About the property
- Villa1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
villa de caractère dans village médiéval, zone de la Provence, Sud de la Fran
This very attractive villa is tastefully furnished to make a welcoming holiday home for a relaxing break in this special area of Provence.
You enter "Maison des Oliviers" via electronic gates and into a driveway surrounded by a beautifully planted garden that abounds in flowers and shrubs typical of the Mediterrean. There is an avenue of olive trees that lead down to the poolside (not overlooked). Many of the rooms in the villa open out directly onto the garden or the side garden.
There is a sunny, south facing terrace with an automated roof cover just outside the sitting room. A large wooden table easily seats 6 people. Note that the photos also show a shaded pergola in the garden that is also suitable for dining if you do not wish to be in direct sunshine. This is equipped with a table and 6 chairs.
On entering the front door, you have the sitting room to the left with attractive stone fireplace, leather settees and chairs, a large screen TV. There is an open area between the sitting room and the kitchen to the right hand side. There is a large dining area and a step down to a fully furnished kitchen. To the left of the kitchen is a scullery containing a washing machine, tumble dryer, and further storage. To the left of the kitchen, is the master bedroom with 2 doors that ensure it is separated and private from the kitchen area. This large bedroom has a double bed (180 x 200) and a single bed (90 x 190) with a door that leads onto the side garden. It has a shower room and a toilet en suite.
The other bedrooms are found to the right of the front door and to the right of the dining area. There are two bedrooms and a shower room in this area. One bedroom has 2 single beds (90 x 200) with a wardrobe and a chest of drawers. The other bedroom has a double bed (160 x 200) and built in cupboards and a large window onto the garden (see photos). The shower room has an italian walk-in shower, vanity washbasin and toilet.
From the sitting room there is a wooden staircase up to a mezzanine level that could be used as a study or a bedroom. There is a single mattress in this room (90 x 190).
When going to meet the owners of this property that I manage for them, the very first impression was stunning. This mature garden has been beautifully and carefully planted and was a blaze of colour as can be seen in the photographs. The pool area sits in the middle of this stunning South of France flora. Even the pool technical room has been tastefully located into a dry stone corbelled hut known locally as a borie. Olive trees add the finishing Mediterranean touch. To the left of the villa is a path that leads to the rear of the property, also with a colourful garden, and a useful washing line. There is also a stone building which will eventually be converted into a summer kitchen.
I manage a number of properties in the area and I commend this villa of 150 m2 with its 1350 m2 of garden that is rented at an extremely reasonable rate. In the high season months of July and August it is rented per week, however, outside of these months a shorter rental is possible.
The Mediterranean climate has warm, dry summers and mild winters. There are 300 days of sunshine per year, thanks in part to the wind. The Mistral pushes away the clouds and keeps the area free of pollution.
The strong sunshine and good soil means that the area has a wealth of local fruits and vegetables. In addition to sampling the many local wines, there is a wealth of locally grown produce: cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, melons, figs, kiwis, apples, tomatoes, asparagus, beans, aubergines, courgettes, etc. You can decide what you want to eat on the day and buy it fresh and add a touch of olive oil and a glass of wine to make the perfect healthy lifestyle. The terrace is such a perfect setting overlooking the garden to enjoy breakfast, lunch, aperitifs and dinner. We are waiting to welcome you.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Gill MEREDITH
My name is Gill Meredith and I manage the rental of this property for the owners. I live in a neighbouring village, St Hilaire d'Ozilhan, that is 4kms from the house. I have lived here 13 years. It is a very special area. We are surrounded by vineyards and there are superb quality wines at a very reasonable price. The vineyards provide a pretty backdrop to the region that also has sunflowers and lavender. I offer personalised wine tours if you are a wine enthusiast or a beginner. I was previously a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux when I lived in the UK and am now a member of the Compagnie de Cote de Rhone Gardoise. I will pick you up by car and introduce to the local growers.
Gill MEREDITH purchased this Villa in 2017
Why Gill MEREDITH chose Castillon-du-Gard
The property owners purchased the villa in 2017. They have tastefully furnished the house to accommodate 6 people. All renters in 2017 commented that the house was much larger than they were expecting. The interior space, the very attractive garden, and an accurately priced rental rate make this an ideal choice for couples, groups of friends or families to enjoy.
What makes this Villa unique
Certainly one of the particular benefits of this property is the garden that is not overlooked. So much of the lifestyle here in the South of France is living and eating outdoors. The villa is perfect for a relaxing vacation. The villa is a pretty stone house with large rooms giving the property a very spacious feel. The village sits in a perfect location as it is close to the A9 motorway (10 kms) but far enough not to be affected by noise or pollution. It also has a choice of airports and the TGV train that arrives into Avignon and also Nimes.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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This area has a wide ranging appeal. It is perfect for walkers, relaxers, hill climbers, those seeking cultural and historical sites, etc. The villa is just 3kms from the Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. This has been listed as a World Heritage centre. Castillon is a medieval village with properties built in the local stone that take on a golden glow in the summer evening sunlight. The village has a bakery, a post office, a cafe/bar, a newsagent, a hairdresser, and several excellent restaurants. Nearby, in the village of Remoulins, there are supermarkets and a wide selection of shops. The village is a network of small lanes that are perfect to wander around and then stop and enjoy an aperitif or an evening meal at one of the restaurants. Not to be missed is the historical town of Uzes. Its wealth originates from the 16th century when it was a textile centre. The alley ways and side streets contain many of the listed merchant houses. In the centre is the Duchy's chateau where he still resides. All around this area are shops and restaurants and the famous Saturday market fills up the central square and side roads. This area of Languedoc Roussillon is one of France's largest wine producers so the countryside is a carpet of vines and local produce. The countryside is diverse and you can go south to take in a very different landscape of salt marshes of the Camargue where you can see the flamingos in the marshes, the white horses and the bulls. If you go north you can enjoy the Cevennes mountains and their glorious colours in the autumn months. There are also a selection of Gorges and Grottos. A selection of Heritage sites are nearby: Avignon, Orange Roman Theatre, Roman arenas in Arles and in Nimes. There are many pretty hilltop villages in the area that are worth a visit such as: Baux-de-Provence, St Remy de Provence and Glanum, Aigueze, Seguret. For those who enjoy France's open air markets here are just a few and a leaflet will be available in the house: Castillon du Gard: has its own small market on Tuesdays Remoulins: market Friday (3kms) Uzes: market Saturdays which is one of the South of France’s most popular large markets (12kms). There is also a smaller market for local produce on Wednesday mornings. Beaucaire: market Thursday & Sunday (19kms) Villeneuve-les-Avignon: market Thursday (19kms) Roquemaure: market Tuesday Avignon: market every day except Monday Nimes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Monday all day & Friday (21km)