Chateau des Comtes

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You will love

  • a concierge and chef service.......
  • your breakfast and evening meals included
  • 4 sumptuous ensuite bedrooms
  • swimming in the 12m x 6m pool
  • working out in the private gym
  • the lively village on your doorstep

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  • arrival
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  • Length
    Weeks
  • Town/Village
  • In the village of Chalabre
  • Limoux 14km
  • Mirepoix 20km
  • Foix 47km
  • Carcassonne 50km
  • Airport
  • Carcassonne 50km
  • Perpignan 100km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • Chalabre
  • Activity
  • Sailing on Lac de Montbel
  • Horse-riding
  • Attractions
  • Chateau Chalabre Medieval Theme Park
  • Pyrenees mountains

Chateau des Comtes is the ultimate luxury escape; a stunning Chateau built at the turn of the 20th century with fully staffed service, including daily breakfast and 4-course evening meal.  Recently restored to glory with ornate ceilings and fireplaces and gleaming hardwood floors, the Chateau is set in the centre of the mountain village of Chalabre in the foothills of the Pyrenees, a region known as the Quercorb in the heart of Cathar country.

The unassuming, almost hidden entrance at street level belies the scale of the property; as you make your way up the towering staircase and gaze up at the beautiful art-deco stained glass skylight you begin to sense its grandeur.  Richly decorated wallpapers, silks and velvet fabrics recreate the splendour of long ago, but modern amenities and a first rate service ensure you enjoy the utmost comfort during your stay.

The journey to Chalabre is stunning; wind your way through forests and across babbling brooks as you climb into the foothills of the Pyrenees and feel your stresses and strains just float away on the clear, fresh mountain air.  The medieval village of Chalabre has much to offer in the way of cafes, shops and restaurants as well as a weekly market. Chateau Chalabre, which dominates the village skyline, is now a Medieval theme park with craft workshops, exhibitions, medieval combat, and an annual jousting tournament! There are many summer festivals and events held in the village including the fete Galois on Bastille Day. Nearby Lac de Montbel offers opportunities for swimming, sailing, kayaking and horse-riding along its shores. Mirepoix should not be missed; dating back to the 10th century, the impeccably preserved, half-timbered buildings create an impressive arcade around the main square. 

Ground floor entrance:
Entrance lobby with stairs to

First floor:
Library (TV), open fireplace.
Salon, open fireplace.
Main living room, (billiards, TV), open fireplace, French doors to main terrace overlooking village with outdoor dining and pathway to garden.
Gym
Guest WC
Orangerie/dining room, French doors to main terrace.
Traditional fitted kitchen.

Second floor:
All bedrooms have an open fireplace
Master double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite bathroom, WC, door to private terrace overlooking garden.
Twin/double bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), ensuite bathroom, WC (this room can be accessed from the hallway or master bedroom).
Twin/double bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.

Grounds:
2700m2 of enclosed, terraced grounds.  Main terrace on first floor level, overlooking village with outdoor dining and seating area. Steps and pathway to upper garden level with 12m x 6m pool (Roman step entry). Small lawned terraces with fruit trees and shrubs providing private areas in which to sit and relax - some parts of the grounds are overlooked by village houses. Petanque. Free on-street parking. 
Due to the steep nature of the grounds, children must be supervised at all times. 
Onsite manager and staff live in separate accommodation attached to the rear of the Chateau.

 

Included: Onsite house manager/concierge. Daily maid service, Chef, daily continental breakfast, 4-course evening meal (all food and soft drinks included, alcohol extra). Pool towels. Local tourist taxes.

Extras: Airport transfers, local car hire, excursions, wine-tasting.

Special booking conditions:
2000 refundable cash security deposit only

“ What a fabulous place!  The mountain setting is beautiful and unspoilt. The Chateau itself is very grand, with ornate painted ceilings, marble fireplaces, highly polished hardwood floors, yet it still manages to feel homely and welcoming.  The service is the icing on the cake!   ”

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2000 refundable cash security deposit only