Large holiday homes to rent – French Château ideal for large families & big groups

Finding large holiday homes to rent in a great location that are suitable for big families and groups can be difficult enough, before you start considering character accommodation, gardens, a pool, stunning views…

At our French holiday Château, you will have the whole house, its spacious gardens and pool to yourselves…and we doubt that many large holiday homes to rent in France can match Château Ventenac’s wonderful views to the Pyrenees. The Château accommodates up to 12 adults and 4 children in style and comfort in seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.

In addition to the summary below, descriptions of the individual bedrooms and living spaces can be found via the menu above.

Large holiday homes to rent  - Chateau Ventenac's spacious French country kitchen

The spacious French country kitchen

Well-equipped self-catering holidays for large families

Holidays for large families involve lots of food, drink and washing.  Château Ventenac’s spacious French country kitchen is well-equipped for catering for large groups, with a large gas range, two electric ovens and everything you need from a garlic press to a coffee grinder and cafetieres. Two large refrigerators and a freezer provide good storage, whilst two dishwashers make clearing up as simple as possible. To help you settle in, we provide a starter pack of essential supplies.

There is a fully-equipped laundry room in the cellar, whilst all linen and bathroom towels are provided (swimming towels are available for a small weekly charge).

Large holiday homes to rent  - Chateau Ventenac's spacious Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

Spacious holiday house for large groups

The house has plenty of space for a large group.  The drawing room and library have comfortable chairs and settees, including a sofa bed in each room in case you have visitors. For winter holidays, the drawing room’s big open fire is particularly welcoming – we keep a ready supply of logs for guests’ use.

Château Ventenac’s dining hall has an atmospheric wooden beamed ceiling and the long refectory-style dining table comfortably seats 16.

At the garden end of the dining hall, a large doorway opens onto the long balcony, where you can sit in the shade of the luxuriant wisteria and, on a clear day, enjoy the sight of Mont Canigou rising above the hills of the Corbières.

Enjoy spectacular views

Five of the seven bedrooms, as well as the kitchen, dining hall and drawing room, are south facing with panoramic views down across our lovely gardens to the Canal du Midi below, over the vineyards that surround the village and to the hills and Pyrenees beyond.

Large holiday homes to rent  - Chateau Ventenac's spacious bedrooms

The Atlantique suite

The accommodation we provide is of a very high standard

All bedrooms have ceiling fans, bedside tables, lamps, rugs, curtains and fly-screens, at least one table or desk and chair, and a hairdryer.

Château Ventenac’s first floor bedrooms are spectacularly large rooms with original features preserved where possible. They have polished oak floors and beautiful fireplaces. The rooms are traditionally decorated and furnished. From the first floor rooms there are superb views across the vineyards of the Minervois and Corbières to the Pyrenees.

Second floor bedrooms are decorated in a pretty French country style and have original terracotta tile floors and exposed beams. The extensive views from the high vantage point of this floor are arguably even more impressive.

Large holiday homes to rent  - Chateau Ventenac's large gardens and pool

View of the pool and lower garden terrace from the pergola

Large gardens & pool – the ideal holiday house for large groups

Château Ventenac’s large terrace, overlooking the gardens and with beautiful views, is superb for drinks and family meals as you watch the sun go down.

The large gardens make the Château a great holiday house for large groups.  On several level terraces, the gardens provide many sunny places, lawned areas and shady spots for everyone in your group to spread out for some peace and privacy, relaxation and play.

The sheltered pergola and lawn next to the swimming pool provide plenty of space for everyone to relax, enjoy the lovely climate on sun loungers, sit watching the boats on the Canal du Midi or take a refreshing dip.