Entrance to the estatePure spring waters
Enchanting château in magnificent gardens
Enchanting château in magnificent gardens
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
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The Pavillon is located inside a glorious private estate, considered one of the most beautiful domains of the Côte d’Azur. The estate boasts an award-winning olive oil and renowned historical gardens.

Tucked away from the bustle of the coast, but close enough to enjoy the fun of the Riviera, the Pavillon is a place of retreat, contemplation and rejuvenation. The atmosphere is magical and serene.

Historic yet fully renovated, this is an independent wing of an authentic family castle.

The space

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ACCESSIBILITY

Due to the various pools and terraces on the property, the Pavillon is not suitable for children under 12 years.

The three floors are connected by spiral staircases. (For those with mobility issues, the Venice Bedroom is located on the ground floor.)

LOCATION

• The château is located in the area of Provence leading into the Alps (the "Alpes-Maritimes"), between the villages of Berre-les-Alpes and Contes. It is situated in the hills at 400 meters altitude.

• 30 minutes drive to the city of Nice

• 35 minutes drive to Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport

• 40 minutes to the seaside villages of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Villefranche-sur-mer, Cap Ferrat

AMENITIES

• WiFi

• Fresh spring water

• Excellent central heating

• Provençal window shutters (providing complete blackout)

• High thread-count linens and towels

• Selection of comfortable pillows

• Deep clawfoot tub

• Dishwasher and microwave

• Fully stocked kitchen pantry

• Nespresso selection

• Flat-screen satellite television

• iPod provided (with Spotify Premium service)

• Sound system (indoor + outdoor)

• DVD player & HDMI connector (for your laptop computer)

• Range of yoga podcasts (for deepening practice)

• Pétanque set

• Quality bath amenities

• Perfume table with selection of artisanal French fragrances

EXTRA SERVICES AVAILABLE

• Airport transfer (via chauffeur or helicopter)

• Massage therapist

• French lessons, yoga lessons, archery lessons, watercolor lessons, horse riding lessons

• Hairdresser, beautician, portrait photographer, elder companion, tour guide, driver

• Private chef (for a special dinner), musicians (for a special dinner)

WEEK-BY-WEEK BOOKING

This property is available on a weekly basis — checking-in on a Saturday afternoon and checking-out on a Saturday morning.

Please ensure that both your check-in and check-out date is a Saturday. (If you prefer to depart earlier than Saturday, the whole week up to Saturday must still be booked.)

NOTES ON THE BEDROOMS

Please be aware that the Blue Bedroom is directly adjacent to the Honeymoon Bedroom, with an enfilade door connecting the two bedrooms. (This door can be locked; however the bedrooms are in close proximity.)

Therefore if guests occupying the Honeymoon Bedroom wish for total privacy, they should also occupy the Blue Bedroom — i.e. consider the entire first floor (with both bedrooms) as a "suite".

Please also be aware that the Venice Bedroom on the ground floor is located right next to the kitchen/dining room.

Guest access

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FITNESS FACILITIES

• 13-meter heated swimming pool

• The Hermitage yoga studio (with elliptical trainer)

• Archery range

• Badminton on the lower lawn

• Table tennis

• Pétanque

Note: Fitness facilities are shared with owners when owners are in residence, but guests have priority (i.e. owners won't use at the same time).

Interaction with guests

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PRIVACY

The Pavillon is a completely independent residence: the eastern wing of the château, separated from the western residence by a clock tower.

While assistance is always available to guests, privacy and solitude are deeply respected.

The gardens and fitness facilities are shared, however priority is always given to guests.

For security there are two gardeners (husband and wife) who live on the edge of the property, in the Farm House staff building.

Active times on the estate are olive harvest (November) and olive pruning (April).  The rest of the time there are just two gardeners maintaining the garden.  They are very discreet, and naturally provide visitors privacy.

Other things to note

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MEALS AND FOOD SHOPPING

Please let us know in advance if you are interested in hiring a Cook/Housekeeper for your stay (additional €1,000 per week). We can arrange this service for you, and staff accommodation is provided in our Farm House building on the estate.

The service includes preparation and clean-up of all meals, daily maid service, and running errands down in the village.

If you choose this option, please notify in advance of any allergies and food preferences (including vegetarianism), so that meals can be prepared according to your taste.

Guests must provide cash for grocery shopping during their stay.

GROCERY SHOPPING

If you prefer to prepare your own meals, the local village is eight minutes drive away on a steep, winding road. It has a bakery, butcher, fresh produce store and pharmacy. A large supermarket is fifteen minutes drive away (near the entrance of the highway to Nice).

However, in our opinion at least, the local village is not a tourist destination for strolling. It's just functional.

BREAKFAST DELIVERY

Daily morning delivery of croissants and baguette can be arranged for €15 per day.

MAID SERVICE

If you would like housekeeping during your stay, please let us know in advance. Housekeeping can be arranged for €15/hour.

At late notice this service will depend on availability.

WINE

A small selection of local wines is available for purchase at the château (cash only). A vast range of wine is available for same-day or next-day delivery via a wine delivery service (which accepts credit cards).

NEARBY RESTAURANTS

Lunch excursions in the region are fun. In the surrounding hills there are perched medieval villages to visit (such as Peillon), and there are great restaurants on the coast.

Most guests prefer to spend evenings in residence. (This is why a full-time Cook/Housekeeper can be arranged, to prepare and clean up after all meals.)

CREATURE COMFORTS

Due to the altitude, the days are sunny but the evenings are pleasantly cool.

There is no need for air conditioning, because the stone walls of the château are several feet thick. The traditional Provençal shutters also guard against heat.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

• Check-in after 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

• Check-out by 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

• The Pavillon accommodates a maximum of 5 adults.

• Outside visitors to the estate are not permitted without consulting the owners.

• If the premises appear dirty or damaged upon check-in, please inform owner immediately.

• Please allow owner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection when necessary. This access will always be exercised in a reasonable manner.

• Pool towels are provided. (Please do not take white bathroom towels to the swimming pool.)

• A private phone landline is available for receiving calls. (Please only make an outgoing call on this line if urgent.)

• Please keep all doors and windows closed when not in residence, especially since birds sometimes fly indoors and get trapped.

• There is a high risk of forest fire in the region. Please be aware of this danger.
Please never smoke cigarettes anywhere in the garden. Please also do not smoke indoors.  Please only smoke cigarettes on the patio outside the kitchen, and always use an ashtray.  Thank you!

• Please report any malfunctioning equipment as soon as possible, so that it can be repaired quickly.

• Swimming pool and yoga studio are shared with owners if owners are in residence, but guests have priority (i.e. owners won't use the facilities at the same time).

• Bed linens are changed weekly, on Friday or Saturday.

• Due to the various pools and terraces on the property, the Pavillon is not suitable for children under 12 years unless supervised by a full-time nanny.

• The owner and staff cannot be held accountable or be held liable in any way, for any injury or loss which may befall the guest, their family, or their guests while on the property.

• Pets are sometimes permitted, depending on size and training. A pet cleaning surcharge will apply (5% of rent), plus a refundable pet security deposit (10% of rent) in case of damage.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The three floors of the Pavillon are connected by spiral staircases. (But for those with mobility issues, the Venice Bedroom is on the ground floor.)

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
7 nights minimum stay.
From Feb 19, 2017 - Feb 18, 2020 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

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Julius User Profile
September 2017
This place is just spectacular - we had a wonderful stay in this one-of-a-kind location! The interior is incredibly clean, the rooms are decorated up to the tiniest details and the garden, pool and terrace are nothing less than breathtakingly beautiful. Cate gave us a very warm welcome and provided everything we could ask for (even a lovely welcome-basket). We plan on coming back as often as possible - it's worth every Cent (and probably even more).

Aleksandra User Profile
August 2017
The Pavilion is such a breathtaking place - much better than in the photos! Our time there was wonderful, everything we hoped for. It was calm, quiet and the view is absolutely wonderful! Perfect for anyone who wants to take a break from everyday life and relax. The rooms were big and tidy, everything was spotless and although there wasn't A/C, the inside stayed refreshingly cold on its own. The staff is very friendly and doesn't interfere with your privacy at all. So, all in all, it was a very pleasant holiday at The Pavilion and my family and me enjoyed it greatly and would be glad to visit next summer!

Zheng User Profile
July 2017
This is a magical place. Very beautiful and exactly as the pictures show, or even better. Everything is perfect and the hostess couldn't be nicer and more helpful in every way. We certainly enjoyed every day during our 2-week stay. I hope to come back!

Charles User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful hidden gem and a perfect retreat to relax and unwind. Highly recommended.

Angela User ProfileAngela is a superhost.
June 2017
This is a magic place and one of the best kept secrets in the South of France. It has been a private family estate for centuries and only recently opened its gates to a few selected airbnb guests. I have traveled the world and feel grateful that I had the opportunity to spend the most relaxed week of my life with my father from Germany, daughter from Los Angeles and a friend from Massachusetts in this gorgeous castle. What a find. A haven, where one can relax in the sun or shade, escape the world for a bit, or within half an hour's drive can find the best restaurants, museums and beaches. But you really want to return to this haven and delight in listening to the birds and bees in the linden trees, and daydream at the pool filled with spring water, watching the dragon flies during the day and bats at dusk. There are so many beautiful spots in the gardens, which were carefully cultivated over hundreds of years. Trees so old, you feel their strength and sense their stories, when resting on one of the stone benches to meditate. And then, there is the fun and laughter and generosity of Cate, the hostess, who couldn’t be more charming, interesting and welcoming. Even before arriving, communication was heart felt and a breeze. At her chateau, we felt right at home in our country kitchen, in the comfort of the salon and bedrooms, on the terrace, or, my daughter’s favorite, in the round study at the top of the tower, which allows a spectacular view and writers to feel inspired. Always hard to tell, what was the best moment of the vacation, when they were so many beautiful ones on this trip. It might have been filling the glass bottles outside at the springs with the sweetest clearest fresh water, to carry it back to the kitchen and pick a lemon or two on the way. This treat, to drink this fetched, cool spring water, felt extra special and delicious, worth telling others, one story from our perfect vacation. We all hope we will return one day.

Stephanie User Profile
March 2017
This place is exquisite! The whole experience was wonderful, and we're already planning our return. It’s a bit like entering a dream. The gardens are magical, as if you’ve walked into a movie. Or traveled back in time. The house offered every comfort we needed. We slept incredibly well, and throwing open the shutters every morning was a joy. Loved the deep old-fashioned bathtub. Especially the fact that all the water comes straight from the springs, so you’re bathing in fresh spring water. Amazing. The olive oil is delicious, we didn't expect this detail — we're not surprised it's won so many awards, it elevates every meal. The only complaint we had was that the fridge was temperamental, freezing our food even when set at the lowest temperature. But they already ordered a replacement fridge, so that problem is being addressed. We imagined that we would do many excursions in the region, but in the end we had little desire to leave the property! So the only recommendation we can offer is the coastal cliff walk at Cap Ferrat, which was gorgeous. We left feeling transformed. What a healing and special place. And we would especially recommend this space to anyone who wants to concentrate on a creative project, since the atmosphere is so inspiring and serene.

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