A charming stone castle built in 1632. We've got a gorgeous and private view overlooking our 1,5 acre garden, Mont Ventoux and the Ceze valley. It's ideally located just 20 minutes north of Uzès and all its' charm and temptations.
Even in the middle of summer, it's extremely peaceful, all you can hear is the sound of crickets, but just 15-20 minutes away there are busy, charming market villages and towns like Goudargues, Uzès and St Quentin la Poterie as well as stunning sights, wineries and cities like Pont du Gard, Chateauneuf du Pape, Avignon, Orange and Nimes.
Our beloved château was built in 1632 by a cavalry officer whose talents as a painter of royal portraits was well liked by Louis XII (we even have a book that chronicles his diary entries and what happened in the house almost four hundred years ago).
Over the years, different generations have made their mark on the castle’s appearance. Sometimes to keep themselves safe from harm by fortifying the house (scolding visitors with boiling oil...), other times to lower taxes by removing turrets or building “des caves” to further the wine-making business.
Behind the house, there are a few other houses that make up the small village called “Mas Christol”, but the view from the front of the house is over the garden and the valley without any other house in sight. The garden and the grounds cover about 13 000 m2.
The château is available for rent for the first time this summer. The ground floor has three bedrooms, two kitchens, and two bathrooms. The second floor has four bedrooms and a living room (the third floor is under renovation).
The house is about 40 minutes west of Avignon (with world class sights like the Palais du Pape), 20 minutes north of Uzès (the most charming village in the region, the Saturday market is not to be missed), and just 5-10 minutes from La Roque sur Cèze (not only one of France's most beautiful villages but it also has amazing swimming at Les Cascades du Sautadet).