Impressive 19th-century Provençal Mas with pool, just outside a walled, historic village

Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £5552-£7495
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: LEM3051


General Description

This is the real Provence…ancient villages and towns amidst cypresses, vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards.

Just outside a walled, historic village, the property is at the very heart of this formidable area, which has been blessed with beautiful scenery, UNESCO world heritage sites and world-renowned towns. It sits enviably between St-Remy-de-Provence and Avignon and within easy reach of the much-loved Luberon and Van Gogh's precious Arles, as well as Beaux-de-Provence, which is one of France's acclaimed 'plus beaux villages'.

This impressive and beautifully restored 19th-century Provençal farmhouse is your own private, walled retreat, filled with fragrant lavender paths, sycamore and centennial olive trees, as well as lush lawns, flowers and an array of mature trees providing precious shade. The grounds offer plenty of space for everyone to relax and unwind and the lovely heated swimming pool, boules court and plentiful terraces, provide perfect ways to spend quality time together.

Indoors, the beautiful, quality villa is spacious and filled with an attractive mix of antique and classic furniture, large open fireplaces and homely touches. All bedrooms take full advantage of the beautiful garden views, which are bathed in Mediterranean sunshine.

Guests will be spoiled whether staying in and enjoying the beauty and comforts of the villa, or going out and exploring the region, which offers an endless choice of days out. The lavender fields of Abbaye de Sénaque and Sault and the ochre cliffs of Roussillon may be just as tempting as sitting on the terrace with a glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which by the way, can also be reached from here…as well as Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaume-de-Venise and much more!

This property is the real Provence and guests here will be fully immersed in all its beauty, tradition and lifestyle, whilst being pampered by this lovely home.

Accommodation Facilities

Ground floor:
- Formal entrance/hallway.
- Living room with open fireplace, flat-screen satellite TV, home entertainment system. Antique staircase to first-floor mezzanine with sofa-bed and desk.
- Breakfast/Dining room with open fireplace, antique dining table for up to eight guests and doors leading to south-facing terrace and gardens.
- Well equipped kitchen with open fireplace, large oven with five hobs, two ovens and a teppanyaki, American model fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, orange press, mixer plus table and chairs. Doors leading to terrace and gardens.
- Library room leading to utility room.
- Guest WC.

First floor:
- Large double bedroom / family suite, with two hotel box-spring beds and seating area. Ensuite with large walk-in Italian shower, WC and double sink. Door leads to sitting area (mezzanine level) with a sofa-bed (suitable for up to two children) and desk. Antique stairs lead to downstairs living room. (NB access to this bedroom is via mezzanine level).
- Double bedroom with king-size bed (180x200cm), seating area and French balcony. Flat-screen TV with French channels. Ensuite with walk-in rain shower, WC and double sink.
- Double room with two hotel box-springs (2 x 90x200cm). Separate shower room with large Italian shower, sink and WC. Both room and shower room accessed via private hallway.
- Double room with two hotel box-springs (2 x 90x200cm). Separate shower room with double sink, WC and shower. Stunning garden views.

Outside Grounds:
- Vast enclosed gardens (6000m2) which can be lit up at night.
- South-facing terrace with table and chairs accessed from hallway, dining room and kitchen.
- Private heated swimming pool (size: 6m x 12m/ depth: up to 1.7m - 2.5m/ type of heating: solar panels) with 'Plage' style access and electric cover.
- Covered terrace overlooking swimming pool for al-fresco dining and fully equipped summer kitchen with BBQ, fridge, dishwasher and sink. Infrared heaters which can be used in early or late season evenings.
- Boules court.
- Property accessed via electric gates.
- Garage.
- Off road parking space.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: 3 cots and 2 highchairs are available.
Welcome pack included on arrival.
Maid service available (at €15 per hour).
Babysitting available (at €15 per hour).
Chef/cook available. Private chef and full catering.
Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Linen and towels included.
Pets welcome: on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking outside only.
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Pool heating charge: in April, May and September guests can request to pay an extra €150 per week to supplement solar heating with an electric pump. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Weddings, stag/hen parties are not allowed. Other celebrations are possible, please enquire.
Air-conditioning in bedrooms only.
Pool is open and heated by solar panels from mid April to mid October. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool towels included.
Heating costs included and firewood for the fireplaces also included.
Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

This villa is just a short drive from Noves (2.5km), a delightful village where you can find a variety of good restaurants, shops and a supermarket plus a weekly market. Visitors can explore the narrow winding streets from Noves' medieval past and admire beautiful 17th-century facades on the many historical buildings. Noves is well known for its many festivals throughout the year from bull runs, open-air feasts to folklore processions. The region produces some very good and affordable local red wines (although wine connoisseurs will not want to miss a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape within a thirty minutes drive!).

The property is in the heart of this formidable area of vineyards, idyllic hilltop villages, world-renowned towns, and summer landscapes of sunflowers. Gordes (30km) is just one of the beautiful villages worth visiting with stunning architecture, set in the outstanding Luberon region, surrounded by lavender fields in the summer months. Or head south to the heart of the Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles and the charming town of St-Remy-de-Provence (15km) where you can soak up the true Provencal way of life, especially on markets days. Van Gogh's precious Arles (42km) and Beaux-de-Provence (25km), one of France’s acclaimed ‘plus beaux villages’ are also within easy reach as well as a host of other pretty villages that make the region so famous and well loved.

The small but lively city of Avignon (12km) is a short drive and worthy of a visit during your stay. Explore the winding medieval streets, experience the excellent dining opportunities and visit two UNESCO world heritage sites, the Pope's Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge. The covered market offers all sorts of delights or head to the weekend farmers, flower and flea markets for wonderful local produce and a bargain or two. The bohemian quarter of the city, just next to the Sorgue river, has more of a village atmosphere with its artists, musicians, cafes and wine-bars.

Those looking for activity have so much on their doorstep. There is both horse-riding and golf within a short drive and both the immediate and wider area are a walkers and cyclists paradise with stunning countryside and landscapes. Older children will love kayaking in the Sorgue and there are plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the region from model railways and open castles to trekking across the tree tops and visiting a zoo.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Avignon / Marseilles Airport (6km / 65km)
Nearest Village: Noves (2.5km)
Nearest Town/City: Avignon/St Remy de Provence (12km/12km)
Nearest Restaurant: Noves (2.5km)
Nearest Supermarket: Noves (2.5km)
Nearest Golf: Golf d'Avignon Chateaublanc (5km)
Nearest Ferry port: Marseilles (70km)
Nearest Train Station: Avignon (13km)
Nearest Beach: Marseilles/Cassis (70km/80km)
Nearest Tennis: St Andiol (4km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Noves (2.5km)

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

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: £5552
High Season: £7495

Security deposit: €750 charged to client's credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Heated pool

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