Chateau Vaucluse

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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The exquisite Chateau Vaucluse, a luxury chateau in Provence, was recently renovated to a high standard for 12 guests. The expansive grounds include woodland paths, lovely gardens and a large private pool with dining terrace, barbecue and changing room. The English-speaking caretaker on site will help you organise the holiday you desire.

With eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and vast living spaces indoors and out, this chateau is ideal for large families. You’ll have three cots available to you, and everyone will be entertained with Wi-Fi and Satellite TV with English Freeview channels. The ballroom can be an elegant reception area with grand piano or a games room with table tennis.

The charming village of Vacqueyras nearby (1.5 km) has the shops you need, a small weekly market and a great bar and brasserie. If you’d like to explore the region further, visit the markets at Vaison le Romaine and Carpentras for produce and souvenirs. You’ll also find 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites within an hour’s drive: Pont du Gard, the Roman Amphitheatre in Orange and the Palais des Papes in Avignon.

Reach this exclusive holiday chateau via the Avignon train station (40 km) or the Marseille Provence airport (100 km).

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What you should know…

  • All bedrooms have fans to keep you cool.
  • A car hire is highly recommended.
  • Three cots and highchairs are available on request

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Table Tennis DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Chateau Interior

The magnificent Chateau Vaucluse has 8 Bedrooms. There are six king size beds, four 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, American fridge-freezer, wine fridge, larder fridge, microwave, blender and kettle.

Outside Grounds

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.


Facilities

- DVD player
- Staffed Property
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Satellite TV
- Wi-Fi
- Secure parking
- Hairdryer
- Iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Vaucluse
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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, Vacqueyras, 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 Splashworld, there 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village

(1.4km - 20mins walk)

Nearest Supermarket Sarrians

(8km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

 

 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys

Extras

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:

- Cleaning once a week is included, more frequent cleaning is by arrangement at a reasonable charge.
- Catering

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1250. The security deposit is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels and changed once a week.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside, only permitted outside on the pool terrace.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day flexible.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - May 1st 2019 £6,147
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £6,885
Jun 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 £7,561
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 £9,220
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £7,561
Oct 1st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £6,762
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 £6,147
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 £6,885
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 £7,561
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £9,220

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - May 1st 2019 €6,719
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €7,525
Jun 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 €8,265
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 €10,079
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €8,265
Oct 1st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €7,391
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 €6,719
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 €7,525
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 €8,265
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €10,079

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 19th 2019 - May 1st 2019 $7,596
May 1st 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $8,508
Jun 1st 2019 - Jul 1st 2019 $9,344
Jul 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 $11,394
Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $9,344
Oct 1st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $8,356
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 29th 2020 $7,596
Apr 29th 2020 - May 30th 2020 $8,508
May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020 $9,344
Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $11,394

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

Reviews

  • Simply the Best

    Posted by Steve P on 23/08/2017

    We have just returned from a two-week family holiday spent at Chateau Vaucluse. What a fantastic property! Great location, wonderfully appointed and equipped with a very user friendly layout and large pool with spacious terrace - just perfect. There are always sunny and shady spots around the pool & terrace to suit your mood. There are also separate sitting and dining areas, including a built-in BBQ. Inside, the kitchen has more than everything you will need and is but a few steps from the terrace. Bedrooms are huge with super bathrooms (many en-suite) and very comfortable beds. Ian & Jon, the caretakers who live on-site, are super-efficient and totally unobtrusive. It is difficult to recall a holiday rental that has ticked so many boxes; Chateau Vaucluse is the simply the best we have had.

  • Gorgeous, well-appointed property and great hospitality!

    Created on 28/07/2017

    Our family of 13 adults and children just returned from a wonderful two week stay at the Chateau Vaucluse. The chateau had absolutely every essential and more. On the rare occasion that we needed something, the owner and the caretakers, were responsive, friendly and helpful but never intrusive. (Thanks again for the late night birthday candle lighter!). The bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and all uniquely beautiful. Our favorite spot was the pool area though. Great views, great deck chairs and lounge furniture and a big, glorious saltwater pool! We were in town for Fete des Vins. It was a really fun way to taste many great wines and to see how spirited this little village community is. We hope to be back soon!

  • Dream Chateau in Provence

    Posted by Karl W. on 22/08/2016

    Just got back from Chateau Vaucluse having spent a wonderful week with friends and family at this beautiful property. Many thanks to the very gracious owner, the hospitable caretakers and not least the chef, who provided 2 great 4-course dinners!
    This is the 6th Chateau I've booked over the last 10 years and this is by far the best for many different reasons:

    1. The location, in the middle of hundreds of acres of vineyards in Cotes du Rhone on a hill just outside a beautiful old village, is spectacular.

    2. The property is beautiful and the attention to detail is fabulous. Everything is very well laid out - the pool is next to the Bar-B-Q which is next to the kitchen. On those beautiful summer evenings in Provence, there's nothing better than wining and dining outdoors on the terrace overlooking the beautiful countryside.

    3. The bedrooms and bathrooms, just like the rest of the house, have everything you need. Although it's a very old property, all the amenities everywhere, are super modern and function extremely well.

    4. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped for both indoor AND outdoor cooking. We were 12 adults, a teenager and an infant. A cot and high chair were provided for the infant. There was a pool alarm, which was great security, plenty of outdoor and indoor games, lounge chairs and couches/umbrellas for total relaxation.

    I could go on but there lacked for nothing! Needless to say, the week went by exceedingly quickly!!

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