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Christmas & New Year, Wonderful Family Friendly Country House on Vineyard

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Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Mas Meyeau, 270m2, 5 BDR, 4 Baths Magnificent House, Stunning Views on Ventoux

Welcome to mas Meyeau!

In 2016, enjoy Christmas on a vineyard!

Close to several major transport hubs (Avignon TGV is 40 minutes away, Marseille airport is 70 minutes away), this mas is situated at the entrance of the charming Provencal village of Cairanne, and surrounded by orchard, olive trees and luscious wine vineyards. Mas Meyeau is a superb holiday rental offering the level of accomodation expected by a discerning international clientele in search of a true Provencal experience.

The 5-bedroom Mas Meyeau (270m2 or 2906 Sq Ft) is designed to accomodate up to 10 people (12 if using the two spare beds), giving much space and privacy, an ideal place for friends gatherings and family parties. Mas Meyeau is also an ideal wedding destination that can accomodate the nuptials for an unforgettable venue.

Set in a magnificent garden lined with centuries old plane trees, this villa offers grand and voluminous spaces both interior and exterior, completed with a beautiful natural concrete swimming-pool, size 59ft x 16ft5 (18x5m), secured with a fence and two gates.


Ground-floor :

- A common & spacious entrance hall

- Two large living/dining and kitchen areas

- Two sculleries, each equipped with a sink.

- Two toilets.

First Floor

One master suite with a king bed (plus a third daybed) & full private en suite bathroom, private toilet.

Two bedrooms, each with a king bed (one on the 2 has a third daybed) with en suite bathrooms, shared toilet..

Two bedrooms with a king bed, shared bathroom and shared toilet.

All bedrooms have magnificent views on mont Ventoux and property vineyard.

All king beds 5ft x 6ft6 (1.80mx2.00m) can be split into 2 singles.

All bedrooms are equipped with AIR CONDITIONING.

A perfect combination of traditional charm of Provence with contemporary design and modern amenities.

All beds are made upon clients'arrival. Bed linen is all fine cotton.

Bath towels, table mats, dishcloths, swimming pool towels are also made available upon arrival.

One can relax and refresh in the lovely swimming-pool 59ft x 16ft5 (18mx5m) surrounded by Côtes du Rhône vineyards and overlooking Mt. Ventoux. Several lounge chairs are provided, or simply stretch out on a towel in the lawn surrounding the pool.


-The romantic Mas Meyeau house is located in Provence and surrounded by its own vineyard. It is close to several places worth visiting like Avignon with the historical Pope Palace, l'Isle sur la Sorgue for Antiquing, Orange for the Opera Chorégies Festival and its Roman Theater, Vaison la Romaine for its Dance Festival and Antique Remains, the Luberon for its Lavender fields, St. Remy de Provence for its Provence street Market, Aix en Provence as historical student-city and Uzès as a medieval and 16th century old town

-Several easy driving distance villages like Séguret, Roaix, Gigondas, the Crestet, to name a few are charming, old and some perched on the rocky chain Dentelles de Montmirail amidst beautiful nature, made of oaks, pines, olive trees and, of course, vines. All between to 10 mn driving.

-For each day of the week is a street market all year long, in one or the other charming towns that are close to the property, any more picturesque than the others. There is a street-market on Tuesday in Vaison-la-Romaine, Thursday in Orange, Friday in Carpentras

-Wine lovers are welcome to enjoy a private wine-tasting organised in the winery by the English-speaking owner, Nick, a highlight in people'stay in this region, due to Nick's deep knowledge and passion for the area. Both, him and his wife, Sabine, would be only to pleased to give ideas on things to do or see in the region.

More detailed Information about the house, the region, restaurants, activities is made available when booking.


- Situated at 1 km of the village of Cairanne, via a little countryside road.

- Cairanne is one of the most famous producing wine villages of the Southern Rhône Valley in the Vaucluse.

. The village provides day to day main shops : a grocery store, a bakery, a newspaper stand, a post office, a hair salon and a recommended and enjoyable bistrot style restaurant.

- Within 5 to 15 minutes driving, there are bigger towns and villages offering different style of more or less sofisticated restaurants.

- Nearest one star Michelin restaurant at 10 minutes driving.

- 2 and 3 stars restaurants, both at 60 minutes.


(to be organised prior to arrival)

- A private cooking Chef, highly recognized for his exceptional classic French cuisine, can cater for you at the mas Meyeau. He has worked for 1 and 2 stars restaurants in France and in London. Please inquire.

- Cleaning service is also availabe. Please inquire.


-The walking and cycling tracks either from the property or in the hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail are perfect to enjoy the nature or for sportive trips by mountain bike.

- Prior to arrival, Cycling Tours and 2CV mythic car rental can also be organised from the property.

- Rock climbing in the Dentelles de Montmirail

- Tennis courts in different places

- Beautiful golf course in Camaret

- Horse riding for adults and children

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Sabine Thompson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Sabine Thompson

I am French, born and raised in Southern France and with my English husband Nick we have been running this property for several years, first, to make wine.

Sabine Thompson purchased this house in 2005

Why Sabine Thompson chose Haut-Vaucluse

My English husband, Nick, and I, Sabine, have managed this vineyard for some twenty years. Charmed by the site, we decided to develop one part of the buildings into holiday accommodation, thus sharing our enthusiasm with our holiday guests.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Mas Meyeau as well as the stunning views of the surrounding hills. All this in the shade of more than a hundred year old plain-trees.

A true characterful place to be discovered.

Guestbook comments from the owner

... the best way possible!

Thank you for the views, smells, wine, your friendship and 'cave'.

We are enriched!
May 2013
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Christmas & New Year, Wonderful Family Friendly Country House on Vineyard
average rating of 4.814815 based on 33 reviews

Fabulous house in a beautiful corner of France!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic holiday at L'Ameillaud, it really was perfect. We were 9 altogether, also coming and going at various times, and the house worked very well for us. So lovely and restful and so light everywhere with soft muted colours , and excellant air conditioning in the bedrooms, which was definitely needed as the weather was 34C on several days. We were very fortunate to be about at the start of the grape harvest in the area, which was very interesting for us as each Domaine, and there were very many, had there own distinctive rose' and red wine and it was so easy just to turn up and taste!

This whole area of Provence spoils one for choice with the plethora of beautiful hill side stone villages, wonderful gastronomic restaurants and of course, wine!

Nick and Sabine were very welcoming and helpful hosts, suggesting restaurants and Domaines to visit and lots of "stuff" to do in the area, such as driving to the top of Mount Ventoux. We also took our 2 small dogs and L'Ameillaud was perfect and safe for them . Loved the Two weeks we were there and highly recommend this property and this part of France! Thanks so much Sabine and Nick. Regards Rob and Shellee Lawson

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shellee and Rob, Many thanks for your kind words. As Shelle says there is still something pleasantly natural about the villages that ....the area. The region offers an alternative to some of the better known valleys of Provence. wine and fine dining are a happy marraige to be taken both separately or together and there is much to discover. as per the dogs we don't normally accept them but on this occasion yours showed excellent training. Hope to see you all again, Nick and Sabine
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Fabulous stay in great property-highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at L'Ameillaud. We were 12 people and the house was very roomy and comfortable. The pool was a lot of fun. Waking up and picking cherries and other fruits from the trees was a real treat. So was roaming the quiet countryside near the house. Eating in the outside tables was also great fun.

Sabine and Nick could not have been nicer, more pleasant, or more helpful. They helped me with a package that I needed sent to the house before the holiday. When the cook that they had arranged to help us with meals had to leave last-minute due to a family emergency, Sabine took over the cooking and made us amazing food. They helped us find restaurants in the area, order a chef over to cook a special meal, and many other things. Nick also gave us a very interesting tour of the vineyard. We sincerely felt that they are going out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. They have made this a very memorable trip for all of us and we sincerely appreciate all their efforts.

I highly recommend the property and would certainly rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are only too pleased Uri to see how much you enjoyed your stay. We very much hope to see you another time at mas Meyeau! Although there are only 5 bedrooms, therefore ideal for 10 people, the two largest bedrooms each about 28m2 (300sq) have a spare bed. Food is also an important element when traveling to France. This is why we are keen on being able to recommend good restaurants around (quite a few are Michelin starred), order a Chef over to cook a special meal or having amazing meals delivered. Although unexpected I enjoyed cooking for you all. Perhaps I will do it again! As a passionate winemaker, Nick is always only too happy to share his knowledge and experience with our guests. Best wishes Nick & Sabine
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We loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sabine and Nick,

We loved our stay at your wonderful house! We had so many people coming and going all the time it could be confusing! Everyone enjoyed themselves with the downtime at the house between the Euro cup games and venturing out to watch the Tour de France.

The house was well appointed with all the cooking and serving utensils required for everyone - for a couple of days with 11 people, it never seemed crowded or overwhelming! Everyone enjoyed the pool, drinking wine and dining around the large table outside. And we especially loved having Nick show us all the vineyard and winery, how the grafting was done and explain the wines!

We also loved meeting two of your lovely daughters and spending some time with your wonderful family - what a treat.

We will always have great memories of our stay there, and if you ever plan a trip to the states and to Colorado - please let us know!

Many thanks - and best wishes to all

Lynn and Rob Davidson

Centennial Co

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn and Rob, We were evidently very happy to welcome you here at mas Meyeau. Space is often a luxury. We have this at the mas Meyeau and it seems to greatly appreciated. A three weeks stay is a venture particularly given the movement of people during that period. We were impressed by your management. Your comments on the kitchen and the equipment are appreciated, particularly coming from a "cordon bleu"! Vines and wines are an integral part of our activity and it is a pleasure for Nick to set up Wines Tours and share with our guests his knowledge and enthusiasm. One day, who knows, we will see you in Colorado! We hope to see you another time here in Provence! Best wishes, Sabine
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Très belle maison,bien entretenue,propre.

  • 5 of 5

C'est une très belle maison,très bien rénové...calme et très bien pour une famille ou entre amis.

Les propriétaires sont très gentille et discret....

On a passer belle vacances.

Merci pour Mme.Thompson.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On vous remercie Annie d'avoir choisi notre maison pour vos vacances depuis la Belgique flamande et avec votre famille. Revenez nous voir!
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The stay was perfect for our big family.

  • 5 of 5

I think it is great for big families because you have two separate entrances and like two houses put together. The house is also lovely decorated with care to the detail. The restrooms were very comfortable and roomy. The surroundings with the vineyards were fit for my little daughter. We could always play football outside or take a little walk trough the vineyards.

I also enjoyed the beautiful views from the big windows in every room.

The stay was perfect for our big family. Enough room for everyone but also the possibility for privacy if needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to see how much you have enjoyed your stay at mas Meyeau. Autumn is always a very colorful Season thanks to the vineyards'foliage and also thanks to the very special and beautiful sky lights. With kindest regards. Sabine and Nick
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Great property in a very convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Sabine and Nick are great hosts. It was harvest time and as the house is located within the vineyard, we experienced the gathering and winemaking process. Very educative.The house is well appointed, reliable wi-fi, quiet and away from traffic. Plenty of room for a large gathering. Suitable for two couples as well which we were. Close to the village of Cairanne and not far from the villages of Gigondas, Sablet and Seguret where there are many wine tasting experiences as well as fine dining opportunities. This was our fourth trip to this area of Provence and it could not have been better. Many thanks to Sabine and Nick.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments George! We always do our best to be welcoming and thanks to the property's large grounds discretion can also be guaranteed. Grape picking takes a bit more than two weeks. It is hard work but also a joyful time for all not only on the domaine but also in the region. The Ouveze Valley with its more or less seven producing wine villages is very interesting either for tasting but also for its picturesque sides. More good restaurant "bonnes tables" are to be discovered from year to year in this part of Provence. It was great pleasure to meet you!
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Côteaux et Fourchettes
Théâtre antique d'Orange
Palais des Papes
Pont du Gard
Université du vin
Collection Lambert Avignon
Canoë Evasion
La Scourtinerie Sarl
Biscuiterie de Provence
Le Tourne au Verre
Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
36 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Orange sud
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Tourne au Verre
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
mont Ventoux
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Cairanne is a little village situated in Provence and reputed for its wines. On our vineyard you will have the possibility to participate in Wine Tastings and Cellar Visits. Half way between Vaison-la-Romaine and Orange, two Vaucluse county's roman cities that are also worth visiting for their open street markets.

Vaison has also created a reputation for its Dance Festival in July as well as Orange for its Lyric Music Festival. Enjoy also a visit of an olive oil mill, tremendous walks in the Dentelles de Montmirail or a bicycle tour in the mont Ventoux area as well as Wine Tours and Cooking Courses.


Rates & Availability

Cairanne House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Fall Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Winter Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Christmas & New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Season
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Spring Season
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Season1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Season 2
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Medium Season
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Season
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 2.0%

- Bed linen, bath towels, table mats, swimming towels, all included.
- A refundable deposit of 750€ per week will be asked upon arrival against eventual damage or breakage. This will be refunded within a few days (no more than two weeks).
- On arrival an additional fee of 110€ is requested for end of stay cleaning.
- 3 Nights minimum Short Stays also available in Low Season. Please inquire
- Please note that in Winter Season or when needed a supplement of 120€ is requested for heating.
- Pets are accepted by prior arrangement with the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cairanne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 270 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , A double sinked bathroom plus intalian shower and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , A double sinked and italian shower bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , A single sinked and italian shower bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , A double sink plus italian shower bathroom
  • Three out of four equipped with double hand basins. Three out of four bathrooms are en-suite.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , All single beds are convertible into king size beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Single beds convertible into king size beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Single beds convertible into king size beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , Single beds convertible into king size beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Single beds convertible into king size beds
  • As from 2016 all bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning. Each one has also large windows overlooking vineyard, countryside and Mont Ventoux. Extra comfort pad provided to put on top of the mattress. All linens provided : sheets for all beds, duvet for each bed, pillows. Twin/single : 90 cm wide. King : 180 cm wide. Two baby cribs are made available in the house.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Courtyard
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
On demand we can offer other services such as : Arrival meal delivery (price on demand) Meals delivery during your stay (price on demand) Basic grocery buy (price on demand) Baby-sitter (price on demand) Extra cleaning (price on demand) Extra linen and towels (price on demand) Private chef (price on demand) Airport or station lift (price on demand)

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