Chateau Gaillac

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Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Air conditioning
Pets allowed
Ground floor bed & bath
Bicycles provided
Indoor games
Cable TV
DVD
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Cot(s)
Toys
Child-safe Pool
Ideal for babies & toddlers

Kids & Teens

Ideal for kids
Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Chateau Gaillac

What Oliver loves…

  • The rural surroundings mean wildlife share the grounds of Chateau Gaillac. At dawn, wild roe deer can be seen drinking from the fountain and by evening owls and nightingales serenade al-fresco diners.
  • During winter time the chateau benefits from full central heating with cast-iron radiators, open-fires in all principle rooms and an abundance of pungent seasoned oak and cedar logs in the cellar.
  • By night principle rooms are lit by sparkling chandeliers that complement the fine architectural detail, and conjure an atmosphere of grandeur - appropriate to the château’s glorious past and illustrious visitors.
  • Guests benefit from a complementary case of the Chateau wine and selection of local produce.
  • The kitchen and the dining terrace strategically overlook the pool area, allowing diners to keep watch on the little swimmers!

What you should know…

  • During the grape harvest in late September, guests may notice the distant hum of traffic behind the natural tranquillity that characterises Chateau Gaillac.
  • This is a region of natural beauty, and historical and cultural prestige, so a wild night life will be hard to come by. 

Château Gaillac is a late Napoleonic, belle époque style extravaganza of opulence, situated in the valley of the Tarn River between the historic Cathedral cities of Albi and Toulouse, with easy access to the Autoroute.

The Vignerons of Gaillac have tended the fertile fields in the Tarn valley for the past millennium with loving care in a landscape of viridian, terracotta and ochre reminiscent of Tuscany. Once the centre of this vast wine making domain, Chateau Gaillac still produces its own label of award winning wine from neighbouring vineyards, of which guests receive a complimentary case upon arrival.

Resplendent in its park-land arboretum setting of lofty Cedars, the chateau sits just back from the banks of the river la Tarn, and also enjoys access to the adjoining rolling countryside. All the while, the facilities and popular attractions of the historic market town of Gaillac are just ten minutes away.

Bright, warm and charmingly decorated in traditional Lime-wash, Chateau Gaillac is an enchanting home away from home in one of France’s oldest wine growing regions.

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Interior & Grounds

- 9 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- Large Salon
- Dining room
- Kitchen

The chateau boasts 600 square meters of living space including 9 spacious bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, large saloon-ballroom and banqueting-room. As a building designed for hospitality, Chateau Gaillac benefits from high ceilings providing a pleasant coolness in summer; whilst tall windows allow for plenty of natural light to create a bright atmosphere. 

Fully centrally heated and in an exceptionally high state of repair, the Chateau is decorated in delicately coloured traditional lime-wash, complementing its ornamental plasterwork and finely carved joinery; all tastefully furnished in traditional southern French Baroque style. 

Rooms are arranged in such a way that dining “en famille” is possible both in the cool of the Chateau heart or on the upper-terrace depending on the time of day or temperature. 

The “manoir” style kitchen with high vaulted ceiling is pleasant and light allowing food to be easily served through double doors either to the chateau dining area or directly to the terrace; it also overlooks the swimming pool which can be a useful safety feature when youngsters may be swimming. Furthermore, there is a newly fabricates "art nouveau" child-gate dividing the pool from the dining terrace.

A large private walled Romanesque sun-terrace with mosaic pool is accessed down ornamental steps from the rear terraces. Sun-loungers chairs and tables are situated around the pool and barbecue area close by.

Map, Location & Local Information

Chateau Gaillac rests on the edge of a small village, halfway between the historic Cathedral cities of Albi and Toulouse with easy access to the Autoroute.

The surrounding region of Gaillac is both scenic and vibrant. Whether you’re wine tasting around the local vineyards, or exploring the hill top citadels of Cordes-sur-ciel and Bastides des Albigois, there’s plenty to see and do.

The actual town of Gaillac is but a short cycle away, along the leafy banks of the river le Tarn. Once there you’ll find a mix of beautiful architecture from many periods, and a real old world charm. Make sure to drop by the Musee des Beaux-Arts, and leave plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere of the adjoining French gardens and park.
Gaillac is abundant  in heritage within  its winding streets and tree lined esplanades, but also benefits from a modern shopping centre open-market and restaurants to suit all tastes.

The UNESCO world heritage city of Albi lies just 20 minutes from the Chateau, and boasts Europe’s largest brick building; the magnificent Cathedral of Albi – a masterpiece of Southern Gothic architecture, and a must see in the region.

Out in the peaceful surroundings of Chateau Gaillac it is easy to forget that you’re only a short way from Toulouse, a bustling twin university city. As a hub of technology within Southern France, Toulouse even has its own space visitor centre, and yet it still maintains a simplicity and romanticism that is true to the region. Bisected by the River Garonne, it is often referred to as la Ville Rose (the Pink City) due to the attractive pink terracotta bricks that make up many of the historic structures in the city.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulouse

(26-30 km )

Nearest Village Ste Cecile

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Town/City Gaillac

(5 km)

Nearest Golf Toulouse

(16-20 km )

The Region

A relatively new addition to France, the Midi-Pyrénées was created to surround the cultural capital of Toulouse in the late 1970s. You might think that its relative youth would mean the Midi-Pyrénées is short on character or identity, but remember, this is France we’re talking about – the whole country is steeped in history and tradition. Encompassing parts of Gascony, Languedoc, the Gers and several others, you’ll get a varied slice of the whole French experience here, not least if you stay at one of our beautiful chateaux in the Midi-Pyrénées! And if you want to discover the best of what the region has to offer, our Midi-Pyrénées travel guide is here to show you where to go, what to eat and how you can make the best of your break with some amazing activities.

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Catering & Services

 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 €500 charged to client's credit card prior to arrival. Changeover day Saturday
Arrival time 4.00 pm Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? Yes Smoking Allowed? No smoking indoors

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
Bicycles provided
Cot(s)
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Indoor games
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Toys
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Child-safe Pool
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Chateau Gaillac

Chateau Gaillac Reviews


  • Lovely Relaxing Break

    Posted by Malcolm M. on 30/11/2016

    Chateau Gaillac is as spectacular as it looks in the photos. Huge elegant building with large rooms and high ceilings. Quiet and peaceful location and we spent many a happy hour on the terrace outside the kitchen eating and drinking superb local produce. The pool area also works well. The hosts (Marie and Neil) are charming and hospitable. When they are in France they live in an adjacent building and are always available to support and help with anything you need but are also discrete and do not interfere with your holiday. We had a splendid three weeks of glorious weather with our friends and family

  • Our favourite Chateau

    Posted by Luke S. on 16/08/2016

    Chateau Gaillac is set in a beautiful countryside, but close enough to supermarkets (10/15 min drive) to still be convenient. The bedrooms are enormous, the grounds substantial and the swimming pool area is immaculately kept. Neil and Marie were the perfect hosts, kindly organising a chef to cook for us for a few nights. The local wine proved delicious - there are many vineyards in the surrounding area for you to find your favourite. Our group of 16 had rented various houses similar to Chateau Gaillac in the past, and the consensus view was that it was the best of the lot. Thank you Neil & Marie!

  • Great relaxing place

    Posted by T H on 15/08/2016

    We have just returned from a week in Chateau Gaillac. We found the property perfect for our holiday - good quiet location amongst vinyards and sunflowers and 5 minute drive from a large supermarket. The surrounding area had many lovely villages to visit within a relatively short driving distance. We were 13 adults/ teenagers and the property was a great size for our party with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. Private pool and outside eating area were just right for 13 and the kitchen was very well equipped. We didn't want to leave!

     

    If we returned again we would bring bicycles as there are plenty of quiet roads to explore and we were unable to find a rental place which was open in August!

  • Superb!

    Posted by David W on 02/08/2016

    Chateau Gaillac completely fulfilled our expectations and our family group of 19 had a wonderful week. Neil and Marie are charming and thoughtful hosts who have sympathetically modernised this impressive old building, so we were both comfortable and appreciative of the interior design.

    Gaillac is well positioned for trips to the world heritage city of Albi and the atmospheric town of Cordes-sur-Ciel, both within 30 minutes. Toulouse is not much further.

    Highly recommended!

  • Chateau Gaillac- beautiful property, fabulous holiday

    Posted by susan d on 05/07/2016

    Beautiful, grand, spacious, spotlessly clean, very well stocked/ equipped residence. Lovely friendly owners ( and their friend Camille) who were very accommodating.

    We were 3 families, 9 children in total ranging from 2 to 12 years old.

    We all loved the chateau. There was more than enough space for all of us and even extra rooms if you needed to get away for quiet time!!!

    One of the dining areas is outside directly adjacent to the kitchen on a covered terrace right beside the pool so a long breakfast/ lunch/ dinner is possible while watching the children play in the pool.

    We all love exercising and there are plenty of quiet country roads suitable for long runs and cycles.

    The pictures on the website do not do justice to the chateau- it is a truly fabulous place and we all felt lucky to be renting it.

    There is a huge supermarket within a 3 minute drive of the property.

    There is plenty of nature in the large garden for those adults and children that are interested!

    I would really recommend this place.

  • An enchanting stay in France

    Posted by Alan W. on 14/08/2015

    We've stayed at Chateau Galliac several times. The combination of peaceful ambience and belle époque glory are enchanting, we'd live there if we could.

    We liked: all modern amenities, lovely pool, large rooms and bathrooms restored sympathetically with classic furnishings - modern comfort in bygone charm.

    The terrace ideal for outside dining overlooking the pool, the glorious dining and reception rooms, walking country with vineyards and spectacular views.

    We found: You need a car, and best to go as a group.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 27th 2017 - August 26th 2017 - - £4,122.50
August 26th 2017 - December 9th 2017 £1,818.75 £2,182.50 £3,637.50
December 9th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - £4,122.50
December 16th 2017 - January 1st 2018 £1,818.75 £2,182.50 £3,637.50
January 1st 2018 - June 23rd 2018 £1,818.75 £2,182.50 £3,637.50
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - £4,122.50
August 25th 2018 - December 8th 2018 £1,818.75 £2,182.50 £3,637.50
December 8th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - £4,122.50
December 15th 2018 - December 29th 2018 £1,818.75 £2,182.50 £3,637.50

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 27th 2017 - August 26th 2017 - - €4,510.13
August 26th 2017 - December 9th 2017 €1,989.76 €2,353.51 €3,979.53
December 9th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - €4,510.13
December 16th 2017 - January 1st 2018 €1,989.76 €2,353.51 €3,979.53
January 1st 2018 - June 23rd 2018 €1,989.76 €2,353.51 €3,979.53
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - €4,510.13
August 25th 2018 - December 8th 2018 €1,989.76 €2,353.51 €3,979.53
December 8th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - €4,510.13
December 15th 2018 - December 29th 2018 €1,989.76 €2,353.51 €3,979.53

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 18 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 27th 2017 - August 26th 2017 - - $5,043.61
August 26th 2017 - December 9th 2017 $2,225.12 $2,588.87 $4,450.24
December 9th 2017 - December 16th 2017 - - $5,043.61
December 16th 2017 - January 1st 2018 $2,225.12 $2,588.87 $4,450.24
January 1st 2018 - June 23rd 2018 $2,225.12 $2,588.87 $4,450.24
June 23rd 2018 - August 25th 2018 - - $5,043.61
August 25th 2018 - December 8th 2018 $2,225.12 $2,588.87 $4,450.24
December 8th 2018 - December 15th 2018 - - $5,043.61
December 15th 2018 - December 29th 2018 $2,225.12 $2,588.87 $4,450.24

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
12 years

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

Arboretum of fine botanical trees with vineyard setting.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
We found lots of letters in the cellar from pre-revolution days which reveal a rich pattern of wine-making life in the 18th century.

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

Fine wines of Gaillac especially the famous Gaillac Perle.

Really see?
Albi and Toulouse are both historic cities to the east and west respectively where there is plenty to see and do

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
The local people are open and very friendly most french people from out of the area recognise this, also the Gaillac wines are very underrated and excellent value for money.

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