This one has been a great find for us! It is a four bedroom house with A/C, set over one level in the midst of the orchards and olive groves that this part of Provence is famous for. The house and large garden will accommodate ten people comfortably with four bedrooms, three shower/bathrooms and plenty of living space.
The location, in the countryside of the Alpilles Regional Parc, offers privacy in a tranquil environment whilst affording the guests excellent access to all the nearby villages, towns and attractions.
As you can see from the photographs, all the furnishings and fixtures and fittings are new and of the highest quality. It is a large house, very thoughtfully designed to be light and spacious, particularly the living/kitchen/dining areas.
Coupled with the large covered and uncovered terrace, the swimming pool and the large garden, there is plenty of room, either inside or outside.
The nearest village, Aureille, is just over 2kms away so getting the bread in the morning is a nice walk or a very quick drive. Read on to find out more about the local area and further details on the facilities available at this property.
Living room: There is a lovely spacious and light, open-plan living area. It has a TV, fireplace (wood provided), two sofas and dining table and chairs for 10 people. The style is traditional Provencal colours, mixed with a lovely contemporary feel.
Kitchen: The kitchen has pretty much everything you would need for up to ten people. There is an electric oven and hob, microwave oven, a fridge-freezer, kettle, coffee-machine and a toaster
Utility room: Next to the kitchen is a laundry room with washing machine, iron and ironing board
Bedrooms: There are four good sized bedrooms in total, all on the ground floor. There are two double rooms with beds measuring 160cms, each with an en-suite shower room and WC. There are then two additional bedrooms, one twin bedded room and another with four single beds.
Bathrooms: In addition to the two en-suite shower rooms already mentioned above, there is one other bathroom with a bath and a separate WC
Additional accommodation / information: There is also a burglar alarm for security and the house has air-conditioning.
Outside: The house is set in the middle of olive groves and orchards. The land with the house measures approximately 2700 metres squared, enclosed and safe. There are lots of olives trees and grassed area which you can use for recreation, plus there is a BBQ for your use.
Swimming pool: Open from April to Oct, this is a good sized measuring 4.5m X 10m and importantly it is fenced and secure. There is plenty of outdoor furniture including table and chairs, four sun beds and four deck chairs. There is also an outside toilet to save having to go into the house when you are relaxing by the pool!
Internet / Telephone: Sorry, there is no telephone or internet connection here but you can use a dongle.
Baby facilities: There is a babys cot and high chair available on request, just let us know if you need them.
Winter heating: If you are visiting during the winter months (Oct to March), the cost for winter heating is calculated using the meter at the house and payable locally please.
End-of-stay cleaning: The end of stay cleaning service is arranged by the owner and included in the cost of the rental.
Bed & bathroom linen: Can be provided by the owner for a charge of 10 euros per person, payable locally.
In France it is necessary to pay a taxe de sejour (tourist stay tax) and this is calculated based on the number of people (adults) in your group and the time of year you stay. Under 18's are exempt. We will advise you of any tax due at the time you make your reservation.
Damage deposit: The owner requests a damage deposit of 200 euros, payable on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Change over day: The change over day in the summer months is Saturday although outside of these months, there may well be some flexibility. Just contact us to request an alternative arrival/departure day
Long weekend stays: Possible out of season
Pets: are not permitted at this villa - sorry.
Smoking: is not permitted inside this villa – sorry.
About the local area
Local shops can be found at Aureille (2km) or Mouries (5km). Aureille is fairly quiet with just one or two shops but it does have the all important cafe/bar and a boulangerie.Mouries is a village well serviced with bakers, butchers, grocers, bank and a post office as well as a weekly market, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Local markets are found in nearly all the local villages at least one day a week. There are also some great markets which are a little larger in St Remy de Provence, Arles and Cavaillon, all less than 30 minutes drive away. The nearest supermarket is about 7kms away in St Martin de Crau
Sporting activities It's a great location for touring and leisure; there is tennis in the village, a golf course just on the doorstep of the village, as are the cycling, walking and horse riding paths across the beautiful Alpilles which are practically on the doorstep
Beaches can be found on the Mediterranean coast which is about a 45-55 minute drive away, easily accessible for a morning or afternoon out
Sightseeing is endless. The property is situated in the heart of one of the best the Olive growing regions of Provence - a panorama of Olive Groves with stunning limestone scenery as the backdrop. There are then all the local towns; Avignon, Arles, Aix en Provence, the City of Marseille and the sleepy villages of the Luberon. You also have the vineyards of the Rhone not far away as well as the Carmargue National Park for some authentic nature - spoilt for choice and practically all of the attractions are well under an hour away.