L'Oliveraie

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Hot Tub Walk to Village

Experience a taste of the heavenly essence of Provence in this picturesque stone farmhouse tucked away in Les Alpilles amidst olive groves and orchards yet not far from the village. The views over the hills, medieval castle and southern plains towards the Mediterranean are breath taking.

With six hectares of grounds to enjoy, this villa is beautifully and simply furnished with everything you need. The master bedroom is particularly luxurious with its own jacuzzi and two bedrooms can be found in a small separate dwelling adjacent to an olive grove, its fountained terrace perfect for that extra peace and privacy. 

Enjoy cooking on the stone barbecue in the farmhouse veranda just a few steps away from the sparkling pool and terrace. Relax beneath the sheltering wisteria , lounge on the sofa in the pool house, stroll around the gardens, smell the frangipani from Tahiti or inspect the cacti, olives, limes, apricots, cherries, vegetables and abundance of fragrant herbs. Climb up the flower clad staircase to the shaded gazebo and admire the views over the pool and across the hills.

When you are ready to explore further, the medieval village awaits you, one of the country’s acclaimed ‘plus beaux villages’ enjoying a spectacular position in the mountains and set on a rocky outcrop crowned with a ruined castle. Explore the pretty squares, narrow cobbled streets and little shops, then wander around the fortified-chateau before heading to the surrounding vineyards and olive groves to sample some of the fine produce of the region. 

Nearby St-Rémy is another idyllic village popular with its resident artists, many of whom display or sell their works in the local galleries. The town is famous for its many restaurants, from down to earth bistros found on pretty narrow streets to Michelin starred establishments. 

You may simply prefer to enjoy your wonderful villa and the beautiful countryside nearby. The whole of Les Alpilles provides opportunities for outdoor activities such as rock climbing, hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. 

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
  • Part of the charm of this property is its rural hillside location but be prepared for steps and slopes when you explore the grounds. 
  • Because of its stunningly secluded location, private transport is recommended.
  • There is high speed internet access in both properties and Wi-Fi in main house
  • The six hectares of beautiful land are described as being mainly enclosed. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet Hot Tub BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

Villa Interiors

Main House 300m2

Ground Floor

- Spacious living area with TV and open plan kitchen well equipped with American fridge with ice maker, electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, American and Nespresso coffee machines and butane gas plate
- Living area leads to veranda / dining area with stone BBQ and to terrace area by pool.
- Twin bedroom with two single beds (90 x190cm), double shower, WC and sink.
- Double bedroom ( 140x190cm bed) with shower room , WC and sink
- Utility room
- Separate WC and sink

First Floor

- Master bedroom (160x200cm bed) with shower room, jacuzzi and Italian style shower.
- Separate WC

Maisonette 60m2

- Double bedroom (140x190cm bed)
- Kitchenette with fridge and coffee maker, small seating area with sofa
- Double bedroom (140x190cm bed)
- Shower room with double sink
- Separate WCs.
- Rooms open directly onto private terrace with fountain.

Outside Grounds 

- Private swimming pool (8mx4.5m depth 0.6m to 1.5m). Pool safety alarm and cover
- Poolside terrace with sun loungers
- Pool house with sofa
- Gazebo with sofas
- Terrace area next to house with table and chairs
- 6 hectares of land planted with orchards, olives, flowers and vegetables
- Maisonette has own small terrace with fountain  
- Private parking area

Facilities

- High Speed internet access
- Wi-Fi in main house
- Satellite/cable TV
- DVD player
- Hi-Fi system
- BBQ
- Interior and exterior alarms
- Washing machine
- Ironing facilities and dryer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Alarms
- Video surveillance
- Electric gate

Location

About the surrounding area of L'Oliveraie
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The splendid farmhouse of L’Oliveraie is set amidst stunning hills and vineyards between St-Remy de Provence (9km) and Mausanne Les Alpilles (4km) in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region of southern France.

The nearby village is one of the country’s acclaimed  ‘plus beaux villages’, a picturesque grey stoned medieval village in a spectacular position in the mountains of Les Alpilles, set on a rocky outcrop and crowned with a ruined medieval castle overlooking the plains to the south. Explore the pretty squares, narrow cobbled streets and little shops, then wander around the fortified-chateau. There are some beautiful walking trails around the village and beyond or simply head to the surrounding vineyards and olive groves to sample some of the fine produce of the region. 

Nearby Mausanne (4km) has more than 37,000 olive trees and is one of the most important olive oil producing areas in France – don’t miss sampling the oil which is some of the best in the country, produced by its two remaining windmills. It’s especially good on goat’s cheese with a slice of tomato to make a true “Péché Mignon”! Before leaving the village, enjoy a game of tennis or a spot of horse riding.

Take the car along the twisting thickly forested road to St-Rémy de Provence (9km) and marvel at the incredible rock formations road cut through the rocks, as if sliced by a giant’s knife. Famous artist Vincent Van Gogh was hospitalised in St Remy for over a year at the old asylum of St Paul de Mausole. Artists are still resident here and on selected Sundays during the summer months, the ‘Route des Artistes’ fills with local artists showing off their work creating a wonderful and bustling atmosphere. 

The town is also famous for its many restaurants, from down to earth bistros found on pretty narrow streets to Michelin starred establishments. Gastronomers, look out for the Wednesday and Saturday morning markets with their anchovies, olives and wild herbs. Wine aficionados can easily arrange private tours and tastings at the vineyards in the surrounding countryside. The Alpilles museum offers fascinating information about the area and its heritage while Musée Estrine commemorates Van Gogh as well as showcasing other regional artists

While you are in the area, the nearby archaeological site of Glanum (8km) is well worth a visit. It was dug and rediscovered in 1921 exposing the great buildings that characterised the cities of Imperial Rome. 

Eygalières (21km) in Les Alpilles Natural Park is another one of the prettiest spots in Provence, a small hill-top village with winding lanes and stunning views , home to many celebrities seeking refuge from the paparazzi. The park itself provides plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities such as rock climbing with hiking, horse riding and mountain biking popular on the many marked trails. Nature lovers will enjoy its biodiversity and abundance of resident bird species.

Gordes (46km) is yet another one of the beautiful villages worth visiting, set in the Luberon region and surrounded by those iconic lavender fields in the summer months. If you adore the sight and smell of lavender a visit to Un Mas en Provence (39km) will delight your senses and explain how the relaxing scent is produced. 

Don’t miss the lively city of Avignon (34km) during your stay. Explore its winding medieval streets, visit the two UNESCO world heritage sites, the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge. The covered market offers all sorts of delights or head to the weekend farmers, flower and flea markets for wonderful local produce and a bargain or two. For warm summer evenings of culture there is a theatre in Avignon and Opera lovers should book early for the July Festival in Aix en Provence (72km) 

Arles (28km) is also a fantastic city to visit, with a rich historical past and well known for its incredible architecture and fascinating Roman remains. It is also famous for its connection to Vincent Van Gogh who managed to paint over 500 works during his relatively short time in his much beloved city. Travel further east in the direction of the wild grey horses and pink flamingos of the Camargue Regional Park (38km). The park offers a huge range of activities including cycling, hiking, riverboat trips, horse riding and birdwatching.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseilles Provence

(63km)

Nearest Train Station Avignon

(29km)

Nearest Town/City Les Baux de Provence

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant Les Baux de Provence

(2km)

Nearest Shop Market: St-Remy de Provence

(9km)

Nearest Supermarket Beaucaire

(18km)

Nearest Beach St Croix

(64km)

Nearest Golf Gold des Baux de Provence

(2km)

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 Teens

Provence is a wonderful place for families with children of all ages. There is a wealth of characterful villages, towns and cities to discover across the region. Visit a typical Provencal market to try some amazing new foods or simply wander around charming villages soaking up the atmosphere and admiring artists at work. Kids will return home with amazing memories and images of light and colour that will last them a lifetime.

Follow the Van Gogh path around St-Rémy (9km), looking out for the sign-boards featuring paintings he made in the village or head a little further out to the archaeological site of Glanum. Try rock-climbing in Les Alpilles, head north to explore Avignon (34km) by the little train that takes you across the city including the Pont d’Avignon or take a boat trip across the Rhone.  

Play tennis or go pony riding in Mausanne (4km). Create memories by kayaking along the Sorgue (39km) or hire canoes by the magnificent Pont du Gard (42km), near Nimes.(47km). Les Alpilles Natural Park offers rock climbing and wonderful trails for walking, cycling and horse-riding. There are also many species of birdlife here to stimulate any ornithologists in the family.

Young and old train lovers alike will adore the model railway, the JardiTrain, just south of Carpentras (55km) or the more adventurous can discover the fantastic Tree-Top activity centre in the Salon-de-Provence (32.5km). Animal lovers should head to Zoo La Barben (45km) with over 600 species of animals across several hectares of land.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car/Bike/Boat/Plane Rental
  • Wine-tasting, Cooking Classes and 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 
- Bike hire 

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- 24h Concierge
- Private chef 
- Airport/train station pick-up/drop-off 
- Chaffeur/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 €3000 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.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
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.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms upon booking confirmation.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs 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.
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

Rental Rates

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

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 17th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 £6,673
Sep 1st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 £5,593
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £6,673
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £5,593

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 17th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 €7,168
Sep 1st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 €6,008
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €7,168
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €6,008

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 17th 2019 - Sep 1st 2019 $8,041
Sep 1st 2019 - Jun 27th 2020 $6,740
Jun 27th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $8,041
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $6,740

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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