Chateau De Valjoyeuse

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

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The words “ultramodern castle” aren’t a contradiction when you experience this expertly renovated château in Languedoc, which is also one of the best wine producers of the region.

Here you have the best of both worlds; old stone arches are a cunning counterpoint to sleek, modern furniture. Playful textiles pop against clean and classic lines. Your guests will never forget the time they’ve had, sipping cocktails by the grand piano or exploring the timeless 3-hectare park.

You’re invited to taste the wines that are produced on-site, which regularly win awards and have been well-reviewed in wine magazines bettane+desseauve and La Revue du Vin de France. There are 60 hectares of grapevines on this vast property, 40 km south of Montpellier (the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region). If you’re in need of more activity than a stroll through the vines - and the 100 hectares of garrigue - have a swim in the 13m pool, or play tennis on the private court.

This holiday château is quiet and secluded, 4km from the nearest town of Montagnac. Dozens of wineries dot the landscape here, all the way down to the Mediterranean Sea. Have a gorgeous day at the beach in Mèze (12km), where you can slurp the best oysters in France with shallot vinegar.

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What you should know…

  • The grounds are vast and varied, including plenty of green space for kids to enjoy supervised play
  • You're staying right next to a working vineyard, definitely worthy of a visit to taste the excellent wines
  • The elegant entrance includes a pond and trickling fountain
  • The tennis courts are located on the upper part of the grounds

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Tennis Court Bicycles Provided Wine Cellar Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interior

Ground Floor

-Grand reception room/ballroom with sofas and TV, grand piano
- Vaulted living and dining room
- Well-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, oven, hobs, fridge-freezer, microwave, coffee machine, washing machine and dryer
- Library

Upper Floors via magnificent wide Renaissance spiral staircase)

- Master double bedroom (bed 160x200cm) with TV. Bathroom with separate WC
- Quad bedroom with two double beds (beds 140 x 200cm), sleeping up to four guests, ideal for children
- Master double bedroom (bed 160x200cm) with TV. Shower room with separate WC
- Master double bedroom (bed 160x200cm) with TV and access to terrace. Bathroom with separate WC
- Small double bedroom (bed 140x200cm)
- 2 x single bedroom (bed 90x200cm) with shower rooms and WCs
- 3 x single bedrooms (bed 90x200cm)

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (17x8m, depth: 2m). Pool area fenced in for security
- 3 hectares of parkland with path around it
- Various terrace areas
- Tennis court (accessed via walking to upper parts of the grounds)
- Bikes
- Boules
- Ping-pong
- Pond and fountain
- 9th century chapel
- Working vineyard
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Hairdryers in bathrooms
- Tennis
- Boules
- Ping-pong
- Toys
- Trampoline (coming soon)
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De Valjoyeuse
<1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic Boat Trips
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Château Valjoyeuse is set in a 3 hectare estate of beautiful countryside including vineyards, in the Hérault countryside between Pézenas (12km) and Mèze (10km).  
You’re invited to taste the wines that are produced on-site as there are 60 hectares of grapevines on this property. Surrounded by hectares of garrigue, it is a wonderful area for walking, including the ancient Roman route of Via Domitia which passes nearby. Cyclists can head to the nearest village or explore further afield on one of the many cycling routes in the area.

The closest village of Montagnac (3km) is very picturesque with some interesting shops, a handful of rural French bars and restaurants and a pretty medieval church worthy of a visit. Historic Pézenas (12km) is also just a short drive away, a great place to spend some time wandering around the town’s art galleries and antique shops or stopping for a bite to eat in one of the many good restaurants. Pézenas also hosts one of the region's finest markets on a Saturday morning.

Within ten minutes drive you can be on the water’s edge at Étang de Thau, one of the impressive lagoons along this part of the coast. The water is famous for oysters and you can take fantastic boat trips to the oyster beds of Bouzigues.  Of course you can enjoy some excellent sea-food in the fishing villages dotted around Étang de Thau, including nearby Mèze (12km) where you will also find some watersports, a weekly market and lots of local events. The unspoilt and authentic town of Sète (28km) has long sandy beaches and there are further seaside resorts at Marseillan Plage (24km) and Cap d’Agade (32km), with more watersports available.

The city of Montpellier (45km) is the region’s capital and full of stunning plazas, great shops and historical sites. Other places worthy of a day trip include the magnificent fortified town of Carcassone (120km), the impressive Roman aquaduct at Pont du Gard (120km) and one of the most beautiful villages in France, Saint Guilhem le Désert (40km), all three of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

There are activities for young and old nearby, from kite-surfing in Marseillan to yachting in Mèze, and golf lovers have a choice of courses in the Languedoc. There are plenty of marked trails for walking and bike rides and there is horse-riding within a few minutes. You may also like to watch the popular and traditional sport of water jousting which takes place throughout the summer with competitions between local seaside towns. Finally, dinosaur lovers have the choice of the nearby Dinosaur museum, just ten minutes drive away or the Dino-Park within 30 kilometres, both open from April to October.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Montpellier/Beziers

(40km/30km)

Nearest Ferry Port Sète/Marseille

(30km/200km)

Nearest Village Montagnac

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Pezenas

(12km)

Nearest Restaurant Montagnac

(5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Montagnac

(5km)

Nearest Beach Mèze/Marseillan-Agde

(11km/25km)

Nearest Golf Cap d'Agde

(25km)

Nearest Supermarket Pezenas/Mèze

(12km)

Nearest Tennis On site

(Short walk from château)

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon is one of those areas of France where you can feel like you’re totally cut off from the rest of the country. Commercial tourism has been very slow to capitalise on the region, meaning you can still enjoy a slice of authentic French rural life at its finest. A mixture of landscapes also makes it a great place to visit, with a good stretch of coastline offering a totally different experience to more bucolic interiors. Whatever you’re looking for, our range of villas and chateaux in Languedoc means you can get exactly the kind of holiday you want with accommodation that’s perfectly tailored to you, your friends and your family. 

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Kids

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

The Languedoc-Roussillon is great for families due to its proximity to both the Mediterranean, lagoons and incredible countryside.

In nearby Mèze you will find yachting and canoe hire on the Étang de Thau or head down to the coast with places such as Marseillan Plage and Cap d’Agade offering watersports. Here you will also find summer family attractions such as fairgrounds and waterparks as well as long stretches of sandy Mediterranean beaches.

Heading inland, Lac de Salagou offers wind-surfing, canoeing and paddle-boards in the summer as well as lovely walking and biking trails and lakeside beaches.

Dinosaur lovers have the choice of the nearby Dinosaur museum, just ten minutes drive away or the Dino-Park within 30 kilometres, both open from April to October.

 

 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Bikes
  • Trampoline
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Security guard
  • Welcome Pack
  • Complimentary Tour off Vineyard and Wine Tastings

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. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Daily breakfast is included (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
- Daily maid service (4 hours per day) is included (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
- Catering can be arranged, but please get in touch to arrange this
- Complimentary wine tours and tasting
- Transfers

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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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Set in the wonderful Languedoc-Roussillon, sip award winning wine from the vineyards surrounding you as you celebrate your marriage at the incredibly stylish yet enchanting Château de Valjoyeuse.

Exchange vows in the intimate 9th-century chapel with its Italian frescoes adding to the romantic ambience or host your ceremony in the beautiful parkland that dates back to the 19th century. Feast with friends and family by the courtyard fountain or on the terraces with a magnificent backdrop of the historic château, enjoying the best Mediterranean cuisine and wines from the château’s own vineyards.

Jive the night away on the dance floor by the traditional oak barrels in the winery before heading inside to one of the luxury suites of the charming and chic Château de Valjoyeuse.

Wedding Reception
In the wonderful château grounds it’s possible to host a reception for up to 150 guests. There is space to set up an event on the castle terraces, by the fountain in the courtyard or in the exquisite gardens. If an indoor venue is preferred, the winery with its oak barrels is ideal for dining and/or dancing without restrictions.

Wedding Ceremony
It’s possible to host a civil ceremony in a beautiful chapel in the grounds, dating back to the 9th-century. In the 1800s Italian frescoes were added; it’s an incredibly romantic place and ideal for an intimate ceremony for up to 30 guests. An English or French speaking priest can be requested.

For larger events, a ceremony for up to 150 guests can be set up in the extensive grounds.

Where to Stay
Up to 14 guests can sleep in the château with further options within either walking distance or a short drive.

Wedding Planning
Château de Valjoyeuse can provide a wedding planner or guests may use their own.

Catering
The château can provide a list of caterers or clients may use their own if pre-approved.

The château can provide award winning wines from their own vineyards at special prices.

Other Information

Château de Valjoyeuse is available for weddings and events all year round. Only guests who are staying there will be allowed inside the actual château unless prior arrangements have been made.

Please note all suppliers should be from a list provided by the château, any other
suppliers should be approved by the château in advance.

Specific areas can be made available for smokers.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €3000 paid via bank transfer to the owner before arrival and refunded 5 days after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 12.00 p.m. (other times available on request, please enquire).
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Small dogs are accepted on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Breakfast is included daily (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 3rd 2020 - May 1st 2020 £6,014 £7,304 £8,594 £9,884 £12,027
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £7,517 £9,130 £10,742 £12,355 £15,034
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £9,021 £10,956 £12,891 £14,826 £18,041
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £7,517 £9,130 £10,742 £12,355 £15,034
Oct 1st 2020 - May 1st 2021 £6,014 £7,304 £8,594 £9,884 £12,027
May 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 £7,517 £9,130 £10,742 £12,355 £15,034
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £9,021 £10,956 £12,891 £14,826 £18,041
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £7,517 £9,130 £10,742 £12,355 £15,034
Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 5th 2021 £6,014 £7,304 £8,594 £9,884 £12,027

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 3rd 2020 - May 1st 2020 €6,450 €7,740 €9,030 €10,320 €12,900
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €8,063 €9,675 €11,288 €12,900 €16,125
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €9,675 €11,610 €13,545 €15,480 €19,350
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €8,063 €9,675 €11,288 €12,900 €16,125
Oct 1st 2020 - May 1st 2021 €6,450 €7,740 €9,030 €10,320 €12,900
May 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 €8,063 €9,675 €11,288 €12,900 €16,125
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €9,675 €11,610 €13,545 €15,480 €19,350
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €8,063 €9,675 €11,288 €12,900 €16,125
Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 5th 2021 €6,450 €7,740 €9,030 €10,320 €12,900

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 3rd 2020 - May 1st 2020 $6,994 $8,284 $9,574 $10,864 $13,987
May 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $8,742 $10,355 $11,967 $13,580 $17,484
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $10,490 $12,425 $14,360 $16,295 $20,980
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $8,742 $10,355 $11,967 $13,580 $17,484
Oct 1st 2020 - May 1st 2021 $6,994 $8,284 $9,574 $10,864 $13,987
May 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 $8,742 $10,355 $11,967 $13,580 $17,484
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $10,490 $12,425 $14,360 $16,295 $20,980
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $8,742 $10,355 $11,967 $13,580 $17,484
Oct 1st 2021 - Oct 5th 2021 $6,994 $8,284 $9,574 $10,864 $13,987

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

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
5 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The overall harmony of the castle, park and chapel.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was part of a big priory before the revolution, and had been confiscated by revolutionaries and sold to bourgeois par part.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Secret…. Some movies have been filmed here (Candice Renoir) and a new one will be filmed from April.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?
Wine tasting with worldwide awarded wine from the property.

Really eat?
Oysters in Bouzigues pond, 12mn from the property.

Really see?
Oyster farms, Abbaye de Valmagne, and the dinosaur park.

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