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This chateau is in a village setting.
Grand Mauroux is a lovely Manor House only 2kms from Castillonnes, a thriving bastide town with all amenities. The house which is set in 8 acres with views of the surrounding countryside makes a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday. Grand Mauroux has been tastefully renovated to provide you with large light airy rooms, peaceful grounds to enjoy the sun with a drink and a pool to cool off in after sampling the local attractions. It is only 25 minutes from the riverside town of Bergerac, with an airport and railway station, all commerce and a wealth of ancient architecture.
The house affords generous accommodation for a large number of people in a peaceful but convenient location, with plenty of space for family activities or to give privacy and tranquility.
Kitchen and dining - The kitchen has a large gas cooker, an electric oven/grill,2 microwaves, dishwasher, fridge-freezer,an under counter fridge ,drinks fridge, coffee-maker,2 kettles, toaster and mixer and blender. A good range of pots and pans, cooking utensils and knives etc. The dining room has a large table that seats 16 and has crockery, glassware and cutlery for 16+. This is a large light double aspect room with kitchen at one end and is a wonderful room for entertaining and family gatherings.
Living rooms - There are 2 sitting rooms both have Freeview tv and dvd players, one has a leather 3 piece suite the other 2 settees, both have occasional chairs, coffee-tables and side lamps. There is wi-fi throughout the house.
Bedrooms - All the rooms are large with en suite shower rooms and are well equipped and furnished. Bedrooms 2, 4 and 5 have a double and a sofa bed (which can be made up on request), bedroom 3 has a pair of single beds , bedrooms 1 & 6 have a double bed.and bedroom 7 has two single beds and has a bath with shower over in the bathroom. Bedrooms 1-5 have insect screens on the windows so you can sleep with the windows open and 6 & 7 have ceiling fans .
Bathrooms - Bedrooms 1 - 6 have an en suite shower room with a vanity basin with a large mirror and a light over, a massage shower and a toilet. Each has a hairdryer, stool and towel rails,bedroom 7 has a bath with shower over ,a basin with a large mirror and toilet .There is also a convenient cloakroom downstairs with a basin and toilet.
Heating - There is oil fired central heating throughout the house.
Entertainment - There are colourful vibrant markets available in a different town every day, including Castillonnes (2kms on a Tuesday) and throughout the summer season there are also night markets in some of the local towns where everyone meets and eat outside in the square with music and dancing.
There is kayaking on the rivers which is great fun for all ages. Also horse riding, cycling, tennis,swimming in the pool or the lake, cinema, bars and restaurants, grottos and of course lots of Chateaux to see and wines to taste.
Garden and outside - Outsidethere is a large patio area to sit 16+ under a pergola and further seating by the pool (33'x18'x4' deep) and chairs and loungers to place where you like in the grounds. You can play table tennis, boules, swingball or croquet or take a bike ride or of course just relax with a book and a drink in the sun if you prefer. There is a large gas barbecue and also a charcoal/wood one for al fresco cooking.
Parking and garages - There is parking for numerous cars.
Visitor suitability - The house has 6 steps up to the front door so is not really suitable for the disabled, although once inside there is a double en suite bedroom and twin bedroom on the main floor together with all the living rooms.
The Owner Recommends:
Castle of Beynac - An extensive castle with origins in the X11th century in an imposing position overlooking the river Dordogne, abovethe village of Beynac.
Chateaux - Duras, Biron, Montbazillac and many others
Lascoux - Ancient cave dwellings and murals. At Montignac. There are also cave dwellings in the cliffs on the way, which are open to the public. Some of the oldest habitations on earth.
Les Grottes de Maxange - Wonderful caves which were only discovered in 2000.Shop, Bar and play area. Free parking. Open from April to November. At Le Buisson-de-Cadouin.
Lougratte Lake - Approx7km to the south. A lake with a sandy swimming beach. Pedaloes, drinks and ices etc, tennis courts and extensive picnic grounds and parking. A popular spot with the youngsters. They also have BBQ's at intervals throughout the season. A good family venue on a sunny day.
Marechalerie Restaurant - In the Grand Rue, Castillonnès. A family run restaurant seving lunch and diner. Good food at a reasonable price.
The Markets - The main day markets are Miramont (Mon) Castillonnès (Tues) Eymet (Thurs) Villeréal (Sat) and Isseagac (Sun) with night markets in Villeréal on a Mon and Eymet on a Tues,Isseagac on thursday and Montaut on friday during the summer months.Great fun with local foood, music and dancing.
Wine - Various wine producers including the Chateaux Monbazillac and the Bordeaux wines including St Emillion. The locally produced wine, Bergerac, can be tasted at various places nearby
Antiques/Brocante Market - Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: local villages depending on date. Distance: 2 km
Fishing nearby - Species of fish: various. Name of nearest fishing location: river behind the house. Distance: 0.5 km
Golf - Name and address of nearest golf course: castelnaud-de-gratecambe. Distance: 16 km
Horse riding - Name and address of nearest stables: isseagac. Distance: 5 km
Signed wine route - Name of nearest signed wine route: circuit de vignoble
Walking - Name/number of nearest marked trail: castillonnes
Wine tasting - Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cavarc. Distance: 4 km