An incredibly pretty villa with picturesque gardens and a fantastic swimming pool

Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Weekly price guide: £5242-£7864
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: MAS3066


General Description

In a tranquil setting between Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this is an incredibly pretty villa surrounded by beautiful countryside with picturesque gardens and a fantastic swimming pool.

Perfect for a family or group of friends, this traditional mas is filled with character and charm alongside elegant furnishings and contemporary style. Warm colours and gentle tones create a warm ambience with light flooding in through the pretty shuttered windows or farmhouse doors. Inside the main villa the living space is spacious yet cosy and the classic country kitchen is a joy. There are five sumptuous bedrooms across the main villa, the pool house and a separate annexe, all beautifully decorated in this wonderful abode.

With over a hectare of land filled with glorious lawns and verdant trees, your privacy is assured in this peaceful retreat. The large swimming pool is set next to the amazing pool house with a magnificent living area and fully equipped summer kitchen, creating the perfect spot for convivial meals and chatting with fine wines as the day ends on warm summery evenings.

It's only 5km to the local small town with its lovely restaurants, cafes and Sunday morning market or a little further to the small but charming city of Avignon with its historical treasures and wonderful markets. To the south the rolling landscapes of Les Alpilles are waiting to be explored with idyllic villages and towns such as Saint-Rémy and Les Baux-de-Provence or head to the outstanding scenery and medieval villages of the Luberon in under an hour.

Canoe along the Pont du Gard near historic Nîmes, browse the antique shops in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or sample some of France's finest wines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, all easily reached from the property. Both this enchanting region and this beguiling farmhouse are filled with Provençal charm and beauty.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interiors (main villa and annexe):

Ground Level:
- Living room (split-level).
- Kitchen-diner, well-equipped including dishwasher, American fridge, microwave, gas hobs, electric and gas oven.
- Laundry.
- Guest WC.

First Floor:
- Master bedroom with double bed (180cm) and bathroom with separate WC.
- Bedroom with double bed (160cm) with shower room.
- Bedroom with double/twin beds (90cm each or 180cm).
- Shower room (along corridor).

Pool House:
- Bedroom with double bed (180cm), shower room, separate WC and dressing area. Doors lead to terrace.
- Kitchen and relaxation area with central island, well-equipped including dishwasher, microwave, fridge, induction hobs and fire place.

Separate Annexe:
- Bedroom with double bed (160cm), shower room and separate WC. Doors lead to terrace.

Outside Grounds:
- Swimming pool (15mx5m, depth: 1.1-1.8m) with safety alarm system.
- Al-fresco dining area.
- Charcoal BBQ.
- Boules.
- Enclosed gardens (1.2 hectares).
- Ample car parking.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s) and high chair(s).
Chef/cook available.
Maid service included (5 hours/week).
Babysitting available.
Meal delivery service.
Extras available at this property (payable locally): 24h concierge, private chef, airport/train station pick-up/drop-off, chaffeur/private car rental, bike rental, boat rental, private plane rental, shopping service, butler, well-being coach, cooking classes, wine-tasting, booking of local activities (restaurants, festivals, concerts, exhibitions etc.).
Arrival time: 5.00 p.m.
End of stay cleaning included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. 8 hours of maid service included.
Linen and towels included.
Pool towels included.
Heating costs included.
Minimum stay: 2 weeks in August, 7 nights during all other periods.
Pets are allowed on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking outside only.
Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy must be provided to the owner minimum one month before arrival.
Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
A/C in bedrooms only.
French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€2 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

The property is located just south-west of the city of Avignon, only a short drive from Les Alpilles Natural Park. Set in 1.2 hectares of private and beautiful gardens, there is little around you other than countryside and farmland so typical of this part of Provence.

The nearest small town (5km), is around a ten-minute drive away. In this typical small rural town you'll find a charming market on a Sunday morning where you can find all sorts of wonderful local specialities such as the herbal liquor (liqueur de Frigolet) and some other sweet delights. There is a handful of cafes, restaurants and shops scattered across the town and it's an authentic and pretty place to spend some time. The town also hosts a number of festivals, especially in the summer months.

This area offers a great number of activities such as walking paths, cycling and mountain biking and horse-riding as well as tennis in the local town and golf courses across this region. Rock-climbing is popular in both Les Alpilles and the Luberon whilst those who love canoeing or kayaking should head to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (30km) or the incredible Pont du Gard (35km) near Nîmes (45km, a must for lovers of Roman history). Wine-lovers will especially appreciate being so close to Châteauneuf-du-Pape (30km) as well as having some amazing vineyards even closer.

The small city of Avignon (13km) is easily reached within a short drive, famous for its wonderful markets (the covered market, weekend farmer's market as well as the flower and flea markets) and excellent restaurants, cafes and wine-bars. The town is full of fascinating history and is home to two of UNESCO's world heritage sites, the Pope's Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge.

The enchanting landscapes of Les Alpilles Natural Park are just to the south where you can discover rolling hills of summer meadows, lavender fields, vineyards and olive groves as well as the majestic mountains of this region. Archetypal Provençal villages and towns such as Saint-Rémy (11km), Les Baux-de-Provence (17km) and Eygalières (24km) are waiting to be discovered.

Other idyllic villages can be found in the Luberon area such as Gordes (42km), one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages', Ménerbes (40km), Roussillon (50km) and Lacoste (45km), all within an hours drive.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Avignon (16km)
Nearest Airport 2: Nimes (45km)
Nearest Train Station: Gare TGV Avignon (13km)
Nearest Village: 5km
Nearest Restaurant: 5km
Nearest Supermarket: 4km
Nearest Town/City: Saint-Rémy/Avignon (11km/13km)
Nearest Golf: Golf Barbentane (12km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
<1hr to Airport
Tennis Nearby
Cycling
Horse Riding
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

There are some great activities in this part of Provence with a tennis club in the local town as well as walking paths, cycling and mountain biking in the region. There are horse-riding stables nearby and those seeking adrenaline fuelled adventure will enjoy rock-climbing either in Les Alpilles or the Luberon area.

Visit Avignon with the kids to marvel at the historic sights and take the road-train tour if you have little ones with tired legs. The city of Nîmes is also a must for history lovers with its fascinating Roman ruins.

Heading south, art lovers can follow the Van Gogh trail in Saint-Rémy, ending at Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole where the artists spent many years creating some of his most famous works. The archaeological site of Glanum nearby will also appeal to those fascinated by ancient history.

Hire kayaks and canoes along the river Sorgue in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, heading towards L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (famous for its antique shops and Sunday market) or drive to the incredible Pont du Gard near Nîmes, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Other places that may appeal to families include Wave Island, a water-based park near Carpentras and Le Jarditrain, a model railway park, just a little further. Animal lovers can also spend the day at Zoo Barben, around an hour away.

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £5242
High Season: £7864

Security deposit: €3000 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection

Key Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Pets considered
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby

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