A 900 year-old Knights Templar stronghold, now a beautifully restored luxury villa, this property in Provence – Vaucluse, France is a wonderful place for a large group to holiday.
Situated at the foot of Villedieu village and 6km from historic market town Vaison la Romaine. Only 51km from Avignon with Eurostar, TGV and airport.
High standards throughout ensure comfort in spacious Salon, family TV room and library/games room. On the first floor is the Master Suite and seven double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Open fireplace and house heating throughout for all seasons.
In addition to a well equipped kitchen, across the central courtyard summer living is enhanced with barbecue and dining/seating area overlooking the semi-walled swimming pool (15m x 8m). An indoor gymnasium and a hard tennis court add to general enjoyment.
The house itself is wonderful- a gracious pool, several comfortable outdoor sitting areas and just all in all remarkably pleasant- and it’s location at the foot of a pleasant little town and proximity to so many others made it an ideal jumping off point. And lastly, Marguerite is fantastic. She is warm, caring, helpful and a pleasure to be around. She took one of the guests to a hospital when he had an accident (worried that our lack of adequate French would be a problem), she was quick to help wherever she could with advice or problem-solving, and her cooking is superb. In short, she’s an ideal host.
Travelling staff twin-bedded room may be available on request.
(young children by arrangement only)
1) Master Suite: Double bedded + Bathroom (bath/shower/basin x2/WC)
2) Double bedded + bathroom (bath/shower/basin) + WC
3) Double bedded + shower room (shower/basin) + WC
4) Double bedded + extra single + shower room (shower/basin) + WC
5) Twin bedded + bathroom (bath/shower/basin) + WC
6) Double bedded + shower room (shower/basin) + WC
7) Double bedded + shower room (shower/basin) + WC
8) Double bedded + tower shower room (shower/basin) + WC
Wi-Fi, Satelite SKY TV + DVD cinema – ipod dock
swimming pool (May – mid October only) 15m x 8m, No pool heating. Security: sonic alarm + electric cover
tennis court, table tennis, gymnasium, barbecue.
Resident gardiens/housekeeper/gardener. Occasional cooking by arrangement
Cost of let per week in Euro 2021:
(Oct 10 2020/ Apr 24)
(Apr 24/ June 12 & Sept 11 / Oct 9)
(June 12/ Sept 11 )
Christmas & New Year by arrangement
This is the third time we’ve used you over the years and you have been a valuable resource each time, so valuable that I will continue to look to you first for vacation options and recommend that others do the same. As to the house, Chateau de la Baude, this was likely the most pleasant stay we’ve had to date. The house itself is wonderful- a gracious pool, several comfortable outdoor sitting areas and just all in all remarkably pleasant- and its location at the foot of a pleasant little town and proximity to so many others made it an ideal jumping off point. And lastly, Marguerite is fantastic……….2017
Horse riding, cycling trails, river kayak & canoeing, vineyard visits nearby.
Gigondas (14km wine tasting, restaurants + rock formation Les Dentelles de Montmirail). Orange (32km), Châteauneuf-du-Pape & Carpentras (both 35km). Historic Aix en Provence (127km) Airports: 60km Avignon-Provence / 55km Avignon TGV+ Eurostar ; 95km Nimes (Nimes-Arles-Camargue) ; 122km Marseille-Provence; 220km Lyon-Saint Exupery airport + TGV.