Chene Bleu La Verrière

Crestet, Vaucluse
Bed & Breakfast


Restored medieval priory turned country retreat on a family-run wine estate – swim in the infinity pool, taste wine or walk in the hills

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

This grand old house dates from the 9th century and is set in the foothills of Mount Ventoux Biosphere Reserve. Sylviane the house manager will greet you along with the butler, Jean Paul.

Breakfast by the poolside on homegrown cherries, apricots, almonds and honey from Xavier’s bees; come evening dine on the winery rooftop or shaded patio. Sample award-winning wines, swim in the heated pool, play tennis or take a cooking class; you can also watch a film in the home cinema or browse the well-stocked library for a book and read in the salon or the terrace.

The nearby hilltop town of Crestet has narrow, cobbled streets, a medieval castle, an art museum, and good restaurants – Xavier recommends L’Epicurien or La Loupiote pizzeria. Carpentras, a 45-minute drive away, has a famous market on Fridays with hundreds of stalls; Avignon is an hour away.

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We think you'll love

  • The setting: surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and forest, with views of hills beyond
  • Enjoying homegrown produce and wine produced according to biodynamic practice
  • The facilities: play tennis with a panoramic view of the surrounding hills, swim by a vineyard, watch a film in the cinema
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You should know

  • Some of the B&B rooms are in a separate part of the estate by the pool
  • This is more smart than rustic, family home
  • You’ll need a car to get around

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Special summer promotion! 3 nights for the price of 2, or 4 nights for the price of 3. Don't hesitate to get in touch for more info or to book.

Booking information

Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Table d'hôtes, €35.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €170
1 Suite for 3
From €240
3 Doubles
From €170
1 Family room for 4
From €290

Reviews

This estate is a remarkable place with views everywhere - across to Mont Ventoux, over the edge of the infinity pool to the vines and the beautiful house itself, so well restored by Nicole and Xavier. It’s a perfect place to relax, unwind, taste wine, eat well and explore a stunning region.

Patrick, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house is set within 135 hectares of countryside with forest, hills and farmland and miles of private trails; you can climb up the valley to Vaison La Romaine, a village with Roman ruins. Hikers and rock climbers can head to the Dentelles de Montmirail cliff range, 20 minutes’ drive away, or hire bikes – ask about guided cycling tours and electric mountain bike tours.

Introducing

Xavier & Nicole

Xavier and Nicole live on the estate with their family – Xavier’s sister Bénédicte and her husband Jean-Louis run the winery. They bought the property in a state of complete ruin and spent over a decade restoring it and started making their award-winning Chene Bleu wine after they discovered the vineyard. They both share a deep appreciation of nature, culture, wine and gastronomy, guided by their motto, “Non Mihi, Non Tibi, Sed Nobis” which means “not mine, not yours, but ours.”