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What Oliver loves…
- The modern interiors and open-plan living and dining spaces a make it easy to spend precious time together. The mezzanine area is excellent for children wanting to play or watch a film
- The incredible mountain views that can be seen from the pool and outside grounds
- Maison Bras is just a 15 minute walk along country lanes from the local village, Viens, and is ideally located for exploring other charming Provençal villages
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If you are seeking somewhere to relax and enjoy spectacular views in the heart of Provence, then Maison Bras could be the answer to your dreams. With four gorgeous bedrooms, a contemporary open-plan living space and gorgeous outdoor area with a swimming pool, this is the perfect home for families of all ages.
Maison Bras is bright and modern with comfortable furnishings. The home has underfloor heating and cooling throughout and the pool can be heated too to extend its season. Here, you can enjoy open-plan living alongside magnificent countryside views from almost every space. The living area boasts a double height aspect creating a great sense of space. With a beamed ceiling, it is airy yet cosy with a sofa and accent chairs below. There is a large dining table with trendy hanging lights - perfect for evening meals together - and the kitchen is fabulous with top of the range appliances including an espresso machine, an island and an extra room with an additional fridge freezer. The living space opens to a large terrace, the gardens and the pool. Above this beautiful area is a multifunctional mezzanine which overlooks the living area furnished with sofas, a television and lots of stools. It’s a great place for children to play or chill.
The bedrooms, bathrooms, guest toilet and utility room are all on the ground floor. The master bedroom suite enjoys a calm, romantic ambience and offers a large dressing room and a smart en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a separate toilet. French windows open to the garden. The remaining three bedrooms share a large family bathroom and another separate toilet. One of the rooms offers flexible sleeping arrangements as either a King-size or twin beds. Like the master, it enjoys French doors opening to the terrace and those spectacular views. With terrace access, the next bedroom offers bunk beds and a single bed and is perfect for children. The final bedroom has twin beds. The family bathroom comes with both a bath and walk-in shower.
With amazing views to the south, the terrace is a suntrap. You will enjoy wonderful al-fresco meals under a canopy, or perhaps breakfast at the other table and chairs under a tree. The pool is the ideal spot to cool down after relaxing on the surrounding sun loungers. To the other side is a beautiful lounge area, shaded by a giant parasol. Just like inside, the furnishings are all modern. The lower garden is an open field ideal for ball games.
This dreamy property sits a few hundred metres below the historic village of Viens and can be reached on foot within 15 minutes along the country roads. Viens is a medieval gem, perched on top of the hill with fortifications and a backdrop of the spectacular Vaucluse and Luberon hills. The village was founded in the 12th century around a priory attached to the Abbey of Villeneuve-les-Avignon. You will quickly fall in love with its medieval streets and ancient houses, its imposing Chateau and Tour de l’Horloge, its warm welcome and its charming cafes. The village is surrounded by forests, agricultural areas and vineyards. Close by, you can visit Roussillon and a number of other Provençal villages and towns.
What you should know…
- One of the bedrooms has a set of bunk beds and a single bed, ideal for children.
- Please note that the two bathrooms do not have WCs. There are two separate WCs.
- Children will need to be supervised when using the open-tread staircase.
- 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.
- Living room with a comfortable sofa
- Well-equipped kitchen with induction hob, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine, kettle, toaster and pantry with additional fridge-freezer
- Dining area with dining table seating 14 guests
- Utility room with washing machine, dryer and hoover
- Master bedroom with double bed (160cm) with French doors leading onto the garden, large dressing room, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, sink and towel dryer (no WC)
- Bedroom with double (160cm)/twin beds and French doors leading on to the terrace
- Bedroom with bunk beds, single bed and French doors leading on to the terrace
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and double sink (no WC)
- Two guest WCs
- TV corner with sofas, pouffe and a desk
- Heated infinity pool
- Sun loungers
- Pergola with large dining table
- Comfortable poolside seating area and large parasol
- Al-fresco dining table seating 6 guests
- Parking for 4 cars
- Underfloor heating/cooling
- Washer and dryer
Maison Bras is located on a hillside just below the charming village of Viens and both the house and village enjoy sensational views across the countryside. The old village ramparts are still dotted with square and round towers, the ancient Saracen tower now acting as a door. Viens’ narrow cobbled streets lead you to the old 16th century Renaissance castle built on the foundations of the 12th century fortress. The village is sprinkled with noble dwellings including the Monier d’Arnard house and the Monier de La Quarre house. The town hall is housed in the old hotel of Pontevès dating back to the 16th century. An 11th century tower adjoins the site. The village Romanesque parish church of Saint Hilaire was built in the 12th century and then remodelled in the 17th century. There are old wash houses, a fountain, an ancient bread oven and a 16th century oil mill as well as lovely walks and opportunities for horse back riding or mountain biking.
Not far away from here, Roussillon with its magnificent cliffs stands proud in all different shades of ochre. If you walk up to the Castrum at the top, you will enjoy fabulous vistas across the valley to the Grand Luberon, the slopes of Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse plateau. The quarry is the starting point of a wonderful 15km walk to the Colorado de Rustel quarry which offers a similar landscape and the fields on the approach to Roussillon are also a reddish orange hue due to the natural pigment of its ochre quarry. The main square of Roussillon is home to an excellent ice cream shop and a number of wonderful restaurants on the square. Roussillon boasts an interesting history and featured in the book ‘A Village in the Vaucluse’ by Laurence Wylie in 1957 when it was a very rural village which was referred to as Peyranne.
The characterful French village of Gordes is another Provençal treat. Gordes boasts pretty narrow alleyways lined with charming restaurants and cafes as well as an outstanding bakery and food stores. On the Luberon plain, the village enjoys superb views. Gordes is dominated by its wonderful church and castle. During World War II Gordes was mostly destroyed and the villagers massacred. The whole village was awarded the Croix de Guerre medal.
Gordes’ Tuesday morning market is a perfect place to pick up local produce and a few souvenirs. In the basement of Gordes, you can make a magical underground discovery looking at the treasure of the Caves du Palais Saint Firmin, just a five minute walk from the castle. The cellars would have been used in the Middle Ages to house craft activities and it is still possible to see an old oil mill, cisterns and pipes dug into the rock. A small underground city can be explored with its carved pillars, stone staircases and beautiful vaulted ceilings.
You should also try and fit in a trip to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a characterful market town that enjoys a brilliant array of restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques, shops, antique centres, galleries and a fabulous historic centre. It is commonly referred to as ‘The Venice of Provence’ for its numerous canals but is also known as the ‘antiques capital of France’. Hundreds of stores and stalls are open every Sunday selling collectable bric-a-brac and serious antiques. The town also hosts an International Antiques Fair twice a year, at Easter and in August. Sitting on the Sorgue River there are many waterside restaurants and cafes and in August there is also a lovely floating market in addition to the usual Sunday morning market.
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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!
Families that love the outdoors will enjoy hiking and cycling through the mountains and valleys. If you have any daredevils with you, it is possible to bungee jump, canoe, kayak or enjoy some canyoning in Provence. Canoeing or kayaking down the Sorgue River is very popular. The emerald green coloured river is crystal clear, coming out of the ground at Fontaine de Vaucluse where your water adventure begins. Enveloped in nature, you row downstream along a lush avenue of trees to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue but a bus will bring you back to where you started.
Accrobranching at Passerelles des Cimes is also a must for thrill seekers. It is like an obstacle course in the trees with walkways, rope bridges, swings, nets and ziplines. There are courses for all ages and abilities.
During a trip to Provence, children can learn about the many impressionist artists that made their homes in the region including Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne. Cezanne’s work features at the Musee Granet in Aix-en-Provence. In Arles, visitors can dine at the famous Café Van Gogh which was the focus of his famous famous painting, Café Terrace at Night.
In Avignon, a little tourist train takes visitors around the main sights including Palais des Papes, the famous bridge and the winding, pretty back streets of the Old City. There are also hop-on-hop-off buses and horse-drawn carriages. Children will also enjoy the river cruises, canoe trips and boat shuttles across the Rhone to Barthelasses Island.
On the island, there are beautiful views across to Avignon, a pony and horse riding club, bikes for hire, an Olympic size swimming pool and minigolf. The boat shuttle leaves just east of the Saint Benezet Bridge, better know as the famous Pont d’Avignon. Families can visit the Palais des Papes and pick up a HistoPad which offers a specially designed treasure hunt and games for children. Just above the palace is Rocher des Doms, a lovely park with wonderful views, a pond with ducks and swans, play and picnic areas. There are several museums in Avignon that children can enjoy, including The Musée Requien, a natural history museum. In summer, a giant ferris wheel is installed on the river bank and there is a carousel near the Palais des Papes. There are a number of annual festivals including the Festo Pitcho at Easter with a fancy dress parade, shows and performances.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Tennis Nearby
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Child-Safe Pool
- Heated Pool
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
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Changeover day||Saturday. All other changeover days on request.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights. All other durations on request.|
|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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes.|
|Pool towels included?||Yes.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|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?||Included. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|Tax||French Visitors Tax is included.|
|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.|
|Other Ts and Cs||A cot and highchair are available on request.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - May 1st 2024||£2,633|
|May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024||£3,317|
|Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024||£4,276|
|Sep 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025||£3,317|
|Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 3rd 2025||£3,317|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - May 1st 2024||€2,867|
|May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024||€3,612|
|Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024||€4,657|
|Sep 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025||€3,612|
|Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 3rd 2025||€3,612|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Dec 1st 2023 - May 1st 2024||$3,125|
|May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024||$3,938|
|Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024||$5,076|
|Sep 1st 2024 - Apr 30th 2025||$3,938|
|Apr 30th 2025 - Jun 3rd 2025||$3,938|
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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