The Chateau | Haven of exclusivity
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The Chateau – so called due to its magnificent mirroring of some of the most romantic European chateaux, boasts five-bedrooms of impressive proportions, with a turret at each end. Set on the Kas peninsula, its location is fantastic, as it perches loftily on its own slope, surrounded by lush greenery. It has its own infinity swimming pool allowing the swimmer to fully immerse themselves into the richly romantic Mediterranean landscape.
Belying its medieval appearance, the Chateau is right up-to-date with comfortable furnishings and a rustic kitchen which leads to a bar area to serve drinks or have al fresco meals. Nevertheless, the ancient character of the place makes its presence felt everywhere, with exposed timbers, heavy doors with gated peepholes and curving staircases to take you up into the towers. The bedrooms are air-conditioned* and the thick stone walls and cross-ventilation adds to its comfort in the summer months.
The entrance graces a pleasing marble water fountain leading guests through the portcullis-like front doors, where you are greeted in the entrance hall by classical sculptures. These immediately set the rather grand medieval tone for your stay.
From here you step down into the huge living area, divided into the grand reception and sitting rooms with their, high-ceilings and impressive chandeliers. The semi-circular reception room is warmly decorated with soft cushions by the windows, perfect for reading or just gazing out to sea. Either side of the curved area you will find additional seating, including one that features a large fireplace.
From the living room with its rugs strewn about, this casual air belies the time and effort taken for this gallery owner to create a very unique and precious Mediterranean space especially with families in mind… Little nooks and crannies, turrets and crenellations abound. Step onto a large terrace, with seats and sunshades. You also have access to the steps which take you through the lush greenery to The Chateau’s private bathing platforms at the sea’s edge.
On the way down, you pass a bougainvillea-draped patio, shading large Ottomans and a table. It’s the ideal place for afternoon tea, surrounded by the heady flavours of jasmine, however, that the steps are steep and not really suitable for the young children, elderly, the infirm or the unfit, especially on the way back up.
The ground floor of The Chateau also has a study – a little retreat for those who want some peace and quiet alone – and a guest cloakroom, which serves a not dissimilar function.
For medieval splendour, however, the dining area is the place. You could hold a medieval banquet here, with its huge table and another massive chandelier. Gothic revival windows and vaulted ceilings add to the medieval magic.
Another living area adjoins the dining room, this one with a ceiling that soars right to the domed roof of another tower. You can sit and play chess here, the nobility of the setting lending an appropriately regal aura to the game.
Opening off the dining area is the spacious kitchen.
Stairs from the terrace, as well as leading to the beach, take you to the private entrance of a little apartment-like bedroom, tucked away at the bottom of The Chateau. This has its own private bathroom, with mosaic décor, and a secluded terrace. It is ideal for a couple who want some space for themselves while sharing The Chateau with a larger party, or as a place to tuck away the teens in the party.
The upper floors of The Chateau has four more bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a large brass bedstead. This has a private shower room and a large dressing room, which also houses a single bed. The extra bed makes this room particularly suitable for a family, though it has been noted that French nobility used to prefer rooms of this kind, with a single bed for sleeping and a larger bed for other recreational activities.
Two other bedrooms have French beds and private shower rooms, while the fourth is set in one of the towers. The sweep of the curving wall and the lovely views make this an unusual and attractive room. A few steps further up the tower staircase you emerge into a stunning enclosed rooftop terrace, with comfortable seating and superb views.
With the delights of Kas and the surrounding area within easy reach, The Chateau is a unique and characterful base for an unforgettable holiday.
The Chateau’s resident caretakers will cook for you if you wish. You simply pay for the ingredients and they will prepare a mouth-watering array of traditional Anatolian dishes.
- Ground floor: Entrance hall, dining area, study, toilet, kitchen
- Lower ground floor: Air-conditioned double bedroom with private entrance, terrace and en-suite bathroom
- Upper floors: Air-conditioned master bedroom with double bed, single bed, dressing room and shower room; 3 double bedrooms (two of which are air-conditioned)* with shower rooms; enclosed rooftop terrace
- Outside: Large terrace opening off living room, steps to covered patio and bathing platforms; “Infinity” swimming pool (Size 6 x 14m Depth 1.65m)
Added Extras and Complimentary Services
- Free use of an SUV for a jaunt into Kas or to all the cultural sites around
- Barbecue dinner on arrival with our compliments, prepared by resident staff
- Full cooked breakfast on the first morning of your stay prepared by the resident chef
- Complimentary laundry
- Resident staff: housekeeper/cook, maid.