Self-Contained Apartment in Historic Castle, Boussagues, Nr Bedarieux - Peaceful, Get-Away-From-It-All Holiday - No Children
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About Erik Harlaut
Erik & Anette Harlaut
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A unique opportunity to stay in a rare, beautiful and truly historical place
I cannot praise this property enough if you like history and peace and quiet.
Erik and Annette have created a beautiful haven in this historic castle. The apartment itself is spacious and comfortable while still retaining it's historical features. The whole castle and the surrounding medieval village are treasure troves. The pool is lovely and the surrounding countryside beautiful. Annette has done such a beautiful job of planting the courtyard and pool area with lovely plants and all of Erik's clever improvements are done with a real eye to retaining the original character of the castle.
Erik and Annette were gracious and welcoming hosts and we really appreciated the tour they gave us of the whole castle including their own private accommodation.
When we stayed there were no other guests so we had the pool area to ourselves which was extremely welcome.
A big thank you to Erik and Annette x
Thank you Eric and Annete you were both very welcoming and helpful. The Chateau with swimming pool and lovely garden was so much more than we expected with stunning views of the Medival village and surrounding countryside. We had a really lovely time staying there and hopefully it will be the first of many visits
The castle is spectacular, it is even more impressive than the photos. Erik and Annette are great hosts, so friendly, genial and helpful. The pool is so nice, a super way to spend a day. The accommodation has everything you could possibly need, seriously, if you can find a kitchen implement that you need that isn’t there, then you need to get out more. The surrounding area is beautiful, with loads to do. One of my favourite holidays ever
Extraordinary - a brilliant place to stay.
This is an extraordinary place to stay in the true sense of the word. The so-called appartment is very well equipped with two good sized bedrooms, the massive 'hall', and a very large kitchen. There must be a dozen seating areas around the property - by the pool, on various terraces, and outside the kitchen door.
Our hosts, Erik and Annette, who live in another part of the castle, were discrete but always on hand to help or advise.
Also lovely and undiscovered area with few Brits - a good sign from our view.
Well worth the money
The whole experience was Fantastic for the second time. New pool better than expectations.
I highly recommend this location for touring this part of France. The castle is beautiful and equipped perfectly for a relaxing stay. The owners are charming and we will be going again. A car is essential, however!
Thank you and welcome back/
The Mediterranean is about 40 mins by car. Our nearest beaches are Valras Plage, Serignan, and Cap d'Agde.
We are in the middle of 8 airports. Beziers 45 minutes, Montpelliers 1 hr 15 mins, Nimes 1hr 40 mins, Perpignan 1hr 35 mins, Carcassonne 1hr 25 mins, Toulouse 2hrs, Rodez and Girona 2hr 30 mins.
By car Bedarieux is 7kms, Lodeve 20kms, Beziers 45kms. You can walk to La Tour sur Orb in 10 mins. La tour sur Orb has a Supermarket, Pizzaria and a Boulangerie. There are riding establishments within 10 mins drive, fishing within 15 mins, canoeing within 35 mins, windsurfing on Lac Salagou and Golf in lamalou, 15 mins away. We are half an hour from the thermal spa town of AVENE.
Please remember that most shops in France close between 12pm-2pm although we have 2 supermarkets in Bedarieux that stay open throughout the day. We have a local supermarket that is open on Sunday mornings throughout July and August only, there are also 2 large supermarkets in Bedarieux that are open Sunday mornings. For more photos and information please view our website. The web address is with 'Owner Details"