Village House in Provence between Avignon and Arles. – Home 27508 House
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- min stay varies
Village House in Provence between Avignon and Arles. – Home 27508
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 8
- min stay varies
House / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8
- Nearest beach 62 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Located in the Provencal village of Boulbon, La Maison du Puits is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants.
It is also conveniently located to visit Provencal attractions such as Arles, Avignon, Nimes, the Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Saint Reme de Provence and the Camargue.
The house dates back to the 14th century. It is our second home and is situated just within the ramparts of an old fortified chateaux and about 100 metres from the village square. Part of the structure contains the communal well and washing sinks for the old fortified town, hence the name 'La Maison du Puits' or 'The Well House'. It has a sun terrace and small garden. The house floor area is 120m² on 3 floors and was totally renovated in 1999 by a local stone mason. It has 3 bedrooms, (two doubles and one twin).
It has two bathrooms (one en suite) with bath, shower and toilet, plus a separate toilet and washbasin.
A bed settee in the lounge means it can sleep up to 8. A travel cot (95x65cms) is also available for babies.There are 5 bicycles available for guest use.
There is parking to unload some 20m from the house and there is a free car park 150m away. Parking in the street is also free.
Bed linen packs are provided depending on the number of guests and include bath, hand and tea towels.
The house is only cleaned on either Saturday or Wednesdays. Since we offer flexible booking start and end dates, we ask guests who are not leaving on a Wednesday or a Saturday to leave the house as they would wish to find it.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
The house is only cleaned on either Saturday or Wednesday. Since we offer flexible booking start and end dates, we ask guests who are not leaving on a Wednesday or a Saturday to leave the house as they would wish to find it.
About the owner
Les And Margaret S.
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 28 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 23 Feb 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This House has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 May 2007. Located in Bouches-du-Rhone, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £587 to £828.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Feb 2019.
Map and how to get there
– based on 44 reviews
- Very Good
“Excellent location to explore Provence”
Beautifully restored stone house in a small town 15 km outside of Avignon. All of Provence is accessible for day trips from Boulbon. The house has a lounge, dining and kitchen on main, master bedroom with ensuite and an another toilet/basin on second. On the third floor is a double room and a two singles room served by one full bathroom. The kitchen is very well equipped and also has a dishwasher, and two small fridges. The dining room has a big table. Lounge has two couches, tv with cds and movies available to use. There is a washing machine and at least four bikes in the ‘cave’. Two terraces with plenty of outside furniture. Excellent wifi. The actual house is a bit difficult to find using GPS. Arrange to meet the very helpful caretaker Paola at the boulongerie (bakery) in the square (3 min walk from house). Parking in the shoulder season is easy - either on the street or the village has an upper parking lot (4 min to house). You could pull up close to unload but there isn’t parking right at the house. Boulbon has a bakery, butcher, well stocked store, cafe, Tabac, pizza takeout and a lovely restaurant which in October was open Friday’s and Saturday’s. The town of Tarascon is 7 km away and has a Weekly market as well as a few large grocery stores. We highly recommend this property. You will not be disappointed. Linen and towels are included but you will have to make your bed. Owners in the UK were quick to respond and very easy to deal with. Paola was more than helpful; printing our train tickets and finding us accommodation when we decided to stay longer in Boulbon but sadly this property wasn’t available. Would definitely return and would definitely send our friends!!!!!
Owner's reply: Hello Ann Many thanks for your very comprehensive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Provence and that Paola was her usual helpful self Kind regards Les and Margaret
“Home away from home”
We are 4 friends who decided to explore Provence and live there for 2 weeks. Our trip was wonderful mainly because of La Maison du Puits and Boulbon. The house is extremely well appointed and comfortable. We had more than enough room to spread out and spent most our time on the beautiful patio. We took daily trips to see sites and it was always comforting to know we were coming back to quiet, friendly Boulbon. Paolo, the caretaker, was always accessible and gave us many tips of what to do and see. We were there during their Lumiere Festival weekend and the townspeople (orchestrated by Paolo) sang Joyeux Anniversaire to me. How memorable is that!!! We hope to return in the future to explore more and see Paolo.
Owner's reply: Hello Carole. Many thanks for you king review and I have passed it on to Paola. Just to let you know that we offer a 15% discount to all our returning guests. Kind regards, Les and Margaret
“Nothing left to chance”
Our family of four spent a week at La Maison du Puits in the tiny quiet (except for the church bells) village of Boulbon. We immediately felt at home. The 3-level house is spacious, clean, well equipped and maintained. Lovely wood-work inside. The owners left a detailed guide on the workings of every aspect of the property. WiFi excellent. Despite the high temperatures outside, the lower level of the house was cool. The bedrooms, however, stayed hot despite the fans. We ate and lounged on the patio in the evenings when the temperature dropped a few degrees. It was a pleasure to water the small garden. The house is steps away from a welll-stocked grocery store and excellent bakery. We liked the owners' taste in music. Paula, the property caretaker, is friendly and helpful with local information. We would love to return here some day, in the spring or fall.
“A gorgeous house to spend your vacation!”
Don´t hesitate, the house is perfect for family reunions! It is fully and nicely furnished, nearby the bakery (great bread and pastries), mini market, butchery, etc. The people in town is extremely friendly as well as the lady who is taking care of the house. She was always very approachable and willing to help and/or give an advice on what to visit, where to buy pottery, etc. Moreover, the town of Boulbon is located in a quite convenient place, relative nearby from many other touristic towns and UNESCO monuments, such as St. Remy de provence, Arles, Orange, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Tarascon, Avignon, Baux de Provence, etc. Highly recommended! =)
“Gorgeous, fabulous location, can't recommend enough”
The house is beautiful, nicely furnished, and was built out of the ruins of a medieval well house abutting a medieval wall - hard to get cooler than that! Parking in the town parking lot a couple short blocks away was always very easy. Boulbon is a charming village and a convenient base for exploring the entire region. The owners were very nice and helpful during the reservation/payment process. In short, I don't have a single bad thing to say about our stay there. Everyone in my group loved the house and location, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Provence!
“great house in a friendly village in Provence”
Loved the house. We immediately felt 'at home'. The support literature was thorough. The house was thoughtfully decorated and well equipped for all needs. Owners were helpful and the contact person at the village was generous with information about the house/surrounds. Would certainly consider another visit.
“Will return again and again”
Our 2nd visit was even better than the first. Cannot wait to return to this comfortable home in pretty Boulbon.
“Staying at La Maison du Puits is like living in a story book.”
Three friends and I selected this location from off the internet as a base to stay in Provence while we traveled around the area in a rental car. From the moment the lady in the village opened the door to the house, all our expectations were exceeded. The house is extremely comfortable equipped with everything you could possibly require. The village is beautiful. Paola, who takes care f the house, was so helpful and kind without ever interfering. The area has so much to see all within easy driving distance. You need to be able and willing to walk and you will have the vacation of a lifetime!
An amazing experience. Bulbon itself is a gem; close to Avignon, Arles and St. Maries and Uze. So A+ on location. La Maison du Puits itself is nestled into what could be a (much cooler) version of Disney World. I'll never forget the feeling of driving up at night and seeing the way the whole village is lit up in the rocks. So A+ there as well. Bulbon is small but charming. Everyone was glad to see us and really delighted in being of service. We made friends everywhere we went. Les, Margaret , Paola, and Maison du Puits itself were above and beyond for hospitality. We were comfortable immediately. It felt like a home away from home. Tres Fantastique! je suis heureuse.
“Fantastc property in great location for exploring Provence!”
My husband and I originally booked this property just for ourselves, but then decided to extend the invite to family. In the end there were 6 of us ranging from 17 - 53 and were all well catered for. Two bathrooms and an additional toilet meant there was never any waiting for a bathroom and all the bedrooms were equipped with fans to keep everyone cool at night. There is a lovely terrace area where we ate most of our meals, complete with BBQ which were used on a couple of occasions. There was also Sky TV so we didn't miss any of the Olympics closing ceremony! The local shop was very well equipped and has everything you need for your stay. Les and Magaret were also incredibly helpful before our trip, promptly answering any questions. We would definitely recommend their place and look forward to returning again.
- How do I find more info about the property?
You can get in touch with Les and Margaret (the owner) through the contact form on this page.
If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.
- What if I have questions before I book?
Send Les and Margaret (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
- How do I contact Les and Margaret (the owner)?
Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Les and Margaret the owner's contact details or send them a message.
- What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?
Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Les and Margaret (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then
Or send Les and Margaret (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.
- What is a booking request?
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- How do I know what it will cost for my stay?
Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.
You can also request a quote from Les and Margaret (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.
- How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?
You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.
- How do I pay for my holiday?
Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Les and Margaret (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.
If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.
Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.
- Why can't I call Les and Margaret (the owner) before booking?
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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.
- How do damage deposits work?
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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.
- How can I view and manage my booking?
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- How do I pay the balance of my holiday?
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- How can I retract my booking request?
You’ll need to contact Les and Margaret (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.
- How do I cancel my booking?
Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.
- How do I edit my booking?
You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Les and Margaret (the owner) a message.
If Les and Margaret (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.
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