The Alpilles Residence

mouriès, provence
7 bedroom - 5 bath
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€1,416 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

Nestled in Les Alpilles and surrounded by rocky mountains, sunflower fields and lush vineyards, this 18th-century French farmhouse has large living spaces, idyllic gardens and a heated pool. It sleeps 14 + 1. Enjoy the beautiful 3,800 sqm landscaped grounds and large pool with unobstructed views of the hills. Have breakfast al fresco in the traditional pebbled courtyard in the front of the house, and dinner poolside under the pergola while watching the sun set on the vineyards behind the house. Sip wine from next door’s organic vineyard, while you prepare meals with all your market finds in the beautiful kitchen.

Why Kids Love it

The pool is a big draw, of course, and so is the large and shady garden here. The neighbouring towns are child friendly and St Remy has an adorable carousel for little ones. Bike rental is a great way to gently discover the area. The house is ideal for multiple families or large groups who want the peace, quiet, and beauty of the countryside but also the close proximity to Provencal towns and their weekly markets. The house is surrounded by the Alpilles Natural Regional Park with hiking and bike trails. The single bedroom with an ensuite shower room is perfect for a nanny.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. The main villa has 5 bedrooms and the remaining 2 bedrooms are in a separate wing of the property. The pool has a pool alarm but children will need supervision around it. There are 2 interior stair cases without stair gates, however doors can be closed to limit access to them. There are window hooks and door hooks to prevent doors and windows slamming. A high chair, crib, bath seat, toys, and children's plates and cups are available on request and there are very few breakables for toddlers. There is air conditioning only in the kitchen and in 1 bedroom. No pets or smoking.

About the Location

The farmhouse is in the hamlet of Le Destet, just under 5km north of Mouriès, Provence. Mouriès is in the countryside 7 minutes from Eygalieres and Maussane-Les-Alpilles and 45 minutes from Avignon with its galleries, boutiques, cafés and regular festivals. The farmhouse is conveniently close to the towns of Eygalières, Maussane-Les-Alpilles, and St-Remy-de-Provence, approximately 20 minutes away by car. The nearest international airport is Marseille Provence, a 45-minute drive away. Car hire is essential to make the most of the area.

Accommodation Details

This villa has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms set in a main villa and separate wing. Downstairs, the villa has generous living spaces with a 60 sqm living room and a 40 sqm dining room, plus a powder room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large range, oven, and American refrigerator. Upstairs there are 2 kingsize bedrooms (both with ensuite bathroom), 1 queensize bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms that share a family bathroom. On the ground floor there is a bedroom with a single bed, and an ensuite bathroom. Upstairs in a separate wing of the house, there is a bedroom with a queensize bed plus single day bed, and an ensuite bathroom. Outside, there is a table seating up to 6 for morning coffee, a pergola with comfortable outdoor lounge seating, a dining table seating up to 10 next to a swimming pool with padded sun loungers, and a barbecue.

Style Notes

French country style. There’s a reason that artists such as Van Gogh were so inspired by the Provence – the light bounces off the limestone buildings and lends a softness to everything. The calming grays and whites of this traditional farmhouse give a tranquil air. The newly-renovated kitchen and modern bathrooms mix with antique fireplaces and arched stone walls. We love the traditional terracotta floor tiles that are cool under foot, the high-spec kitchen for creating an informal banquet and the pergola next to the pool – perfect for social evenings under the stars.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
2 queen
6 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Victoria K.
Member since September 03, 2018
Expat mother of two. Traveling the world one school holiday at a time.

Mouriès, Provence

Follow the olive trail

This pretty village in the heart of the Alpilles National Park, Provence, is in the country’s premier olive oil producing region and has beautiful trails through vineyards and olive groves to explore. Twenty minutes from Saint Remy and 15 minutes from Les Baux de Provence, it’s nestled in a golden part of Provence with horseback riding, great food and villages made of honey-colored stone to enjoy nearby.