Recently renovated to fit 12 guests, this luxury chateau is situated in Provence. Many woodland paths and gardens are waiting to be explored in the expansive grounds.
The large private pool is the perfect setting for dining on the terrace with its own barbecue.
You can have the holiday you wish for with an English speaking caretaker on site.
Ideal for large families, guests can spread out amongst the 8 bedrooms and vast living spaces.
The WiFi and satellite TV are there to keep you entertained.
A grand piano sits at the centre of the ballroom, the perfect place for an elegant reception area.
For the children there is a games room where they can enjoy a round of table tennis.
A short 1.
5km away you will find the local village, filled with all the amenities you will need.
Whether it’s to visit the weekly market or dine at the bar and brasserie, this is a charming destination.
To find produce and souvenirs you may wish to travel further to the markets at Vaison le Romain and Carpentras, or travel to one of the three UNESCO world heritage sites within an hours drive.
The magnificent Chateau Vaucluse has 8 Bedrooms. There are six king size beds, two 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, fridge-freezer, ice-maker, wine fridge, larder fridge, microwave, blender and kettle.
Guests will enjoy using the private, unheated pool (6m x 12m, depth: 1-2m). 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.
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 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 Wave Island (previously knows as 'Splashworld'), which 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.