Chateau du Pic combines spectacular views, beautiful private grounds and a pool; it has a grand interior but is comfortable and cosy. It is as if you are in your own private kingdom up in the clouds but you are within walking distance of one of France’s most beautiful medieval villages, with its boulangerie, delicatessen, wine cave, restaurants, cafes and artisan shops.
Chateau du Pic shows all the Parisian influence of its creators. The frères Rouquet were local men who made their fortunes in Paris by founding and managing several of the new department stores. They had their new Chateau built in an idyllic spot overlooking the extraordinary village of Najac where they had been born and raised. The house was constructed around an iron frame because – it was said – they were friends of Gustav Eiffel. Who knows if that’s true, but it’s a nice story.
All the main rooms on both floors of the chateau have a commanding view across the village to the 13th century Chateau de Najac.
The Ground Floor
The ground floor has a laundry room and cloakroom with four beautifully proportioned main rooms: salon with TV, library with cosy sofas, grand dining room with marble floor, large, well equipped, eat-in kitchen and a separate scullery containing two dishwashers.
The First Floor
There are two double en-suite bedrooms and a family bathroom for the two twin and one single bedroom, all made up with luxury bedding.
The garden and pool
There are 10 acres of grounds and plenty of parking. The pool is in a secret garden set slightly above the house. There is a pool house and outdoor kitchen with fridge and sink and barbeque equipment.