Medieval Chateau Tower in the South of France on the Beautiful Canal Du Midi(8 Reviews)
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- Property type:Bed And Breakfast
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
5 Bedrooms/5.5 Bathrooms, Possible Gourmet Meals & Authentic French Excursions
While French destinations like Paris, Bordeaux and Provence are well known to most travelers, we believe (actually, we know for a fact!) that some of the best authentic French adventures are found in the Languedoc region. We are proud to offer unique experiences that showcase the charm of the south of France:
•The breathtaking coastline lined with beautiful seaside resorts. La Tour du Chateau is located just 30 minutes away from the Mediterranean Sea.
•The phenomenal history. The region contains the historic cities of Carcassonne, Toulouse and Montpellier with countless Roman monuments, medieval abbeys, Romanesque churches and old castles. One of the most famous are the ruined Cathar castles in the mountains of Corbières – one of many locations where the 20-year Albigensian Crusade was fought.
•The Canal du Midi, the world’s oldest major canal, was opened in 1681 to link the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. (La Tour du Chateau is located on the banks of the Midi).
•Of course, the wine! Languedoc produces more than a third of the grapes in France and is home to several up-and-coming vineyards being recognized by some of the world’s most selective wine critics!
•The Camargue where wild horses roam and France’s world renowned fleur de sel (exquisite salt) is harvested! And much more!
The owners, who have had a multi-year love affair with France and its scenic canals, purchased the property in the summer of 2014. Since then they have made a number of improvements both inside and outside, including the addition of four new tile and stone bathrooms...enabling all five bedrooms to be ensuite. In addition, the entire chateau tower has been redecorated!
La Tour du Chateau, which is the ideal setting for memorable holidays for couples or a family, is located just 35 minutes from Mediterranean beaches, 25 minutes to the medieval city of Carcassonne, and just half an hour to Cathar Castles. The Pyrenees and Spain are located just an hour away. However, the tranquility of the landscaped garden, private swimming pool and canal views, may tempt you to enjoy family and friends in the privacy of your own oasis!
La Tour du Chateau includes three floors of gracious living. On the first floor there is the living room, with its intimate seating and operational fireplace, and dining area with a sizable antique table that comfortably seats 12. From the living/dining area, you enter the salon which includes two additional seating areas, each which offers breathtaking views of the Canal du Midi, the Corbières hills and on a clear day, the Pyrenees and Mont Canigou. A newly added double bedroom and ensuite bathroom are also on the first floor, as well as the renovated powder room.
The second floor offers three more bedrooms, each with its own new private bathroom (handcrafted ceramic and mosaic stone tiled shower, towel warmer, artisan sink and toilet). The rooms offer three king-sized beds, all with new luxurious American mattresses. One king bedroom offers two additional twin beds in the room's loft. The second floor also includes a spacious sitting area.
Third floor includes a king sized bed and private bathroom.
On the outside, the path to the private swimming pool passes newly rejuvenated gardens. The pool area offers numerous teak steamer chairs for the ultimate lounging comfort! Just above the pool level is the covered dining area which has two teak tables and seating for 12 -- allowing guests to enjoy France's fabulous foods and wines under the stars!
We offer unique vacation packages that range from basic services to all-inclusive including: daily excursions and private tours, all meals and wine, daily transportation, (excludes airline/train costs). Vacation rate quoted is for a one week long stay. Please contact proprietor for quotes on all-inclusive vacation packages.
La Tour du Chateau is 7 hours from Paris by car, ~5 hours by train. Carcassonne is the closest airport (Ryan Air) (45 mins from the house). Montpellier is also an option via EasyJet or Air France (1.5 hours from the house). Toulouse is also viable via EasyJet or Air France (~2 hours from the house). Another option is to fly to Barcelona and drive to the house (~3 hours away).
Member since: 2015
- 300 m²
- Bed And Breakfast
- Bed & Breakfast
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Three of the full full bathrooms are new with handcrafted ceramic and mosaic stone tiled showers, glass shower doors, custom sinks, and high-end faucets. The fourth full bathroom has a ceramic, glass shower doors, and pedastal sink. Half bathroom is newly remodeled with mosaic marble floor....moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2014
About: We've been in love with France for years, and have enjoyed a number of self-driven barge trips on French canals, including the Canal du Midi. The south of France has a special place in our hearts...with its slower pace of life, fabulous wines and out of this world culinary delights!
Why Ventenac-en-Minervois, France:
We truly hit the jackpot with this property! To own a piece of a historic chateau...which includes a unique tower and two gargoyles...well, I say no more! We were originally not in the market for such a grand residence. But when we saw it, we knew immediately it was for us! The view of the Canal du Midi, distant vineyards and the Pyrenees is beyond breathtaking. When I come to La Tour du Chateau, I can immediately feel my body shed the stress of daily life. There is no question that this is a special place to reconnect with friends and family.
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
While we are blessed with a beautiful chateau tower, we soak up every minute of the 300 days of sunshine in the south of France! We enjoy endless hours outside...from swimming in the private pool, to reading in the garden, to napping as recreational boats pass by on the canal. In the evening, we dine al fresco with the sun setting on the beautiful Canal du Midi. There is nothing better than dining under the stars!
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La Tour du Chateau!
Views from the chateau tower of Canal du Midi, area vineyards and the Pyrenees
Private pool and summer kitchen & al fresco dining area (floor above the pool)
Terrace overlooking the property
Exquisite indoor dining for 12
The two front salons overlooking the beautiful Midi.
Another angle of the first salon sitting area
King size ensuite bedroom decorated in lovely French toile!
A loft is part of this bedroom, offering two additional twin beds.
Another angle of the same bedroom!
Another angle of the same bedroom.
Hinckley and Findlay: La Tour du Chateau's youngest staff members!
The private La Tour du Chateau is connected to Chateau Ventenac on the Midi
Enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the Canal du Midi!
Private pool is ready for night swimming!
The livingroom with large screen TV and fireplace
La Tour du Chateau offers three separate sitting areas!
The first salon sitting area
The cozy ensuite double bedroom on the first floor.
Another angle of the same bedroom.
Another king size ensuite bedroom with beautiful views of the Midi!
King size ensuite bedroom with great views of the Midi and a Juliet balcony.
The second floor sitting area outside of the three bedrooms.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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