Chateau Asturias

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5
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Overview

Exclusive Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Chateau Asturias, a castle in Languedoc-Roussillon, brings together medieval and Indonesian elements to create a refined home steeped in history. The dramatic raised stone swimming pool sits near a 12th century original wall, and a Zen-like garden and teak-wood poster beds will make you think of the island of Bali.

This chateau on the edge of Aragon, a pretty village with many amenities, is only a walk away from a four-star restaurant. In this part of the south of France, you’re near the rivers of the Pyrenees for canyoning or rafting, and an hour’s drive to the Mediterranean coast at La Franqui. Carcassonne, with its weekly markets and hillside medieval citadel, is even closer.

Elegantly restored, the Chateau Asturias has six luxury bedrooms that can sleep 12. The first floor bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling French doors to a long balcony, and several have private bathrooms. With a luxurious living room, library/media room and state of the art well-appointed kitchen, you can relax in style. Dine indoors or out with room for everyone at the table.

One of the most popular castles in the Oliver’s Travels collection, this gem in the south of France is only 10 km from the Carcassonne airport.

 
Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • On the edge of a village, this location is for those who like to be a walk away from a boulangerie, not in a secluded spot.
  • Take a dip in the unique raised stone pool’s refreshing waters. It is tiny but very inviting!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite

On the ground floor there is living room with beautiful views across the gardens. There is a library/media room so one can be entertained or simply relax. Enjoy the state of the art kitchen and dining room.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms, all with floor to ceiling french doors leading to the front balcony. The grand master-bedroom has an elegant teak wood king-size poster bed, an elegant boudoir, en-suite bathroom and windows with views onto the garden. The second and third rooms are large and comfortable, both with teak wood queen-size beds and their own private bathrooms.
       
On the second floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first room contains twin beds and the second & third come with queen beds.

The Zen like garden evokes the atmosphere of the past, from the 800 year old chateau walls to the 12th century original gargoyles. The garden also comes with a dramatic raised stone 3 x 6 meter swimming pool surrounded by beautiful foliage, an abundance of flowers and sculptures that will inspire. Guest will also enjoy a built-in with charcoal BBQ for summer days.

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Asturias
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting
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The village is about a 15 minute drive to Carcassonne where there are great shops and restaurants. There is a 4-star restaurant just a couple of minutes walk from the chateau, along with an epicerie, general store (that sells great wines & cheeses) and a butcher. Taxis are readily available should you not fancy driving.

The Chateau Asturias is close to Carcassonne and the coast. The South of France and Languedoc have such a diverse landscape. There are stylish and chic yacht ports, rolling valleys, rivers, a great and very evident Medieval history, Mediterranean beaches, wonderful cities and a fantastic climate.

The mighty rivers of the Pyrenees are a popular destination for canyoning, rafting, and even white-water swimming! Why not take on the River Neste that winds through the beautiful Aure and Louron valleys, and enjoy a precious chance to interact with this dramatic landscape.

Some of France’s best chateaux are found in the South of France and Languedoc region, and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a chateau holiday in France.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Carcassonne

( 10km)

Nearest Village

(walking distance)

Nearest Town/City Carcassonne

(15mins drive)

Nearest Restaurant

(in the village)

Nearest Beach La Franqui

(65 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Shop from the chateau doorstep with the Mobile Shop stopping 3 times a week selling wonderful local bread, fish, meats and fruit
Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help.

- The chateau offers wine tasting and a mobile shop stops in front of the chateau 3 times weekly selling wonderful local bread, fish, meats and fruit.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!


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Terms & Conditions

 

 

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €800. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 pm onwards
Departure time Before 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? All linen and towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own pool towels.
Pets welcome? Please enquire.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Changeover day Saturday from end of May to beginning of October. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Heating costs included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 £4,570
Sep 7th 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 £3,554
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £3,047
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 £4,062
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 5th 2020 £3,047
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 £3,554
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £3,047
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 £3,554
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £4,062
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 £4,570
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £3,554
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £3,047
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 £4,062
Jan 4th 2021 - Jan 18th 2021 £3,047

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 €4,838
Sep 7th 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 €3,763
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €3,225
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 €4,300
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 5th 2020 €3,225
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 €3,763
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €3,225
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 €3,763
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €4,300
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 €4,838
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €3,763
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,225
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 €4,300
Jan 4th 2021 - Jan 18th 2021 €3,225

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 18th 2019 - Sep 7th 2019 $5,437
Sep 7th 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 $4,229
Oct 5th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $3,625
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 $4,833
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 5th 2020 $3,625
Apr 5th 2020 - Apr 18th 2020 $4,229
Apr 18th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $3,625
May 16th 2020 - Jun 13th 2020 $4,229
Jun 13th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $4,833
Jul 11th 2020 - Sep 5th 2020 $5,437
Sep 5th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $4,229
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,625
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 $4,833
Jan 4th 2021 - Jan 18th 2021 $3,625

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Mrs Diana Pocock

    Posted by Dee P on 07/10/2016

    8 longstanding friends had a great time at Chateau Asturias. The building is well equipped and the situation is peaceful. Don't be put off by the lack of parking on the premises as there is ample near by. The village has a very well stocked shop/bar where the owner speaks English and is very knowledgeable. The is also a first class restaurant in the village a stones throw from the Chateau. It does however shut out of season so best check if this is important to you. We had an amazing night out there.

  • A family holiday to remember

    Posted by John, Fe and Sophie on 31/07/2016

    It was a family holiday to remember. We all had a great time and my daughter celebrated her 11th birthday. Ann made us a lovely cake and a great meal.

  • An extremely enjoyable stay!

    Posted by Arthur T on 13/08/2015

    The chateau certainly lived up to expectations and we all had an extremely enjoyable stay. It is well located in an attractive village and close to many points of interest. The weather was comfortably hot and we spent most of the time in and around the chateau.
    Particular positives other than the generally high standards of comfort were the well equipped kitchen (which included a very welcome ice maker) and the very strong wi-fi connection. The La Bergerie restaurant, just a couple of minutes walk, was exceptional and we enjoyed both lunch and dinners there. The general store run by Sebastian has a very good local wine selection at reasonable prices. On Friday and Saturday evenings Sebastian offers a wide range of very good pizza from his mobile kitchen parked at the store. Sat outside the store and enjoyed both the pizzas and the local wine.
    Anne, the locally based manager, was very helpful in suggesting wineries to visit and other points of interest. She also babysat one evening.

  • Fabulous stay at fabulous chateau!

    Posted by Charles R on 09/07/2015

    I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It is in a beautiful little French town with stunning view of the surrounding countryside. The house is beautifully maintained with all the modern amenities in the kitchen, bathrooms, etc. The owners, Marc and Mei, are extremely friendly, and their local property manager Anne is lovely and helpful. Our group of 9 spent a wonderful week at the house and would love to go back.

  • We all have very happy memories of our stay in Chateau Asturias

    Posted by Vicky Landell Mills on 12/08/2014

    We had a very good time at Chateau Asturias from July 26 – August 2. The space easily accommodated our party of 12. It was very generously appointed with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of spaces to sit around in. We loved the two long tables which were marvellous for meals inside or out. Very clean and fresh on our arrival. The views in all directions were delightful. The village was charming. There was plenty to and see in the environs. The tennis playing members of our party enjoyed the public courts, but whether that will remain the case for future visitors is up for question, as they are somewhat neglected. (One of the courts had saplings growing through the hard surface!) The swimming pool was a bit small – but difficult to see how it could be enlarged.
    I would have really appreciated a brief history of the Chateau and also an account of the renovation work that was done by M. and Mme Mei – it was such an imaginative conversion.
    If I were to mention any improvements I would have liked, they are quite mundane:
    i It would have been useful to have a floor mop to wipe over the kitchen floor
    ii A clothes line for drying clothes: could be discrete and easily put away, but it is quite unnecessary to run a drying machine when there is so much lovely sunshine
    iii There was from time to time the unmistakable whiff of French plumbing
    iv Anne met us on arrival and was very charming. Unfortunately my husband was not feeling well at that point and had to go straight to bed. Anne gave all instructions to our 15 year old grand-daughter. By the time I came downstairs she had gone. Fortunately grand-daughter is a bright girl and as far as I know passed on all the messages, but I thought a check-up call from Ann to see if all was ok would not have come amiss.
    That said – we all have very happy memories of our stay in Chateau Asturias.

  • Wonderful and magical place

    Posted by Anne, Tim, Colin & Gillian Hunt on 09/05/2014

    Such a wonderful and magical place to spend a week. Our family gathered from many different places, Virginia, Florida, California and a semester spent in Rowen, France.

    Putting our toes in the Mediterranean, Climbing the heights of Cathar Castles, seeing the wonders of Toulouse, Cathar and Albie, biking the countryside around Minerve and walking

    right out our door to wander the ridges and valleys right here in Aragon.

    Thank you, Thank you.

  • Delightful Chateau break!

    Posted by Maggie, Robert, Pat, Bob, Helen, Paul, Dianna and Tim on 09/05/2014

    We all had a very positive experience in this beautiful Chateau and lovely country. Thank you for sharing your home and thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful vacation,

  • Delightful Chateau break

    Posted by Maggie, Robert, Pat, Bob, Helen, Paul, Dianna and Tim on 24/02/2014

    We all had a very positive experience in this beautiful Chateau and lovely country. Thank you for sharing your home and thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful vacation,

  • Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Posted by Mike, Kirsten, Kiana, Aiden, Terry and Gerry, Pat, Norm, Renee, Wilson, Mike, Sandra on 24/02/2014

    We had a fantastic week of laughing, making memories, touring fun places and eating/drinking FAR TOO MUCH amazing local products.
    Thank you for sharing Chateau Asturias and the village with us. Going home satisfied and relaxed a bientot.

  • Wonderful and magical place

    Posted by Anne, Tim, Colin & Gillian Hunt on 24/02/2014

    Such a wonderful and magical place to spend a week. Our family gathered from many different places, Virginia, Florida, California and a semester spent in Rowen, France.
    Putting our toes in the Mediterranean, Climbing the heights of Cathar Castles, seeing the wonders of Toulouse, Cathar and Albie, biking the countryside around Minerve and walking
    right out our door to wander the ridges and valleys right here in Aragon.
    Thank you, Thank you.

  • Perfect space for a large group

    Posted by Marc, Mei, Nick and Suzette on 24/02/2014

    Thank you for a lovely week at Chateau Asturias.

    The whole family gathered here (7 adults, 4 children) to celebrate Lyn & John Egsgards 40th Wedding Anniversay and it was a trip to be remembered.
    The Chateau itself was the perfect space for a large group - lots of room to spread out but yet accommodated meals and time together.
    The kids enjoyed the pool and the garden.
    We got croissants most mornings and had a lovely meal (wine& food pairings) at Le Bergerie.
    The rest of our dinners were prepared by Nick (and Suzette & Olly) and were absolutely great!
    We had fun exploring what the area had to offer and had a lovely time spending time with family.
    Many thanks for a wonderful week, The Egsgard family (Jennifer, Ashvin, Alexander, Zachary, Kristina Erick, Niel, Rowan, Walker, Lyn, John).

  • Great Holiday, in spite of..

    Posted by Malcolm M on 13/08/2013

    Terrific individual property in lovely village setting. for the money paid tho, the service from the local management team was poor and the attention to detail that could have made this a very special holiday was missing. No meet and greet, not cleaned properly for our arrival, no information at all on Chateau and its amenities, no info on local area for practical purpose or leisure purposes (not even location of nearest Doctor etc). Oven and Fridge Freezer need attention, light bulbs blown and not changed, dirty windows. HOWEVER, the property and location are fantastic and we had a great holiday. Just need to get the little things right

  • I want to thank you for a great week

    Posted by Deborah Cullen on 07/12/2011

    I want to thank you again--and our hosts--for a great week.

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