Set in the midi-Pyrenees area of France is the Chateau de Puissentut, a medieval chateau dating back to the 12th century. Originally it was the manor house of the local village and became a chateau when it was fortified, possibly to keep the English out during the 100-Years war, or perhaps, because the de Sariacs (occupants and owners in the 16th century) were Huguenots, to fend off the Catholics during the war of Religion. When the Protestant faith was banned in the late 17th Century the then senior de Sariac converted to Catholicism in order to retain his land and title while his sisters fled to England.
The chateau has been recently restored and renovated to a very high standard. While the robust stone walls have stood for centuries and tell of various incarnations, the interior is fresh and modern. There are 10 en-suite bedrooms available in the main house. The bathrooms all have rain showers, sinks and toilets and are separated from the main room by a tall wall. There are 2 community bathrooms in the hallway. Also in the chateau are two lounges to gather and socialize or check your email, and a large kitchen and dining room for when the weather doesn’t allow for outside dining.
The Chateau is set in pretty gardens with views across fields and woodlands. You can soak up some sun by the pool or alternatively there is plenty of space to find a quiet spot to read, rest and contemplate. If you fancy a walk, take one of the woodland paths surrounding the venue.
Peace and tranquility are assured, while all the amenities such as supermarkets, restaurants, petrol stations, chemists and doctors are reachable within a 15 minute drive. The local village is only a 5-minute drive or a 30-minute walk away, where there is a bar/restaurant, grocers, bakery and post office.