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Beautiful Stone Olive Oil Mill Near Aix En Provence

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

A feast for the senses. This beautiful old villa was originally an olive oil mill dating back to 1718. The rambling stone house sits amongst acres of lavender and is surrounded by vineyards producing some of the regions best wines. The olive oil from the village is amongst the best in France and consistently wins the Paris Medaille d'Or. When the villa was reonovated in 2005 the owners were careful to keep the original character of the house but have tastefully decorated the interior making a really comfortable and stylish home.

There are a lot of places to sit and sip a glass of wine or or soak up the sun. Dine in rustic simplicity or wistful elegance with the help of a local chef we'd be pleased to recommend. The villa is spacious with large, cool rooms where the whole of the group can enjoy time together. We've had big parties and small weddings here and a whole lot of fun. There are also plenty of peaceful corners for quiet reflection or holiday reading. In the winter, open fires in the sitting and dining rooms make the Moulin a special place in which to celebrate the holiday season.

All the rooms have been carefully and tastefully decorated: (n.b some of the decor/furniture may differ to those in the photos)


Beautiful vaulted room, with handmade contemporary kitchen and granite work surface, central island with oak breakfast bar. All modern equipment including dishwasher, 5 burner stove, Magimix etc.

-Dining area

There is a 3.5 meter long table seating 16 in front of a huge stone fireplace with a woodburning stove. This centuries old room runs 40 feet from the kitchen through the dining area. A back stairway gives direct access to the sitting room.

-Sitting room

An elegant contemporary room with beautiful views over the hills and fields. 2 sets of French doors open onto the terrace above the pool. Comfortable sofas and seating for 16. During the cooler months gather round an open fire. Floor to ceiling bookcases house a large library of novels and non-fiction.

TV and sound system, input for i-pod. Limited cable channels.

-Writing room/Internet

Next to the kitchen is an ante room with wireless internet


1.Master bedroom with private terrace and en-suite full bath and shower in Italian stone.

2.Master bedroom with terrace over pool and en-suite bathroom.

3.Master/family room sleeps 4 in King and Double with en-suite shower. separate W.C. outside bedroom unit. Private garden area

4.Double bedroom with doors onto garden.

5.Twin bedroom with 2 oversized beds and access directly to garden

6.Tower bedroom with 2 single beds, access via internal staircase to

7.Upper tower bedroom with 2 single beds

Bathrooms - in addition to the 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms there are 2 further bathrooms and one half bath..


Pool - the pool is directly off the main house, securely gates and is really big, 50 feet x 23 feet - great for swimming laps or just having fun.

The Moulin was built as an olive oil mill for this region of Provence in the early 18th century. It still maintains 12 acres of land which, through the ages, have transferred productivity from olives to vines and now, organic lavender. There is plenty of room to kick a ball, run and explore. The land adjoining is naturally wild common land which is protected from any construction or habitation and ensures the privacy of the house. The land opposite and next to the Moulin is given to wine production. Around the house there is a garden, a small olive grove, a wooded area with pine trees and lots of wild land; plenty of space for exploration and outdoor activities.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Les locataires sont en effet venus passer une semaine en avril.

Deux jours avant leur arrivée, la gouvernante nous a informés que la chaudière était en panne et que d’après le chauffagiste qui était venu, la panne était irréparable. Il faut changer toute la chaudiere.

Vivant à l’étranger, je me suis empressée de prévenir les locataires par email.

Cette panne était survenue pendant que les précédents locataires étaient là et ceux-ci ont très bien compris la situation d’ autant plus que la gouvernante a tout fait pour palier au probleme.

Les plaignants aussi pourront confirmer que tout a été fait par la gouvernante pour remedier a la situation. Elle a mis du bois de chauffe à disposition pour la cheminée du salon et le poêle Godin dans la cuisine, en plus d’installer quatre radiateurs électriques d’appoint dans les chambers et non pas 1 seul comme le disent les locataires!!

La famille a apparemment passé un bon séjour, malgré le problème, puisqu’ils ont dit à la gouvernante qu’ils n’avaient pas eu de chance avec le temps et que s’ils devaient revenir, ce serait en été.

Mais dès leur retour, ils m’ont contacté pour demander un dédommagement, sans quoi ils écriraient à VRBO pour nous faire de la mauvaise publicité.

Jamais je n’ai été malpolie lors de mes nombreux messages leur exprimant mes excuses pour la panne. Mais je ne pouvais céder à leur « chantage » et ce d’autant plus que :

- Nous leur avions déjà accordé une ristourne consequente

- Nous leur avions entièrement retourné la garantie locative, malgré les dégâts constatés. A savoir: une vitre du poêle Godin cassée, des dessins sur les murs blancs du salon avec un morceau de bois calciné pris dans la cheminée effectues par leurs enfants!!!

Je dois également signaler que jamais un locataire ne s’était plaint jusqu’à présent. Ni meme les locataires precedants qui ont eu a subir la panne de la chaudiere.

Bien à vous

Les proprietaires
Apr 2012
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Pélissanne Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Stone Olive Oil Mill Near Aix En Provence
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Tranquil and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I rented the moulin with family and friends for a week to celebrate my 50th birthday and it did not disappoint! We were 10 adults and 5 children who range in age from 10-52 and my primary concern for planning the trip had been to find accommodations that could provide both privacy and comfortable togetherness. This place did that wonderfully. The kids were never under foot, but always busy exploring the grounds, swimming in the pool, etc...and the adults (4 married couples and 2 singles traveling together) especially enjoyed cooking and gathering in the kitchen and sitting in the outdoor dining and pool areas to share our stories of the day, listen to music and drink the fabulous and very affordable local wines. All of the beds were very comfortable and the people we met, from Houria who cares for the house to the vendors at the Sunday market in Pélisanne, were warm and welcoming. There were a couple of items that needed maintenance, a burner on the stove, a missing clothes dryer, but none of us felt that even these things diminished our enjoyment of this beautiful and tranquil place. I would love the opportunity to go back in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 13 folks renting this place ranging in age from seven weeks to seventy.We had a great stay. The villa is really lovely and private. It sits in a very beautiful location. The inside is just perfect in every way, but we spent most of our time outside, either at the pool or the lovely table under the lights at night.

We enjoyed the big, well outfitted kitchen which we cooked in almost every night. Great stove and just about everything you could ask for. The property has two big fridges - perfect for a lot of beer and wine storage!

The price of the rental includes a housekeeper for two hours a day. She was lovely and really did a great job in the kitchen and common areas.

Great food shopping at the local markets and the local Le Clerc, up the road.

We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 0
Northern VA/Washington DC

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa! Seven of us spent a glorious week in this truly remarkable villa. The grounds are amazing with a beautiful pool, outdoor seating (where we spent our evenings eating and drinking French wine!) and lavender fields. Step inside and you’re transcended to a perfect balance of an authentic French villa tastefully updated to provide modern day comforts (top notch appliances and plumbing). The villa is incredibly spacious with a large, well-equipped, modern kitchen and seating area, a beautiful winding stone stairway, spacious bedrooms, a cozy sitting area and large, beautiful windows that provide wonderful light and great views of the property. The pictures truly don’t do this villa justice and it exceeded all of our expectations. Houria, the housekeeper, was gracious and hospitable and stopped by everyday to do light cleaning.

We used this location as our base and traveled to many towns, all within an 1-1.5 hour drive, including St. Remy, Cassis, Avignon, Aix, Bonnieux, LaCoste, Pont du Gard and Lourmarin. Pelissanne is a short 10 minute drive with a grocery and local restaurants.

The owner was very responsive and provided a very helpful package of information about the surrounding areas, including local markets and restaurants. This villa will not disappoint and all of us highly recommend a stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washignton DC USA


  • 5 of 5

We were twelve people-- all one family. We had six children from six years old to 16 and six adults-- the oldest was me at eighty. We give the Olive Mill the highest recommendation. It is truly a remarkable facility with specious rooms, a fabulous kitchen an inside dinning room which seats at least 12. A beautiful tiled table for dinning outside which seats at least 12. It has the largest swimming pool I have seen in a private home with beautiful grounds. All was very clean with a very pleasant and competent maid who came every day. The location is fabulous with a very large store for food, wine, cheese and other items only twenty minutes away. We traveled all over Provence and came back every evening to swim and have great meals. The kids were delighted: We were enchanted. The mill also provides great privacy. You cannot see another building from the site. It also has a wonderful lavender field. It is even more magnificent than the photos. The owner was very helpful and responsive. Our only regret was that we had to leave after a week because of schedules.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, IL

Wonderful Special Birthday Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were concerned that the villa might be lacking before we arrived. We had planned this vacation with nine friends to celebrate our 60th birthday. We worried needlessly because the villa exceeded our expectations. The kitchen and dining area fit us all very comfortably and the bedrooms were so spacious and comfortable. We especially loved the patio with the large seating area and had our cocktail hours there every night. The weather was very agreeable and the housekeeper, Horia, was the best. The owners made it very easy to do business with them. The villa is beautifully decorated and even includes good books and games. The information basket was very helpful with ideas for day trips which we took advantage of....especially the wonderful Provence markets in Aix, Isle-Sur-la-Sorge and St. Remy. The huge grocery store in Salon de Provence was an easy 10 minute ride. We had a delightful dinner in the local village of Pelissanne at La Bastide de Moulin des Pouvris, which was recommended. We also did day trips to the Cote du Rhone region, Vauvenargue and Rians, Pont du Gard and Avignon. It was a glorious experience and the villa was just outstanding. It felt like home at the end of the day. Hopefully, we will be able to return someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Hague, The Netherlands

Fabulous Provence

  • 5 of 5

Just come back from a wonderful week in the Moulin. Beautiful rambling old building wonderfully converted to retain lots of charm but provide high quality accommodation. We were a big group of 13 ranging from 1yr old to grandparents and all loved the house and the area. Really great accommodation. Lots of spaces so able to escape for some privacy when needed but plenty of room for socialising together even with such a large group. The cleaner comes in each morning to give a little tidy up and was a great source of information at the same time as providing a very welcome service - 13 people make a mess even when doing best not to. Plenty to do in the area and all well documented in a very comprehensive file that was sent to us once we had booked. Pool a great size for a change. Also went canoeing, visited markets, towns, lakes, caves and wineries when we could tear ourselves away from the house. Highly recommend a visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Ecole de l'air, Salon de Provence
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Pélissanne Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
high season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,089.47

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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