ENGALIN is an exquisite 18th century residence and ancient bastide set amidst the rolling pastures of Gascony in the South-West of France. This beautiful chateau has been brought back to life over the past ten years by current owners; aesthete and former London restaurateur Marwan Badran and business entrepreneur Jeremy Grose. The façades of the main house have been restored to their original stone walls, while the insides have been stripped to create a ground floor of vast open living space with six en-suite bedrooms on the first floor.
Across the courtyard the elegant barn has been converted to offer a further five rustic chic en-suite bedrooms. All bedrooms are furnished luxury Mattresses & White Egyptian cotton sheets (400 Thread Count), and White Egyptian cotton towels (600 GSM). The design by Marwan Badran is contemporary luxury with playful hints of the unexpected. The chateau is surrounded by lawns and terraces ideal for convivial outdoor dining and large gatherings. The stylish swimming pool offers views across the whole estate. View floor plans >
ENGALIN stretches over 13 hectares of meadowland bordered by fields of sunflowers and wheat. The chateau takes its name from Galin, the stream that runs through the grounds and feeds the picturesque pond before encircling the quarry from whence came the original stone to build the property. Gascony is the home of Armagnac, Foie Gras, tender duck magnet and confit and the Cassoulet de Toulouse which nourished the Napoleonic troops. It is also famed for supplying many of the best vegetables, including the prized garlic, produced in France from its numerous traditional and organic farms.
This quiet corner of the French countryside is the perfect setting to detox from the stresses of urban life. A week here offers endless activities for groups of friends, families or businesses. It is also the perfect venue for a wedding, party or yoga retreat. The property sleeps 22 with other accommodation in the area for larger groups.