Chateau De Mazelle
Chateau with 11 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and private pool in Banne, France
From £4,884 per week
Chateau to rent in Banne, France
This imposing chateau is embraced by the foothills of the Cevennes and the power of the natural world. Its 5 terraces give sweeping views onto the rustic stones.
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Chateau overview - owner's description
This imposing chateau is embraced by the foothills of the Cevennes and the power of the natural world. Its 5 terraces give sweeping views onto the rustic stones, surrounding forests and rocky outcrops which are characteristic of this part of the Languedoc. The chateau's ample common areas make it perfect for convivial family reunions or large gatherings of friends.
The 21-metre long private pool is the centrepiece of outdoor life. No less stunning is the immense covered terrace above the pool, with a dining table that can seat 20 guests in view of the setting sun. The 11 bedrooms are comfortably furnished, while the enormous kitchen, beautifully updated in sympathy with the rustic stones from which the house was built, is a special treat where you can cook and dine with friends.
Tucked on the edge of the Cevennes National Park, there are unlimited outdoor adventures within the grounds of the chateau and within a short drive by exploring the rivers, grottos and charming villages nearby. The nearest village is Banne, a 25-minute hike away, while the market towns of St Ambroix and Les Vans are a short drive away. This holiday retreat is heaven for hiking, river rafting, lounging by the pool or just being quiet and listening to the sounds of nature
Inside, the house offers a rustic elegance and comfort on a grand scale including 4 reception rooms, one large and another smaller kitchen 9mainly used for breakfasts or drinks), 11 double bedrooms (9 doubles, 2 twins) and 5 bathrooms & WCs. A floor plan can be seen in the last 2 photos of the selection.
Outside there are 5 terraces, each furnished with tables and seating, a 21m private, secure swimming pool and hectares of nature to explore. The terraces provide sunlight and shade at all times of the day. There is also a shower and a toilet by the pool.
The nearest airports are Nimes (1hour 20mins) or Montpellier (1hour 45mins) and the nearest market town is Les Vans. The local village of Banne hosts an art festival during the summer and is a meeting point for various guided hikes. The nearest train station is Nimes, but for TGVs or the Eurostar from St Pancras, Valance TGV (2hours) or Avignon (1hour 40mins) are preferable.
Hiking trails abound, both by setting off directly from the house or by driving a short distance to explore the Cevennes National Park. Take a 25-minute walk downhill to the medieval village of Banne, explore the deep caves and grotto of la Cocaliere or the rocky outcrops of the Bois de Paiolive. Swim in the 21-metre pool or take a short drive to an idyllic swimming hole, complete with enormous rocks and a waterfall.
There are tennis courts in St. Paul le Jeune and les Vans. The vast surrounding hills and valleys with their quiet roads present miles of cycling in unspoiled scenery amid wildflowers, wildlife, and few human encounters. The Ardeche river with its famous Pont d'Arc is a short drive away, where it is easy to rent canoes to spend the day floating down the river or sunbathing on its shores.
Further afield, the elegant town of Uzes with its famous Saturday market is not to be missed. Just south of Uzes is the breathtaking Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct which once transported water to Nimes and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the beautiful walled city of Avignon to learn about the history of the Papacy in France and to enjoy its chic shops or explore the historic Roman amphitheatre of Nimes. For wine lovers, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, home to the finest wines of the Rhone valley, is a wonderful outing for a long lunch or wine tasting in the vineyards.
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Outside this chateau in Banne, FranceThis chateau has a pool and a children pool.
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Updated 14 February 2019
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 19 February 2019 - 14 February 2022: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£1,000.00 per booking, paid locally
11 bedrooms, Sleeps 20
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