St-Bauzille-de-Montmel Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
4 independent gîtes 10 bedrooms sleeps up to 28 in countryside !
An ideal setting for getting away from it all to relax or to have good time with family or friends ! Calm and tranquility are guaranteed.
Stunning views over the olive grove and valley to Pic St Loup 658m & the cliffs of Hortus 510m in the distance make for inspiring sunrises and memorable sunsets.
The 140 acre estate includes olive groves, meadows, woods,garrigue and 12th century chapel. Not another building to be seen for a full 360°. Look up and you may catch sight of a pair of rare Bonelli's eagles.
There's a large stone Mas 500m2 : 4 cottages around a patio and 2 covered terraces.
It’s possible to rent :
- the domain from June to September for a week,
- or one gîte for a week or a month.
'L'Arbousier' : 300m2 - 10 pers
'L'Olivier' : 60m2 - 4 pers
'Le Figuier' : 70m2 - 6 pers
'Le Mûrier' : 70m2 - 8 pers
St Germain is also the perfect place to celebrate a wedding, birthday or other significant events.
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History: At the heart of the St Germain estate stands the old stone chapel and Mas. For most of the last thousand years, St Germain has belonged to the Baron of Montlaur’s estate. In the twelfth century, a chapel was erected on the foundations of an ancient Roman villa. The estate was gifted to the church in 1233 and became home to an Augustine convent (St Germain de Fournès) with its cloisters built around the chapel. When the convent closed in 1435 the last Prioress Jeanne de Montlaur sold the property back to her brother, Hector, Baron de Montlaur. Since then, the estate has seen numerous activities from sheep farming, olive, lavender and wine growing to silkworm breeding.
The estate’s ancient mulberry trees date back to shortly after the French Revolution, when the property was a centre for silkworm production.
Nature: The estate sits within a European Natura 2000 zone, created to protect the pair of rare Bonelli’s eagles that nest on nearby cliffs. With only 26 couples remaining it is one of France’s rarest birds. At over 30 years old the female Eléonore, the oldest Bonelli in France, is now with her third mate.
Around 330 species of plant grow on the estate. The air is thick with the typical Provençal scent of wild rosemary and thyme.
Wine & gastronomy: The local area features dozens of great wineries to visit in the up & coming Pic St Loup terroir and the rest of the surrounding Languedoc.
Details for THE 4 GITES 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, 3 Bathrooms
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible