Provence family villa with pool near St Remy - this welcoming villa at the foot of the Alpilles mountains makes an excellent base for a great holiday. With its comfortable interior, good-sized pool, fully equipped pool house and spacious grounds, Maison des Alpilles is ideal for everyone seeking a really relaxing holiday in the south of France.
This lovely villa is very convenient for several of Provence's most charming villages, so if you don't want to do too much driving once you've arrived, you won't have to! There are plenty of restaurants and local shops nearby, such as picturesque Les Baux, with its terracotta tiled roofs, lively St Remy where Van Gogh painted many of his most famous pictures, pretty Paradou and Fontvieille, and Maussane, one of France's most important olive-growing centres. What could be nicer than sampling some of the exceptional local olive oil on a piece of fresh bread or goat's cheese in the heat of a Provencal summer?! You can hire cycles in several of the villages and there are a number of livery stables in the area. Walking in the Alpilles hills is another attractive option.
Should you decide to explore a little further afield, you may want to visit the Pont du Gard, the incredible triple-tiered aqueduct built by the Romans to deliver pure water to the baths and fountains at Nimes (where you can visit the impressive arena), or Avignon, a UNESCO world heritage site, with its famous palace and bridge. Your nearest beach is at Saintes Maries de la Mer, about 45 minutes' drive from this Provence family villa with pool near St Remy.
Living room with fireplace, piano & French doors to terrace
Open-plan dining area
TV/Study room with doors to garden
Kitchen with door to terrace and garden
Guest cloakroom, WC
Double/twin bedroom (2 x 0.80m)
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m) - there is a lockable interconnecting door between this room and:
Double bedroom (1.60m) with integral shower cubicle & basin; private open-tread staircase down to living room.
Spacious, level, partly enclosed grounds with mature trees & fruit trees, private 10m x 5m swimming pool (1.2m-2m depth, Roman steps entrance), external pool shower, air-conditioned pool house with summer kitchen, shower & WC and sofabed (suitable for 2 people on request); covered outdoor dining terrace, Weber gas BBQ, 17m x 4m boules pitch, parking for 4/5 cars, electric gated access.
Maussane-les-Alpilles under 2 miles for local amenities, Les Baux de Provence 2 miles, Paradou 4 miles, St Remy 5 miles, Arles 11 miles, Avignon and TGV station 18 miles, Pont du Grad 24 miles, Aix en Provence 32 miles, Marseille 36 miles. Nearest airport Marseille Marignane 28 miles, Nimes 40 minutes. Nearest golf at Golf des Baux (9 holes) 1 mile, Servannes 4 miles, Pont Royal 14 miles.
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower, 2 WCs
PRIVATE 10m x 5m POOL WITH POOL HOUSE
AIR CONDITIONING THROUGHOUT
17m x 4m BOULES PITCH
Included: WiFi internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Maid service €20 per hour. Air conditioning €200 per week. Telephone. Winter heating €200 per week.
I love this very Provencal mas (farmhouse) - it ticks all the right boxes for a superb family holiday deep in the heart of Provence. Just down the road in Paradou you have the excellent Bistro du Paradou with its great food and great atmosphere - book in advance though to avoid disappointment. Maussane-les-Alpilles is a short drive from the villa - don't miss the farmers' market here on Sundays. Les Baux de Provence nearby is an unspoilt hilltop village with a couple of particularly noteworthy restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Le Cabre d'Or, and the L'Oustec de Beaumaniere of a similar calibre. For a simpler experience try the brasserie Les Quentades, which has a fabulous outdoor dining terrace. For a wider choice of restaurants and chic boutiques your best bet is fashionable St Remy de Provence, about 15 minutes from Maison des Alpilles.