Overlooking undulating vineyards and miles of dense oak forest, the elegant Château de la Durantie will soon become home to a property development of luxury and elegance, located in the sunny Midi-Pyrénées region of south west France. Homes designed by award-winning architects will spring up along a lake and throughout the estate’s parklands. From these, paths will meander through lush gardens up to the stunning ‘Belle Epoque’ château itself, in and around which will be built a plush country club, a state-of-the-art spa and a relaxed bistrot terrace overlooking the pool. Rediscover ‘l’Art de Vivre Unsurprisingly, France is the world’s top holiday destination and one of the enduring attractions of France for those who visit or come to live here is the French ‘Art de Vivre’ - a love of and commitment to the simple, joyful things in life. Sharing good food and wine with friends over a three-hour lunch in some leafy square, for example, or taking early morning walks through the hills to watch the sun rise over the vines. Superb weather helps, of course. Bright, clear-skies in winter, and plenty of warm sun in summer make spending time outdoors so much more pleasurable, whether it’s to enjoy a local market teeming with natural produce or spending the day fishing on a tranquil lake. It’s this slower, more authentic pace of life and a focus on what’s truly important - our family and friends, pursuing our interests, keeping fit and healthy - that forms the ethos upon which La Durantie is built. Why not learn yoga at the spa? Or make a new circle of friends at the Country Club? You could learn to speak Spanish or bake bread or play tennis or become a connoisseur of fine wines. Durantie isn’t just a place - it’s also a way of living designed to reconnect those who live here with what makes them truly happy as well as offering new opportunities and challenges. Read More
The Tarn region of south west France, on the same latitude as the Cote d’Azur, is almost undiscovered and takes you back to the ‘real France’, a warm and ancient region dotted with pretty stone farming villages and bustling towns, where vineyards spread out in a patchwork as far as the eye can see across unspoilt countryside with a welcoming and generous population who have a real passion for their land. A land of ancient bastide towns, galleries, museums and stunning landscapes and wildlife. The luxury houses for sale at the Château de la Durantie lie only a few minutes from the lively bastide village of Castelnau de Montmiral. Within a short distance by car are the towns of Gaillac, Cordes and Albi - a medieval jewel on the river Tarn. And Toulouse, with its sophisticated boulevards of shops and restaurants, is under an hour away and easily accessible for commuters. Escaping has never been so easy Living in the Tarn may feel like you’ve been whisked back in time 50 years, but this region of ‘slow food’, timeless villages and gentle traditions also offers superb transport connections to the rest of France, Europe and the World thanks to six international airports and some of Europe’s best motorways and train lines. So popping down to your second home for the weekend will be surprisingly easy and inexpensive. If you live here full-time, family and friends will find visiting a breeze. And whenever you feel the urge to escape to Paris, London, New York or beyond, you’ll be only minutes away from the connections you need. We’re here to make life easy A happy lifestyle is a relaxed one whether you are purchasing as a permanent or a holiday home and whether you are single, a couple or a family. To that end, the Château’s experienced and caring team of English management and bi-lingual staff will be on hand at all times to maintain the homes and facilities and the Country Club will make it easy for those wishing to be part of the local community of Castelnau de Montmiral. For others, La Durantie will offer a rich experience in a safe haven amongst like minded people of hopefully a number of nationalities where English is spoken and help is at hand to solve any issues they may be having both on and beyond the development. Whether it’s helping you access France’s superb health system, getting a document translated or just making a restaurant reservation, the staff are there to make your life easy and worry-free. Good for the mind and body. And the bank balance. Few developments combine so much. Beautiful properties set in gorgeous grounds around a stately château, superb facilities and ever-helpful staff. Located in one of the most beautiful, sunny and traditional regions of France. With access to world-class healthcare, culture and transport connections. But the icing on the cake perhaps, is that all of this looks set to be preserved and unsullied by development surrounding it. France’s new strict planning laws, which restrict development in rural areas, should ensure that the Durantie development remains unique, and that its property values rise steadily over time. Couple that with the exciting rental income generated by what will be a top-notch, luxury resort catering for all four seasons, and the case for investing at Durantie is an extremely strong one.Read More
Traditional materials and state-of-the-art features combine in new homes for sale of superb quality - most of which will have beautiful gardens.
De-stress, de-tox and tone up in the newest and best health spa in south west France.
Where residents and guests will gather to enjoy everything from events and courses to meals and parties.
Explore the estate on foot or bike, or play a game of tennis, volleyball, boules, pitch-&-putt golf or croquet.
Top local chefs will be concocting delicious regional delights for you to enjoy on the bistrot terrace or in the bar.