Château Capitoul is a luxury new family-friendly vineyard estate and Château hotel offering expectant mothers the opportunity to kick back and relax in the French Mediterranean for the perfect babymoon – or first holiday with your little one.
If you’re hankering after some sun before the arrival of your little one – or want to get away with the little ones somewhere you know is family-friendly, look no further than this new vineyard hotel (and yes, they do alcohol-free wine!).
Where to Stay
Surrounded by 240 acres of vineyards, olive groves and woodland, just a few minutes’ drive from the Mediterranean coast, Languedoc’s Château Capitoul is a magnificent estate that combines a family-friendly vibe with stylish design and attentive service.
Expectant couples can book into one of eight refined hotel bedrooms with views over the vines and enjoy the first-class hotel facilities within the decorative neo-Gothic Château.
For those who prefer to kick back in the privacy of their own villa, 44 beautifully crafted self-catering houses await along with a 30m heated infinity swimming pool and bar, tennis court, winery, Brasserie and magnificent terraced Mediterranean gardens, ensuring families want for nothing.
At Capitoul guests are invited to create their own bespoke assemblage of the estate’s extensive offering: the facilities and style of a quality hotel, the privacy of a villa rental, the authenticity of a working wine estate and the laid-back ambience and service of a private club so new mums can opt in to do as little or as much as they like.
It is this flexible approach that makes it so appealing for those travelling with bumps and babies.
Downstairs in the original Château dining room couples can treat themselves at Mediterraneo an intimate gastronomic restaurant.
Chef Valere Diochet’s cooking takes full advantage of the huge range of local produce to propose a confident flavour-led cuisine with a distinct pan-Mediterranean accent that manages to be simultaneously rustic and elegant.
In-room dining can be arranged whilst Asado offers guests an informal dining option for local fish, seafood and regionally sourced meats accompanied by generous plates of seasonal salads and vegetables from the kitchen garden.
What to Do
A fully referenced babysitting service can be provided so there is no excuse for couples not to book into the serene Cinq Mondes Spa with its four treatment rooms, indoor pool, sauna and steam room which spills into Mediterranean gardens dotted with cocooning loungers – an ideal place to curl up with a book and enjoy some quiet time. Wine tasting might be off the cards, but you’re free to enjoy an alcohol-free cocktail while your other half has a sample!
Then, if you’re travelling with a baby or children, there’s everything from relaxing days by the pool or on the beach to cycling (on the hotel’s complimentary bikes) and walking among the surrounding vineyard, trails and woodland.
Enjoy Easy Access
Capitoul is within easy access from the UK, situated under 1hr 30 of six airports (Béziers, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Toulouse & Girona).
Coupled with Domaine & Demeure’s trademarks of understated luxury and effortless style, make it an ideal place for a babymoon or a very memorable first holiday with your little one.
Hotel rooms at Château Capitoul are from €215 per night. Self-catering accommodation at Château Capitoul begins from €490 Euros per night (2-bedroom house with private garden). Visit chateaucapitoul.com for more.