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Description from the manager
A marvel of opulence and classical French style, this luxury castle in Ventoux will take you back to a time when the noble classes lived like royalty–and in this case, you're the king! In the morning, warm up in the gym or have a friendly match of tennis. Or basketball. Or squash. Or volleyball. Eat your noon meal outdoors at this luxury chateau near Carpentras, by the pool or the fountain. Then check your email or spoil yourself with a bubble bath and a good book. Spend the afternoon strolling through carefully manicured formal gardens before slipping up a staircase [tended by exquisite marble statues] to your bedchamber to change for... dinner—a lavish, candlelit affair. We could go on about this luxury accommodation in Provence, but you get the idea. This isn’t everything, either. Read on…
This peaceful, private 18th century estate is located between Carpentras and Orange near Avignon. The enclosed estate comprises 17 acres and is surrounded by vineyards and orchards. Immaculately restored and offering full-service luxury accommodations for up to 32 guests, the estate includes the chateau, the farm building, conference and business centers, sports facilities, and grounds; maintenance and agricultural areas on the estate are not available for guests' use. The chateau's extensive formal gardens and parks include a stream, an obelisk, reflecting pools, a collection of wild geese and ducks from around the world, and a moat with Japanese carp. The chateau is furnished with beautiful antique furniture and art. However, the heating cooling, telecommunication, electrical, plumbing systems, kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms are all very modern. The Chateau also includes a staff apartment for a couple: the concierge and the office manager. The fully modernized adjacent farm building features a dining room and seven bedrooms which overlook an inner courtyard with cloisters, lawn, flowers, and a fountain. The farm building also includes a staff apartment for the chef and his wife, the housekeeper, who have the overall responsibility for the estate. In addition to the chateau and farm building, there is a 20-person Conference Center with multimedia and video conferencing facilities, a business center, and an estate office. The estate's digital PBX system provides the chateau and farm building bedrooms with their own direct telephone numbers and voice mail; each bedroom has its own mobile phone for use throughout the estate. Each bedroom also has its own Internet port. The estate has automatic lighting and watering systems and the buildings have a sophisticated fire alarm system. The nearest village is Sarrians [1 km].
Chateau [850 m2 - sleeps 18]:
Ground Floor: There are three reception/living rooms [50m2, 30m2, 26m2], a library [50m2] large formal dining room [35m2] for 18 people, and a large informal dining room/kitchen [70m2]. There is also a staff suite. The internal courtyard with its fountains, aviaries, and jasmine-covered walls can also be used for al fresco dining. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and en suite bathroom with tub and shower.
First Floor: There are two master bedrooms, one with queen-size bed and one with king-size bed, each with an en suite bathroom with tub and shower.
Second Floor: There are six bedrooms, of which one has a king-size bed, two have queen-size beds, two have double beds, and one has twin beds. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with tub and shower. All bathrooms are tiled with beautiful Provencal tiles.
The Staff includes: chef, butler, housekeeper, concierge, and other support staff.
Situated in the Provence countryside between the cities of Carpentras and Orange near Avignon, this private vacation villa offers many local activities and sightseeing opportunities. The surrounding countryside offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in France, with its rolling hills, vineyards and verdant orchards. Enjoy the fresh air as you explore the nearby market town of Sarrians or venture further into the medieval cities of Carpentras and Orange for sightseeing and shopping. Every Friday morning, Carpentras has a colorful market that brings people from all over the region. Orange is an amazing historic city known especially for its ancient Roman theatre, the only one in Europe which still retains its stage wall. It also has some impressive Roman arches and an old city with narrow streets and shady squares, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Orange is also noted for its variety of cultural events, particularly its annual international opera festival. Further away is Avignon, a city ringed by a medieval wall, inside of which you will find narrow, winding streets and ancient buildings filled with shops and restaurants. Avignon is easy to get in and out of by train, is a wonderful city to visit and noteworthy sites include the Palace of the Popes, the Musee Carnavalet, and Notre Dame des Doms cathedral. To Paris, it is 3 hours via non-stop TGV super express train or 50 minutes by air.
Marseille: 112 km
Nimes: 76 km
Roquemaure: 56 km
Avignon [Airport]: 31 km
Vaison la Romaine: 27 km
Malaucene: 24 km
Orange: 20 km
Carpentras: 9 km
Sarrians: 1 km
Available Amenities: individual heating/AC units in all bedrooms, personal portable telephones in each bedroom with direct line and voicemail, Internet access in each bedroom, stereos, an entertainment center with surround sound, 42” plasma TV screen with DVD, VHS, and satellite TV.
Sports facilities: tennis court, basketball court, croquet/badminton/volley ball lawn, table tennis, squash court, swimming pool [25m x 10m x 0.6m] with Olympic 1m spring board, water polo facilities, and an adjoining children's pool [3m x 3m x 0.6m]. The pool area includes changing rooms and showers as well as an open dining pavillion with attached sitting room and kitchen with barbecue. There is parking available.
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