Chateau de Soules, St Ybars, Midi Pyrenees, France
Description from the owner
South of Toulouse, on the edge of the Ariege, just south of the town of Lezat, in the parish of St Ybars, you will find Chateau de Soules. Built around the 1840's for the Baronne de Nomazy, the Château is situated away from the main road south to the Pyrenean mountains, surrounded by it's own woods and parkland - in complete privacy.
The Chateau itself has five beautifully comfortable large bedrooms all ensuite. Behind the Chateau is the Old Coach House, which has been converted into two Gites. The properties sit in 25 acres of grounds with beautiful views, a large pool and tennis court. Ideal for large family groups, special parties, courses and small business functions, it is available to rent all year round.
The Chateau is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room to relax and unwind. On the ground floor there are number of reception rooms, including a restful drawing room, a TV room with comfy sofas with access to a wide selection of DVDs. There is a formal Dining room with a beautiful fireplace and ornate mirror. A study room and breakfast room. The Kitchen is fully equipped with good-sized oven and hob, a large fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. The utility room has further fridge, washing machine.
We have wireless broadband.
Walking up the staircase you come to the first double bedroom with a shower ensuite. Continuing to the first floor first floor, are the four other large double bedrooms all ensuite.
Outside the Chateau across from the kitchen is a large covered terraced area to enjoy and dine overlooking the grounds. It has its own brick built barbecue.
The main entrance to this Gites is at the side of the building. An entrance hall and staircase lead you to a large open plan living space with both comfortable sofas and a dining area. Off this is the Kitchen with its own views over the gardens. There are two double bedrooms with ensuite shower and a further double bedroom and another large bedroom with three single beds, which share a large bathroom with a walk in shower.
The property sits in 25+ acres of beautiful park and woodland over looking the hilltop village St Ybars. The grounds are totally secluded. The large swimming pool has a terrace and pool house with a shower and sits across the grass from the main terrace. The tennis court was installed about 6 years ago. Within the grounds their is an abundance of plant and wildlife.
The Chateau is the perfect place for artists as the peace and tranquility, colours and perspective provide the perfect setting and surroundings.
Many guests have said its only when your here you appreciate its aura. Its is the perfect place to stay, to talk, to relax, to rest.
The Chateau is 45 minutes from central Toulouse. A beautiful French city and definitely worth a visit. We are an hour from the Pyrenees Mountains and Andora, the skiing, thermal baths, walkng and a multitude of outside activities. The Chateau is close to many historic towns, villages and sites. The area is an undiscovered part of France steeped in history. From Pre-historic sites to modern Space centres.
The food and wine in the region are a joy, and very rustic. There are plenty of local markets, big and small where you can buy most local products.
Our local town caters for everything with plenty of bakers, butchers and all that you might need, including a supermarket.
Chateau De Soules is less than 1 hour from Toulouse airport (BA, Easyjet and FlyBe) and is 1 1/2 hours from Carcassonne and 2 hours from Bordeaux.
There are direct flights from cities including London, Dublin, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and many more.
Other international airports in the region are Bergerac, Limoges, Perpignan, Rodez and Pau.
By road the Chateau is 8-9 hours drive from Calais and a day by rail from London St Pancras....Read more
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