Holiday Homes In France
Provençal House with infinity pool in the South of France
Saint Rémy de Provence, near Avignon in Provence
2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8 people
Mas Dou Calan
The house is in a magical situation at the foot of the Alpilles hills, just outside Saint Rémy de Provence, 25 kms from Avignon. This is the landscape that inspired painters such as Van Gogh, Cezanne and Matisse, who tried to capture the extraordinary colour and light here, an area of hills and plains dotted with cyress trees, orchards and olive groves, alive with the song of cigales and the heady scent of wild herbs.
Saint Rémy has always attracted artists of all kinds and people who prefer a more relaxed way of life. The old part has all the charm of a typical provencal village with a circular boulevard shaded by plane trees and there are open air cafes and restaurants ranging from bistro to gastronomic. It is easy to go into Arles of an evening from here and look up at the same brilliant stars that fired Van Gogh's creativity. Nîmes is 40 minutes from here, Marseille an hour.
Mas Dou Calan is a traditional, stone built house dating from 1857, surrounded by a sunny Mediterranean garden, pines trees, vines and lovely views of the Alpilles.
The house has a large salon with a fireplace, comfortable country furniture, television, DVD and WiFi Internet connection, and a dining room that opens onto a covered terrace with a corner bar and barbecue. The kitchen is entirely new and fully equipped with everything necessary, which includes a large fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, oven and hob, coffee maker, kettle, toaster.
A large double bedroom leads from the living room, which also also has a double sofa bed and a large Italian bathroom with both bath and shower, double washbasins and a separate toilet. The room opens onto a small terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The second bedroom upstairs has twin beds, a double sofa bed and a shower room and toilet. A cot is available on request.
The infinity pool is in a pleasant, sunny spot in the garden and is equipped with a security alarm and poolside furniture. The kitchen terrace has a bar with a fridge for cold drinks. The gardener looks after the pool and garden and cleaning twice a week is included in the price, more can be arranged on request.
There are five golf courses in the area, riding stables around the corner, tennis and cycling and just outside St Rémy is a serious gliding centre.
Les Baux is an area that is known for its fruity, single pressed olive oil, which now has its own appellation controllée and there are several other varieties, each distinct in their own way, which you can taste at the olive oil mills. There are also some excellent local vineyards and Châteauneuf du Pape and many of the Côte du Rhône vineyards are within an hour’s drive. A day out can take you to the beautiful Luberon, the Camargue and the Mediterranean coast, all within an easy drive.
Prices and booking information
All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday
arriving at 4pm departing at 10am
Linen and towels provided
A deposit of 25% is requested on booking to confirm.
The remainder paid on arrival.
Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner
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