Description from manager
Description from manager
5 Full baths
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Book this 6 bedroom house in Aragon today! A total of 12 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 11 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $3800 to as high as $5500, depending on travel dates.
The manager last updated the property’s calendar Jul 07, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.
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About the manager
About the manager
- Calendar last updated:
- 07 Jul 2017
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Aragon,-france Attractions
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- DVD player
- Children - Ask
- Smoking - Ask
- 5 Full baths
– based on 11 reviews
- Very Good
“Anne's review of Carcassonne Castle - Chateau de Chance”
Delightful. Great to come "home" after a day of sightseeing. We each had our own space, but there were great gathering points in the living room and outdoors. We had good WiFi down stairs. Once we found out about the walking trails in Aragon we really enjoyed them. Further afield we enjoyed Carcasonne, driving up into the Pic Nor, down to the coast and Collieure, into the chateau de Peyrepertuse area.
“Tim's review of Chateau de Chance”
As soon as we walked into the cool atmosphere of the 400 year old castle, we were taken back in time, leaving any cares behind and relaxing. It served as a great base for exploring the wide area around it from Albi to the Mediterranean. And it welcomed us back every evening to its charming atmosphere. Its views from both the back garden and upper front balcony. The rolling hills of vineyards. There is a lovely network of biking routes that can be explored if you can rent a bike.
“Sylvie's review of Chateau de Chance”
Great. The whole atmosphere. The countryside, the many places to walk, the old village where we were staying.
“Patricia's review of Chateau de Chance”
We had the best time at the chateau. We were in Aragon for 4 weeks and felt like part of the village community. The real treat was the welcome from the locals and although there were language issues, that didnt stop them from chatting away to us daily. We had a different group of friends each week over the 4 weeks and that worked very well. The property was is a living village. It was beautiful and peaceful and provided privacy for a large group with lots of areas for relaxation and quiet time. The kitchen was amazing with the best stove and equipment--although a second fridge would not have gone astray. We loved to have Chef Nick come in each Sunday for our special dinner that we called 'Sunday Funday'. We also loved going to Sebastian's for croissants each morning and a late afternoon ale. Sebastian has the local store/bar/epicure/community centre. He is priceless and we will miss him. Le Bergerie is a Michelin restaurant about 70 m from the front door. We had a dinner there each week and the food and service were excellent. The best you will find anywhere. Truly amazing. We also enjoyed Carcassonne and visiting the surrounding towns. Must dos include Lastours, Limoux, Minerve and markets at Mirepoix. We would also recommend hiring cycles at the railway and doing the trip to Trebes along the Canal du Midi.
“keith's review of Chateau de Chance”
Overall our group of twelve had a wonderful time at Chateau de Chance. Our part of the group flew into Toulouse airport via Heathrow and the drive to Aragon was extremely manageable less than an hour. My brothers and their families flew in to Carcassonne Airport which is about a 10 minute drive. The chateau has a charm about it and it does feel like a very unique place to stay. The bedrooms were generally spacious, with every one being a little different. The property offers a nice mix of old world feel with some nice improvements. The first view of Aragon as you come round a corner is special but what I liked most is that this is a very unique property, different from most of the properties that we considered - a medieval chateau, set in a row of houses. You feel like you are entering a secret world when you enter the front door. Our experience with Chef Peter at the chateau was wonderful and visitors to the chateau should consider using his services if possible - not cheap but well worth it and comparable to going out on the town. I must agree with some of the other comments about the furniture. I do think that the living room would benefit from an upgrade - the furniture is not particularly comfortable and there doesn't seem to be a sense of 'central design' to the large room. Much of the outdoor furniture is suffering from wear and tear, particularly the chaise lounges and the chairs. Somehow the pool looked bigger in the photos but it is a great addition to the property, especially on the hottest of summer days. The kids loved it despite our unseasonably cool weather. It provides a nice centerpiece for the garden. Perhaps a few more pool towels would be nice. Aragon is a quaint, hilly, little, historic village that is well worth a walk abound. As mentioned, it has very few amenities, but offers a lot of photo opportunities. The major attraction of the surrounding area is Carcassonne's walled medieval city La Cite. It is about 8 miles from Aragon if you drive the most direct route from Aragon, following the signs to Carcassonne and then for La Cite. However for a more breath-taking first impression of this walled medieval city, I would suggest that you enter Carcassonne from its southern approach, the motorway side.
Response from the manager The owners have had the outside furniture repaired. August 2010
“Berton's review of Chateau de Chance”
Excellent chateau - very large and good for family get togethers or groups. Location on top of village. Bathrooms can be updated. Hand held showers result in leakage around tub. The view was excellent.
“Betsy's review of Chateau de Chance”
We enjoyed the week. The house is full of charm. We used it as a base for exploring the area. The charm, outside area and the quiet surroundings. Other places to see were quite a distance by car. The ants in the kitchen were bothersome. We had difficulty getting Internet access. It was beautiful and there was a lot to see.
Response from the manager A storm interferred with the Internet and phone line and is now fixed. See note above. The keyholder is adding another phone contact line.
“Alan's review of Chateau de Chance”
Very enjoyable. Wonderful fireplace! Make it big to avoid it smoking - it's a truly medieval indulgence. Furniture could be more comfortable. Beautiful views and countryside.
“Sandy's review of Chateau de Chance”
We loved our experience at the chateau. Our party was able to relax and decompress from our hectic lives. The views. Absolutely stunning! We also arranged for a catered dinner one evening - don't miss this opportunity! It is an excellent value. The food and wine was absolutely excellent and in great abundance. This is a minor issue, however the outdoor furniture was not as comfortable as we would have liked. The wineries, restaurants and other historic landmarks.
“Elias's review of Chateau de Chance”
The chateau is a spectacular blend of history, quiet location, and amazing views and weather. Although a historic structure the interior has been nicely updated to a modern standard. The chateau accommodated the needs of our large group. The location. It is close to many attractions, yet at the same time, feels exclusive and hidden. The location in a small village added to the charm. Some of the windows could use screens to keep the bugs out, but otherwise no complaints. There is so much to do in the Midi-Pyrenees that it would take many trips to take it all in. We visited attractions close to the chateau such as the medieval city of Carcassonne as well as farther places such as Albi and Cordes sur Ciel. Driving in southwest France is remarkably easy. A visit to Montagne Noir and the regional nature park which is just 15-20 minutes drive from the Chateau is a must.