Le Mas de Maupas
Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
After 7 years of searching for the perfect house we found it in April 2012. After extensive renovation our gîte opened for business in August 2013. Le Mas de Maupas is 1.8 km west from the town of Malaucène . Ideally situated for cyclists wanting to climb Mont Ventoux or for tourists wishing to savour the delights of the wine of the Côte de Rhone valley. The gîte is the west wing of the farm house which has been completely renovated. 3 twin rooms, one ensuite (italian walk in shower, basin & WC), further shower room with WC, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, cooker with ceramic hob, sitting room with French windows out into the garden. There is a garage/workshop where cycles can be stored. The house is situated in 3.5 hectares (5 acres) of land which guests are welcome to roam and pick from the multitude of fruit when in season. There are no near houses so it quiet and secluded but only a 12 minute walk to Malaucène. Wifi is free. French and English satellite tV. The swimming pool, shared with the owners, is 10m x 4m with wonderful views of Mont Ventoux. There is garaging for cycles and cars if necessary. We are still working on the grounds and garden so it is a work in progress on the outside, but in spite of the fact there is still much to do it is a wonderful environment for your holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Avignon 48 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The town of Malaucène is a small town but always lively, being the beginning of the northern ascent of Mont Ventoux. The Dentelles de Montmirail lie to the west. The heart of the Côte de Rhone wine region, there are scores of vineyards in the area, most of which welcome guests for free wine tasting. The historic city of Avignon, with Palais des Papes inside its ancient walls, is half and hour by car. The Lac de Paty is a few kilometers and one can swim in the the clear waters. The markets of Provence are famous for their variety of goods. Fruit & vegetables, superb choice of fish from Marseilles, cheeses, wonderful arrays of spices, arts & crafts, leather goods and clothing. In fact it is possible to buy almost anything in the markets! We are lucky to be between the three best Markets in the region, Bedoin (Mondays), Vaison la Romaine (Tuesdays) and Malaucène (Wednesdays). It goes without saying that the choice of restaurants is great and the locals are friendly and helpful. There is a strong musical tradition in the region and many concerts in the towns and villages which are held outside in the summer months. On June 21st, Midsummer Day, every town and village has its own music festival and no matter what your taste you will find something to please you.
The climate is wonderful, (Provence has 300 days of sunshine a year on average) and from April until mid October one is usually wearing shorts! Winters can be cold but usually sunny and it is common to have a Christmas drink on the terrace.
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1 Sep 2014
Nous avons passé une excellente semaine , la maison est très agréable, située au calme tout en étant très proche de Malaucène.Je recommande chaudement cette location.Encore merci à Annie pour … More
27 Aug 2014
Farmhouse Provence: cool tiles under your feet, fruit trees in the garden, a recently completed swimming pool, and with all the comfort of a fully-equipped modern kitchen and two stylish bathrooms.
As of June 2014 a little landscape gardening is yet to be completed around the pool, but this is a "certain win" for the 2014-2015 visitor, for the prices generously acknowledge the on-going improvements, and even during our visit, the new sun-loungers were arriving. At the same time you can pick your own cherries and Mirabelle plums from the huge garden, and if anyone was going to invade your privacy they would need a telescope!
Provence being quite a long way, it's good to know that the owner, Annie, is English, and she lives on-site and is ready to receive calls about travel difficulties and delays and keys and so on.
We asked about the usual damage deposit that owners normally require, but being on site Annie is happy to accept a handshake from most visitors, and this ends the need to carry wads of cash or cheque books.
The gite is based on twin rooms, rather than doubles, for maximum flexibility.
Annie also knows the locals... We pranged our rental vehicle and needed a new tail light. Annie sent us to the right local garage who acquired the required part within 48hrs and fitted it in 10 minutes, charging nothing for labour. Minimal interruption to our holiday.
She also knows the local degustations…one of which is a family concern. Don't miss.
Vaison la Romaine, a few miles up the road, offers arguably the best Roman town ruins in Provence, perhaps in France, and the giant Pont du Gard aqueduct is an easy day-out excursion. Vaison also offers a market every Tuesday which is truly huge and truly mouth-watering.
Le Mas de Maupas gite is about 1,000m west of Malaucene, a delightful village offering a variety of useful local stores, one or two discreet gift shops, a very good boulangerie, a well-stocked village supermarket, two or three promising bistros, and a modest street market every Wednesday, offering particularly good fresh fruit and veg.
Le Mas de Maupas is, perhaps above all, a perfect base for cyclists. A training run through the Dentelles, "the Teeth", is an interesting warm-up. Then Mont Ventoux itself…which is visible from the front door of the gite. The top is 23km away by the direct Malaucene route, but the Tour de France route starts at Bedoin, about 20mins drive south.
We drove our bikes the ten miles to Bedoin, where day-long parking is very easy and free, then we climbed the 4,400ft (21kms) Tour de France route up to the summit. That sort of climb was enough for us, but if you can manage the extra ten miles and 500ft involved in cycling from the Le Mas de Maupas to the Tour de France start point at Bedoin (and therefore you don't have a vehicle to take home later), you can coast the NW road down from the summit and virtually free-wheel back to the front door of your own gite.
Back at base, after an exhausting day, there is the pool, walk-in showers, a barbecue, and quiet...
It's perfect Provence.
23 Aug 2014
Séjour en famille (4 adultes et 1 enfant de 10 ans) très agréable. Maison avec trois chambres et 2sdd très propres. Cuisine bien équipée. Wifi dans toute la maison. Nous avons passé un magnif… More
12 Aug 2014
"Perfect location for exploring the surrounding and Mont Ventoux"
Excellent place to stay. Quiet and private area for the quest. The new swimming ppol is very good located (view Mont Ventoux) and 10x4.Three bedrooms with nice views.Our host mrs. Annie T. was so frie… More
6 Aug 2014
"Beautiful , great location, fantastic host, fabulous stay!!!"
We were very pleased we booked this gite, it's set in a excellent location with lovely garden and newly built pool. It has everything a family could need, lots of space, large well equipped kitchen etc...and wifi!!!
The owner Annie was very welcoming and helpful to us and we felt at home straight away.
This gite is in an excellent location for exploring the area and many cycling routes. We were able to store our bikes safely and securely too at the gite. Only 5 mins, if that from shops, cafes and local Malacene market.
Can't wait to return next year! Thanks again Annie and Of course not to forget Tommy!
The Tilley family
Thank you for reviewing Le Mas de Maupas, it was a pleasure to have you. We begin planting in the Autumn so if you visit again it will hopefully be even better. Best regards Annie Templeton
3 Jan 2014
Un cadre champêtre, un accueil chaleureux, un intérieur irréprochable!Une adresse à conseiller en toute saison!… More
Thank you for staying with us and leaving everything so perfect. I do hope you will come and stay again. Best regards Annie
21 Oct 2013
"Uitstekende vakantiewoning aan de voet van de Mont Ventoux"
Wij zijn hier maar 2 nachten geweest, maar het verblijf is ons prima bevallen.We hadden deze locatie gekozen, omdat we een aantal vrienden wilden aanmoedigen bij hunsportieve prestatie om de Mont Vent… More
8 Oct 2013
"peace and quiet and a cyclists heaven"
I stayed with my wife and children of 13 and 11 this summer, the Eurostar service to Avignon is so easy, and the gite is approx half an hours drive. The gite is unusually large, and recently renovat… More
Many thanks for reviewing our gîte. It was a great pleasure to have you and your delightful family. You will be pleased to know that the swimming pool is nearly completed now so do hope you will come again next year and try it out!
27 Sep 2013
"We will return"
Staying at Mas de Maupas was like staying with old friends such was the welcome extended by the proprietors. Although the renovation is not yet quite finished (the installation of a swimming pool is … More
Many thanks for reviewing our gîte. We look forward to seeing you again next year when the pool will be in use and the new plants in the grounds maturing.
26 Sep 2013
"Idylic Provencal location"
This is a newly furnished gite with most comforts that you require. It is in a beautiful setting with lovely views and is within a 5 minute drive to Malaucene, a delightful little town at the foot of… More
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