This French gîte, with its private swimming pool and spacious gardens, is the ideal base for large family and big group holidays. Château Ventenac’s attractive gardens provide plenty of space for privacy, relaxation and play on a series of terraces down to the gate beside the Canal du Midi.
Balcony & terrace
Stepping out from the dining hall, the wisteria-shaded balcony is a lovely place to gather for morning coffee or drinks later in the day. Steps lead down to a large terrace that overlooks the gardens and has stunning views to the Pyrenees – ideal for drinks and family meals as you watch the sun go down.
Gardens for relaxation & fun
The spacious gardens are laid out on several terraces, offering many private spaces for relaxing in the shade or soaking up the heat of the Languedoc sun. Mediterranean planting provides an attractive backdrop including olive, bay and oleander, with wonderful scents from lavender, rosemary and other herbs.
The swimming pool, shade of a parasol and the poolside pergola are ideal for cooling down and enjoying the lovely climate in comfort throughout the day. Relaxing on the sun loungers, or sitting watching the boats on the Canal du Midi while enjoying a glass of the local Minervois wine – produced at the Caveau of “Château de Ventenac Minervois” just 50 metres away via the garden’s canal-side gate – are great ways to wind down.
For more active moments, there are several lawned areas in the gardens to spread out on or play games. Boules and an all-weather table tennis table are provided.
There are steps between each terrace and, because of this, the property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. We ask our guests to supervise small children at all times, particularly in the outside areas.