Vacation home Provence near Avignon – Tucked away in the very heart of Provence, Les Jonquilles is a small, charming vacation villa with a beautiful mature garden and pool, and lovely views over the surrounding countryside and Les Alpilles hills.
Built in a traditional Provencal style, this property is ideal for a family wishing to enjoy a tranquil and relaxing holiday, with plenty of outdoor space, a sizeable salt-water swimming pool and a useful summer kitchen for preparing barbecues and meals in a lovely setting. A large pergola just outside the living room adds further character to this villa and would make the perfect spot for long relaxing breakfasts.
A few minutes’ drive away is the lively village of St Rémy, where you can easily do your daily shopping and eat out in one of the excellent local restaurants. The entire region around St Rémy is rich in history and art. Van Gogh painted many of his most famous pictures here. A little further north of Les Jonquilles is the splendid walled city of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts the gothic Palace of the Popes, a wonder not to be missed. Awe-inspiring Roman buildings and ruins are scattered everywhere in this Ancient Roman Province: the impressive triple-tiered aqueduct of the Pont du Gard and the massive arena in Arles are certainly worth a visit. Further west, under an hour’s drive from this villa, is the Camargue National Park, a fascinating wetland known for its pink flamingos, fighting bulls and wild horses, and which offers opportunities for hiking, cycling and horse-riding.
Living/dining room (TV), French doors to terrace and pergola.
Cloak room, WC.
Kitchen/ breakfast room.
Master double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, walk-in shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m).
Separate shower room, WC.
Twin room (2 x 0.90m).
Charming, secluded garden with flowers, shrubs, mature trees, lawns, large terrace with pergola. Private 10m x 5m salt-water pool (depth: 1.10m to 1.90m), summer kitchen, outdoor dining facilities, portable gas BBQ, pool house with shower room, WC. Boules pitch. Parking for 3 cars.
St Rémy-de-Provence 2 miles, Avignon 12.5 miles, Arles 15 miles, nearest beach Ste Marie de la Mer under ¾ hour, Nîmes 30 miles, Aîgues-Mortes 45 miles, Aix-en-Provence 45 miles, Marseilles/Marignane airport 42 miles. Tennis in St Rémy, golf in Baux-de-Provence 6 miles. Horse-riding, trekking, cycling in Les Alpilles under 30 mins.
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, 3 WCs.
PRIVATE 10m x 5m SALT-WATER POOL
VIEWS OVER COUNTRYSIDE
Included: Wi-Fi internet. Pool towels.
Extra: Maid service €20 per hour. No telephone.
A perfect little house in a great location for exploring the area around St Rémy and the other villages. The village itself has got all the shops you need such as bakeries, supermarkets, bars and you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants. One of my favourites is Le Bistrot des Alpilles on the Boulevard Mirabeau or Grain de Sel, on the same street, for a cool later breakfast or lunch a la Carte. Here you should try some homemade foie gras with onion marmalade. On Wednesdays and Saturdays you can’t miss the grand street markets.