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Luxury Hilltop in Provence. Magnificent sea view. Only 15km to Formula 1, 2018

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's3
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa and guesthouse, sleeping 16. Pool, tennis- & boule courts and gardens

A luxury estate on the top of a hill in Provence with a wonderful view of the Mediterranean Sea.

When we first started out there was just a centuries old Cabanon surrounded by some old olive and oak trees, but now, thirteen years on, our hidden spot of paradise is finally complete. When we first came to the property, we were amazed by the view it offered of the Bay of La Ciotat, the surrounding valleys and the magnificent deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Such is its reputation with the locals, who named it Bel-Air (Good Air), used to regularly hike up here to have picnics and take in the best views of the region.

Now that it is ready, we want to share this luxury paradise with you.

The main villa has five bedrooms (three bathrooms and three toilets), a Provencal-style kitchen, a large living room with an open fire place and a large dining table. The ground floor offers two grand terraces, both with dining areas; one looking out onto the bay, the other overlooking one of the regions famous vineyards. For those lucky enough to secure the bedrooms on the top floor, your rooms will open up onto a very spacious roof terrace which boasts the best views of the entire villa.

The old Cabanon, that can be found right next to the main villa, has been adapted into a guest house for four, while still keeping all of its original features. It has a picturesque main room, a kitchenette, a bedroom and a bathroom. It can happily fit a small family because the large sofa in the main room folds out into a double bed.

One of the many jewels of Bel-Air Villa, is the infinity pool that overlooks the bay, making you feel as if you’re actually swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. And if somehow floating about in the crystal blue water of the pool gets too much for you, you can retire to the large swinging hammock on the decking for the evening and watch the sun come down, or to the modern sauna with a viewing window that overlooks the bay.

Adjacent to the pool is the ‘Oasis gardens’, an area that has been professional landscaped and contains some of the most exotic plants and trees that attract the most beautiful creatures for you to admire.

Throughout the rest of the property we also have a full size tennis court, so that the Murrays and Djokovics amongst you can test their ability against each other, a boule-court under the shadow of oak trees and a vast wine cellar that even Bacchus, the Roman God of Wine, would be proud of. And like any good ‘Temple to Bacchus’ it is stocked with hand-picked wines from the region’s finest vineyards. Stocking the cellar was the perfect excuse for us to go wine-tasting in the area, and we recommend you do the same. Fortunately, the best vineyard, Chauteau Pibarnon, grows its wine on the land bordering ours, which means you can walk there directly from our gate!

Our paradise is situated on the Pibarnon Hill close to the Cadiere d’Azur village, where you can find local restaurants, a buzzing market with all sorts of local produce and other amenities. Also close by is Bandol, St.Cyr Sur Mer and other famous places like Castellet, Cassis and Sanary.

For golf fans we have dolce Fregate, one of south France’s best golf courses, only ten minutes driving distance from us.

More Details

Owner
Gustaf or Katarina Kranck
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2018

About Gustaf or Katarina Kranck

We are a entrepreneurial couple with 3 kids that have built all our 4 houses and this was our final project. Katarina is a interior design painter who has painted and decorated the walls inside. She also planned all inside. Gustaf is the outdoor man who planned the gardens and the landare (with our garden architect). With the wine-cellar, boule- and tennis courts he could fulfill his dreams.

Gustaf or Katarina Kranck purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Gustaf or Katarina Kranck chose La Cadière-d'Azur

When we first started out there was just a centuries old Cabanon surrounded by some old olive and oak trees, but now, thirteen years on, our hidden spot of paradise is finally complete. When we first came to the property, we were amazed by the view it offered of the Bay of La Ciotat, the surrounding valleys and the magnificent deep blue Mediterranean Sea. Such is its reputation with the locals, who named it Bel-Air (Good Air), used to regularly hike up here to have picnics and take in the best views of the region.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Total peace and beauty. Provence as its best.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in La Cadière-d'Azur in Var

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • rural ...
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Master bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Upstairs bathroom no 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bidet , Upstairs toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Cabanon bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bidet , Pool room toilet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Pool & Sauna shower room w separate toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bidet , Main house downstairs 'guest' toilet with chandelier
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs 'Africa Room' with air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 'Princess room' with air conditioning & door to terrace
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with TV, air conditioning & doors to terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Red room with round bed, door to garden, roof fan
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Blue room with roof fan and door to garden
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Cabanon Bedroom with fan
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Cabanon main room sleep sofa for 2
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , Pool room with two bunk-bed
  • Master bedroom with double bed
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A private chef can be made available from one of Bandol's Michelin-restaurants.

Reviews

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Luxury Hilltop in Provence. Magnificent sea view. Only 15km to Formula 1, 2018
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Amazing house - Amazing view !

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The name says it all - BelAir !

We had a wonderfull stay at a beautifull house with an amazing 180 grade view. On the top of a hill you'll find a wonderfull place for total relaxion in the middle of a vineyard.

From the terrace and also from the large pool we loved to enjoy the sunsets.

The house has a high-class equipment. A highlight is the kitchen as well as the outdoor kitchen with the gas-grill and the open fire-place.

We would love to come again - for sure !

AB from Germany

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. You were marvelous guests and you are always welcome back - for a glass of Pibarnon Rose' - or longer. Gustaf
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Cadiere
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Dolce Fregate
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Bandol
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Marseille-Toulon
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Cadiere
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
South Alps
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
St. Cyr Sur Mer
Car: recommended

We have a full size tennis court, so that the Murrays and Djokovics amongst you can test their ability against each other, a boule-court under the shadow of oak trees and a vast wine cellar that even Bacchus, the Roman God of Wine, would be proud of. And like any good ‘Temple to Bacchus’ it is stocked with hand-picked wines from the region’s finest vineyards. Stocking the cellar was the perfect excuse for us to go wine-tasting in the area, and we recommend you do the same. Fortunately, the best vineyard, Chauteau Pibarnon, grows its wine on the land bordering ours, which means you can walk there directly from our gate! Very close to our landarea is the official walking track which follows all the cost. There are also many other fine tracks close.

Our paradise is situated on the Pibarnon Hill close to the Cadiere d’Azur village, where you can find local restaurants, a buzzing market with all sorts of local produce and other amenities. Also close by is Bandol, St.Cyr Sur Mer and other famous places like Castellet, Cassis and Sanary. In all of these places you can hire equipment for any sea-activity. Take the family with water-jets to see the Calanques, it is a unforgettable experience. Or go tuna-fishing from Sanary. By car you can go white-water rafting to the Grand Canyon - the original not far from us.

For golf fans we have dolce Fregate, one of south France’s best golf courses, only ten minutes driving distance from us.

The Circuit de Castellet Formula1 race court is only 15 km from us and we offer a special package for the 2018 Formula 1 race (22-24th of June). For a separate fee you can have the Michelin Chef from Finland, Mr Jouni Törmänen to cook for you.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in La Cadière-d'Azur, Var

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Formula 1 Castellet
17 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£13,139
for 5 nights
From
£2,628
 
 
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,818
for 7 nights
£4,818
 

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