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"Domaine De Favaze is a unique French Chateau dating from 1308, where themed rooms are full of original period features and works of art."

  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
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  Highlights...

  • The property is steeped in history - built in 1308, walking around Domaine De Favaze is like an enchanting history lesson
  • It's unlike any other property we've encountered - we're not exaggerating when we say you'll never go to another place like this
  • There are 7 wonderful tables throughout the property for dining (one for each day of the week!)
  • The house is supplied with water from a local spring, straight from the tap!
  • Just a 20 minute drive from Montpellier and the coast

  You should know...

  • The garden, though substantial (it's roughly 3,500m²) can only be accessed by crossing a road on the cul-de-sac. On a busy day you might see two cars go past!
  • The property is not ideally suited to toddlers, or children under 5 as there are so many delicate ornaments, furnishings and artworks.

The Details...

Built in 1308, Domaine De Favaze is one of the oldest properties on our portfolio and certainly one with the richest past! Dating back to the time of the Knights Templar, this stunningly characterful property was originally built as a bergerie (essentially a sheep pen!) and over the years, the rest of the house was built around it. It gives the chateau’s floor plan a really organic, homely feel – it’s obvious that this is one house that grew as much as it was built.

Domaine De Favaze was renovated around 25 years ago, and the owner (who lives here when it isn’t booked up) really stamped their own personal style on the property. The natural stone walls have been turned into a feature, and while they’re plastered and painted in a couple of areas the majority of the interior shows off the true charm of the bare walls – where they haven’t been covered in beautiful fabrics! The ancient structure also provided a few challenges during the renovation, especially when it came to plumbing. In the end though, this just meant that the owner and his team of builders had to use their imaginations a little – don’t be surprised to open what you think is a cupboard and finding a shower instead, which only adds to the magic of the place.

Domaine De Favaze’s decoration and interior has been inspired by the owner’s experience of a journey on the Orient Express, and as such has a beautiful Art Deco look. The property boasts six bedrooms, with two rooms that are ideal for kids. The living room has an extraordinary 14th century ceiling and contains many beautiful paintings, ornaments and object d’art, as well as a dining table overlooking the pool that easily seats 12 guests! There is an indoor winter garden salon with exotic flowers and a superb outdoor swimming pool and terrace area. There is also an indoor sauna in the annex and, amazingly, the water in the taps is all-natural spring water taken from a nearby source!

Kola the housekeeper lives next door and is there to help you to enjoy what will be a unique holiday experience. The Domaine De Favaze is great if you like the beach too, as it's just a 20 minute drive from Montpellier and the coast.

This is a stunning property with tons to discover (you’ll have as much fun exploring it as you will in the beautiful surrounding countryside) and the pool, sauna and sun-soaked terraces make relaxing in this gem an absolute treat.

The property has six bedrooms (two are mini suites ideal for kids and one is on the ground floor, which is great for older guests who might find stairs a challenge), all of which have either a shower or bath.

The chateau has an old-world kitchen (all of the units are hand-built by a local artisan) and a dining room with views over the pool – as well as that, the owner is more than happy to let you use his crystal and silver for your dinners! There are three downstairs salons, each with its own distinctive charm. One of the salons has large stone thick walls, keeping it cool year round, making it the perfect spot to relax, play the piano, or simply watch TV. Another is complete with Moroccan style horseshoe arches and cushioned seating area.

In the annexe there is a sauna for exclusive use of the guests. There is also a Spa Leisure garden, a large ground floor bedroom with bathroom suite that leads out to the outdoor terrace. There are two WCs downstairs and Wifi internet access available at the house.

On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

The tranquil winter garden is found at the top of the main staircase, with art deco mirrors and posters, an exquisite blue and white tiled floor, and a skylight to illuminate the many precious ornaments.

Leading off from the winter garden is the largest room in the house, a grand bedroom entered from a mini imperial staircase, with a double bed and a single, perfect for families. There is a spiral staircase that leads down to an awesome bathroom with his and hers sinks, jacuzzi with tiled mural, sauna, shower, curtained dressing room and fogged glass door leading out to the courtyard.

A staircase next to the front door provides separate access to one of the many wings of this fascinating house. At the top of the stairs you find a poppy flower themed dining room with a piano and outdoor terrace.
Leading off from this dining room are two double bedrooms, one of which connects to the rest of the house through a secret door from one of the bathrooms. This room is decorated with yellow and green striped wallpaper, and has a spiral staircase with beautiful floral metal work that leads to a study and library built into the newly-constructed tower. The study has glorious views of the countryside through large windows, and there's a corner sofa surrounded by books, great for relaxing or indulging in some artistic pursuits if you feel so inclined!

In addition there is an Art Nouveau bedroom and romantic bedroom filled with velvet that offers a private shower and toilet.

Relax in the stunning fully independent 1930's style bedroom room adorned with rosewood walls, tiles and mirrors. The room also has a private shower and toilet.

Outside there is a private courtyard with lemon and orange trees, two dining terraces with leather armchairs and the swimming pool with patterned tiling. To the front of the house there is a vast expanse of land where it is safe for the children to play, and though this is over a road the lack of houses in the cul-de-sac means there’s very little traffic.

Features...

  • Bath
  • Chef for hire
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Family Friendly
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Games equipment
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
  • Great for Families
  • Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Maid service
  • Off road free parking
  • Rural location
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Sauna
  • Shower
  • Stereo music system
  • Swimming pool (private)
  • Television
  • Washing machine

Nearby...

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Markets
  • Mountain Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting

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