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Set within the framework of the breathtaking Alpilles hills, this cottage stands in grounds of 2 hectares (5 acres), about 1km from the centre of Eygalières - regarded by some to be prettiest village in Provence - and reached by a mostly unmetalled lane. The owner's family occupy two adjacent properties but they share none of the facilities of the cottage nor affect its privacy: there are no other houses within several hundred metres. All rooms in this cottage open to a partly-walled terrace with sun canopy, table, parasol and chairs and the excellent 12m x 6m pool (0.8-2.5m deep), beyond which a gently terraced garden gradually fades into the hillside, rising into the glorious Alpilles hills, their lower slopes taken up by olive groves and vineyards. A paradise of tranquility and yet within 20 minutes drive of Avignon and 1 hour of Marseille airport.
The nearest beach is at Fos sur Mer, about 50km due south of Eygalières, normally about 1 hour's drive.
A little further away, about 1 hour 15 minutes drive through the fabulous Camargue National Park, is the beach resort of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, famous pilgrimage destination for thousands of Roma Gypsies every year.
Marseille airport is just 65km away (about 50 minutes drive) and the smaller airport at Avignon just 25km away (about half an hour).
There is also a TGV railway station 35km away in Avignon.
To drive from Calais the distance is just over 1000km (about 9 hours without stopping).
Avignon 32km - famous for its Bridge, Ancient Town Centre, Medieval Ramparts and Arts & Cultural Festival.
St Rémy de Provence 12km - birthplace of Nostradamus and also made famous by the painter Vincent van Gogh.
Arles 42km - famous and important for its Roman history (Roman Theatre, Amphitheatre, Acqueduct and Mill to name but a few) and also renowned for its links with artist Vincent van Gogh.
Aix en Provence 61km - a simply beautiful city rich in History, Culture and Art.
Eygalières provides a full range of facilities, including 2 bakers, butcher, grocer, market, 2 cafés, several restaurants, newsagent, post office and some tennis courts.
Bicycle hire is available in nearby St Rémy de Provence - there are some lovely bike rides to enjoy locally.
There are also some beautiful walks and trails in the Alpilles hills nearby.
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Sep 17 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$260|
Please note that all bookings and contracts for this property are handled by Martin Sturge of Holiday in France in Bath, who has had over 35 years experience in letting houses in France.
Changeover Day is normally on a Saturday, but other days and durations possible outside high season and by negotiation. Rentals normally run from 6pm on day of arrival, vacating normally by 10am on day of departure.