Chateau St Marthe (H47)
This grand 19th Century Chateau St Marthe is charming, providing a huge amount of outside and inside room to stretch one's holiday wings, and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. It has a full sized tennis court, a very large 12mx6m swimming pool, a park boasting tall, mature Mediterranean pines, ensuring total peace and tranquility, and it is close to the local town of Roujan with a few restaurants and good local shops and markets. Beaches are only 35 minutes away.
The Chateau has definitely seen better and more affluent times, but original features like oak doors and parquet floors, marble fireplaces and some interesting pieces of furniture are still in place. One could describe it as 'shabby chic' although it is undergoing renovation of the interior and exterior bit by bit. All the spaces are so massive and the ceilings are so high that if an occasional cobweb or stained wall paper bothers you, this place is not worth contemplating. However, if you like the idea of staying in an historical Chateau with loads of room, vast halls, very large bedrooms and a lovely 'gardienne' called Marie who has been working for the family for 40 years and is a wizard at local cuisine (she can cook twice a week on request regional delicacies like lapin a la moutarde, paella, etc) you will not be disappointed.
Extensive refurbishment of the kitchen has been carried out, so it is now completely modern with a mediterranean feel in warm yellows and ochres, modern cooking surfaces, and a large cooker. The dining room and the living room with parquet floors are very 'belle epoch' and they both give onto the outside terrace via tall elegant French door. The downstairs hallway as well as the impressive stairs could probably do with a lick of paint but the floor tiles are lovely and the sheer volume of the place make up for any cosmetic inadequacy.
The upstairs bedrooms are large and luminous and three have ensuite or adjoining bathrooms. This place is ideal for two or three families who like to be together but enjoy not stepping on each other's toes.
The park provides plenty of opportunity to stroll (may be even jog! be careful and keep an eye on toddlers because it comprises about 3 acres), sit out or play ball games on the 'rough' lawn next to the pool. The full size tennis court and table tennis give even more opportunity for games and entertainment.
This property has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 people
|Bedroom 1||1 Double||2|
|Bedroom 2||1 Double||2|
|Bedroom 3||1 Double||2|
|Bedroom 4||1 Double||2|
|Bedroom 5||3 Single/Twin||3|
|Bedroom 6||2 Single/Twin||2|
|Bedroom 7||1 Double||2|
This property has 5 bathrooms
|Kitchen||Clothes DryerOvenWashing MachineRefrigeratorCoffee MakerDish WasherCooking UtensilsFreezerToasterBlender|
|Internet||Hi-speed InternetWireless Internet|
|Outside||Tennis CourtParkingGarden Chairs|
|Rate Category||Period||Rates||Minimum Stay|
€705 per Night
*** Default rates are subject to change. Please confirm the rates prior to booking.
Property Availability (Next 12 Months)
Please contact the owner directly to confirm availability for your travel dates.
Location Type: Town