Chateau Poesie

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Sleeps: 15 - 29 Bedrooms: 16 Bathrooms: 16

Overview

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Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Pets Welcome Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

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Just half an hour from the historic city of Avignon, Château Poesie is a beautiful 18th century château that has been wonderfully restored to sleep 15-29 guests across its main house and farmhouse cottage.

Furnished traditionally yet with modern touches, experience the beauty and character of this unique and historic abode. Ideal for family holidays or an enchanting venue for a wedding celebration, each of the sixteen bedrooms is en suite, giving guests a touch of luxury in idyllic surroundings.

Outside, explore the vast enclosed grounds with streams, orchards, mature parkland, formal gardens as well as squash, tennis and basketball. A large swimming pool is the perfect place to cool down on warm summer days and there are many quiet spots across the garden for a glass of Côtes du Ventoux wine from a local vineyard.

This region is steeped in history and tradition as you will discover when you visit the many pretty villages, market towns and famous cities. Experience the delightful ambience at local markets offering the very best regional produce and sample wines in some of France’s famous vineyards along the Rhône river.

Admire the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Avignon and Nîmes, follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in Gordes and St-Rémy and look out for musical concerts performed in the Roman theatres of Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine.

As well as specialising in holidays and weddings, both the château alone and the entire estate, including the farmhouse, are also perfect for business use – please enquire for further information and prices.

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill'otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel. 

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the 'Extras' tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The 15-person price is for the main château only (9 bedrooms) whilst the 29-person price also includes the farmhouse (7 bedrooms). 
  • If travelling with young children, do note the beautiful grounds include a fountain and streams.
  • Short breaks may be accepted during certain periods on request - please enquire for a quote. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Bicycles Provided Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Pool/Snooker Home Cinema Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Caretaker/Owner on Site

1) Main Château only - 9 bedrooms (15-person price)
2) Main Château and Farmhouse - 16 bedrooms (29-person price)

Main Château Interiors

-    Main living room
-    TV room
-    Pool table room
-    Library
-    Dining room (for up to 15 guests)
-    Kitchen-diner, fully-equipped with fridge, freezer, ice-machine, microwave, oven, hotplates, wok, washing machine, Nespresso machine and toaster

Main Château Bedrooms

Ground Floor

-    Master bedroom suite with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower

First Floor

-    Master bedroom suite with king-size bed , terrace and en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
-    Master bedroom suite with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower

Second Floor

-    4 x bedrooms with king-size bed and en suite bathroom with shower over bath
-    2 x bedrooms with twin beds and en suite bathroom with shower over bath

Farmhouse Interiors

-    5 x bedrooms with king-size bed and en suite bathroom
-    2 x bedrooms with twin beds and en suite bathroom

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (25x10m, depth: 4.5m) with adjoining children’s pool (3x3m, depth: 0.6m)
-    Outdoor shower
-    Al-fresco dining pavilion with lounge and kitchen/barbecue
-    Changing rooms with shower and WC
-    Courtyard with fountain and al-fresco dining area
-    Fountain
-    Organic kitchen garden
-    Orchards
-    Aviary
-    Tennis and basketball court (floodlit at night)
-    Lawns for croquet, badminton and volleyball
-    Vast grounds (enclosed) including streams 

Facilities


-    Wi-Fi (main chateau, courtyard and pool)
-    Air-conditioning
-    Home-cinema system with 55” screen and surround sound
-    Satellite TV
-    Netflix
-    DVD and Bluray player
-    Music system
-    Tennis
-    Basketball
-    Squash court
-    Pool table
-    Gym
-    Croquet
-    Badminton
-    Volleyball
-    Private 17th century chapel
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Poesie
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Poesie can be found half an hour north-east of the beautiful city of Avignon in the Vaucluse department of Provence. Avignon Airport is 32km away or arrive by train into Avignon’s TGV station just south-west of the city. 

You can walk to the local village (2km) or it’s just a few minutes in the car – it’s a charming place with all the basic amenities you should need such as a bar, café, pizzeria, bank and medical centre.

There are many other pretty villages in the area within a short drive as well as vineyards producing Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Ventoux wines. This region is also well known for its melons, truffles and sweet delicacies (calisson), all of which can be discovered in season at wonderful local markets in places such as Monteux (8km), Aubignan (8km) and Carpentras (12km). Local farmers often bring their baskets of seasonal produce to sell directly from the traditional wooden trestle tables, placed under a canopy of plane trees.

As an extra payable service, the chef can prepare picnics for you to enjoy among the vineyards and orchards by the riverbank. There is also canoeing close by as well as horse-riding, hiking and lots of cycling (especially with Mount Ventoux close by as well as cycling trails even closer between local villages).

Experience one of the many world-class operas and concerts that take place across the region, including concerts held in historic Roman theatres in Vaison-la-Romaine (28km) and Orange (18km). Furthermore, the Summer Arts Festival in the old papal city of Avignon (27km) is famous for its films, theatre and street performers.

The exquisite Roman city of Nîmes (68km) is just an hour away or follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps and spend time in the Gordes (38km), one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ or the charming town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (46km).

Indeed, the area is steeped in history. There are ruins, ancient villages, monuments, museums, medieval villages and towns and unchanged countryside to see and explore. The influence of Greek and Roman involvement over the last 2500 years is obvious everywhere.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon Airport

(32km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nîmes

(76km)

Nearest Airport 3 Marseille Provence Airport

(98km)

Nearest Train Station Gare d'Avignon TGV

(30km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché SUPER

(3.5km)

Nearest Town Carpentras

(12km)

Nearest Golf Orange Golf Club

(15km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

 

 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Pool inflatables
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
Good news! For a little extra, this property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

Interested?
If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on villotel@oliverstravels.com for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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:

- Pool and garden maintenance included
- Continental breakfast included
- Housekeeper services available (linen change once a week)
- 2 Property Managers live on site to help guests with any questions about the château and area
- A gardener, handy-man and house-maid are also present during the day

Additionally, a chef will be able to arrange a wide variety of menus to suit guests' requirements. His menus can range from a sophisticated “degustation” menu highlighting the best of the French cuisine, to a menu of Provençal specialties, to a simple “home cooking” menu, when everyone needs a break from their previous excesses!

The estate has its own cellar and guests may chose a wide selection of some of the best wines available in the region and beyond.

Wine-tastings and vineyard tours in the local area can also be arranged.

Staff: The rental fee includes the services of the staff, excluding any guide charges. As prescribed by French labour law, each staff member is officially only permitted to work a 35-hour week. Guests should bear this in mind when requiring staff to work long hours. It should also be noted that staff will work in relays during the period 8.00 hrs - 24.00 hrs each day and each staff member will alternate in order for each one to have one day off per week.

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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Event information

This atmospheric and impeccably presented 18th century château sits grandly at the end of a long avenue of ancient plane trees. It’s such a beautiful setting for a wedding and a lucky group of your guests can stay with you here in luxurious style.

The fully enclosed parkland provides more than a taste of Provence with its elegant formal gardens, orchards and streams as well as plenty of sporting facilities to enjoy in those spare moments. For the special day itself, there is an on-site chapel as well as other delightful spots for a ceremony such as by the bridge or the ornamental fountain. The subsequent wining, dining and dancing can all be enjoyed al fresco in the glorious outdoors or beneath an elegant marquee.

Wedding Reception

There are many spots in the grounds for an outdoor reception of up to 150 seated guests or a marquee could be hired and placed on the grass or gravel.

Dancing is able to continue at any of the outdoor locations with dancefloor hire. There is no cut off time for music but the volume should be reduced from 2am.

Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony with up to 70 seated guests could take place in the on-site chapel or 150 people could be accommodated in the grounds by the fountain or next to the bridge.

The château can provide you with details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 15 people can sleep in the main château with a further 14 in the farmhouse on-site.

50 more guests are able to be accommodated in the same village and there are large hotels in the nearest town, 20 minutes away.

Wedding Planning
The owners can recommend an English-speaking wedding planner or the clients may arrange their own.

The château requests that the event has a wedding planner who will be in charge of the day. The owners are able to supply you or your planner with all the necessary contacts to organise the various aspects of your wedding day.

Catering
The owners are able to recommend local caterers or clients may arrange their own.

Wedding Packages
Please enquire.

Other Information
N/A


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 €8750 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 4.00 p.m.
Departure time By 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks may be accepted during certain periods on request - please enquire for a quote.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs The 15-person price is for the main château only (9 bedrooms) whilst the 29-person price also includes the farmhouse (7 bedrooms).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £26,554
Oct 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2022 £19,670
Jun 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £26,554
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 £19,670

Prices based on an occupancy of 29 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £36,389
Oct 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2022 £29,505
Jun 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £36,389
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 £29,505

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €29,025
Oct 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2022 €21,500
Jun 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €29,025
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 €21,500

Prices based on an occupancy of 29 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €39,775
Oct 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2022 €32,250
Jun 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €39,775
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 €32,250

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $34,437
Oct 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2022 $25,509
Jun 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $34,437
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 $25,509

Prices based on an occupancy of 29 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 19th 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $47,191
Oct 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2022 $38,263
Jun 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $47,191
Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 21st 2022 $38,263

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since 2014

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
Its look with its marvellous garden and the feeling of peace with the silence and only the bird’s song.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The Chateau was built in the XVII century, lot of thing happen since this time and the Chateau has lived them all…

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt came and all the casting of the “Made in Chelsea” series

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

Avignon festival in July, Visit “Palais des papes” in Avignon, or the Amphitheatre in Orange, stroll through the typical Provençal markets to live the real Provence.
For Kids there are lot of different activities around, even the biggest Water park in Europe “Splashworld”.
For the cycle lover the most famous mountain of “Tour de France” is waiting for you.

Really eat?
Is it said "A la parisienne", "à la Lilloise" or "à la Lyonaise" for a dish? No, so it’s proof that Provence dominates gastronomy…And what about the wine, most of the best wine in the world is born in Provence.

Really see?
Provence itself is a must to see, proof is Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Picasso and many more like Signac, Matisse, Braque, Derain, Dufy... They all found inspiration in Provence. We’re in the heart of Provence so you should visit the most beautiful villages in Provence (Gordes, Roussillon, Isle sur Sorgues, Fontaines de Vaucluses,…). The Lavender field especially “Abbaye de Senanque”.

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Reviews

  • Unforgettable

    Posted by Carla on 04/12/2017

    An unforgettable experience. Such a beautiful place and incredible service. A thousand thousand thanks.

  • A Magical Chateau

    Posted by Alfonso on 19/11/2017

    A beautiful experience in a magical Chateau, which was very special for the harmony as a group of loving friends.

  • Idyllic

    Posted by Leah on 09/09/2017

    The beauty of Chateau Poesie will stay with us forever. Thank You!

  • A Wedding Sensation

    Posted by Anh on 20/07/2017

    Thanks for such a beautiful stay for our wedding!

  • Awesome Chateau

    Posted by William on 25/06/2017

    Love the light breeze, the view and even the smell! This place was awesome, I'd really like to stay here again someday.

  • Like a Dream

    Posted by Maggie on 20/04/2017

    This Chateau is incredible! Staying here has been like a dream. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.

  • The best of the best!

    Posted by Tina B. on 26/07/2016

    The Chateau exceeded our highest expectations, the photographs could never do it justice, it may only be captured in person and I could not recommend this experience any higher. Beautiful and amazing, grandeur yet homely and relaxing, we loved it! We are fortunate to have travelled to many beautiful parts of the world and stayed in many luxury villas and hotels, but Chateau du Taureau is the best of the best, made even more perfect by our charming and efficient hosts Jonathan, Fabian and the beautiful Vanessa, thank you for making the trip so amazing. We leave with sad hearts but fondest memories.

  • Unforgettable time ever

    Posted by Megan on 26/11/2014

    Beautiful time ever! great food, amazing staff-Daniel is the best! Wish I could stay longer!

  • Best Place

    Posted by Becca on 26/11/2014

    Best place ever, the most amazing 2 weeks I ever had!

  • Magnificant time

    Posted by Betsy and Doug on 26/11/2014

    So happy to see this place again, place of my dreams, Thank you to all who made this so special!

  • What a spot!!!

    Posted by Susie on 26/11/2014

    What a wonderful spot in our beautiful world. Ee came from the east coast, west coast and center of the US to be together for 2 fabulous weeks. The weather was perfect, Daniel and the rest of the staff were great! unforgettable!

  • Charming house love it

    Posted by Jackie on 26/11/2014

    my stay was amazing. The staff was wonderful and went above and beyond te make things beautiful and wonderful. I love the house and all it`s charms, I feel at home here and I am sad to leave

  • Wonderful chateau

    Posted by Jackie Frank on 26/11/2014

    Wonderful chateau! Daniel, Sophie, Sarah, Luke, Finn, Teresa and Christine- Merci beaucoup pour tous!!! an amazing week- with wonderfull friends, fantastic food and great memories to take home!!

  • A dream come true

    Posted by Derrol and Kim on 26/11/2014

    georgeousm warm, atmospheric, unforgettable, Chateau Du Taureau, "un autre monde"

  • Amazing

    Posted by Elizabeth Richards on 26/11/2014

    Absolutely amazig trip at the Chateau du Taureau! The staff is fantasticm and the building is amazing, a trip of a lifetime!!

  • Beutiful home

    Posted by mike rector on 26/11/2014

    Beautiful home, Daniel and the staff are it`s greatest asset, wonderful service.

  • I had the time of my life!

    Posted by David B on 06/06/2010

    Never in my life have I experienced such a wonderful exposure to a beautiful home and surrounding culture. The two weeks we spent here was simply a tease into this amazing region of Provence. I will never forget this awesome place. Incredible! And, as a UCLA water polo player, I must say the pool was the most beautiful I have ever seen. Honestly! I cannot imagine another vacation spot that could be better. Great wine, great people, great countryside. I had the time of my life. Thank you!

  • I want more more more!

    Posted by David B on 28/05/2010

    My alter ego Frasier Crane once said, If less is more, think of how much more more will be. I don't have to think about it any more, I have lived it here at your amazing home. Sumptuous feasts, violin concerts in the chapel, croquet in our whites on the lawn, ballooning, bicycling, and aperitif each night in a more beautiful location. I want more more more! Thanks so much.

  • Magnifique!

    Posted by Cindy C on 26/05/2010

    magnifique! The perfect setting for our family reunion. We came from California, Munich, Germany and Florence, Italy and we don't want to leave! Pool games, shopping trips, wine tasting, cicadas singing, guitars playing and lots of love.

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