This stunning holiday retreat is a beautiful setting for exploring the idyllic Les Alpilles Natural Park in the Provence.
Up to 12 guests can sleep in this six bedroom property, giving plenty of space for guests to relax on their own or socialise together.
The modern comforts complement the carefully chosen furniture and beautiful stone floors.
Patio doors emerge from the living spaces and three of the bedrooms, allowing the inside to blend with the outside.
Outside, the heated pool is found next to the oleanders and under the olive trees, giving it an idyllic setting.
The outside kitchen is perfect for sipping a drink in the evening, admiring the local landscape.
This region is filled with things to explore once you are ready.
From vineyards and orchards to idyllic villages and world renowned towns, you can experience so much.
Nature lovers will adore the Les Alpilles Natural Park and all it has to offer, with the more active types able to enjoy rock climbing, horse riding and mountain biking.
Mausanne is nearby, a town renowned for its olive oil and windmills.
Arles is also accessible from this property, where you can explore its dramatic landscape and countryside.
Villa Interiors (190m2 inc. annexe)
- Large open plan living and dining area
- Open plan kitchen well-equipped with electric oven, cooking plates, microwave, fridge freezer and Nespresso machine
- Laundry room
- Bedroom 1 with double bed (140cm)
- Bedroom 2 with two single beds (90cm) (low, sloping ceiling)
- Bedrooms 1 and 2 share an interconnecting shower room with WC
- Bedroom 3 with double bed (180cm), TV and shower
Annexe (each room accessed by doors from the garden)
- Bedroom 4 with two single beds (90cm) or double bed (180cm). Shower and WC
- Bedroom 5 with double bed (140cm), shower and WC
- Bedroom 6 with double bed (140cm), shower and WC
Outside Grounds (1900m2)
- Heated swimming pool (8m x 3m, depth: 1.5m) with safety alarm
- Sunbeds (x10)
- Covered terrace and al-fresco dining area with two tables
- Al-fresco lounge
- Summer kitchen with Plancha BBQ, fridge freezer, additional fridge, fryer, ice-maker and Nespresso machine
- Hammocks (x3)
- Boules pitch
- Enclosed grounds
- Covered parking
- Wi-Fi printer
- TVs (cable TV)
- Bose speakers
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
This villa is one of a cluster of villas set in a rural location only a five-minute drive away from a picturesque village in the heart of the Provence des Alpilles. Here you will find ancient stone houses built from local fifteenth century quarries, a small museum, restaurants, a pretty church, and some rosemary and thyme scented walks amongst the surrounding hills of olives, oaks and pines. You are situated here in the heart of this astounding area of vineyards, idyllic villages, world-renowned towns, and summer landscapes of sunflowers both in Les Alpilles Natural Park and beyond.
Mausanne-les-Alpilles (10km), set in the Vallée des Baux, is a delightful village in the heart of the park, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Fine olive oil is produced in its two remaining windmills which visitors are invited to sample alongside some of the region’s other fine gourmet produce such as cheese and honey. Every Friday painters, sculptors and other artists exhibit in the central square until the sun sets.
Les Baux-de-Provence (11km) is classified as one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages'. Explore its pretty squares, narrow streets and little shops, then wander around the fortified-chateau. This small village and its ruined castle are known as the stars of the Alpilles. Set on a rocky spur it has panoramic views across the Crau plain, the Camargue and the city of Arles. The adventurous can find some beautiful walking trails around the village and beyond or visit the surrounding vineyards and olive groves to sample yet more of the region’s fine foods.
Tarascon (13km) is a pleasant historical Provencal town situated between Arles and Avignon on the banks of the River Rhône. Explore its medieval lanes, sunny flower filled squares and the chateau which has been built on the remains of a Roman castrum. There are a couple of museums here, one of which is dedicated to the character Tartarin, a popular character in Provencal literature. Afterwards you deserve to find a pleasant terrace café for a drink or two.
St-Rémy-de-Provence (19km) is the place to visit if you want to take home a piece of artwork - many artists live in the area and display or sell their works of art in the village galleries. Vincent Van Gogh stayed at the asylum in St Paul de Mausole, which can be visited today. On selected Sundays in the summer months, the ‘Route des Artistes’ is filled with local artists showing off their work, creating a vibrant atmosphere. The town is also famous for its many restaurants, from homely bistros to Michelin starred establishments and there is an excellent food market on Wednesday mornings.
The wonderful city of Arles (9km) is known for its fine architecture and fascinating Roman remains, particularly the Amphitheatre which now hosts plays and concerts. Vincent Van Gogh loved this city which inspired over 500 works of art during his short time here, including the famous Café la Nuit depicting the Place du Forum. The city is full of museums and galleries and there is a great market on a Saturday morning. Food lovers will also appreciate the wonderful dining opportunities from pavement cafes to fine food establishments.
Arles is a seductive stepping stone into the 900 square kilometres of La Camargue with its wild countryside, beaches, lagoons, rice fields, galloping white horses and pink flamingos. So many activities can be found here ranging from riding, trekking and quad biking to jeep tours across this fascinating terrain.