Moulin Pissarro

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Villa/House Quirky Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village Garage RWC-Marseille

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Located in an authentic Provençal village on the edge of Les Alpilles, close to the artistic town of Arles, Moulin Pissarro was once an olive oil mill dating back to the 18th century. It has recently been wonderfully restored into a beautiful residence with a large swimming pool within its walled garden, just a stroll away from delightful restaurants and shops.

You can still appreciate the heritage of the limestone mill on the ground floor of the moulin which has been transformed into a vast hall with vaulted ceilings for playing table tennis, volleyball and pétanque, or for dining with family and friends in charming surroundings, including the original press. Upstairs, you can relax in the lounge or on the mezzanine with views over the Alpilles, cook in the spacious kitchen and play snooker in the elegant oval games room, alongside three comfortable bedrooms.

The second part of this abode is just as attractive with a spacious lounge and fireplace, large dining table and second fully-equipped kitchen. There are three further bedrooms here - one ground floor twin with its own bathroom and two master en suite bedrooms upstairs.

Indeed, sleeping up to 10 adults and 4 children, the layout of Moulin Pissarro allows guests the opportunity to seek privacy when needed with welcoming lounges and different kitchens, yet you can also come together to feast on delicious Provençal produce or simply enjoy a glass of wine in the dappled shade of the walled garden with its magnolia, cypress and olive trees. The swimming pool is simply gorgeous, heated in the summer months and just perfect for cooling off after a long day out exploring.

Wander down the lane and within minutes you will be in the heart of the bustling village with its ancient houses made from centuries-old quarry stone, characterful cinema, café terraces and restaurants. Just south of the village, climb the hill to admire the glorious views from the Moulin de Daudet and be inspired by the landscapes so loved by the famous French author, Alphonse Daudet. Keen walkers can discover beautiful trails from the village to the Roman aqueduct or Abbey of Montmajour, and it is also possible to arrange bike hire.


Passing olive groves so typical of the valley, visit picture-perfect villages including Les Baux-de-Provence and Maussane-les-Alpilles, both under 10km away, and historic towns and cities from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Tarascon to Avignon and Nîmes.

Best of all, you are only 10km from Van Gogh’s beloved Arles, a must for art enthusiasts, history lovers and Francophiles wishing to soak up the town’s heritage and charm as you come across art galleries, photography exhibitions, vibrant markets and gastronomic restaurants as well as Arles’ incredible Roman amphitheatre.

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What you should know…

  • Moulin Pissarro sleeps 14 guests - 10 adults and up to 4 children.
  • There are two parts to this holiday home – the main house (3 bedrooms) and the former moulin (3 bedrooms).
  • There is also a one-bedroom duplex apartment above the garage, available on request only (a single bedroom, best suited to an older teen or staff). The apartment otherwise remains unoccupied.
  • Air-conditioning is featured in the first-floor bedrooms only. That said, thanks to the traditionally thick walls, the ground floor generally stays cool even in the summer months.
  • Despite being in an authentic village with shops and restaurants, a car is necessary to be able to fully explore this region. Bike hire can also be arranged and there are some wonderful walks from the village.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Garage RWC-Marseille

Main House Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Lounge with fireplace
-    Living and dining area with table for 12-14 guests
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each) and bathroom with shower and WC

First Floor

-    Master suite with double bed (180cm), lounge with TV and bathroom with double shower, WC and dressing area
-    Master bedroom with double bed, TV and bathroom with shower, bath and WC

Moulin Interiors

Open Ground Floor

-    Former olive press, now a large open space (150m2) for table tennis, volleyball, pétanque and dining. Features old machinery from 18th century

First Floor


-    Lounge with TV
-    Kitchen, fully-equipped
-    Oval room with full-size snooker table
-    Master bedroom with double bed (180cm) and bathroom with shower, bath and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds (90cm each)
-    Bedroom with quad bunk-beds
-    Bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (12x5m) with hard safety cover. Heated approximately May to October
-    Pool house, shower and toilet
-    Al-fresco dining table
-    Barbecue and plancha
-    Volleyball net
-    Pétanque set
-    Walled garden (1600m2)
-    Garage (two cars)

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (first-floor bedrooms only)
-    Heating
-    Fireplace
-    Snooker table
-    Table tennis
-    Board games
-    Volleyball, pétanque set and other games

Location

About the surrounding area of Moulin Pissarro
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport 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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Moulin Pissarro is a former olive mill in an old Provençal village on the edge of Les Alpilles, only 10km from historic Arles, the gateway to the Camargue. The nearest airports are Nîmes (34km), Avignon (36km) and Marseille (69km) whilst fast train services from Paris and Lille arrive into Gare d’Avignon TGV (28km).

Set within a walled garden, just stroll down the lane and you will soon find yourself in the heart of the bustling village with its restaurants and cafes. There is a good-sized supermarket just over 500m away for all your groceries as well as smaller shops in the village including a boulangerie for fresh bread and pastries.

A car is strongly recommended to be able to explore the surrounding region but bike hire can be arranged in the village and there are some glorious walks, including Le Sentier des Moulins. Just to the south of the village, visit Le Moulin de Daudet and hike through the olive trees, oaks and pine forests as you admire the landscapes that inspired the French author, Alphonse Daudet.

Check to see if the Vélorail des Alpilles is operating during your stay – a great way to experience typical Provençal scenery as you pedal your open vehicle along old railway tracks passing the impressive Abbaye de Montmajour and other inspiring landscapes.

Arles (10km) is a must for art and history lovers alike whether you wish to visit its art exhibitions, annual photography festival, Roman colosseum and amphitheatre or simply follow the town’s Van Gogh trail which includes Place du Forum where the Dutch artist painted ‘Café Terrace at Night’. There are of course many excellent places to dine and the wonderful open-air market takes place on a Saturday morning.

Heading instead towards the heart of Les Alpilles, come across picture-perfect villages such as Maussane-les-Alpilles (8km) and Les Baux-de-Provence (9km), both surrounded by endless olive groves and beautiful woodland. Artistic Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (18km) hosts a delightful market on a Wednesday market whilst there are plenty of opportunities to sample some of France’s finest olive oil in local farms as well as cheeses, honey, charcuterie and even wine from nearby vineyards. There are several high-end gastronomic restaurants, some with Michelin stars, dotted across the towns, villages and countryside of Les Alpilles.  

Other fantastic days out include a trip to historic Avignon (32km) or Nîmes (38km) whilst the mesmerising Camargue is also within easy reach for horse-riding, bird-watching, safari tours and so many more outdoor adventures.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nîmes Airport

(34km)

Nearest Airport 2 Avignon Airport

(36km)

Nearest Airport 3 Marseille Provence Airport

(69km)

Nearest Train Station Arles/Avignon TGV

(10km/28km)

Nearest Village In a Provençal village

(0km)

Nearest Restaurant In the village

(Short walk )

Nearest Supermarket

(550m)

Nearest Town Tarascon/Arles

(10km)

Nearest City Avignon

(32km)

Nearest Golf Domaine de Manville

(9km)

Nearest Tennis Near the village

(1.5km)

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

Moulin Pissarro welcomes families with children who can enjoy the table tennis, pétanque set, volleyball net and other games both inside and out at this characterful former olive press in a typically Provençal village near Arles. The room where the olive press used to be has been opened up to create a large space to play games or dine when it’s too warm on the terrace – you can even admire some of the old machinery in there.

It's great to be able to stroll to the shops and restaurants in the village and there is even a traditional cinema. Bike hire is possible close by or the owners can help you arrange it. There are also some glorious walks in and around the village - the most energetic can climb up the hill to the Moulin De Daudet where you can enjoy amazing views of the surrounding landscapes.

The Vélorail des Alpilles is a fun activity just a short walk away. Hop aboard your pedal-powered vehicle and ‘cycle’ along the former railway tracks following a 8km long route passing idyllic scenery so typical of Provence. As always, check opening days and times in advance online.

Nearby Arles is famous for its incredible Roman sites as well as its Van Gogh associations and art galleries. Families will also appreciate being so close to the Camargue, a paradise for outdoor adventurists – look out for horse-riding, safari tours, bird-watching, quad biking and more. Not to mention the Mediterranean beach at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer which is less than an hour away by car.

Avignon and Nîmes are two other fine days out for history-loving families – both cities have a seasonal tourist train that tours the sites which may appeal to tired legs. Away from the hustle and bustle, feed the animals at L'Arche de Méo near Mollégès, visit the large Zoo Barben near Salon-de-Provence and discover canoeing, kayaking, tree-top adventures and more near Lagnes and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Bike Hire Available
  • Taxi Bookings 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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Extra cleaning/mid-stay clean
- Bike hire
- Taxis
- Spa treatments

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!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €4000 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 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
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.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open all year round but only heated approximately May to October. 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 (the pool is only heated approximately May to October). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Saturday or Sunday.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Outside of July and August all other durations are on request.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is featured in the first-floor bedrooms only.
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).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Moulin Pissarro sleeps 14 guests - 10 adults and up to 4 children.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £6,210
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £8,072
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £9,314
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £8,072
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 £6,210
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £8,072
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £9,314
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £8,072
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £6,210

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €6,719
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €8,735
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €10,079
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €8,735
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 €6,719
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €8,735
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €10,079
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €8,735
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €6,719

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $7,196
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $9,355
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $10,794
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $9,355
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2025 $7,196
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $9,355
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $10,794
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $9,355
Oct 1st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $7,196

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.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
Since September 2021.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
As soon as you enter the property's courtyard from the road, the charm and relaxed atmosphere of this 18th century olive oil mill and surrounding walled garden with its olive, magnolia and cypress trees captures your heart. A well-protected oasis conveniently located in the centre of the authentic village of Fontvieille, from where you can explore the beauty of the Alpilles and Provence, just 10 min from Arles and Les Baux de Provence.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they really...

Must do and visit...
There are a number of wonderful attractions only a few minutes by foot, bike or car:

- hike to Daudet windmills
- hike to the Roman aqueduct
- visit the Abbey of Montmajour
- visit Les Baux de Provence
- visit Arles

30 mins away, you can easily reach:

- Saint Remy de Provence
- Egalyiere
- Avignon
- La Camarque
- Nimes

60 - 90 min away, there are many more attractions for unforgettable day trips such as:

- Pont du Gard
- the historic town of Uzes
- the Luberon with Gordes, Goult and Lourmarin
- Aix en Provence
- to name a few of many more...

Must eat and insider tip...
There is a rich choice of local Provençal restaurants which can be easily reached by foot in the village and fabulous restaurants which are less than 10 min away by car in stylish settings.

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Reviews

  • Superb

    on 11/01/2024

    A superb house steeped in history with an elegant garden in the center of the historic village! Common rooms with beautiful volumes and magnificent vaults. The kitchen adjoining a first living room with fireplace is a real living room. The comfort and sober luxury of the rooms make this place a real friendly space to live in with family or friends!

  • Magical place

    on 06/01/2024

    A magical place! To party with friends and family, to relax in complete privacy, to enjoy the sun, the garden or a nice fireplace (we went there in summer and December). A real interlude of pleasures.

  • An ideal place to share with family and/or friends

    on 04/01/2024

    What a beautiful home in the country of Alphonse Daudet, a stone's throw from Les Baux de Provence. A week spent, with friends, in this old oil mill so well restored, was enchanting. Congratulations to the owners for their decoration choices. An ideal place to share with family and/or friends (there is plenty of room) for a beneficial change of scenery. In summer by the Olympic-sized swimming pool or in winter by the fireplace as we have already done.

  • A unique house

    Created on 28/05/2023

    A really pleasant house to live in as a group (almost 3 houses in one, two real kitchens!) without stepping on each other. A mixture of old stones and contemporary decoration created with great taste and quality materials. The swimming pool is magnificent and the billiards room incredible for spending excellent evenings! Very well located, a few minutes walk from shops and restaurants but very quiet, and central for visiting the region: the Alpilles, Les Baux de Provence, Montmajour Abbey, Estoublon Castle and even the Camargue! A unique house where we will return with pleasure!

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