PROVENCE NEAR AVIGNON: VILLA WITH POOL, PRIVACY AND MAGNIFICENT VIEW

Dr J Elcheroth

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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PROVENCE NEAR AVIGNON: VILLA WITH POOL, PRIVACY AND MAGNIFICENT VIEW

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Spacious inside and out, calm, well equipped; a paradise for adults and children

An exceptionally situated villa in Provence near Avignon, in a beautiful, calm setting where the view consists exclusively of mountains and trees, with rabbits and squirrels for company, plus chirping crickets in July and August. The photographs show the spacious terrace, the Montagnette (little mountain, pronounced Montanyet) at the bottom of the garden, the swimming pool, the Pétanque pitch (an area of flat earth under the shade to play bowls - a full set is supplied), and the view across the Rhone valley (although the river itself, about a mile away, is not visible from the house because of the trees).

The nearest road is a quarter of a mile away, with very little traffic. The village is within walking distance (for the energetic), but a car is essential to enjoy the surroundings, when you can tear yourself away from the house, the pool and the Montagnette.

Festival d'Avignon, Croissants & Antiquities : With 3 bakers in the nearby village, you can enjoy freshly baked bread and croissants for breakfast every morning (including Sundays), sitting on the terrace soaking in the warmth and the stunning view of the Montagnette. OK, someone has to go and get them; you will be back in the time it takes to make a pot of coffee, and going into the village (especially the baker's) is always a pleasure.

A short bus ride away is Avignon (*** maximum star rating in the Michelin Guide) with its famous (half) bridge ('Sur le Pont d'Avignon...'), Papal Palace, festivals, museums, concerts, street cafés and restaurants... Most famously the July Avignon Festival.

Then the rest of Provence, with l'Abbaye de St Michel de Frigolet close by in the Montagnette, St. Rémy de Provence (Wednesday market) just a few kilometres to the south, and Les Alpilles, Glanum and Les Baux. Follow the river south to Arles (Saturday market), or go west to Nîmes, Uzès and the famous Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct.

Beauty, traditions, antiques and the Camargue: To the east visit Fontaine de Vaucluse, l'Isle sur la Sorgue (antique dealers on Sundays) and Gordes. Or Carpentras with its Friday market. From Greek antiquities, Roman temples and arenas, and medieval fortresses, to lively village fêtes with horse riders, Arlésiennes in their colourful traditional costumes, and bulls with the young braves running after them - or being chased - in the streets, you can be as relaxed or as busy as the mood takes you.

The Mediterranean is about 40 miles away. You can choose the deserted flatlands of the Camargue (wild horses, bulls and pink flamingos), the unspoilt Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, medieval Aigues Mortes, or Le Grau du Roy with its 18 km (11 miles) of sandy beaches.

Or you can keep it local, with horse riding, cycling, walking, practice golf, and ballooning. You can even join in a game of pétanque with the villagers!

Easy to get to : A leisurely drive through France is the ideal, if you have the time. If not, there is the A7 motorway.

You can fly into Avignon, Nîmes, Marseille or Nice airports. Slip under the Channel on the Eurostar from London and Ashford (non-stop service to Avignon in the summer - less than 6 hours journey time), or skim across the French countryside on the TGV high speed train from Brussels and major French towns (only 2 hrs 40 mins from Paris to Avignon!).

Car hire available at the airports and railway stations. And there's plenty of parking space at the villa.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Dr J Elcheroth

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks dutch, french, german, spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Provence near Avignon: Villa with Pool, Privacy and Magnificent View
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5

A little bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
This is the second year we have stayed at La Montagnette, for 3 weeks each time, and we still haven't run out of new places to visit. The area is so full of wonderful towns, villages and sights. Barbentane itself is a beautiful, non touristy village with heaps of amenities and two good restaurants. And, of course, you are only 10 minutes away from all the choices in Avignon.
But it is the house itself which is the star. So relaxing. A wonderful garden with lots of chairs and recliners for shade or sun worshiping and a beautiful pool. The house is always spotlessly clean when you arrive and cleaned at the end of each week if you stay for more than one week. The bedrooms, and particularly the bathrooms, are superb and there are lots of lounging places to relax.
In the house. The kitchen has everything you could possibly want. Lovely artwork, lighting (inside and out) and all of the things that make for a truly wonderful stay.
The only reason I didn't write a review last year was because I knew we would want to come back this year and didn't want it to get booked up!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Lovely house with loads of space

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely well maintained house, with everything you need for a great family holiday, peacefully located yet only five minutes drive from the boulangerie. The three main bedrooms have lots of space and storage, the attic room (as it says in the description) is smaller but still very nice, and quietly located away from the other rooms - good if you have a baby that wakes at 5.30am! It is great to have such a nice big pool, with plenty space around it for loungers. We had two small children in our party, there is a large paved patio area around the house, which is great for them to potter about while you sit in the sun. The ride-on tractor was a particular hit for our two, and the sand pit and wheel barrow were also popular and thoughtful additions. The owners were very helpful both when we were making the arrangements and during our stay. We'd highly recommend this house, one of the best we've stayed in.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Provence near Avignon: Villa with Pool, Privacy and Magnificent View
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5

Idyllic holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5
This house fulfilled all our expectations and more. Very good for our family group, which included 2 very young children. Three bedrooms on the ground floor all with en suite giving easy access to main parts of the house. The grounds are spacious, enabling childen to run around and explore and adults to find a shady spot away from it all. Pool was very well maintained. We particularly enjoyed watching the robot at work every day, cleaning up the pine needles! Kitchen is very well equipped, but equipment - cooker and microwave a little too sophisticated!
There is plenty of information about local sights and games provided. We made good use of the sound system which could be extended to outdoors. The house very much has the feel of a family home. Communication with the owners has been friendly, informal and helpful. I would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Braintree UK
5

La Montagnette, Barbentane

  • 5 of 5
We all had a wonderful time. It was our one year old granddaughter's first holiday and she revelled in all the space.

When the family went home, we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the second week. The St Jean festivities in the village were impressive, both the fire in front of the church and the parade through the village which was spectacular.

Many thanks again for making your house available. We have stayed in many places around the world and La Montagnette is up therevwith the best of them.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

Fantastic villa in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5
Just wanted to say that we had a fantastic holiday in Provence. The villa is gorgeous and played no small part in our having a great time. If we're holidaying in the area again, I'm sure we'll be back :-)
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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5

April in Barbentane

  • 5 of 5
Sadly we must leave your beautiful home today. It is going to be very hard to tear ourselves away and I would like to thank you so much for the opportunity to stay here and for making us feel so at home.

The young trees on the lawn in front of the pool house are looking beautiful. The one nearest to the patio (behind the small yucca) which was in bud when we arrived, is now covered in lovely, delicate pink blossom.

We would love to revisit the villa. The house and garden are so lovely that we didn't do very much sight-seeing, and we'd love to get to know the region better.

Alors, à la prochaine, we hope.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Avignon 18, Nimes 40, Marseille 80, Nice 250 km
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A7 or A9
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Saintes Maries de la Mer
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The villa stands in our private woodland - pines, mediterranean oaks and olives - of 8000 square metres (2 acres), grassed and wooded on a gently terraced hillside, a paradise for children and adults. To the south, from the end of the garden, it opens up into a natural reserve of 'garrigue' - rocky mediterranean scrubland and our mini-mountain range dominating the view from the terrace, leading one visitor to remark that in effect we had a 10,000 acre back garden - a slight over statement of course. East and west there is more woodland. North, the ground slopes down gently towards the Rhone through olive groves, farmland and orchards.

Nearby (about 1 mile away) is the picturesque village of Barbentane: Medieval castle remains, 12th-15th century church, 17th century Château, narrow streets with steps and archways, old windmill, three boulangeries / patisseries (bakers and cake makers), butcher, greengrocer, supermarket and several restaurants.

Other Activities: Pétanque, gourmet dining, hot air balloon

Golf: http://www.ngf-golf.com/gardengolf-avignon 18 + 9 holes 20km

http://www.golfgrandavignon.com 18 holes lakeside practice (over water) 23 km

http://golfbarbentane.free.fr 6 holes 2km

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Availability & Rates

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Barbentane Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early August 2014
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
 
 
Mid August 2014
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 22 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
 
 
Late August 2014
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
Late Summer 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
Early Fall 2014
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Late Autumn 2014
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
£600
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Early 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
 
 
Easter 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Late Spring 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
Early Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
 
 
High Summer 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
 
 
Mid August 2015
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
 
 
Late August 2015
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
 
 
Early Autumn 2015
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Late Fall 2015
Oct 24 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
£600
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
£800
 
 
Early 2016
Jan 9 2016 - Mar 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
£600
 
 
Easter 2016
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £1,000
Notes The house is for a maximum of 8 people (not counting a baby in a cot). No smoking indoors please. And preferably no pets unless they really are the 'you would never have known they were there' sort. We love them, but some people are allergic to the slightest hint of fur, and the house will not appreciate scratches, marks or any other trace of furry or feathered visitation.
For 2 or more weeks subtract 10% from 2nd and subsequent weeks.
Towels, bed linen, electricity, heating, internet access, laundry, cleaning included in price. Phone calls to fixed phones in W Europe, N America, and most places in S America, Australasia and the Far East are free (subject to a few reasonable conditions).
The grounds and swimming pool will be looked after at our expense.
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Amenities

Amenities

Barbentane Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • fax
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • End Bedroom - toilet , shower , (large walk-in shower); Washbasin.
    Corner Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washbasin.
    Blue Bedroom - toilet , shower , (large walk-in shower); Washbasin.
    Tower - toilet , shower , Washbasin.
  • Each bedroom has its own, modern, 'en suite' shower or bathroom with toilet and washbasin. In addition, there is a downstairs toilet with washbasin, off the entrance hall (making a total of 5 toilets!), and a semi-outdoor shower in the pool house. Every shower / bathroom has an outside window.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • End Bedroom - 1 king , 2x3ft singles together
    Corner Bedroom - 1 king , 2x3ft singles together
    Blue Bedroom - 1 king , 2x3ft singles together
    Tower Bedroom - 1 queen , 2x2'8' singles together
  • The villa has 4 double or twin bed rooms rooms (therefore sleeps 8). All have nice views. Three are at ground level (two with a direct view on the Montagnette [pronounced Montanyet], the third on the pine wood) with French windows giving direct access to the grounds, and one upstairs in the tower (also looking out onto the trees but on the other side of the house; from there - at a stretch - you can see the Montagnette on one side and the Rhone valley on the other). Your snoring (sorry, singing) should not disturb the others - no bedroom adjoins directly another bedroom (or living room), and the owl is very tolerant. The bedrooms range in size from 4.2 x 2.6 m (14 ft x 9 ft), the smallest, in the tower, to 4.2 x 3.6 m (14ft x 12 ft).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Sand Box
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
Notes:
The house is fully equipped with modern furniture, linen and towels, and all the crockery, cutlery and domestic equipment you might expect including an 'American refrigerator' with ice and cold water dispenser. Baby's needs are also catered for: high chair, travel cot (easy to wheel out and park in the shade under a tree during the day), baby alarm (poolside is within range when baby is indoors), playpen, baby bath, paddling pool, sandpit, food mixer, steriliser etc. 12.5 x 4 metres swimming pool, ranging in depth from 120 cm to 180 cm with a chlorine-free sterilisation system (good news for those who suffer allergies or who simply do not like sore eyes and the taste of chlorine). The pool has a security cover for when it's not in use -- to prevent children falling in, and to keep the heat in. Small children should always be watched when the pool is uncovered. There is a pool alarm as an additional safeguard - but that of course is no substitute for close supervision.
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