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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 case of regional wine
- The kitchen and the dining terrace strategically overlook the pool area, allowing diners to keep watch on the 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 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 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 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 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 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.
- A/C is only available in three bedrooms
- Bedroom number 9 “Elfin” is only suitable for a small person
- There are a few steps to access the ground level
- A helpful caretaker lives close by
- 10 Bedrooms
- 7 Bathrooms
- Large Salon
- Dining room
- 2 Entrance halls
- 2 Separate WCs on the ground floor
- Large landing on the 1st floor
Ground Floor Bedrooms
- Bedroom 7 “Austerlitz” with double bed (190x140cm) and en-suite shower room and WC
- Bedroom 10 “Waterloo” with double bed (190x140cm) and single bed (190x90cm)- Bathroom and separate WC
- Bedroom 8 “Salle de terrasse” with double bed (190x140cm) and single bed (190x90cm) with doors leading to terrace.
- Bedroom 9 “Elfin”small single room (190x70cm bed).
First Floor Bedrooms
- Bedroom 1 “Toile de Jouy rose” with double bed (190x140cm) and single bed (190x90cm). En-suite bathroom with WC
- Bedroom 3 “Rococo” with two small double beds (190x130cm each)
- Shared bathroom with WC
- Bedroom 2 “Bonaparte” with double bed (190x150cm) and single bed (190x90cm)
- Bedroom 4 “Toile de Jouy bleue”with two single beds (185x109cm and 200x80cm) and en-suite shower room with WC
- Bedroom 5 “Lord Byron” with double bed (200x160cm)
- Shared bathroom with WC
- Bedroom 6 ”Peacock” with double bed (200x160cm)
-Additional small bathroom with WC in the corridor
- At the front: Portico and 2 balconies on the ground level and a terrace on the 1st floor
- Large terraces overviewing the vast enclosed pool area at the back
- Plenty of space in the park and a tree hide mirrador
- Next to the pool aera a big oil drum BBQ close to an herb garden
We are delighted to announce that all the vineyards, orchards and fields adjoining the Château are now grown organically.
The Château boasts 600 square meters of living space with10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (including a ground floor bedroom with its own wet room, possibly ideal for older guests), a large salon-ballroom/TV room and dining room. As a building designed for hospitality, Château 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 Château 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. Three of the bedrooms have air-conditioning. Rooms are arranged in such a way that dining “en famille” is possible both in the cool of the Château 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 Château dining area or directly to the terrace; it also overlooks the swimming pool which can be useful when youngsters may be swimming.
Furthermore, there is a newly fabricates "art nouveau" child-gate dividing the pool from the dining terrace.
Facilities inside include a washing machine, dryer, two dishwashers, large gas range, 2 microwaves, 2 Senseo coffee machines and large family fridge. 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. The pool (size: 11x5m/ depth: 1.5m) has a safety gate, pool toys are provided.
There are bikes and children's bikes available too.
Château Gaillac rests on the edge of a hamlet, 2 miles away from the small town of Gaillac and halfway between the historic cathedral cities of Albi and Toulouse 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 30mn 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 a few miles away.
Out in the peaceful surroundings of Château Gaillac it is easy to forget that you’re only a short way 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.
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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.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- 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!
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These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€500 charged to client's credit card prior to arrival.|
|Arrival time||4.00 pm|
|Departure time||10.00 am|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels (extra sheets available on request).|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights.|
|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 in an orderly condition.|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all the guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage during their stay at the property.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Stag and hen parties are not permitted.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019||£5,753|
|Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||£5,753|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||£6,450|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||£5,753|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||£6,450|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Dec 5th 2020||£5,753|
|Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020||£5,753|
|Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||£6,450|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021||£5,753|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019||€6,022|
|Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||€6,022|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||€6,751|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||€6,022|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||€6,751|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Dec 5th 2020||€6,022|
|Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020||€6,022|
|Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||€6,751|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021||€6,022|
Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:
|Aug 24th 2019 - Dec 7th 2019||$6,760|
|Dec 7th 2019 - Dec 14th 2019||$6,760|
|Dec 14th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020||$7,579|
|Jan 4th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020||$6,760|
|Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020||$7,579|
|Aug 22nd 2020 - Dec 5th 2020||$6,760|
|Dec 5th 2020 - Dec 12th 2020||$6,760|
|Dec 12th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021||$7,579|
|Jan 2nd 2021 - Feb 24th 2021||$6,760|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. 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.
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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