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Beautiful Chateau In The South Of France, With Private Pool

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 a historic building 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 : 550m2. It has an exhibition of modern African art,


The chateau has 3 floors. Every room is decorated according to it's use and contains souvenirs of the owner. The most used level is the first floor because it contains an inner courtyard sheltered by an immense fig tree, very pleasant in summer; it possesses a barbecue and has access to the kitchen and the big reception hall.

The first floor includes:

A kitchen decorated with a stained-glass window made by an artist of the region, Carlo Roccella, and includes a dining space in the old tower; it has all the necessary modern equipment: 2 refrigerators, a gas cooker, an electric oven, an microwave oven, two dishwashers, a washing machine, a coffee maker with ground coffee, a coffee maker with sachets, a mixer, a toaster, a kettle and the necessary kitchenware and dishes for 12 persons.

A living room with an imposing fireplace and well thought out decoration with, in particular, paintings of an ancestor of the family and a meal held in the chateau.

A reception hall with access to the esplanade and onto the inner courtyard, with a large wooden sculpture representing Congolese women looking towards the future.

A bedroom with a terrace overlooking the swimming pool, with an ancient walnut and oak parquet floor , and an en-suite shower-room (the bed measures 160x200);

A bedroom with mezzanine floor next to the church, with a window looking over the church and a balustrade made to resemble one in a church of the region and an adjacent shower-room (bed measures 140x200);

A bedroom looking over the church with a French-style ceiling and a XVIIIth century fireplace (bed measures 140x200).

A shower-room.

A toilet.


The esplanade

The main facade is around thirty metres in length and looks over an esplanade decorated with hundred-year-old pines. You can see Tressan, a nearby village, from there. In the West corner of the esplanade is the garage which can take two cars (unlocked garage).

The swimming pool

The swimming pool is situated at the southwest end of the facade; it is separated from the esplanade by a Cyprus hedge and a lockable metal enclosure. The 6x12m swimming pool goes from 1m20 to 1m90 in depth. From the swimming pool you can see the belltower of the village church. Deckchairs, table and garden chairs are all available.

The inner courtyard

In the Southeast corner of the chateau is an inner courtyard measuring around 200 m2. It is sheltered by an enormous fig tree which shades it. There is a stone barbecue with a large table and wooden and garden chairs. The courtyard is particularly pleasant in summer because it is near the kitchen and the reception hall and has the cool shelter of the fig tree.

All the deckchairs, the chairs and the necessary garden tables are supplied for the inner courtyard as for the swimming pool. There is also wood for the barbeque.

We can usually park four cars at the end of the esplanade: two in the garage and two others opposite against the railing of the swimming pool. This arrangement does not mar the view of the facade. The maintenance of the lawn is carried out approximately every 10 days, more often if necessary. The maintenance of the swimming pool is carried out every evening.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2017


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.

DUBOIS YVES purchased this castle in 1975

Why DUBOIS YVES chose Clermont-l'Herault area

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.

What makes this castle unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Puilacher in Hérault

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 5/6 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom near room 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
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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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Montpellier Fontcaude
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Aigoual Mount
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Frontignan plage, Sète, Cap d'Agde

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)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday castle in Puilacher, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
22 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
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £182.71

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

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

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.