CHATEAU DU GRAND PIN, MINERVOIS, LANGUEDOC
|Languedoc Rentals : Carcassonne Rentals||south france guide|
Enjoy your holiday in this newly and tastefully renovated chateau. Grand but intimate. A small chateau with a tall pine tree, imposing gates, in a quiet road, on the edge of a lively village, in an area renowned for its excellent Minervois wines.
Chateau du Grand Pin
Quality self catering holiday rental near Carcassonne
Heated swimming pool - so you can swim ALL year
Living room with fireplace and wide screen TV
CHATEAU DU GRAND PIN :
Built in the 1850s when the Minervois wines were coming into their most prosperous years, Chateau du Grand Pin has now been totally renovated to high standards, with large bathrooms, and bedrooms. The owners have been careful to balance tradition with modern visuals. Rooms are bright, and often have views of the surrounding village and vineyards.
There is ample off street parking in a gated area, across the road from the Chateau. Entry is through the magnificent gates of the Languedoc family that once owned this gracious house. The tall pine tree that gives the chateau its name, gives shade over a small entrance garden with pond, with fountain, where one can sit and read out of the sun.
At the center of the garden, the main steps lead up to the entrance of the chateau, where left and right is a terrace, where to one side a long table is set up for outside dining for up to 12 persons. There is a barbecue. On the opposite side of the garden to the pine tree is the heated swimming pool - so its possible to enjoy the pool in the off season, as well as in Summer! (4.5m x 4.5m, 1.3m deep) with plenty of room for those that want the sun, to bathe, and enjoy the benefits of the south of France. A large number of chairs, and sun loungers are put out so your party can enjoy and relax by the swimming pool.
Immediately on opening the main doors, one is greeted by a wide and bright hallway, with classic lines, and a stairway, center right, with wooden balustrade that follows the stairs up two floors.
Outside dining for up to 12 on the terrace
The kitchen with fridge, cental aisle, dishwasher.
Games room with table tennis, table football, CD player
First floor hall with entrance to King and Queen suite
Reaching the first floor corridor and landing, directly opposite the stairs there is a separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.
At the front of the house left is a bedroom (#1) with 2 single beds. Windows overlook the garden and swimming pool.
At the front of the house right is a bedroom (#2) with 2 single beds (with an option for the beds to be made into a super kingsize double bed), with large armoire, and chest of drawers. Windows overlook the garden and swimming pool. There is an en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin, and WC.
Towards the back of the house, double french doors open onto the king and queen suite. In the hallway itself is a traditional styled couch, backing onto the window. To the left is a very large bathroom. With bath tub in the center, with two washbasins, a walk in shower, and WC.
King and Queen double bed
On th other side of the hallway is the king and queen bedroom (#3), with gold ornate four poster double bed. There are large gold framed mirrors on the walls, for regal activities. There are stain glass windows, for complete privacy!
Top floor landing with door to bedroom (#6)
The top floor of Chateau du Grand Pin, is full of light, with high ceilings with exposed beams, breaking up the gorgeous bedrooms, with extensive views of the village, as well as the hills and Vineyards of the Minervois and Languedoc, with distant views of the snow capped Pyrenees.
To the back of the chateau is a large double bedroom (#4), complete with double bed, with desk for writing your journal, or post cards home and some eminent furniture.
Ensuite is the large bathroom, with bath tub at the centre with walk in shower unit, 2 washbasins, and WC.
Bedroom (#5) with 2 single beds and ensuite bathroom
To the front of the chateau is another large bedroom (#5) with 2 single beds, classic elegant furniture, and en-suite bathroom. with bath tub in the center, with 2 washbasins, walk in shower unit, and WC.
To one corner of the top floor is large bedroom (#6) with 2 single beds, more furniture with finesse, and more views over the surrounding Minervois countryside, and the village.
There is a seperate bathroom, complete with bath tub, walk in shower unit, 2 washbasins, and WC.
Double Bedroom (#4) with en suite bathroom
Bathroom with 2 washbasins, shower, WC, and bath tub
Bedroom (#6) with 2 single beds
Chateau du Grand Pin, centrally based to explore Languedoc
Minevois Vineyards, Languedoc, France
Swimming pool, sun loungers, with tall pine tree
ABOUT SURROUNDING AREA
Chateau du Grand Pin is in a charming village, less than 5 minutes drive from Olonzac , with a short walk away supermarket, baker's/boulangerie, post office, pharmacy, hairdresser, and restaurant/café/bar. For those seeking sublime wines, you can purchase from 3 renowned wineries (Hachette guide) in the village, as well as from the cave cooperative. There are also tennis courts, to which as house guests you will have free access. Also near by is the the Dolmen des Fades - The Fairy Dolmen - a megalithic tomb dating back 3,000 - 5,000 years, which is one of the largest in the area.
Within 20 minutes you can find yourself, discovering the garrigue of the Minervois, the Cathar village of Minerve, with its deep chasms, and underground rivers; pretty little churches, or magnificent abbeys such as at Caunes Minervois, or hill top castles such as at Lastours - where once troubadours sung and roamed; or you can laze and walk along the leisurely and UNESCO awarded Canal du Midi that links the Med to the Atlantic (built in the 1600s). In 30 minutes, you can see one of the deepest waterfalls in Languedoc at Cupservies, or enter into the fabulous medieval Cité of Carcassonne, and in July watch great music and fireworks. Or drive to Gruissan, and swim, bathe, from many of the sandy beaches that stretch along the shoreline for seemingly miles and miles.
If you want exciting day trips - discover Toulouse Lautrec's art as well as Medieval magnificence in Albi, a couple of hour's to the north; or go to Collioure, where the Pyrenees meets the Mediterranean; or go further to Dali's museum, just across the border in Spain (2 hrs) in Figueras. Or if you want to enjoy cosmopolitan delights of energetic towns - visit Toulouse, with its art galleries, and futuristic museum; Perpignan, with its Latin music festivals, and Catalonia color; or Montpellier, with its dance festival, art galleries, and international university.
There are a number of airports within easy acccess: Carcassonne (30 mins), Perpignan (60 mins), Montpellier (75 mins), Toulouse (80 mins), Beziers/Cap d'Agde (45 mins), Barcelona (2h40). For TGV trains - Narbonne is about 5 hours from Paris.
CHATEAU DU GRAND PIN, NEAR CARCASSONNE HEATED SWIMMING
POOL SLEEPS 12
|One Week Rental for 12 persons in 6 bedrooms (Saturday to Saturday)
|April 1 - May 19||2200 euros|
|May 20 - June 30||2400 euros|
|July 1 - July 14||2800 euros|
|July 15 - August 25||3400 euros|
|August 26 - September 8||2800 euros|
|September 9 - September 29||2400 euros|
|September 30 - November 11||2200 euros|
|One Week Rental for 6 persons in 3 bedrooms (Saturday to Saturday) 2017||EUROS|
|April 1 - May 19||1750 euros|
|May 20 - June 30||2100 euros|
|July 1 - July 14||2200 euros|
|July 15 - August 25||2800 euros|
|August 26 - September 8||2200 euros|
|September 9 - September 29||2100 euros|
|September 30 - November 11||1750 euros|