Chateau Asturias

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Wine tasting
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Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
I want to thank you again--and our hosts--for a great week.

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Overview of Chateau Asturias

What Oliver loves…

  • Look for the medieval gargoyles in the 800 year old wall that overlooks the interior garden of this castle in Languedoc.
  • La Bergerie, a Michelin star restaurant only a short walk away, is open for both lunch and dinner.
  • Fabulous hilltop location with stunning views!
  • Bright and spacious bedrooms
  • The kitchen and the living room open out onto a lovely interior garden: perfect to go in and out!

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!

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.

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Interior & Grounds

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.

Map, Location & Local Information

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 Aragon
Nearest Town/City Aragon Nearest Restaurant La Bergerie
Nearest Bar/Pub Carcassonne

(15 km )

Nearest Beach La Franqui

(65 km)

Catering & Services

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.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

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? From October to April heating is charged to expenditure.
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.

 

 

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Cot(s)
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Chateau Asturias

Chateau Asturias 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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 26th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - £4,308.81
September 2nd 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - £3,351.30
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £2,872.54
Christmas & New Year - - £3,830.06
January 2nd 2018 - January 6th 2018 - - £2,872.54
January 6th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - - £2,872.54
Easter Season - - £3,351.30
April 6th 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - £2,872.54
May 19th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - £3,351.30
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - £3,830.06
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - £4,308.81
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - £3,351.30
September 29th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - £2,872.54
Christmas & New Year - - £3,830.06
January 1st 2019 - January 27th 2019 - - £2,872.54

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 26th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - €4,635.00
September 2nd 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - €3,605.00
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €3,090.00
Christmas & New Year - - €4,120.00
January 2nd 2018 - January 6th 2018 - - €3,090.00
January 6th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - - €3,090.00
Easter Season - - €3,605.00
April 6th 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - €3,090.00
May 19th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - €3,605.00
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - €4,120.00
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - €4,635.00
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - €3,605.00
September 29th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - €3,090.00
Christmas & New Year - - €4,120.00
January 1st 2019 - January 27th 2019 - - €3,090.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 12 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 26th 2017 - September 2nd 2017 - - $5,397.23
September 2nd 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - $4,197.84
September 30th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $3,598.16
Christmas & New Year - - $4,797.54
January 2nd 2018 - January 6th 2018 - - $3,598.16
January 6th 2018 - March 23rd 2018 - - $3,598.16
Easter Season - - $4,197.84
April 6th 2018 - May 19th 2018 - - $3,598.16
May 19th 2018 - June 9th 2018 - - $4,197.84
June 9th 2018 - July 7th 2018 - - $4,797.54
July 7th 2018 - September 1st 2018 - - $5,397.23
September 1st 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - $4,197.84
September 29th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - $3,598.16
Christmas & New Year - - $4,797.54
January 1st 2019 - January 27th 2019 - - $3,598.16

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