Soak up the romantic ambience of the chateau in the sophisticated lounge, enjoy an aperitif by the stylish bar and feast together in the welcoming dining room. There is a small plunge pool on the terrace so that you can cool off in the hot summer months, whilst enjoying a drink or two!
Downstairs there's a smaller dining room with Smart TV, a relaxing orangerie with pool table, an honesty bar and a library with lots of information about the local area. A chalk board will show you what events or festivities may be taking place during your stay and the hospitable owners are not far away, for anything else you may need.
Upstairs, each of the four luxury suites have been gracefully styled and feature hand-made touches such as canopies over two of the king-size beds and an exquisite Chinoiserie panel in the oriental-themed bedroom. The master suite's wrought iron balcony is a romantic spot for a glass of local wine whilst the Italian marble walk-through shower is sure to impress you in its en suite bathroom. Downstairs, a fifth bedroom has the most magnificent ceiling, silk curtains and striking pieces of antique furniture.
Outside, the vast grounds are a haven for wildlife with ancient trees, spring bluebells and a lovely front terrace for al-fresco dining and lounging by the plunge pool. Use the château's bikes to cycle by a little river to the local town or it's under a ten-minute drive away by car. This 14th century bastide town is home to one of France's best markets on a Saturday morning!
In a region known for its excellent vineyards, the owners can organise wine tours and help you make the most of this historic and beautiful region. Look out for vide-greniers taking place at the weekend, hire boats, walk or cycle along the Canal du Midi or swim, canoe or pedalo in the wonderful lake at Bassin de Saint-Ferréol, just 7km away.
Then there's walking in the Black Mountains, visiting the colourful riverside houses of Castres, the grand city of Carcassonne as well as enchanting villages and historic market towns. Also within an hour from the rose tinted city of Toulouse, this is a perfect destination for a restful stay in this alluring part of southern France.Gift during your stay
: A welcome hamper with fresh produce and wines of the region