No longer elegant!
The Chateau is in need of a complete overhaul and refurbishment. It’s highly unlikely that this property would pass Health and Safety inspections for rental in the UK. The electrics are in need of a rewire throughout and the fuse board is unbelievable. There are no fire alarms and only one staircase; the alternative a pile of bricks and rubble behind some sort of curtain. There was a broken window in the games’ room and we had to place buckets in two bedrooms when it rained (which unfortunately it did, quite a lot) as the ceilings were leaking. Carpets were threadbare and the underlay had disintegrated many moons ago. Tiles and paving were broken surrounding the Chateau and generally speaking the place was in a poor state of repair. Also, at least 70% of knick knacks and artefacts placed on surfaces around the Chateau were broken. The general cleanliness of the place was pretty awful; the two hours cleaning per day barely covered the vacuuming and sinks in the odd bathroom. On our first day, one of our party had to clean the pool which had green algae on the walls. Further, on at least three occasions, we had to clear up the dog mess deposited by the owners’ dogs, who were allowed for the most part to roam around the grounds. Not ideal with three young children and on one occasion, our own elderly dog was set upon by one of the dogs! The owners were very apologetic but it was cause for concern.
In another world where the Chateau was reinstated to its former glory it would be amazing but unfortunately it needs some serious money spent both structurally and cosmetically.
Views are fantastic and the village is very pretty. It is however very remote.
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