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Ch��teau du Marquis de Tracy

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Paray-le-Frésil - Château du Marquis de Tracy

Elegant Château with a gorgeous private pool

In the heart of the 'Bourbonnais', 25km from Moulins, sits Château du Marquis de Tracy, built during the reign of Louis XIII, and once the source of inspiration for Georges Simenon and his novel, the 'Saint Fiacre Case'.

Nestled in the heart of an English style park of 20 hectares, kept cool by 2 ponds, the elegant Château du Marquis de Tracy will comfortably accommodate up to 14 adults and 6 children in 8 bedrooms. It is fully equipped with all modern facilities but maintains the charm of an authentic castle with everything you need for your leisure including a private swimming pool.

The château is adorned with antique decoration, wood panelling, large fireplaces, paintings and hangings. There are five large bedrooms, each one with a bathroom (with bathtub and shower head) and a television. Three smaller bedrooms, each with a television, share a common bathroom (also with a bathtub and a shower head).

There is a large living room, a smaller one that also serves as a library, a dining room, and a further room equipped with TV/DVD and video. Each of these living areas has a large antique fireplace. The kitchen and laundry are fully equipped for your convenience.

Outside there is a wonderful terrace with garden furniture, a vegetable garden, ping-pong, a table football table and a large swimming pool with sunbeds.

Facilities include: BBQ, petanque ground, WiFi access, washing machine and dryer, dish washer, microwave, 2 ovens, cooking tools, satellite TV, 2 fridges with freezer.

Also within the grounds is a cottage with 3 bedrooms and a further cottage with two bedrooms in the outbuildings of the castle. These are available for larger groups should they be needed. Please enquire for further information.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Oliver's Travels - France
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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About Oliver's Travels - France

Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateaux rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateaux and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateaux, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

Why Oliver's Travels - France chose Allier

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you��re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA.

Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner’s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book.

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based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Ch��teau du Marquis de Tracy
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

No longer elegant!

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feel like a nobleman/noblewoman for a week

  • 5 of 5

The setting was beautiful, the chateau still has a lot of its original splendour. Plenty of space to host 3 to 4 families with children. Not too far south, so nice location to travel to from Belgium, Netherlands.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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nous reviendrons

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un WE prolongé dans ce château. Bon accueil et discrétion bienveillante des propriétaires des lieux. Le château est fort confortable avec de grands espaces intérieurs et extérieurs sans crainte de gêner ou d'être gênés par le voisinage.

Un rapport qualité/prix justifié.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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There are plenty of hikes to do around the castle and the lakes. The fun park of 'Le Pal' is located less than 20 km from the castle. The National Centre for stage costumes is within 25 km in the heart of the historical city of Moulins.

The Gardens of the Beauvoir Castle are within 30km, near Dompierre sur Besbre. The Arboretum of Baleine is within 30km at Villeneuve sur Allier and the Benedictine's Abbey of Chantelle is 45km away. There are also many activities within 40 minutes drive (karting, sky diving, kayaking, golfing).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Paray-le-Frésil, Allier

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
January to March
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
July to August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
January to March
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
July to August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay


  • Please note that up to the minute availability & prices are only available by clicking on my personal website link.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Paray-le-Frésil in Auvergne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that full property descriptions, photographs, availability & prices are kept up to date on my website which you can visit by clicking on my personal website link below.

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