St Remy de Provence luxury villa - Les Pierres Blanches is a newly-built, modern villa in an ancient setting, sitting in almost 750 acres of vineyards, one of the largest wine domaines in the region bordering the beautiful village of Les Baux de Provence in Les Alpilles.
It is tastefully decorated and furnished, and boasts beautiful views not only of the Alpilles mountains but also of the ruined castle which dominates the landscape surrounding Les Baux. The castle can be traced back to the 10th century. It was finally destroyed by the local people in 1632 to bring an end to the centuries of conflicts, revolts, sieges and wars of religion which had taken place there. Today, quaint artisan shops and restaurants line the tiny cobbled streets. A wider range of amenities can be found at Mausanne les Alpilles and at St-Remy-de-Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus, both of which are within easy reach of this Les Baux de Provence villa.
25 minutes drive north from this Les Baux de Provence villa is the medieval Papal city of Avignon, now a UNESCO World Heritage site and site of the world' s biggest gothic palace. The city of Arles is just to the south with an impressive Roman arena, once holding 20,000 spectators. This is the gateway to the wetlands of the Camargue with its diverse wildlife ranging from pink flamingos to white horses and black fighting bulls.
Please note: all bedrooms have a ceiling fan.
Split level ground floor:
Hall leading to:
Study, open fireplace, large arched doors onto pergola terrace.
Spacious living room, open fireplace, large arched doors onto garden with magnificent views across the estate to the historic ruins of Les Baux de Provence.
Large kitchen/dining room, door to pergola-covered terrace for outdoor dining.
Steps up to master bedroom suite (1.60m), large arched doors onto garden with views of Les Baux, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC.
Steps down from hall to TV room (TV,DVD,video,CD) doors to front garden.
Twin bedroom (0.90m), ensuite bathroom, doors to garden.
2 x twin/double bedrooms each with doors to garden & ensuite shower rooms.
Second guest WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m) ensuite shower room.
Twin bedroom (1m), bathroom, balcony window and doors to roof terrace.
Set in 750 acres of working vineyards with views of the Alpilles and the ruins of Les Baux de Provence. Large areas of gently sloping lawn. 12m x 5.5m salt-water swimming pool set away from the house with a pergola for shade. Pergola-covered dining terrace, barbecue. Boules pitch. Ample parking.
Les Baux-de-Provence 1.25 miles. Mausanne les Alpilles 2 miles. St-Remy-de-Provence 4 miles. Arles 11 miles. Avignon (TGV) 19 miles. Nimes airport 40 mins. Marseille airport 50 mins. Golf, walking, cycling, horse riding nearby.
6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 shower rooms, 4 WCs
PRIVATE 12m x 5.5m SALT WATER POOL
Included: 3 hours mid-week maid service. ADSL internet. Winter heating October - April.
Extras: Additional maid sevice €25 per hour. Telephone.
I really like this villa, the owners have really succeeded in mixing modern, clean and cool with the interior décor in classic Provencal style. It would be a great house for a large group of friends or extended family as there is plenty of space. If you need some outside stimulation and can drag yourself away from the comfort of this lovely property, you could visit the unspoilt, ancient hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence only a few minutes away (FYI the mineral bauxite used in the production of aluminium, takes its name from the village). After some sightseeing maybe you would like a culinary experience at the 1 star Michelin restaurant “La Cabre d’Or” located on the route d’Arles just outside the village, or of similar calibre l’Oustce de Beaumaniere Menu +90€. For a simpler lunch or dinner try the brasserie Les Quentades in the village - they have a fabulous terrace for eating al fresco.