The Chemin la Grande Draille Residence

provence, south of france
5 bedroom - 4 bath
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€850 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful old farmhouse with a pool, set between Arles and Saint-Rémy de Provence in the small town of Fontvieille, includes pretty children’s rooms and plenty for kids. With pretty towns to visit nearby, plus beaches 45 minutes’ drive away, an equestrian club for children and the 10th century castle at Baux de Provence to explore, it is a great location for some of the very best attractions Provence has to offer. The farmhouse has grand spaces, including a great dining room and shaded paths through the large garden, plus cozy sitting areas and a secure swimming pool.

Why Kids Love it

Suitable for children of all ages, the property has a huge garden, a large grass area, a beautiful fountain and a swing to play on. Children’s bedrooms are made up with pretty linen and have queensized beds. It is easy to cycle around the grounds. Beaches are under an hour’s drive away; pretty local towns and villages, Roman ruins and ancient castles are all easy to explore on a daytrip. A DVD player and WiFi are included. Great for 1-2 families or a larger group traveling together. Note limited provision for babies and toddlers.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. The house has 2 sets of ungated stairs. The swimming pool is accessible from the main living spaces - young children and non-swimmers will need supervising around the area - but it does has an electric cover. There are a lot of antiques and breakables in the lounge and some living spaces inside - small children may need extra attention. The property is accessed up a long driveway and has gates at the entry; there is plenty of space for car parking at the side of the house. This house is air conditioned and has mosquito nets on all the windows of the rooms.

About the Location

The residence is 5 minutes from the center of Fontvieille village in the heart of the Alpilles. Fontvieille, between Arles and Saint-Rémy de Provence, has all necessary shops and is just a 12-minute drive from Les Baux de Provence. The area is beautiful, with lots of things to see plus beautiful walks, and picnic spots. Sports fans will enjoy mountain biking and horseback riding. The property is 30 minutes from the station in Avignon and the closest airport is Montpellier-Méditerranée, just over an hour away. Car rental is essential for this area.

Accommodation Details

This lovely old farmhouse of 350sqm is set on over a hectare of land, with a heated infinity pool and 50 sqm pool house and large wooded private park. The farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a master suite and separate WC. Bedrooms include 4 with queensize beds and 1 with a kingsize bed; the modern bathrooms include those with walk-in showers and hydromassage baths. The gardens also include a barbecue, griddle, pizza oven, boules and swing.

Style Notes

Rustic chic. This renovated mas de Provence has an older part and a renovated part and includes grand spaces and comfortable lounges. Antiques adorn the walls: gilded side tables, a grandfather clock, painted plates and oil paintings included, along with classic heavy stone fireplaces and stone lions. At the same time, bedrooms are rustic and peaceful, with Provencal linen and stone walls. We love the gardens, the rose and lavender-fringed pool and the modern bathrooms.

  • 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
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Member since July 15, 2016

Provence, South of France

Markets, lavender and the cigale's song

It’s no wonder that Provence has inspired artists from Cézanne to Picasso with colors like these: purple fields of lavender, white horses in the Camargue and blue, blue skies in summer. Experience it like the locals by shopping for fresh figs and sunflowers in local markets, seeking out quiet beaches and swimming in lakes and rivers. From the Alps to the coast, the honey-coloured hilltop villages to the perfume fields of Grasse, and the simple pleasures of country living to luxurious enclaves and Michelin-starred restaurants, this corner of France is divine.