La Retraite Des Artisans

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Hot Tub

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Situated in an idyllic pastoral setting, this farmhouse was once lived in by the same family for decades. With its soul and wooden beams remaining intact, La Retraite des Artisans has been lovingly transformed into a beautiful, comfortable, contemporary and light filled home which encourages its guests to relax to the sound of cicadas and soak in the beauty of a wonderful part of Provence.

This air-conditioned retreat is ideal for a large party of family or friends who are sure to enjoy socialising together in the spacious kitchen-diner or next to the living room bar. Take a break from the group in the mezzanine with its video games, billiards and TV, admire the views from the wellness area’s jacuzzi or read a book with a glass of wine beneath the shade of the centuries old plane tree or on the charming south facing terrace.

The sense of space and light continues into the first and second floors with their five beautifully furnished en suite double bedrooms whilst children will love having fun in their own dorm with its five single beds.

Outside, wander round the hectare of landscaped grounds past iconic olive and cypress trees, and find the pétanque court before cooling off in the pool with its wonderful panoramic countryside views, furnished pool house and summer kitchen. Be sure to indulge yourselves with one or more of the extra additional services on offer such as the in house catering service.

Set near a small hamlet, there is a small village a short drive away providing the pleasures of buying local fresh bread, fruit and vegetables as well the chance to stop at a café or restaurant. When you are ready to head further afield, be sure to visit vibrant St-Rémy-de-Provence, where artist Vincent Van Gogh painted his famous “Starry Night”.

The stunning Les Alpilles Natural Park has so many opportunities for outdoor activities as well as idyllic hillside villages such as Les Baux-de-Provence and Eygalières. It’s also worth paying a visit to the fine cities of Avignon and Nîmes or heading southwards to Arles, the gateway to the Camargue with its wild white horses and pink flamingos. When the sea beckons, the fine beaches of the Mediterranean are only an hour’s drive away.

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What you should know…

  • Families will love the games area and children’s dorm – take care on the spiral staircase leading up to the mezzanine level.
  • 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 Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Hairdryer Indoor Games Table Football Pool/Snooker

Villa Interiors (360m2)

Main Floor

-    Living room
-    Large kitchen-diner, well-equipped including two dishwashers, induction hob (x4), electric oven, microwave oven, American fridge, freezer and wine fridge
-    Social room/bar with table football
-    Wellness area with 6-person jacuzzi
-    Cellar/laundry room
-    Guest WC

Mezzanine Level (via spiral staircase)

- TV lounge, billiard table and games

First Floor


-    Bedroom suite 1 with double bed (160x200cm), TV and shower room with separate WC
-    Bedroom suite 2 with double bed (160x200cm), TV and shower room with separate WC
-    Bedroom suite 3 with double bed (160x200cm), TV and shower room with separate WC
-    Dressing area

Second Floor

-    Bedroom suite 4 with double bed (160x200cm), TV and shower room with separate WC
-    Bedroom suite 5 with double bed (160x200cm), TV and shower room with separate WC
-    Children’s bedroom/dorm with five single beds (90x190cm) and surveillance camera
-    Separate shower room with large Italian shower
-    Separate WC

Outside Grounds (1000m2, enclosed)

-    Heated swimming pool (11x5m, depth: 1.4m with three steps, and 5x2m ‘plage’ area) with security shutter. Children’s armbands available on request
-    Pool house with fridge, ice-maker, dishwasher, Plancha, TV and Sonos system. WC
-    Large poolside terrace
-    Al-fresco dining and relaxation areas, parasols
-    Barbecue
-    Pétanque court
-    Parking (with car port)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    TVs
-    Sonos system
-    Video games
-    Jacuzzi
-    Billiards table
-    Table football
-    Hairdryers/straighteners
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of La Retraite Des Artisans
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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La Retraite des Artisans is in a rural location near a small hamlet in the Bouches-du-Rhône region of Provence(near the Gard border), around 8km north of Tarascon. You’ll find Avignon’s TGV station 20km away from your holiday home or fly into Avignon, Marseille or Nîmes airports.

Your rural retreat is a short 4km drive from a charming medieval village with its bakery, tabac, food shops, award winning butchers, restaurants and café. A little further afield, La Montagnette is a popular place for hikers with its rocky escarpments, slopes covered with aromatic herbs and valleys filled with apricot, almond and olive trees.

When you are ready to explore beyond, take the 25km drive towards vibrant St-Rémy-de-Provence where artist Vincent Van Gogh was inspired to paint his famous “Starry Night”. Many contemporary artists still display and sell their artwork each summer Sunday on the lively Route des Artistes. Don’t miss the renowned Wednesday morning market which sells a range of crafts as well as fine local produce.

From St-Rémy head southwards into Les Alpilles Natural Park, another paradise for nature lovers which offers opportunities for climbing, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding along its many well marked trails. The hills provide a fine backdrop to an area renowned for its vineyards, olive groves, cypresses, orchards and summer swathes of sunflowers. There are some idyllic hill top villages here such as Eygalières, much loved by celebrities, or Les Baux-de-Provence, perched on the rocky hillside.

Take a break from these glorious landscapes and head northwards towards the lively city of Avignon (20km) with its UNESCO World Heritage sites and fascinating covered markets. You may prefer to spend time in historic Arles (25km), another city which inspired the paintings of Van Gogh and has the remains of its famous Roman amphitheatre.

Continue southwards from Arles towards the fabulous Camargue Regional Park renowned for its wetlands, special breed of wild white horses, black bulls and pink flamingos with plenty of opportunities for horse riding, hiking and bird watching. At the edge, Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer is only 60km away from home and has some fine sandy beaches.

If you love day trips, it is also worth taking the 40-minute drive to Nîmes, located between the sea and the Cevennes Hills and one of the most attractive towns in France with its well-preserved Roman remains and lovely old town and gardens.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(33km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nîmes

(35km)

Nearest Airport 3 Marseille

(92km)

Nearest Train Station Avignon TGV

(20km)

Nearest Village

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(4km)

Nearest Shop Local village

(4km)

Nearest Town Tarascon

(8km)

Nearest Supermarket Tarascon

(8km)

Nearest Golf Golf Barbetane

(15km)

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

This area of Provence is a great place for children and is one of the most welcoming of French destinations. Kids are sure to enjoy the markets and cafés in the region’s characterful towns and villages.

Head to St-Rémy-de-Provence and follow the Van Gogh trail looking out for the signposts featuring the paintings he made in the village, ending at the Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole.

There is horse riding near both St-Rémy-de-Provence and the Camargue as well as cycling, mountain biking and rock climbing opportunities in Les Alpilles.

Take a visit to the Palais des Papes in Avignon, enjoy a boat trip on the Rhône and take a look at the famous medieval bridge. Smaller children will enjoy a city tour on the little road train.

Further afield, visit the model railway south of Carpentras, hire kayaks and canoes along the Sorgue or try out one of the tree-top activity centres in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse or Salon-de-Provence.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Concierge Available
  • Personal Trainer 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
- Babysitting/childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- Mid-stay cleaning (3hrs)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Concierge
- Private chef
- Transfers
- Chauffeur
- Grocery Shopping service
- Babysitting
- Personal trainer
- Massage treatments
- Booking of local activities
- Extra maid service

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 €3000 charged to client’s credit card 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.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and 3 hours mid-stay cleaning included for living areas only. 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, changed once for stays over 14 nights.
Pool towels included? Yes, changed once for stays over 14 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €2-€4 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.
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? Heated up to 28 degrees approximately April to October. Extra €350 per week during all other periods (on request), payable locally. 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.

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

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £5,670
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £6,407
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £8,028
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £13,436
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £8,028
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £6,407
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £5,670
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £9,922
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £5,670
Apr 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £6,407
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £8,028
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 £13,436

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €6,169
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €6,970
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €8,734
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €14,619
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €8,734
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €6,970
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €6,169
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €10,795
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €6,169
Apr 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €6,970
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €8,734
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 €14,619

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $6,675
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $7,543
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $9,452
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $15,820
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $9,452
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $7,543
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $6,675
Dec 23rd 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $11,682
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $6,675
Apr 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $7,543
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $9,452
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 $15,820

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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