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Les Carrasses - Le Parc Bellevue

Languedoc-Rousillion, France

Per week

from 1463.00 to 1883.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Karl O'Hanlon

Member since May 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:0%
  • Avg. Response Time:16 minutes
  • Availability Updated:5 days 8 hours

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BFB's Overview

After a swift 25-minute taxi or drive from tiny Beziers airport, its hard to know who'll be more excited as the first view of the rolling grounds, beautiful limestone turrets and glistening infinity pool of the magnificent Chateau les Carrasses sweeps into view. Will it be grown-ups, who'll be chomping at the bit to check-in at their sleek and stylish new home, or mini-guests who'll be totally enchanted by the Disney-esque fairytale castle exterior. Whichever it is, there's little doubt that the initial surge of excitement is unlikely to fade.

This chic yet family-friendly chateau was treated to some serious investment in 2011 and now boasts 28 luxurious self-catering apartments and former grape-pickers cottages, some with private pools, a kid-friendly but foodie's paradise of a bistro, a cocktail bar, glamorous boutique, clay tennis courts, electric bikes, gourmet picnic service, room-service meal delivery and a kids clubhouse (open to guests in high summer only) with supervision in summer. That's not to mention the stunning communal infinity pool, boules pitches, beach volleyball court and glorious 10-acres of grounds, which guests are encouraged to roam using the bikes and picnic service provided. Junior guests aged 4 and over love the outdoorsy approach of the summer holiday kids activities that are based in the kids 'HQ' but mainly involve exploring the grounds and have been designed by co-owner Anita O'Hanlon, a trained child pschologist, to be a refreshing alternative to the 'sit and bead or draw' approach of some kids clubs. Even outside of school holidays, there's plenty for little ones to do with trikes available on free loan, acres of lawns to play on and a beach volley ball pitch mini guests are encouraged to use as a giant sandpit with toys provided.

Although the accommodation is self-catering, great food and drink is high on the agenda at Les Carrasses, not least because Languedoc native, chef and former producer for TV's Food Network, Anne DeRavel is at the healm in the kitchen. Her enthusiasm for the region, which has recently been gathering quite a reputation for some of France's best wines, is obvious in the menus of the funky bistro, as well as the in-room dining with delicious plats du jour, pizzas, BBQ and picnic packs, all based on fresh, seasonal produce from local artisan suppliers.

Being so close to the airport, itself only a shot hop from the UK, Les Carrasses is perfect for an indulgent weekend break, but its stylish and well-equipped accommodation will have most guests hankering to stay much longer and, with so many places to explore in the region, whether the sights and sounds of Carcassonne, Montpellier and Marseille, or the beautiful coastline, two weeks is easily filled. Every suite, apartment and villa at Château Les Carrasses is spacious and luxurious, making the most of the impressive dimensions and original features of the 19th century buildings. Each property is individually interior designed, though all share a chic French take on tradition-meets-modernity. Beds are large and comfortable and bathrooms have large tubs and/or showers, comfortable bathrobes and Fragonard toiletries. Living areas offer wi-fi, flat screen TV/DVD, and iPod, fully charged with carefully selected playlists. Every property has a fully-equipped kitchen, and all are air-conditioned and heated. Washing machines ae provided in all apartments except the chateau suites and attic apartments. Most of the properties have sunny private gardens or terraces with BBQ, outdoor dining areas and sun loungers. Many also enjoy private heated pools.

Accommodation Overview - Le Parc Bellevue:
Booking requests from this page will secure the stunning and spacious (60m square) 2-bedroom Le Parc Bellevue which is one of the most impressive of the Chateau's suites. Those looking for more space, an outside terrace or private pool, should see our listings for other accommodation at Les Carrasses here.

Originally the Château's two front bedrooms, Le Parc Bellevue is now a luxury apartment with splendid views from huge picture windows over the pool terrace to the Vineyards beyond. The first floor, single-storey, apartment has a good-sized living space with well-equipped kitchen (usual gear including dishwasher and washing machine), large dining table, sofa and armchairs plus host of period features including and elegant fireplace. The master bedroom has a good-sized double bed (160cm), plenty of wardrobe space, TV and separate bathroom with shower over. Along the hallway, the twin/double room (2 x 80cm bed or 1x180cm bed) has its own ensuite shower room and excellent wardrobe space. The French doors to Juliet balconies on the lounge, with their stunning views over the pool, vineyard and Pyrenees beyond, make this a very special apartment. It also helps with baby monitor reception to the bar and bistro terrace below (no noise disturbance).

Location Information

Les Carrasses is fabulously situated being within an hours drive of no less than four airports (see below), all served by low-cost flights from the UK and therefore making it a quick and easy indulgent break for those short on time or looking to supplement their main holidays. For those with more time to spare, a week or two can be easily filled not just relaxing in the grounds or by the pool, which can be hard to leav, but also exploring the many towns, small and large, and coastal resorts within a short drive.

Highlights of the region include the amazing historic walled cite at Carcassonne, which will have would-be knights and princesses in rapture, the charming, mainly 17th century, town of Penzenas, bustling Montpellier and Narbonne with its fabulous indoor market. There's also pretty Limoux, birthplace of the forerunner, and some say better, to Champagne, and lovely harbour towns such as Marseillian, which has been likened to the St Tropez of old.

The Chateau's concierge service are full of useful advice and suggestions. They have a partnership with a nearby beach club which offers excellent food, lounger service and even massages. It also transforms into a laid-back 'club' in the evening, with the latest in relaxed beach sounds from international and home-grown DJs. In addition, they can arrange golf passes for one of the three courses within an hour's drive, wine tours and watersports.


Nearest Medical Services:

Getting There: Airports nearest the Les Carrasses include Beziers (25mins), Perpignan (50mins), Montpellier (1hr), Carcassonne (1hr), Nimes (90mins), Girona (105mins) and Toulouse (120mins). Check www.skyscanner.net for flights from your nearest airport. Those travelling from outside of Europe, might find it best to fly to Barcelona and make drive from there to Les Carrasses which usually takes under 3 hours. Train is also a convenient way to reach Les Carrasses since the Chateau is just 15mins from Beziers TGV station, which has a regular service from Paris and takes about 4hrs 30mins.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Rates

1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017 : €1463 /week1 May - 31 May 2017 : €1883 /week1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017 : £1463 /week1 May - 31 May 2017 : £1883 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 60 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4+ cots in a large, first floor, two bedroom self-catering apartment comprising 1 x double bedroom & 1 x twin room (which can be converted into a double). The master has an ensuite bathroom with shower over teh tuba dn teh twin/double has an ensite

Airport under 2 hours drive

Airports nearest the Les Carrasses include Beziers (25mins), Perpignan (50mins), Montpellier (1hr), Carcassonne (1hr), Nimes (90mins), Girona (105mins) and Toulouse (120mins).

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Beautiful long sandy beaches are a 25 minute drive.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There's a shop, bar, bistro and cafe on site.

Any Pool

The magnificent infinity pool is the 'pièce de résistance' of Château Les Carrasses. It measures a generous 20 by 8 metres, is heated May-Oct and has shallow 'beach' entry so little ones can sit and splash. The pool is safely fenced.

Indoor Play Area

The ‘HQ’ – a cabin (open to guests in high summer only) on the grounds with a range of toys and games, as well as a TV with DVDs and a Wii. The daytime base of the Kids Club, in the evening the Cabin is open to all kids – ideal when mum & dad are relaxing over the Barbecue.

Kids' Club

During the high season the chateau run a children'd Summer Camp (subject to demand) 6 days a week, with qualified, friendly staff and a wide range of fun events, with the emphasis on outdoor, nature, creative and sporting activities. Its is aimed at children aged 4+ but independent 3s are often welcome to join in particularly the afternoon sessions, which are based around the club house near the pool where parents can stay nearby.

Babysitting

The chateau has a list of reliable babysitters who will come and babysit in the apartment.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Travel cots and highchairs are provided free of charge on request.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

There's a kids playroom (open to guests in high summer only) stuffed with toys which guests are welcome to use with parental supervision

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Although apartments have full kitchens, room service is available and offers a pizza delivery service and daily 'plats du jour'. In addition, There's a picnic basket service offering h chilled wine, cheese and other picnic delicacies. The packs also include a comfortable rug. The chateau provide electric bikes free of charge to enable you to explore.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys are provided at the kids club house (open to guests in high summer only), which can be used with parental supervision

Visiting Spa Therapist

In-room therapies and beauty treatments are available on request.

Onsite Restaurant

The chateau has an excellent bistro restaurant and cafe bar onsite.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are not needed since the apartment is ground floor and single storey

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The lounge has safely enclosed Juliet balconies i.e. french doors with narrow bar fences to waist height.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free WIFI is provided.

Golf

There are four courses within an hour of the Chateau and guests can buy a ‘golf pass’ of three rounds for €150. At the Château there are two sets of decent quality clubs (one men’s, one women’s) available for free to guests.

Tennis Court(s)

There's a championship-sized clay court onsite which is free to use for guests (with the exception of the floodlights, for which a small charge is payable). Good-quality racquets and balls are provided free of charge.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple travel cots and highchairs can be provided.

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  • A lovely mix of luxury apartment plus restaurant facilities.Review dated 24/09/2012

A lovely mix of luxury apartment plus restaurant facilities.


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