Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

LE MOULIN DE LA ROQUE - Noves (between Saint-Remy-de-Provence and Avignon), is a beautiful estate of 5 hectares (12 acres). Very secluded, it is accessible only by two private lanes, one lined with century-old plane trees and Florentine Cyprus, the other bordered by a lovely flowing river that fed water to the mill for hundreds of years.

IDEALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE - one of the primary benefits of staying at the Moulin- in addition to the beauty and charm of the estate, is that we are within 20 to 30 minutes from most of the major sites of Provence such as : the Luberon (Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Ménerbes et Lacoste), Avignon and the Palace of the Popes, Chateaufneuf-du-Pape and the Cotes du Rhone wine region, the Pont du Gard, Arles, Les Beaux and the Les Alpilles. We are 45 minutes from Aix en Provence and 1 hour from the charming seaside fishing village of Cassis or the Camargue.

THE TRADITIONAL OF PROVENCE is alive at the Moulin where the history is rich and the weather and charm unsurpassed. When you arrive, your senses will be immediately tantalized by the scents of thyme and rosemary which grows wild all around the property. But the beauty of the dazzling sunlight as it bathes adjacent vineyards, orchards and olive groves is what people and the artists from around the world flock to Provence to experience.

Baron & Baronne Guy Fallon (Guy & Gaby), the owners : we will welcome you as our guests to visit our estate, our home, our paradise in Provence. We live in the manor house on the estate and are here to support you in any manner you need whether it be translation, touring, shopping, directions, if you need a doctor, to help you integrate into the French Provencal culture or if you may simply need to borrow a “cup of sugar” Nothing can ruin a vacation more than if you have a problem in your vacation home. We have a full time staff (no need to call a plumber and wait a week) who will attend to your needs immediately whenever possible. This is rare in Provence!

A SMALL PROVENCAL VILLAGE : Le Moulin and its renovation has been a passion for us for over 20 years. We have renovated it with taste, great attention to keeping the history and charm and we have created a unique ambiance that reminds us of a quaint Provencal village of another age. It now includes five charming houses around the main garden and four beautiful lodgings cleverly incorporated into the historic old mill. Each property is unique and was designed to combine tradition with modern comfort. Decorated in the spirit of Provence, they are spacious and fully equipped so you can stay as long as you like. Each entity, very private from the other, has its own terrace, barbecue and teak garden furniture.

SPACIOUS, there is a large open grass park bordered by ancient trees for running and playing, with games for children and adults; pétanque (provencal lawn bowling game), badminton, volleyball, two large trampolines, table tennis, foosball and a beautiful Roman style swimming pool with two cabanas.

THE FLEXIBLE STRUCTURE OF THE ESTATE, makes us a great alternative for groups of any kind whether it be artist workshops, family reunions or any other sort of large group who desires space, privacy, beauty and support. We also have two large rooms which can serve as meeting space, studios or for meals and receptions for your group.

La Tuilerie is located on the estate of Le Moulin de la Roque - Noves, the site of an historical 15th century flour mill. There are several lodgings on the estate, a little provencal village, all renovated from original buildings that once served the old mill. All the lodgings are in original stone with old beamed ceilings and decorated with provencal charm and taste. This gated estate is quite large, stunningly beautiful, very secluded and central to all the best sites in Provence.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you into our home and to share our Provence and our mill with you for your holidays. Please see the nice commentNoves is not yet flooded with tourists. Here you will find the real Provencal life as you pick up your bread, pastries and groceries from the small local markets each day. In the afternoons you can enjoy incredible sunsets from our clifftop as you take walks through the forest (over 150 hectares) perhaps gathering fresh rosemary and thyme for your dinner.s our previous guests have said about us, our location and our accommodations by going to TRIP ADVISOR (you can click the icon at the bottom or top of each page.)

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Cassis, St Marie de la Mer 90 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marseille 70 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (4), Single beds (8), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

La Tuilerie offers charm and comfort. It is the most historic and archetecturally interesting lodging on the estate.

Four large bedrooms, decorated in fresh provencal fabrics, offer your choice of either king size or twin beds. Everyone, no matter what the configuration of your group or family can have the bed of your choice. No one will be stuck in a room with twin beds when wanting king size or a room for children. For further convenience, in each bedroom, there is a private hidden sink. There are two baths, one in travertine marble with rain shower, the other with tub and rain shower decorated in lovely Spanish tiles. The toilets are located in a private room apart from the bath.

There is a large eating area with an antique oak table and chairs and one entire wall of the kitchen is glass doors leading to your private stone terrace and walking paths. The kitchen has been renovated with new appliances, expanded counter space and lovely french tiles.

There is plenty of space in this charming house for all. The salon is well separated on the third level open to the dining area and spacious kitchen below, a meeting area for all, or you can relax on your large private terrace surrounded by flowers, private garden with thyme, olive trees, rosemary and lavendar with an expansive forest just adjacent. There is a built in barbecue, teak table and chairs, parasol and comfortable lounge chairs for sunning or just relaxing.

The four bedrooms are on separate floors (two the ground level and two on the level with the kitchen) which adds even more privacy if sharing with a group or to separate families and children.

You will love this unique house. It is very popular, especially in the summer months. One comment that we often have from our guests when arriving "it is so much more beautiful than the photos!" We think that when you arrive, you will say the same!

Further details outdoors

The grounds are magnificent. In addition to the chateau-like atmosphere of the buildings themselves (the manor house, the mill and the surrounding buildings) you will also feel as if you are on your own private estate in your individual farmhouse or mas. The Wisteria covered terraces, the palms, century old olive tree, lavendar and other flowers provide beauty and shade. The grand lawn makes not only for a stunning view but also a place where children can run and play in security without disturbing other guests.

The estate is secured by two gates, a river and a forest and you will see no roads or other industrial sites from your house.;nothing but nature. A large cliff jutting from the forest hovers over the property creating an impressive ambiance and backdrop for the estate. You will enjoy the expansive pool with plenty of space for relaxing both in the shade and sun or playing games in the cabana. The children will enjoy the two trampolines located near the pool and the badmitton court just adjacent. Taking leisurely strolls along the river, in the forest or to the village will be a pleasure each day. The Moulin is very unique. A magical place that you will never forget and want always to return.

Further details

During our season (April through October,) we rent only from Saturday to Saturday with a one week minimum. Included in your rental are all your bed linens (king or twin, your choice), bath and kitchen linens, coffee, sugar and filters to start, paper products to start, and dish and laundry soap throughout your stay.

When you arrive, you will have a local bottle of wine waiting for you and plenty of information on touring the area. We will greet you warmly and provide whatever you may need to make your holidays relaxing and memorable.

The Provence region

Provence, located in the South of France, is famous for the mild climate, the brilliant sunlight, its charming villages and countryside and its unique traditions. From the Moulin de la Roque, within 20 minutes to 1 hour, you will discover the magnificence of the Les Alpilles and olive groves, the hill villages of the Luberon Mountains, the Roman history of Avignon, the Pont du Gard, the collosiums of Arles, Nimes and Orange, the famous wine region of Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape, the widerness of the Carmargue, lavendar region of Sault and Le Mont Ventoux, cezanne, Aix en Provence and the Mt. St. Victoire, and the small fishing villages of Côte d'Azure. Here, there is something for everyone - shopping, festivals, tradtion, history, hiking, rock climbing, rafting or kayaking, daily markets, and fine cuisine. Come in Spring, Fall, summer or winter. Each season offers another type of beauty. The weather is usually mild and temperate. We live outside most of the year with windows and doors open!

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

The area of the Les Alpilles, Saint Remy-de-Provence and it surrounding villages of Noves and others, offers charm and a beautiful rural countryside. You will see the rocky blue majestic mountains of the Les Alpilles highlighted by fields of yellow wheat, red poppies and expansive olive groves and dotted with the occasional stone farmhouses or mas. The village of St Remy is quaint, full of special boutiques for clothes, local products and delicious restaurants. Keeping the old world charm, you will love to walk through the narrow streets, enjoy the Wednesday outdoor provencal market and just take in the ambiance at an outdoor café.

Noves, a historic and quaint typical village of provence offers a different sort of ambiance as it is not touristy and still rich with the provencal French culture. A walled city from the midievil ages, you will see a quaint eglise from the 10th century, small shops and bakeries and experience the authentic slow provencal life. This area, being in the heart of Provence, offers convenience for touring as the majority of the most beautiful and famous sites are within 20 minutes to one hour driving time. This area is also perfect for biking as most of the small lanes have little traffic, weave through charming villages and are not mountainous.

Whatelse is there to do? There are the provencal markets of Isle sur la Sorgue, and other famous villages, kayaking on nearby rivers or under the Pont du Gard, horseback riding, aerial adventures, and stunning hiking trails galore. The closet large town, the walled city of Avignon offers an historic view of the Roman empire and was the home of many ancient popes, the palace still stands. Also nearby, are the Roman coliseums of Nimes, Arles and Orange, still in use today for bullfights, concerts and other events. If it is cuisine or wine you are interested in, you can visit the “Route du Vin”..the best of the Côte du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape, or the truffle market in Vaison la Romain….And if you love the seaside, you will be delighted by the little fishing village of Cassis, just 45 minutes away on the turquoise Cote d'Azure. There is something for everyone in Provence from history buffs, to gourmets, to wine connoisseurs, to shoppers, hikers, rock climbers, photographers, children and adults. There are vacations for adventure or just relaxing.