Château La Carrière, which sleeps 18 guests in total, can be divided into the North Wing, the South Wing and the Pigeonnier (see the floor plans).
The North Wing of the Château, which is the oldest part, sleeps 10 guests in 5 bedrooms. One of them is the beautiful and elegant Chambre des Magnolias, which is located in a tower and only accessible by turret stairs. This suite has panoramic views on all four sides, a super king-size bed and a separate seating area. Below Chambre des Magnolias is a luxurious bathroom with a built-in dressing room.
Two large bedrooms, Chambre des Lauriers and Chambre des Platanes, are on the first floor of the main building. The former, which has a vaulted ceiling and beautiful wall mouldings, exudes a distinctly elegant atmosphere. The latter, by contrast, has exposed original beams, which give the room a cosy, rustic character. Chambre des Lauriers has two double beds, whilst Chambre des Platanes has one king-size bed. Both rooms share a spacious marble ensuite bathroom (with extra shower cubicle).
Two additional bedrooms, Chambre des Rosiers and Chambre des Cerisiers, are located in the central tower of the Château. Both rooms are dual aspect and have some of the most amazing views of the entire Château. Chambre des Rosiers has a king-size bed, whilst Chambre des Cerisiers has a super-king, which can be converted into two singles. Each of the bedrooms has its own marble ensuite bathroom.
On the ground floor, you will find a large 'rustic' living room with stone walls, exposed beams and a large original open fireplace. Beside it is a beautifully appointed dining room with space for all 18 guests. From either the living or the dining room, you can access the amazing 20-meter sun terrace with stunning views over the adjacent valley. Close to the dining room is a comfortable kitchen with all equipment you will need, including four Miele ovens.
The South Wing of the Château, which sleeps 6 guests, is the luxurious lower part of the building. There are three spacious bedrooms with ample wardrobe space. Chambre des Lavandes, which has a king-size bed and marble bathroom ensuite, has access to a stone balcony with its own private seating area. The bedroom below, Chambre des Jonquilles, also has a king-size bed and marble bathroom ensuite. It has access to a small patio area and its own private lawn. A third bedroom, Chambre des Glycines, has a super king-size bed, which can be converted into two singles. It also has an adjacent library.
In the South Wing of the Château you will find a second kitchen and dining room, both of which have doors leading to a large outside terrace. There is an additional large living room with windows on three sides. From here, you can access a charming round outdoor terrace overlooking the valley.
Finally, the Pigeonnier is a charming free-standing tower-like building located next to the Château. It houses a bathroom with a shower on the ground floor and a double bedroom on the first floor.
There is Wi-Fi throughout the Château.
Photography is by Katy Lunsford.