This beautifully renovated 19th century bastide is situated just off a quiet leafy lane in the small provençal village of Maillane, just 7 kilometres from St. Rémy de Provence. Within the village there are a couple of boulangeries, a small supermarket, a chemist, a very good restaurant and several café/bars.
There are also tennis courts within the village and golf is available at nearby Les Baux de Provence. The historic cities of Avignon, Arles and Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, as well as the Luberon and the Camargue, are all within an easy drive.
Entrance to the property is via a pretty courtyard garden with a swimming pool (7 x 4m) and a shady pergola covered outdoor dining area. There are sunloungers for sunbathing by the pool, a stone fountain and a pool house with small barbecue. The whole area is surrounded by trees giving a tranquil, relaxing ambience. Subtle garden lanterns and concealed lighting create a magical atmosphere for evening meals.
The interiors have been designed exquisitely, preserving the period style and original features, such as the beamed ceilings and fireplaces, while adding original touches and modern conveniences. The spacious rooms are painted in tasteful muted colours, and are beautifully furnished and equipped throughout, including quality glassware and crockery, fine Percale bed linen and quality white towels, power showers and hairdryers in all the bathrooms. There is also satellite TV/DVD player (and DVDs), CD/Radio (and CDs), wi-fi internet connection, a selection of board games and a baby cot and highchair.
Entrance hall. Large traditional kitchen/dining room with large dining table seating 10. The kitchen area is separated by a large antique worktop. Kitchen equipment includes a French range, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, talster, kettle, 2 coffee makers, magimix and juicer. An archway from the dining area leads to the living room with fireplace and large glass doors opening to the courtyard and pool area. Laundry off the kitchen with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities. Guest WC. Office/study with fireplace, leading to a small, cosy TV room with fireplace.
Large master bedroom with sitting area and desk, and two en-suite bathrooms, one with new Lefroy Brooks monsoon shower, basin and WC and the other with bath and basin. Doors open from the bedroom to a small balcony overlooking the pool. Twin bedroom, also opening to small balcony) and with en-suite bathroom (bath, 2 basins and WC). Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (also with monsoon shower, a basin and WC). Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and WC).
Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Off this room is a children’s bedroom with twin beds (children’s beds) and a TV (for use with videos). Bathroom with bath and basin. Separate WC.
Village shops and cafes a few minutes walk
St. Rémy de Provence 7 kms
Les Baux 10 kms
Avignon 21 kms
Arles 25 kms
Nîmes 33 kms
Marseille Airport 50 minutes
Nîmes Airport 35 minutes