Set in the heart of Les Alpilles Natural Park, this charming villa is the ideal location for experiencing Provence.
A small village is just a short walk away, where you can enjoy its picturesque features as you purchase some bread and local produce.
This traditional and modern property benefits from light coloured ceiling beams in the living area that complement the open plan staircase.
Cosy evenings can be had by the stoned fireplace, whilst in summer you can open the French doors to enjoy the warmth of the sun.
Outside, the spacious dining areas are enclosed within the garden, perfectly placed in the shade.
Two rows of hedges and a bamboo surround the salt water swimming pool to give it privacy for those swimming and lounging.
This area is full of idyllic villages and world renowned towns, surrounded by vineyards and orchards, giving it a delightful setting.
Rock climbing, riding, mountain biking and walking are all possible in the local Natural Park, as you take in the surrounding nature.
Within walking distance you can reach the village of Mausanne, renowned for producing fine olive oil.
For those wishing to explore nature, the historic city of Arles leads to La Camargue where you can see wild white horses and pink flamingos, and take a visit to the beach.
Villa Interiors (150m2)
Le Sable d’Or is situated a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of a delightful, small village full of characterful houses with brightly coloured shutters, flower filled gardens and an interesting museum. At the end of your short stroll you’ll also find a delicatessen, bakery, café and restaurant.
Here is Provence at its best, full of charm and surrounded by beautiful countryside at the foot of the splendid Alpilles mountain range. The whole fantastic area of Les Alpilles Natural Park and beyond is filled with vineyards, idyllic villages, beautiful towns and rolling hills of olive trees.
Within a five-minute drive (or leisurely walk) you will find Mausanne, known for its amazing olive oil – look out for painters, sculptors and other artists exhibiting their work on Friday evenings. There are some lovely restaurants here as well as grocery stores and shops selling delicious local food.
Also nearby, the unique village of Les Baux de Provence, classified as one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages', is well worth a visit for its impressive charm and stunning setting. A little further, St-Rémy is renowned for its artistic community which displays its art in the village galleries whilst Eygalières is one of the prettiest hilltop villages in Provence where several A-list celebrities can be spotted.
Van Gogh’s much loved Arles is only 17km away, known for its fine architecture and Roman remains, particularly the Amphitheatre which now hosts plays and concerts. Travel onwards from this great city towards La Camargue with its 900 square kilometres of beaches, lagoons, rice fields, pink flamingos and wild white horses where you can try out riding, trekking, quad biking and take a jeep tour cross the exciting terrain.
Avignon was once considered the centre of the world when the papacy resided there. There are so many historical sites and museums to visit here, not forgetting the famous bridge, now a UNESCO World heritage site. Also, the pleasant historic town of Tarascon lies between Arles and Avignon on the banks of the River Rhône and is a lovely day out.
The whole area has so much to offer the adventurous traveller - horse-riding, golf, walking, climbing and mountain biking in the most glorious countryside. There are plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the region from model railways to tree-top centres.