Chateau Du Capitaine

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

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Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties Romantic

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Welcome to Château Du Capitaine, a spectacular home set in the beautiful valley of the Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, close to the historic village of Pézenas and only 20 minutes from the glorious sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coastline.

The chateau can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests across 9 comfortable and sophisticated bedrooms, many with beautiful en suite bathrooms. As well as a wonderfully equipped kitchen and dining room overlooking the picture-perfect grounds, guests can relax in the inviting lounge with its grand fireplace or socialise with family and friends by the grand piano in the music room.

Wander around the magnificent gardens and parkland which includes an orangery, pond and fountains or enjoy a barbecue on the terrace after spending the afternoon by the superb swimming pool which can be heated on request. A chef can be pre-booked to prepare wonderful feasts whether it's a picnic basket for a day at the beach or an a la carte evening meals, as well as half and full-board options.

With such elegant interiors and spacious grounds, this is the perfect château for celebrating a wedding, anniversary or simply enjoying a memorable family holiday.
Explore the enchanting lanes of Pézenas, an exquisite town known for its associations with Molière, its little antique shops and its fantastic Saturday morning market, one of the best in the region.

The vibrant city of Béziers is under half an hour away or head to Mèze for oysters and white wine overlooking the Étang de Thau. It’s also just 20 minutes to reach the sandy shores of the Mediterranean at Vias Plage or there is a great range of beachside activities close to Agde and Marseillan Plage.

Closer to home, wine-lovers will adore the many charming wine villages and vineyards of this captivating part of the Languedoc countryside. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The property manager and gardien lives on site and are on hand with anything you may need.
  • From September to May there is also the option of a short-break rate including half-board - please enquire for prices.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Large entrance hall with huge staircase
-    Living room with grand fireplace and satellite TV
-    Music room with grand piano
-    Dining room with ornamental fireplace and views of park
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher, Godin gas cooker, American fridge and microwave
-    Laundry room
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath and WC
-    Tower bedroom with double bed and separate bathroom (next to dining room) with shower, WC and bidet

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed and bathroom with bath, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (behind a curtain in an alcove) plus one more double bed, living area and park views. En suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with four-poster double bed, park views and bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with four-poster double bed, park views and bathroom with bath, two sinks, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed, park views, en suite salon and bathroom with bath, shower and WC
-    Bedroom with French style double bed and bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (13x5m, depth: 2.15m) with hard safety cover and within a closed/locked area. Can be heated on request. Open 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
-    Barbecue
-    Orangery
-    Ponds and fountains
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Satellite TV (living room)
-    TVs (bedrooms)
-    Grand piano
-    Table tennis
-    Tea and coffee machines (bedrooms)
-    Children’s board games
-    Washing machine
-    Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Du Capitaine
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Du Capitaine is situated in the valley of the Hérault in Languedoc-Roussillon, ideally placed close to the historic town of Pézenas and within half an hour of Béziers and the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.

Pézenas, the town of Molière, offers you a great choice of boutiques, restaurants, cafes, craft shops, as well as, on every Saturday morning, its grand market which is known to be one of the best in the region. In high season, twice weekly, all the small shops stay open until midnight and look out for Friday evening night markets with food, wine and music in July and August.

Close by, there is a wealth of little wine villages as well as beautiful local vineyards - after all, this is the Languedoc wine region and in the autumn you can sometimes hear the distant sound of farmers harvesting their grapes from the château. Keen walkers can follow trails through the garrigue, admiring the glorious landscapes of the Languedoc countryside, whilst there are cycling and horse-riding opportunities too.

Head to the Étang de Thau for a boat trip out to the Bouzigues oyster beds or simply enjoy them with a chilled glass of white wine in an atmospheric café in Mèze, a picturesque town which is worthy of a visit with its narrow lanes and fishing ports – travel on a Sunday morning to experience the vibrant market!

The long stretches of sandy coastline around Plage de Vias are around a 20-minute drive away or head a little further to Agde with its blue-flagged beaches and wealth of summer activities such as watersports, ball games and amusement parks. The pine forests and coastline around La Tamarissière are especially beautiful and wonderful for nature lovers.

Other attractions across the area include the Canal du Midi, fantastic for boat lovers and cyclists, the Lac du Salagou with its lakeside watersports and hiking trails as well as the exciting city of Béziers. Sète is another brilliant place to explore with its canals and seaside setting.

Further afield, spend the day in Carcassonne, just over 100km away, or visit other UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Nîmes’ Roman remains and the incredible Pont du Gard.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport

(28km)

Nearest Airport 2 Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport

(58km)

Nearest Airport 3 Perpignan/Carcassonne Airport

(120km)

Nearest Town Pézenas

(2.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Pézenas

(2.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pézenas

(2.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Nr Pézenas

(3km)

Nearest Beach Vias Plage

(23km)

Nearest Golf Golf Saint Thomas

(18km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

As well as spending time exploring the delightful town of Pézenas, it is fantastic to be within easy driving distance of many superb beaches of the Mediterranean coastline.

Cap d’Agade and Marseillan Plage are both popular with families with a wealth of summer activities such as beach volleyball, watersports, water parks, mini-golf, trampolines and other family-friendly attractions. Sète is also much loved for its beaches and boat trips along its canals.

There are canoeing opportunities in both Béziers and Cessenon-sur-Orb or look out for more water based activities around Lac du Salagou, a wonderful place for hikes and mountain biking as well.

The Musée des Dinosaures near Montagnac is another popular spot for youngsters or spend time exploring the famous Canal du Midi with its boat trips and tow paths ideal for cycling and walking.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Half or Full-Board Options Available
  • Tailor-made Adventure or Wellness Breaks Available

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):

- Extra maid service
- Extra bed-linen/towels
- Private chef (breakfast, lunch, picnics, a la carte dinner or half/full-board options)
- Babysitting
- Tailor-made adventure or wellness breaks
- Events services (for brunches, barbecues, parties and other events)

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

Event information


Wedding Reception & Event Information

The vast grounds, including a 17th century chapel, are ideal for prestigious events, whether private or professional, such as:

- Weddings
- Receptions
- Anniversaries
- Baptisms
- Seminars
- Training

The six hectare walled park includes a mini woodland from trees over 100 years old, it is possible to set up a marquee here and create an enchanting environment.

Services that can be arranged include:

- Events can be hosted in the living rooms and outside on the lawn
- There is capacity for up to 300 guests seated in a covered reception area (420m2) with dance floor
- Orangery hire
- Marquee (285m2) hire
- Aperitifs can be taken on the lawn facing the park
- Exterior grounds can be lit at night
- Parking can be arranged at an additional cost for up to 300 vehicles

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 one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Insurance It is recommended that guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during their stay at the property.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool heating charge? Extra €200 per week, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming. Please also note the pool is open from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights (July and August), 2 nights during all other periods. Possible half-board option for short stays (minimum of 10 guests) - please enquire for prices.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events/celebrations are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Barbecues are only permitted for guests staying at the château.
Linen & towels included? Yes including mid-stay change for stays of 2 weeks.
Pool towels included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £4,056 £6,206 £8,356 £10,138 £10,138
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 £4,056 £6,206 £8,356 £10,138 £10,138

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €4,515 €6,665 €8,815 €10,965 €11,287
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 €4,515 €6,665 €8,815 €10,965 €11,287

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $5,240 $7,390 $9,540 $11,690 $13,098
Jan 1st 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 $5,240 $7,390 $9,540 $11,690 $13,098

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • What more could you want?

    Posted by Caroline on 28/08/2017

    A fantastic location for a wedding, just beautiful and so relaxing. I feel very lucky to have attended. Day 2 was spent relaxing by the pool.

  • Dreamy

    Posted by Cathy on 04/07/2017

    This venue was perfect for our dream wedding that we will remember always! We will definitely be back one day.

  • The chateau was more than our expectations!

    Posted by Alain Gaudet on 08/08/2014

    We have had a very nice stay at Chateau du Capitaine. The website description of the chateau was one the factors for our choice. The owner of the property was very gracious and helpful. We would recommend it to anyone who is looking for similar accommodation. Its location in southern France is well located for being in the area of vineyards. In the nearby village there were local markets selling lots of fresh seafood and vegetables. The markets were very good and close to the chateau. The short drive to the beach was very enjoyable. The Chateau pool offered a very private place to relax and enjoy the day.We had an excellent and enjoyable holiday.

  • So much to see and do!

    Created on 02/09/2013

    Fabulous stay in magnificent surroundings. Ute really accommodating and great hostess. Truly felt spoilt. Wish my family would have let me chill out more! But no, alas rafting, canoe, beach, tree jumping and many historical visits later have left me exhausted! May stay another week! So much to see and do locally, will definately be back. Alison & Brian, Dublin

  • Wonderful memorable stay

    Created on 02/09/2013

    Dear Ute, Thank you for fantastic 10 days, party was amazing! We are back soon!!! With love, Jane and Leeuwhart, Brusells

  • Perfect Chateau holiday for all ages

    Created on 02/09/2013

    Dear Ute, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chateau du Capitaine. 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. P.S: Thanks for the jog!Sharon, Mark, Carolyn, Chris, Kery, Matt

  • Look forward to returning!

    Created on 02/09/2013

    Thank you for an exquisite stay in the Languedoc. Your maison is perfect, the gardens, the all night birds! Lovely. Hope we can return some day again when the lavender is in bloom again. A most glorious week. Judy & Stuart, New York

  • Thank you for the perfect wedding!

    Created on 02/09/2013

    June 2013. Our wedding. Three perfect days in the most beautiful of settings, pool, beds, house, everything exceeded our expectations. Thank you Ute! Susan & Peter, San Francisco

  • Unforgettable stay

    Created on 02/09/2013

    Thank you for such a lovely stay at the Chateau du Capitaine. I had an amazing 2 weeks with friends and family. Loved our bike ride together. Thank you for making such a lovely home and bringing life back to Chateau du Capitaine. Harriet, London/Melbourne

  • Outstanding holiday

    Created on 02/09/2013

    Fantastic french holiday with great company. The chateau was amazing. Emily & Alex, Melbourne

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