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Château Rhodes 
09240 La Bastide de Sérou
Tony Butcher / David Looby
Email: inquiry@au-chateau.com
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Languages:  English
Credit cards accepted:  VISA, MasterCard

Département: Ariège (09) 
 

  • This château is rented in its entirety, from July to September.  Exceptions for 2-week rentals by request.
 
Château Rhodes



 
  This magnificent château in southwest France boasts luxurious, beautiful grounds, and is in a region of France with plenty of fair weather.  What could be more perfect?  Perhaps your next visit to France will take you to the midi-Pyrénées and the little town of La Bastide de Sérou.  If so, as you marvel at the endless charm and profound beauty of the Ariège département, you, too, may decide that Château Rhodes is the perfect place to stay. 

The château owners have completed renovating and improving the château, ten years after having taken up residence.  Guests  will appreciate that it has undergone a complete renovation, ensuring all the comforts of a luxury property..  The château is rented by the week as a self-catering property or, if desired, all meals can be prepared by the chef for the duration of your stay.  Whether you choose to stay one week or longer, you will be greeted with warmth and friendliness of the English owners.   Long the residence of a powerful and aristocratic family in the Ariège, it is now a welcoming guest property for the first time in its history. 

The grounds are encircled by a tranquil walking path and are accentuated by both a river and a stream.  There are many ancient trees in the well-tended landscape and a terrace from which one can hear the soft flowing Arize River which meanders through the château's park.  From the sparkling swimming pool there are views of the dramatic Pyrénées mountain range, and tennis buffs will be thrilled with the court.   Table tennis and billiards are available indoors, and there is also a games room which will definitely appeal to the younger set.  Just a five-minute drive away is a challenging eighteen-hole golf course.  The local village has a full range of shops, a very helpful tourist office and a medical center.

Within the château itself are eleven en suite bedrooms, to of which have an extra adjoining bedroom, and they are all carefully decorated to create a special environment for guests. Filled with 18th and 19th century antiques, Persian rugs, and beautiful art work, Château Rhodes will create incredible memories for all who stay there.   Guests will be able to avail themselves of a well-stocked library of books, DVDs, CDs and games on the first floor or take advantage of the satellite television, broadband internet access.  There is a childrens' game room and a billiard room with an antique table and an exercise room.

Reserve your week or longer at Château Rhodes to experience château living at its very best.

 

Rooms:  9 en suite bedrooms, plus two separate bedroom suites comprising one suite (also en suite) plus a further bedroom off the main bedroom.
The château:  3 very large reception rooms, library, billiard room, games room, function room, terrace dining room, cinema room, fully-equipped kitchen
Renting the entire château:  July through September only.  (Exceptions may be made for 2-week rentals.) The château will sleep up to 26 people with the possibility of extra beds in rooms for children.
Rental price per week:  for up to 20 persons €  6900 in mid-season and € 12,900 for two weeks; € 7900  in peak season for 7-day rentals, € 14,900 for two weeks. Saturday changeover.  Five-day rentals - except mid-July to end of August -  please inquire as to price.  All linens, towels, etc., are provided.  Up to 4 hours cleaning per day is included. 
For parties from 21 to 26 people, please inquire.
More photos on request.
Chef and 1 assistant/waitress may be hired for up to 5 evenings per week at € 230 per evening or € 300 per evening for two waitresses.  Food costs are extra. Continental breakfast at € 7 per person (there is a minimum). Fully-equipped professional kitchen.
Weddings:  Contact owners for details and pricing.
Broadband internet access. 
Dogs permitted on grounds, but not inside château. 
No smoking inside the château. 

Open July to September. Inquire about off-season availability for long-term rentals.
On the grounds:  entrance to exercise room and changing rooms, garden room with barbecue, hard surface tennis court, fenced swimming pool, table tennis, twenty acres of park.
Vicinity:  18-hole golf course (5 minutes  away), 50-hectare Lac de Mondely (a 10-minute drive), day trips to Carcassonne, Toulouse, and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, visits to nearby prehistoric caves, wine tastings, snake farm, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding (5 minutes away), white water rafting, the thermal spa at Ax-les-Thermes.

  Directions:

From Paris by Auto:  To Toulouse, 695 km, on the A10 out of Paris to the A71 direction Orléans.  At Vierzon take the A20 direction Limoges all the way to Toulouse.  Take the outer périphérique direction Montpellier and follow all signs to Montpellier until the A66 direction Andorre, Foix..  At Foix take the D117 direction St-Girons.  Château signposted about 21.5 kilometers from Foix -- at a right turn onto the D49 direction Allières.

From Paris by Train:  Paris Gare d'Austerlitz to Carcassonne (Train) 6 hrs; or Paris Gare de Lyon (TGV or Train) to Carcassonne by way of Montpellier 6 hrs; or  Aeroport Charles de Gaulle to Toulouse via TGV 7 1/2 hrs; or Paris Gare d'Austerlitz to Toulouse (Train) 6 hrs.

Airport:  Toulouse Blagnac (90 kms)
Railway Station: Foix (20 kms)  or Toulouse Matabiau (80 kms)

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Luxurious Master Suite
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