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Le Chateau Aubenas, Overview

Privately screened with tall trees and elevated to enjoy the views of rolling hills, the château stands in gated grounds, formally laid with lawns and low hedges, where the shade of a broad branched tree cools an al fresco dining area. Pathways lead to an olive grove, a large sun terrace, and a heatable swimming pool in a pine scented setting, and a barbecue and table tennis add to outdoor leisure; all overseen by the graceful and historic house. But this imposing exterior gives no hint of the transformation within. The huge rooms, high ceilings and hallways remain, but the addition of interconnecting doors makes a practical use of space, and intriguing antiques are now highlighted with contemporary chic décor. The dining room, all white and wood, sets a simple timber table beside an elaborate fireplace; the sitting room is modern, monochrome and minimalist; in the arty, uncluttered bedrooms, old world artefacts are used to great effect; and the tower has been cleverly re-created as a children’s dormitory suite. Cook service can be pre-booked for this unique villa, and Forcalquier’s shops, restaurants and market are 10km away.

Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR

  • Breakfast room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Cloakroom
  • Study

FIRST ROOM

  • 'Tower' Double Bedroom
  • Duplex Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with overhead shower and double basins
  • Double Bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Master Bedroom with bathroom en suite and WC

TWIN/CHILDREN'S ROOM (SPLIT OVER 3 LEVELS)

  • Sitting and playing areas on the first and second levels
  • WC
  • 4 single mattresses (190cm x 70cm) on a third 'tower' level
  • Please note: This is ideal as a children's room and a mattress can also be placed at the second level. This dormitory is not recommended for elderly or young children as stairs are quite steep.

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • A complimentary travel cot
  • A complimentary highchair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Electric plancha

ENTERTAINMENT

  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD player

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Fans available in all bedrooms

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 8m x 5m
  • 0.9m x 1.65m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Gated
  • Pool heating available – price on request 
  • The pool is open from 9 May to 11 September. Outside of these months the pool may be able to be opened for an additional cost

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine