Château Les Carrasses
Occitanie, Canal du Midi
A turreted 19th-century castle with luxurious hotel suites and self-catering cottages overlooking vines near the Canal du Midi. Outdoor activities abound and come dusk guests mingle over tapas and Mediterranean cuisine in an intimate, country club setting.
Amid 60 hectares of vineyards on a hill, the distant Pyrenees lace the horizon on clear days. Wine-making village Capestang straddles the Canal du Midi, two and a half miles south, and several wine-producing chateaux offer tasting opportunities within a half-hour of the hotel. With its thick buttermilk-stone walls and fairytale witch-hat turrets from 1887, this is the real thing.
Rooms, Apartments & Villas
The 28 suites, apartments and villas at Château Les Carrasses are all furnished in an elegant country chic style and modelled on the original 19th-century buildings. Whilst the suites are set in the château, the self-catering options are dotted around the grounds in the estate’s restored outbuildings with some sleeping up to eight people.
Extra housekeeping and breakfast are add-ons, allowing guests to mix hotel life with self-catering. Several self-catering properties have a bijou pool and herb-fragranced garden with sun-loungers and Weber barbecue. Bathrooms throughout are up-to-the-minute with pebble-flooring showers, white bathrobes and chateau-branded welcome products.
The brasserie and bar give Mediterranean cuisine a contemporary spin, complemented by the best regional wines and classic cocktails. All of the ingredients are locally sourced, using only the freshest produce. The menu is therefore continually changing, relying on the selection at the farmers markets. It’s worth noting that the restaurant is not open every day outside of the peak summer months.
Nestled amongst the vines, there is a strong wine theme to the hotel with regular tastings, vineyard walks and classes on the winemaking process. Aside from the château’s own wine (produced in their sister cellar nearby) - there are plenty of other estates to be explored nearby including Picpoul de Pinet and St-Chinian.
Château Les Carrasses has beautiful and extensive gardens featuring a floodlit clay tennis court, volleyball court, boules pitch and elegant conservatory. The infinity pool is a particularly inviting spot, plant-flanked it offers views out over the gardens and is complete with a beach effect shallow section, so you can lounge in the water.
Sud de France Golf Pass
The Sud de France Golf Pass opens the doors to 12 beautiful golf courses in 13 different departments of the Occitanie region. The perfect solution for all kinds of golf holidays no matter what skill level. The Sud de France Golf Pass offers a book of 3 or 5 green fees sold through a network of golf courses located across five departments and through our website.