Full of character and authentic charm, this sophisticated country home is nestled in the heart of Provence, only a five minute walk from the village of Sauveterre and just a few miles from Avignon, Orange and the Pont-du-Gard.
Formerly home to a French winemaker who built it in 1860, this beautiful traditional bastide has undergone a complete renovation preserving most of its original features such as large stone fireplaces, flagstone flooring, wooden doors, wrought iron gates and the romantic orangerie, now turned into a garden annex for two people. It is tastefully furnished with a mix of modern and antique pieces, and thanks to original thick stone walls, it is naturally cool during the summer months and warm in winter. The lush garden is simply gorgeous; find your favourite shady spot among tall cypresses, pine and olive trees, or just unwind under the vine clad pergola and enjoy an evening meal al fresco with your family and friends, and of course, a glass of local wine. A friendly game of pool or table tennis is always a successful holiday diversion, as is a dip in the swimming pool, with its far reaching views over Mont Ventoux.
Exploring this region from your villa could not be easier. Famed for its prestigious wine denominations – including Chateauneuf du Pape – the sweeping landscape of Provence, covered in lavender fields and vineyards, never fails to inspire its many visitors. The Romans left an important legacy in this land such as the splendid amphitheatres in Orange and Arles and the iconic aqueduct in Pont-de-Gard. Furthermore, within a few minutes’ drive of your villa is the majestic Palais des Papes in Avignon. Picturesque towns and villages, such as St Remy-de-Provence and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, boast an incredible charm as well as lively weekly markets and summer festivals. Active types will also enjoy hiking along the trails in the Rhone valley or, further south, in the Regional Park of Les Alpilles. If you dare climb Mont Ventoux, make sure you have the right equipment and check the weather forecast as it is known to be one of the most challenging peaks in France!
Beautiful Provencal bastide set in quiet rural surroundings overlooking the pretty village of Sauveterre. Local amenities such as a vineyard, bakery, village shop and pharmacy are only 5 minutes walk away. Fabulously situated for sightseeing with only 15 minutes drive to the papal city of Avignon (30 mins) to St Remy-de-Provence or an hour to the Camargue.
Living room, (TV/DVD), air conditioning, open fireplace, French door to vine covered terrace.
Kitchen/ breakfast room, air conditioning, French door to vine covered terrace, outdoor dining facilities.
Dining room, French door to terrace.
Games room, air-conditioning, pool table, desk & printer.
Master double bedroom (1.70m), air conditioning, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.50m) (Juliette balcony-care with children)
Double bedroom (1.40m).(Juliette balcony-care with children)
Single bedroom (0.80m).(Juliette balcony-care with children)
Family bathroom, WC.
Double/ twin bedroom (2 x 0.80m), air conditioning,
Shower room, WC.
Large mature grounds comprising cypresses, olive and pine trees, shrubs and ample lawn areas. Vine covered terrace with outdoor dining facilities, gas BBQ. 10m x 5m heated pool (depth: 1.20m to 2.10m; Roman steps). Table tennis & boules on request. Parking for 3 cars.
Included: Maid service on Saturday on 2-week bookings. Air conditioning (reasonable use). Wi-Fi. Pool heating (up to 28°C). Winter heating. Pool towels.
Extras: Maid service €15 per hour. Firelogs.
About The Location
- Sauveterre walking distance
- Avignon 11km
- Orange 16km
- Pont-du-Gard 29km
- St-Remy-de-Provence 32km
- Ile-sur-la-Sorgue | Uzes | Vaison-la-Romaine 43km
- Avignon 20km
- Nimes 58km
- Marseille | Montpellier 97km
- 10 mins walk from Boulangerie
- Camargue Natural Regional Park 97km