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Historic 12th Century Chateau de Boussagues, Unique Self-Contained Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Self-Contained Apartment in Historic Castle, Boussagues, Nr Bedarieux - Peaceful, Get-Away-From-It-All Holiday - No Children

This is a unique opportunity to stay in a medieval castle. The 12th century Chateau dominates the village of Boussagues. It is extremely spacious and comfortable (1200 sq feet) with a wonderful atmosphere. There is a master bedroom with a 12th century vaulted ceiling & a large 16th century fireplace and floor, there are French doors onto the courtyard. The 2nd bedroom is slightly smaller with exposed stone walls and 12th century flagstone floor. Between the bedrooms there is a modern shower-room, with hydrocabinet and WC, retaining original flagstones. The sitting room was the Great Hall, it has exposed stone walls, original flagstone floor and fireplace with a coat of arms from the 16th century above, it is furnished with antique furniture. There is also a large kitchen, with beamed ceiling and all modern appliances It has French doors onto the courtyard. Outside is the courtyard with BBQ and eating area. There is a 8 x 4 meter heated pool.

Property Manager
Erik Harlaut
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Erik Harlaut

Erik & Anette Harlaut

Guestbook comments from the manager

'We are enraptured by the whole experience and feel like Lord Derek and Lady Jane. The whole ambiance of this beautiful place- renové avec gout - has exceeded all our expectations and the friendly genial company just made it perfect.'

'Days filled with sun like gold and evenings filled with wine. There could not be a better place to have such a fine time. Dreams can come true if only for a short time' -Kraig and Susan. Seattle Washington.

'Thank you for a wonderful week. The setting is beautiful and it felt so like home that we are struggling to leave. Feels like we have been away for months, we are so relaxed. We promise to recommend it far and wide' - Mark and Michelle. Geneva.

'Thanks for the most relaxing holiday we have ever had, lovely apartment, lovely Chateau, Great time, all the stress lines have disappeared' - Biddy and Arthur. Warwickshire.
Oct 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in La Tour-sur-Orb in Hérault

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room separates the 2 bedrooms. There is a mixture of ancient and modern, while retaining the original flagstones and some stone walls there is modern hydrocabinet, vanity unit and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (200 sq feet) with double bed in 12th century room with 7 metre high arches, 16th century fireplace, french doors to courtyard. Bedroom 2 (160 sq feet) with double bed, 12th century flagstone floor beamed ceiling and views over the village.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
Notes on accommodation: This apartment was the main accommodation of the castle and has a wonderful atmosphere, the living room was the great hall of the castle where many banquets would have been held. If you are a lover of old stones and history then we are sure you will love this. Air-conditioning is not needed as the walls are 4ft thick and keep out the heat. During the winter there is central heating and a log fire. Please note that under 20 year are not accepted. Outside: There is a courtyard outside the apartment with table and chairs and BBQ. There is a 8 x 4 meter heated pool shared by one other apartment. Access to gym, boule terrain. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One set bed linen, towels, pool towels and bathrobes are provided for each bedroom. There will be a 'Welcome Pack' of bread, cheese, wine when you arrive. Other: See our website link at the bottom of this page for lots more photos and info on the castle and the village. I am sorry but we do not accept anyone under 20. There is a 8 x 4 meter pool. Unlimited wifi internet. See also our apartment no. FR 543


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Historic 12th Century Chateau de Boussagues, Unique Self-Contained Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Extraordinary - a brilliant place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is an extraordinary place to stay in the true sense of the word. The so-called appartment is very well equipped with two good sized bedrooms, the massive 'hall', and a very large kitchen. There must be a dozen seating areas around the property - by the pool, on various terraces, and outside the kitchen door.

Our hosts, Erik and Annette, who live in another part of the castle, were discrete but always on hand to help or advise.

Also lovely and undiscovered area with few Brits - a good sign from our view.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Farnham, surrey

Well worth the money

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was Fantastic for the second time. New pool better than expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Farnham, surrey


  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this location for touring this part of France. The castle is beautiful and equipped perfectly for a relaxing stay. The owners are charming and we will be going again. A car is essential, however!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and welcome back/ BR Erik H
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Car: necessary


The Mediterranean is about 40 mins by car. Our nearest beaches are Valras Plage, Serignan, and Cap d'Agde.


We are in the middle of 8 airports. Beziers 45 minutes, Montpelliers 1 hr 15 mins, Nimes 1hr 40 mins, Perpignan 1hr 35 mins, Carcassonne 1hr 25 mins, Toulouse 2hrs, Rodez and Girona 2hr 30 mins.


By car Bedarieux is 7kms, Lodeve 20kms, Beziers 45kms. You can walk to La Tour sur Orb in 10 mins. La tour sur Orb has a Supermarket, Pizzaria and a Boulangerie. There are riding establishments within 10 mins drive, fishing within 15 mins, canoeing within 35 mins, windsurfing on Lac Salagou and Golf in lamalou, 15 mins away. We are half an hour from the thermal spa town of AVENE.

Further Details:

Please remember that most shops in France close between 12pm-2pm although we have 2 supermarkets in Bedarieux that stay open throughout the day. We have a local supermarket that is open on Sunday mornings throughout July and August only, there are also 2 large supermarkets in Bedarieux that are open Sunday mornings. For more photos and information please view our website. The web address is with 'Owner Details"


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in La Tour-sur-Orb, Herault

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% is required with the balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Please note: We only accept bookings from Saturday to Saturday during the high season - (1 April - 30 September).
We accept bookings for long weekends and short breaks during the low season.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Check-in is between 4pm and 6pm and Checkout before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in € euro. Electricity, linen, towels, pool towels and bathrobes included. You can buy x-final cleaning if required € 50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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