Chateau du Grand Pin
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.
The house is ideally located to visit the glories of Languedoc, from Cathar castles to Cistercian abbeys, from excellent vineyards, to seemingly endless beaches.
Nearest airports: Carcassonne (30 mins), Perpignan (60 mins), Montpellier (75 mins), Toulouse (80 mins), Barcelona (2h40), Beziers/Cap d'Agde (45 mins)
CHATEAU DU GRAND PIN
ENTRANCE, GARDEN, SWIMMING POOL
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.
There is wifi internet through out the house, with optimum reception on the ground floor, and on the terrace.
To the left is a the large living drawing room with three large couches. To the right of the fireplace, is a wide screen TV, with SKY channels, with movies, and sports, as well as DVD player.
To the right of the hallway, is the dining room with large dining table with chairs for up to 12 persons. The windows look out over the terrace to the swimming pool.
Opposite the stairway are the utilities rooms - one including washing machine, and clothes dryer machine; the other room has a WC and a washbasin.
At the back of the hallway to the left is the kitchen (which has a connecting door to the utility room), fully fitted, with central aisle, double sink, and fridge freezer, dishwasher, oven and hob. There is a central fan exhaust over the induction hob. There is plenty of storage for all the china and glassware. All the kitchen equipment that one would desire is at hand. To one side is a breakfast table with chairs
On the opposite side to the kitchen, accross the hall way is the games room - complete with table tennis table, table football, and sundry other boxed games, and activities, CD player entertainment center, and fireplace.
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.
On the 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!
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
King and Queen double bed
Bedroom (#1) with 2 single beds
Bedroom (#2) with 2 single beds or option for a super king size double
bed and ensuite bathroom
Bathroom part of the King and Queen Suite
Swimming pool, sun loungers, with tall pine tree
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.
Chateau du Grand Pin, centrally based to explore Languedoc
Minevois Vineyards, Languedoc, France
Payment is based on Euro (€) Value - £ and $ are only approximate
The prices quoted are all inclusive of pool, heating, bed linen and cleaning.