|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Elegant Provencal style town-house in Chateau grounds -(St Remy de Provence) with secure private parking and electric gates.
Five minutes walk from the centre of the medieval town centre of St. Remy de Provence.
Accommodation: two bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, salon, shower room, and private terrace.
Situated in the heart of Provence: Aix-en-Provence - 45 minutes, Nimes - 45 minutes, Vaison la Romaine - 1hr.15 minutes.
Nestled in the foothills of the Alpilles the medieval village of St Remy de Provence is ‘the jewel of the Alpilles'. Away from the crowds of the Cote d’Azur, artists and celebrities are known to seek refuge here to enjoy the unhurried pace of life. With its unique link to Vincent Van Gogh, lovers of history, art, food, wine and charming boutiques will feel at home in St. Remy.
Our newly constructed house provides refined comfort in the ambiance of the original 19th Century Chateau.
Kitchen: Well equipped modern kitchen with good quality appliances.
Fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dish-washer, hob and fan oven.
Tempering this modernity are the Provencal hand painted dining table and chairs. Excellent quality cooking utensils, tableware, glassware and tablecloths are provided, for preparing the abundance of fresh produce available from local markets and gourmet shops.
Comfortable furnishings in soothing tones with traditional hand painted local furniture. For your entertainment: TV, CD’s or choose a book from the ‘biblioteque’.
Table/chairs to accommodate four people. An electric
B-B-Q Grill (George Foreman) with outside plug on the Patio to facilitate its use. Please note traditional BBQs are not allowed in the Villa Nova complex.
French doors from the Salon lead to the verdant terrace (a room from nature!) Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine under our olive tree and listen to the babble of water from the nearby canal/irrigation system.
Shaded by a retractable awning this charming terrace is the perfect place to read or write!. However it is small and not suitable for sun bathing.
Bedroom 1 – King-size bed (6 ft) with superior density support mattresses. This charming room has hand painted bedside tables and generous wardrobe space which contains an electric fan and hairdryer.
The bedroom window overlooks Route de Rogadou and has a view of of the provencial style house and country lane in the photo.
Bedroom 2 – Small double bed (4' 6') with superior density support mattress.
This bedroom overlooks the Villa Nova Fontaine and gardens, and has a view across to the Chateau. The room is furnished with two hand painted lockers and a traditional Provencal wardrobe. Inside the wardrobe are extra blankets, an electric fan and a hairdryer.
Suitable for two children or One adult.
The landing outside the bedrooms is small 1m x 2m and leads to the shower room.
Shower Room/WC – The outer area has a WC, Wash Hand basin and heated towel rails with tiled floor and s separating wall which leads into a large walk-in shower area/wet room (6ftx3ft approx) with floor to ceiling tiling and mosaic flooring. The shower area is equipped with a strong shower and also contains a convenient wash stand.
The ancient market town of St. Remy was first settled by those fleeing the nearby Roman city of Glanum as it was sacked by Germanic tribes c.270 AD. The Excavated remains of this Gallo-Roman city are now a major archeological attraction.
Stroll along the narrow winding streets and shaded squares. Discover the ornate 17th and 18th century buildings now housing museums and art galleries.
Here in St. Remy, while being cared for in the monastery at ‘St Paul de Mausole’ Vincent Van Gogh painted more than 150 canvasses, inspired by the fields of wheat, olive trees and wild flowers of the surrounding countryside
Guided tours: Glanum (Roman ruins); St. Paul de Mausole (Van Gogh’s room); Nostradamus’ house/museum (born in St Remy 1503).
St Remy's tourist office is a leisurely 10 minutes walk from Villa Nova.
Cultural Events: Art, crafts & pottery markets, exhibitions and festivals. Van Gogh Art Centre – (18th Century Hotel Estrine),
Antiques: L’Isle- sur- la- Sorgue; the ‘antiques capital of France’ is 40 minutes away. ‘Foire de Brocantes’ (Antique markets) to be found every Sunday in one or other of the surrounding villages.
Shopping: Galerie Lafayette in the Bourse just off Marseille’s Vieux Port, is the department store the French love to shop in.
Avignon Sud: A centre Commercial just 20 minutes from St Remy.
Neighbouring villages: Les Baux des Provence (7km); Egaliere (10k); Maillane, birthplace of Frederic Mistral (7km); Maussane (9km).
We were seeking a holiday home in a village setting. Villa Nova is just 3 minutes walk to the local boulangerie and 5 minutes from the main 'Place de la Rebublique' and 'Eglise St. Martin'. St Remy's 'Office de Tourisme' is a leisurely 10 minutes walk.
It is also within easy distance of those wonderful and well known places in Provence, Arles, Avignon, Marseilles, and the Luberon. Ski slopes at Gap and beach at Les Saints Maries de la Mer are within driving distance.
Beautiful weather, secure private house with parking, located just 5 minutes walk from St. Remy's historic centre.
Fresh local produce from the weekly market (Wednesdays); over 20 boulangeries to choose from; the 'Potager' across from the Church; convenient shopping.
Concerts at Orange and Avignon, browsing in the antique shops of L'isle Sur La Sorgue and Loumarin; Organ recitals in Eglise St Martin; and Saturday evening mass at St Paul-de-Mausole.
"Hi Margaret, we're home now and had the most wonderful time in St. Remy. We stayed in a few places in France during our vacation and St Remy was absolutely the highlight! We loved your place - we found it very clean and beautifully decorated, with very nice quality towels, bedding and furnishings. The courtyard setting is beautiful, and we also enjoyed bringing lunch back from the market and eating on the outdoor patio. We were there in August and there was no need at all for air conditioning, as the house stayed nice and cool. It was so lucky that the festival was happening when we were there, and we also loved visiting the Saint-Paul Asylum and other local sights. We did a lot of day trips, which were very convenient with St Remy as our base. Our kids say that the pizza cart in the centre of town has the best pizza in the world and both ate several slices while we were there! Our younger child rode the carousel many times as well. And the weather was perfect!"
Saint-Paul Asylum, Saint-Rémy - Vincent van Gogh was a patient at the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy from May 1889 until May 1890. The Asylum is a beautiful peaceful place to visit.
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Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
For stays shorter than 7 nights please contact us.
30% payable at time of reservation;
50% payable 4 weeks prior to arrival;
20% payable on arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.