For Sale: 15-Bedroom Château Near Avignon
This stunning 15-bedroom château, portions of which date to the 15th century, is set in an enviable position in the greater Avignon area, just on the border of the Vaucluse and the Languedoc-Roussillon. The area offers excellent transport links and is the perfect base for discovering the gems of Provence, such as the picturesque hill-top villages of the Luberon, and the abundant wildlife of the Camargue.
The château, which has been restored to a very high standard, is also within easy reach of some of France’s most beautiful beaches. Of course, Provence is also famous for its vineyards and is one of France’s main producers of quality rosé wines.
Situated behind entrance gates and down a long, tree-lined driveway through romantic parkland, the château, its capacious grounds and equally historic ancillary buildings are sheltered from prying eyes by a stock of three hundred year old trees.
Outside the main entrance lies a courtyard with a beautiful stone pond and overlooking this classic vista is a large infinity pool, beyond which lie vast lawns, bordered by a stream and bridges.
The main dwelling, a former 17th-century oil mill, features multiple reception rooms and two guest apartments – one in the former chapel, the second boasting a private swimming pool. A little further away sits the former silkworm nursery, which has been converted into reception/conference rooms, and the two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage. On the opposite side sits a totally independent guest cottage.
Each elegant detail of these buildings express their rich heritage – from the wonderful cross-vaulted ceilings of the main house’s private reception rooms and its outstanding 18th-century stone staircase to the bright, generously sized en-suite bedrooms.
This rare property would make an outstanding family home or centre for luxurious events, receptions and conference activities.
Location: Avignon, Provence
Living Space: 2,000sqm
Land: 13.8 acres
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