‘Maison des Templiers’ is erected on a medieval cave, vaulted under crofts, 20 meter water well and passageways which allowed the Knights Templars and their horses to escape unseen.
Several walls are adorned with 13th Century frescos, which until recently have been discovered under layers of paint and plaster, one being that of a Knight on a Horse – the symbol of the Knights Templar.
The Manor house maintains many of its original features including ancient beams, 12-foot ceilings, tiny enclave, enormous fireplaces, and stunning spiral central staircase.
“Chatelain’ is a 2 bedroomed, sun filled, fully self-contained apartment situated on the top floor of the manor house. With windows on three sides and spectacular views across the rooftops of the village, surrounding vineyards and Luberon mountains beyond. Entry is via the magnificent original wide stone spiral staircase which leads into the brand-new fully appointment kitchen. Leading off the kitchen is a brand new and spacious bathroom with a 1000 cm wide shower, toilet and washbasin. The master bedroom consists of a romantic canopy iron 4-poster bed. This bedroom has views directly onto the stunning stained glass windows of the Saint Celse Church. The second bedroom offers two single beds, perfect for families travelling with children or those who wish to have a single beds. Like the lounge room, the ‘solar’ bedroom has breathtaking views across the village roofs and surrounding hills. The main lounge has an enormous vaulted ceiling with windows on three sides. A large country table perfect for enjoying home cooked meals or take away for the many restaurants the village has to offer. A beautiful comfortable couch and chairs, TV and high-speed internet are available. The views from this room look directly onto the magnificent, illuminated bell tower of the Saint Celse Church, as well as the village rooftops and Luberon Mountain ranges beyond. As in all villages in France, the church bells toll from 7.00am until 10 pm at night. Watching the enormous bell gong from the lounge room, as it has done for centuries, is magnificent. An additional double bedroom is available upon request should it be required.
A grand communal library is situated on the ground floor. A perfect place to meet at the end of the day with family and friends. The very private walled medieval courtyard leads off the library. A BBQ is provided as well as tables and chairs. Look closely at the walls, as they come complete with arrow slots! The courtyard is perfect for relaxing after a day of sightseeing in the warmer months.
The village of Mazan has all amenities, two boulongeries, several coffee shops, and bars, butcher, newsagency, two pharmacies, book and gift store, bicycles hire and moped hire, large SuperU supermarket and a smaller ‘Spa’ convenience store.
Two pizza shops, Chinese/Thai restaurants, kebab and German restaurant and two hairdressers and beauty salons. The village also contains the famous ‘Chateau Mazan’ and its Michelin star restaurant ‘I’Ingenue’ perfect for that special occasion; dine in or on their stunning terrace. Mazan is the perfect base from which to explore all the region has to offer. Most attractions are within a 30-minute drive. Coming back to the tranquillity of ‘Maison du Templiers’ at the end of a busy sightseeing day is the perfect place to unwind and recharge.
Services and Amenities
- Wifi – High Speed Internet
- Sleeps 4 – One Queen bedroom and a seperate bedroom with two singles
- Kitchen with fridge, hotplates, small oven, kettle, plates and cutlery, coffee pod machine, etc
- Bathroom with shower and toilet
- Dinning, lounge area
- Flat screen 80″ monitor with USB and HDMI connections
- Easy walking distance to shops
- Easy walking distance to resturants and cafes