Le Mas Lavande

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Romantic

A traditional farmhouse full of old-world charm which has been immaculately restored, Le Mas Lavande is a beautiful home just a stroll away from true Provençal life in an idyllic village in Maussane-les-Alpilles.

Inside you’ll be welcomed into the warm ambience of this delightful home with its four pretty bedrooms and wonderful living space. The owners have retained so much character through the timeless Provençal décor yet there are plenty of modern amenities from Wi-Fi to air-conditioning. The impressive chef’s kitchen is a dream for keen cooks with hand-crafted Provençal buffets and cookware brands such as Le Creuset, Lagostina and Staub. Prepare a feast to be served in the open-plan dining room before retiring to the sofas by the open-fire or head through the French doors to dine al-fresco under the starry skies by the sound of the trickling fountain.

Whether staying with a family or group of friends there’s always a quiet spot to find such as the intimate reading room with fireplace, originally the main salon but now a quiet place for reflection as you look out to the lavender filled gardens. As well as three en-suite bedrooms, including a particularly spacious master bedroom overlooking the gardens, the house also features its own first floor apartment with it’s own wrought iron staircase from the garden. Adjoined to one of the main bedrooms if you wish, the apartment has a lovely kitchen-diner and living room leading through to an en-suite bedroom, a perfect option for guests looking for a little independence. 

The scent of summer lavender is stunning as you step into your courtyard garden with its magnificent private pool and charming terrace.   In the mornings you only have to wander five minutes to a choice of boulangeries for your morning croissants to take back to accompany a coffee in the sun.

Just on the edge of the local village, it’s a few minutes stroll to the wonderful deli, green-grocers, butchers and fishmongers (also an oyster wine bar!) to pick up some amazing local produce. For those days you wish to eat out you can walk to a number of excellent restaurants from charming bistros and pizzerias to Michelin starred establishments. Furthermore, in the heart of one of France’s finest olive oil producing regions, there will be plenty of opportunity to sample olive oil at a local press.

You are of course in the heart of the formidable ALpilles National Park with idyllic villages such as Les Baux-de-Provence, St-Rémy and Van Gogh’s precious Arles so near. Spend the day visiting Avignon, the stunning Luberon region or mesmerising Camargue.

At Le Mas Lavande you’ll be able to discover the true Provence whether exploring afar or staying closer to home in this enchanting and archetypal family home.

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What you should know…

  • There are various staircases leading to the four bedrooms which are in different parts of the house; please see the Features for full details
  • One of the upstairs bedrooms is part of an apartment with its own entrance from the garden and a kitchen-diner and living area

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Indoor Games Outdoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Farmhouse Interior

Ground Floor

- Spacious entrance hall
- Open-plan living-dining room with fire-place and doors leading straight to garden
- Chef’s Kitchen (open plan to living-dining room), well equipped including double-oven industrial stove, dishwasher, coffee maker and toaster
- Reading room with fire-place
- Shower room
- Laundry room with washer and dryer and double-door fridge-freezer

First Floor

- Master bedroom with desk and living area. Small sofa-bed suitable for a small child. En-suite bathroom with large bath, double shower and WC
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with WC and own staircase leading to the main entrance
- Twin/double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC. Has interconnecting door with Guest Apartment if required. Has own staircase leading to the reading room
- Guest Apartment with open-plan kitchen-diner and living area with sofa-bed (suitable for two small children) leading to twin/double bedroom (partitioned by a curtain). En-suite shower room and WC. Has interconnecting door with the above twin bedroom if required or can be accessed via its own wrought iron staircase from the garden

Outside Grounds

- Private heated swimming pool (10.5mx5m) open May to October. Electric safety cover
- Weber charcoal BBQ
- Al-fresco dining area
- Fountain
- Courtyard parking for up to 3 cars
- Remote controlled gate

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Reversible air-conditioning /heating
- TV with French channels
- DVD
- Games console
- Landline telephone
- Books
- Sound system connection
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine and dryer
- Kid's bikes
- Board games
- Toys
- Pool table
- Swings
- Trampoline
- Slide

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Mas Lavande
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing 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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Le Mas Lavande sits on the edge of a charming village right in the heart of the stunning Les Alpilles, in the Vallée des Baux and surrounded by rolling vineyards and olive groves. The house is less than a five-minute stroll to the heart of the village where you’ll find some brilliant restaurants, from amazing pizzerias and charming bistros to Michelin starred establishments. 

In the morning you can choose between three bakeries for your morning croissants and bread, head to the deli for an exceptional choice of local products such as cheese and olives and pick up your meat and fish from the butchers and fish mongers (which is also a wine and oyster bar!). There are also two small grocery stores as well as a bank, pharmacy and some lovely gift shops.

The village is well known for its amazing olive oil produced in the two remaining windmills. There will be plenty of opportunity to sample olive oil at a local press, some of the best in the country, as well as some of the other wonderful gourmet produce from this region.

Just a short drive north is Les Baux de Provence (4km), a unique and incredible place classified as one of France’s Plus Beaux Villages. Explore the pretty squares, narrow streets and little shops, then wander around the fortified-château. Those who are more adventurous can find some beautiful walking trails around the village and beyond or simply head to the surrounding vineyards and olive groves to sample yet more of the region’s fine foods.

You are of course in the heart of this formidable area of vineyards, idyllic villages, world-renowned towns, and summer landscapes of sunflowers both in Les Alpilles National Park and beyond. Nearby St-Rémy (10km) is well known for being popular with artists who display their works in the village’s art galleries and food lovers shouldn’t miss the market on a Wednesday morning!  

Eygalières (20km), one of the prettiest hilltop villages in Provence loved by a handful of A-list celebrities, and Van Gogh’s precious Arles (22km) are also both within easy reach. Gordes (53km) is yet another one of the beautiful villages worth visiting with stunning architecture, set in the outstanding Luberon region, surrounded by lavender fields in the summer months.

Those looking for activity have so much on their doorstep. There is both horse-riding and golf within a short drive and both the immediate and wider area are a walkers and cyclists paradise with stunning countryside and landscapes. Older children will love kayaking in the Sorgue and there are plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the region from model railways to the north, open castles to trekking across the tree tops and visiting a zoo.

Not forgetting the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the Camargue, which is just a short drive away. A beautiful melange of land, lagoon and sea with pink flamingos, wild white horses, rice fields and endless wild countryside and beaches, this natural park covers 900 square kilometres of land. Endless activities can be offered from horse-riding, trekking, quad biking and jeep tours across this diverse and unique area.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon/Nimes/Marseilles

(30km/43km/65km)

Nearest Train Station Avignon

(30km)

Nearest Village

(<5 mins walk)

Nearest Town/City St Remy/Eygalieres/Arles/Avignon

(10km/20km/23km/30km)

Nearest Restaurant In the village

(<5 mins walk)

Nearest Shop In the village

(<5 mins walk)

Nearest Supermarket St-Rémy

(10km)

Nearest Golf

(1.5km)

Nearest Tennis In the village

(600m)

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

Provence is a wonderful place for families with kids of all ages. Visit a typical Provençal market and try some amazing new foods or simply wander around charming villages soaking up the atmosphere and admiring artists at work.

Follow the Van Gogh path around St-Rémy, looking out for the sign-boards featuring paintings he made in the village or head a little out to the archaeological site of Glanum. Try rock-climbing in Les ALpilles or find a pony-club for younger ones. Head north to explore Avignon by the little train that takes you across the city including the Pont d’Avignon or take a boat trip across the Rhone. 

Create memories by kayaking along the Sorgue or hire canoes by the magnificent Pont du Gard, near Nimes. Provence also offers wonderful trails for cycling and horse-riding in the area.

Young train lovers will adore the model railway, the JardiTrain, just south of Carpentras or the more adventurous can discover the fantastic Tree-Top activity centres in the Luberon, Nimes or Salon-de-Provence. Animal lovers should head to Zoo La Barben with over 600 species of animals across several hectares of land.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Pushchair
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Slide
  • Swings
  • Trampoline
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

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

Extras available at this property:

- Catering
- Cleaning
- Fridge Stocking/Shopping Service
- Baby-sitting
- Travel services, car hire, transfers

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 €2,000 charged to client’s credit card as an authorisation before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Guests are required to check-out of the bedrooms by 9.00 a.m. and check-out of the house by 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Heating costs included? Yes (reversible air-conditioning).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
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.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is available on request only, at least a week in advance, and at an additional cost of of €150 per week. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not permitted.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £4,513
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £5,621
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £6,591
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £5,621
Sep 28th 2024 - May 31st 2025 £4,513
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £5,621
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £6,591
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £5,621
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 £4,513

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €4,902
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €6,106
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €7,160
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €6,106
Sep 28th 2024 - May 31st 2025 €4,902
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €6,106
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €7,160
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €6,106
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 €4,902

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $5,303
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $6,606
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $7,745
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $6,606
Sep 28th 2024 - May 31st 2025 $5,303
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $6,606
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $7,745
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $6,606
Sep 27th 2025 - Nov 20th 2025 $5,303

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.

Reviews

  • Excellent service lovely villa

    on 02/10/2023

    Beautiful spacious villa in lovely village

  • Dreamlike

    on 01/09/2023

    Our dream was to celebrate how grateful we are for our friends and family. There were 10 of us, surrounded by an enclosed lush garden, village life; where food markets, bakeries, and restaurants made eating a memorable artform.

  • Joy in Provence

    on 31/07/2019

    From the moment the host met us when we arrived 30 days ago, until today, as we prepare to leave, we have been enchanted by this romantic place. With its rambling, captivating garden where we've spent lovely hours dining, swimming, lounging, reading and pondering; With its nicely renovated farmhouse and welcoming, casual open floor plan sitting at the village edge; With its cook's kitchen ready for food as fresh as today; With its charming en-suite bedrooms and its perfect location for touring les Alpilles and Provence, Le Mas Lavande is a bit of heaven. It has worked as well for six visiting kids and grandkids as it has for just two of us. The host did a fabulous job of answering any questions and offering quick solutions. She ensured that we felt totally at home. We had the pleasure of enjoying 3 delightful meals prepared by a personal chef who was a talent. She brought all ingredients and created some of our most memorable of dishes. This has been a beautiful dream of a month in Provence and a treasure of a spot to which we hope to soon return.

  • Provencal Idyll

    on 10/08/2018

    Maybe the place of all your Southern French dreams of sunflower strewn fields and dinners made with fresh and exciting local produce that sing of sunshine as loudly as the cicadas do under Van Gogh starry skies. Le Mas Lavande is a traditional farmhouse with bags of old world charm. Its well-equipped kitchen that had three keen cooks vying to outdo each other on our trip. We would take a short stroll to the town centre and pick from a wealth of superb ingredients from the local butchers, greengrocers and fishmonger. The air-conditioned open-plan dining and seating areas made for long and convivial dinners. Those less culinary inclined were sent to the boulangerie of which there are at least four and often had an artisanal ice cream on their trot back. The ratio of affordable restaurants and cafes per head of population, even in high season, also made eating out a pleasure. The joys of super relaxing domestic life made it seem troublesome to venture away from the beautiful pool and garden but since it was so conveniently located we were able to run up to Remy, Les Baux and Arles which were all a few minutes' drive away. We have managed to get our fix of fascinating historic and cultural sights with enough to tempt children to participate. They have a steady diet of comic books, this being Gaulish Rome, so Asterix is now a firm favourite along with the more gory graphic novel translation of Caesar's Gallic Wars which can happily be purchased in three languages in the Glanum museum shop. The site itself is a must do to fire the adult and kiddy imagination. Another must do is the local arena for the tradition of bull running. As opposed to bull fighting, the odds are firmly in the favour of the bull and none are harmed in the sport. The boys might get a few bruises and a dunking in the pool and in the middle of the arena. Watching this fantastic local tradition was the highlight of our holiday. I can think of worse things for teenagers than drinking Nestea and having to parkour due to bull-induced adrenaline on the hot summer nights. It really is the perfect home to base yourself when touring Les Alpilles and beyond. You won't regret it. We are most definitely returning.

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