This is a stunning and secluded 17th Century Maison de Maître, located in the countryside just outside Beaucaire, alongside the Rhone and conveniently situated between the towns of, Arles, Avignon and St Rémy-de-Provence.
The 12 hectares of grounds comprise fields, an olive grove, mature parkland, a very large south facing terrace, a shaded north facing terrace, a pretty fountain, a beautiful consecrated Chapel dating from the 14th Century and a large 16 x 8m covered and heated salt water swimming pool. The pool is surrounded by decking, and a lawn, and hidden from view by large laurel bushes, trees and hedges.
The imposing house has been furnished and decorated to a very high standard throughout. Original architectural features have been preserved, whilst comfortable modern furniture and high quality equipment make for an extremely indulgent stay. Facilities at the property include Internet access, BBQ, Boules court, Bikes, CD, DVD, computer, printer, fax, library of books, CDs and DVDs, screens, satellite TV with English channels and table tennis table.
The house comprises of a spacious entrance hall with guest WC and a staircase leading to three of the en-suite double bedrooms, including the Master bedroom. A fully equipped modern kichen with access to an outdoor dining terrace. Four downstairs reception rooms including one with a piano, another used as a TV room. A dining room with seating for 14. A library. An upstairs office or music room with a state-of-the-art sound system. A delightful, spacious Orangerie with Grand piano. A laundry room. Another staircase leads to four other en-suite double bedrooms.
At the top of the main staircase, the Master bedroom is south facing with separate dressing room, 180cm bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower unit, two basins and separate WC. The second bedroom is again south facing with 180cm bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower unit, basin and WC. The third bedroom is north facing with 180cm bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, two basins and WC. On the first floor of the second staircase there is a fourth bedroom, which is south facing, with 180cm bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower unit, basin and WC. On the same floor, the north facing fifth bedroom has a 180cm bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC. On the second floor of this staircase there are two further double bedrooms, one south facing the other north facing, they are currently configured as twin bedded rooms, though these can be converted to 180cm doubles, in fact all the beds in the house can either be used as 180cm double beds or twins. Both these bedrooms, the sixth and the seventh in the house, have en-suite bathrooms, with shower, basin and WC.
Finally, for lovers of really fine wines, there is a full wine cellar and tasting room. [The wines, though competively priced, are not included in the cost of the rental].
Beaucaire 5 minutes drive
Nîmes Airport 15 minutes drive
St Rémy-de-Provence 20 minutes drive
Avignon TGV 25 minutes drive
Marseille Airport 1 hour drive