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About Mike Williams
Mike and Mark. We are both British, but we have lived in Amsterdam for the past 20 years. Mike has recently retired. Prior to that, most of his career was spent in the British higher education system. Mark is an actor and model. Prior to moving to Amsterdam we lived in northern England. We have both travelled extensively in Europe, North America and Asia as part of our professional lives as well as for holidays.
Mike Williams purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Mike Williams chose Cairanne
Over the last few years we have holidayed in Provence quite frequently and grown to love the region for all the obvious reasons: Climate. Countryside. Food and Wine. Outdoor Activities. Historic Towns and Villages. The house is not overlooked and the garden and pool are very private. In the long term we may well live permanently in this house. For the time being, we are sharing our time between Amsterdam and Provence and we are pleased to rent the house out when we are not there.
What makes this Cottage unique
We fell in love with this property at first sight. Uniquely it is surrounded by vineyards on all sides but close to the village. The character of the house is typically rural but combined with an interior which meets our tastes in terms of good design. A fussy "Provence country cottage" look would not be to our taste. Le Mas du Bourellier is light, airy and stylish with a high level of attention to detail. The garden is completely enclosed, which is in unusual in these parts; ideal for those with small children or dogs. There is secure parking & garage for racing bikes and there are vines growing on all sides. The view of the mountains is spectacular. The village of Cairanne is really close and has everything you need on a daily basis. Only 5 minutes away there is a fuller range of shops. We love the wide range of local markets. There is one every Saturday in St. Cecile and most days of the week have a market somewhere if you are willing to travel a bit.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - We welcome well-behaved dogs. The garden is secureWe welcome well-behaved dogs. The garden is secure
No smoking - No smoking in house - only in gardenNo smoking in house - only in garden
Max guests: 7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Wonderful house in Cairanne
It was an absolute treat staying in this fabulous house. The interior was spacious, elegant and very comfortable. The outside was perfect with a wonderful pool close to the house and a shady, vine-covered eating and barbeque area. We so much enjoyed our stay - one of the nicest properties we have ever rented!
Great house in beautiful vineyard setting
Fantastic house with gorgeous pool and beautiful setting. Wonderful home to explore the surrounding areas. When we stayed it was extremely hot and the house stays very hot in the evening even when shutters have been closed all day. Perhaps some portable AC units for bedrooms may be an idea during hot periods. Other than this house was perfect and owner was very attentive calling to check on us after a major storm. Would recommend
Very glad you liked the house so much. Yes it was really hot when you were there. In our experience keeping the shutters closed does keep the house cool but also we have now added some more extra powerful (but quiet) fans to help with the cooling process.
A haven of peace among the vineyards
Superb place for a relaxing peaceful break. The house is really comfortable and superbly well laid out, with a shady sitting area for long lunches and dinner beside the pool. Set amidst the vineyards the only sounds you can hear are the cicadas, yet it’s still a very short cycle or drive from Cairanne for bread and essentials at the wonderful local epicerie. We have loved our second stay here just as much as our first.
A tastfully furnished, well looked after property for a perfect relaxing holiday.
Situated in the middle of vineyards an hour away from Avignon and a whole host of top quality Roman remains made for the most relaxing of holidays. The villa is well kitted out & comfortable, the small garden area is well fulrnished and the pool delightful. And the light in Provence - just beautiful.
Great that you enjoyed the house and had a good holiday. You are very welcome to return to Le Mas du Bourrelier in the future
Beautiful house and location
We adored staying in this stunning house for two weeks. It was absolutely perfect for our family of five, with a wonderfully-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, stunning outdoor entertaining areas, seclusion and tasteful furnishings. We were very close to some beautiful towns in the Vaucluse department, including Gigondas, Seguret, Rasteau and of course Cairanne very close by. We also found Orange, Avignon, L'ile sur Morgue and the Luberon to be within easy reach. And we spent plenty of time relaxing at home in beautiful surrounds, and walking amongst the vineyards. We would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a unique and unforgettable Provence experience.
This is not a coastal area. The nearest (sea) beaches and French Riviera are a couple of hours drive away. There are a number of popular 'river beaches' much closer by and they are popular sunbathing spots. Better still, less than a 30 minute drive away in Monteux is a brand new waterpark that the kids will love.
Orange and Avignon have regular TGV train services. On Saturdays in summer there is a direct fast train from St. Pancras to Avignon
The nearest airports are Avignon, Nimes (both less then an hour from the house) and Marseille (a bit more than an hour).
Heathrow - Marseille
Birmingham - Avignon
Southampton - Avignon
Gatwick - Marseille
Liverpool - Nimes
Luton - Nimes
Stanstead - Marseille
Cairanne 1.5km.St. Cecile les Vignes 5km. Orange 15km. Vaison la Romaine 15km. Chateauneuf du Pape 27km. Avignon 48km. Nimes 70km. Aix en Provence 112km. Marseille 135km.
Cairanne has a good general store, baker, newsagent, bar-tabac and a good little restaurant.
Only 4 km and you are in St. Cecile Les Vignes - 2 supermarkets, pharmacy, a wider range of shops and the nearest bank and cash machine. Good market every Saturday Morning.
15km to Vaison la Romaine: Steeped in history, Roman remains including a theatre. One of the biggest and best-known markets in the area on Tuesday mornings. Big supermarkets just outside town, DIY places, garden centres etc. Lots of cultural activity in Vaison, including a dance festival in July.
Avignon is the place for more culture and history. Lovely architecture, Palace of the Popes, theatre festival in July, the famous bridge (and an IKEA!)
The life of the countryside here is actually surprisingly lively. Pretty much every village has a 'Fete du Vin' and some of them have Fetes of quite a lot of other things as well. There is always a garage sale somewhere if you fancy some French tat for a change instead of the home-grown stuff - and just occasionally a gem.
There is lots of musical entertainment - for example locally an excellent series of concerts ''Jazz dans les Vignes'. If you need something more spectacular, there are performances of big name operas (stuff like AIDA) in the Roman amphitheatre in Orange. Tickets cost (are you sitting down?) from €50 to €150 - bring your own cushion and an umbrella in case it rains.
Of course this is wine country so Caves for tasting and buying wine are everywhere. Cairanne now has the appellation 'CRU- Cotes-du-Rhone Village" villages, which means that the wine is recognised as being on of the top "Cotes-du-Rhones" on a par with Chateauneuf du Pape and nearby Gigondas. The area is also full of restaurants of course. A three course menu costs anything between €15 and €150, depending on whether it is lunch or dinner and how posh the place is. Around € 30 average.