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historic castle, mansion with character,swimming pool, park, tennis, WIFI

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 ha park with swimming pool with comfort and anti

Promotion 8/15 July and 22 August / 2 September reduced price compared to the normal price.

Very calm, any comfort, antique furniture, Tastefully decorated, Completely renovated

The region of Agel is 'Minervois', a wild and far away from tourist part, very beautiful with a lot of wine and tipical mediteranean vegetation. The castle is from the XII century with an old familial atmosphere. This medieval castle consists of the main building, four towers and a dovecote, extensive terraced gardens covering 2 hectares (5 acres) and a swimming pool. If you wish to find the ambiance from the past, you will enjoy the large lounges, the library, the spacious rooms the swiming pool and the park. For family vacations or vacations with friends, it is possible to rent the entire castle, the park, the pool.

The castle have 2 living rooms, 1 library, 1 office, 2 dining rooms, 1 kitchen, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a cave, park of 2ha.

On the ground floor: a spacious entrance hall leading to the Great Hall, the small drawing room, the library with billard and the dining room, kitchen and lavatories.

On the first floor: the upstairs drawing room, four double bedrooms, one triple bedroom, four bathrooms.

On the second floor: A large living room, a room for two people, a room for three people and 2 bathrooms.

In the two-hectare (5 acre) park: the orangery, terraces, box hedges, swimming pool,

Household linen provided

Spare weekly.

If you wish, you may also hire members of the domestic staff (maid, cook, baby sitter etc.)

Possibility to have hosts’ table dinner (request 48 hours in advance).

All bedrooms can be double room or twin bedrooms.

Comfort : chauffage central – cheminée central heating – chimney.

Communication : Satellite TV – DVD reader – Hifi – Internet ADSL.

Domestic equipments: refrigerator – freezer – cooker – microwaves – electric coffeemaker – toaster – kettle – pressure-cooker – dishwasher – washing machine – dryer – iron – hair-driers.

Close to the chateau vineyards and possibility of vine tasting…

Many historical sites in the region (towns and cities Cathars, abbeys) and many sporting activities (tennis, horse riding, cycling, canoeing), animal parks ...

The owners have a self-contained flat in the back part of the castle. They are at your disposal for any practical or tourist information request.

More Details

Property Manager
Martine Ecal-Besse
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2018

About Martine Ecal-Besse

Having worked for several decades as a company executive then as a consultant in Paris, I settled in this small village of Agel a decade ago to undertake the restoration of the castle.

Why Martine Ecal-Besse chose Agel

The oldest part of the castle dates from the twelfth century. My family owned the castle since 1764. In 2005, we came to live with my husband in the castle that we have completely renovated while retaining the family furniture so that it keeps its soul and its charm.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

This castle is a beautiful authentic house full of charm, off the beaten track. It combines calm, comfort and tradition. The village of Agel is a very pretty village in the heart of a region of vineyards and tourist sites Cathars.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Agel in Hérault

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet
  • Three bathrooms with shower and three with bath. All bathrooms have WC. All bathrooms have hair dryers, towels provided.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 3 Single Bed
  • All rooms have king size beds (180) which can be transformed into 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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historic castle, mansion with character,swimming pool, park, tennis, WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Dublin / Dubai

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

My wife, family and some friends stayed for one week at Chateau d'Agel in June 2016.

Everything about our stay surpassed expectations and we truly hope to visit it again some day in the future.

The owners Martine and Jean-Marie are the most pleasant and helpful hosts you could wish for, without being overbearing or intrusive.

Chateau d'Agel also has its own wine label, which is reasonably priced and very good quality.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Bize Minervois
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Bize Minervois
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Narbonne plage
Car: necessary

A/Coming by car

From Paris and the North:

Leave autoroute A9 or A75 by the exit for Béziers Ouest, direction St Pons. Then take the slip road marked Montady / Capestang (D11). Drive approximately 25 km to Cabezac. At Cabezac turn right towards Bize-Minervois (follow the D26 for 2km). At Bize, follow signs to Agel (take the D26 for 4 km then the D20 for 2 km).

From Toulouse or Carcassonne :

On autoroute A61 towards Narbonne, take the exit marked Lézignan-Corbières and follow the D611 towards Olonzac (11km). At Olonzac take the D52E3 for 2 km towards Beaufort. At Beaufort drive along the D910 for 10 km towards Aigues-Vives. At Aigues-Vives turn right towards Agel (3 km along the D20).

From Marseille:

Take autoroute A54 towards Nîmes, then autoroute A9 towards Montpellier, leaving at the Béziers Ouest exit towards St Pons. Then take the slip road marked Montady / Capestang (D11). Drive approximately 25 km to Cabezac. At Cabezac turn right towards Bize-Minervois (follow the D26 for 2km). At Bize, follow signs to Agel (take the D26 for 4 km then the D20 for 2 km).

B/Nearest stations

Narbonne : 25 km.

Béziers : 35 km.

Carcassonne: 50 km.


C/Nearest airports

Béziers-Vias: 45 km.

Carcassonne-Salvaza : 55 km

Montpellier- Méditerranée : 120 km

Toulouse-Blagnac : 150 km

Visit Beziers, Narbonne with their cathedrals, the ancient walled city of Carcassonne, the ancient Cathar city of Minerve, the chateaux of Cathars, the abbaye of Lagrasse and the cistercian abbaye of Fontfroide.

Take a drink along the canal du Midi or make a journey trip in the Montagne Noire, offering hiking, moutain biking, fishing.

Attractions around Agel : tennis, bathing, parachuting, plane (your hostess holds a private pilot's licence), canoling, African reserve of Sigean.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Agel, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Tarif 1
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Tarif 4
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.89 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

supplément chauffage d'octobre à mai, caution 1500 €, taxe de séjour non incluse

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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