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Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy - Country house for 15 people in Paray-le-Frésil

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Country house, 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 15 people

In the heart of the 'Bourbonnais', in the Auvergne region, just 25km from Moulins, sits Chateau du Marquis de Tracy, built during the reign of Louis XIII, and 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 Chateau du Marquis de Tracy will comfortably accommodate up to 15 adults (3 extra beds for children and 1 baby bed) in 8 bedrooms. It is fully equipped with all modern facilities such as Wi-Fi access throughout the castle. However it still maintains the charm of an authentic castle with everything you need for your leisure, including a private swimming pool.Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otelYey! Wait… what is that?It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.What’s included?Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Property Manager
Oliver's Travels - France
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

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 villa 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.

Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Paray-le-Frésil in Allier

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
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.


3.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

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Chateau Du Marquis De Tracy - Country house for 15 people in Paray-le-Frésil
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


  • Please note that up to the minute availability & prices are only available by clicking on my personal website link.
  • Damage deposit: £1,000.00