Grande Camargue

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Laptop Friendly Workspace Parking Space

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In the countryside only 12km from Arles, Grande Camargue is a beautiful 5-bedroom villa with stylish interiors and a heated swimming pool set in its vast grounds, perfectly located for exploring the Camargue’s magnificent landscapes and the picturesque villages of Les Alpilles.

This stunning Provençal farmhouse dates back to the 19th century and has been wonderfully restored whilst retaining its historic charm. Be enchanted by the villa’s exquisite floor tiles, exposed stone walls and oak wood beams alongside elegant furnishings and objets d’art. There is an impressive sense of space across the ground floor with its spacious hallway leading to the salon, dining room, superb kitchen and TV lounge.

Upstairs, there’s a more contemporary vibe with four air-conditioned bedrooms, yet there’s still a feeling of understated luxury with its graceful style. Three of the doubles feature gorgeous bathrooms and even the children’s twin has been attractively decorated. In another wing of the house, reached via a striking glass staircase, a fifth bedroom awaits with its own private bathroom.

The heated swimming pool is ideal for long summer days or you may prefer to just relax in the dappled shade of the ancient plane trees before dining al-fresco making the most of the plancha-style barbecue.

A short drive takes you to the local village’s boulangerie, café-restaurant and handy supermarket and don’t miss the Friday morning market in the attractive town of Saint-Martin-de-Crau. Arles is also easily reached with its artistic and Roman heritage and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Stopping off in one of the café terraces at Place du Forum is surely a must for Van Gogh lovers.

The Camargue is wonderful for long walks, cycle rides, horse-riding and boat rides, not to mention its glorious beaches for swimming in the Mediterranean. Then there’s the idyllic villages of Les Alpilles from Eygalières to Les Baux-de-Provence, as well as the characterful town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, also known for its close associations with Vincent Van Gogh who so adored this part of Provence.

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What you should know…

  • Reversible air-conditioning is only featured in four bedrooms – please see the ‘Features’ tab for details.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Hairdryer TV Parking Space

Villa Interiors (450m2)

Ground Floor

-    Large entrance hall
-    Lounge with fireplace
-    TV lounge and office
-    Dining room
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped including induction hob, American fridge-freezer, wine cabinet, electric oven and dishwasher
-    Cellar/laundry room

First Floor (reached via open-tread glass stairs from TV lounge)

-    Bedroom (45m2) with double bed (180x200cm) and independent bathroom with shower, bath and WC

First Floor (main staircase)


-    2 x bedrooms with double bed (180x200cm), reversible air-conditioning and bathroom with bath/shower and WC
-    Bedroom with double bed (180x200cm), reversible air-conditioning and shower room with Italian shower and WC
-    Children’s bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm) and reversible air-conditioning

Some of the bathrooms are partially open plan to the bedrooms

Outside Grounds (one hectare)

-    Heated salt-water swimming pool (12x6m, depth: 1.45m) with safety alarm
-    Al-fresco dining terrace and lounge area
-    Plancha-style barbecue
-    Covered parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Reversible air-conditioning (four bedrooms only)
-    TV
-    Hairdryers
-    Washing machine and dryer
-    Electric Vehicle Charging Point (available at an extra cost)

Location

About the surrounding area of Grande Camargue
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Grand Camargue is located between Arles and Saint-Martin-de-Crau in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of Provence, an ideal setting for visiting the gorgeous villages of Les Alpilles and the captivating landscapes of the Camargue.

Despite the villa’s rural setting surrounded by hay fields, there is a small village just over 2km by car which is home to a boulangerie, café-restaurant and useful supermarket. Larger supermarkets and further restaurants can be found in the attractive town of Saint-Martin-de-Crau (7km). The countryside around Saint-Martin-de-Crau is dedicated to farming with many roaming sheep as well as orchards and greenhouses producing nectarines, peaches, tomatoes and peppers – look out for a wealth of delicious seasonal produce at local markets, including Saint-Martin-de-Crau on a Friday morning.

Arles (12km), on the banks of the Rhône, is another great highlight of the region, with its Roman amphitheatre, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Place du Forum where Vincent Van Gogh painted ‘Café Terrace at Night’ in the late 19th century. Art-lovers should see what exhibitions are taking place at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh and follow the artist’s trail around the town. Stop off for a coffee near Place de la République and admire the beautiful buildings around you. The square’s Cathédrale Saint-Trophime is yet another UNESCO World Heritage site in Arles.

This is the gateway to the Camargue Regional Park, France’s largest area of wetlands where you will find the most mesmerising scenery of lagoons, rice fields and salt plains. With thousands of migrating birds (including iconic pink flamingos), it’s a paradise for nature lovers and there are ample opportunities for hiking, cycling, pony-trekking and horse-riding – the area is famous for its white horses. Look out for river cruises on Le Petit Rhône and you can even drive to some of the region’s glorious beaches such as Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 45 minutes away.

Heading north, visit picture-perfect villages and towns dotted across Les Alpilles Regional Nature Park such as artistic Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (26km), idyllic Eygalières (32km) and Les Baux-de-Provence (20km), classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’. Sample olive oil in Maussane-les-Alpilles (16km), dine out in Paradou (17km) or admire the windmills of nearby Fontvieille (12km). There are many outdoor activities and hiking trails, a great way to appreciate this wonderful part of Provence.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nîmes

(36km)

Nearest Airport 2 Avignon

(45km)

Nearest Airport 3 Marseille

(56km)

Nearest Train Station Saint-Martin-de-Crau

(9km)

Nearest Village Local village

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar in local village

(2.2km)

Nearest Restaurant Cafe-restaurant in local village

(2.2km)

Nearest Supermarket Local village

(2.5km)

Nearest Town Saint-Martin-de-Crau/Arles

(7km/12km)

Nearest Golf Golf de Saint-Martin-de-Crau

(5.5km)

Nearest Beach Fos-sur-Mer

(31km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

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

With the Camargue and Les Alpilles on your doorstep, it’s a wonderful area to explore for families with children of every age.

In Arles itself, enjoy the museums and art galleries, follow the Van Gogh trail and visit the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh which often hosts mini-sessions for French speaking families. The UNESCO World Heritage sites are also impressive as you learn all about the town’s fascinating Roman heritage.

The Camargue awaits for long walks, bike rides, boat trips, pony-trekking and horse-riding or just drive through the landscapes looking out for white horses, bulls and pink flamingos.

The gorgeous beach at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is only a 45-minute drive away or even closer is Fos-sur-Mer (31km), home to a long sandy beach with gently-shelving water. Slightly inland, Martigues (42km) on the banks of the Étang de Berre, is a very attractive town with watersport opportunities on the lake whilst the Parc de Figuerolles is a great day out with its tree-top centre, pony-trekking and more. 

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Services Available

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Car/Bike/Boat Rental Available
  • Well-being Coach Available

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
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- 3 hours cleaning included per week

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

-24h Concierge
-Private chef
-Airport/train station pick-up/drop-off
-Chauffeur/private car rental
-Bike rental
-Boat rental
-Private plane rental
-Shopping service
-Babysitting
-Butler
-Well-being coach
-Cooking classes
-Wine-tasting
-Booking of local activities (restaurants, festivals, concerts, exhibitions etc.)

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 €5000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m. Late arrivals after 9.00 p.m. may be charged a late arrival fee of €120.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, changed once for stays over 14 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once for stays over 14 nights.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.
Pool heating charge? Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the EV charging point is available at an extra cost of €20 per day.

Please click here to view the full property Terms and Conditions.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £5,530
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £8,985
Sep 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2025 £5,530
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 £8,985

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €6,020
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €9,783
Sep 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2025 €6,020
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 €9,783

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $6,522
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $10,597
Sep 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2025 $6,522
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 $10,597

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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