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CASTLE ROUSSILLON THIRTEENTH CENTURY FORTRESS NEAR CAHORS

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Catherine Gasiglia

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CASTLE ROUSSILLON THIRTEENTH CENTURY FORTRESS NEAR CAHORS

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday castle in Saint Pierre Lafeuille - Castle Roussillon

Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille, Lot

The castle of Roussillon is a fortress of XIII century castle lined with a certification, which greeted King Louis XIII in 1632. Three towers and a large main building renovated in the state of the art, open onto two interior courtyards landscaped gardens. Protected by the moat, let yourself be enchanted by the magic of this unique location overlooking the hills of Cahors. You are at home throughout the property, the castle with rooms where you can accommodate twenty people, its great banqueting hall which can accommodate up to 120 people and its huge park. At 1:10 of Toulouse, Roussillon is an ideal place to spend your family vacation, discover the Lot and Quercy, or a big party with friends, a birthday, or wedding.

See more of photos, see our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com

The castle of Roussillon is the town of Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille located 5 minutes from Cahors, a town flourishing past as evidenced by the famous bridge Valentré, structure fortified with three towers, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO under the road to St Jacques de Compostela.

Discover the Lot valley, whose course is bordered by high cliffs which is perched the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. After Cahors, the Lot valley widens, the cliffs give way to terraces: it is there that thrive Cahors wines, popular since the Middle Ages by kings and nobles. On the slopes of limestone hills around Montcuq, the vineyards of the Coteaux du Quercy has found its place. Not to mention the wine country of the Lot, including cultivated around Rocamadour.

North, the Dordogne valley offers its proud castles, Castelnau-Bretenoux Montal and villages except as Carennac.

The limestone plateaus or plateaux, its land of heath and forest of small oaks, sprinkled with dry stone buildings, are part of the territory of the Regional Park of Causses of Quercy. The Lot department has four. The further north, the Causse de Martel is less arid and its neighbor recalls the Correze; between the Dordogne and Lot, the Causse de Gramat famous for its flagship sites, Rocamadour and the Padirac; between Cele and Lot, the equivalent in miniature, the plateau of Causse de Cajarc also called Gréalou, and on the other side of the high cliffs of the Lot, the Causse de Limogne, kingdom of truffles.

On site, go to meet the fascinating history of the castle of Roussillon: Built from the thirteenth to fifteenth century Roussillon had eight towers, three main buildings, a chapel and a cloister. It was a fortress lined with a castle approval.

The present fortress was probably built on earlier remains, in the eighth century: Roussillon was a stronghold of the Duke of Waïffre, Duke of Aquitaine, in the war that pitted him against Pepin the Short.

In the thirteenth century, this medieval castle has belonged to the family Roussillon family which takes its name. Roussillon who sometimes spells Roussilhe in ancient documents, can also mean 'scorched earth', which probably refers to the dry land of this region of the Causses.

The fourteenth century, the Hundred Years War opposes French and English. Antéjac of Raymond, lord of Roussillon, the King of England recognizes the rights to the crown of France, and opens his castle to the English in 1355.

In the sixteenth century, Roussillon becomes a stronghold of Protestantism, the lords who occupy that espoused the cause of the Protestants during the religious wars that marked the century.

In 1632, Jean-III Gontaud d'Oriolle received the king Louis XIII, who was returning from Toulouse step in Roussillon for lunch, in the grand ballroom today, called the House of Madame.

In 1728, Antoine-François de-Gontaud Cabrerets which has, in addition Roussillon, the castle where he prefers to reside Cabrerets, farmed the manor. The House of Madame is divided into three rooms by partitions to serve as housing for farmers. Abandoned by the lords, Roussillon has lost its splendor.

If the castle itself is in ruins, the land of the environment is a source of wealth. The nipple that dominates the old fortress is covered with vines. A document from 1766 tells us that there harvest 'table wine and wine to the black stranger' and 'we must be careful that the Roussillon wine is far superior to that of Cabrerets' .

A revolution, as Roussillon no longer a symbol of power, it is not a victim of mob justice. But his ruin worsens in the early nineteenth century when the heirs of Marshal Biron Gontaud-second to the steward of the property that systematically dismantles to sell the stones used to build the houses of villages.

In 1958, the family buys Mailhol Roussillon and its restoration. At that time, the castle is buried up to the first floor and sometimes the second by the rubble. One can hardly guess its architecture. Enormous work has been done to renovate three towers and two buildings and the Chamber of Madame, who found the splendor of yesteryear. Jean-Francois Mailhol, the current owner continues with passion the work begun by his parents. See our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com

The castle of Roussillon is the town of Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille located 5 minutes from Cahors, a town flourishing past as evidenced by the famous bridge Valentré, structure fortified with three towers, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO under the road to St Jacques de Compostela.

Discover the Lot valley, whose course is bordered by high cliffs which is perched the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. After Cahors, the Lot valley widens, the cliffs give way to terraces: it is there that thrive Cahors wines, popular since the Middle Ages by kings and nobles. On the slopes of limestone hills around Montcuq, the vineyards of the Coteaux du Quercy has found its place. Not to mention the wine country of the Lot, including cultivated around Rocamadour.

North, the Dordogne valley offers its proud castles, Castelnau-Bretenoux Montal and villages except as Carennac.

The limestone plateaus or plateaux, its land of heath and forest of small oaks, sprinkled with dry stone buildings, are part of the territory of the Regional Park of Causses of Quercy. The Lot department has four. The further north, the Causse de Martel is less arid and its neighbor recalls the Correze; between the Dordogne and Lot, the Causse de Gramat famous for its flagship sites, Rocamadour and the Padirac; between Cele and Lot, the equivalent in miniature, the plateau of Causse de Cajarc also called Gréalou, and on the other side of the high cliffs of the Lot, the Causse de Limogne, kingdom of truffles.

On site, go to meet the fascinating history of the castle of Roussillon: Built from the thirteenth to fifteenth century Roussillon had eight towers, three main buildings, a chapel and a cloister. It was a fortress lined with a castle approval.

The present fortress was probably built on earlier remains, in the eighth century: Roussillon was a stronghold of the Duke of Waïffre, Duke of Aquitaine, in the war that pitted him against Pepin the Short.

In the thirteenth century, this medieval castle has belonged to the family Roussillon family which takes its name. Roussillon who sometimes spells Roussilhe in ancient documents, can also mean 'scorched earth', which probably refers to the dry land of this region of the Causses.

The fourteenth century, the Hundred Years War opposes French and English. Antéjac of Raymond, lord of Roussillon, the King of England recognizes the rights to the crown of France, and opens his castle to the English in 1355.

In the sixteenth century, Roussillon becomes a stronghold of Protestantism, the lords who occupy that espoused the cause of the Protestants during the religious wars that marked the century.

In 1632, Jean-III Gontaud d'Oriolle received the king Louis XIII, who was returning from Toulouse step in Roussillon for lunch, in the grand ballroom today, called the House of Madame.

In 1728, Antoine-François de-Gontaud Cabrerets which has, in addition Roussillon, the castle where he prefers to reside Cabrerets, farmed the manor. The House of Madame is divided into three rooms by partitions to serve as housing for farmers. Abandoned by the lords, Roussillon has lost its splendor.

If the castle itself is in ruins, the land of the environment is a source of wealth. The nipple that dominates the old fortress is covered with vines. A document from 1766 tells us that there harvest 'table wine and wine to the black stranger' and 'we must be careful that the Roussillon wine is far superior to that of Cabrerets' .

A revolution, as Roussillon no longer a symbol of power, it is not a victim of mob justice. But his ruin worsens in the early nineteenth century when the heirs of Marshal Biron Gontaud-second to the steward of the property that systematically dismantles to sell the stones used to build the houses of villages.

In 1958, the family buys Mailhol Roussillon and its restoration. At that time, the castle is buried up to the first floor and sometimes the second by the rubble. One can hardly guess its architecture. Enormous work has been done to renovate three towers and two buildings and the Chamber of Madame, who found the splendor of yesteryear. Jean-Francois Mailhol, the current owner continues with passion the work begun by his parents. See our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment

Catherine Gasiglia

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Speaks english, french
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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Toulouse
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Cahors-Nord
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Lioran
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Cahors
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Saint-Pierre-Lafeuille
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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday castle in Saint Pierre Lafeuille, Lot

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Moyenne saison
13 Apr 2014 - 27 Jun 2014
€933
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,400
2 nights
 
 
Haute saison
28 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
€1,067
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,800
2 nights
 
 
Moyenne saison
1 Sep 2014 - 11 Nov 2014
€933
Fri,Sat,Sun
€3,400
2 nights
 
 
Myenne saison
11 Apr 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
€3,400
2 nights
 
 
Haute saison
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
€3,800
2 nights
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000.00
Notes La propriété est toujours louée dans son intégralité à une seule famille. Le prix de la location inclut le logement des 20 personnes, ainsi que les charges de chauffage, d'eau, d'électricité, l'entretien du jardin, le ménage à la fin du séjour, et le linge de maison. Les draps et les serviettes de toilette sont fournis. Les lits sont faits à votre arrivée.Tables et chaises fournies.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Saint Pierre Lafeuille in Lot

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • French "chèque vacances"
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 465 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Salle de bains 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Salle de bains 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Salle de bains 4 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Please, see our website: www.votre-chateau-de-famille.com
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Chambre de Monsieur - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Chambre de la Chapelle - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Chambre Bibliothèque - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Chambre Tour écurie - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Chambre Barbacanne - 1 single bed
    Chambre Barbacanne - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
    Salon Barbacanne - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • The property consists of three towers and a large main building, where the grand ballroom. The tower of the Barbican has an area of ??90 m2 divided into four levels, to accommodate 6 people. It consists of a living room, two bedrooms on the mezzanine, a kitchen and a bathroom. The tower of the chapel is a large vaulted room that opens onto the second courtyard. It has an area of 45 m2 that can accommodate 5 people, and has a bathroom with toilet. The tower is one of the stables housing 70 m2 spread over three levels and to accommodate 5 people in two bedrooms. There is also a small bathroom and a kitchen that communicates with the grand ballroom. The House of Mr is a studio 70 m2, which can accommodate 4 people. It is equipped with a shower and toilet and a kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Cellar
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • water sports
  • naturism
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
You have an area of ??465 m2, to accommodate 20 people and 120 people for a reception. The banquet room of Louis XIII, formerly called 'House of Madame', an area of ??110 m2, can accommodate a reception for 120 people. Below this main building, a beautiful vaulted cellar of 80 m2 with a beautiful volume, is accessible by the second court. It can accommodate 120 people for cocktails.
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