Superb 7 Bed Chateau in Bessan FranceEuroresales Property iD – 9824490Property information:Chateau Valmale is a magnificent old country domaine, completely restored to its former glory and lying in almost five acres of superbly maintained grounds. The Chateau has seven bedrooms, lounges and office room as well as seminar room. A fully equipped kitchen is set in a dependence that opens on the ground and allows parties and barbecue to be organised leisurely.The Chateau and its grounds lie in the very heart of the famous wine-producing region of the Herault in Languedoc Roussillon, France.Famous as much for the beauty of the grape whilst still on the vine as for the taste once fermented, the Herault boasts fields of vines spanning the countryside panorama. The vineyards are helped along in their perennial cycle of growth and harvest by an average 300 days of sunshine a year.Recognise the names Faugeres, Cabrieres or St Chinan? All locally produced Herault wines and available to taste-test and buy almost straight from the barrel!Located just outside the cathedral city of Beziers, Chateau Valmale benefits from its proximity to both the coast and the hills. The Mediterranean coastal towns of Agde, Marseillan, Meze and Sete are all close by, with their gastronomic maritime offerings of fresh fish and shellfish.Coast is complemented by countryside with the ancient town of Pezenas and St Guilhem le Desert, renowned for their century’s old architecture or ramparts, towers, arches and narrow cobbled streets. As you head into the foothills, you find Roquebrun with its serpentine hump backed bridges over the sweeping middle reaches of the River Orb, and Olargues.Chateau Valmale offers you a taste of authentic French grandeur, with the opportunity to explore the rich history of the Herault region, play golf to your heart’s content, or return home knowing the difference between a Syrah and a Merlot grape.Buildings:Chateau Valmale boasts a unique selection of individual buildings set around the property.These buildings can all lead to various business development opportunities.On the left of the main house ground and separate to it, there is a long building composed of 5 separate houses that were wine workers habitations.These could easily be transformed as Gites, rentals or even re-sale potential.A separated open barn is also on (overlooking) the grounds : it is tile roofed and has a concrete base.This could have a huge potential being used for weddings and or functions.A couple of smaller caves / houses would need renovation but would further enhance the value of the property.The grounds are currently 1 hectare 71 ares 96 centiares comprising of the park, arable land and buildings.Other information:No. of Beds: 7No. of Reception Rooms: 4Floor Space (metres squared): 388 sqm / 4176 sqft over three floorsFurnished: FurnishedPool: PrivateGarden: PrivatePlot (metres squared): The grounds are currently 1 hectare 71 ares 96 centiares comprising of the park, arable land and buildingsCovered area (metres squared): The grounds are currently 1 hectare 71 ares 96 centiares comprising of the park, arable land and buildingsParking: Off Street ParkingView: CountryOrientation: SouthDistance from Sea: 15 minsDistance from Airport: 15 minsDistance from Golf: 15 minsDistance from Main Attraction: 45 minsAbout the area:For those interested in the history of the region there are still many local towns displaying architectural reminders, often in the form of grand, carved stone buildings, of the rich and colourful past of the Herault.Evidence of the times of the crusades and the Knights Templar, of the Cathars and Simon de Montfort, and of Moliere, the 17th century dramatist can be found in towns and villages large and small around the region.Beziers 15 minutes’ drive away is now more famously known for the rough and tumble of the rugby pitch than the battlefield. Aside from the architecturally astounding turreted cathedral there is the famous theatre de Beziers along with the museums art galleries, cinemas and of course many welcoming bars and restaurants.Pezenas, 15 minutes in the other direction, is a small lively town, famed for its great Saturday market selling local produce, pottery and textiles. The Quartier Ancien is made up of many narrow winding streets, lined by centuries-old tall buildings. This was the home of Moliere, and his name is represented still in streets, hotels, bars and restaurants.The coast, too is only 15 minutes away -choose between Marseillan Plage, the seven mile stretch of sandy beach linking Sete and Marseillan Or the more cosmopolitan resorts such as Cap d’Agde, where you will find Europe’s largest naturist resort. Alternatively try Valras Plage – great for families – a little further along the coast.Of course, you must try the wonderful fresh seafood on offer if you hurt if you head towards the coast. Snack on moules et frites or go all out and order the full two-tiered gastronomic shellfish indulgence – lobster, crab, langouste, prawns, oysters and sea urchin.