Rent Château Cardou, South-West France

Heated Swimming Pool,  Flood-lit Tennis Court,  Sleeps 21

5 Double Bedrooms (4 en-suite),  4 Twin-bedded Rooms

3 Single Dressing-room Bedrooms,  Grand Piano

Kitchen with Dishwasher,  Fridge/Icemaker,  Microwave etc

Maid Service included,  Chef if required,  Broadband Internet

Set in a magnificent position, and surrounded by 125 acre of its own land, Château Cardou is a perfect size for a holiday with family and friends.

There are wonderful views across and up the Vallée d'Or (Golden Valley), and for a distance of over 20 km to the pretty hilltop town of Monflanquin (one the most historically intact examples of a medieval bastide town). The approach is up a long private drive, through a plantation of young firs and hardwood trees amongst beautiful mature chestnut, cherry and ash.



There are three double bedrooms on the ground floor, each with en-suite bath or shower rooms; off these bedrooms are 3 dressing rooms which may be used as children's bedrooms. Downstairs, there is a twin-bedded room with its own shower room.

From the dining hall, the stairs lead to the top floor where there are two charming tower rooms, each with a double bed and its own bathroom. These rooms have magnificent views up and down the valley to the east and west. Then there is a huge attic playroom (with satellite Television and DVD), off which are 3 further small twin bedded rooms with additional showers and lavatories.

See the Floorplan / Bedroom Layout with pictures of the interior.

Heated Swimming Pool, Flood-lit Tennis Court

The heated swimming pool (5.5m x 11m) lies in a lavender scented sun trap beside two pretty stone barns and is enclosed by a safety fence. The poolside terrace includes a stone table and barbecue. The flood-lit Tennis Court is just beyond the stone barn.

Swimming Pool Terrace Grand Piano Tennis Court

Kitchen, Dining Hall and Drawing Room

The well equipped kitchen has two electric ovens, a microwave, an American fridge, a dishwasher, plenty of china and glass, and a full array of pots and pans. A French chef can be organised if required. The dining hall has a massive stone chimney breast, in which you can have a roaring log fire, and a baronial table which seats up to 16. A stereo hi-fi and a Pleyel grand piano are provided for entertainment. The drawing room has comfortable sofas, an open fire, and a satellite television with DVD player. There is table tennis in the cellar.

Dining Room Bedroom 3 Sunny Terrace

Maid Service

Maid service is included three mornings a week to keep the house clean. Additional maid service may be arranged on request to the staff at an hourly rate. If required, we can provide details of local baby-sitters to enable you to make your own arrangements.

Linen and Towels are provided, but please bring your own swimming towels.

The château is built over a vast cellar in which there is a laundry room with an automatic washing machine.


The telephone is metered at cost and a wireless WiFi internet connection is available free of charge. A fax machine is provided. Please read the meter on arrival and departure. A deposit will be requested prior to your holiday. This is fully refunded less any expenses or breakages at the end of your holiday.

Download PDF

Chateau Cardou Beautiful Chateau available for rent in South West France with heated Swimming Pool and Tennis court, self catering or catered. 4.8 (22 reviews) 5

William & Joanna Stuart-Bruges    

    E-mail:   contact
Sandford House, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire, England. RG20 4PA.
Mobile:  +44  (0)7787 550 413  Tel: +44  (0)1635  291 942 (&fax)