Villa with 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and private pool in Vaison-la-Romaine, the South of France
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Villa to rent in Vaison-la-Romaine, the South of France
Welcome to paradise en Provence, where privacy and tranquillity are combined with incredible convenience. At this beautiful 5600-square-metre (1.
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Welcome to paradise en Provence, where privacy and tranquillity are combined with incredible convenience. At this beautiful 5600-square-metre (1.4 acre) private estate on the banks of the river l'Ouveze, you're just a few minutes' walk away from the centre of the enchanting Provencal village of Vaison la Romaine.
The property comprises a main house and an annex just a few steps from one another, and set back 50 meters from the small road beside the river. The main house, a 200-sqm traditional Provencal stone mas, comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests, and the smaller 100-sqm annex house, a loft-style architectural gem, comfortably sleeps a further 4 people in two bedrooms.
Both houses have their own patio areas, with splendid views of the chateau across the river to the west and towards Mont Ventoux to the east. The private pool terrace is a beautiful paved area with sun loungers, surrounded by fragrant lavender bushes and pink oleanders, and overlooked by an atmospheric outdoor dining and activity area. Here, you can play petanque or ping pong, dine al fresco, or just relax in the hammock or on one of the loungers. From these garden areas guests can take in unobstructed views of the hilltop medieval castle that sits high atop the opposite bank of the river l'Ouveze.
Just a few hundred metres down the river lies the historic Roman bridge, and at a similar distance you'll also find the ancient hilltop medieval city, along with two major Roman antiquities sites right in the centre of town. Also in the centre of Vaison la Romaine you'll find the pedestrian shopping streets and the main square, with a great selection of shops, cafes and restaurants, where you can relax and take in the atmosphere of Provence.
1) Main House + Annex (max pax: 12)
2) Main House Only (max pax: 8)
Main House Interior
The picturesque main house is a classic Provencal stone structure, with thick walls to keep it cool in the summer and comfortably accommodates up to 8 people. The interior has been completely renovated and modernised, with an open plan living, dining and modern country-style kitchen area on the ground floor. It has 5 bedrooms (3 doubles and 1 single on the ground floor, 1 double master bedroom with en-suite bathroom upstairs, with a great view of the medieval castle!) and 3 luxurious modern bathrooms (2 on the ground floor). All beds have very comfortable, high quality mattresses. There is also a library with billiards.
The huge outdoor patio/terrace directly accessible from the living/dining/kitchen area is ideal for relaxing in the sun or dining al fresco and taking in the lovely views.
Annexe House (max. cap: 4)
The adjacent smaller annex house is an architectural gem with a spacious loft-style open-plan kitchen-dining-living area, 2 bedrooms, a large, modern bathroom, and a separate WC. It comfortably accommodates 4 people. It opens onto a small terrace with views of the Mont Ventoux in the distance and the hills just across the river.
The totally enclosed private property comprises 5600 sqm of garden with oak, olive, fig, lavender kaki and other lovely trees and plants. The pool area features beautiful natural stone tiles providing ample space to relax on the loungers, surrounded by fragrant lavender and colourful pink oleander bushes. There is also an outdoor dining and activity area overlooking the pool.
The 4x8m (13x26 feet) heated pool uses a modern salt ionization system, making the water silky smooth. There is plenty of room to relax around the pool on loungers on the lovely natural stone tiles surrounded by bright, fragrant flowers and with views to the medieval castle.
There is also ample outdoor parking for several vehicles.
Vaison la Romaine is steeped in history, surrounded by vineyards and teeming with hiking and biking routes in the area. The Mont Ventoux, made famous by the Tour de France, is visible from the property and is only 10km away, providing challenging cycling routes and breath-taking views from the Mediterranean to the Alps. Find out why renowned travel journalist, Alastair Campbell, loves this region so much and has been holidaying here for the past 30 years, over on Telegraph Travel.
The pedestrian shopping streets, with the Marche Provencal on Tuesdays, are only a 3-minute walk away, as are a multitude of charming cafes and restaurants. In the Cite Medieval, just across the Roman Bridge (that is the same 3-minute walk away), you'll find historic houses, a church, and castle ruins at the top of the village, which also boasts many enchanting art galleries, shops and restaurants.
Vaison's rich past will enchant those who love historical places, as masterly showcased in the open-air antiquity sites in the town centre. If it's entertainment you want, then take in a concert or dance performance at the Theatre Antique (outdoor Roman Theatre). And, for shopping and dining, Vaison boasts all modern amenities, including cafes, restaurants, shops, bakeries, supermarkets and just about anything else you could possibly need during your stay.
The region is a wine aficionado's paradise, with delectable local Cote du Rhone varietals from Vaison and the charming surrounding villages, such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, along with Sablon, Roaix, Cairanne, Rasteau, Baume de Venise and Vacqueyras. All of these villages of the same name as their wines are close by and well worth visiting for a tasting!
Other activities in the area include an adventure park, Oxygene, just down the road (750m), hiking and biking routes in the surrounding hills (500m), horses (3km), rock climbing (14km), water parks (15km-17km), a river walk (Promenade dans le Toulourenc, 13km), canoeing under the Pont du Gard (1 hour away), a cultural visit to the Papal Palace in Avignon (45 minutes away) and Mediterranean beaches near Marseilles and the Camargues (1-1/4 hours away). The Seve Ballesteros-designed Pont Royal Golf course is an hour drive away, as is Provence Country Club, while there is a 9-hole course in Orange 30-minutes away.
Vaison is easily accessible from the main N-S A7 Autoroute du Soleil, just a 30-minute drive away. It's 45 minutes from Avignon and the nearest TGV station, an hour from the airport at Nimes, and 1-1/4 hours to the Marseilles airport.
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Updated 4 July 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 17 July 2018 - 28 September 2024: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Refundable Breakage Deposit
£886.41 per booking, paid locally
7 bedrooms, Sleeps 12
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi
Air conditioning, Open fire