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The Chateau basking in the Provencal Sunlight

Chateau | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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 Saint Andre les Alpes 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
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 Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
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.

Further details

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.

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Review 1-4 of 4

14 Jan 2013

5/5

"Excellent lieu et environnement pour se détendre"

Ce chateau présente un charme particulier avec son aménagement intérieur qui permet à tous les habitants de s'installer dans un cadre des plus reposant!L'environnement autour des lieux s… More

10 Jan 2013

5/5

"Le plus beau château des "Alpes de haute Provence""

Un grand château, une vue inoubliable et des proches pour partager ce moment digne des plus grands de ce monde.Avec ses trois appartements et aucun vis à vis, nous avons passé des vacances sans auc… More

7 Jan 2013

5/5

"Séjour merveilleux dans un cadre idyllique"

L'endroit est tout simplement grandiose! Le château se trouve sur une colline, il y a une vue magnifique sur le Lac de Castillon, un terrain de 4 hectares sur lequel se trouve une petite chapell… More

15 Sep 2012

3/5

"Fantastic location, let down in the detail"

Absolutely great location if you like solitude, which we do. We stayed in two of the three apartments but were let down with the facilities.

We wanted to enjoy freshly cooked produce and relax by the pool. Our apartment only had a microwave and our friends, who had the larger apartment with the only cooker could not get it working. We called out the handyman.

Water from taps is undrinkable, sulphur content high so had to buy gallons of fresh, did not see this in literature until arrival.

The pool looks great but even though I checked beforehand about the heating it did not work. Consequently, a very cold pool and limited bathing, none for the ladies. A real let down.

Offered a reduction on any future bookings but prefered a gesture on this occasion - none given. Will not return or recommend.

Renter asked for a discount upon the booking which was provided. Once there, we did our utmost to satisfy this renter, however he was only interested in a further discounted rate and as such was looking for any small detail to complain. We suffered a power outage which tripped the pool heater, but he was unwilling to understand the exceptional circumstances.
This was the first and last complaint we got from our guests.

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Calendar last updated:25 Aug 2014

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