NUMBER OF ROOMS: 5 bedrooms and 3 apartments
ANNUAL CLOSURE: Open all year round
THE STORY: Once upon a time, there was a sleeping beauty of a castle surrounded by an immense English garden deep in the Cathar region of the Pyrenees. After three long years of restorations, Sibylle Thomke (a former architect at SPAX in Biel, Switzerland) has awoken this 19th-century château, creating a fairy tale that you can experience in augmented reality! Surrounded by a sublime estate filled with plants from around the globe and a lake bathed in romanticism, the Château de Sibra offers up a variety of sleeping arrangements for all different kinds of adventures: choose between the old farmhouse, where the beautiful granaries and stables have been transformed into three comfortable, spacious apartments (blonde wood, rugs, modern furniture); or the main building, which now houses five high-ceilinged bedrooms with hardwood floors, stucco crown moldings and old tapestries mixed with contemporary furniture. What’s more, the space proudly boasts its eco-friendly philosophy, with a permaculture vegetable patch and free-range hens… In short, come for a taste of castle living updated to reflect modern tastes! Double rooms starting at €190 a night.
TOILETRIES: Berthe Guilhème shampoo, bars of goat’s milk hand soap, old-fashioned olive and verbena liquid body soap; plus a bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste tablets, linen and cork slippers, wooden cotton buds and cotton pads – all of which is eco-friendly and compostable!
BREAKFAST: Included as part of the package for the bedrooms at the Château, and €15 for the bedrooms located in the Maison Métayer and in the apartments. Breakfast includes coffee or tea; homemade sourdough bread made using heirloom flour from the Ferme de Plajoulet; eggs from the coop upon request; croissant and baguette from the nearby baker; honey from the region; homemade jams and granola; local cheeses and yogurt; fresh fruit and fruit juices…
LITTLE LUXURY: The sheer size of the estate, which boasts nearly 5,000 m2 of space for each of its guests!