Any self-respecting cave à vin will invariably feature a case or two of Chateau Routas. This award-winning wine estate in the scenic Var region of Provence has been producing tantalising reds, whites and rosés for several decades. At the centre of the estate, is the grand Domaine de Routas, a beautifully restored maison de maitre set proudly above prized vines.
At the heart of a 250-hectare estate, Domaine de Routas provides plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fresh country air and Provencal sunshine with walks, cycle ways and a 15m x 7m swimming pool. Perfect for families with little ones, the private pool has a retractable safety fence, providing security and peace of mind for parents. The villa’s large outdoor dining spaces are perfect for enjoying a glass of the estate's award-winning wine and spending time with friends and family, whilst the trees in the courtyard offer some welcome shade for those looking to escape the heat of the sun.
The interiors are tastefully designed and include many classical features, such as original stone fireplaces, old paintings and ornate chandeliers. A country kitchen has direct access to the terrace the living room is spacious and cosy, and the nearby formal dining room furnished with an original oak table. A key highlight of this villa is of course its home movie theatre, with comfy leather seating, vaulted ceilings and large cinema screen.
Domaine de Routas has 7 double bedrooms with queen to super-king size beds and all are all ensuite with a bath and shower. A further twin bedroom is located on the second floor and features a full-size a bunk bed, ideal for children.
Country kitchen with access to terrace with grill
Dining room with fireplace
TV room with Sky Sports and Movies and fireplace
Drawing room with fireplace, access to two terraces, and views over surrounding vineyards
Bedroom 1: 'Chardonnay' double bedroom with king-size bed, dressing room and ensuite bathroom with bath and steam shower
Bedroom 2: 'Pinot Noir' master bedroom with super king-size bed, dressing room, ensuite bathroom with roll-top bath, twin wash basins, shower and private terrace
Bedroom 3: 'Merlot' double bedroom with super king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower and bath
Bedroom 4:'Malbec' double bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower
Bedroom 5: 'Viognier' self-contained apartment with small kitchen, seating area, steps up to bedroom with queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower (can be accessed independently)
Bedroom 6: 'Grenache' double bedroom with super king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and twin wash basins.
Bedroom 7: 'Syrah' double bedroom with super king-size bed, dressing room and ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and twin wash basins.
'Petit Verdot' nursery with bunk beds (adult size), one cot and a sofa bed suitable for 1 adult
WHY WE LIKE IT: The large pool with retractable fence, miles of cycle tracks and a home cinema are terrific features at this villa, particularly with children in mind – although the location on an award-winning wine estate is likely to appeal to adults in equal measure.
Please note additional charges may apply. See Extras & Booking Notes section for details. 2022 prices are indicative only and subject to confirmation at time of enquiry.
Based on occupancy of up to 14 guests
Weekly change of bed linen and towels for bookings of 2 weeks or more
5 bikes (a disclaimer is required)
Saturday changeover day
Check in on day of arrival is from 5:00 pm
Check out on day of departure is by 10:00 am
Pool heating is not available
Cook service, subject to availability
Local tourist tax
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