In the heart of the 'Bourbonnais', 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 (4 extra beds for children and 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.
The chateau is adorned with antique decoration, wood pannelling, large fireplaces, paintings and hangings. There are five large bedrooms, each one with a bathroom (with bathtub and showerhead) and a flat screen television. Three smaller bedrooms, each with a televison, share a common bathroom (also with a bathtub and a showerhead).
There is a large living room, a smaller one that also serves as a library, a dining room, and a further room equiped 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, a table football table and a large swimming pool with sunbeds.
Facilities include: BBQ, petanque ground, WiFi access throughout the castle, washing machine and dryer, dish washer, microwave, 2 ovens, cooking tools, Satellite TV, 2 fridges with freezer.
*Please note, locations shown on the maps are approximations only
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 Center 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 min drive (karting, sky diving, kayaking, golfing).
- Prices include daily cleaning (two hours per day except Sundays) as well as end of stay cleaning and housekeeping. - Additional hours of cleaning, cooking or table service are available. Contact Oliver's VIP Concierge Team for details.
- Indoor Reception Capacity: 90 - Outdoor Reception Capacity: 200 - Reception Space Hire: Upon request - Catering: Catering to be provided externally. - Other Services: All services to be provided externally. - Additional Info: Outdoor capacity requires hiring of a tent (not provided).
Capacity: The property comfortably sleeps 15 adults and 4 children/teens. - Security Deposit: The tenant will have to send a bank transfer of € 600 for the security deposit within 30 days of arrival. That amount will be returned in full within 3 days of departure if no damage is noticed. - Linen & Towels: Included. - Energy Costs: Electricity and wood for the fireplaces are included in the rent. - Heating: If the tenant requires additional heating (the castle is heated with a wood boiler) in May, June or September, an additional fee of 50€/ day will be charged. - Housekeeping: 2 hours daily included (except Sundays) - End of Stay Cleaning: included - Arrival Time: 17:00 - Departure Time: 9: 30 - Pets: Allowed. - Smoking: Yes, Ground Floor Only. - It is compulsory for the tenant to hold liability insurance during his stay at the castle. The keys will not be delivered to the tenant if he fails to produce such a document upon arrival.
Posted by on 26/09/2013
We stayed in Chateau du Marquis de Tracy for a week. I have organized a photographic workshop with 3 models und 4 photographers. Of course (and fortunately for us), the Castle is not new and you feel the history everywhere, but this was exactly what we where looking for. Every room has his own history and ambience and we found many interesting places to photograph. We felt very welcome by the hosts and got all services and help we needed. The models loved the swimmingpool in the garden. The bedrooms in an oldfashioned stil are very spaceful and comfortable. We enjoyed the evenings, when we were sitting in front of the fireplace and relaxed after a strenous shotting day.
Thank's again to Esmeralda and Victoire for their hospitality.
Feel like a nobleman/noblewoman for a week
Posted by PD Bon 07/12/2011
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.
The castle, which even has a spa treatment room, is magnificent, as are the views from the King’s Suite. The windows look out over immaculate gardens, a folly, lake, vineyard and stables, which house horses you can ride every day [reviewing Chateau de Challagne in the Loire Valley]
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