Biodynamic vineyard and chateau in Albigeois

France - Occitanie - 81140 Castelnau de Montmiral

Bed and Breakfast

Capacity 4 Person

2 Bedroom

2 Bathroom

26 m² Living space

kg Emissions per night

from 153 €

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Rental description

Alan and Laurence offer you a fairytale stay in their family-run castle and biodynamic vineyard. The two guest rooms of the newly renovated property offer every comfort and a breathtaking view of the garden and the adjacent vineyards. On arrival you will be received with a welcome aperitif or tea.

It is a treat to experience Mayragues’ microclimate. There is a certain freshness on summer nights due to the proximity of the Grésigne forest.

Sustainability criteria

Biodynamic wine
Alan and Laurence produce Demeter-certified biodynamic wine since 1999, which means they respect their vineyards as ecosystems and grow their vines as naturally as possible. This goes beyond cultivating their vines without chemicals. They work, for instance, with natural soil composition, using natural water levels, and pay attention to exposure. Bee hives help increase bio-diversity and 1km of hedges were planted with the help of Arbres et Paysages du Tarn as an additional measure.We encourage you to try some biodynamic wine during your stay.

The accommodation
The fortified castle dates back to the Middle Ages. Alan and Laurence bought the ruined castle in 1980 with its adjoining vineyard and worked with local craftsmen to restore the structure with local materials such as stones, wood, hemp, lime and sand.
The restoration, done faithful to the chateaus origins, lasted 30 years. The team were awarded with the Grand Prix des Vieilles Maisons Francaises in 1998.

Laurence is in her third term in the village and is fighting to ensure that ecological and sustainable considerations are taken into account in the deliberations at City Hall.

Situation and surroundings

Country: France
Region: Occitanie
Location: 81140 Castelnau de Montmiral / Gaillac
Next airport: 26 km
Nearest train station: 10 km

The castle, in the middle of a hilly, wooded landscape surrounded by its organic vines*, is located on the slopes of the right bank of the Tarn near the forest of La Grésigne. It is 10km north of Gaillac, 25km west of Albi and 60km northeast of Toulouse. The bastide of Castelnau de Montmiral is 5km away.

  • The vines, according to archives, have been cultivated for at least 400 years – since 1609. The discovery of fragments of Roman pottery and other remains suggests the the presence of vines in Mayragues since Roman times, when the Romans established the Gaillac vineyard. Your hosts enter the hisory books as the first to own biodynamic vineyard in Gaillacois.

The climate
The climate in Gaillac, although continental, benefits from the influences of the Atlantic Ocean (humid mildness) and the Mediterranean Sea (dry heat).

Facilities

  • Rental type: Bed and Breakfast (Detached cottage)
  • Holiday type: Eco-vacation, culture, romantic holidays
  • Surface: Living space 26 m²
  • Number of rooms: 2
  • Bedroom: 4 Sleeps , 2 double room(s), Bed sizes 160cmx200cm cm
  • Bathroom : 1 with shower and toilet, 1 with shower and tub
  • Kitchen:
    • water boiler
  • Exterior equipment:
    • garden furniture
    • deck chair
  • Utensils:
    • Wifi
  • Sport facilities:
    • to hike
  • Services:
    • Linens & towels provided
    • Beds made upon arrival
  • Suitable for:elderly people, child, cycling-friendly, No pets allowed
  • Other: non-smoking area
  • Languages spoken by the owner: English, French, Spanish

Prices

Prices are indicated: Per night

Period Minimum stay Per night Week-end´s prices
01 Apr - 03 Nov 3 nights 153,- € -,- €

Additional information about prices

Additional bed: €30

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Enquiries

Thank you for your request for this ecofriendly accommodation! Our team will contact you as soon as possible. Please don't forget to specify the age of your children.

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