Chateau | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Authentic 12th century Templar Castle set on more than 11 acres of fossil rich land, in the heart of Haute Provence.
Secluded on its own knoll, yet only 100 km from Nice and the Cote d'Azur, and two kilometres from the town of Saint Andre les Alpes, come and enjoy total luxury, in our officially rated five-star apartments. Ideal for three to four families, the castle boasts a large 14m x 7m heated private pool overlooking the lake, an inbuilt BBQ and plenty of space to enjoy.
Within the château are three luxurious independent apartments, each with its own kitchen, living room,and six luxurious bathrooms. On the grounds of the Château stands the medieval church dedicated to Saint Martin, amid the ruins of houses that have blended with the wild limestone landscape.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Nice 104 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 104 km, Nearest railway: Nice 104 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
The château itself is divided into three apartments, each with a fully-equipped and spacious kitchen.
Apartment Saint Paul has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a salon, ideal for a romantic getaway. Can accommodate up to 3 adults and one child. Decorated in a very Provencal style
Apartment Saint Pierre has two bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, a salon and kitchen and accommodates up to five adults and one child. Decorated in a very Provencal style
Apartment Saint Jean with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, salon, and TV room and will comfortably house eight people ~ and the exquisite details such as onyx wash basins, a marble tub and canopy beds will help to make one's stay just superb.
A free access to a high speed wireless internet access is also provided.
|Further details outdoors||
The swimming pool, surrounded by natural stone pavement, overlooks the turquoise water of the Lake of Castillon, and is surrounded by the high mountains of Haute Provence.
On the property stands the medieval church of Saint Martin, and the two stautes of Saint Peter and Paul. The grounds are teeming with history, both medieval and prehistoric.
A welcome pack containing locally prodcuced wine and cheese will be provided, together with traditional tea and biscuits.
You will also find an assortment high quality beauty products in each luxury bathroom for your relaxation.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Provence has been described so many times, it is hard to do yet another description of this jewel in the French crown. Better to go and see films like Russel Crowe's "A Good Year" or read Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence"
However, our area of Provence is known as 'the Secret Alps of Provence', rich with nature's beauty and not far from France's Grand Canyon, the Gorges du Verdon. The region is famous for its fossils from prehistoric times (protecting it by official decree from modern-day development) and its hot sulphur springs, such as those at Digne-les-Bains, making it the ideal destination for those interested in prehistory as well as those seeking a 'cure'.
The region and our captivating château will ensure a memorable and relaxing stay in France's picturesque and enchanting south-east.
Saint Andre les Alpes
Saint Andre is a typical large Provencal village with plenty of cafes and bistros on the town square, and many markets selling local produce. You will also find numerous restaurants either in the village or close by, including some with some Michelin stars.
There is also a supermarket, an ATM and gas stations.
You will also find the charming Train des Pignes, a narrow gauge mounatin train that meanders from Nice up to Digne through the very picturesque mountains. The train station is just outside the village.
Finally, Saint Andre les Alpes is renowned for its extreme sports: there is a paragliding school where numerous international competitions take place, plus lots of mountain climbing, white water rafting, horse riding, water sports and hiking in and around the village. For the more sedate sports, you will find tennis courts, a mini golf and poney rides in the village.