 50% of one week 's rental period time of booking , with the remainder due four weeks before arrival (except of course for late minute booking). A damage deposit of 200euros is payable upon arrival (check or cash) and will be returned within two weeks of your departure .

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, with arrival no earlier than 4p.m and departure no later than 10a.m

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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