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Charming Country Castle HORTES Chateau
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Charming Country Castle HORTES
- 5 bedrooms
- 10 sleeps
- 7 nights min stay
Description from owner
The chateau is surrounded by vineyards and is a 10 minute walk to the centre of the charming village of BESSAN. It is a haven of peace and tranquility, ideal for up to 10 people. All the rooms look onto the gardens. The elegant and bright drawing room, featuring comfortable seating, antiques and old paintings, the large dining room/library, and the TV room all open onto the spacious south terrace. The terrace can be "the place to be" all day from breakfast to dinner. Two large lawns can accommodate all kinds of outdoor games. On the first floor they are five comfortable bedrooms and three bathrooms. Six generations of the same family have lived here, and the house has been carefully restored to preserve the atmosphere of an authentic family home, but also includes modern requirements, such as internet access, flat screen TV with satellite connection. The pool area is “the second place to be”: the heated pool is totally private and secure in a huge lawned area with comfortable cushioned
The chateau is surrounded by vineyards and is a 10 minute walk to the centre of the charming village of BESSAN. It is a haven of peace and tranquility, ideal for up to 10 people. All the rooms look onto the gardens. The elegant and bright drawing room, featuring comfortable seating, antiques and old paintings, the large dining room/library, and the TV room all open onto the spacious south terrace. The terrace can be "the place to be" all day from breakfast to dinner. Two large lawns can accommodate all kinds of outdoor games. On the first floor they are five comfortable bedrooms and three bathrooms. Six generations of the same family have lived here, and the house has been carefully restored to preserve the atmosphere of an authentic family home, but also includes modern requirements, such as internet access, flat screen TV with satellite connection. The pool area is “the second place to be”: the heated pool is totally private and secure in a huge lawned area with comfortable cushioned sun loungers so that you can either take a nap under umbrellas or play beach ball or other games. Mediterranean beaches, 2 golfs and tennis are located within 15 minutes drive, a lot of nice excursions and wine tasting all around... Come and experience amazing hours : "la vie de chateau";
Location description from owner
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Languedoc-Roussillon in south-west France curves around a corner of the Mediterranean, from Provence in the east down to the borders with Spain and Andorra in the south. north-eastern Spain. 300 days of sunshine a year and a Mediterranean climate are the main attractions of this friendly region easily accessible by plane (AIRPORT in MONTPELLIER, BEZIES, CARCASSONE) train (TGV STATION in AGDE BEZIES MONTPELLIER from ROISSY ) or car (MOTORWAY A 9 ET A 75 from PARIS, LYON or BARCELONE)Is a region of contrasts :The landscape flattens around the tranquil Canal Du Midi, which cuts across the region's middle with Agde,Béziers, Carcassonne, a world heritage site, at its centre. South of the canal gentle rolling foothills start to ascend, climbing to the dramatic peaks of the Pyrennees. The long sandy beaches where they have developed famous Resorts: Cap d’Agde, Grande Motte, Serignan,….The coastline of Lower-Languedoc is cut off from the hinterland by marshy étangs (lagoons), which have prevented the same sort of furious development that has blighted the Cote d'Azur and the Spanish Costas and and have promoted the development of picturesque ports such : Sète, Bouzigues, Marseillan famous for their oysters and mussels.The wine has been cultivated her since Antiquity, the vineyards has shaped the landscape and the people of this country very attached to their culture, the region is know for its hearty reds, fruity rosésThere are many historical sites to visit such as the city of PEZENAS :magnificent courtyards of historical houses, antiques and home décor shops, Antics Abbeys as VALMAGNE, Castle as CASSAN or spectacular medieval area as ST GUILHEM LE DESERT where many musical concerts are held.
Chateau d’Hortes is surrounded by vineyards (the area has been a winery) and the owner can arrange private tours of vineyards and cellars.The town of Bessan is about 800 meters away from the Chateau. This town of 4.200 inhabitants offers all kinds of conveniences. A hypermarket is open up to 8 p.m. in summertime and on Sunday mornings. You can have a treat at a gourmet restaurant, the Hacienda. The "Guinguette" along the Canal du Midi offers a range of entertainment. Every Sunday a large and famous handicraft market is held in the square and on the high street of the town.About 10 mn drive away is the historical city of Pezenas, the town where Moliere found success. You can visit many sights: the old town with medieval burger-houses and town mansions of the 17th and 18th Centuries; collegial cloistered church St-Jean and a lot of museums. But also taste wine each Friday evening, listen to music concerts, and plays at the theatre, discover the artists' shops (engravers, bookbinders, painters, etc.). Pezenas nightlife comes alive on Tuesday and Thursday nights.Many long and sandy beaches of the Languedoc région are within an easy 15 minutes drive, e.g. the famous sea resort of Cap d'Agde where there are a lot of water activities (sailing, surfing, scuba diving). Enjoy the famous Aqualand Park (the most popular aquatic park of UE) and choose from many fine beach restaurants. Or drive along the coast until the "Etang de Thau", stop to explore the charming and typical ports Marseillan or Bouzigues to taste oysters and mussels with a fruity chilled rosé wineYou'll be choosing a lot of places to visit: the Medieval hamlet of "St Guilhem le Deserts is one hour’s drive, with its Music Festival; the spectacular limestone caves "Grotte de Clamouse"; the city of Carcassonne less than an hour away; the animal sanctuary Sigean; or the Canal du Midi and its famous locks (Béziers 20 minutes away) that you can explore on foot or by renting a boat for the day (within 10 minutes from home). Montpellier and the Musée Fabre is less than one hour from home.
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 10 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: King Bed
Bedroom 4: King Bed
Bedroom 5: Double Bed
- 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite, 2
- Wi-Fi available
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Washing machine
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- Yes, smoking allowed
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 19 Jun 2016
- Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Chateau has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 May 2011. Located in Herault, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2137 to £2394.
The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jun 2016.
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– based on 13 reviews
- Very Good
“A fantastic castle”
This is really a “Castle” and you will not be disappointed. It is better than you could imagine. The castle is in a very good shape even if it is really old and with a “castle ambiance”. The pool area is fantastic, very nice and fresh, totally without insight. The garden is so big that we could do our jogging in the garden. Marie-Sophie is a wonderful host, supporting you with all your needs without being too close. The nearest village is not the most charming but has the grocery stores you need. We went to Cap d'Agde and Marseillan that is two very charming places. The village Carcason is as well worth a visit.
My husband wished to have a special family holiday with his children and parents. Our group consisted of couples in their 20's, 50's and 70's. We wanted the wow factor which is why we chose Castle Hortes. The photographs do not do this building justice as they do not acurately show the scale. My father-in-law was literally speechless when we arrived. Like many other reviwers we spent a lot of time at the property as the set up of tables and chairs at the front is perfect for all meals and comfortably seats 10. Everything you need to cook is provided with plenty of glasses, cutlery and plates.The swimming pool area is also lovely as are the grounds. All ammenities are close by with a bakery and small supermarket within walking distance in Bessan. Ms. Marie-Sophie is very helpful and informative and close by in case of any problems. This is a beautiful old building and needs to be handled with care but is absolutely perfect for a family holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend this property. All of our group have already expressed a desire to return next year.
“Wonderful stay at Château d'Hortes!”
We enjoyed a very happy time at Château d'Hortes, which is a beautiful, elegant and characterful property, perfect for families. There is an elegant, lovely garden, fantastic & large swimming pool, and the owner was very friendly and welcoming. The area does not have such great tourist guides available, since they miss many interesting and historic villages that are quite close by, so do some exploring. The best town to visit is nearby Pézanas - historic and with lots to see. There is a tourist office here, which is helpful, and parking is easy on the edge of the medieval centre. Approach by car following signs to Pézanas Sud...not 'Centre Ville' - this way you'll get to the car park at Place 14 Juillet by Ave Francois Hue. Other good places to see: Abbaye de Valmagne - vinyard and old abbaye Nézignan-l'Évêque - don't miss the historic church Marseillan - by the sea & Thau lagoon; good resturants. Saint-Thibéry - very close to Bessan Carcassonne - can't be missed, but stuffed full of tourists Generally, head north and you'll see the high Languedoc and the mountains that are very different from the area around Bessan and down to the sea. In Bessan: - visit the wine co-operative (Rose de Bessan) - the best Boulangerie is on the south side of Grande Rue, off Place de la Fontaine (heading towards Pl. de la Mairie). - the Sunday food market is fantastic! Getting to the Château - if your satnav tries taking you through behind the Intermarche...stop! That takes you off-road into huge pot-hole territory! Instead, approach via Boulevard Jean Moulin to Chemin d'Hortes. Its all very convenient to reach from Montpellier or Bezier airports. I'd highly recommend Château d'Hortes for a restful family stay. To be honest, once you've arrived, you won't want to go elsewhere but enjoy just being at such a lovely place.
“A place we return to every year”
Fantastic feeling when the gates to the castle open and we enter our own oasis. A real castle, all for ourselves. The friendly owner always makes us feel especially welcome to ther castle.
We spent 2 weeks at Chateau d'Hortes - 4 adults and 3 teenagers. We all enjoyed it tremendously! The Chateau is gorgeous and very comfortable. The grounds are superb and the owner is very service-oriented. Impeccable house-keeping. We will definitely return for another vacation!
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