Please see reviews of our property on Trip Advisor, Moulin de la Roques – Noves.
Conveniently located in the heart of Provence, between Saint Remy and Avignon, the historic grand estate of the Moulin de la Roque is the perfect place to relax and enjoy all that Provence offers with the whole family or good friends. Completely secluded, the Moulin is a stunning 12 acre estate accessible only by two private drives-one shaded by century old plane trees, the other by a beautiful flowing river. We are only a 5-10 minute walk from the quaint village of Noves where you can find several local bakeries and anything else you may need to enjoy your Provencal meals prepared in your fully equipped kitchen and enjoyed on your private stone terrace with barbecue.
As the estate is very large with spacious grounds, you have your own private mas (provencal farmhouse) as there is plenty of privacy between each house and each house enjoys their own very private terrace and grounds. A large gated and secured swimming pool will refresh you each afternoon as you return from touring the area. There are plenty of games to entertain both adults and children such as trampolines, badmitton, Provencal ball game court (Pétanque), table tennis and foosball. Take a sunset walk in the 150 hectare forest that adjoins the property for stunning views of Les Alpilles and Mt. Ventoux, or just to collect wild rosemary or thyme for your dinner.
La Bergerie, one of the oldest buildings on the estate, has beautiful views of the grand lawn and the spacious grounds from your private terrace covered with Wisteria. In accordance with the history of the estate, it has been restored with taste, charm, keeping the precious old world beauty but adding modern conveniences, kitchen and baths.
This estate is perfect for families with children as we have two trampolines, badminton, pétanque, swimming pool and game room with table tennis and foosball. It is also very accomodating for couples or friends sharing a vacation with a large shaded and sunny swimming pool, 150 hectares of walking trails through the adjacent forest and beautifully maintained estate for relaxing with a refreshing bottle of Provencal wine after a long day of touring the area.
We are also a 10 minute walk into the quaint village of Noves for groceries, your baguette or a café.
This house is charming, private, cool in summer and warm in winter. You will certainly enjoy it, we are confident!
We, Guy and Gaby, the owners, welcome you to our home. We live on the estate in the manor house and are there for anything you may need whether it be advice, translation, introduction to the French culture or just a cup of sugar. You have no worries should you have a problem with something in your house, we have a full time staff to attend to you needs immediately-no waiting for a plumber to arrive one week later!
Come and visit us. We would be delighted to have the opportunity to share our estate and our Provence with you!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cassis, St Marie de la Mer|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseille, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
La Bergerie is a charming farmhouse, once a barn for the sheep, now a tastefully renovated, comfortable and pleasing house where you will enjoy to spend hours under your Wisteria covered private terrace enjoying the nice views of the grand lawn and estate.
The house itself retains all the old world charm of buildings in its century with a very unique stone arched chimney, beamed ceilings, lots of light, fresh provencal fabrics and nice antiques.
Themodern kitchen, eating area with antique oak table from Baron Fallon's family and salon with comfortable sectional sofa, are open and convivial and lead to your stone Wisteria covered terrace with teak table, chairs and stone integrated barbecue.
The ample sized bedrooms, again decorated with taste, simplicity with crisp provencal fabrics and antiques, are located on the second floor and include one ensuite bath (shower and sink) and a second complete bath with bath/shower. There are two separate toilet rooms, one on each floor. Each bedroom can be king size bed or twin depending on your preference.
You will love this house and want to come back year after year as many of our guests do. Please read our reviews of the estate and La Bergerie on Trip Advisor (Le Moulin de la Roque, Noves or La Bergerie, Moulin de la Roque, Noves).
|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, lavender 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 badminton 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.
During our season (April through October,) we rent from Saturday to Saturday with a one week minimum. Included in your rental are all your bed (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 nice 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.
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!
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.