About the Chateau de Sannes
Commanding a majestic presence amid the scenic rolling hills of Provence, France, Chateau de Sannes is a magnificent 17th-Century hunting lodge offering contemporary luxury and comforts. Close to Aix en Provence and with glorious vistas of the Luberon Mountains, this is truly one of France’s finest estates. This is an exceptional château in immaculate condition, with some of the most impressive private grounds in the South of France. Rarely does a property of this caliber come to the market, representing an opportunity to own the best in Provence.
A long private driveway, lined with plane trees and shaded by cherry trees underplanted with irises, leads to the peaceful grounds of about 55 hectares, or 135 acres, surrounding the Chateau de Sannes. Enchanting formal gardens, abundant with cypresses and ancient Cedar of Lebanon trees, are framed by olive groves, a truffle plantation, wheat and lavender fields, and woodlands. The estate produces high-quality grapes from its vineyards currently under cultivation of about 32 hectares, or 80 acres.
Chateau de Sannes, France.
The Chateau de Sannes is a stately domain masterfully renovated to preserve its authenticity. Generous accommodation includes seven bedrooms with bathrooms, an elegant reception room on each of the three levels, two lovely adjoining dining rooms, a study on the ground floor, and a panelled library. The vaulted family kitchen with traditional tiled floors is cozy yet sophisticated. The château is entered by an important 17th-Century doorway leading to a stone staircase with historic “gypseries.” Attached to the château is a large indoor pool for year-round enjoyment. Above this, a roof terrace overlooks the lake, grounds, and countryside.
Gorgeous Italianate gardens with pools and fountains grace the grounds, which include an outdoor pool with two stone pavilions. This estate also features an 18th-Century six-bedroom farmhouse, renovated to the highest standard and with its own pool. A self-contained studio guest house, as well as two staff cottages and a guardian’s house, have all been fully renovated. Additional features include a private chapel, a restored working 18th-Century windmill, and a pigeonnier. There is ample garaging for cars and agricultural equipment.
Chateau de Sannes is near the medieval village of Ansouis and is about 45 minutes from the international airport at Marseilles.
Price for Chateau de Sannes is available upon request.
Call Giles Hannah or Tancred Lidbury at Christies International Real Estate on +44 20 7389 2631 for further information on the Chateau de Sannes.