This stunning second floor suite [6m by 5.75m] with a double bed [1.4m by 1.9m], is situated at the top of the South tower. It is believed to be linked to the ‘Legend of Brametourte’ and is haunted by a beautiful, young lady in white robes.
The chamber’s walls are made of a rare pink stone from a former medieval quarry. It has spectacular views on three sides and can be accessed through an ancient, circular stone staircase, originally the medieval ‘Pigeonary’. Its floor is covered with ancient, handmade, terracotta tiles. To match its stone – its furniture and textiles are of a dusky pink shade. Look out for the strange carvings in the casement windows and doorway.
The chamber is connected to its private bathroom by an ancient oak beamed and lime rendered corridor. The bathroom contains a walk in, marbled wet area, toilet, sink and towel rails.
The medieval bastide of Lautrec is just 5 minutes away, with a boulangerie, épicerie, boucherie and atmospheric cafes, restaurants and bars. Within 90 minutes drive are all three UNESCO world heritage sites of Carcassonne, Albi and Toulouse.
Rates include continental breakfast, tea and coffee facilities and internet access as well as French and English television. Up to two additional beds can be added to the room for a small fee. In addition the chamber is adjacent to ‘The Grange’ which can provide up to six additional beds. Meals and beverages can also be provided for an additional fee.
I stayed 4 nights as a solo traveller in the Romantic Troubadour Suite, Chateau Brametorte and totally loved the hosts, the chateau and the area! The chateau is an amazing historic building and your hostess Alison is not only awesome to have a good laugh with, but is an expert on the history of the chateau and surrounding area. Her attention to design detail is noticable throughout the chateau, and if you are into renovation you will love the work which has gone into bringing this place back to life. I was welcomed by the lovely Liz (Liz & Alison are the perfect hosts) with a very welcome cup of tea and great chat, and enjoyed several excursions to the local bars...to be honest I felt like part of the 'Brametorte family' when I left and was really sad to say goodbye. The views from the large Romantic Troubadour room are wonderful being in a tower part of the chateau, up a large stone staircase...and the huge, spotlessly clean pool with sun chairs is just to die for...I miss basking in the sun taking in the wonderful view across the lavender bushes into the surrounding valley. Would recommend your own transport if visiting (I had a car & bicycle) for convenience. Would love to stay here again, next time for much longer.
The chateau is really very beautiful, just like being in a storybook, and the location is just lovely. Liz gave us a tour of the chateau and told us all about the history, which really added to the visit.
It was absolutely freezing when we were there, Liz was really helpful getting us heaters and things, but it was very cold. I think there is normally other heating, but it wasn't working during our stay. Definitely a better place to visit in summer than during a sudden cold snap in spring...
The gravel driveway up to the house was a bit challenging for our hire car, we made it but it was a bit exciting.
But despite all that we had quite a nice stay, Liz was extraordinarily helpful and accommodating for us, Alison was very helpful leading up to our stay and making all the arrangements (from Australia!). And it all went really smoothly.
It is definitely an amazing experience staying here! I would certainly recommend it, but maybe in warmer weather...
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