Chateau with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and private pool in Gigondas, the South of France
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Chateau to rent in Gigondas, the South of France
The exquisite Chateau Vaucluse, a luxury chateau in Provence, was recently renovated to a high standard for 12 guests. The expansive grounds include woodland paths.
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The exquisite Chateau Vaucluse, a luxury chateau in Provence, was recently renovated to a high standard for 12 guests. The expansive grounds include woodland paths, lovely gardens and a large private pool with dining terrace, barbecue and changing room. The English-speaking caretaker on site will help you organise the holiday you desire.
With eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and vast living spaces indoors and out, this chateau is ideal for large families. You'll have three cots available to you, and everyone will be entertained with Wi-Fi and Satellite TV with English Freeview channels. The ballroom can be an elegant reception area with grand piano or a games room with table tennis.
The charming village of Vacqueyras nearby (1.5 km) has the shops you need, a small weekly market and a great bar and brasserie. If you'd like to explore the region further, visit the markets at Vaison le Romaine and Carpentras for produce and souvenirs. You'll also find 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites within an hour's drive: Pont du Gard, the Roman Amphitheatre in Orange and the Palais des Papes in Avignon.
Reach this exclusive holiday chateau via the Avignon train station (40 km) or the Marseille Provence airport (100 km).
The magnificent Chateau Vaucluse has 8 Bedrooms. There are six king size beds, four of these can be converted into twin beds on request. There is one room with a 160cm bed and one single 90cm bedroom. The Chateau is very family friendly and has three cots available on request. All the bedrooms have fans, helping keep you cool on hot nights.
The charming contemporary interior creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is comfortably furnished with all modern amenities available, including Wi-Fi connecting and a satellite TV tuned to receive the English Free-view channels, French channels, Apple TV and Netflix. There is a lovely newly decorated sitting room and a spacious dining room with a large table seating 16 guests comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped with large hob, American fridge-freezer, wine fridge, larder fridge, microwave, blender and kettle.
The pool terrace has a new pergola, a large barbecue and sink, plenty of work surfaces and the large dining table will seat 14 outdoors with a second table that seats eight more. There are 12 loungers, sofas, umbrellas and plenty of pool toys. There is also a separate toilet and changing room on this terrace. Pool towels are provided.
The chateau is set in about four acres of land, much of it woodland, with paths leading to the best views and places to sit. There is parking for up to eight cars and the property is protected by remote-controlled gates.
An English-speaking caretaker on site maintains the pool and gardens on a daily basis.
- DVD player
- Staffed Property
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Satellite TV
- Secure parking
This part of Provence is rich in history, with the Roman Amphitheatre and Triumphal Arch in Orange just 25 minutes away and the Papal Palace and the Pont St Benezet (the famous Pont d'Avignon) are only 40 minutes from the chateau. The amazing Pont du Gard is an hour away.
For outstanding natural beauty, the Fontaine de Vaucluse is a 50 minute drive through the countryside, as are the hilltop village of Gordes and the beautiful Abbaye de Senanque - combine all three for a memorable day out.
Provencal markets are not to be missed and both Vaison la Romaine (Tuesday mornings) and Carpentras (Friday mornings) are vast and offer wonderful places for lunch afterwards and plenty of sights to see in the afternoon. L'Isle sur la Sorgue has a huge market on Sunday mornings which features antiques and bric-a-brac alongside the produce and provencal staples.
The Vaucluse has a wonderful climate with average temperatures in July and August in the upper 20s.
The closest village, Vacqueyras, is within easy walking distance and has a couple of bars and restaurants/brasseries and a really good take away pizza place as well as a baker, pharmacy, post office and some small shops. The nearest big supermarket is 8km away in Sarrians.
The local vignerons all offer tastings and the wine co-operatives, Les Vignerons de Caractere and the Cave de Gigondas, are not to be missed. Vacqueyras celebrates its wines and those of the region each year on 13 and 14 July at the Fete des Vins and there are similar events in other nearby villages.
For teens there is Splashworld, there is the biggest waterpark in France, at Monteux just 15kms away, a 20 minute drive.
Walks into the Dentelles de Montmirail are very popular, as are cycle rides. There are tennis courts in Vacqueyras (1.5km), cycle hire in Beaumes de Venise (5km), horse riding in Aubignan (5km), and the nearest golf course is in Orange (18km), with several more courses within an hour's drive.
A car is highly recommended to enable you to explore some of the glorious countryside and historical sites nearby, tour the vineyards of the Rhone Valley, and take in the wonderful cultural events of the region.
Many visitors drive all the way; the house is approximately 9 hours' driving time from Calais and the main channel ports using the motorways. Otherwise, picking up a hire car from the nearby airports and stations couldn't be easier. The journeys are straightforward and detailed directions will be provided when bookings are confirmed.
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Updated 18 June 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 19 June 2018 - 4 January 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£874.30 per booking, paid locally
8 bedrooms, Sleeps 12
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