|Property type||chateau / country house|
Bastide Le Castelet. Rare original Bastide Provencal with top standard and atmosphere. Renovated with respect to history with boule, cave, century old cypresses and olive trees. Cabanon (cottagehut) with fireplace for relaxing evenings in the vineyard. Spa, barbeque area, outdoor kitchen and pool house with dinner possibilities for 60 dining guests at the pool side. Elevator from the bedrooms to the kitchen and living space and to the pool level. Ideal for Mediterranean holiday, birthday parties, marriages or a business stay. Beautiful reception room with French windows opening onto the terraces. Caretakers tending to the garden and pool, maid and cooking service, gated premises, alarm, flat satellite TVs, DVD, CD, free internet, WiFi, color printer and copier, fax, Complete outdoor-indoor-underwater sound system B&O. The guest house is a charming independent house. Fully equipped kitchen with fireplace, American fridge. 3 bedrooms with fantastic view and AC. Suitable for a family.
We're a hardworking couple writing books, making films and doing research. The premise is used also for our professional work with a perfect studio environment. Our children are also in the field of research and studying so there's books all over the place and lots of musical options.
Le Castelet purchased this chateau / country house in 1998
We fell in love with the house and could not stop thinking about it when the snow fell in Sweden.The house needed to be taken care of – it was a true challenge to restore an original building without destroying its original beauty.
Le Castelet was originally a castel overlooking the surrounding mountains. One part of the stone walls originates from the Roman period, but most parts of the bastide was constructed during the medieval time.
It is a calm area where you wake up to the singing of the birds and still it is close to Nice Airport and the Med. One can even see the fireworks in Cannes during the festivals from the premise – but without having the congestion! There is a canal meandering in the nature just five minutes away, perfect for jogging and there are small villages close by.
Every time upon arriving to le Castelet is a small wonder; we change perspectives, the stress is literally fading away, the computer life is not important any more, the big stove and the fire place has far more attraction. The kids – nowadays youngsters -are There, not like at home where we hardly see them. Just being together is fantastic and the place is big enough for always welcoming friends to stay. We play the piano, listen to music, stroll in the gardens or decide to go for a boule round or a swimming tour. As a matter of fact we rarely leave le Castelet even though the Med is just half an hour away. Well we might go for an early dive when the sun rises or in October-November when the sea is still warm and the tourists have gone.This must be one of the very best spots of Europe.
You will find the guestbook under the heading "further details" above. Please see also our website.
15-20 min drive to Cannes, la Napoul/Mandelieu beaches.
Nice Aeroport Côte d'Azur: 35 minutes. Road description. Use of car is necessary. Parking place for 10-12 cars on the property. In the two small villages Cabris and Peymeinade (walking distance if you have good legs) you will find all you need, supermarket, shops, bars, cafés, weekly markets, bakeries, butchers and good restaurants. 10 min away you will find the famous two-star restaurant Bastide Saint Antoine and in Grasse you can eat really good Oriental food.
The famous perfume town Grasse with its old picturesque town is only 10 min away. The house is situated in between the two original villages Cabris and Peymeinade where you find the typical Provencal lifestyle still existing away from the busy coastal area. But if you want to the Riviera life is only half an hour away.
The mountains are perfect for hikes, climbing and canyoning but also for a stroll along the real Route Napoleon starting some 800m behind the house.
A sample of genuin comments:“We enjoy a lot your magnificent Bastide.
All my party has his best stay ever.
We love Le Castelet, we love the location, we love the pools....”, all my party still dream about Le Castelet...”
J-F Bourne, June 2010, St Barth
“Tomorrow we are leaving after a superb week. Wonderful house en atmosphere! Everyone very very positive.”
Rienstra, The Netherlands, July 2010
”Your house is very beautiful as you know and we had a fantastic time. The pool arrangement and the out door kitchen truly was perfect for children. It was a memorable week for all.
I will certainly recommend Le Castelet to all of our friends.”
Dix, Ohio, USA, July 2010
“Thank you for allowing my family to stay in your amazing home - we had an unforgettable time.
This was our sixth family holiday and we have been to some fantastic places and stayed in beautiful houses – Tuscany ,the Alps ,Majorca etc but it was a unanimous vote that this was indeed the best for lots of reasons. The house has been beautifully refurbished - we would love to know more of the history.”
Brandon, UK, August, 2010
“Just to say that we very much enjoyed your house and my Birthday week was a very successful week.
The house is wonderful and sunshine does a lot of good.
I think most guest enjoyed the pools best, we split in ladies and gentlemen’s side!”
Groot, UAE August 2010
“We just love Le Castelet. It is so beautiful here! We all had a lovely time at Le Castelet. It was so beautiful and more amazing then we expected”.
King, UK, September 2010
“I attach some photographs from the wedding. We’ve had a great time and Le Castelet was a very good choice!”
Wedding at le Castelet, UK Sept 2010
“Well, we are back from France and the 9 days at Le Castelet was definitely the highlight! Everything went brilliantly! We had a wonderful week - hopefully we will get back to Le Castelet in the next year or two!”
Wade, Australia October 2010
|Pet Fee||A$1 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$7,115|
Please visit our homepage for further information and more photos. Security deposit €5000 by bank transfer 3 weeks before arrival, repayable within 28 days after departure, due to a satisfactory return of the property. Payment conditions. Payment by bank transfer is preferred. 30% is required when signing the contract to confirm the booking. The balance is required 8 weeks before the beginning of the rental.
Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time 15:00. Departure time 10:00.
Notes on prices:
The bastide price includes both houses, no extra charges for the guest-house. Prices are for the premise per week in euros and for the agreed number of guests. VAT and final cleaning not included.Extra cleaning and dinner service available. Fresh bread for breakfast is delivered every day. Flowers and champagne as a welcoming gesture. Please feel welcome!
30% upon signing, security deposit and full payment no later than 12 weeks upon arrival