Le Sable D'Or

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

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Experience the best of Provence in this charming villa in the heart of Les Alpilles Natural Park. A short stroll takes you to a small, picturesque village where you can buy fresh bread from the bakery, local produce from the delicatessen or just hang out for a while in the café.

Le Sable d’Or provides a successful combination of traditional and modern design with the lightly coloured ceiling beams in the living area complementing the gentle rise of the open plan staircase. The huge pale stoned fireplace provides a focal point to the room, a reminder of cosy evenings by the fire while the French doors offer an invitation to enjoy the warmth of summer in the glorious garden. A gentle arch leads into a bright kitchen where the blue cupboards and patterned tiles contrast with the calmer colours in the rest of the house.

Outside, a large enclosed garden is mostly set to lawn with spacious seating and dining areas thoughtfully placed beneath the shade of ancient plane and olive trees with oleanders and carefully clipped shrubs scattered nearby. The salt water pool is hedged on two sides for privacy, one by a line of bamboo which is sure to sway and lightly rustle in the wind, further relaxing anyone lounging next to it.

This whole region is redolent with the scent of rosemary and thyme and filled with vineyards, orchards, sunflowers, idyllic villages and world-renowned towns. Les Alpilles Natural Park provides so much opportunity for observing nature, rock climbing, riding, mountain biking and walking in an amazing landscape. Nearby Mausanne is another lovely village within walking distance, nestled at the foot of the mountain range and renowned for producing fine olive oil.

For a change of landscape, head via the historic city of Arles to La Camargue with its beaches, lagoons, rice fields, wild white horses and pink flamingos. Here you can ride, trek, quad bike or take a jeep tour to explore this fascinating area more fully.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • 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.
  • A plancha-style BBQ is provided but please note there are often barbecuing restrictions across this area
  • There is an open and banister free staircase leading to the first floor
  • Air-conditioning is featured in three of the bedrooms only 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Bicycles Provided Table Tennis DVD Heating

Villa Interiors (150m2)

Ground Floor

- Living room with seating area, fireplace, library and TV. French doors to garden
- Well-equipped kitchen-diner with oven, hob, extractor fan, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso and traditional coffee machines, toaster, kettle and dining table. Access from kitchen to terrace and dining area
- Rear kitchen
- Double bedroom (160cm, can be made into 2 x 80cm beds) with WC and hand basin

First Floor (via open-sided staircase from living area)

- Double bedroom (180cm) with a shower room
- Double bedroom (180cm) with a dressing area and bathroom with bath, shower and WC
- Double bedroom (160cm) with a shower room 

Outside Grounds (1700m2)

- Salt water swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth: 1.25-2.5m) with safety alarm and a mobile net/fence between garden and pool
- Shaded terrace
- Garden furniture – tables, chairs, 8 sun loungers and a parasol
Plancha barbecue
Boules pitch
- Table tennis
- Bikes (3 standard and 2 mountain bikes)
- Enclosed grounds
- Private parking (2 in garage, 4 outside)

Facilities


- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning (3 bedrooms only)
- Heating
- TV
- DVD Player and DVDs
- Library
- Hair dryer
- Insect nets at all the windows
- Table tennis
- Bikes (3 standard and 2 mountain bikes)
Boules
- Washing Machine and dryer
- Ironing equipment

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Sable D'Or
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Le Sable d’Or is situated a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of a delightful, small village full of characterful houses with brightly coloured shutters, flower filled gardens and an interesting museum. At the end of your short stroll you’ll also find a delicatessen, bakery, café and restaurant.

Here is Provence at its best, full of charm and surrounded by beautiful countryside at the foot of the splendid Alpilles mountain range. The whole fantastic area of Les Alpilles Natural Park and beyond is filled with vineyards, idyllic villages, beautiful towns and rolling hills of olive trees. 

Within a five-minute drive (or leisurely walk) you will find Mausanne, known for its amazing olive oil – look out for painters, sculptors and other artists exhibiting their work on Friday evenings. There are some lovely restaurants here as well as grocery stores and shops selling delicious local food.

Also nearby, the unique village of Les Baux de Provence, classified as one of France’s 'Plus Beaux Villages', is well worth a visit for its impressive charm and stunning setting. A little further, St-Rémy is renowned for its artistic community which displays its art in the village galleries whilst Eygalières is one of the prettiest hilltop villages in Provence where several A-list celebrities can be spotted.

Van Gogh’s much loved Arles is only 17km away, known for its fine architecture and Roman remains, particularly the Amphitheatre which now hosts plays and concerts. Travel onwards from this great city towards La Camargue with its 900 square kilometres of beaches, lagoons, rice fields, pink flamingos and wild white horses where you can try out riding, trekking, quad biking and take a jeep tour cross the exciting terrain.

Avignon was once considered the centre of the world when the papacy resided there. There are so many historical sites and museums to visit here, not forgetting the famous bridge, now a UNESCO World heritage site. Also, the pleasant historic town of Tarascon lies between Arles and Avignon on the banks of the River Rhône and is a lovely day out.

The whole area has so much to offer the adventurous traveller - horse-riding, golf, walking, climbing and mountain biking in the most glorious countryside. There are plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the region from model railways to tree-top centres.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(30km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nîmes

(40km)

Nearest Airport 3 Marseille

(57km)

Nearest Train Station Arles/Avignon TGV

(20km/33km)

Nearest Village

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(500m)

Nearest Supermarket

(500m)

Nearest Golf Domaine de Manville

(3km)

Nearest Beach Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

(58km)

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

A visit to the former quarry at Carrières de Lumières is an exciting experience. Multimedia shows project images of famous paintings onto the walls of the old walls, all set to music.

Continuing with the theme of art, the Van Gogh walk in St-Rémy-de-Provence is a circular walk through the countryside where signboards offer a perspective on the wonderful landscapes which inspired the famous painter. If you still have the energy, visit the nearby archaeological site of Glanum where the remains of the ancient city lies below a magnificent gorge on the side of the Alpilles mountains.

Adventurous kids will love rock-climbing, mountain biking and horse riding in Les Alpilles and quad biking and trekking in La Camargue where, if they are lucky, they will catch sight of the galloping white horses.

Younger children can explore Avignon on the small road-train that takes you across the city and the famous Pont d’Avignon - take a boat trip on the Rhone while you are here. 

All train lovers will adore the model railway, the JardiTrain south of Carpentras or adventure seekers should head to the tree-top activity centre in Salon-de-Provence. Zoo Barben has over 600 species of animals to be searched for in several hectares of land.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car/Bike/Boat/Plane 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service 4 hours/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 €1500 paid to the owner by bank transfer one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for civil liability as well as cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay. A copy of this policy must be provided to the owner minimum one month before arrival.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 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.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in 3 bedrooms only.

Rental Rates

Please note: All rates below are subject to FRENCH TVA 20%

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £3,263
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £3,455
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 £2,303
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,728
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £1,958
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £1,728
Apr 10th 2021 - May 1st 2021 £1,967
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £2,303
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 £3,263
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £3,455
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £2,303
Oct 2nd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £1,728
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 £1,958

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €3,384
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €3,584
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 €2,389
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,792
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €2,031
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €1,792
Apr 10th 2021 - May 1st 2021 €2,041
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €2,389
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 €3,384
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €3,584
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €2,389
Oct 2nd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €1,792
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 €2,031

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 7th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $3,833
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,059
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 3rd 2020 $2,706
Oct 3rd 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,030
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $2,300
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $2,030
Apr 10th 2021 - May 1st 2021 $2,311
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $2,706
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 $3,833
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $4,059
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $2,706
Oct 2nd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $2,030
Dec 18th 2021 - Jan 8th 2022 $2,300

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

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