The Chateau is spectacularly perched on a hilltop in the foothills of the French Alps. This dramatic chateau overlooks the famous turquoise Lac de Castillon, one of France’s most popular water sports lakes. The hills that surround the lake are perfect for hikers as they offer some of Provence’s finest views.
This French chateau is perfect for large family groups as it can host up to 18 guests and enjoys 11 acres of private land, a large 14x7m heated swimming pool and its own private beach on the Lake!
The Chateau was built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar as a fortress to protect the surrounding lands against pillaging Saracens. This is a superb holiday villa rental in the South of France.
Interior and grounds
All 3 apartments, hosted within the Chateau, can cater for different sized parties making them ideal for a number of families holidaying together. Saint Jean can sleep up to 8 guests, Saint Pierre sleeps 6 and Saint Paul sleeps 4.
On the ground floor the Apartment Saint Paul has a kitchen and a vaulted dining room/living room with SKY TV and DVD (that doubles as a bedroom with 2 boat beds). The dining table can seat up to 16 guests. There is a further bedroom with en-suite bathroom to sleep 4 guests in total.
Apartment Saint Jean has a living room with French ceilings and a stone fireplace. There is a well equipped kitchen, living room (complete with bar, pool table and dining room table) that also has a pull out double sofa-bed. There are 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as an extra WC.
On the first floor the Apartment Saint Pierre has a kitchen, living/bedroom (with 2 single beds) and a dining room. There is also a separate WC. On the second floor of the Apartment Saint Pierre there are 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is also a further living room area.
Outside you will enjoy 11 acres of private land, overlooking the Lake of Castillon (an incredible turquoise lake that you can swim in). There are no neighbours so you have complete privacy. Enjoy the heated 14x7m swimming pool with adjoining pergola and dining area that can seat the entire group.
Location and local information
The chateau is situated just 2km from the village of Saint André les Alpes. Nice, Cannes and Monaco are all within is 104km from the chateau!
There are great restaurants locally. In terms of activities there's fishing on the private lake, horse riding and golf nearby the chateau.
Catering and services
Catering is available at the chateau by local catering companies (traiteurs) - typically this will cost from 30 euros per person for a 4-course meal. Alternatively it is possible to hire a cook from the local village/town who can do any cooking that you wish during your stay – they are also usually happy to buy the food and clear up afterwards. Costs are typically between 10 and 15 euros per hour. Maid service is also available for between 10 and 15 euros per hour.