In the heart of Provence is this beautiful 9 bedroom Chateau in large private grounds with superb facilities, the ideal location to sample the real France. Close to many of the more famous wine producers such as Chateauneuf du Pape so ideal for wine lovers, L’Isle sur la Sorgue the famous antique centre of France, Pont du Gard and Avignon for history buffs and then of course the food! The Chateau sleeps a maximum of 15 guests.
Dating from the 1760's this grand 9 bedroom property provides the ideal opportunity to experience the real Provence. Sitting in quiet countryside yet within easy reach of Avignon, Orange, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, St Remy and Chateauneuf du Pape it is an ideal base from which to explore this history and culture rich part of France and the excellent on site staff are a fount of local knowledge so can help organise tours, shopping trips, local market visits, restaurant bookings and much more. Whilst retaining many original features the property has been sympathetically updated with air conditioning, Wi Fi, satellite TV and new bathrooms throughout.
The grand entrance hall leads into the first of the sitting rooms which has French doors opening onto the grounds and terrace. Here is also the formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with doors onto the courtyard dining area, a small study, TV room, games room and cloakroom. Also on this floor is the first of the bedrooms, a double with en suite bathroom, ideal for those with limited mobility.
Here is a further sitting room with wonderful views over the grounds as well as 2 master bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom.
6 further bedrooms occupy the second floor, a mixture of double and twins, each with an en suite shower or bathroom and views over the grounds.
The magnificent 17 acre grounds are an experience in themselves with manicured lawns, lakes and streams, coi filled ponds, an orchard, a wonderful fountain, meadows, a fragrant rose walk and organic vegetable garden. There is also the fully consecrated chapel ideal for wedding blessings or vow renewals.
The 25 x 10 metre swimming pool area is fenced and gated for child safety and includes sun lounging terraces, lawns, a cloakroom, summer kitchen with barbecue and summer lounge. Nearby is the all weather tennis court, basketball court and volleyball net. In an adjacent building is the gym which is equipped with elliptical trainer, exercise bike, treadmill and step machine and next door is the squash court so an ideal venue for sporty guests.
Many famous vineyards are within a short drive including Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. Many famous artists are associated with the area including Cezanne who's workshop in Aix en Provence can be visited and Van Gogh who worked in Arles and St Remy de Provence. Nearby Avignon is the former seat of the Pope, Orange has a noted Amphitheatre and nearby is the Pont du Gard and Roman theatres in Arles. L'Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for it's many antique shops and markets, St Remy de Provence noted for Provencal china, glassware and basket ware and, of course, many local towns and villages have traditional weekly markets.
When you are on holiday you want a stress free time so your own personal concierge provides that little bit of extra luxury. Whether it be recommending and booking local restaurants before you get to your villa, making sure that your arrival is smooth organizing airport transfers and a rental car delivered to you and that the fridges are full or advising on day trips, sightseeing, shopping and beaches then your concierge is there to help.
For some people leisurely trawling of local food markets and then cooking at home is an ideal part of the holiday and our experts can advise the best places to go. If however you never want to see a food shop or market then we can organize fresh food deliveries for your arrival and during your stay, pre cooked meal deliveries or, the ultimate indulgence is your own private chef or cook as well as a waiter or butler and we have a selection of some of the best.
Sometimes just gazing at the water isn’t enough. For the active we can help to organize water skiing, wake boarding, kite surfing snorkeling and diving or for those wishing to relax on a boat we can organize day charters of motor yachts or sail boats for exploring or simply people watching.
In most destinations we can organise the ultimate in pampering. Perhaps a beautician for that essential pedicure, or hairdresser for a blow dry before that special dinner. We have excellent proven service providers or we can even get them to come to your villa, perhaps even a relaxing massage by the pool. If fitness is your thing then we know the best local gyms, yoga and Pilates classes or we can organise private instructors to visit your villa.