Enchanting holiday home filled with character and high-end comfort, in a residential area

Sleeps: 11
Bedrooms: 5
Weekly price guide: £3486-£7092
Pool: Yes
Type: Farmhouse
Property Ref: LEM3058

General Description

It feels like your own small corner of paradise at this property, an enchanting holiday home filled with character and high-end comfort. Set within walking distance to the pretty town of St-Rémy, this wonderful mas is the perfect place for your Provençal adventures.

The farmhouse originally dates back to the 19th century and has been splendidly restored whilst retaining so many traditional features. You feel a sense of its history as you as you step into the elegant living room with ornate furnishings, antique pieces, a hearty fireplace and an impressive wood-beamed ceiling. There's also a cosy TV room and pretty office but the second pièce de résistance is the grand kitchen-diner which has been beautifully decorated. Ideal for enthusiastic chefs, the grill over the fireplace contrasts perfectly with modern appliances whilst bright sunlight floods in from the French windows.

There are five handsome bedrooms, each one with their own style from old paintings adorning the wall to traditional furnishings and homely artefacts. Upstairs, the master bedroom features a clawfoot tub in its bathroom and a pretty covered balcony whilst on the ground floor a lovely triple bedroom leads out to the garden. One of the bedrooms is in its own annexe, just off the summer kitchen, perhaps ideal for older teens. In all cases, air-conditioning, private bathrooms and TVs feature in every bedroom.

The wonderful gardens are such a pleasant place to be whether sipping your morning coffee by the kitchen doors, enjoying long lunches under the bamboo shade or swimming in the heated pool as kids play on the lawn. In the summer the garden comes alive with the colours of Provence and the scent of lavender is divine. Spend evenings lounging by the poolside with an l'apéro before preparing a feast in the summer kitchen or strolling out to one of the many charming restaurants in St-Rémy.

Wander around the pretty lanes of St-Rémy, discovering little art galleries, boutiques and bistros, enjoy the atmospheric Wednesday morning market and sip Côtes de Provence in a café under the plane trees. There are many other villages to explore across the glorious Les Alpilles Natural Regional Park such as Eygalières and Le Baux-de-Provence, or head further afield to the historic cities of Avignon and Arles, both within half an hour.

The villages and landscapes of the magical Luberon region as well as the mesmerising Camargue are also nearby. Or stay closer to home and follow walking trails through beautiful countryside, cycle past summer fields of lavender or play golf in stunning surroundings. This part of Provence offers something for everyone.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interiors (258m2):

Ground Floor:
- Living room with fireplace.
- Kitchen-diner (40m2), well-equipped including hobs, two ovens, dishwasher, microwave, plancha-grill, fridge-freezer and kitchen island.
- Office with TV.
- Small living room with TV and doors leading to terrace.
- Bedroom One with double bed (140x190cm) and single bed (90x180cm), TV and shower room with WC. Doors leading to the terrace.
- Laundry room.
- Shower room with WC (wheelchair accessible).

First Floor:
- Bedroom Two with double bed (160x200cm), TV and shower room with WC.
- Bedroom Three with double bed (160x200cm), TV and shower room with WC.
- Bedroom Four with double bed (180x200cm), TV and bathroom with bath, shower, double sink and WC. Doors lead to balcony with table and chairs.

Separate Annexe:
- Bedroom Five with two trundle beds (90cm each) with TV, shower room and WC (door leading to covered terrace and summer kitchen).

Outside Grounds:
- Heated swimming pool (5x12m, depth: 1.3m) with safety shutter. Heated approximately March to end of October.
- Poolside lounge and sunbeds.
- Al-fresco dining areas.
- Covered terrace with summer kitchen with sink, fridge and plancha.
- Enclosed grounds (700m2).
- Car parking area.
- Electric gate.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s).
Chef/cook available.
Maid service available.
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.
Heating costs included.
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.
Linen and towels included.
Pool towels included.
The pool is heated approximately March - end October. to Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
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.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

The property is set in a residential area just on the edge of the charming town of St-Rémy, located in the incredible Les Alpilles Natural Regional Park, Provence.

It's about a fifteen minute walk into St-Rémy (1km), a lovely Provençal town filled with cobbled streets, pretty squares, inviting shops and atmospheric bistros, cafes and bars. There's a great market on a Wednesday morning when stalls spill out from Place de la République down winding lanes and squares, selling all sorts of wonderful local produce - arrive early to soak up the ambience, after all it's just a short walk away.

The town is also famous for its links to Vincent Van Gogh who lived here after he checked himself into the monastery, St Paul de Mausole, and created around 150 paintings during his time including some of his most famous artworks such as 'Starry Night'. Even today, artists fill the town and you can admire their work in many of the little art galleries scattered across the old lanes. On some summer Sundays artists display and sell their work along the 'Route des Artistes'.

St-Rémy is set in the beautiful Les Alpilles Natural Regional Park which is filled with olive groves, vineyards, undulating hills and mountainous landscapes. It's a fine region for walking, cycling and horse-riding and there are also rock-climbing opportunities in the mountains. Sample some of France's best olive oil and stop off for lunch in the picturesque village of Maussane-les-Alpilles (11km), spot celebrities who own houses in idyllic Eygalières (14km) and visit the incredible Les Baux-de-Provence (10km), one of France's 'Plus Beaux Villages'.

Further afield, the Luberon region is filled with stunning landscapes and more mesmerising villages such as Ménerbes (37km), Lacoste (45km) and Gordes (42km) whilst L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (34km) has a wonderful Sunday morning brocante, many antique shops and is a great spot for canoeing along the Sorgue River.

The small city of Avignon (26km) is filled with history, including some incredible UNESCO sites, as well as excellent restaurants and wonderful markets whilst Nîmes (42km) has many fascinating Roman ruins to visit. The magnificent Pont du Gard (39km) bridge, another UNESCO World Heritage site, is another great place to hire canoes or simply admire the beauty enjoying a picnic by the river.

Another one of Van Gogh's favourite haunts, Arles (24km), is just over half an hour away. It's also the gateway to the Camargue, an amazing place to spend the day admiring the everchanging landscapes of wild white horses, pink flamingos, rice fields. You can even reach the beach in an hour at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (65km).

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Avignon (20km)
Nearest Airport 2: Nimes (42km)
Nearest Airport 3: Marseille (75km)
Nearest Train Station: Gare Tgv Avignon (22km)
Nearest Town/City: St-Rémy-de-Provence (1km)
Nearest Restaurant: St-Rémy-de-Provence (1km)
Nearest Supermarket: St-Rémy-de-Provence (1.5km)
Nearest Golf: Domaine de Manville (12km)

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

Families will enjoy following the Van Gogh trail in both nearby St-Rémy and also Arles, looking out for the signs showing you where Van Gogh painted many of his works. The St-Rémy trail ends at St Paul de Mausole where you can visit Van Gogh's rooms where he stayed for so many years. The archaeological site of Glanum is also a fascinating place to visit, just south of St-Rémy.

There's also cycling, beautiful walks, horse-riding and pony treks as well as rock-climbing both in Les Alpilles and the Luberon region. There are some great places to hire kayaks and canoes, either around the magnificent Pont du Gard, near Nimes, or at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse where you can paddle along the Sorgue as far as the lovely town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Avignon is another lovely day out - take the little road train to see the sights or perhaps take a boat trip across the Rhone.

Other places to visit with children include Wave Island, a waterpark near Carpentras, Jarditrain, a miniature railway just under an hour away and Zoo Barben, to the south, which features hundreds of animals over many acres of land.

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: £3486
High Season: £7092

Security deposit: €10,000 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before 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
  • Cot available
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby
  • Heated pool