Languedoc South of France holiday accommodation in a Medieval Chateau near St Chinian, to sleep 14-16. Set in a park on a 5 acre private estate with heated pool and Wi-Fi. Ideal for large groups and weddings.
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A magnificent medieval 12th century chateau set in a private park and vineyards covering 5 acres near St Chinian and Beziers ideal for weddings. Unique historic accommodation with heated pool and Wi-Fi - sleeps 14 to 16.
Due to weddings the Chateau is also available:
2018 Availability: Up to 21 April, 29 April to 18 May, 05 to 12 June, 20 June to 28 July, 18 to 25 August and after 29 September.
Long weekend packages (including meals) possible off-season, seminars and weddings - please contact us for details
This historic South of France Chateau set in the heart of the Languedoc region near Narbonne and Beziers, dates back to the 12th century and was one of a line of fortified castles used to resist the 13th century Crusades against the Cathars.
This stunning property provides unique rental accommodation to soak up the history and the atmosphere of the Languedoc area.
The property has undergone an amazing transformation, with the family completely restoring it and its gardens, so that clients can now enjoy the Chateau and grounds in all their former glory.
The Domain consists of the main building, four towers, a dovecote, extensive terraced gardens covering around 5 acres, orangery, ideal for wedding receptions, private heated pool (from April to end October) and it's own winery.
(a separate Gardener's Cottage, apprx 30m2, sleeping 3, set amongst the trees in the grounds may be available for rent at a supplementary cost, please ask for details).
With numerous changes over the centuries, the Chateau exhibits different styles of architecture, from the stark 12th century to the beautiful windows of the Renaisance period.
Inside, with its vast halls, library, lounges, dining rooms, comfortable bedrooms and kitchen, this medieval setting lends itself to being an amazing South of France holiday rental accommodation to share with friends and family, or is ideal for weddings, concerts, seminars, film/photo shoots, parties and other events.
This is the family home of the current owners (who have a self contained apartment at the rear of the chateau) who are at clients disposal for help and practical/tourist information and can also help with the organisation of gourmet meals, airport transfers, tours of the area and the winery, horseriding, scenic walks, discovery weekends (out of season), weddings and seminars.
Stunning Medieval Chateau to rent for weddings in the South of France.
This beautiful vacation Chateau in the Languedoc offers 7 spacious bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in the main building, with 2 living rooms, a library, office, 2 dining rooms, kitchen and access to the laundry.
A separate Gardener's Cottage, apprx 30m2, sleeping 3, (historically used by the manager of the winery, not the gardener!) set amongst the trees in the grounds, may be available for rent at a supplementary cost, please ask for details.
For seminars 2 work rooms can be made available (one of the lounges and the orangery) and for weddings the orangery provides the perfect setting for that dream reception.
All bedrooms can be made as doubles (180 x 200) or twins (90 x 200), with some being equipped with mini-bar, kettle and safe. All bathrooms have wc's and hairdryers.
With stunning floors, beautiful wall coverings, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces (mostly decorative apart from one in the ground floor living room) and antique furniture, the main Chateau is set over 3 floors consisting of:
Principal Entrance - Ground Floor
Enter via the ground floor to a spacious entrance hall leading to the Great Hall, living room with TV and working fireplace, the library, dining room and kitchen (apprx 20m2) with large oven, 5 burner hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. Independant wc x 2.
The first floor houses a drawing room, three bedrooms, one suite with 2 bedrooms and four bathrooms, 2 with large Italian walk in showers, wash basins and wc's and 2 with baths, wash basins and wc's.
On this floor there is a second living room (apprx 80m2) with TV, a suite with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1 with large Italian walk in shower, wash basin and wc and 1 with bath, wash basin and wc.
Bedroom 1 - A room for 2 (double beds or twin beds) with bathroom.
Bedroom 2 - A room for 2 (double bed or twin beds) with bathroom. An extra bed can be provided for a third person (sofa bed).
Bedroom 3 - A room for 2 (double beds or twin beds) with bathroom.
Bedrooms 4/5 - Suite - 2 bedrooms for 2 - 4 (double beds or twin beds), plus bathroom (shared between the 2 rooms).
Bedrooms 6/7 - Suite - 2 bedrooms for 2 - 4 (double beds or twin beds, plus an extra single sofa bed can be provided), plus 2 bathrooms.
The Chateau is a truly unique Languedoc property to relax in and imagine times gone by!
5 Burner Hob
Bathrooms with hairdryers
Minibar, Kettle and Safe in some bedrooms
Fans in all bedrooms
2 Cots and 1 High Chair
Access to Laundry with Washing Machine, Dryer and Iron
Satelite TV (French with some UK/Foreign channels)
The wine cave is 'open' and guests can serve themselves from the cave at any time. Trust operated system whereby the owner counts the amount of bottles at the end of the stay to settle the bill. This room can also be used by caterers for wedding receptions.
Heated Swimming Pool (from April to end October) - the pool is alarmed and situated in a part of the park that is gated off.
Tennis Rackets and Balls (access to tennis in the local village)
Bikes can be rented on reuqest and brought to the property
On prior request, the owner can organise house staff (housekeeper or cook), and a meals service (shopping, preparation, table service, cleaning) - please ask for details on cost.
Car Parking for 6 cars in the Chateau grounds.
Wedding Chateau for Rent in the Languedoc near Narbonne
Beautiful surroundings to this unique medieval South of France rental accommodation, with views from the gardens across the Cesse Valley and the Pech mountain.
Swimming Pool and Gardens
Relax and walk through the extensive park and vineyards of around 5 acres or take a dip in the private heated gated pool (from April to end October - alarmed and situated in a part of the park that is gated off) surrounded by stunning views, followed by a glass of wine from the Chateau's own winery on one of the many outdoor attractive terraces. Pool 6m x 12 m, depth is 1.20 in the shallow end and 2.60 in
Located amongst the boxwood trees in the park is the Gardener's Cottage, which may be rented for a supplementary cost and for that authentic experience, the Orangery with it's fabulous large arched glass windows, is the ideal location for that special event or wedding of a lifetime.
The Orangery can accommodate up to 70 people, the 2 terraces at the front of the chateau can cater for 150 people and the lounges on the ground floor of the Chateau can house up to 100 people. A marquee can also be installed within the park grounds. Please ask for details on cost for the Gardner's Cottage, Weddings, events and seminars.
Close to home, the owner of the Chateau can organise a tour of the winery, the vineyards and of course a wine tasting!
Narbonne apprx 25 km sitting on the Canal du Robine with it's incredible cathedral is a great place to visit with lots of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, lovely in the evenings when the canal is lit up. It houses the former Archbishops Palace, archaelogical museum and fine art galleries. The étang' (lagoon) has several very good seafood restaurants, with great windsurfing in early spring and late autumn (some speed records have been set here).
The market town of Beziers around 45km away, has cobbled medieval side streets with boutiques, shops and restaurants, the famous St Nazaire cathedral, ancient amphitheatre and an amazing flower, fruit/veg, fish/cheese, clothes and bric a brac market every Friday. The Feria in August lasts five days; bull-fighting, paellas, flamenco dancing, and partying in the streets until the early hours of the morning. Also the 9 locks of the Canal du Midi at Beziers is well worth a look!
A must is a visit to the old medieval Cite de Carcassonne (apprx 50km) with it's ancient ramparts, castle, church, towers and cobbled streets with gift shops and restaurants - don't forget to sample the world famous Cassoulet!
Site D'Enserune (Nissan 25km) is a Gallic village dug out from 1915 with remains dating from the VI century Bc to circa first century AD.
Abbaye de Fontfroide (apprx 36 km) an amazing Cistercian abbey.
Bages apprx 22km. Lovely fishing village on the shores.
Perpignan apprx 62km Palace of Kings of Mallorca.
Other Cathar castles, caves and natural sites can all be found in the region. For more information about this Southern France region, please refer to our Languedoc Regional Guide.
For information on reaching Languedoc, please refer to our South France Travel Information Guide
International airports are at:
Carcassonne - (Ryanair to Stansted, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Cork and Dublin).
Montpellier (international flights worldwide) Ryanair to Leeds/Bradford and Easyjet to Gatwick and Luton
Beziers - Ryanair to Bristol, Luton, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Perpignan (Ryanair to Stansted and Birmingham, Flybe to Southampton).
Nimes (Ryanair to Luton and Liverpool).
Girona (Spain) Ryanair to various UK airports
Toulouse and Barcelona (Spain) also have International and Transatlantic flights).
South of France by Rail:
Narbonne, Carcassonne, and Perpignan have railway stations with nearby car rental.
South of France by Road:
740 km south of Paris (about 6 hours drive non-stop)
1030 km south of Calais (about 9 hours drive non-stop)
Local facilities near the Vacation Cahteau in the Languedoc to sleep 16
In the local village:
There are no shops in the village, but a baker, butcher and grocer regularly visit the village. On Friday evenings, there are fruit and vegetable sellers and a monthly market.
Aigues-Vives (3km): Bar/Restaurant, Baker and Grocer.
Bize-Minervois (6km): Baker, Butcher, Post Office, 2 Grocers, Pharmacy, Tobacconist, Petrol Station, Bars and Restaurants.
Olanzac, St Marcel, or Capestang (15km): Supermarkets and various shops.
Argeliers (8km): Pick your own fruits and vegetables - open every day from June to October
Narbonne (25km): Market every morning, hypermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants.
Beziers (35km): Hypermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants.
Aigne (5km): Lo Cagarol
Bize Minervois (6km): La Grange, l'Apaloosa
Argeliers (8km): Le Chat qui Peche
Minerve (10km): Le Relais Chantovent
Saint Jean de Minervois (10km): L'Auberge de l'Ecole
Beaufort (12km): Auberge de St Martin
Cruzy (15km): Auberge de la Croisade
Paraza (15km along the Canal du Midi): Le Cafe du Port
Ginestas, Le Somail (15km, Canal du Midi): L'O a la Bouche
Homps (15km, Canal du Midi): Les Tonneliers
Tennis Courts - in the local village
River Swimming - in the nearby river Cesse
Wind Surfing - Lac de Jouarres (15km)
Paragliding, Handgliding - Ligue de vol Libre Argeliers (10km)
Canoeing - Canoe Roquebrun (33km) or base de Reals Cessenon (27km)
Beaches Resorts - Gruissan, private beach at Narbonne Plage La Voile Rouge, Valras Plage, Portiragne Plage and Serignan Plage all near Beziers.
Thermal Resort - Lamalou les Bains (54km)
Golf - Golf St Rose, Narbonne (30km) or Golf de Saint Thomas, Beziers (45km)
Bike Hire - Mellow Velos Paraza (16km) - possible delivery on prior request
Horse Riding - Les Appaloosas du Pech, between Bize-Minervois and Montouliers (5km)
African Reserve - Sigean
Australian Park - 3 minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne
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