- Sleeps 8
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Pool Heating
- Swimming pool
- Table Tennis
A former retreat of French royalty, this luxury villa in Provence is a 16th century château, brought beautifully into the modern world and set in the timeless rural landscape of the Lubéron.
Ground FLOORBreakfast roomKitchenDining roomSitting roomCloakroomStudy
First room'Tower' Double BedroomDuplex (King size) Double bedroomBathroom with overhead shower and double basinsDouble (King size) Bedroom with shower room en suiteMaster (Super king size) Bedroom with bathroom en suite and WC
Twin/Children's Room (split over 3 levels)Sitting and playing areas on the first and second levelsWC4 single mattresses (190cm x 70cm, suitable for children only) on a third 'tower' levelThis space is accessed from the first floor, and is ideal for children. A mattress can also be placed at the second level. This space is not suitable for elderly, very young children, or those with limited mobility as stairs internally are quite steep.
Children's FacilitiesA complimentary travel cotA complimentary highchair
Cooking OutdoorsElectric plancha
EntertainmentWiFiSatellite TV (limited English speaking channels)DVD PlayerStereoCD player
Games and SportsTable tennis
Kitchen EssentialsFridge/freezerDishwasherToasterKettleMicrowaveCoffee machineHobOven
Private Pool8m x 5m0.9m x 1.65m deepBuilt-in stepsGatedPool heating available – price on requestThe pool is open from 9 May to 11 September. Outside of these months the pool may be able to be opened for an additional cost
Villa EssentialsWashing machine
About the villa
Privately screened with tall trees and elevated to enjoy the views of rolling hills, the château stands in gated grounds, formally laid with lawns and low hedges, where the shade of a broad branched tree cools an al fresco dining area. Pathways lead to an olive grove, a large sun terrace, and a heatable swimming pool in a pine scented setting, and a barbecue and table tennis add to outdoor leisure; all overseen by the graceful and historic house. But this imposing exterior gives no hint of the transformation within. The huge rooms, high ceilings and hallways remain, but the addition of interconnecting doors makes a practical use of space, and intriguing antiques are now highlighted with contemporary chic décor. The dining room, all white and wood, sets a simple timber table beside an elaborate fireplace; the sitting room is modern, monochrome and minimalist; in the arty, uncluttered bedrooms, old world artefacts are used to great effect; and the tower has been cleverly re-created as a children’s dormitory suite. Cook service can be pre-booked for this unique villa, and Forcalquier’s shops, restaurants and market are 10km away.
Please note that this house is suitable for up to 8 adults and 4 children, due to the size of the small circular dormitory and the size of its beds
Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.
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