10 Bedroom Medieval Chateau with Pool in the Gers region of south west France
- Swimming Pool
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Wheelchair Friendly
Charming and characterful yet supremely comfortable, Chateau de Puissentut is a medieval chateau with a modern twist. Located in the heart of the Gers in South West France the rural setting is wonderfully tranquil, with no near neighbours to disturb the peace, yet is only a one hour drive from Toulouse airport. Whether you’re here for a holiday or a celebration, you cannot fail to relax and unwind in this beautiful setting.
The Chateau dates back to the 14th century and has now been transformed into a wonderful rural retreat in the heart of the Gers region, where the air is clear, the fields are full of sunflowers and the pace of life is slow. The robust stone walls have stood for centuries and are full of history, but the interiors are fresh and contemporary, with luxurious furnishings, up to date mod cons, and a diverse array of living and entertaining spaces. This is a wonderful and welcoming place both inside and out.
The Gers is a beautiful and unspoilt agricultural region in southwest France, home to medieval villages, weekly famers’ markets and regular food and music festivals. Historic towns like Lectoure, Condom and Auch, with their dramatic cathedrals, bars and restaurants, are all well worth a visit, and the vibrant university city of Toulouse is just an hour away. You may find it hard to leave the peace and luxury of the Chateau, but if you do want to get out and about there are plenty of activities on offer nearby – golf, horse riding, canoeing, wine tasting, tennis, swimming, quad biking and paintballing to name but a few. The village of Monfort, a 5-minute drive or a 30-minute walk away has a bar/restaurant, a grocer, a bakery and a post office, and all other amenities are available within a 15-minute drive.
The nearest airport is Toulouse (Blagnac), which is serviced by Air France/KLM, British Airways and Easy Jet amongst others, and is a 50-minute drive from the château. Ryanair flies into Carcassonne airport which is also reasonably close (1hour 45 minute drive), and Bergerac, Bordeaux, Brives and Rodez airports are also possibilities (between 2 and 2½ hour drives). TGV trains from Paris arrive into Agen and Toulouse, and there is an overnight train between Paris and Toulouse. From all transport hubs it is necessary to hire vehicles to reach the Château as public transport is infrequent and only runs to nearby towns. Having your own vehicle is also necessary if you want to reach shops and other amenities. Minibuses and taxis can be hired locally.
The main house has ten en-suite bedrooms (two of which are wheelchair accessible), as well as a lounge with a library, a dining room that can seat up to 36 people, a professional fully equipped kitchen, a study and even three treatment rooms where you can have massages. A separate building called The Chapel houses two further bedrooms and an open-plan living area, and within the grounds there is a Barn with 150m2 of workshop space and a selection of yoga kit.
The Chateau is set in pretty gardens that look out over fields and woodland. Within the grounds you will find a variety of sun terraces and outdoor furniture, a bar and lots of quiet spots where you can read, relax or play. You can soak up some sun and socialise on the sun terrace or round the pool, or alternatively there is plenty of space to find a quiet spot to read, rest and contemplate. If you fancy a walk take one of the woodland paths surrounding the Château.
The Chateau is perfect for workshops and weddings and it also hosts a variety of therapeutic retreats throughout the year.
Conditions of Rental
A deposit of 25% is required and the remainder is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. The entire ground floor of the Château is accessible for people in wheelchairs. Two of the ground floor bedrooms are fully accessible and have wet rooms.