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Château de Galaup

St Martin de Beauville, Beauville, South West France

  • 10
  • 5
  • 4


At a glance

  1. Sleeps 10
  2. 5 Bedrooms
  3. 4 Bathrooms
  4. WiFi
  5. Tennis Court 
  6. Heated Pool 
  7. Small Party Rate (up to 6 people)
  • Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Family living room (TV) with French window to front terrace. Living room with French windows to garden, and access to stone staircase. Steps to kitchen/diner (range oven, dishwasher, A/C) with French windows to rear garden. Utility room (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave) with door to rear garden. Shower room. WiFi.
  • First Floor: Principal double bedroom (within the castle keep, accessed by stone steps from the corridor) with en suite shower room. Bedroom with three single beds. Double/Twin bedroom (four poster bed, single bed). Family bathroom (bath, separate shower). Double bedroom leading to a single room which leads through to the en suite bathroom (separate shower). There is access from the single room onto the stone spiral staircase by the living room.
  • Outside: Spacious grounds (varying levels) comprising of garden, lawned areas, terraces, outbuildings, games barn with table tennis, dining /relaxation terrace. Tennis court (with football goal posts and basketball hoop). Solid wood summer house (overlooking tennis court) with indoor seating. Private parking.
  • Private heated swimming pool (11m x 4m) with corner steps.

This stunning country château is one of the most impressive properties we have had the privilege to offer. In their search for the right property the owners discovered Château de Galaup, not far from the pretty hilltop village of Beauville, fell in love and began a renovation project, giving it a new lease of life as an exquisite and unique family home with modern day comforts. We are delighted they did as the château offers beautiful accommodation alongside a heated pool and a full-size tennis court. We can only imagine what the 15th Century occupants would think of their castle now!

The layers of history are evident in the stone entrance archway, the square keep, terraces and mullioned windows. Inside, discover two stone spiral staircases which breathe history, immense fireplaces that date back centuries, thick stone walls and huge wood beams, original terracotta floor, which together form a fascinating backdrop to one of the loveliest interiors we have ever seen.

As the accompanying images show, relaxed elegance is the theme. From the deep sofas in the living room, the stunning family bathroom to the fabulous mix of contemporary and antique furniture, the quality of the furnishings and fittings shines through. In our opinion every room has something special but in particular we would highlight the kitchen diner and the principal bedroom. The combination of stone walls, patterned tiles and beautiful wood cabinetry in the kitchen diner oozes natural glamour, whilst the principal bedroom, on the first floor of the stone keep, is a room of immense proportions.

From the garden and terraces, there are gorgeous views over the undulating countryside, with birdsong or the odd moo from the small farm behind the house contributing to the bucolic settting. A corner section of the terraces is furnished with stylish outdoor furniture creating a courtyard area in which to dine and relax, all the while drinking in the surrounding vista. Conveniently close by is the heated pool, again carefully positioned to take advantage of the landscape. As with the interior, the grounds are a joy but we would highlight in particular the recent addition of a full size tennis court (with football goalposts and basketball hoop as well) to keep the most active of guests happy. Those less inclined to play can enjoy watching a game from the stunning summer house which overlooks the court, perhaps whilst enjoying an aperitif or two.

Within a 15 minute radius, three villages, La Sauvetat-de-Savères, Beauville and Laroque-Timbaut, provide essential amenities and a choice of restaurants, with hilltop Beauville also offering splendid views. Within a 30 minute radius, there are five villages which have been given the ‘The Most Beautiful Villages in France’ award – take some time to explore their picturesque streets and squares. Also within easy reach are the Rivers Lot, Tarn and Garonne, for days out on the water (canoeing, swimming, boat trips). Further suggestions for things to do include wine tasting (head to Bergerac, Duras and Cahors), a wander around the local ‘brocante’ and antique markets, and a visit to the capital Bordeaux, although we do believe that most days will be spent enjoying the unique charms of Château de Galaup itself.

  • Low stone walls, terraced grounds and uneven stone steps mean that younger children will require supervision.  
  • Please note that there is a local tourist tax to pay: £1.40 per night for guests aged 18 and over.

Pricing & Availability

Additional Pricing Information

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Please note that all visitors to France aged 18 and over are required to pay a Tourist Tax. We collect this tax prior to your holiday and remit it on your behalf. The notes above specify the amount per person per night which will be added to your booking.

Where two or more prices are shown for the same date, you pay the amount shown for the number of people in your party.
When the small party rate is paid not all beds will be prepared.

Location of Château de Galaup


Great Things to Do Near Château de Galaup

A visit to an everyday French market is a must -

a place where you can see for yourselves how important food is in French life. Go to the splendid large market on Sunday morning in Agen. There is also a smaller version on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Agen so you are spoilt for choice. Villeneuve-sur-Lot has a market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Laroque-Timbut on a Thursday, Beauville on a Friday and Sunday.  


This wonderful bastide, founded in 1253, sits on the River Lot in a fertile valley producing much fruit, especially known for its plums and prunes. River trade made Villeneuve the major port in the area in the 19th century where imported goods such as coffee, spices and sugar came inland from Bordeaux whilst wood and its products came from river ports further inland. The old wharfs where this business was conducted have now been converted into a modern open-air amphitheatre where free concerts take place in the summer on Wednesdays.

Penne d'Agenais is a beautiful Bastide town

with narrow cobbled streets, a basilica at the top and artist shops in the old town. Quite unusually at the bottom of the hill, it has a small port on the river, Port-de-Penne. Several nice restaurants can be found in the village. 

If you're a little bit curious about Foie Gras,

the famous product of South West France, visit the Foie Gras Museum in Frespech. It shows 4500 years of history from the Egyptians to the present day. There's a great restaurant there too. 

Visit Agen

The main town of the Lot-et-Garonne, Agen has lots of shops, cafés and restaurants and an attractive pedestrianised shopping boulevard. You can also visit the museum, the bridge canal and browse the local market 3 times a week.

Explore Puy l’Evêque

This superb medieval town built on a rock by the river Lot is well worth a visit, with its 13th century donjon at the top of the town. Tuesday is market day in Puy l’Evêque, held in the square in front of the town hall.

Cahors Wines

The house is an easy 40km drive from Vire-sur-Lot where you can find some of the best Cahors wines.

Visit the caves of Les Grottes de Fontirou

(20km), near Villeneuve-sur Lot.

A boat trip on the river Lot...

starting in Fumel (35km) is a lovely way to while away a couple of hours. While you are in the area, why not visit the fabulous fortress of Bonaguil only 7km further? Afterwards, have coffee or lunch at the little restaurant/café at the foot of the château.

Garden lovers will enjoy...

the fabulous collection of waterlilies at La Tour-Marliac in Le Temple-sur-Lot (40 minute drive).

Teeing off

Golf d'Espalais (26km, near Auvillar) has a 9 hole course. The Villeneuve sur Lot Golf & Country Club (40km) has an 18 hole course.

Take the children to Park Walygator in Roquefort

35km away, near Agen, this fun park has plenty of water rides, a tropical forest, fun park rides such as the corkscrew and pirate boats, as well as an 18th century castle.

Messing about on the river!

Various water activities can be enjoyed on the River Tarn at Moissac (33km) such as canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle, pedalos and electric boats. Or drive a similar distance to the north instead and similar activities are available on the River Lot from Montayral, Vire sur Lot or Puy l'Évêque.

Hire a bicycle

Hire bikes in Puy l'Evêque (43km) and explore the country lanes, or join part of the 'Lot Valley' marked bicycle route which follows the River Lot westwards for 160km from Cahors all the way to Damazan where the Lot flows into the Garonne.

Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

Within a 30 minute radius of Chateau de Galaup, there are 5 villages which have been awarded 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' (the most beautiful villages of France).  Discover Pujols-le-Haut (26km), Penne d'Agenais (27km), Tournon d'Agenais (30km), Lauzerte (34km) and Auvillar (27km).  Slightly further afield is La Romieu in the Gers (48km).  

History of the Château

Originally the property of the Galaup family at the end of the 16th Century, it passed into the hands of the Rissan and the Verdun families during the time of Louis XIII. In the 18th Century, Jacques de Bergues was its lord. The castle keep dates from the 15th Century with a 16th Century main building which was extended by polygonal staircase turret. A second main building disappeared after 1900. The square keep, topped by a battlement walkway, has a spiral staircase which serves the four floors. The ground floor is vaulted with a semi-circular cradle, the first two floors have a fireplace and latrines and each end of the wall has a fire hydrant. The main building has three levels. The accommodation on the first floor is lit by two windows framing a half-case window. The staircase turret overlooks the courtyard through a 16th century door above which there is a rectangular twin window.



La Sauvetet-de-Savères 7 mins 
Beauville 15 mins 
Laroque-Timbaut 15 mins 
Villeneuve-sur-Lot 30 mins 
Penne-d'Agenais 30 mins 
Agen 35 mins 
Lauzerte 35 mins 


Bergerac 1 Hr 20 mins 
Toulouse 1 Hr 20 mins 
Bordeaux 1 Hr 50 mins 

Train Stations

Agen (TGV) 30 mins 
Bordeaux St Jean (TGV) 1 Hr 50 mins 


Bilbao 5 Hrs 10 mins 
Santander 5 Hrs 55 mins 
St Malo 6 Hrs 50 mins 
Caen 7 Hrs 50 mins 
Le Havre 7 Hrs 55 mins 
Cherbourg 8 Hrs 15 mins 
Dieppe 8 Hrs 20 mins 
Roscoff 9 Hrs  
Calais 9 Hrs 55 mins 
Times are approximate

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