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What Oliver loves…
- The rural surroundings mean wildlife share the grounds of Château Gaillac. At dawn, wild roe deer can be seen drinking from the fountain and by evening owls and nightingales serenade al-fresco diners.
- In winter the château 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.
- Guests benefit from a case of regional wine.
- The kitchen and dining terrace overlook the pool area, allowing diners to keep watch on little swimmers!
Château Gaillac is a late Napoleonic, belle époque style extravaganza of opulence, situated in the valley of the Tarn River between the historic cathedral cit...Read more
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, Château Gaillac enjoys views over neighbouring vineyards, of which guests receive a complimentary case upon arrival.
Resplendent in its park-land arboretum setting of lofty cedars, the château sits just back from the banks of the river 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 four minutes away.
Bright, warm and charmingly decorated in traditional Lime-wash, Château Gaillac is an enchanting home away from home in one of France’s oldest wine growing regions.
What you should know…
- During the grape harvest in September, guests may notice the distant hum of tractors behind the natural tranquillity that characterises Château Gaillac.
- This is a region of natural beauty, and historical and cultural prestige, so a wild night life will be hard to come by.
- Air-conditioning is only available in three bedrooms.
- The single bedroom on the ground floor is only suitable for a small person.
- There are a few steps to access the ground level.
- A helpful caretaker lives close by.
This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!
This is a historic home, and as such:
- It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
- Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!
Château Interiors (600m2)
- 2 entrance halls
- Large salon / TV room
- Dining room
- Manoir-style kitchen, well-equipped including large gas range, two microwaves, two coffee machines, large fridge and two dishwashers. Double doors lead to dining room or out to terrace overlooking swimming pool
- 2 x separate WCs
Ground Floor Bedrooms (some steps)
- Bedroom with double bed (140x190cm) and en suite shower room with WC
- Bedroom with double bed (140x190cm), single bed (90x190cm). Bathroom and separate WC
- Bedroom with double bed (140x190cm), single bed (90x190cm) and doors leading to terrace
- Small bedroom with small single bed (70x190cm)
First Floor Bedrooms
- Large landing
- Bedroom with double bed (140x190cm) and single bed (90x190cm). En suite bathroom with WC
- Bedroom with two small double beds (130x190cm each)
- Bedroom with double bed (150x190cm) and single bed (90x190cm)
- Bedroom with two single beds (109x185cm and 80x200cm) and en suite shower room with WC
- 2 x bedrooms with double bed (160x200cm)
- 2 x shared bathrooms with WC
- Additional small bathroom with WC (in corridor)
- Swimming pool (11x5m, depth: 1.5m) with safety gate and pool toys
- Poolside sun-loungers
- Al-fresco dining terrace (overlooking pool)
- Barbecue area and herb garden
- Portico terrace at front of house
- Upper first floor terrace
- Tree look-out (with ladder)
- Bikes and children’s bikes
- Air-conditioning (3 bedrooms only)
- TV and DVD player
- Washing machine and dryer
Château Gaillac rests on the edge of a hamlet, around 4km away from the small town of Gaillac and between the historic cathedral cities of Albi (25km) and Toulouse (60km) with easy access to the Autoroute. There is also a train station in Gaillac with a good railway services.
The surrounding region of Gaillac is both scenic and vibrant. Whether you’re wine tasting around the local vineyards, either exploring the hill top citadels of Cordes-sur-ciel and Bastides des Albigois or visiting one of the 5 “Plus Beaux Villages de France” like Castelnau de Montmirail, Puycelsi, Bruniquel, Lautrec, Monesties all located less than half an hour away, there’s plenty to see and do.
The actual town of Gaillac is but a short cycle away. 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. There are several markets, the Friday market is the biggest.
The UNESCO world heritage city of Albi lies just 20 minutes from the château 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. The Toulouse-Lautrec museum recently refurbished is well worth a visit. Children may also like to pay a visit to the water park “Atlantis” located half an hour away.
Out in the peaceful surroundings of Château Gaillac it is easy to forget that you’re only an hour from Toulouse, a bustling twin university city. Fourth French city by its size, Toulouse is a hub of technology within Southern France. It 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.
|Nearest Train Station||
Gare de Gaillac
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.
The Tarn department of southern France offers so much to keep children entertained with its beautiful landscapes and varied activities.
Perhaps start off at Cap Découverte, just over half an hour away. It’s a great place for a lovely day out with walking and cycling trails (with bike hire available), a skate park, picnic spots and a lakeside beach. There are also other seasonal activities (some with age restrictions) such as tobogganing, zip-lines, paintballing, an inflatable water park and summer watersports.
Water lovers can also take canoe trips on the river Tarn or drive up to the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, set in the gorges of the Aveyron river, for kayaking, canoeing, canyoning, horse-riding, mountain biking and more. On the banks of the Tarn, look out for an inflatable water park and pedal boats during the height of the summer at Espace de Loisirs d’Aiguelèze or take a boat trip along the picturesque river in the historic city of Albi.
There is paintballing even closer near Cahuzac-sur-Vère and a woodland adventure park around 15 minutes away, Maison Forestière de Sivens, with trails, playgrounds and more.
For a complete change of scene, head to Toulouse, France’s fifth largest city, and its brilliant Cité de l'Espace, under an hour away, a theme park all about space.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Tennis Nearby
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Pool inflatables
- Child-Safe Pool
- Bicycles Provided
- Indoor Games
- Table Tennis
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Babysitting Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Babysitting Available
- Welcome Pack Included
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:
- Welcome Pack included (a selection of of regional wines, local cheeses, a basket of fresh fruit and a basket of seasonal and fresh vegetables)
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
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.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Changeover day||Saturday. All other changeover days on request.|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes (extra sheets available on request).|
|Pets welcome?||On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights. All other durations on request.|
|Other Ts and Cs||A/C is only available in three bedrooms.|
|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.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag and hen parties are not permitted.|
|Pool towels included?||Yes.|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|May 26th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022||£5,466|
|Jun 18th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022||£6,128|
|Aug 20th 2022 - Dec 3rd 2022||£5,466|
|Dec 3rd 2022 - Dec 10th 2022||£5,466|
|Dec 10th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||£6,128|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023||£5,741|
|Jun 17th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023||£6,434|
|Aug 19th 2023 - Nov 27th 2023||£5,741|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|May 26th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022||€6,044|
|Jun 18th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022||€6,776|
|Aug 20th 2022 - Dec 3rd 2022||€6,044|
|Dec 3rd 2022 - Dec 10th 2022||€6,044|
|Dec 10th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||€6,776|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023||€6,348|
|Jun 17th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023||€7,115|
|Aug 19th 2023 - Nov 27th 2023||€6,348|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|May 26th 2022 - Jun 18th 2022||$6,469|
|Jun 18th 2022 - Aug 20th 2022||$7,253|
|Aug 20th 2022 - Dec 3rd 2022||$6,469|
|Dec 3rd 2022 - Dec 10th 2022||$6,469|
|Dec 10th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||$7,253|
|Jan 7th 2023 - Jun 17th 2023||$6,795|
|Jun 17th 2023 - Aug 19th 2023||$7,616|
|Aug 19th 2023 - Nov 27th 2023||$6,795|
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.
How long have you owned the property?
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...
Fine wines of Gaillac especially the famous Gaillac Perle.
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.
Fantastic family chateau!
We spent a fortnight at Chateau Gaillac in August of this year, our party ranging in age from 4 months to 69 years and everyone came away having had the most fabulous time and with a host of great memories. Marie, our host, could not have been more obliging, even surprising us with roses and bubbly when she discovered that it was our anniversary ! The chateau is beautiful, everything we could have hoped for and everyone realised that they had not really thought about home while there, such was the welcoming feel about the place. Nobody was really inclined to venture further afield due to this very fact and apart from walking our dogs in nearby vineyards, we personally only left to go to the nearby supermarket (which is huge, and caters for just about everything).
We would definitely recommend it!
We had a fantastic week’s holiday at Chateau Gaillac in July 2019. We stayed there with our extended family of 20 - from 2 years old to 70 years old.The Chateau was excellent and provided an ideal setting for a large family group. There are 10 large bedrooms and plenty of living spaces for everyone to spread out both inside and outside. The kitchen was large and well equipped and has a large range cooker, dishwashers, microwave and laundry facilities. There is also a BBQ which we used many times. There is a great pool which was clean and there were plenty of inflatables provided for the kids to enjoy. There is also a table tennis table and bikes available and plenty of outside space to run around and explore. The local town is a 5 minute drive away and you will find supermarkets, local shops and a market there. Albi and Toulouse are also worth visiting if you have a car. The owners were very helpful and available if you had any queries or requests. We had a memorable week’s holiday here!
Very nice property!
Great chateau, well equipped and in a beautiful wine region but just a 5 minute drive from the small town of Gaillac and a large supermarket/bakery.
Great holiday and lovely owner!
We had a really great week, en famille at Chateau Gaillac. The house was beautiful with a great kitchen and very generous rooms. The host was there to meet us at the beginning and to see us off at the end. She and her team of helpers were very helpful
Beautiful house, attentive, friendly and helpful owner. Very happy!
A Great Chateau For Families!
We were a family of 14 from Denmark and Australia meeting for a week’s family reunion holiday and Chateau Gaillac more than met our expectations. We felt very spoilt. The chateau is absolutely beautiful and well kept. Built around 1860-70s it has so much character and the photos are a true representation of both the size of the rooms and the way they look. Beds were comfortable and there were 10 gorgeous large bedrooms most with 3 beds. 7 upstairs and 3 downstairs - and more than enough bathrooms and toilets. The lounge room, dining room and kitchen and upstairs foyer were also great for relaxation. Marie looked after us from the very beginning with a tour around the house. She was available to help with any issues. When she is away, there is a lady next door who comes to clean the pool and help with any issues or her son also came to fix the TV one day. Bed linen, plenty of bath towels and pool towels and toilet paper was all supplied to us for the week. There were even some spare swimmers in case needed. The pool was delightful and looks exactly like the photos. There were lots of pool toys for the kids and we left some too. The best part was the kitchen and the outdoor table. We had a young boy who couldn’t swim so it was important that we could see him in the pool while we dined. The kids were in the pool all night and we loved sitting at the outdoor table eating and enjoying a glass of wine watching the kids play in the pool. Marie even supplied some nice wine to start with. The house had 2 rooms with air conditioning the rest had fans. However, we closed the shutters during the hot days and opened them early in the morning and that kept the house cool. The location was great. However, we had such a good time at the chateau we only made it to Albi and Gaillac. We would recommend a trip to Albi to see the big red brick church - it is incredible. There are plenty of vineyards around too that offer daily wine tasting and we found some lovely local wines. The house has a number of bicycles of which 5 of them were in good condition and we went on a few tours through the vineyards. There is also a BBQ outdoor that we used a few times. All up we all felt the Chateau was perfect. We had such a lovely time and would strongly recommend this for any family or larger group gathering. There is plenty room for everyone to relax and enjoy.
A Great Stay at the Chateau!
We were a party of 13 adults and 6 children, 4 under 18ths old. We arrived early and although Marie and her staff were busy preparing they made us very welcome. The chateau is large and spacious. Very French, as we wanted, but with all modern conveniences and a large kitchen. The chateau was very clean the bathrooms nice, hairdryers are provided. It is located within a 30min walk along country roads of the outskirts of Gaillac, a town with many restaurants including one with a Michelin star. It is in the heart of wine country. Marie the owner was extremely helpful. Wine and fresh local produce was a nice welcome gift. The pool area was well above our expectations, the pool was cleaned regularly. We ate breakfast and our evening meal on the veranda overlooking the pool, fantastic. Bikes were available which we used. We didn't hire cars, but would advise that people do if they want more than relaxing by the pool. Taxi to the town is quite expensive considering the distance (4 miles max for £12). Chateau to Airport 250.00 Euros thanks to Marie who struck a bargain on our behalf. The chateau enables you to have a BBQ with plastic plates or a 5 course diner with china on a long banquet table under a large chandelier. We very much enjoyed our stay and the family were disappointed that they were to return home. We would recommend that to enhance the stay of people at the chateau the bathroom towels are upgraded. We thank Marie and the staff for our stay at Chateau Gaillac
Style and Convenience
Chateau Gaillac is a fantastic house and really surpassed our expectations. The house and its grounds are beautiful with great facilities and everything you can need including a wonderful pool. The location is also superb, only 45 minutes from Toulouse Airport, 5 minutes to the closest shop and surrounded by Beautiful towns and vineyards. I would highly recommend staying there.
Lovely Relaxing Break
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
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
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!
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.
Chateau Gaillac- beautiful property, fabulous holiday
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
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.
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