Le Mas de la Rose
Style Fabulous farmhouse finesse
Setting Van Gogh country
Le Mas de la Rose’s 17th-century cluster of former farm buildings sits high on a hillside, surrounded by olive and pine trees and aromatic lavender. This peaceful retreat is an idyllic base from which to explore Provence, and has all the extras for a fabulous escape, including a golf range, tennis court, an outdoor pool and sprawling gardens.
Need to know
- Rooms Eight, including three suites.
Double rooms from AU$332.39 (€252), excluding tax at 7 per cent.
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- More details Rates exclude breakfast (€23 a person; €11 for under-10s).
- Facilities Gardens, tennis court, golf range, library with DVDs, free WiFi in certain spots. In rooms: flatscreen TV, bottled water, Côté Bastide products.
- Poolside There is an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi, set amid the verdant scenery.
- Check-out 12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3.30pm. Guests wishing to arrive after 10pm must arrange this with the hotel in advance.
- Children Little Smiths are welcome, with cots provided free, and extra beds at €40 a night (only one bed can be added to Classic, Superior and Luxury rooms). The hotel can arrange babysitting with a local nanny at €10 an hour.
- Also Smokers, it will come as little surprise that you are expected to wait till you’re outside to light up.
- Hotel closed Most of January and February.
Food and drink at Le Mas de la Rose
Dinner is a traditional affair, with Provençal meals prepared on request. Expect regional, seasonal specialities, such as roasted lamb with tapenade and tagliatelle of local vegetables. The restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays and in low season (from mid October to mid May).
- Dress code Cool and casual: a linen shirt or dress teamed with tousled hair and a dash of citrussy scent.
- Top table Sit at a wrought-iron table in the courtyard, enjoying candlelight by night and countryside views by day.
- Last orders Breakfast can be ordered between 8.30am–11am; dinner from 7.45pm–9.45pm.
- Room service None as such, but you can request to have breakfast in your room.
There’s no bar in this family-farmhouse hotel, but if you ask nicely you’ll get whatever you’re thirsting for.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More...
Le Mas de la Rose route d'Eygalières, 13660 Orgon
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Our favourite rooms
Classic Room 6 is light and spacious, overlooking the front garden. Luxury Room 9 has a private patio, with a little bistro table positioned by a jasmine hedge. Families or pairs of couples should book the apartment, which is separate from the main building and has two bedrooms decorated in milk-white and dove-grey hues. Lovebirds may lust after Room 14, the honeymoon suite, which has an ornately carved headboard in the boudoir and a vintage roll-top tub in the bathroom.
A French cookery book to guide your foodie requests at the restaurant; an art pad and pencils to capture the landscape; a painter’s smock and straw sunhat to look the part.
The hotel has a stash of bicycles for guests to wheel around on.