With the highly anticipated Downton Abbey – A New Era set to hit the big screen May 20, Red Savannah Villas invites guests to find their inner Downton Abbey aristocratic self and stay at some of Europe’s most elegant estates. From a chateau in France to a villa in Monaco, guests will live like the Crawleys, as depicted in the new film, enjoying cocktail parties on the terrace and boat rides along the Riviera.
Situated near the Riviera, La Casella lies in the French countryside, surrounded by peaceful villages of the Côte d’Azur’s arrières-pays. This Neoclassical pavilion once served as the home of former Colefax & Fowler chairman, Tom Parr, and features some of the most stunning views of gardens in the region.
La Casella boasts a drawing room full of windows and a terrace for guests to enjoy pre-dinner drinks or a moment of relaxation in the morning. The property includes many pathways lined with vibrant flowers like scented roses and lavender, with some of the walkways leading to a wisteria-draped pergola. The gardens, designed by Claus Scheinert, allow guests to enjoy the beautiful weather and gorgeous views characteristic of the French countryside.
Close to the marina of Sainte Maxime, Villa Napoleon features three floors of terraces and open space to enjoy the views of the Gulf of St. Tropez. The 11-bedroom property includes en-suite bathrooms and private terraces for all bedrooms. Villa Napoleon also comes with a games room, gym, a pool table, table tennis, cinema/media suite, outdoor kitchen and three dining terraces. The cherry on top, the house lies within walking distance of Sainte Maxime.
Woodstock Lodge sits near the village of Woodstock in Oxfordshire, a 45-minute drive from where the original Downton Abbey takes place. On the grounds of Blenheim palace, the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Woodstock Lodge allows guests to explore the scenic Cotswolds.
In addition to a large heated pool, the property also features an AstroTurf tennis court, gym, pool table, cinema/media room and Jacuzzi. To truly feel like an English noble, walk the surrounding fields of flowers and admire the grazing sheep and other wildlife.
A palace in its own right, Chateau Margui boasts 18 bedrooms and an award-winning vineyard. The property sits near the boulevards of Aix-en-Provence and the beach clubs of St. Tropez, but guests may not want to leave the 115-hectare estate with its oak woodlands and olive groves.
Accommodation in the chateau is divided between the Bastide, Moulin and Bergerie. With a shaded terrace overlooking the gardens and vineyards, the property serves as the ideal place for entertaining guests. Chateau Margui also features a wine cellar, games room with a pool table, gym, sauna, pool, yoga studio and even an 18-seat movie theater.
Just three miles from Monte Carlo, the six-bedroom Villa Mont Charles sits within the hills of Cap d’Ail, offering breathtaking views of Cap Ferrat peninsula and the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to bright and modern living areas bathed in the warm Mediterranean sun, a team of staff await to treat guests to breakfast on the terrace and sunset cocktails.
The living areas feature direct access to a terrace with a heated infinity pool and landscaped lawns. For quiet nights in, enjoy the villa’s private cinema. For nights out, the close proximity of Casino de Monte Carlo and Alain Ducasse’s Michelin-three-starred restaurant, Le Louis XV à L’Hotel de Paris, await and lie just a short chauffeur drive away.
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