Mas des Abeilles
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Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This beautiful, recently renovated farmhouse offers you the chance to experience the Provençal way of life at it's best . Located just 15 mins from Avignon, 25 mins from Arles and at the foot of the famous Alpilles hills, the house is surrounded by fruit trees and countryside.
The ground floor consists of a large entrance hall with a stone staircase, wrought irons banisters and large mirror. To the left, a large dining room with fireplace. To the right a fully equipped, modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, induction hob, fan oven, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen leads onto a large sitting room with a beamed ceiling, stone floor and large French windows leading on to the garden. TV, DVD and CD. A double bedroom with a 160cm bed has large French windows leading onto an outside area with a pretty table and chairs under a lilac tree (the perfect place for a morning coffee!). Shower room with wc, basin and washing machine.
Going up the stairs to the first floor, there is an elegant landing leading onto the large master bedroom with a 180cm bed, wooden beams, beautiful stone walls and wooden flooring. Next to this is the "boudoir" bathroom with its wrought iron bath and furniture collected from local brocante markets. WC and basin. There are two bedrooms with twin beds (ideally for children) and another with a double bed (140cm).Two of these have original patterned floor tiles which are so typical of this area of France. All bedrooms have lovely views over the garden and are light and sunny. There is a walk through dressing room with ample storage space.
The garden covers an area of 2 500m2 and leads directly into the apricot fields that surround the house. The flowerbeds are full of roses, lavender and Provence herbs and a small path takes you onto a lawned area with sun loungers and views across to the montagnette (the local hills) There is also a large free standing pool to cool off after soaking up too much sun. The garden has a hammock, swing, Wendy house and dining area where long lunches and late dinners can be enjoyed to the sound of the cicadas and local frogs! There are a number of outhouses (one with an additional fridge), an old pig sty and a large barn which help to create the charming atmosphere of this typically French farmhouse.
How to get here:
Airports – Avignon (20 mins), Nimes (35mins) Marseille (1 hour), Montpellier (1 hour)
Avignon TGV station (15mins)
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Les Saintes Maries de la Mer 60 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes 39 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Provence region
Located in the southern part of France, Provence has long been renowned for its beautiful light,olive groves, vines, lavender fields and delicious cuisine and wines. The region is rich in cultural heritage: Avignon boasts the magnificent Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d'Avignon (think of the song...), Arles has a Roman arena and amphitheatre, an excellent archaeological museum and Van Gogh museum. Nimes also has an arena and the Pont du Gard is only 40 mins away.
The river Gardon (which runs under the bridge) is perfect for bathing and kayaking in summer. The Camargue with it's flamingoes, birds, white horses, bulls and beaches is just 50 minutes away. Aix en Provence is 1 hour away as is Marseille and Montpelier. The Calanques (white cliffs near Marseille) and Cassis are 1 hour 10 mins drive away.
The village of Boulbon is 4 kms away and is a very pretty typically Provençal village with summer festivals, a café with a terrace and plane trees, a beautiful castle and working windmill. Vallabrègues (3km) which is on the banks of the river Rhone is well known for it's cane work and hosts the locals favourite pass time: bull running. The town of Tarascon (8km) has a medieval castle and festivals throughout the summer.
The Alpilles hills are close by with picturesque walks and villages (Maussane, Fontvieille, St Remy de Provence and Les Baux de Provence) There are markets, cafés, restaurants and shops to enjoy as well as art studios, The Abbaye de Frigolet is another place to visit (3km). It is a working monastery set in the Montagnette hills - a haven of peace and beauty. The nearest beach is at Les Saintes Marie de la Mer (50mins) and another at Carry le Rouet (1 hour) which is shingle and has crystal clear water to bathe in.
The Luberon and Peter Mayle's Provence (Bonnieux, Gordes, Lacoste is a short drive away (40 mins) as is the antique lovers paradise Isle sur la Sorgue. For wine lovers - this is Cote du Rhone and Cote de Provence country and Chateauneuf du Pape is just north of Avignon (40mins) Mont Ventoux (50mins) is another attraction with beautiful villages and sporting activities.
Activities around the area: biking, kayaking, horse riding, rambling, swimming, golf, sailing
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