Despite temperatures reaching a toasty 33 degrees this week, diggers and wheelbarrows arrived at La Durantie to start constructing the first 10 houses at the luxury development.
One thing which will make the properties at Durantie so special is that each of them is to be built on a slightly different level, making all the rooftops different heights. This rooftop effect replicates that of nearby hilltop villages such as Castlenau de Montmiral and Cordes sur ciel, following in the authentic Bastide style.
One of the houses being built is Le Castelnau which, like many of the houses at La Durantie, is named after one of the beautiful villages surrounding the site. Le Castelnau is a stylish, 3 Bedroom house with two en suite bathrooms and stunning views all the way along the pool to the rear garden. Plot 1 comes with the added feature of a beautiful 150 year old well in its private garden.
The houses are to be grouped into mini hamlets of 4 to 6 houses with a shared courtyard. As members of the Country Club, residents will be able to stroll in the Château’s lush gardens and enjoy the Château’s peaceful indoor and outdoor pools. Most of the properties will additionally have their own indoor private pool or Jacuzzi. Another property being built, the 2 bedroom Le Corduries, on plot 2 is having a Jacuzzi semi submersed on its wooden deck terrace.
Residents at La Durantie will also be able to enjoy the development’s own Country Club and its various luxury facilities. The chateau’s belle époque salons and terraces will be the heart of the Country Club, which will add a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the development, and become a place where residents can wine and dine, and socialise with kindred spirits from the area.
Members can interact while making use of the Country Club’s tennis courts, croquet lawn, beach volleyball net, and the pitch & putt golf course. Residents can also dine in The Bistro and Bar on the lower ground floor of the Château, tasting some of the best and most innovative dishes from local chefs.
As you can see, there is a lot to look forward to at La Durantie, and the site will be undergoing a big transformation over the next few months after the famous French august break. Keep checking our blog to keep track of these exciting developments, or follow us on Twitter @ChateauDurantie