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Book this 8 bedroom castle in Goult today! A total of 20 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $8284 to as high as $11834, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 65% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 17, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Goult Attractions
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- High chair
- CD player
- DVD player
- Pool or snooker table
- Satellite TV
- Table tennis
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 27 reviews
- Very Good
“Intimate dream wedding in a spectacular Chateau, located in a quaint and romantic Provencal village”
Since we left Goult, all my husband and I can talk about is how we MUST take another trip there as soon as we can. Everything about this Chateau is spectacular. I was overwhelmed by the grandeur, the beauty, and the history of the place. And to have all of that, coupled with modern bathrooms and all of the conveniences you might want, was just a dream come true. The whole time, I couldn't help thinking; Is this real? And is this really all for us? The Chateau's owner, Malo, and its caretaker, Joël, are helpful and kind. Joël took such wonderful care of us, and Malo organized our wedding beautifully (more on that below). I really can't say enough good things about the two of them. The grounds: We spent most of our days at the house - it's so lovely there, it was hard to leave! We wandered the village a bit, took a few hikes and drives to villages nearby, but ended up spending most of our time relaxing in the sun on one of the terraces or in the pool. We dined outside in the courtyard on most nights, and hung out in the tower to enjoy the sunsets. And the cave provided a cool, fun spot for pingpong, foosball, and for storing flower arrangements. Basically, the chateau is so wonderful, you don't need to leave to have a great time. The location: Goult is the most lovely, quiet, little village, surrounded by vineyards and fields of wild flowers. All of the locals are kind and welcoming. The market has a nice selection of fruits and vegetables and affordable, delicious wine from the region. The street market on Thursdays has a ton of great stuff; from handbags and jewelry to sausages, fabrics, and olive oils. And the cafe in the center of the village is the perfect place to kick back for a coffee and chat with friends. It's country living at its best! The weather: Although it was supposed to be in the 60s in mid-May, the entire week we were there it was in the high 70s and low 80s; we were lucky! We took advantage of the pool everyday. The very last night we were there, the temperature dropped, and Joël made a cosy fire for us in the living room. I can imagine it would be fun to be in the chateau over Christmas (maybe in a couple of years!). The wedding: we were a group of 25. 20 of us stayed in the house, and two other groups rented apartments around the corner. Malo organized every aspect of our wedding (caterers, rentals, flowers, musicians, etc.). She did a spectacular job - we told her we wanted it to feel casual but elegant, and she made that happen. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about leaving all of the details to someone else. But I am SO glad I did. Everything worked out wonderfully! The chef she suggested for us, Chef Ronald, made us a spectacular meal with excellent wine pairings for a great price - he's also super friendly and funny. The next time we go to Provence, I will definitely request some cooking classes with him! Tips for other travelers: Dust off your French! It's best if you and at least three or four other people in your group speak at least basic French. Also, the roads in the village leading to the house are very tight. Unless you're going to get a really small car, it's best to park in the village and walk up to the house. And if you are having large group dinners, ask Malo about hiring a dishwasher to help with cleanup - this way you and your guests will be able to relax after the meal. Also, people who like to cook may wish to bring their own knives. The kitchen is well-appointed, but there weren't many sharp knives. All in all, we ended up getting a week-long dream vacation/wedding with our closest family members and friends in a magical place for a fraction of what it would have cost to throw something similar in the US. And the food and wine were absolutely unbeatable.
“Perfect Wedding Venue!”
Words cannot express our experience at Chateau de Goult. It was an idyllic setting for a small intimate wedding. All the family members (18) slept very comfortably in the Chateau and Malo found another home close by for the rest of our guests. She also acquired a car service to pick up and deliver our guests from the Avignon train station and the Marseille Airport. It was an amazing week. We were living in a 14/16 century castle with 20th century bathrooms! The kitchen was so well appointed that we cooked meals there and served everyone with ease. One night we had dinner outside (with the AMAZING Joel's help) putting tables together and gathering chairs and lanterns. During the mornings we would gather in the library (where the wireless was strong) and enjoy coffee and the warm croissants that Joel would fetch for us each morning from the local bakery. Later we would walk to the Cafe De la Poste for lunch, walk the paths around the windmill, sit out by the pool enjoying the wonderful wine from local vineyards. The whole week was magical. The wedding in the garden, the appetizers and sparkling wine on the terrace, the Wedding Dinner in the grand dining room that also adjoined the Guards Room, Wedding Cake in the Guards Room and on and on it went! Malo was invaluable in planning the wedding, acquiring rentals(chairs, tables, dishes, etc.), suggesting a chef(he was great and his food was wonderful), also providing a local cook who prepared a typical French Provencial dinner our last night at the Chateau. Joel was the keeper of the castle!!! So, so helpful and meeting needs with the greatest of ease. He even helped me decorate for the wedding dinner and filled the Guard Room with candles everywhere for the wedding cake and reception after the dinner. Ok and may I also say he was our videographer for the wedding using my I-pad. By the time we left the chateau we all wanted to take him home with us :) I could go on forever, the village of Goult is quaint, friendly, has great restaurants(but you always need reservations), and close to other villages. Whether you want to explore the Luberon valley or sit by the pool and enjoy excellent French wine and cheese, I highly recommend the Chateau de Goult!
“Your very own castle in Provence - experiential travel at its best!”
A group of 16 of us stayed in the Château de Goult one glorious week. This is our fourth visit and we plan on returning. If you want an unparalleled experience in a historical venue with all the modern amenities, this is it. The location is breathtaking - in the center of a beautiful village known as the jewel of the Luberon. The château is amazing - some walls even have graffiti from the 1600s! It has tons of public areas, terraces and patios so everyone can have their own space and manages to retain the warmth of a family home - it would be very cosy in the winter months with its great fireplaces - a perfect Provençal Christmas venue. Joël the caretaker is fabulous - he is always ready to help and really adds to the experience. Malo the owner is most accommodating and has tons of recommendations. All in all, a wonderful up close and personal way to see Provence. I can also envision this as a perfect location for incentive and business-oriented travel as well as the perfect venue for family and friend reunions.
This place is just charming and breathtaking. The ceaseless endeavor done by the family proprietor to meticulously restore the chateau is just amazing. It enables our family of 16 to reconnect, come together, and thoroughly enjoy Provence for what it is. Even though it is a chateau, it comes with modern amenities, especially in the bathroom which is updated to modern standards. Aside from serving as a homebase for daytrips around Provence, we enjoyed preparing and dining within the Chateau as well. As it's just steps away from the Butcherie, Wine cave, and Produce. Joel also set up one night where he turned the castle into a mini-Disney dining area, all candle-lit to the brim. Can't wait to find a chance to visit Provence again. Tres bien indeed.
“The Magical Place”
Victoria and I got married at the Castle of Goult in July 2013 after spending an entire week with all of our loved ones and closest friends. We cannot say enough thank you to Malo and Joel for the exceptional care they provided us in the organization of our wedding week !! and for making the Chateau De Goult a really unforgettable and unique place and experience. We just cannot wait to come back next year and so are all of our guests. I was born in France, left the country 15 years ago and to spend a week at the castle was just the most beautiful way to reconnect with the true heart of Provence, Luberon, its people and their kindness and enjoy again the true beauty of this region and of the Village of Goult. Everyone from our Group ( France, Russia, Switzerland, India, USa, Peru, Dubai, Greece ) have just spent one of the best week of their lives at the castle. This is a unique place , managed and kept by unique people and we just recommend true lovers of historic and Luberon to make the time and stay there.
We have just returned to the states after a magical weekend in Provence at the Chateau de Goult. My husband and I got married there last week, surrounded by our families and the chateau was the perfect setting for the wedding itself, as well as a week together to celebrate! We filled every room in the chateau and found it to be a breath-takingly beautiful place from which to launch our daily excursions. The chateau was filled with character and historic details while offering beautiful modern bathrooms and functional modern kitchen amenities. The village was charming and the views were amazing. Joel, the caretaker, was always there and available to help with anything we needed, but so discreet so as not to bother us. He brought us fresh baked goods every morning and helped to arrange a cook to come the chateau to make a few of our meals. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that we will all cherish. Our week there simply couldn't have been any better, and we are already brainstorming on when we can go back!! All of our guests feel the same way. We are really looking forward to our return.
“Perfect setting for family occasion or special event”
We managed to sleep 31 people (with only 3 under 16s) comfortably with a bit of creative room allocation and sharing. Our group was all ages from 6 - 80. Even though we were a relatively large group, the chateau did not feel crowded. There are enough communal rooms and different outside areas for everyone to find their own space. Even in early May the swimming pool (which is relatively small but more than adequate for cooling off) was well used. Plenty of sun loungers and outside furniture too. Another big plus to the chateau is that is right in the centre of the village. Our group really appreciated being able to stroll down to the local bars, restaurants and shops or just to explore the village and surroundings on foot. The chateau owner put us in touch with a local lady who prepared a wonderful 3 course meal for us each evening. She came by and left it in the afternoon and we heated up and served ourselves in the evening. That was a great solution for such a large group but the kitchen is extremely well equipped if you do your own catering (which we did for lunch and breakfasts). One evening we had dinner in the Salle des Gardes which was lit with hundreds of candles and the fire burning in the hearth. Magical. Another evening we had a bbq outside with a baby-foot tournament. There are so many possibilities and different areas of the chateau to use. Also to mention that even though the chateau is full of medieval features and charm etc the bathrooms are 100% 21st century which was much appreciated. All our party said that the stay in the chateau was a never to be forgotten experience and we are all hoping to return soon!
“A truly unique and special place to stay, unforgettable!.”
What a treat! We had an extremely memorable week in Chateau de Goult. It's a place I hope to return to - I felt like a queen ! lying in my four poster bed - it made me wonder who may have slept here hundreds of years ago.. As soon as we arrived I wanted to explore every corner - there's so much to see and enjoy both inside and outside of the Chateau. One of the higlights was climbing up the spiral stair case in one of the towers which reveals a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside. It's also right in the heart of the village so it was great to be able to wander off myself around the boutiques in the village and the community herb garden was a surprising find, very peaceful. And if you wanted to be entertained visit the local butchers - there must be a stage hidden behind the counter!And great to have the pool to cool off at the end of the day.Such a special holiday, I'll never forget it.
“A Magical Week”
We had a group of nearly 20 friends gather at the Chateau de Goult to celebrate my 40th birthday. The chateau proved to be nothing short of magical. It is truly one of the most interesting and unique properties in which I've ever stayed. Though very old, the chateau has very high-end modern amenities. Also - it is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Provence (the Luberon Valley) and is just a short drive to many of the most beautiful towns in the region. Dealing with Malo (the owner) and Joel (the groundskeeper) was very easy and we were able to arrange a superior chef as well as have friends put together a "surprise performance". It all seemed effortless and has given us lifelong memories. I really can't recommend this property highly enough. We hope to visit again - and every guest inquired as to how they might rent the property in the future should a need arise. In short - you cannot go wrong with this property. It is something very special and very much above and beyond your typical vacation rental. Anthony J. Dowidowicz, MD NYC
We have just come back from our stay at Chateau de Goult and are still dreaming about a most amazing week spent with our extended family. My husband and I rented together with my 2 brothers and 2 sisters, their spouses and our combined 10 children. We could not have picked a better place to host this family reunion. The castle is simply breathtaking and the website does not do it justice. There is so much history and atmosphere combined with beautiful decorating and practical amenities. It is perfect for large groups like ours and is situated in the middle of a very quaint village which has everything you need including a the wonderful Cafe de la Poste. Our only regret is not having rented for longer. We will be back again very soon though.