Provence, France

La Lavande

Low season per night from$1,103High season per night from$1,516

Style

Modernised mas

Setting

Sweetly scented gardens

Sleeps

8

Restored 18th-century farmhouse La Lavande is in the heart of Les Alpilles Natural Park, less than a kilometre from the postcard-pretty village of St Rémy de Provence. The beautifully modernised villa has large private gardens filled with lavender, olive trees and bubbling stone fountains, as well as a large private pool, tennis courts and an alfresco dining terrace with an outdoor kitchen. Inside, the open-plan living area has original wood-beam ceilings, an open fireplace, a plump sofa and a modern kitchen. There are also four bedrooms – one is in the former orangery – in this split-level Provençal hideaway.

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First Glance

  • This classic Provençal villa has been thoroughly modernised and is decorated in muted, earthy hues throughout.
  • The large open-plan living room has exposed beam ceilings, a cream-coloured L-shaped sofa and an open fireplace. There’s also a long wooden dining table for eight guests.
  • The kitchen, which opens onto the living area, is fully equipped with a large professional stove, two ovens, a grill, a Nespresso maker, a microwave and a wine cellar.

Villa highlights

  • Lush Provençal garden
  • Private pool
  • St Rémy in reach

Sleeping arrangements

  • The 30sq m master bedroom is on the ground floor and has large windows, a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and bath-tub.
  • Ground-floor Bedroom 2 has a private entrance and no direct access to the main villa; it is 25sq m and has an open fireplace, a queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower.
  • Bedroom 3 is in a 35sq m orangery in the garden. It has floor-to-ceiling windows, uninterrupted garden views and privacy-providing curtains. There’s a king-size bed (or twins, on request) and an ensuite bathroom with a large walk-in shower.
  • 20sq m Bedroom 4 is on the first floor and has a garden views, a king-size bed (or twins, on request) and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Key kit

  • WiFi.
  • iPod dock.
  • Tennis court.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • Satellite TV.
  • Pétanque pitch.
  • Housekeeping for two hours each (between 9am and 1pm) six days a week (not on Sundays) or four hours every other day.
  • Baby cot on request.

Poolside

  • The 105sq m rectangular pool is unheated and two metres deep throughout.
  • There are eight sunloungers on the pool terrace.

Grounds

  • The large Provençal garden is filled with olive and fruit trees, lavender and rose bushes.
  • There’s a classical French fountain, a tennis court and an orangery that doubles as a bedroom.
  • The 80sq m shaded dining terrace is equipped with an alfresco kitchen.

Location

  • The villa is in the heart of the Les Alpilles Natural Park and surrounded by lush private gardens.
  • The winding streets, cafés and squares of St Rémy are a 15-minute walk from the villa.
  • Avignon train station is 25 minutes away by car and Marseille Airport is 50 minutes away by car.
  • A 75-minute drive will have you at St Croix beach.

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