A few days back when we took a little trip to the Lac St Croix and the lavender fields we stayed at this magical place. .
Found totally by chance, or was it meant to be? .
I’ve always loved old manor houses and castles, and for a long time I had been longing to stay at one. There was barely any availability anywhere around the lake, but we manage to snatch the last room here, the Domaine de la Chanteraine.
The photos we saw on the booking site didn’t do it justice, so our expectations weren’t really high.
As we drove into the property, ( after 5km of driving down a country road and being convinced that we were lost) I kept thinking “ We must be in the wrong place” 🤔“ Please let this be the right place”. 🤞🏼🤞🏼 It was! .
Once home to the Duques of Blacas and a baronial fiefdom since the 18th century, it is today a family run “Chambre d’hotes”. .
I could go on and on singing praises to this peaceful haven, but I will stop here and say that if you ever find yourselves in the area, it is a great place to stay. .
Welcoming hosts, a nice little breakfast included, stunning views of the Lac Ste Croix, and a refreshing pool to lounge by are just a few of its charms. .
And here’s a tip🏼:Many Castles / Domaines offer accommodation in the main house, and these can often be more expensive, but many also have guest rooms on semi/ detached guesthouses that are offered at cheaper rates and you still get to enjoy the same perks. (More photos saved on my highlights under Provence). - 6 hours ago