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La Calanque Rouge – Théoulle-sur-Mer – France

View from the Sea


3 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps 6)

L
a Calanque Rouge is situated on the outskirts of the small fishing village of Théoule sur Mer and is just a short 10 minute drive to the center of Cannes. Built on top of a cliff, the house was recently renovated to a very high standard. Its design makes the most of the spectacular views with large windows throughout and large south facing terraces, one of which has a plunge pool with Jacuzzi spa and current controls. All rooms look over the pretty Mediterranean garden and the sea beyond. Making this delightful property even more special are the steps from the garden that lead directly to a secluded and very private beach which is only accessible by land from this house. One can also moor one’s boat within the shelter of the cove. For those who want to be close to the heart of the Cote d`Azur, while enjoying the benefits of a quiet beach front property with wonderful sea views, La Calanque Rouge is a great house in an ideal location.

Top Floor

  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom en suite with a shower


Main Floor

  • Large, attractive and comfortable living room with doors opening to a covered terrace with an outdoor dining area
  • Separate indoor dining room
  • Very large fully equipped modern kitchen with both an open fireplace and a dining area
  • Powder room
  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom en suite with a tub
  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed and bathroom en suite with a shower

 

Lower Floor

  • Tiled Hamman (steam room) and laundry room


Amenities

Air-conditioning in all bedrooms, WiFi Internet access, Satellite TV with English speaking channels, CD and DVD players, laundry room and a tiled steam room. Electricity is included.

Staff

Maid service 4 hours weekly. The concierge is available for phone questions.

Services Available at an Additional Cost
Extra maid service at €15 an hour. The concierge service can arrange a chef, nanny, car/driver etc.

Distances
The beach a 2 minute walk, Theoule-sur-Mer is a 3 minute drive, Cannes is a 10 minute drive and Nice Airport is a 30 minute drive

Notes

  • There is no telephone.
  • The villa is available throughout the year, including festivals during which time there are special rates.

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Chalet Jade – Courchevel – France

3 bedrooms, 3 baths (ensuite), Sauna, Jacuzzi
Chalet Jade is the quintessential ski chalet: surrounded by pine trees, built from giant wooden beams and with large balconies giving views over the mountains and snowfields.  Decorated in contemporary eclectic style, the chalet has a double-height, open-plan lounge with a roaring log fire, home cinema and large, leather sofas.

The dining room and kitchen are ideal for breakfast, uniting with balconies for a buffet lunch or for dinner cooked by one of our private chefs.  Après-ski, staff collect, dry and store all of your clothes, boots and skis ready for your next session.

A massage, afternoon tea or champagne and canapés are there for the asking. Relax in the sauna and Jacuzzi, watch a film or satellite television on the home cinema.

Six guests sleep in three bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Those on the ground floor have a private balcony while the master bedroom is set in a gallery over the lounge.

Jade – winter skiing at its peak, 1850 metres to be precise

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Le Plaisir – Cluny – Burgundy – France

3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and 2 Powder Rooms (Sleeps 6)
There is something mystical about Le Plaisir. This superbly restored property rests high above Cluny, a medieval town of Roman origins and site of what was once the largest building in Christendom. Le Plaisir is surrounded by a dense forest above and rolling green pastures dotted with Charolais cattle and sheep below. A paved country lane leading to the house continues up the mountain to the only residence one kilometer beyond. As private as Le Plaisir is, it’s only 5 minutes to town with its markets, restaurants, ancient Abbaye de Cluny, equestrian center and tennis club with an indoor court. It’s about an hour up the old wine road to Beaune and the Cote d’Or; or down to Lyon, gastronomic capital of the world and home to Paul Bocuse’s world famous restaurant. In between are the delicious wines of Maconnais, Pouilly Fuisse and Beaujolais. Also within an hour are many other famous restaurants including Georges Blanc in Vonnas and Lameloise in Chagny.

In the spring and summer Le Plaisir’s stone entrance gates are flanked by masses of iris and other perennials, which lead one to the front door. The gardens are also full of vibrant flowering plants and running along one side of the house is a festoon of wisteria with fragrant lilac bushes below. Everywhere at Le Plaisir are sublime visuals including the breathtaking views over Cluny to the Macconais Mountain range.

Inside this lovely stone house, rooms have beamed ceilings and are sumptuously yet charmingly furnished with great style, and each of the very pretty bedroom suites has a wonderful view. A few steps away from the house is Le Barn, a romantic getaway, which also has incomparable views. Inside this charming pool house and summer kitchen are massive beams and ancient stone floors. Outside are a 15 meter heated lap pool and a hot tub. This idyllic property is the perfect home base for exploring Burgundy’s world-renowned wine country and medieval towns and villages.

First Floor

  • Salon with a fireplace
  • Dining area with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors to take advantage of the glorious view
  • Library
  • Sitting and media room with a fireplace and wet bar
  • Kitchen with a breakfast area
  • Powder room
  • Garden Bedroom Suite – Queen-size bed with a crown canopy and bathroom with a shower, 2 separate basins and WC in a separate enclosure. French doors open to a terrace and the great view.

Second Floor

  • Master Bedroom Suite – Brass and steel king-size canopy bed, fireplace, ceiling fan and bathroom with tub and hand held shower, separate shower, 2 separate basins and WC in separate enclosure. The room has a beamed ceiling, huge glass windows and double doors opening to a balcony and fabulous views.
  • Toile Suite – Twin beds, beamed ceiling and bathroom with a tub and hand held shower, single basin and WC. It also has a sitting room with a daybed and bathroom with shower, single basin and WC. Both rooms have ceiling fans.

Le Barn

  • Summer kitchen, sitting and dining areas, a grand fireplace, powder room and another splendid music system

Amenities
High-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, stereo/CD player, satellite TV, washer/dryer, central hot water floor heating and an ultra-modern and fully equipped kitchen. Heating for the pool and hot tub is an additional charge. Guests may use the new Peugeot 807 seven passenger mini-van, which has A/C and automatic transmission.

Staff
Full time property manager, Emmanuel Gaillard, “Manu,” speaks English and lives with his wife and two children on the property in a separate cottage, which is hidden from view by the hillside and trees. He’s always available to guests yet is invisible when not needed. Manu looks after maintenance, security, orderliness and cleanliness. “He’s also a great guy and fine chef as well as being wonderfully industrious and helpful.” Guests can make arrangements for shopping and cooking some dinners directly with him. His hours are Monday- Friday 8 to 5 and Saturday 8 to noon. He will also bring croissants and the newspaper in the mornings.

Getting There
Lyon is about an hour and a half, Geneva 2 and Paris 4. The owners fly to Paris and then take the non-stop TGV to Macon (95 minutes). Guests can arrange to rent a car at the station and drive 20 minutes to Le Plaisir.

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Chateau de Tourreau – Sarrians – France

9 + 7 Bedrooms | 8 + 7 Baths  | Main House | Guest House
The Château’s interiors of some 850 square meters (to convert to square feet multiply by ten) have been restored to their former 18th Century glory and they are furnished with beautiful European and Oriental antique furniture and art. However, all the Château’s services, including the heating, cooling, telecommunication, electrical and plumbing systems, are 21st century, as are the Kitchens, laundry rooms and all the bathrooms. The Château enjoys three Reception rooms (50 square meters, 30 square meters and 26 square meters), a Library (50 square meters), a large formal Dining room (which seats up to 18 persons – 35 square meters), and an informal large, combined Dining room and Kitchen (70 square meters). The Château’s charming, internal Courtyard with its fountains, its aviaries and its jasmine covered walls can also be used for al fresco dining.

It has three large master bedroom suites, – with one king and two queen sized beds, and with one suite on the ground floor and two on the first floor. Each suite has an ensuite bathroom and a separate shower stall. There are a further six bedrooms (with one king, two queen and two double sized beds and one with twin beds) on the second floor, each of which has its own ensuite bathroom (with showers in each bath) and all of which are tiled with lovely Provençal tiles.

The adjacent Farm building, of some 950 square meters, has been fully modernized and converted into, inter alia, guest bedrooms, guest facilities, the Conference and Business Centre and certain sports facilities. The accommodation consists of:  (1) Masion Rose, which has one bedroom with a king sized bed, and either one suite with one twin-bedded room and a salon with a convertible sofa, or two twin-bedded rooms, or the Tenant prefers;  (2) Maison Jaune, which has one king, one queen and one twin-bedded room; and – a separate Courtyard level bedroom, with a king sized bed.

All these seven bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, with baths and separate shower stalls.  All the seven guest bedrooms overlook a beautiful internal Courtyard with its cloisters, various seating areas, lawn, lemon trees, jasmine clad walls and a fountain. There is a ground floor Dining room, which can also be used as a Card/Games room, off the Courtyard, which is serviced by its own professional kitchen.

In the balance of the Farm building, there is: a “Conference Room” with both seating for 20 people and “multi-media” facilities and its own reception room; the Salon Provençal; an adjacent, fully equipped “Business Centre” and the Estate Office.

Finally, there is the Owners’ private apartment (the “Studio”), in the rear of the Farm, which has its own independent entrance to the East of the Estate.   Map

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Chateau de la Couronne – Angouleme – France

9 Bedrooms – 9 Baths
A traditional turreted Chateau with a stunningly eclectic contemporary interior which has caught the attention of design magazines and books worldwide, Boutique Villa Couronneis the perfect blend of authenticity, cool and casual.

There are 9 large, extravagant en-suite bedrooms, sleeping up to 26 people, all in the main Chateau. Every suite is individually designed to blend the original, authentic features of the building with cutting-edge interior design, beautiful objects and works of art.

Set in 5 acres of private grounds on the edge of a pretty village on the Dordogne / Charente border close to Angouleme, the Chateau has an extensive range of facilities, from a heated swimming pool to a private cinema, an honesty bar, huge dining hall, three separate salons and free wireless internet. Whilst the Chateau offers the discretion its more celebrated clients value, the disarmingly unstuffy welcome and attention to detail ensure that within minutes of arrival it feels like a true home from home.

Whether you want to hire a Chateau for a wedding, birthday, family reunion, Girls Weekend or a group holiday, or simply a hotel room for two, Boutique Villa Couronne is a unique venue; this gorgeous boutique retreat is perfect for exclusive rental and individual bookings alike.

All 9 suites are individually designed and furnished, large and luxuriously appointed with opulent en-suite bathrooms…some with 2 baths, some incorporating the chateau’s turrets. All rooms are in the main chateau building and have LCD TV and DVD player, bathrobes and fluffy white towels.

Boutique Villa Couronnehas 3 voluminous salons off the grand entrance hall, an Honesty Bar, a cinema with 9 foot screen, a billiard room and a music area with guitars, amps and keyboards. The Chateau is set in 5 acres of grounds complete with 14.5m heated swimming pool and a formal French garden, two terraces with tables and parasols and subtle outside lighting. There’s even a football pitch for the more energetic guests.

Within a few minutes’ drive guests will find karting, canoeing, horse riding and golf, as well as chateau’s to visit, caves to explore and charming villages to meander through. There are tennis courts 500 m from the chateau. A wide range of beauty treatments can also be arranged for a pampering treat.

Breakfast is served in your room or on the terraces. Start the day with fresh fruit, cheeses and freshly made coffee, with bread and pastries still warm from the village baker.

For those hiring the entire Chateau, there is also a huge dining hall which can accommodate up to 80 seated guests. Off the Dining Hall is a full professional restaurant kitchen for you to enjoy playing Chef in – or to watch our professional caterers prepare your meals for you if you prefer. Professional caterers can provide as many or as few meals in the dining hall as you require from breakfast to a casual buffet to a multi-course extravaganza.

There are two small restaurants in the village, whilst the lively old quarter of Angouleme is buzzing in the evenings with pavement cafes and restaurants.   Map

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Chateau de Siorac – Dordogne – France

6 Bedrooms – 6.5 Baths
A charming French Château available for exclusive rental, the magnificent French Chateau is situated in a dominant position contemplating the valley of the river Isle, dates back to 1550. Today, after a conscientious modernization and restoration, the French Château opens its doors as a luxurious rental accommodation. It is located at only 10km from Perigueux, the capital of the Dordogne, which constitutes an ideal starting point for the discovery of countless beautiful towns and villages

The rooms of the French Château are luxuriously decorated with noble materials, antiques and tapestries to provide the visitor with a unique experience of times long passed by. All bedrooms are double rooms, have their own private bathrooms, three of them with Jacuzzi bathtubs and one with shower hydro massage.

Extras: – Private pool, alarm system. Automated gated property, play room – pool table, ping-pong table, BBQ with plenty of out door seating, Golf 5 min away, 16 hectares (40 acres) property with jogging/walking path, horse riding in premises or at Horse Club 5 minutes away, 2 Tennis courts 500 meters away, Perigueux 10 min. – the capital city of the Dordogne. Brantome 25 min., Sarlat 40 min., St. Emilion 50 min, Airports: Bergerac 45 km, Bordeaux 100 km, Limoges 100 km.

Included in the Rental: High quality bath & bed linen. Water and electricity. Gardener and pool maintenance. Maid service twice a week.   Map

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