Practical Information

Fly or drive? Which airport or ferry port to head for? What to bring with you and what’s already here? What level of service can you expect?  Here are some of the practical things you might need to know before booking your stay or setting off on your holiday.  If there’s anything you think we’ve missed that you’d like to know, don’t hesitate to ask using the form below.

Travel

Ferry

Distances and times to major ferry ports
(journey times are ‘best’ times, disregarding state of traffic and using quickest route ie. toll roads, and without stops)

  • Dunkerque – 8 hours 20 minutes / 927 kms / 576 miles
  • Calais – 8 hours 10 minutes / 925 kms / 575 miles
  • EUROTUNNEL – 8 hours 10 minutes / 928 kms / 576 miles
  • Le Havre – 7 hours 10 minutes / 811 kms / 504 miles
  • Caen – 6 hours 40 minutes / 777 kms / 483 miles
  • Cherbourg – 7 hours 30 minutes / 852 kms / 529 miles
  • St Malo – 6 hours 30 minutes / 689 kms / 48 miles
  • Roscoff – 7 hours 25 minutes / 827 kms / 514 miles

 

  • Bilbao, Spain – 4 hours 25 minutes / 418 kms / 260 miles
  • Santander, Spain – 5 hours 10 minutes / 500 kms / 310 miles

Air

International Airports

  • Toulouse airport – 1 hour / 90 kms / 56 miles
  • Bergerac airport –  1 hour 30 minutes / 99 kms / 62 miles
  • Bordeaux airport – 1 hour 45 minutes / 170 kms / 106 miles

Internal Airports

  • Agen airport (flights to Paris) – 33 minutes / 32 kms / 20 miles

 

Road

Links to motorways:

A62 Bordeaux – Toulouse

  • junction 7 (via Agen) : 30 minutes / 31 kms / 19 miles
  •  junction 8 (via Valence d’Agen) : 30 minutes / 25kms / 16 miles
  • junction 9 (via Castelsarrasin) : 23 minutes / 24 kms / 15 miles

A20 (A71) Paris – Montauban

  • junction 58 (via Cahors-sud) : 51 minutes / 58 kms / 36 miles
  • junction 59 (via Caussade) : 58 minutes / 60 kms / 37 miles

Train

Valence d’Agen Station – 17 minutes / 17 kms / 10 miles

Direct Trains to Toulouse, Agen

  • Valence d’Agen/Toulouse : 1 hour 22 minutes average journey time
  • Valence d’Agen/Agen : 33 minutes average journey time

 

Moissac Station – 19 minutes / 18kms / 11 miles

Direct Trains to Toulouse, Agen, Montauban

  • Moissac/Toulouse : 1 hour 14 minutes average journey time
  • Moissac/Agen : 41 minutes average journey time
  • Moissac/Montauban : 43 minutes average journey time

 

Agen Station – 35 minutes / 29kms / 18 miles

Direct Trains to Toulouse, Bordeaux, Paris

  • Agen/Toulouse : 1 hour 10 minutes average journey time
  • Agen/Bordeaux : 1 hour 15 minutes average journey time
  • Agen/Paris : 4 hours 48 minutes average journey time

Services

Cleaning

The château is cleaned before and after your stay by a team of professional cleaners on the changeover day, between 10am and 4pm.  The price of this is included in your booking.

If you stay for more than one week the cleaning team will return each Saturday, between 10am and 1pm, in order to change beds and bath linens, and give the château a general clean, including bathrooms and bedrooms.  This is included in the price of your multi-week booking.

If further cleaning is required, this can be arranged but will be a paying service.

 

 

 

Grounds maintenance

The château gardens and grounds are maintained all year round to keep them looking their best.  We try to ensure that disruption to guests is kept to a minimum where possible.

Equipment

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

All bedrooms have full bed linens provided – one set per week per bed
Bath Towels and pool towels are provided – one set per person per week
Hair dryers are provided in all rooms

For Babies and Children

2 travel cots
2 high chairs
A selection of toys, books and games

Swimming-pool alarm

Outdoor Cooking

2 charcoal/wood-fired barbecues plus utensils
Fire Pit at The Clearing