Chateau De Valjoyeuse

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby

The words “ultramodern castle” aren’t a contradiction when you experience this expertly renovated château in Languedoc. 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 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 in the private courts.

This holiday château is quiet and secluded, 4 km 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 (12 km), 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
  • A golf buggy can take you up to the tennis courts on the upper part of the grounds
  • Car hire is a must due to the beautiful, remote location

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Tennis Court Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating Conference Facilities 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 (17mx8m, 2.5m depth). 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 or golf buggy)
- Bikes
- Boules
- Ping-pong
- Pond and fountain
- 9th century chapel
- Working vineyard
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers in bathrooms
- Tennis
- Boules
- Ping-pong
- Wine-tour and tastings

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau De Valjoyeuse
Beach Nearby 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
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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 (4km) 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.

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 (10km) 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 Teens

A cot can be provided on request

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Fenced Grounds

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 9payable locally):

- Daily French breakfast is included (except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
- Daily cleaning is included (except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
- Daily garden maintenance  is included (except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
- Linen change twice a week
- Catering can be arranged, but please get in touch to arrange this
- Complimentary wine tours and tasting

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €4000 paid to the owner via bank transfer before the arrival and refunded on departure, subjec to full damage inspection.
Arrival time 2.00p.m. (No later than 6.00p.m without prior agreement)
Departure time 12.00 p.m.
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, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Changeover day Saturday.
Other Ts and Cs The owner requires guests to sign an agreement before the arrival.
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 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 26th 2019 - May 1st 2019 £5,825 £7,438 £9,050 £11,650
May 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 £5,825 £8,244 £10,663 £14,563
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 £5,825 £9,049 £12,273 £17,475
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £5,825 £8,244 £10,663 £14,563
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 29th 2020 £5,825 £7,438 £9,050 £11,650
Apr 29th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 £5,825 £8,244 £10,663 £14,563
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 £5,825 £9,049 £12,273 £17,475
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 £5,825 £8,244 £10,663 £14,563
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 27th 2020 £5,825 £7,438 £9,050 £11,650

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 26th 2019 - May 1st 2019 €6,450 €8,063 €9,675 €12,900
May 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 €6,450 €8,869 €11,288 €16,125
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 €6,450 €9,674 €12,898 €19,350
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €6,450 €8,869 €11,288 €16,125
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 29th 2020 €6,450 €8,063 €9,675 €12,900
Apr 29th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 €6,450 €8,869 €11,288 €16,125
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 €6,450 €9,674 €12,898 €19,350
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 €6,450 €8,869 €11,288 €16,125
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 27th 2020 €6,450 €8,063 €9,675 €12,900

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 26th 2019 - May 1st 2019 $7,194 $8,806 $10,419 $14,387
May 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 $7,194 $9,613 $12,031 $17,984
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 $7,194 $10,418 $13,641 $21,581
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $7,194 $9,613 $12,031 $17,984
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 29th 2020 $7,194 $8,806 $10,419 $14,387
Apr 29th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 $7,194 $9,613 $12,031 $17,984
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 $7,194 $10,418 $13,641 $21,581
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020 $7,194 $9,613 $12,031 $17,984
Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 27th 2020 $7,194 $8,806 $10,419 $14,387

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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