La Vieille Maison d’Art

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 7
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

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La Vieille Maison d’Art is a 600-year old traditional stone Maison de Maître just a few steps away from the River Rhône, where peaceful riverside walks await.

It’s in a small, tranquil village right in the centre of the ‘Golden Triangle’ between Nimes, Arles, and Avignon. The village, with its handful of cafes and a small boulangerie, dates back to medieval times and still has tiny streets once suitable for horses rather than cars, offering a peaceful setting, perfect for experiencing true Provençal village life. This is a beautiful and historic area that has been famous for its culture since pre-Roman times and boasts local food markets, museums and the Camargue only a 30-minute drive away.

The renovation has been sympathetic and calculated; simple and preserving most of the original features and materials, which create a ‘step back in time’ full of character and charm. Stone floors and walls, old fireplaces and doors, large wooden beams and an eclectic mix of artwork and antique and vintage furniture. The house has various drawing rooms, a library, a ‘chapel room’, a dining room that can seat up to 60 people and a rustic, but well-equipped kitchen. The bedrooms, in keeping with a traditional French manor house, have high ceilings, large traditional windows and old style shutters.

Outdoors, courtyards, terraces and a salt-water plunge pool provide spaces for relaxing and for al fresco lunches.

La Vieille Maison d’Art marries history and nature in beautiful Provence and provides a truly unique experience and place to stay.

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What you should know…

  • Parking is just outside the property and guests’ bags will be delivered using a trolley system 
  • The villa sleeps up to 16 guests, as 14 adults and 2 children

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Bicycles Provided Games Room Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Chapel on Site

La Vieille Maison d'Art has a maximum capacity of 16 guests: 14 adults and 2 children.

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- 3 large entrance halls
- Fully equipped kitchen with large gas oven and hobs, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, wood burner, cookery books and large table for 10 guests
- Utility room with two washing machines, large tumble dryer, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, fridge, freezer and second oven
- Dining room for 60 guests
- Small chapel room
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Guest WC

First Floor

- 3 Double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms each with shower/bath, wash basin and WC
- Study with printer and scanner
- Library with English literature
- TV room with Apple TV, DVD player and DVD library
- Large sitting room with comfortable sofas and wood burner
- Second large sitting room with sofas and a writing table

Second Floor

- 2 Double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath, wash basin and WC
- Sitting room
- Dormitory with two single beds and a child's single bed
- Playroom with two single beds, board games and children's games
- Family bathroom with shower/bath, 3 wash basins and WC (shared between the playroom and the dormitory)

Outside Grounds

Main Courtyard (20x20m)

- Outside breakfast table
- Large outside dining table for 14 guests
- Bamboos and plants for shade
- Sunny corners and parasols for shade
- Outside WC

Pool Courtyard

- Private square salt-water swimming pool (size: 4x4m / depth: 3m) with security alarm
- Poolside terrace
- Lunch table with 4 chairs
- 6 Sun loungers

Side Courtyard

- Cool and shady area perfect for escaping the summer heat with a good book

Facilities


- Wi-Fi
- Apple TV
- DVD player and DVD library
- Hairdryer in each bedroom
- Boules
- Two children’s bicycles and four adult bicycles
- Board Games
- Two washing machines
- Tumble dryer
- Dishwasher
- Gated grounds
- Charcoal portable bbq
- Adult and Children's books

Location

About the surrounding area of La Vieille Maison d’Art
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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La Vieille Maison d’Art is perfectly located on the left bank of the Rhone River in a tiny village boasting tradition, heritage, local produce and a delicious speciality sausage! It offers a simple selection of local amenities with a bakery, post office, local bars and a small supermarket, perfect for the daily essentials. From here you can enjoy a wonderful walk along the river to Avignon, watching the barges float by and collect wild thyme and figs.

Throughout the year, and especially during the summer months, the village hosts a variety of events and festivities including markets, feasts and the Camargue Races.

The surrounding area is abundant with castles, caves, mills and many other interesting sights for all the family to enjoy. Many of the local villages offer a selection of activities including horse riding in Lansac (8km), canoeing and kayaking along the Gardon River (15km) and wine tasting tours in the famous village of Chateau Neuf des Papes.

Notably, Avignon, is a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the well preserved old town protected by its ramparts and the 14th Century Palace of the Popes. The town is a wonderful day out with historical monuments, museums and churches to satisfy all your cultural needs. There are also many events, including the famous ‘in’ and ‘off’ festival which takes place every year in July.  

Similarly, the towns of Nimes and Arles are full of history and culture with markets offering all the fabulous delicacies of the region including wines, cheeses and charcuterie, as well as the Montmajour Abbey and Roman ruins.

The Provence countryside boasts beautiful scenery ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle. The towns of St Remy de Provence and Les Beaux de Provence offer the charm and beauty of true Provençal life, with winding streets and pavement cafes with many boutiques and treats for all to indulge in and enjoy.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nimes / Montpellier / Marseilles

(32km-35mins / 89km-1h9mins / 103km-1h10mins)

Nearest Ferry Port Marseilles

(103km-1h19mins)

Nearest Village

(2mins walk)

Nearest Town/City Tarascon / Avignon

(6km-10mins / 20km-23mins)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(4mins walk)

Nearest Supermarket

(3mins walk or 16km-20mins drive)

Nearest Shop

(3mins walk)

Nearest Restaurant

(4mins walk)

Nearest Train Station Avignon TGV

(20km-23mins)

Nearest Golf Domaine de Manville

(24km-27mins)

Nearest Beach Plage Piemanson

(70km-1h)

Nearest Tennis

(4mins walk)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

 

KIDS ACTIVITIES CLOSE-BY

Playground: (Vallabregues)

 

ONSITE FACILITIES

Bikes: (2 children's bikes and 4 adult bikes)

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Bikes
  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Professional nanny babysitter available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • Complimentary welcome hamper

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property:

- Maid service included (2h each morning)
- Complimentary welcome hamper with basic food and household supplies
- Private chef for specific events or full-time
- Cookery classes
- Jam and chutney making classes
- Horse riding
- Markets visits
- Painting classes
- Drawing classes
- Photography classes
- Pottery classes
- Natural dye making classes
- Visits to bull farms in the Camargue
- Visits to olive groves and vineyards
- Yoga classes
- Massage visits
- Nanny
- Visits to local churches
- Visits to local places of interest
- River walks
- Beach visits
- Guided city tours
- Restaurant booking
- Wine and olive oil available for sale in the house

Furthermore, we can offer a special service for artists supplying them with canvases, paints and other equipment upon arrival.

The owner is available to organise a huge array of activities and services which you may desire during your stay, these include:

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen & bath towels provided. Emergency extra sheets available if required.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement may apply.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days on request only & may be subject to a charge.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Minimum stay 7 nights (all other durations on request only).
Other Ts and Cs Maximum Capacity: 16 adults + 2 children.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival.
Insurance Clients shall provide a copy of his/her travel insurance prior to access to the property.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special events are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 15th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £6,236
Sep 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2021 £5,197
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £6,236
Sep 1st 2021 - Jan 16th 2022 £5,197

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 15th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €6,450
Sep 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2021 €5,375
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €6,450
Sep 1st 2021 - Jan 16th 2022 €5,375

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 15th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $7,362
Sep 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2021 $6,135
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $7,362
Sep 1st 2021 - Jan 16th 2022 $6,135

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Incredible stay!

    Posted by Alex B. on 06/10/2019

    Thank you for a wonderful venue and all of your help along the way. Thank you for the time on the phone and being on hand to reply to my messages. Really great service and Carole is Wonderful!

  • Happy family holiday

    Created on 08/04/2017

    We love to cook and to eat. The area around the house was great for us. Markets and sea. We shopped and ate. The children were happy, and we were able to really relax in the house.

  • The house is beautiful

    Posted by David & Charlotte on 02/08/2016

    We stayed for two weeks in July. It was a wonderful time for us. The village is peaceful and welcoming, and the house is beautiful. We have two children, and we invited another two couples with their children. The children loved the house. We cooked and ate and visited the local area. Bliss….

  • We loved our trip

    Posted by Anne & Paul on 14/06/2016

    We chose to spend our 20th wedding anniversary in Europe. We are both retired and we love to paint. Our children and grandchildren came for part of our trip, to help us to celebrate our anniversary. La Vieille Maison d'Art was all that we had hoped it would be, and much more too. We loved our time there.

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