Built in 1308, Domaine De Favaze is one of the oldest properties on our portfolio and certainly one with the richest past! Dating back to the time of the Knights Templar, this stunningly characterful property was originally built as a bergerie (essentially a sheep pen!) and over the years, the rest of the house was built around it. It gives the chateau’s floor plan a really organic, homely feel – it’s obvious that this is one house that grew as much as it was built.
Domaine De Favaze was renovated around 25 years ago, and the owner (who lives here when it isn’t booked up) really stamped their own personal style on the property. The natural stone walls have been turned into a feature, and while they’re plastered and painted in a couple of areas the majority of the interior shows off the true charm of the bare walls – where they haven’t been covered in beautiful fabrics! The ancient structure also provided a few challenges during the renovation, especially when it came to plumbing. In the end though, this just meant that the owner and his team of builders had to use their imaginations a little – don’t be surprised to open what you think is a cupboard and finding a shower instead, which only adds to the magic of the place.
Domaine De Favaze’s decoration and interior has been inspired by the owner’s experience of a journey on the Orient Express, and as such has a beautiful Art Deco look. The property boasts six bedrooms, with two rooms that are ideal for kids. The living room has an extraordinary 14th century ceiling and contains many beautiful paintings, ornaments and object d’art, as well as a dining table overlooking the pool that easily seats 12 guests! There is an indoor winter garden salon with exotic flowers and a superb outdoor swimming pool and terrace area. There is also an indoor sauna in the annex and, amazingly, the water in the taps is all-natural spring water taken from a nearby source!
Kola the housekeeper lives next door and is there to help you to enjoy what will be a unique holiday experience. The Domaine De Favaze is great if you like the beach too, as it's just a 20 minute drive from Montpellier and the coast.
This is a stunning property with tons to discover (you’ll have as much fun exploring it as you will in the beautiful surrounding countryside) and the pool, sauna and sun-soaked terraces make relaxing in this gem an absolute treat.
Additional amenities include: golf course nearby, stalking/hunting, lots to visit: tourist towns & villages, ideal for teens, ground floor bed & bath, wi-fi/internet access, all bedrooms en-suite, walking/hiking paths, recommended, sauna/steam, rural location, cot(s), lots to do: outdoor pursuit & activities, fishing.TripAdvisor property ID 2814702...Read more
Domaine De Favaze Favas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
The house is 25km from Nimes and Montpellier, both with a large international airport and TGV train stations (with direct links to Paris Gare Du Nord). There are beautiful towns to visit, shops are within a 10 minute walk and restaurants a 20 minute stroll.
Head to the coast! The Mediterranean is only a short drive away.
Places of interest near Domaine De Favaze- Sommières - picturesque city 10 mins away- Aigues-Mortes - beautifully kept ramparts - Departure point of the Crusades for Templar Knights 3/4 h away- Nîmes – Roman town 3/4 h away- Arles – Roman town 1h away- Les Matelles - Dinky Languedoc – middle age village 1/2 h away- Grotte des Demoiselles - Geological Phenomenon 1h away- Grotte de Clamousse - Geological Phenomenon 1h away- St Guilhem le Désert - very typical village - famous Abbey on the Camino de Santiago 1h away- Uzes - 1st Duchy of France – nice from C18th 1h away- Les Baux de Provence – Pretty walking around here 1 1/2 hours away- Anduze – Famous for its Provencal pottery and bamboo forest 1h away- Baillargues - Golf de Massane – Golf 20 minutes away Sea and Beaches- La Grande Motte, Le Grau du Roi, Port Camargue 3/4 h away- Les Stes Marie de la Mer and Camargue 1h away RestaurantsIn Sommières : Auberge du Pont RomainIn Aigues-Morte : Le DivinIn Montpellier : Le Jardin des Sens For local wines (Red, white rosé) caveau du Val des Pins à Sussargues 1/4 h away
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