Chateau d’Olmet

Olmet-et-Villecun, Hérault
Bed & Breakfast


A Mediterranean grown-up escape near Montpellier with gorgeous views; laze by the pool and socialise with other guests over dinner

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Built on massive vaulted 13th century cellars, Eric and Stephen’s 300-year-old mansion is surrounded by rich green countryside.

Start the day with continental breakfast on the east-facing terrace – choose from a selection of breads, pastries, fruits, meats and cheeses. Discover the market in nearby Lodève and return with organic goodies. Soak up the sun in the private walled garden and cool down with a few laps in the pool, or head to nearby Lake Salagou for walking through Grand Canyon-esque landscapes and a wild swim.

Admire stunning hilltop views at the château with a glass of wine in hand and the smell of lavender in the air before dinner is served up at a long, convivial table.

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We think you'll love

  • The exceptionally peaceful atmosphere
  • Your charming hosts and their excellent conversation
  • The ancient house with its quirks, corners and views
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You should know

  • Lots of steps for nearly all the bedrooms
  • This is a grown-up sort of place
  • No bar or café in the village

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children over 17 welcome.
Closed
1 January - 31 March, 1 November - 31 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner, 3 courses, €35 (Monday and Friday); Assiette campagnarde, €30 (Tuesday and Sunday). Gluten free option available.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €110
5 Doubles
From €110

Accommodation

Reviews

These are a charming couple of chaps, generous with their time and attention. Enjoy the exceptionally peaceful atmosphere, your hosts and their excellent conversation, and the ancient house with its quirks, corners and views.

Ann, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

Olmet-et-Villecun is a typical rural ‘commune’ or village that was originally peasant dwellings, made up of around twenty stone houses encircling a church - you reach the château by twists and turns on forest-flanked roads. It’s a quiet area with the markets, shops and cafés of Lodève just ten minutes away by car. Cosmopolitan Montpellier, beaches and fishing villages are 45 minutes and the Hérault Gorges are about an hour away and fun for kayaking.

Local points of interest from Eric & Stephen

  • Château d'Olmet is a unique adult hideaway in South France. Stay in one of five spacious suites/rooms with exceptional views over the surrounding area, the perfect place to unwind.
  • The area around Chateau d'Olmet offers many exciting opportunities to spend your holidays including visiting landmark sites (grand sites de France). Not far from Olmet you find lakes, rivers and the Mediterranean sea plus smaller typically French towns.
  • HIKING: Chateau d'Olmet is perfectly placed for walking tours. Tour of lake Salagou, the Cirque DU Bout Du Monde in the foothills of the Larzac, or Les Corniches de Lauroux. For amazing views try pic-saint-loup.
  • BIKING: Cycle around the lake Salagou and stop at Celles an abandoned village and Octon for lunch. HORSE RIDING: We recommend the horse safari with Le Cheval Des Terres Rouges
  • Markets and Wine: Lodève market every Saturday morning is a great place to go for local foods and wines. During the summer months you also have great evening markets in Octon and Pezenas. Chateau d'Olmet stocks some delicious local wines.
  • The guest rooms are all situated in the main building dating back to the 18th century. The guest bedrooms/suites have been recently renovated to a high standard and are individually decorated keeping in mind the history of the building.

Introducing

Eric & Stephen

Luxembourger Eric and Guernsey native Stephen are a charming couple - generous with their time and attention, eager to chat and tell their stories. After living professional lives in London (in IT and airline respectively), the couple took early retirement to get out of the city, happily settling in Languedoc. Parker Puss, Eric's fine smug-faced British Shorthair lives with them.