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Chateau Du Vieux Palais

Chateau with 11 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and swimming pool in France

From £15,542 per week

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Chateau to rent in France

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 22
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Tennis court

Chateau overview - owner's description

Chateau du Vieux Palais is an exceptionally magnificent masterpiece which is utterly unrivalled and surpasses all expectations. Enjoying superb views over the Saint Victoire mountain.

Chateau du Vieux Palais is an exceptionally magnificent masterpiece which is utterly unrivalled and surpasses all expectations. Enjoying superb views over the Saint Victoire mountain, the property dates back to the 17th Century when it was built for the Archbishop with breathtakingly luxurious taste.

Today, the chateau has been elegantly restored providing all the necessary luxurious comforts whilst still maintaining its character, Provencal charm and history. The ruins of the Archbishop's historic seat grace the extensive estate and reign next to the original chapel and Bastide. The estate's grounds are a playground of dreams for the whole family, with a private swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis, boules court and boundless gardens and parklands to explore. There is also a fabulous artisan chocolate maker in the nearby village.

The charming Bastide is beautifully decorated with an extravagant hall, reception rooms, library, card room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. It boasts 11 luxurious bedrooms and 8 bathrooms as well as a games room equipped with a billiard table and TV.

Chateau du Vieux Palais is a unique place for those seeking luxury and tranquillity, in the company of friends and family, in the heart of the desirable Provence, close to both the mountains and the sea. You will experience true indulgence with blissful settings and a serene atmosphere providing you with an unforgettable holiday.

Features

Chateau Interior (surface: 750m2) - 3 Floors

Ground Floor

  • Entrance Hall
  • Reception Rooms with Grand Piano
  • Library
  • Sitting/Card Room
  • Dining Room
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with oven, hobs, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine

First Floor

  • Master Delphinium: Queen sized double bed or twin beds with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, bidet, wash basin, separate WC and dressing room
  • Acanthe: Queen sized double bed or twin beds with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and WC
  • Bourrache: Double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and separate WC
  • Chevreufeuille: Queen sized double bed or twin beds with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin, separate WC and dressing room
  • Eglantine: Double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and separate WC
  • Filipendule: Queen sized double bed or twin beds with en-suite bathroom with shower in bath, wash basin, bidet and separate WC

Second Floor:

  • Hibiscus: Double bed or twin beds with shared bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
  • Garance: Twin beds with shared bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
  • Iris: Double bed with shared bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
  • Jasmin: Double bed with shared bathroom with shower in bath, wash basin and separate WC
  • Lavande: Two double beds with shared bathroom with shared bathroom with shower in bath, wash basin and separate WC
  • Games Room with Billiard Table, Black-Jack Table, TV and two sofa beds

Chateau Grounds

  • Private Heated Swimming Pool (Rectangular 16x6m/Depth:1.4m)
  • Tennis Court (Synthetic hard surface)
  • Boules Pitch
  • Summer Kitchen with Outdoor Barbecue and Grill area
  • Parkland
  • Private Chapel for up to 110 guests available for weddings, parties, events and concerts
  • Olive Grove
  • Orchard
  • Water Fountain
  • Ample Parking Space

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Grand Piano
  • Alarm System
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Office Equipment
  • Billiard Table
  • Black-Jack
  • Table Tennis
  • Plasma TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Private Parking
  • Hair Dryers

Location

Chateau du Vieux Palais is conveniently located just a short 20-minute drive from the centre of the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence. The city alone is abundant with historical sights, museums, markets and restaurants, providing you with plenty of cultural and Provencal encounters.

The city and surrounding area was the inspiration for countless artists including Renoir, Cezanne and Picasso who highlighted the beauty of the region.

The surrounding countryside is full of romance with breath-taking vistas, miles of vineyards, acres of lavender fields, mouth-watering cuisine and the tranquillity of all the small market towns. The Provence is the perfect region for cycling or hiking, you are also ideally located within a short drive of the coast and the beautiful Cote d'Azur, or for an adventure a little further, the Alpes du Sud are only 2hrs drive away.

The local area boasts a great selection of activities for all the family to enjoy:

Horse-back riding: Cap Rando – 30 Km/30 mins Drive
Water-sports: Speedwater Park – 26 Km/25 mins Drive
Fishing: Sea Fishing in Marseille (calanques): 51 Km/1 Hour drive
Hiking: Montagne Sainte Victoire: 30 Km/ 30 mins Drive
Canoeing/Kayaking: Raskas Kayak – 43½Km/40 mins Drive
Historical Sites:
- Aix-en-Provence: 8 Km/15 mins Drive
- Old City
- Cathedrale St Sauveur
- Town Hall
- Market Places
- Pavillon de Vendome
- Hotel de Caumont
- Mossy Fountain
- Workshop of Paul Cezanne
Cassis – 58 Km/40 mins Drive
Silvacane Abbey – 22½ Km/25 mins Drive
Lourmarin – 30 Km/30 mins Drive
Wine-tasting tours
- Chateau la Coste - 8 Km/10 mins Drive
- Chateau Beaulieu – 13 Km/15 mins Drive
Surfing: Paddle - Marseille
Mountain-biking:
- Forest of Trevarese – 3km
- Montagne Sainte Victoire - 30 km/30 mins drive

T&Cs

There is a second swimming pool set in the ancient ruins which is not accessible to guests.

The guest swimming pool is open June-September.

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 8 March - 30 April 2017: changeover day is Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 May - 4 June 2017: changeover days are Monday and Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 5 June - 30 June 2017: changeover day is Monday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 July - 3 September 2017: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 4 September - 1 October 2017: changeover day is Monday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 2 October - 2 November 2017: changeover days are Monday and Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 3 November - 21 December 2017: changeover day is Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 22 December 2017 - 29 April 2018: changeover day is Friday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 April - 3 June 2018: changeover days are Monday and Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 4 June - 29 June 2018: changeover day is Monday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 30 June - 2 September 2018: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 3 September - 30 September 2018: changeover day is Monday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October - 1 November 2018: changeover days are Monday and Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 2 November 2018 - 3 January 2019: changeover day is Friday and the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £848.39 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

11 bedrooms, Sleeps 22

Bathrooms

8 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Private pool

Entertainment

Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable

General

Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional

Outside

Tennis court

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