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A unique family and group destination in the tranquil heart of southern France

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The medieval chateau tower
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
Chateau
A CHATEAU TOWER Our guest house is the former donjon or castle keep of the historic Château de Balsac. This medieval tower was built beginning 1175, and has been continuously occupied since that time. Now it’s been converted to a comfortable, three-story lodging with views of the surrounding countryside. Some of the rooms have 15 foot arched ceilings while others have beautiful fireplaces and mantels. The guest house is large and can accommodate 8 people very comfortably. Each upper floor has two spacious bedrooms and a shower room. The bottom floor has a kitchen, dining and sitting room. A private courtyard, private entrance and dedicated parking are included. The Chateau is our new home – we recently moved to southwestern France from California, and are restoring and renovating the en...A CHATEAU TOWER Our guest house is the former donjon or castle keep of the historic Château de Balsac. This medieval tower was built beginning 1175, and has been continuously occupied since that time. Now it’s been converted to a comfortable, three-story lodging with views of the surrounding countryside. Some of the rooms have 15 foot arched ceilings while others have beautiful fireplaces and mantels. The guest house is large and can accommodate 8 people very comfortably. Each upper floor has two spacious bedrooms and a shower room. The bottom floor has a kitchen, dining and sitting room. A private courtyard, private entrance and dedicated parking are included. The Chateau is our new home – we recently moved to southwestern France from California, and are restoring and renovating the entire property to be able to welcome our friends from America and to meet new friends from around the world. We are now taking reservations for 2020 and 2021. Please take a look at our 'chambre d'hote' (bed&breakfast) offering as well!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The tower is an original historic building without an elevator, and the spiral stone stairs in the building are also original. Please let us know if you have mobility issues, or if you have very young children to ensure our home will meet your needs.
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2 Showers
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Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 18 June 2019

Very good situation closest to Rodez on a very quiet village. The donjon is warmly, the equipments and the beds are comfortables. Beautiful garden with a spa and a swimming pool available. If we come back un Rodez, we know where to go! Un accueil...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank FarAway52754546829
Reviewed 25 May 2019

We were blessed to be able to stay at the Chateau de Balsac in June of 2019. At the time the new owners had only recent taken possession and we stayed in the Gitte that used to be the Castle Keep. The Gitte is like...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Meander28624285741
Reviewed 20 May 2019

Our group of 4 occupied the Gite, which has a kitchenette and laundry on its first floor, two spacious bedrooms and a bath on its second floor, and two more bedrooms and a bath on its third floor. Even though outdoor temperatures were nippy in...More

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank Quest08755427477
Reviewed 19 May 2019

This is surely a find. The chateau is beautiful with a lot of history. If you want to know all about it while you are there, just ask Roland. He has done extensive research about its history and is more than happy to share. Both...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Jorge S
Reviewed 19 May 2019

I recently spent a week at the Chateau and had a great time. Located in Aveyron Department, it's conveniently located in the Southeast of France and is within a short drive of everything I was looking for during my trip; the Riviera, numerous fairy-tale medieval...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 19 May 2019

I stayed at the chateau in April, 2019 for two (2) weeks while I was visting France for the first time. The chateau, the grounds, the beautiful sweet animals and the hosts were exceptional. Although I had the opportunity to see much of the country...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Wanderer41495032753
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Safe
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
- Rodez and its Soulages art museum at 15 min - Millau Viaduct -- 40 minutes - Weekly Markets (every day plus evenings in the summer) 15 to 30 min - Cycling, Hiking Golf, Tennis – 10 min - Conques (a beautifully-preserved village and UNESCO World Heritage Site) at 30 min - The Aubrac Plateau and Laguiole at 30 min - The Lot Valley and the most beautiful villages in France (such as St-Geniez d’Olt, Ste-Eulalie d’Olt, St-Côme d’Olt, Espalion, Estaing, Entraygues…) 30 min to 1 hour - Exceptional restaurants (5 Michelin restaurants!) 15 min to 1 hour
Getting around
The most efficient way to see the sites in the area is by car. There are car rental offices at the airport and in the city of Rodez.
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