French Chateau near St Tropez This is an impressive French Chateau dating back to the 17th century, nestled at the heart of a wine estate in the St Tropez-Var region, just 30 miles away from the Mediterranean coast.
Sympathetically restored to revive its former splendour, Chateau des Merveilles has retained most of its original features, high vaulted ceilings, large stone fireplaces, wooden beams and turrets. Each one of the nine ensuite bedrooms is decorated according to an individual theme, while the living areas are spacious and airy, elegantly furnished in a creamy coloured modern style.
Guests staying at this Chateau will be delighted to unveil all its wonders. Walking paths will take you around the fountains, conifers and palm trees that grace the beautiful formal garden while the round shaped swimming pool with separate whirlpool offers the ideal space for relaxation. A small private lake is one of the jewels of this Chateau. Why not take a stroll over the little bridge and enjoy the views from the quiet little island or have a picnic by the lake.
This property is surrounded by extensive vineyards producing a prestigious quality of red wine. During your stay you are invited to view the cellars with their modern wine-making facilities and enjoy a wine tasting tour. A wide range of outdoor sports are available within a couple of miles from your Chateau such as horse riding, canoeing, cycling, quad biking while a tennis court is conveniently located in your garden.
The location of Chateau des Merveilles makes it the ideal base for exploring the surrounduing St Tropez-Var region with its hilly countryside, quaint villages and weekly markets or the Mediterranean coast after a 30 mins' drive. Either way, you will find plenty of activities to do during your holiday in Southern France.
Large living room, grand piano, bar, large stone open fireplace, French doors to garden.
Smaller living room, French doors to garden.
TV room (TV, CD, DVD).
Dining room, French doors to garden and terrace.
Breakfast room, French doors to terrace.
Large fully equipped kitchen, open fireplace.
Cloak room, WC.
Gym, full range of exercise equipment, sauna, Hamman, French doors to outdoor parking area.
Double bedroom (180 cm), TV, seating area, en suite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (180cm), seating area, TV, ensuite bathroom, WC.
2 x Double bedrooms (160cm), TV, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (180cm), seating area, TV, small study, ensuite bathroom, walk-in shower, WC. Extra twin bedroom (2 x 90cm) on a mezzanine level, (ideally for 2 children).
3 x Double bedrooms (160cm),TV, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (180cm), TV, ensuite shower room, WC.
Small TV room (TV).
2.4 acre park set in a 120 acre vineyard estate. Garden planted with conifers, lawns and formal garden with fountains, large terrace with outdoor dining facilities, built-in charcoal BBQ, private 15m x 8m round shaped heated pool (depth: from 90cm), separate jacuzzi, outdoor shower, private tennis courts, helipad landing area, large lake with picnic area, boule pitch, large car park. Wine cellars on the estate open for wine tasting tours.
Nearest shops/ market/ restaurants Lorgues 4.5 miles, Draguignan 12.5 miles, nearest beach Ste Maxime 25 miles (ferry to St Tropez every 30 mins), St Tropez 28 miles, Cannes 62 miles,Toulon/ Hyeres airport 55 miles, Nice airport 75 miles, Marseilles airport 95 miles, St Endreol golf 12 miles, canoeing/ riding, quad biking, cycling 2.5 miles.
Sleeps 18 (ideally 18 adults + 2 children)
9 bedrooms all ensuite, 7 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, 10 WCs.
PRIVATE 15m x 8m HEATED POOL
PRIVATE TENNIS COURT
JACUZZI, GYM, SAUNA, HAMMAM
NEARBY LAKE and LOVELY VIEWS
2 additional adults + 1 child can be accommodated on request.
Included: 3 hours maid service daily (except Sundays), winter heating, air conditioning (2 bedrooms only), pool heating, WiFi internet.
Extra: Maid service at 25 per hour, waiters/waitresses, Chef service, helicopter/car/ bikes/ canoes/quad bikes for hire, wine tasting tours, themed nights and events, continental breakfast at 7 per person, buffet breakfast at 15 per person.
No telephone at this villa