Château Ventenac is a spacious, extremely well-appointed gîte ideal for large family holidays, in the Languedoc region of southern France

Rent a Château in the south of France! Situated on the banks of the picturesque Canal du Midi, Château Ventenac is a wonderful place for large family holidays.  The Château faces south and nearly every room overlooks our gardens, lush vineyards and beyond to stunning views of the Corbières hills and, on a clear day, the Pyrenees and majestic Mont Canigou. Enjoy these spectacular views whilst sitting on the long balcony in the shade of the luxuriant wisteria, or whilst dining on the large terrace as you watch the sun go down.

The Château is easy to get to, whilst the Languedoc has an exceptionally good Mediterranean climate and claims over 300 days of sunshine a year.

Spacious terrace and gardens are ideal for large family holidays self-catering accommodation: big group holidays in France

Spacious terrace and gardens are ideal for large family holidays

Large family self-catering accommodation with gardens & pool for big group holidays

Whole house

You will have the whole house, its spacious gardens and private pool to yourselves.

Great for big groups

Château Ventenac provides excellent accommodation, ideal for large family holidays. Our seven bedrooms and five bathrooms accommodate up to 14 adults and 6 children in style and comfort.

We also have a large dormitory-style bedroom on the top floor which can accommodate up to 4 additional people on two single beds and two child-sized mattresses. There is a supplement chargeable if this extra room is required.

This holiday Château is perfect for large vacation rentals for groups, whether you’re looking for a party house; a base for a cycling tour; wedding accommodation; or a milestone celebration.

Flexible rental periods

Lettings are normally from Sunday to Sunday. However, flexibility may be possible and we would be pleased to discuss possibilities with you.

On the Château’s doorstep

The village square is within a minute’s walk, whilst two restaurants, the wine cave and the boulangerie are less than 100 metres from our canal-side gate. Plus lovely walks along the Canal du Midi…

Large self-catering accommodation on the Canal du Midi

Château Ventenac on the banks of the Canal du Midi

Convenient for beaches & exploring

The surrounding area has many places to explore on foot, while many guests hire bikes to venture further afield.

Ventenac is the ideal base from which to explore and we have plenty of guidebooks and maps so you can make the most of your stay.

By car we are 35 minutes from vast Mediterranean beaches and just half an hour to Cathar castles and the medieval citadel of Carcassonne. The Pyrenees and Spain are just over an hour’s drive away.

Huge beaches, great for large family holidays and big group holidays in France

Extensive sandy beach at Narbonne Plage


Restored and well-equipped 

Château Ventenac has been restored, incorporating all modern conveniences like WiFi whilst retaining original features such as marble fireplaces and polished oak floors.

The Château has a library of DVDs, books and games and is equipped with satellite TV and HD television with Blu-ray/DVD. There is an all-weather table tennis table for use in the cellar or the gardens, and boules are provided. For winter holidays, the drawing room’s big open fire is particularly atmospheric and welcoming – we keep a ready supply of logs for guests’ use.

Spacious gardens are ideal for large family holidays in our self-catering accommodation: big group holidays in France

The pool and pergola

Large gardens and pool

The attractive terraced gardens and private swimming pool offer privacy, relaxation and play in the shade or soaking up the heat of the Languedoc sun, with plenty of space for large family holidays.

The pergola next to the pool is a great place to relax on sun loungers or sit watching the boats on the Canal du Midi while enjoying a glass of the local Minervois wine (from the Caveau of “Château de Ventenac Minervois” just 50 metres away from the Château’s canal-side gate).

There are a number of 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.

A unique holiday rental

Château Ventenac offers an extraordinary retreat, tucked away from the busy tourist destinations of southern France, yet still within easy reach of the main attractions.

Travelling to this holiday Château in the south of France

Travel options to Château Ventenac and the region’s attractions are good. Several convenient airports offer budget regional and long-haul connections, whilst Ventenac is also very well placed for rail and road travel.

Flights from the UK are available from as little as £35 (or less) return off-peak, from airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair.