Chateau St. Philippe
Chateau St. Philippe
Enjoy the quintessential French lifestyle in this majestic chateau! With a rich and storied history, this magical villa invites you in through its arched doorway to a gorgeous estate that will blow your mind. With ten bedrooms, 13000 square feet of living space, and a vast, 17 acres of privately gated land, this stunning French getaway abounds in luxury and natural beauty.
Chateau St. Philippe was originally built as a priory by Benedictine monks in 1032 – 1033. In 1828, the priory was transformed into a gorgeous chateau by Barron Charles-Albert Favier du Noyer. After an extensive renovation, the chateau changed hands three times before it found its way to its current owner. The castle has been completely restored, preserving its architectural integrity while bringing a modern charm to its atmosphere.
The villa is filled with spacious, light-filled living spaces, all designed to bring the maximum level of comfort and luxury to guests. Spend cooler evenings lounging on upscale sofas in front of radiating hearths, surrounded by the opulence and fine art of an authentic French chateau. The art in this home is truly exquisite, bringing a unique flavor to each and every living space. The farmhouse kitchen features gourmet appliances and everything you’ll need for the master chef of the group to whip up something delicious – or hire a personal chef for the night and let them take care of dinner for you!
With ten magnificent bedrooms, each guest will find more than enough space to relax and pamper them after a long day exploring the French countryside. Three bedrooms feature king-sized beds, six offer queens, and the final bedroom has two twin-sized beds. Each room is designed in a charming, rustic manner, and each bed is covered with lavish linens and bedding that’s sure to soothe you straight to sleep.
Sprawling across 17-acres of natural beauty, you’ll never tire of the incredible landscapes surrounding this chateau. Stroll through the property and discover apple, cherry, and lilac trees, blackberry bushes, and plenty of aromatic plants and flowers. The sight and the sound of water cascading from the mountains above will create a lovely backdrop to your evening as you take in the sunset against the French Alps. The chateau’s east and south facing terraces are the perfect spots for an alfresco meal or aperitif, taking in lush vineyard views as you do.
In addition to the Chateau’s authentic and historic ambiance, guests will love exploring the recently renovated caves. The entry level offers a bar, comfortable seating area, and access to the Chateau’s lower garden, along with two spacious additional levels. Here, you can host a formal dinner, casual lunch, or host an evening of music and dancing. An authentic wine press sits in the heart of the lower level.
During your time in the French countryside, your days will be filled with the activities that typify French living. Head to town and explore local bakeries, cheese shops, and charming open-air markets. Excellent shopping and restaurants opportunities can be found in the surrounding villages – peruse through local boutiques and dine on tasty French dishes, all set against a breathtaking backdrop of the French Alps!
Filled with natural splendor and historic elegance, you’ll feel like a true French monarch at this authentic chateau!
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Estate with 2 levels
10 bedrooms, 10 baths, 13000 square feet, 1208 square meters
King, King, King, Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen, and 2x Twin
20 guests maximum
Genève Aéroport (GVA), Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS)
1.15 hours by car (GVA/LYS)
Views of the French Alps, including Mont Blanc!
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Mandatory 300 Euro fee includes:
- Light cleaning for five out of seven days;
- "Petit Déjeuner" - a light, continental breakfast for six mornings, and;
- Concierge Services by Property Manager.
If you wish to have catering, more cleaning, personal chef, etc., that will all come at an additional cost.
Activities of Interest
- Snow Skiing
- Wine Country
- Cycling - This region of France is famous for its incredible, world-class cycling.
- Parapenting - Glide over the gorgeous scenery below, experiencing it all from a bird's eye view.
- Aiguille du Midi (1 hour and 45 minute drive) - Hike to the summit and take in some of the most stunning views of the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps.
- Hiking - This region of France is filled with other-worldly natural beauty just waiting to be discovered.
Places of Interest
- Chambéry (30 minute drive) - Take a day trip to and explore the charming, alpine old town, bursting with history and culture.
- Mer de Glace (2.5 hours by car) - France's largest glacier is quite the sight to see!
- Parc National de la Vanoise (1 hour drive) - Filled with vast meadows and dazzling cliffs, this gorgeous national park features hikes for every skill level.
- Le Saint-Jean (35 minute drive) - This charming French restaurant will delight your tastebuds!
A stay at Château St. Philippe represents the best of the ThirdHome experience. The château is breathtakingly sited, high on a hill in a valley surrounded by dramatic mountains, with views of snowcapped Mont Blanc from the terrace. Within an hour’s drive are dozens of towns and cities to explore, along with vertiginous mountain roads and hiking trails offering spectacular views and wilderness experiences. Dating from 1032, the château retains the architectural echoes of 1,000 years of history, yet has been renovated to 21st-century standards. The bedrooms have incredible views and impeccably clean and modern ensuite bathrooms. Numerous “public” spaces such as the living rooms, salon, library, game room, and theatre allow guests to come together and/or find private sanctuaries. The owner was wonderful—responsive and flexible when, due to the pandemic, we needed to cancel the reservation twice, and reschedule for a third time. Touches throughout the château show the level of care and generosity the owners offer their guests: luxe toiletries in each bathroom; a bounty of delectable goodies as a welcome, and the incredible breakfast buffet every morning with an array of croissants, pastries, yogurt, fruit, juices, jams, granola, tea, and coffee. A stay at Château St. Philippe is a perfect experience for families and groups of friends. But, I would be remiss not to mention Virginie and Jean-Marc, the couple who look after the property and its magnificent grounds and gardens. They are warm, welcoming, helpful, and responsive; they spoke English well enough to make guests feel secure, and were gracious enough to indulge our massacring of the French language. Their nine-year-old son won the hearts of all guests with his friendliness, enthusiasm, humor, and creativity as a talented young artist who spends hours a day drawing. We couldn’t help ourselves, and on the last night of our stay had a pool-side ceremony to present him with an artist's-quality set of pastels, drawing tablets, tools, and fixatif to enable him to start working in pastels. He was delighted and touched, and went around to every single guest, saying in English, "Thank you very much." I don't think there were many dry eyes in the house, er, Château. ”
Marc and SandraMay 2022
The restoration of an 11th century monastery is truly remarkable. Sitting out on the terrace while enjoying breakfast, with a few for miles, is a perfct start to the day. Virginie and Jean Marc are delightful and Virginie and I became friends in only a week. Truly a unique experience.”
The photos don’t come close to doing this property justice. We had an extraordinary time at this beautiful place. Before we arrived Dave and Judy helped plan out the week and it was absolutely unforgettable, my one regret is not spending enough time at the chateau. I could have easily spent another week here. Dave and Judy were warm and gracious hosts as were the women that cleaned the place. ”