In the rolling vineyards and olive groves of Languedoc, Château St Pierre de Serjac is nothing short of whimsical. Once home to the Baron Cyprien de Crozals family, hoteliers Karl and Anita O’Hanlon, together with respected winemaker Laurent Bonfils, have created an elegant wine estate with a decadent twist.
Whilst its sister hotel, Château Les Carasses, is more intimate, Château St Pierre de Serjac is decidedly grand. After a serious revamp, its 19th century splendour resonates throughout with accents of modernity. High ceilings are bejewelled with antique chandeliers, corners are lit with mid-century modern lamps, and framed blue prints of the château adorn the walls. Outside, you’ll find a sun-drenched 30m pool overlooking endless vines and an immaculate terrace for convivial gatherings. It all feels very indulgent, with a laid-back attitude and all the ingredients for a flamboyant soirée.
There’s no doubt you’ll sleep soundly in the eight château rooms, painted in serene grey and decked out with silk cushions, crystal chandeliers and gilt mirrors. Luxury Rooms feature bathrooms you could get lost in with roll top bateau baths, and beds you may never want to leave. For ultimate privacy and family get-togethers, the estate offers 36 self-catering villas that benefit from spectacularly pretty views. All come in chic neutral colours, some with wood-burning stoves, Jacuzzis and private swimming pools.
Inside the kitchen, Ludovic Laurenty leads the team with Michelin stars to his name. It’s a hushed credential, but the food does the talking. Amidst teal painted walls and soft candlelight, we tuck into juicy seared scallops and tender duck breast, accompanied by wine produced across Bonfils’ 23 estates. Superb service and a relaxed atmosphere are key elements of the château’s appeal. At breakfast, the waitress knows exactly how you take your tea and coffee, whilst the bar staff can whip up wickedly good cocktails on request.
When you’re not out exploring the neighbouring market towns and bucolic scenery, it would be easy to sink into a velvet chair next to the fireplace, but guests can seek next-level comfort in the spa. Soft taupe loungers line an indoor pool facing panoramic vineyard views. The spa also features a luxurious Jacuzzi, cosy sauna and steam room as well as several treatment rooms.
Château St Pierre de Serjac stands in a league of its own with undeniable style, service and luxury. Paving the way for a new wave of hospitality and staying true to the Languedoc’s laidback charm, it’s the perfect escape for the modern bon viveur.
Ideal for a romantic retreat, a spa weekend or a family celebration, Chateau St Pierre de Serjac are offering an extra night free for stays of 2 nights or more up until 31st March 2018. A 3-night stay for two people sharing a Chateau Suite is from 440 Euro (inclusive of breakfast) www.serjac.com.