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La Bastide Oliver

Chateau with 11 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and swimming pool in Le Village-Saint-Martin-de-Crau, the South of France

From £15,166 per week

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Chateau to rent in Le Village-Saint-Martin-de-Crau, the South of France

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 22
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Open fire

Chateau overview - owner's description

Built at the end of the 19th century, the Chateau has retained the style of this period with the passing of time. Moving through the numerous rooms, furnished and decorated with a traditional style.

Built at the end of the 19th century, the Chateau has retained the style of this period with the passing of time. Moving through the numerous rooms, furnished and decorated with a traditional style, you will be amazed by its ornamental fireplaces, its wide open spaces and its sophistication, perfectly representing the Italian prestige of the era.
The Mas lies just 50 meters from the Chateau. In a more rustic style, it will win you over with its Provencal charm combining character, simplicity and and warmth. With its vast living room equipped with a pool table, its large dining room and kitchen, its six bedrooms and bathrooms, up to 12 people can enjoy this welcoming and peaceful retreat. There is a second house with 5 additional bedrooms and a 4 bed dormitory increasing the capacity to 21 guests.

Right in the heart of the Crau region, in a unique environment between the Camargue region and the Alpilles mountains, lies La Bastide Oliver. Step into this exceptional property set in 300 hectares of land, and at the end of a sycamore-bordered lane, more than a 100-year old, fall under the spell of this magnificent 19th century Italian chateau and its traditional Provencal mas.

You benefit from hotel standard services such as laundry, bed linen, towels, a welcome basket, cosmetic products, concierge services, and a complimentary cleaning service, 2 hours daily. Services available: grocery shopping, transfers from/to the train station or the airport, homemade Provencal cooking and home service from the chef.
Part of the chateau is occupied by the concierge. It cannot be accessed to where guests are staying.

Good news! This property is available as a Vill'otelYey! Wait… what is that?
It's the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel. What's included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.


1) Chateau and Mas (22 pax)
2) Chateau (12 pax)
3) Mas (10 pax)
Chateau Interior
Boasting 9 rooms on three floors, the Chateau offers 6 spacious double bedrooms, each one with its own en-suite bathroom, 2 large living rooms, a huge dining room with an adjoining kitchen as well as a library. This property can accommodate up to twelve people.

Mas Interior
The neighbouring Mas has 5 double bedrooms and one large children's dormitory with 4 single beds with 4 bathrooms.

Outside Grounds
Throughout your stay, the clean, fruity Provencal air will invite you to enjoy the bastide's park. Both of these prestigious dwellings are idyllically set in a magnificent park spanning 300 hectares, which will meet all of your desires and more. After a breath of fresh air in the spacious swimming pool, let yourself be carried away by the 150 walkways meandering through the property, amongst the olive trees and the forest, by bike or on foot. When you want to relax, you can find all the necessary furniture (chaises longues, mattresses, garden tables, chairs, etc.) by the swimming pool (20m x 6m) or on the terraces of the bastide.
Regardless of the time, day or night, you can enjoy alfresco dining and the pool house can used as a second kitchen. In this peaceful environment, sheltered from all noise pollution and visual eyesores, you can relax and experience the holiday you've been dreaming of.
Respectful of the tradition, the chateau is yet fully equipped:

  • In terms of electrical household appliances, you will find an American fridge, a freezer, a 'Lacanche' range cooker, a fan-assisted oven, a microwaves, a dishwasher, a washing-machine and tumble dryer.
  • In terms of leisure facilities, you will have access to two satellite TVs, a Hi-Fi system, a Wi-Fi network for laptops and an ADSL broadband equipment.


La Bastide Oliver boasts an exceptional setting, the property is located in the Crau region, which is both protected and unique in France, made up of steppes with a huge range of flora and fauna. It's the perfect place to go for a stroll.
Offering varying climates and different types of terrain, the regions surrounding the Crau are also awe-inspiring and varied. In the west you'll find la Camargue, the amazing watery land where you can discover on horseback the charms of the marshes, forests and rice fields. To the north les Alpilles rise up, a range of little mountains where you'll enjoy hiking amongst rivers, canals, olive groves and outcrops of white rock. Lovers of urban tourism, however, will not be out of step. The region includes cultural, historical and architectural treasures. Just kilometres away lie some of the most beautiful villages in France like Baux de Provence or Saint Remy de Servanne, or lose yourself in the old town of Arles, famous for its Roman and Romanesque buildings, in world heritage sites, such as les Arenes, or for its little Provencal streets. A dozen kilometres further away, discover Aix en Provence, capital of Provence, city of a thousand fountains, Avignon, its colour-filled festival and the majestic Popes' palace, Marseille, the multi-cultural European capital of culture, or even Montpellier, with its exceptionally well-preserved city center. From a practical perspective, just minutes away you can find all the little shops you need for everyday living (supermarket, bakery, etc.) The local gastronomy, strong in flavour and in colour, will make its way onto your plate in any one of the numerous charming regional restaurants. Last but not least, leisure activities aren't lacking in the area either, just a couple of minutes is enough time to reach the cinema, the terrace of a bar, the theatre or the golf club.


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This chateau is:

67.7km from Avignon - Caumont Airport
Outside this chateau in Le Village-Saint-Martin-de-Crau, the South of France
This chateau has a pool.

Prices and availability

Updated 23 October 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 7 January 2017 - 5 January 2024: the minimum stay is 2 nights.



  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £891.27 per booking, paid locally



11 bedrooms, Sleeps 22


11 bathrooms

Swimming pool

Private pool


DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, TV, Satellite / cable


Open fire, Car hire optional

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