Water Lily House

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Sleeps: 16 - 18 Bedrooms: 10 Bathrooms: 7
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Overview

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Water Lily House is set within its own twenty acre estate ensuring you feel totally immersed in the beauty, peace and privacy of your surroundings. Whether strolling around the renowned stunning formal gardens or basking by one of its two swimming pools, it is the perfect place to unwind.

It has all the charm of a secluded paradise yet is a short drive from all the best that Provence has to offer. The main house is a beautiful old Mas decorated in keeping with the charm and character of the local Provencal area. The kitchen is brand new yet with a rustic feel and has a large La Cornue cooker and leads through to a traditional and intimate dining room. 

For relaxing indoors there is a formal drawing room with fireplace and an air conditioned informal sitting room. All the ground floor rooms look out to the sensational gardens. The terrace is the perfect place to sit and soak up the view and the large outdoor dining table is protected from the midday sun by large and leafy trees. The owner has recently converted an outbuilding into a simply stunning indoor dining area where you can feast with family and friends in beautiful surroundings. There are currently 10 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.

The magnificent gardens at Water Lily House are famous throughout the gardening world for their outstanding beauty and originality. It has inspired gardeners the world over. The garden is divided into separate areas each with its special atmosphere. Within the formal landscaped gardens are two swimming pools. The main swimming pool is situated within The African Garden where you can enjoy doing lengths overlooked by the lifelike giraffe and elephants.

The adjoining Pool House continues the African themed décor and has its own kitchen with sink, fridge/ freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a large built in Weber BBQ and outdoor dining area for days when you don’t want to leave the pool. There is also a bathroom and wonderful outdoor shower making sure the whole area is completely self-sufficient to the main house.

The tennis court is at the front of the house and can be reached from the African Garden swimming pool through a lavender pathway. The tennis court has an inbuilt basketball net and two inbuilt football nets so it can be a great football pitch. There are also floodlights for those who want to avoid the heat of the day and play in the evening.

Water Lily House is perfect getaway whether you are a big family or a group gathering, there is something here for everyone!

Although there are ten bedrooms we recommend not more than 16 adults and 2 children. Two of the bedrooms (an attic dormitory and a small single room) are only suitable for children.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking (or full payment if booking within 12 weeks of departure).
  • As beautiful and expansive as the Water Lily house gardens are they are not 'childproofed' so children should be watched when exploring.
  • No ground floor bedrooms in the main house but ground floor bedrooms in the garden (although not wheelchair friendly).
  • Despite their simple elegance, not all of the bedrooms are en-suite.
  • A/C is available in the living room and seven of the bedrooms. See ‘features’ tab for full details.
  • Advertised prices are for a maximum of 16 adults and 2 children.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Coffee Machine Hairdryer Tennis Court Satellite TV TV Bicycles Provided Spa/Massage Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site RWC-Marseille

House Interiors (sleeps a maximum of 16 adults and 2 children)

Ground Floor

-    Hallway with large fireplace
-    Drawing room with fireplace, piano and library with extensive collection of books 
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including La Cornue range cooker with two ovens, Quooker boiling hot water tap, two dishwashers, large fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster and Nespresso machine
-    Dining area (adjoining to kitchen) with circular oak dining table for 10 guests
-    Lounge with air-conditioning, sofas, 85-inch TV and Blu-ray/DVD player. Open-tread stairs lead up to a mezzanine-level reading nook with children’s books and toys/games

First Floor

-    Master bedroom with king-size double bed, air-conditioning, dressing room and en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bedroom with queen-size bed and air-conditioning
-    En suite bathroom with bath and separate WC (shared between above two bedrooms)
-    Family suite - bedroom with king-size double bed and air-conditioning and adjoining children's bedroom with single bed and cot. En suite bathroom with shower
-    Utility room with washing machine and dryer

Second Floor

-    Bedroom with king-size double bed, air-conditioning, walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower
-    Bedroom with twin bedroom
-    Attic children's dormitory with four single beds and air-conditioning
-    Hallway bathroom with shower

Garden Bedrooms (separate to main house, within the gardens)

-    Bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning and en suite shower room
-    Bedroom with twin beds, air-conditioning and en suite shower room

Outside Grounds

-    Main swimming pool
-    Pool house with summer kitchen (with sink, fridge-freezer, microwave and dishwasher) and poolside dining area
-    Outdoor shower
-    Plunge-style deep swimming pool
-    Terrace overlooking formal gardens with large marble table for al-fresco dining
-    Outbuilding converted into dining area with Sonos speakers (next to main house)
-    Built-in barbecue
-    Children’s playground and play area with sandpit, sunken trampoline and wooden playhouses
-    Ping pong
-    Badminton, croquet and cricket sets
-    Boules
-    Tennis court (with basketball net and two in-built goals)
-    Landscaped formal gardens
-    Viewing platform (via spiral stairs)
-    Kitchen garden and chickens
-    Water feature / pond
-    Field (ideal for playing games)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (certain rooms only – see above)
-    Library (books in English and French)
-    85-inch TV with French channels, English satellite channels, Netflix
-    Blu-ray/DVD player
-    Sonos music system (ground floor rooms)
-    Children’s books, toys and games
-    Hairdryers
-    Dressing gowns and toiletries
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Water Lily House
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Water Lily House is ideally situated to profit from all the very best Provence has to offer. Located just ten minutes from the beautiful St. Rémy-de-Provence and within half an hour’s reach of the towns of Avignon, Arles, and L’isle sur-la-Sorgue, to name but a few.

There is a wealth of cultural and historical attractions within an easy drive. In Arles, you can see the Roman ruins, the Museum of Arles and Provence or go to the lively Saturday market.

In Avignon, there is the Palais des Papes, an important medieval gothic building, boasting one of the largest gothic fortresses in Europe. You can take a leisurely boat ride on the canals that pass through L’isle sur-la-Sorgue, a small but vibrant town, particularly visited for its many antique shops and where you can see working water wheels throughout.

Alternatively, you may wish to sample local wines and visit Château Romanin in St. Rémy where you can enjoy a tour of their vineyards and see their cellars.

Leisure activities around the area include horseback riding tours in Egalières, or avid golfers can tee off from either the Servanes or Pont Royal courses nearby. For those feeling more adventurous, hire a bike for the day and choose a challenging long distance mountain bike trail. Whether an easy or vigorous route, cycling is one of the best ways to experience the breath-taking vistas of the Provencal countryside.

For family days out with the children, there are a variety of adventures to choose from. Rent a canoe in Avignon and view its historic buildings from the river Rhône, or take the steam train of Cévennes from Anduze to Saint-Jean-du-Gard, passing through the typical landscapes of the region or spend the day at the Zoo in La Barben, where you can see a huge variety of creatures: elephants, giraffes, crocodiles, wolves and yaks.

Water Lily House is just outside of Noves, a beautiful small town which has two chemists, a supermarket and fine local bakery meaning you are just a short four minute drive from picking up your fresh croissants in the morning.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseille

(70km)

Nearest Train Station Avignon TGV

(17km)

Nearest Village Noves

(2km)

Nearest Town Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

(13km)

Nearest Restaurant Noves

(Within 2.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Noves

(Within 2.5km)

Nearest Supermarket U Express et Drive

(2.5km)

Nearest Golf Golf Barbentane

(15km)

Nearest City Avignon

(17km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Water Lily House is well set up for children. Inside the house there are four cots (two wooden, two travel) and four highchair available. There is also a pram and a large box of toys and games and children’s books within the reading area in the informal sitting room.

Out in the gardens there is a specially designed children’s garden with a large sandpit, racetrack for a couple of pedal cars that are provided and two beautiful wooden fully furnished playhouses and a treehouse. There is also a swing set, slide and small trampoline.

ONSITE FACILITIES

Bikes: 4 x adults' / 4 x children's

 

BABY AND TODDLER EQUIPMENT

Booster seat: x 2

Mattress protector: x 2

Bib: x 5

Baby monitor: x 1

Bottle steriliser: x 1

Plastic crockery: x 5

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Booster seat
  • Mattress protector
  • Bibs
  • Baby monitor
  • Bottle steriliser
  • Plastic crockery
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Pool inflatables
  • Badminton
  • Board games
  • Treehouse
  • Bikes
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Children's books
  • Playground
  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Breakfast Included (2023 only)

 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.

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

Services included at this property:

- Daily maid service
- Daily continental breakfast (2023 only, not available in 2024)
- On-site caretaker (French and English speaking) who can answer any questions you may have regarding the house or garden.
- All bed linen, towels, dressing gowns, pool towels are provided as well as toiletries for the bathrooms.

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- We have an excellent cook who can cater for lunch and dinner as well. Please contact us for rates and sample menus.
- Babysitting can also be arranged at an additional charge
- If there is anything specific you would like arranged during your stay we can put you in touch with our concierge service who can arrange for tennis/yoga/pilates instructors to come to the house as well as massage and beauty therapists.
- Experiences or days out in the local area can also be arranged on your behalf.

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 €2000 paid to the owner and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 5.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 9:30 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool heating charge? No.
Changeover day Saturday in July, August and Xmas/NY. Short breaks are Friday to Monday (3 nights) or Monday – Friday (4 nights) approximately April to end-June and September. Flexible changeover days during all other periods.
Other Ts and Cs Advertised prices are for a maximum of 16 adults and 2 children.
Minimum stay 7 nights in July and August. 3 or 4 nights during all other periods. 3 nights are available on request only approximately April to end-June and September - please enquire for availability and pricing.
Other Ts and Cs A/C is available in the living room and seven of the bedrooms only. See ‘features’ tab for full details.
Other Ts and Cs A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking (or full payment if booking within 12 weeks of departure).
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 - £13,231 £15,614 £20,382
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £8,737 £11,648 £14,559 £20,371
Christmas & New Year - - - £22,114
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £8,926 £11,866 £14,806 £20,791
Apr 1st 2024 - May 14th 2024 - £14,543 £17,483 £20,791
May 14th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - £17,483 £20,780 £23,311
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - £28,351
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - £17,483 £20,750 £23,101
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £8,926 £11,866 £14,805 £20,791
Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - £20,791
Christmas & New Year - - - £22,576
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 26th 2025 - - - £20,791

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 - €14,258 €16,827 €21,964
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €9,415 €12,552 €15,689 €21,953
Christmas & New Year - - - €23,832
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €9,619 €12,787 €15,956 €22,406
Apr 1st 2024 - May 14th 2024 - €15,673 €18,841 €22,406
May 14th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - €18,841 €22,394 €25,122
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - €30,553
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - €18,841 €22,361 €24,895
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €9,619 €12,787 €15,955 €22,406
Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - €22,406
Christmas & New Year - - - €24,329
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 26th 2025 - - - €22,406

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 23rd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 - $15,205 $17,944 $23,422
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $10,040 $13,385 $16,731 $23,410
Christmas & New Year - - - $25,413
Jan 6th 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $10,257 $13,636 $17,015 $23,893
Apr 1st 2024 - May 14th 2024 - $16,713 $20,092 $23,893
May 14th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - $20,092 $23,880 $26,789
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 - - - $32,581
Sep 2nd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - $20,092 $23,846 $26,548
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $10,257 $13,636 $17,014 $23,893
Dec 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - $23,893
Christmas & New Year - - - $25,944
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 26th 2025 - - - $23,893

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Relax, take a deep breath and unwind!
Really eat? So many incredible local restaurants to try
Really see? Make sure to explore every inch of the gardens

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