Les Arches

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

In a village setting, stay beneath the arches of this authentically Provençal house with a glorious garden, terraces and a heated swimming pool in Les Alpilles Regional Natural Park.

Les Arches was once the village post office and it has been sensitively restored into a beautiful holiday home in the heart of a small village. Sleeping up to 10 guests, admire fine pieces of furniture and artwork exhibited across the house alongside a true sense of authenticity with exposed stone walls and elegantly vaulted ceilings. Across two floors, there are five double bedrooms (one of which can be a twin/double), each one with an ensuite or private bath/shower room.

All the sights and scents of Provence can be experienced outside with oleander, lavender, fig trees, terracotta pots filled with summer colour and elegant cypresses. The 10m long heated swimming pool is glorious and there is so much space to laze on a terrace, some of which are south-facing, or dine al-fresco beneath the pergola.

Just step out of your wisteria-clad home and embrace the village setting as you stroll around the corner to a café-restaurant and small grocery store whilst there are a couple of high-end restaurants just on the edge of the village – do book ahead if you can. Just 2km further is charming Maussane-les-Alpilles, home to more lovely restaurants, artisan shops and a Thursday morning market whilst Les Baux-de-Provence, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, is only a 5 to 10-minute drive away.

Across Les Alpilles discover walks through olive groves, farms and woodland, cycle along peaceful country lanes and sample the olive oil, wines and cheeses of the region at local farms and nearby vineyards. Soak up the ambience of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence’s Wednesday morning market or follow Van Gogh’s footsteps in Arles.

Aix-en-Provence and Avignon are other wonderful day trips or spend time exploring the beauty of the Luberon and the wild landscapes of the Camargue in this ever-changing part of Provence.

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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 or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Outdoor Games Parking Space

Villa Interiors (40m2)

Ground Floor (split-level with steps)

- Open-plan lounge area with library
- Second open-plan lounge area with stone fireplace
- Open-plan dining area with doors leading outside
- Kitchen, well-equipped including small table and chairs, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, gas hob and dishwasher. Door leads to terrace  
- Cellar/laundry room
- Office with scanner/printer
- WC and sink
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm), dressing area, door to terrace/south-facing garden and bath/shower room with WC

Upstairs

- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and bathroom with bath, shower, double sink, TV and WC
- Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each, can be joined to make a double) and bathroom with shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and private bathroom with bath and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and private bathroom with bath, shower and WC
- Separate WC

Outside Grounds (2.8 hectares)

- Heated swimming pool (10x5m, depth: 1.2-2m) with safety shutter
- Al-fresco dining terraces
- Barbecue
- Other terraces and garden
- Children’s games
- Parking area
- Electric gate

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TV and home cinema
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Les Arches
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking 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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In the Bouches-du-Rhône department of southern France, this wisteria-clad end-of-terrace house is in the heart of a small Provençal village in Les Alpilles Regional Natural Park, just around the corner from a grocery store and village café, a little further to a couple of high-end restaurants by the edge of the village (book ahead).

There are further restaurants and little shops in the equally charming Maussane-les-Alpilles (2km), also home to a Thursday morning market. This region is famed for its extra virgin olive oil, some of the best in France, which can be sampled in mills and local farms alongside delicious cheeses, honeys and other wonderful specialities. It’s a fantastic area for walking, cycling, horse-riding and other activities across the beautiful landscapes of Les Alpilles.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (12km) is loved for its artistic heritage and bustling Wednesday morning market alongside its medieval lanes with bistros, art galleries and pretty shops. The picture-perfect village of Eygalières (21km) is worthy of a visit, home to a small handful of A-list celebrities who wish to escape the French Riviera crowds. Les Baux-de-Provence (5km) is another must-see of Les Alpilles, classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.

For a superb day out, venture across to admire the captivating scenery of the Luberon with iconic perched villages such as Ménerbes, Gordes and Roussillon just over an hour away. The gorgeous University town of Aix-en-Provence can be reached in around an hour by car whilst historic Avignon and its UNESCO World Heritage sites is only 33km to the north.

Arles (17km) is also within easy reach – visit its Roman amphitheatre, follow the Van Gogh heritage trail and enjoy a coffee at Place du Forum before heading to the town’s impressive galleries and museums. Furthermore, Arles is the gateway to the incredible landscapes of the Camargue with its pink flamingos, white horses and wild bulls. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nîmes Airport

(43km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille Airport

(58km)

Nearest Train Station Saint Martin De Crau/Avignon TGV

(13km/33km)

Nearest Village

(0km)

Nearest Restaurant Cafe-restaurant

(Within 200m)

Nearest Shop Grocery store in village

(Within 200m)

Nearest Town Saint-Rémy-de-Provence/Saint-Martin-de-Crau

(12km/10km)

Nearest City Avignon

(33km)

Nearest Golf Golf des Baux de Provence

(4km)

Nearest Tennis Just outside the village centre

(Around 700m)

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: Teens
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

In a village setting, it’s nice to be able to stroll around the corner to the grocery store and café-restaurant with tables out on the terrace in the summer months. There is also a tennis club around 700m away as well as many lovely walks around the village and beyond through the glorious landscapes of Les Alpilles Regional Natural Park.

Indeed, across this part of Provence you will be able to find horse-riding, pony-trekking, numerous hikes, cycling opportunities and even rock-climbing.

If visiting nearby Les Baux-de-Provence, head to the tourist office to pick up a ‘treasure map’ to help you explore the beautiful village with youngsters and admire the incredible views from the village’s historic château. Just outside Les Baux, watch art projected on to quarry walls accompanied by light and sound at Carrières des Lumières.

A little further afield, venture to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse for canoeing or kayaking along the Sorgue as well as a tree-top adventure centre and other summer activities nearby. The most adventurous of families will also enjoy the wild landscapes of the Camargue, best discovered on horse-back or even via a jeep safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a seaside town just an hour away.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Bike rental Available
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Private plane rental 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 transfers

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 services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. 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 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and 12h cleaning per week included. 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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool towels included? Yes.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
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 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £6,930
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £8,588
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £10,497
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £8,588
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 £6,930
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £9,528
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £10,497
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £8,588
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £6,930

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €7,525
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €9,327
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €11,399
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €9,327
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 €7,525
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €10,347
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €11,399
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €9,327
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €7,525

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $8,072
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $10,004
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $12,227
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $10,004
Oct 1st 2024 - May 31st 2025 $8,072
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $11,099
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $12,227
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $10,004
Sep 30th 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $8,072

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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