Villa Orville

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

If you are looking for a home close to a beautiful Provençal town and yet surrounded by greenery, then Villa Orville is a wonderful choice. The house sits on the edge of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens meaning you can enjoy lazy days by the pool and then walk into town for dinner with ease (part of the route is along a quiet road with no pavement).   

This villa is a fantastic base for a family holiday or a memorable trip with a group of friends, as there is so much space inside and out. The home is a traditional stone farmhouse which retains its rustic stone walls, wooden beams, terracotta tiles and ironwork on the windows. While these historic features have been lovingly maintained, the house is also bright and modern, with high-quality furnishings and natural tones. There are two living rooms at Villa Orville; one opens out onto the dining room with a large open fireplace and the other is a snug TV room perfect for cosy film nights. The fully-fitted kitchen has all the appliances and gadgets you need to prepare a delicious meal, and you can opt to dine inside or in the garden.   

There are six bedrooms at the villa, which can sleep twelve guests comfortably. With crisp linen, calming lighting and air conditioning, you will surely get a great night’s sleep in whichever room you choose. If you would like a little peace and quiet away from the rest of your party, then opt to sleep in the annexe, which has its own kitchen and living area. There is also an additional bed in a walk-through room for a 13th guest if needed.  

As the weather here is often warm and pleasant, outdoor space is essential for socialising and unwinding in the sun. The garden here is incredible, and you can lounge on the grass with a good book, splash with the kids in the pool or dine under the covered pergola on a balmy evening.   

As you leave the gated grounds, you only need to walk 900m to reach the centre of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (partially along a quiet road with no pavement). This picture-postcard town with its sun-drenched squares offers a true glimpse into day-to-day life in Provence. In town, there is a range of cafes and restaurants which line the streets, as well as artisan shops selling locally made goods. If you prefer to haggle at an authentic market, then make sure to pick up some local herbs and fresh bread on market day. On top of great shopping and eateries, the town is steeped in history; you can wander around the old town's streets, combining Renaissance and 18th-century architecture. There are Roman ruins and ancient churches to explore, or if you are an art-lover, why not book a guided tour of locations painted by Vincent Van Gogh, who once lived in the area.   

There are plenty of other amazing places you can visit nearby, such as Maussane Les Alpilles, which is 11km away and is a village at the base of a mountain known for its olive oil production. Les Baux-de-Provence is another village just next to Maussane Les Alpilles; this stunning village sits on top of a rocky outcrop and has impressive castle ruins. A little further out are the cities of Avignon (26km away) and Nîmes (45km away), which are both wonderful historical cities that are well worth the trip.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is situated in a separate annexe with a kitchen and living space of its own. This room is the perfect choice for those wishing for a little independence from the main group.
  • There are plenty of shops, restaurants and attractions within walking distance (partly along a quiet road with no pavement), but if you wish to see more of Provence by car, parking spaces are available for guests. 
  • Please note that there is an additional single bed located in a room leading to the stairs to the first floor for an additional guest if needed.
  • 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 Saltwater Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner

Villa Interior (380 m²)

Main Villa

Ground Floor

- Entrance hall
- Living and dining room with sofas, table seating 6 guests and an open fireplace
- TV room with sofa, armchairs, TV and wood burner
- Fully-fitted kitchen with American fridge freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine
-Room with single bed (90cmx190cm) that leads to first floor rooms
- 2 x Guest WCs
-Washroom with shower and basin
-Bedroom with queen-sized double bed (160cmx200cm) 
-Shower room with walk-in shower and two basins
-Laundry room

First Floor

- Master suite with double-sized bed (160cmx200cm) and en-suite bathroom with Italian shower and double sink, separate WC
- Suite with double bed (140cmx190cm), TV and en-suite bathroom with shower and sink, separate WC
-Bedroom with queen-sized double bed (160cmx200cm)
-Bedroom with double bed (140cmx190cm)

Annexe 

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living and dining room with garden access, futon and dining table seating 8 guests
- Kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine
-Guest WC

First Floor (via spiral staircase)

- Bedroom with double bed (160cmx200cm) and en-suite bathroom with shower and sink, separate WC

Outside Grounds (1600m²)

- Private swimming pool (7m x 3.5m) with salt filtration and alarm 
- Large garden with fruit trees, lawns and native planting
- Shaded pergola with al-fresco dining table
- Poolside sun loungers and umbrellas
- Outdoor sofas
- Boules court
- Fountain
- Barbecue
- Parking 

Facilities 

- Air-conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- TVs
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Orville
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Orville is an elegant, spacious home just a stone’s throw away from the picturesque town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The surrounding area is packed with historic buildings, beautiful restaurants and the hills and mountains of the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles, so you do not need to drive far to experience adventure-filled days.   

The closest amenities are just under a kilometre away from the garden gates in the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This town is so handy to have nearby as you will find a wide selection of cafés, bars and restaurants here or if you would prefer to do your own cooking, you can peruse stalls filled with the freshest produce at the market and little shops around the town squares. Saint-Rémy is the perfect place to go for a stroll during the afternoon, where you can take in the sights of the old town and sip a coffee watching the world go by. Looking around, you will see Roman monuments, 18th-century homes and staggering Renaissance façades. One of the main attractions here is the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole monastery which is a great place to explore, and it is famous because Vincent Van Gogh lived here for around a year, creating lots of works of art during a difficult time in his life. If you would like to learn more about Van Gogh, you could take a guided tour around the city with a knowledgeable guide, or you could drive to the city of Arles, which is 26km away, to visit the impressive Van Gogh Museum.  

Another nearby village you should add to your itinerary is Les Baux-de-Provence which is 11km away from the house. The village has been voted one of the most beautiful in France and sits dramatically on a rock face 250 metres high! The village's history is as dramatic as its location, as the whole village was destroyed in 1632 by the king’s forces. Many visitors flock to see the enchanting castle ruins, just one of over twenty historic sites. The castle still has dungeons, towers and weapons, so it is easy to imagine some of the many battles which took place here when the area was ruled over for centuries by a warrior clan. Bustling shops and family-run eateries now fill the once-abandoned buildings so you can enjoy dinner while soaking in the stunning views. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the Carrieres de Lumieres at the bottom of the hill. This unique art installation displays the artworks of one internationally-renowned artist per year by projecting them onto the limestone quarry walls.   

Avignon is a mere 26km away if you want to visit a busy city. Start your visit by walking around the defensive walls. You can then visit museums, art galleries or gorgeous churches. Wine lovers are also well-catered for here as this area is known for producing Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which you can sample at a cosy wine bar or on a trip to a local vineyard. Avignon is best known for being the former home of the papacy, as the pope moved here temporarily in the 14th century. Visitors can look around 25 rooms of the former pope’s palace, the biggest Gothic palace in the world! This is a must-see attraction with staggering frescoes, art and stone works. After a busy day of sightseeing, why not rest in the Rocher des Doms riverside gardens before dinner.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon-Provence Airport

(19km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marseille-Provence Airport

(69km)

Nearest Restaurant Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

(800m )

Nearest Supermarket Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

(800m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

(800m)

Nearest Town Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

(800m)

Nearest City Avignon

(26km)

Nearest Golf Golf des Baux de Provence

(13km)

Nearest Beach Plage de La Romaniquette

(44km)

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

Provence has always been a family favourite, and with glorious weather, delicious food and plenty of wide-open countryside, it is easy to see why. From hiking trails to hill-top castles, there is lots to see in this area without having to drive far.   

A charming village you could visit with the little ones is Paradou which is 13km away. This little village is easy to walk around and has gardens and medieval castle ruins, which kids love to explore. There is also a lovely museum that kids and adults enjoy called La Petite Provence. The museum has a realistic model of a Provencal village with over 30 village scenes and hundreds of handmade clay figures made by skilled specialists. Children can have a turn at making one of these figures at workshops held by the museum.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Personal trainer available
  • Tennis lessons 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 included at this property:

- Weekly cleaning (4 hours)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Babysitting
- Grocery shopping service
- Chauffeur
- Personal trainer
- Tennis lessons
- Massage treatments
- Extra cleaning

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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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 €2500 charged to client’s credit card before 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.
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes. And changed weekly for stays of 14 nights or more.
Pool towels included? Yes. And changed weekly for stays of 14 nights or more.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.
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 One of the bedrooms is situated in a separate annexe with a kitchen and living space of its own. This room is the perfect choice for those wishing for a little independence from the main group.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that there is an additional single bed located in a room leading to the stairs to the first floor for an additional guest if needed.

Please click here to view the full property Terms and Conditions.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £4,151
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £5,534
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £6,237
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £6,917
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £9,299
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £6,917
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £4,151
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £5,534
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £3,706
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £4,941
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 £5,559
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £6,176
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £8,338
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 £6,176

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €4,515
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €6,020
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €6,785
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €7,525
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €10,116
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €7,525
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €4,515
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €6,020
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €4,032
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €5,375
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 €6,047
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €6,719
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €9,071
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 €6,719

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $4,897
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $6,529
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $7,359
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $8,162
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $10,971
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $8,162
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $4,897
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $6,529
Jan 4th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $4,373
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $5,830
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 $6,559
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $7,287
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $9,838
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 $7,287

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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