A truly exceptional and stunning traditional château dating back to the 17th century. Located just outside the wonderful town of Pézenas in the Languedoc vineyards, the property offers a unique opportunity to stay in a real part of French history.
From the imposing and impressive tree-lined private drive, to its 15 acres of walled, private grounds, the château is a welcoming family home, guaranteeing an unforgettable family holiday.
The property has undergone extensive, sympathetic renovation and now has spacious, high quality accommodation throughout.
Large, fully equipped kitchen. Reception rooms include living room with UK satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet and a large music / reading room with French windows leading to the dining terrace and lawned garden.
10 bedrooms / 7 bathrooms.
Stunning exterior space consists of extensive lawns and woodland with shaded paths.
Private pool 13m x 5m with pool-side summer kitchen and shower / WC.
Games room with table tennis.
Easy walk / cycle ride (2.3 km) into the lovely town of Pézenas with huge choice of restaurants, café bars and artisan shops. Four supermarkets and arguably the best street market in the Languedoc.
Mediterranean beaches 20 minutes.
Charming owners live in privately accessed, independent accommodation on the grounds and can offer advice and recommendations if required.
Pool can be heated with supplementary charge;
March, April, October, November: 250€ per week.
May to September: 150€ per week.
Entrance hall with staircase.
Kitchen with centre island, gas range and oven, dishwasher, American style fridge freezer with ice maker. Breakfast table and chairs.
Utility room with washing machine.
Dining room with dining table and chairs. Fireplace.
Music room / study / reading room with piano. French windows to terrace and garden.
Living room with TV with UK channels and DVD.
Bedroom 1, double.
Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, bath and hand basin.
Stairs to 1st floor;
Large landing with sofa and chairs.
Bedroom 3, double.
Separate bathroom with WC, corner bath / shower, separate shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 4, double.
Bedroom 5, double with ensuite WC, bath / shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 6, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 7, two singles with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.
Bedroom 8, double.
Bedroom 9, double though to;
Bedroom 10, double.
Separate bathroom with WC, bath, separate shower and hand basin.
Private, walled grounds of 15 acres including extensive lawns, rough grass and woodland.
Dining terrace with large table and chairs and Weber BBQ.
Private swimming pool 13m x 5m with steps. (1.1m - 2.5m deep).
Sun terrace with loungers.
Pool-house with summer kitchen, WC and hot water shower.
Private drive and plenty of parking.
Calendar 2016 - 2017
|From||To||Weekly rental rates||Euros||Sterling *||US Dollars *|
|30/05/2016||01/10/2016||June - September||€ 9,095||£ 7,850||$ 10,204|
|01/04/2017||30/09/2017||June - September||€ 9,095||£ 7,850||$ 10,204|
|Refundable Security Bond||€ 3,000|
- * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
- Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
- Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
- Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
- No smoking in the property.
- Bookings include electricity, water, linen, towels and pool towels (not beach towels).
- Property owner lives in private, independent accommodation and is available only when required to help and offer advice.
- Pool can be heated on request from May to September at the extra cost of 150 Euros per week. Pool can be heated on request from March to May and from October to November at the additional cost of 250 euros per week.
The property is located 2 km outside Pézenas, 25 minutes from the Mediterranean coast.
Pézenas prides itself on its past; reflected in its fascinating winding streets and period architecture. Often called the 'Versailles' of the Languedoc, summer visitors are treated to a feast of festivals, costume dramas, concerts and exhibitions.
Alternatively, take your pick from the numerous pavement cafés and watch the world drift slowly by before retiring to any one of the dozens of excellent, traditional restaurants. 4 supermarkets to choose from.
Don't miss the famous Saturday market that spills into the streets from daybreak and lasts all day. Discover the many artisan shops in the old quarter, and the kilometer-long stretch of antique and bric-a-brac (brocante) stores.
Sunny, sandy Mediterranean beaches lie just 12 miles South of Pézenas. Beachfront cafés, seafood restaurants and all the glamour and glitz of summer in the South of France.
Marseillan Plage and Sérignan Plage for the quieter beaches, Cap d'Agde for all the entertainments, chic shopping and activities. Here you'll find golf, huge water park, 'Aqualand' (for both children and adults), water sports, boat trips, further restaurants and the Marine Aquarium.
Béziers and Montpellier offer excellent shopping and hypermarkets. Béziers has possibly the best flower market (Fridays) on the Mediterranean coast.
Discover the ocean of vineyards for superb wine-tasting or discover more about the famous Southern French aperitif 'pastis' at the Paul Ricard plant in Bessan. Alternatively, the Noilly Prat museum and guided tour of the factory is in Marseillan.
Superb hiking just miles from Pézenas on the Mourgettes footpath, or take a picnic to Lake Salagou for wonderful fresh-water swimming and water sports.
The Gorges d'Héric in the Languedoc National Park offers astounding scenery that will make you forget you are so close to the Mediterranean coast. Head East and don't miss the Pont du Gard on a day trip to Provence; Avignon, Arles and the pink flamingos and white horses in the Camargue. Head West to experience the giant and imposing fortified city of Carcassonne. Alternatively, the beautiful Côte Vermeille and its charming beaches in the shadow of the Pyrénées.
The Spanish border lies just 90 minutes from Pézenas, spend a long weekend in Barcelona (2½ hours).
« The stay at the Chateau was wonderful. Very nice place and nice weather and wine to go with it. I recommend you visit www.domainesaint-hilaire.com if ever in the area! » Austwick family
« we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Château de Pézenas. The kids loved the pool, the grounds, the table tennis and the secret passageway. The adults loved the pool, the sun and the relaxation. Thank you. » Sharon, Mark, Carolyn, Chris, Kerry and Matt - London
« Our wedding. Three perfect days in the most beautiful of settings, pool, beds, château, everything exceeded our expectations. Thank you. » Susan & Peter, San Francisco
« Fantastic French holiday with great company. The château was amazing. » Emily & Alex, Melbourne