You will feel totally immersed in the beauty of your surroundings in this private twenty acre estate.
There is so much on offer here, with the stunning formal gardens and two swimming pools offering the perfect atmosphere to relax in.
This property combines the secluded paradise of the private surroundings, with the close proximity to Provence.
The charm and character of the local Provencal area can be found in the main house.
The brand new kitchen boasts a large cooker whilst keeping its rustic feel.
The formal drawing room and air conditioned sitting room offer perfect spaces to relax inside, with sensational views of the gardens from all of the ground floor rooms.
Both indoor and outdoor dining is possible here, with a converted outbuilding serving as a stunning indoor area, whilst the outdoor terrace is perfect for soaking up the view.
The outstanding beauty and originality of the magnificent gardens here are famous throughout the gardening world.
With numerous areas with different atmospheres, you will love exploring this special space.
Here you will find two swimming pools, one of which overlooks the African garden, with adjoining pool house/
For the active guests, the tennis court contains an inbuilt basketball net and football nets, making it great for everything.
House Interior (max. pax: 16 adults +4 children)
On the ground floor there is a drawing room with extensive library containing a wide selection of books in both French and English. There is also an upright piano and fireplace. The drawing room leads through to a large bright hallway which has a large fireplace. The hallway goes through to a brand new kitchen which has a La Cornue range cooker with two ovens. Other appliances include a Quooker boiling hot water tap, two dishwashers, large fridge freezer, microwave, toaster and a Nespresso machine.
The adjoining dining room with fireplace is a cozy room with a circular oak dining table large enough to seat ten and the perfect setting for cooler nights when one wants to enjoy eating inside. Next to the dining room is an informal sitting room with large comfortable sofas and air conditioning. There is an 85 inch 4k HD flat screen television with French television channels, English satellite channels and Netflix as well as a Blu-Ray DVD player within a cabinet on the wall. The sitting room is split level with stairs leading up to a reading nook – an area perfect for children to enjoy. As well as a large selection of children’s books there is also a trunk containing toys and games.
All the ground floor rooms open out onto a stunning terrace that overlook the formal gardens. There is a large marble table on the terrace that is perfectly situated for dining outside as can eat admiring the beauty of the gardens whilst the magnificent plane trees provide much needed shade in the warmer months. All the ground floor rooms also benefit from a state of the art Sonos music system which can be easily used from any android or smartphone. Throughout the house there is wireless internet.
The owner has recently converted an outbuilding into a simply stunning indoor dining area, featuring Sonos speakers, where you can feast with family and friends in beautiful surroundings.This is situated just next to the main house.
There are three double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and one single bedroom. The master bedroom suite has a king sized bed, air-conditioning and an ensuite bathroom (with bath and separate shower) and a large dressing room. Next to the master bedroom are a twin bedroom and a double bedroom (with queen sized bed and air-conditioning) which share an ensuite bathroom (with bath) and separate WC. Next to these bedrooms is a door leading through to a family suite of large double bedroom (with a king sized bed and air-conditioning) with adjoining single room which has both a cot bed and large single bed in – these rooms share an ensuite bathroom (with shower) and would be perfect for a family. There is also a utility room on this floor that comes with separate washing machine and tumble drier, clothes horse and sink.
On the second floor there is a large double bedroom suite with a king sized bed, air-conditioning and ensuite bathroom (with bath and separate shower) and walk in wardrobe. Next to this bedroom is a twin bedroom and then a separate attic dormitory with air-conditioning and four single beds. These bedrooms share a hallway bathroom (with shower). All bedrooms come with hairdryers and dressing gowns. Bathroom toiletries are also supplied.
1 double bedroom and one twin bedroom each with ensuite shower rooms and air conditioning (these bedrooms are perfect for couples who want a little more privacy as each one is totally separate to the main house and within the beautiful gardens)
These include a wonderful children's playground and play area in the vast grounds, including a sandpit, large sunken trampoline and beautiful wooden playhouses. In addition to this there is an outdoor ping-pong table, badminton, cricket and croquet sets that can be easily set up at in the far field. The garden also now features a beautiful in-built barbecue just by the main house.
This villa is ideally situated to profit from all the very best Provence has to offer. Located just ten minutes from the beautiful St. Rémy-de-Provence and within half an hour’s reach of the towns of Avignon, Arles, and L’isle sur-la-Sorgue, to name but a few.
There is a wealth of cultural and historical attractions within an easy drive. In Arles, you can see the Roman ruins, the Museum of Arles and Provence or go to the lively Saturday market.
In Avignon, there is the Palais des Papes, an important medieval gothic building, boasting one of the largest gothic fortresses in Europe. You can take a leisurely boat ride on the canals that pass through L’isle sur-la-Sorgue, a small but vibrant town, particularly visited for its many antique shops and where you can see working water wheels throughout.
Alternatively, you may wish to sample local wines and visit Château Romanin in St. Rémy where you can enjoy a tour of their vineyards and see their cellars.
Leisure activities around the area include horseback riding tours in Egalières, or avid golfers can tee off from either the Servanes or Pont Royal courses nearby. For those feeling more adventurous, hire a bike for the day and choose a challenging long distance mountain bike trail. Whether an easy or vigorous route, cycling is one of the best ways to experience the breath-taking vistas of the Provencal countryside.
For family days out with the children, there are a variety of adventures to choose from. Rent a canoe in Avignon and view its historic buildings from the river Rhône, or take the steam train of Cévennes from Anduze to Saint-Jean-du-Gard, passing through the typical landscapes of the region or spend the day at the Zoo in La Barben, where you can see a huge variety of creatures: elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, wolves and yaks.
This villa is just outside of Noves, a beautiful small town which has two chemists, a supermarket and fine local bakery meaning you are just a short four minute drive from picking up your fresh croissants in the morning.