Chateau Elegance

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Sleeps: 12 - 16 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

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Surrounded by woodland and vineyards beyond, Château Élégance offers guests an authentic French experience in a beautifully restored château close to Provençal villages and market towns yet also within reach of the French Riviera and its glorious coastline.

This home may be filled with art, antiques and a refined sense of style yet its true beauty lies in the simplicity of its elegance. Dating back to the mid-1700s, the château has been wonderfully renovated to respect its heritage and reflects the lifestyle of a bygone era. Yet, alongside its marble entrance, wood panelled library and piano room, you will also find a light-filled lounge with high-end furnishings and the most graceful kitchen leading through to a shady terrace, outdoor kitchen and contemporary barbecue.

Across the first and second floor, the ten sophisticated bedrooms are just as impressive, most with king-size doubles including the romantic master bedroom with its freestanding bath and shower in the château’s tower. High-quality linen alongside ornate detailing in many of the bathrooms add to the sense of understated luxury that guests can expect here.

As you wander around the French gardens you will find ample spots to relax with a glass of Côtes de Provence Rosé, perhaps from the neighbouring vineyards that border the estate’s woodland. Listen to the trickle of the fountain as you gaze at the château’s elegant façade. Lie back by the 13m long swimming pool, also home to a luxurious pool house and fitness room. Enjoy a game of boules before gathering together to dine al-fresco beneath the shady oaks and pines in this truly idyllic setting.

It's a 5km drive to nearby Lorgues, a charming village that comes alive on a Tuesday morning when it hosts the Var’s largest market selling all sorts of regional delicacies. Other hilltop gems scattered across the Provençal landscapes include Flayosc, Ampus and Callas whilst the nearby town of Draguignan is also wonderful on market day.

Explore the natural beauty of this part of southern France whether hiking by the waterfalls at Cascade de Sillans or canoeing within the incredible Verdon Natural Regional Park. Head south to the chestnut and oak forests of the Massif des Maures, coming across characterful villages such as La Garde-Freinet.

Those seeking the sea should drive to the stunning Côte d'Azur – from Saint-Tropez to Cannes, there is a great choice of sandy shores and French Riviera towns to discover, the closest being the superb seaside resorts of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël only a 40-minute drive away.

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What you should know…

  • The 16-guest price includes access to 8 bedrooms, whilst the 12-guest price includes access to 6 bedrooms. Please see the 'Features' tab for further details. 
  • A wheelchair-accessible bedroom can be created on the ground floor using one of the beds from the upstairs bedrooms - this is on request only at the time of booking.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer Gym/Fitness Room Heating RWC-Nice

1) 16-guest price = 8 bedrooms The second floor twin bedroom and one of the second floor double bedrooms (not ensuite) will not be accessible
2) 12-guest price = 6 bedrooms The second floor twin bedroom, one of the second floor double bedrooms (not ensuite) and the first floor 2-bedroom apartment will not be accessible

Château Interiors

Main Floor

-    Entrance hall
-    Living room
-    Piano room
-    Library
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, professionally equipped including dishwasher, oven, fridge, Nespresso machine
-    Accessible shower room

A wheelchair-accessible bedroom can be created on the ground floor, on request only and with advance notice.

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with double bed (180x200cm), walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm)
-    Bathroom with shower and WC
-    2-bedroom apartment with kitchen, lounge, balcony access, two bedrooms with double bed (180x200cm each) and bathroom with shower and WC

Second Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower, bath and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm) and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm each) and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm each)
-    Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm)
-    Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm)
-    Bathroom with shower and WC
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (13x6m, depth: 0.9-2.5m) with safety alarm
-    Pool house with WC, shower, kitchen and fitness room
-    Poolside sun loungers and parasols
-    Covered terrace with outdoor kitchen and barbecue
-    Various al-fresco dining or lounge areas
-    Boules court
-    Fountain and pond
-    Garden and grounds
-    Parking (four cars)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    Fans
-    Boules
-    Exercise bikes
-    Children's water toys and books
-    Hairdryers (x8)
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Elegance
Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Château Élégance is at the end of a tree-lined driveway in the beautiful Dracénie region of Provence, part of the Var department and only a 5km drive from the Provençal village of Lorgues.

Lorgues is a delightful place with charming lanes, historic homes and characterful fountains. On a Tuesday morning the village comes alive as it hosts one of the Var’s largest Provençal markets selling wonderful regional produce alongside fabrics, clothes, crafts, bags, plants and so much more. The village has a handful of restaurants and café-bars or drive just south of Lorgues to Chez Bruno, a Michelin starred restaurant specialising in truffles.

Wine-connoisseurs should visit the famous winery at Château de Berne, around a 15-minute drive away, or tour other highly regarded vineyards including a neighbouring wine-château which produces high-end wines and offers picturesque walks through the vines.

There are so many other historic market towns and characterful villages across this part of southern France. Soak up the bustling ambience in Draguignan, around 8km by car, home to a medieval quarter, grand boulevards, a twice-weekly market and other shopping opportunities. Then drive further into the Provençal landscapes of woodland, olive trees and vineyards coming across pretty villages such as Flayosc, Ampus, Callas and Montferrat.

Yet more natural beauty can be found at the waterfalls at Cascade de Sillans, especially wonderful for hikers. Meanwhile, the most adventurous can drive north towards Aups (30km) and onwards to the incredible Verdon Natural Regional Park where there’s canoeing, kayaking, rock-climbing and some of France’s most outstanding natural scenery.

Heading further south, discover idyllic villages of the Massif des Maures such as La Garde-Freinet (35km) and Le Plan-de-la-Tour (41km), reached via winding mountain roads passing chestnut trees and oak forests.

The Côte d'Azur is another fine day out – the elegant French Riviera resorts of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël are around a 40-minute drive away, home to beautiful stretches of coastline. There are some stunning coastal walking trails beyond Saint-Raphaël towards Plage d’Agay, backed by the magnificent Massif de l'Esterel. Even further along the coast, the glamour of Cannes and the historic charm of Antibes are both just over an hour away by car.

Sainte-Maxime (40km) is another charming seaside resort with sandy shores, watersports and other family attractions whilst upmarket Saint-Tropez is around an hours drive away (or combine the two and hop on a ferry from Sainte-Maxime to the much-loved former fishing village).

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Toulon Hyères Airport

(82km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nice Airport

(89km)

Nearest Train Station Les Arcs - Draguignan

(13km)

Nearest Village Lorgues

(5km)

Nearest Restaurant Lorgues

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(5.5km)

Nearest Town Draguignan

(8km)

Nearest Beach Fréjus/Sainte-Maxime

(38km/40km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Vidauban

(18km)

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 Kids Ideal for Teens

In this part of southern France there are ample activities for families, whether you adore nature and the outdoors or hope to spend lazy days by the beach on the French Riviera.

Look out for the tree-top adventure park a short drive away near Flayosc, Flay’Forest, with courses for a variety of ages. There is another similar style park just north of Vidauban which offers tree-top adventures as well as canoeing and kayaking along the Argens river and an open-air inflatable playground for youngsters aged 3-12.

In the height of the summer, the Base Nature De La Dracénie features an inflatable waterpark alongside trampolines and a waterplay area. Meanwhile, animal lovers may enjoy spending time at the ZooParc Du Cannet Des Maures, about a 20-minute drive away.

The beaches of the French Riviera can be reached in around forty minutes - Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël are great for families with fantastic sandy shores, watersports and many other activities whilst Sainte-Maxime is another popular seaside resort with a relaxed ambience, also home to a waterpark in the summer months.  

A little further afield, you may wish to experience the vibe at Saint-Tropez’ Pampelonne Beach, much-loved for its watersports, or head to Cannes for the day with its palm-fringed shores and boat trips.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's books
  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Pack Included
  • Fruit Baskets/Charcuterie Platters Delivery Available
  • Fresh Flowers 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 included at this property:

- Welcome pack with local delicacies

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Catering (including meal on evening of arrival)
- Fruit baskets/charcuterie platters
- Breakfast (croissants/fresh bread or local delicacies from garden)
- Restaurant reservations
- Grocery shopping/pre-stocked fridge
- Fresh flowers
- Help arranging special events (birthdays, anniversaries etc.)
- Car rental and car washing
- Transfers to and from the château
- Mid-stay cleaning if staying over one week (optional)

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

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 €5000 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5pm - 7pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
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.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
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.
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 16-guest price includes access to 8 bedrooms, whilst the 12-guest price includes access to 6 bedrooms. Please enquire should you require further details.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 £13,468
Sep 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2023 £9,606
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £13,468
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 £9,606

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 £16,364
Sep 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2023 £12,502
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £16,364
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 £12,502

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 €14,997
Sep 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2023 €10,697
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €14,997
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 €10,697

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 €18,222
Sep 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2023 €13,922
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €18,222
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 €13,922

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 $15,246
Sep 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2023 $10,875
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $15,246
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 $10,875

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 $18,525
Sep 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2023 $14,153
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $18,525
Sep 1st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 $14,153

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?
More than 10 years.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
It gave us the same feeling as the movie “The Good Year”.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
At the end of tree-lined driveway, where you would expect a stone farmhouse or Provencal mansion, you find a spectacular chateau holding court over a French garden. The construction of the building dates back to the 18th century, around 1750. The estate, however, appears to be older. In 1307, the order of the Knights Templar passed it on to that of Saint John of Jerusalem. It, in turn, belonged to the clergy and nobility before it became national property in the revolution. From 1865 to 1923, the Leclerc de Juigne de Lassigny family took over ownership. Subsequently it was the Viscount of Rohan Chabot, colonel of the cavalry and husband of Marie d'Agay, who took charge. The Château is more than an architectural genre, it reflects an elegant French lifestyle.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
If you would like to experience some culture, it is possible to travel to cities such as Saint Tropez and Toulon, where you can visit the National Maritime Museum or the Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds Cathedral. Other cities that are worth a visit include Tourtour, Cotignac and Aups. Another gem of this area is the village of Thoronet and it’s abbey, the oldest monastery of the region and considered by many as the best example of Roman architecture in Provence.

If you would like to visit a market, there is plenty of choice in Provence. On Tuesdays, there is the farmers’ market in Lorgues, one of the largest markets in the Var. 

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