Chateau Des Vallees

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

You will realise what a special place this is as you drive up the remote mountain road towards your 17th century château marvelling at the astonishing views over the  valley that surrounds you. 

Set in 60 hectares of private grounds, Château Des Vallées is a Provençal paradise with the sweet scents from the Lavender lawn and the beautiful views of the vast private olive groves, which date back to Roman times. Wander around the formal gardens, sunbathe on the immaculate lawns or meet for an apéritif in the outdoor bar, gazing at the spectacular scenery through the loggia’s stone archway. You can even have a game of ping-pong in ecclesiastical surroundings above the Roman ruins on display in the 17th century chapel before taking a dip in the glorious heated pool.

The château dates back to the 17th century yet it was extended by a famous architect in the 1960s, who had a reputation for creating classic masterpieces across the French Riviera, commissioned by famous artists and designers. The original plans he created can be seen on the walls of the formal dining room as a nod to its prestigious past. It has since been lovingly restored in 2012 by its current owners and guests will appreciate its eclectic yet homely ambience and unique character. 

There is an abundance of historical features throughout such as the original wide staircase spiralling up to the tower, the exquisite stained glass window by the library bar and authentic stone fireplaces in the living quarters. This is contrasted with the quirky aspects with a modern twist, such as the massage chair in the TV room and a bright contemporary kitchen with a stylish open-staircase. Each of the seven bedrooms has its own individual character; the master bedroom benefits from a ‘his and hers’ bathroom, the twin room has its own bridge leading towards the swimming pool whilst the extraordinary circular Tower bedroom can be found on the top floor with its own sunken bed.

Despite its very private and tranquil setting, you are only 5km from the nearest village where you will find narrow lanes of flower filled balconies, a bakery and restaurants. You are of course in the heart of this formidable area of stunning valleys, idyllic villages, world-renowned towns and cities, many of which are all easily reached within an hour, including the charming city of Nice (32km) and its beaches and the glamorous French Riviera.

Whether travelling with friends or family, or thinking about hosting a special celebration or wedding, this is a truly remarkable place where you are sure to create memories in such a beautiful and historical setting.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • One of the first floor bedrooms can only be accessed via an impressive open staircase from the kitchen
  • The seventh bedroom is in a separate apartment with its own kitchenette
  • Two of the bedrooms have their own air-conditioning units, the others have Dyson fans if needed
  • The beautiful gardens are terraced with many outdoor steps
  • The helpful owners live in a separate residence on the grounds of the estate

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château + Apartment: 14 pax / 7 suites / 8 bathrooms

Château Interior

Ground Floor

- Entrance hall with original spiral staircase and WC for guests’ use
- Living room with large stone working fireplace, comfortable seating and piano. French doors leading to gardens
- Library, with traditional wood panelling, large stone working fireplace, comfortable seating and large collection of books. Sound system with radio, CD player and MP3 connection. Wet Bar with sink and ice-maker. French doors leading to gardens
- Dining room with stone fireplace, dining table and ten chairs and French doors leading to al-fresco dining terrace
- Kitchen, open-plan to dining room via archway. Fully equipped including two dishwashers, microwave, oven, grill, ceramic hobs, twin sinks, American style fridge-freezer, additional cheese and drinks fridge, central island and breakfast bar
- Laundry room (on lower level, accessed via courtyard) with washing machine/dryer. WC and shower, available for use by staff during working hours
- TV room with comfortable sofas and massage chair, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player and surround sound system with Bluetooth connection. Doors leading to front courtyard
- Double bedroom with triple aspect windows and Juliet balcony with private bathroom (just across the corridor) with bath and overhead shower plus WC

Please note there is an open staircase from the kitchen leading to one of the first floor bedrooms: children should be supervised.

First Floor

- Master bedroom with emperor sized bed, seating area and dressing room. Two en-suite bathrooms, each with bath, separate shower, bidet and WC
- Double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with WC and its own private bridge leading to the upper terrace and swimming pool
- Double bedroom with balcony overlooking pool area plus adjacent en-suite bathroom with WC
- Double bedroom, only accessible via open-staircase in the kitchen, with open-plan bath and a separate WC (This room has its own air-conditioning unit)

Second Floor

- Tower bedroom, circular in shape with sunken double bed on a raised platform and en-suite open-plan shower and WC (This room has its own air-conditioning unit)

Apartment Interior
(accessed via its own front door via a lower terrace reached from steps down from the front courtyard)

- Double bedroom suite with stained glass windows and French doors
- Kitchenette
- Shower room with WC

Chapel
(accessed via steps from the dining terrace, you can see illuminated Roman remains below a glass floor panel)

- Small working organ and ecclesiastical furnishings
- Flat screen TV, table-tennis and comfortable seating

Outside Grounds

- Private heated salt-water swimming pool (circular shape, 8m diameter) with safety alarm system
- Poolside sun terrace with sun-loungers and parasols
- Al-fresco dining table for up to 14 guests with powered sun shade and evening lighting
- BBQ
- Loggia with outdoor bar and dining area by lawn and garden
- Formal gardens across terraced grounds with lawns, gravel and stone terraces and paths
- Mill stone fountain
- Garden statues and lighting
- Lavender lawn
- Electric gates and half mile drive
- Parking in gravel front courtyard

Facilities

- Air-conditioning in two bedrooms (see above)
- Dyson fans in other bedrooms
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- DVD player and selection of DVDs
- Sound system with Bluetooth connection
- CD player and radio  
- Wet bar with ice-maker
- Washing machine/dryer
- Table-tennis
- Access to squash court (in village, 5km away)

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Des Vallees
<1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Château De La Vallée is located in a vast estate of over 350 olive trees with views of the Var Valley towards Nice in the South and the Maritime Alpes in the North. It overlooks the meeting of the Estragon and Var rivers.

It is a 5km drive down a single tracked mountain road to the nearest village, where you will find a bakery, delicatessen, bar and restaurants. It’s a charming mountain village with narrow winding streets of stone houses with balconies filled with pretty flowers. The area is fantastic for walkers with a number of paths sign-posted in the area and walks directly from the château. There is also a squash court in the village which guests have access to during their stay.

You’ll find a better choice of food shops heading south, towards Pont de la Manda (14km) and with the largest supermarkets in the outskirts of Nice (32km).

The French Riviera is within easy reach, such as the charming city of Nice (32km) with its Promenade du Paillon park running from the city to the sea, flower markets on Cours Saleya and many art galleries and museums.  

There are some wonderful villages to explore in this area such as Vence (25km), with its shady squares, pretty art galleries, picturesque cafes and beautiful countryside views or the ancient village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence (35km) with its boutiques and art shops, popular with tourists due to its charm and proximity to the coast.  Other pretty Provençal villages include Mougins (50km) and perfumed filled Grasse (60km), both within an hour and worthy of a day trip or if you have kids they may prefer the waterparks and beaches of Antibes (40km). Don’t forget to explore the wonderful Provençal markets across the towns and villages of this region and be sure to take back some local delights to your château.

If you are looking for adventure in the stunning mountains, the famous Gorges du Loup (40km) offers perfect hiking opportunities and the chance to swim in the natural pools and cascades. You  can also head 90 minutes towards Breil sur Roya (90km) where you can do white-water rafting and canyoning or enjoy some of the more traditional watersports in and around Nice. There are numerous cycling trails and horse-riding in the region, making this area perfect for those who love to stay active.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nice

(33km/45mins)

Nearest Train Station Pont de la Manda

(14km)

Nearest Village

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(5km)

Nearest Shop Bakery and Delicatessen

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché

(14km)

Nearest Town/City Nice

(35km/50mins)

Nearest Beach Nice

(35km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

A cot and high-chair are available for guests to rent at €50 per week, payable to the owner.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Welcome pack included (rosé wine, various kitchen essentials, tea and coffee)
- Private chef for lunch or dinner
- Additional maid service
- Babysitting

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations may be organized on request. 

The minimum rental period is 2 nights, excluding July and August.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.




Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 to be paid by bank transfer to be owners at least one month before arrival.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? On request only and subject to prior agreement with the owners.
Changeover day Saturday (other days on request).
End of stay cleaning included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Minimum stay One week (shorter stays may be requested).
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? No.
Tax €0.50 per adult per night to be paid locally to the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, special celebrations and hen/stag parties may be permitted on request with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and high-chair are available for guests to rent at €50 per week, payable to the owner.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £7,157
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £8,445
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £9,715
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £8,445
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 £7,420
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £8,372
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £9,660
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £10,930
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £9,660
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 £8,372

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €7,915
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €9,340
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €10,744
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €9,340
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 €8,205
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €9,259
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €10,683
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €12,088
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €10,683
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 €9,259

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 20th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $8,901
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $10,503
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $12,082
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $10,503
Sep 28th 2019 - Mar 28th 2020 $9,227
Mar 28th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $10,412
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $12,014
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $13,593
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $12,014
Oct 3rd 2020 - Oct 21st 2020 $10,412

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Happy travellers!

    Posted by Mears on 26/03/2018

    We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at your Chateau. What an amazing house!

  • Great Holiday!

    Posted by Bradley L. on 09/04/2016

    We had a fantastic holiday at the Chateau. I would recommend it to anyone and we hope to return one day. The hosts made us very welcome.

  • A slice of perfection

    Posted by Norris on 09/04/2016

    As we were heading up the mountain road to the Chateau for our two week stay, we wondered what on earth had we let ourselves in for......Arriving at the large dark imposing gates filled with trepidation and anticipation we pushed the bell hopefully ..........driving along the crunchy driveway looking out at the splendid valley views we were rewarded with what we had hoped for...a chateau......and on meeting the host, we just knew it was going to be perfect and we were certain that it would be a wonderful holiday. Some place, one of our children was so smitten, he proposed marriage and was accepted there. It was so spacious and private for our party of 12, a real family party house, a perfect kitchen with even its cheese fridge, wine fridge, and the two dishwashers were in constant use. Each room and outside garden and bar spaces were individual and unique, and well used. The photographs certainly do not do justice to this atmospheric slice of perfection, but how could they, you need to be there. The Chateau really rocks in every way.......and the charm of the local village, the bar, shops, restaurants and it's inhabitants was a real testament to the esteem the host's are held in

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