Chateau Ferme

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  • House
  • 13 bedrooms
  • 11 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 26

Bedrooms: 13

Bathrooms: 11

Sleeps: 26

Type: House

Chateau Ferme

Chateau Ferme is an authentic tobacco farm situated on the borders of Tarn et Garonne and Lot et Garonne, a region sometimes known as the Tuscany of France. This beautiful estate is set in a sweeping landscape, where the laughter of large groups of melon pickers or the soft drone of tractors can be heard from the fields in the distance.

Today, the chateau is a working sunflower farm that has 13 luxurious rooms all with en suite bathrooms, making it ideal for a stay with family, friends or other groups. In spite of the many luxurious touches, the chateau remains a throwback to centuries past, even if it has been thoroughly redecorated.

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Chateau Ferme
Saint Maurin, Aquitaine, France

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The local area is ideal for walking, exploring fine medieval villages, antique markets, horse-riding tours, playing golf and more. There are wonderful villages in the neighbourhood. Castelsagrat (2 km) is the closest village to get bread, a newspaper and a cup of coffee.
A nice place to have lunch is under the medieval open marketplace in Saint Maurin where the owners are friendly and the lunch menu of the day is simple but good. St Maurin is 4 km in the other direction and you will pass Montjoi village on the way which is walking distance from the house. Roquecor and Lauzerte are larger villages that have the same charm but are busier with nice restaurants, cafes, boutiques and shops.
The most exquisite place for lunch and dinner and a wonderful experience is the three star restaurant of Michel Trama. It’s an absolute must but expensive. His restaurant “Aubergade” is internationally renowned and a 10 minute drive at Puymirol. It has been redecorated by famous interior designer Garcia. Don’t be surprised to find celebrities dining here. Lunch and the house wine are great and reasonably priced.
There are daily markets and schedules are announced in the local newspaper. Local farmers sell their produce here. Don’t miss the spring-only strawberry variety “Gariguettes” filling the stands or the bundles of green asparagus. Look out for announcements for antique markets (Brocantes or vide-greniers) on the roadside at roundabouts or intersections.
Moissac (15 km) has a beautiful church and an impressive monastery visited by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Next to the monastery is the Bistro de l‘abbaye on the church square where lunch outside is wonderful in the shade of the magnolia trees.
Toulouse is a one hour drive over a comfortable highway. It’s a beautiful city and perfect for shopaholics. Its easy to reach with the train from Agen. Cahors is a ¾ hour drive and an option for visiting wine estates. A hot tourist attraction is St Emilion: the authentic wine town next to Bordeaux with wine history at every corner. Bordeaux is a stunning city at 1½  hours.
There is a water-amusement park at Agen (20 km). For small children  you should check out the clear clean water of the Séoune at the waterfall at “Rikiki plage”. This is a few kilometres on the D60 to the east. It has a small sandy beach between the trees, a meadow and a waterside tree with a rope tied to it. Mostly you will be the only ones there but sometimes another family will put their picnic baskets on the meadow too.
There are several horse-back riding facilities in the neighbourhood and there is a small child-friendly one on the way to Roquecor. There is a little restaurant too where the lady of the house makes a perfect steak on the hearth for lunch or dinner.

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