La Maison Blanche
About the home
A pretty cottage, for up to six people, situated in the peaceful Provencal countryside near to the hamlet of La Galine, at the foot of the Alpilles and just 3 km from the vibrant and fashionable town of St. Remy de Provence with all its lively restaurants, shops and amenities.
Set in 2,500 square metres of private grounds, the property is a fully furnished detached cottage with a large living/dining room (approx. 30 square metres), stone-fireplace with wood-burning fire, exposed beams, and french-windows leading out onto the front and rear gardens.
The house sleeps six people in three bedrooms, has a modern fully equipped kitchen with veranda.
The private gardens to the front and rear, with views out across the fields, have a terrace, lawn, large above-ground swimming pool and orchard.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Mediterranean coast, 60km|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The living/dining room has a sitting area around the stone, wood-burning fire and a large dining table with six chairs and a dresser. A TV/DVD (UK channels), CD/radio, I-Pod docking station and free WiFi are provided.
The house sleeps six people in three bedrooms; one with queen size bed, one with double and the third with two single beds.
The kitchen is modern and fully fitted with electric oven and hob, microwave, two refrigerators with freezer compartments, dishwasher, washing machine and other modern appliances including filter and espresso coffee machines, toaster and kettle. An iron and ironing board are available. All cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glasses are provided.
The bathroom has a bath, walk-in shower, wash basin, cupboard space, WC and hairdryer. There is also a second separate WC.
Further details outdoors:
The front garden has space to park three cars; a kitchen veranda and outdoor table and chairs with parasol.
The large rear garden, tree-lined on one side and benefiting from sunshine all day long, has a large terrace looking out over the fields and countryside beyond. Garden tables and chairs, cushioned sun loungers, umbrellas and a barbecue are all provided.
Close to the terrace, there is an above-ground swimming pool (10m x 5m and 1.2m deep). Being above-ground, access can easily be restricted for young children if required. The pool will be cleaned and maintained from mid-May until early-October.
At the far end of the garden, is a newly planted orchard with stone table and benches, a perfect spot to catch the last rays of the evening sun and enjoy an aperitif!
The house is available for rental throughout the year.
Bookings are from Saturday (arrival after 3:00pm) to Saturday (departure before 10:00am). In the low season however it may be possible, upon request, to vary these times and dates.
A deposit of 30% is required to secure the booking with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival. The price is inclusive of bed linen, towels and departure cleaning. Additional cleaning, linen and towels can be arranged on request.
A security deposit of £400 (€500) is required prior to arrival - fully refundable within seven days of departure unless there are any breakages to be deducted, telephone charges (calls only) or the house is not left in a reasonable state of tidiness and cleanliness.
Electricity and heating are inclusive for bookings from April-September but will be charged as extra, at local rates, from October-March. During the winter wood for the fire can be ordered upon your request.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Bouches-du-Rhone region
Ideally situated for exploring the region of Provence, with the fortified papal city of Avignon just twenty minutes to the north; Arles and the natural wilderness of the Camargue to the south-west, Marseilles and the beauty of the Calanques to the south-east and the spectacular valley of the Luberon where Peter Mayle lived and wrote his famous novel “A Year in Provence”, and the films "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources" were shot, to the east.
Also close by is the magnificent village of Les Baux de Provence perched up in the Alpilles, the fashionable town of Aix en Provence, the Roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard dating back to the first century AD and (for the antiques-hunters!) the town of Isle sur la Sorgue, famous for its 300+ antique shops and weekly fairs.
And it is, of course, perfect for simply relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and sampling the wonderful Provencal food and wines.
The St Remy-de-Provence area
The house is set at the foot of the Alpilles, a range of sharp peaked hills surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields and fruit trees, and just three kilometres from St. Rémy, one of the "must-sees" in Provence. Amongst St. Remy's ancient winding streets you will discover beautifully restored old houses, fantastic old fountains, shady squares, elegant boutiques and restaurants to suit all. There is a superb market in the centre of town every Wednesday morning and local festivities (“fetes”) take place in and around the town throughout the year, but particularly during the summer months.
It is an historic town built on one of the oldest archaeological sites in Europe. You can roam amongst the Roman remains of "Glanum" which was founded in the 3rd century BC, and visit the "grands Thermes", the Triumphal Arch, the Temple and the Mausoleum of a true gallo-roman city.
The beauty of the countryside and the quality of light have inspired many artists, writers and painters over the centuries. Without a doubt, the most famous being Vincent Van Gogh who produced more than 150 paintings of the countryside surrounding Saint Rémy de Provence. It is also the birthplace of Nostradamus.
The area also offers a wide range of activities including golf (courses in nearby Les Baux de Provence, Avignon, Mouries, Mallemort and Nimes), gliding (5-minutes drive from the house at Romanin), horse riding (closest centre in St. Remy), hiking, cycling, canoeing, hot air ballooning and climbing.
How to get there
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- By Air: Fly to Nimes (50 minute drive), Marseille (1-hour drive) or Avignon (20 minutes drive) airports by British Airways, Ryan Air, Easy Jet, FlyBe or Jet2. Car hire available at both airports
- By Train: Between 4th May and and 7th September,take the direct Eurostar on a Saturday from London to Avignon (5 hours 36 minutes), or at other times the Eurostar and TGV, changing at Lille or Paris. Car hire available at the station.
- By Car: St. Rémy de Provence is about 980 km from Calais on the autoroutes.
Activities near St Remy-de-Provence
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
13 Oct 2012
We had a lovely, relaxing week here in September 2012.
The house is comfortable and homely, with everything we needed. The kitchen is well-equipped, so we ate in most evenings. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was modern and clean with a bath and a fantastic walk-in shower.
The garden is huge, with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sun. We enjoyed the pool, although, by the end of September, the temperature was more bracing than refreshing!
St-Remy is within extremely easy reach (10 mins by car) and has dozens of restaurants, lots of shops and boutiques and a couple of supermarkets. Les Baux, Avignon, Nimes and Arles are all within an easy drive and worth a visit.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|5th Jan - 27th April 2013||5 Jan 13||27 Apr 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|27th April - 29th June||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|29th June -7th Sept||29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1250||-||-||1 Week|
|7th Sept - 14th Sept||7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|14th Sept - 26th Oct||14 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|26th Oct - 21st Dec||26 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|21st Dec - 4th Jan 2014||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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