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Beautiful Chateau In The South Of France, With Private Pool



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Chateau de Puilacher, Puilacher, Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - For Your Self Catering Holidays In A Most Charming Environment

Chateau Puilacher, located in the Languedoc Region of southern France, has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a large pool 12x6m. It offers both the charm of the 15th/17th century and modern amenities. The courtyard and private swimming pool are designed for family fun with space to play games, relax in the shade or soak up the ever-present Languedoc sun. Accomodation area: 650m2.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

I live in the Montpellier area with my wife and our son. I bought the Puilacher Chateau with enthusiasm in 1975, and since then have devoted a great deal of my life and energy to repairing, decorating and furnishing it. It is now listed as a historical monument, which I am very proud of, and can be visited two days a year.

I worked for 29 years in western Africa and brought back many arts and craft pieces. So, the Chateau has both European furniture and African elements.

Its situation is ideal because it is in the part of the Herault that is called "the French Tuscany", centrally located in this department, only 40 kilometers from the seaside and almost literally surrounded by historical sites.

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From the Owner

Puilacher is in a beautiful part of Languedoc, from the point of view of its natural scenery ("the French Tuscany") and pleasantly warm climate of course, but also because there are so many places to visit, when one is not too busy working on the Chateau that is! I have already mentioned the abbeys (Valmagne, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert), and natural curiosities (Clamouse caves, Moureze dolomitic circus, Salagou lake, ...), the Mediterranean seaside. But Montpellier where I live part of the year is a wonderful city of 450,000 inhabitants, with a vibrant culture, arts and sports scene, not to mention its heritage: its University for Medicine and its Cathedral dating back to the 14th century for instance, etc.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Beziers-Vias at 35 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Montpellier Fontcaude at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montpellier at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 11 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Belarga at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Aigoual Mount at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Frontignan plage, Sète, Cap d'Agde at 40 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding.

Wind surfing - Salagou Lake.

Fishing - Salagou Lake - 20 minutes.

Walking, hiking.

Rafting, rock climbing and abseiling also possible.

Historical sites - medieval abbeys, chateaux, Buddhist temple, etc.


Agde, Sete, Marseillan, Aresquiers all 1/2 hour. Salagou lake (20 minutes). Herault river (5 minutes).


Montpellier 45 minutes by car (Ryanair and EasyJet).

Beziers 45 minutes by car (Ryanair).


Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert (abbey) 25 minutes.

Valmagne (abbey) 20 minutes.

Montpellier 45 minutes.

Pezenas 15 minutes (115 listed historical edifices).

Beziers 45 minutes (the World Heritage Canal du Midi, its locks and river bridge).

Cirque de Moureze 15 minutes (stunning dolomitic rock formations, trails).

Grotte de Clamouse 20 minutes (very fine cave: diversity of concretions and sound and light show).

Further Details:

Grocer's shop in Tressan (2 km) or in Belarga (2 km)

Supermarkets in Clermont l'Hérault (11 km) or Gignac (12 km)

Restaurants in Belarga (2 km), Le Pouget (3 km), Les Trois Fontaines (4 km), etc.

Doctor or Pharmacy in Le Pouget (3 km) or Canet (5 km)


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas season
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Middle Season
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Middle Season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £854
cleaning of the end-of-s £171

Changeover Day:
Saturday (flexible day if off season).

Notes on prices:
Ask for our special prices for smaller groups (6 or fewer).

30% when booking and 70% fiveteen days before arriving

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

You will live in a XV/XVIIth century historical monument listed by the French Ministry for Culture, with an African art gallery. You have all modern amenities including air-conditioning. You have a private swimming-pool in a secluded area. You have all around many activities for both adults and children. Last but certainly not least the region is famous for its food with oysters and delightful wines.

Property Type

  • castle


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower en-suite to bedroom 1 Bathroom with shower en-suite to bedroom 2 Bathroom with bath on 1 floor Bathroom with shower on the second floor Bathroom with shower en-suite to bedroom 6


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) max 6 children Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and terrace with shower-room Bedroom 2 with double bed and shower-room Bedroom 3 with double bed and fireplace Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds Bedroom 5 with 2 single beds Bedroom 6 with 2 single beds and shower-room


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Special prices for less than 7 people!!!! Outside: The Chateau overlooks the vineyards of the countryside. A very romantic esplanade adorned with hundred-year-old mediterranean pines further embellishes its long (30m) facade. The swimming pool is 6 by 12m. It is right alongside the apse of the village church and its bell tower. Outdoor furniture available. Beside the kitchen and the reception room there is also a 200m2 inner courtyard for outdoor meals under the shade of an old fig tree. Barbecueing equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided. Maintenance staff is supplied 1 hour a day, to sort waste for recycling and clean the inner courtyard for instance. The end of stay cleaning and the daily cleaning cost 200 euros. Other: A very large games room with billiards table, table-tennis table, table-football and many children's games. An exhibition room for beautiful contemporary African Art with paintings and sculptures from Central Africa in particular.

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