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Speaks: english, french

Luxury Provence Villa Rental - A/C, Heated Pool, Short walk to village, WiFi

7 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Alpilles Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

This is the perfect Provence home to rent for your holidays.

Please visit www.masdelaplume.com for more photos and details.

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This is a traditional provencal stone farmhouse safely nestled in its olive grove and garden full of Mediterranean plants and flowers. Located on the foothill of the Alpilles National Park in a rural setting, it is just a 15 minutes walk through quiet lanes to the centre of the beautiful and lively village of Eygalieres.

It is very well equipped outdoors and indoors and benefits from a heated pool (mid-June to mid-Sept) and a silent integrated and reversible air conditioning throughout the house.

The rental includes 8 hours of cleaning per week, gardener, pool maintenance and the service of our house manager nearby should you require additional services of a cook, chauffeur or guide (at extra costs).

The farmhouse is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with every details thoughtfully selected. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a large country kitchen and its utility room, a very big living room, a tv room and covered terraces and balcony to enjoy the views and outdoor living.

Above all, the farmhouse is a home with a charm that will embrace you and a setting that will seduce you. The perfect place for your dream holidays in Provence.

Outside:

- It is approached through automatic traditional iron gates and set in lovely gardens and olive grove.

- The swimming pool is 12m x 6m with large steps down and a depth ranging from 0.9m to 1.6m. It is security protected and heated during peak season. It is a salt water pool, so it is kind to your skin with no nasty chemicals. The beach of the pool are in stone where you will relax in the loungers, steamers and the large hammock under the shade of the olive tree or the sun umbrella. From the pool, there is access to outdoor shower and toilets without having to go through the house.

- Under the West large covered terrace, you will enjoy eating al fresco around the large teak table (seats 10) and make your own charcoal BBQ in the outdoors fireplace.

- At the south of the house, the wisteria covered pergola will give you a welcome shade for your favourite summer read.

- From there, you can take the windy staircase leading to the first floor terrace to enjoy even lovelier views.

Ground floor

- The whole ground floor is covered in centuries-old flagstones and has gorgeous beamed and wooden ceilings.

- You enter through an ancient front door into the very large main living area that includes sofas, daybed and fireplace. There is a large collection of games and books for your entertainment. - Further along, there is also a quiet TV room with large flat screen with DVD player and satellite TV in French and English (Sky) with comfortable seating.

- A cloakroom with toilets and basin is also located downstairs.

- The country kitchen has a large oak table with chairs and benches and is fully equipped with everything you might require. There is an Aga cooker for the winter months (not fired in summer months) and additional electric ovens and plates. Larder, fridge, freezer, ice cube machine, washing machine, dryer and sink can be found in the utility room.

In the summer, you can open the large doors onto the cosy summer sitting room under the vault. It is always a favourite, such a lovely place for a chat looking at the olive grove.

First floor

Walking up the spiral stone staircase, you reach the first floor that is all covered in oak floors. From the landing, you can access to:

- 1 Master bedroom (King size bed) with access to its own terrace and its own bathroom (shower, bath, basin, toilets)

- 2 bedrooms with double beds share a wet room (shower, basin)

- 1 bedroom with double bed and its own wet room (shower, basin)

- 1 large bedroom with 2 single beds (can be put together to form a Super King size bed) and its own wet room (shower and basin)

- a cloakroom (toilets, basin) is located on the landing

- there is an additional bathroom and toilets on the ground floor

The rental includes all charges, linen and pool towels, pool and garden maintenance, 2 x 4h housekeeper per week and the services of our very helpful house manager.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anne (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Anne

We are an English/French family with three children who have spent their childhood at the Mas de la Plume. We absolutely adore Provence and Eygalieres in particular. There is so much to do and discover in the area that we always experience something new, yet it is always so good to come back home where the heart is. We lived at the farmhouse about a third of every year and always had such a fabulous time whatever the season. Now that the children are leaving the nest, we have decided to share our pleasure with our guests.

Anne purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Anne chose Alpilles

We fell in love with Eygalieres and the Alpilles a long time ago and I was used to hiked in the Alpilles with my family. Mas de la Plume is our "maison de famille" and very special to us because it is in a quiet location in the country with beautiful views but not isolated since it is only a short walk away from the village to enjoy all what it has to offer (shops, bars, restaurants, weekly market).

What makes this farmhouse unique

We love the farmhouse and believe that our care shows in all the details that create its true charm. It was conceived first and above all as our family home and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do as it is a very special place to relax and have a true provencal experience. Our family and friends always comment about how relaxed and content they feel here and how difficult it is to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The charming village is a short walk with varied restaurants , so you can enjoy an evening out without driving, it has everything you need and a colourful market on Fridays for fresh produce, gifts and is a, " must", to visit. There are so many lovely towns in the vicinity which the thoughtful owner suggests in their comprehensive file when you arrive. The house has everything you could possible need and more, all of a very high standard. It is such a find! we cannot wait to go back. (trip Advisor review)
Jul 2015
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Luxury Provence Villa Rental - A/C, Heated Pool, Short walk to village, WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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More than Fantastic Vacation in Provence

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you arrive you feel that you have your perfect private destination. This is a beautifully restored farmhouse by a designer with impeccable taste. The kitchen is extremely well equipped for eating at home. The house is well located for short trips to many attractions and villages. The grounds include an olive grove, lovely pool and several covered seating areas. Eygalieres is a charming village with an historic area worth visiting above the town. It has many amenities but is not touristy. We would definitely rent this property again and have recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Stunning Mas in Les Alpilles

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house inside and out, in a pitch-perfect setting. It's within easy walking distance of Eygaliere, a charming village with its own market, local food shops and various excellent restaurants. The property has been a family home and this makes the house extra special. As you'd expect, it's lovingly maintained and extremely clean. It has all those little touches including plenty of good books DVD's and a selection of games. Outside, there's a pretty garden surrounding a really good sized pool which is deliciously free of chemicals. Our group consisted of family only and some tired people in need of a break. We know the area well from previous visits so we had an indulgently lazy time enjoying the house and the village. But there's much to see and all this is supplied by the owner in a fact sheet with a host of useful information. We could not recommend this house more highly - in fact we've already booked for next year. It's fabulous. Lastly, our favourite restaurant was undoubtedly Sous Les Micocouliers. great cooking, charming staff and a pretty shaded garden setting. And don't miss the cheese shop.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Paradise in Provence

  • 5 of 5

We spent an idyllic week at Le Mas de la plume in late July/early August, falling in love with the place. The house itself is absolutely beautiful, traditionally built, with all mod cons, and set in perfect surroundings, with its own little olive grove and swimming pool. You can tell that the owners love the house themselves, it has a happy atmosphere, and is so pretty. It is equipped to a superbly high standard. The house manager is very helpful and will arrive at the drop of a hat to deal with any questions.

Not only are the house and grounds superb, but it is within a short walk of Eygalieres, a charming Provençale village with cafes, restaurants and high quality butcher, delicatessen and bakers. There is a wonderful market on Friday morning which boasts all the colours and flavours of Provence.

A short drive away there is a larger town, St Remy de Provence, which is equally charming. Avignon, Aix and Marseilles are within easy driving distance. So the location is perfect as there is so much to see on your doorstep.

All in all, a perfect holiday: we long to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The farmhouse is indeed a great base for visiting Provence.. and then come home to relax. Come back soon, there is more to discover!
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Understated luxury

  • 5 of 5

Even though it is a rental property from time to time, the Mas retains the warmth and personal touches of a happy family home (albeit a remarkably luxurious one), and therein lies its charm. We were two families, with another family visiting for a short period, and it was the perfect house for us: spacious, with everything one could want for a happy holiday. The view from the garden across the pool is stunning, and the terrace (which has been carefully planned to maximise shade throughout the day) meant the children could spend all day in the pool while the adults relaxed in the shade. It was that rarest of things: a rental property which is even better than its (already very impressive) website description.

We had a few small teething problems at the start of the week, but they were very quickly and elegantly taken care of by Anne and by the property manager, Severine, and in no way diminished the pleasure of our holiday. The service we received, and the communication we had, was exceptional: Anne really cared about making sure we enjoyed our stay.

The local village has a number of small bistros and one truly exceptional ice-cream cafe (which was heavily tested). We really enjoyed the local fete which took place at the end of our first week, including bull running through the streets, but the Mas was so pleasant that we didn't feel the need to venture far from it on day trips.

It was a truly wonderful holiday, and we can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: I am so happy that you all had a great family holiday and felt at home at the farmhouse. I take your booking for next year as a great compliment.
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Perfect place in Provence

  • 5 of 5

With the mas de la plume, it was love at first sight and even more when we got there. We wanted to discover Provence and the farmhouse was the perfect base to tour around. The house is charming, welcoming and comfortable with a great decor and everything anyone can need.

With Anne’s recommendations, we have visited many beautiful places and enjoyed the wonderful food and wines of the area.

There is so much to do to please adults and children alike. In fact, we probably did not do as much as we planned because we just wanted to stay home, relax and enjoy the slow pace of life in this truly beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Owner's Response: I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time in the Alpilles and felt at home at the farmhouse.
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3 dream weeks at the Mas de la Plume

  • 5 of 5

Ancient stones, centuries old beams, 18th century flagstones, refined decoration (wrought iron, old doors, soft colours) and a warm ambiance. Our family has spent the best Christmas holidays at the mas de la plume and I can say that it is a house where life is truly good and easy.

What impressed us most was the feeling to live in a home full of character and history, yet enjoying all the modern facilities such as insulation, heating, quality bathrooms. Everything is perfectly done, an alliance of beauty and convenience.

I also must say that we have been welcomed by the lovely owner’s agent that has been very helpful and who can also provide any concierge service.

The house enjoys an unencumbered vista over the beautiful Alpilles, right on the edge of the Regional Park, and is conveniently placed 15 minutes walking from the charming village of Eygalieres often bustling even out of season. Do not miss the Friday morning market!

Inside, the house offers charm and comfort. Downstairs, the very large living room opens towards the olive grove and garden. With its grand fireplace, it is the perfect place to gather after a walk in the Alpilles or to the village and relax with a mug of tea (or something else...). If you prefer to snuggle in a smaller place, the adjacent TV room is the right place to enjoy a good movie. The kitchen is spacious, welcoming and very well equipped. Our family (10 people) could happily gather around the large oak table for Christmas or New Year’s Eve diners. The kitchen opens to a large covered area by the pool and also to a cosy outside stone alcove with views towards the garden. Upstairs, the five beautiful and quiet bedrooms offer quality beds, good storage and their adjoining bathrooms are well done. The master bedroom is a delight with its own private terrace and views.

With being in winter, the only regret is that we could not swim in the pool or lounge in the hammock but we are already determined to come back one summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Owner's Response: Chere Corine, Merci beaucoup pour votre avis si positif et nous sommes enchantes que vous ayez passe de tres bonnes fetes au mas. We hope to welcome you again very soon. All the best. Anne
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
In village
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Golf de Servannes - Mouries
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A7 Cavaillon
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
In village
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Saintes Maries de la mer
Car: necessary

The farmhouse is located on the foothill of the Alpilles, a small mountain range now a Natural Park. The beautiful and lively centre of the village is only a short walk away on quiet lanes and offers many bars, restaurants, shops and boutiques. The market is held there on Friday morning.

St Remy de Provence, home of Van Gogh, Nostradamus and the Glanum Roman ruins is only 15 min away.

The charming and historic towns of Avignon, Arles, Nimes and Aix are a short drive away. Isle sur la Sorgue and its permanent large antique market is 30 min away.

The Camargue (with wild black bulls, horses and flamingoes and beaches) is about 1.5 hour away.

You can enjoy golfing, horse riding and walking in the Alpilles. The many vineyards in the vicinity will make you discover their wonderful wines in style. Plenty to see and do but, yet again, the wonderful feeling of the house might make you want to just stay and relax.

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Rates & Availability

Eygalieres Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,198
 
 
High Season A 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 7 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,216
 
 
High Season S 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,282
 
 
Peak Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,329
 
 
High Season A 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,282
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,497
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,617
Pet Fee $131

Bookings are accepted from leading guest aged 25 or over.
Please contact owner by telephone before booking.
Booking confirmed when completed form and 50% deposit are received.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Please check full T&C's in the "calendar" section of our website masdelaplume.com
Change over day is Saturday. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am
If pool heating is required out of the peak period, a weekly fee of £200 will be added

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Amenities

Alpilles Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower
    Upstairs toilets - toilet
    Downstairs toilets - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Located on ground floor
  • All bathrooms are of a wet-room format (no shower tray) with basin resting on slab of local stone. Taps of all showers, bath and basin are thermostatic. All showers have very large rain shower head. Separate toilets downstairs and on upper floor landing. Pool toilets and outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with en suite bathroom and private balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with shared en suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , with shared en suite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , with en suite shower room
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , with en suite shower room. The 2 singles can form 180cm bed
  • All bedrooms have oak floors, storage for clothes, bedside tables and lamps, rugs. All beds are of good quality with duvets of weight according to the season. Silent (what a relief!) air conditioning allows to always be at the right temperature (with temp setting for each room), especially in the summer when the weather can be hot.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The house is equipped with a sound system through which you can listen to your playlists through the Sonos Smartphone App. Baby cot and high chair are provided on demand, free of charge, if you have a young child. The property is entirely fenced and safe. You can trust that it is well equipped and very comfortable. All charges and linen are included together with 8h of cleaning and the benefits of the service of our house manager if needed. For your comfort, our house manager can organise (at additional cost) for you to have a cook, a baby sitter, guide, chauffeur, beauty therapist or sport coach. Beyond the list of amenities, the 'Mas de la Plume' will make you feel that you are at home in Provence. It was conceived as a home where life feels good, not as a house just to be rented to tourists.

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