Provence Apartment in a 17th Century Farm House Near Avignon
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Avignon bed and breakfast description
Bed Breakfast Provence : Located in Jonquières 6 miles from Orange antique theater, and 20 minutes from Avignon in the heart of Popes's Provence and Northern sunny Vaucluse.
The Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat ( 'Mas' means 'farm' in Provence ) is a lovely old stone farm house, of typical Provençal style, which incorporates buildings dating back to the 17th Century. This bed and breakfast has been carefully renovated to preserve its authentic, rustic character and charm, without compromising the need for modern comfort in all the accommodations.
The Mas is surrounded entirely by farmland and is remarkably peaceful and secluded. The owners, Charles and Andrée Barail, both speak excellent English. They occupy the main house, and there are two self-contained studio apartments and two separate, larger two bedroom apartments available for guests. All four guest apartments have private watercloset, shower, color TV and kitchen facilities.
Breathtaking view over Ventoux Mount. Comfortable self-catering accommodations. Lots of tourism and visits in Provence. Beautiful landscapes and lavender fields. These accommodations are located near Avignon, Chateauneuf du Pape. Tour the wine route with us and enjoy unforgettable wine tasting of Cotes du Rhone wines.
The very fast TGV train reaches Avignon from Paris in only 2 hours 40 minutes and from CDG airport in 3 hours. Read TripAdvisor reviews about Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat as well as Concierge (Conde Nast) : QUOTE : 'If Charles and Andrée Barail's B&B in a 17th-century stone mas surrounded by unruly flowerbeds, lawns, and gravel terraces shaded by mature trees isn't your Provençal rural fantasy come to life, then you've got the wrong picture. The farmhouse itself has breathtaking views over acres of Rhône vineyards to Mount Ventoux in the distance. Four self-contained apartments (two studios and a pair of two-bed cottages) are decorated in that French Country style of pickled pine and dressers and rag-rolled walls so frequently and desperately imitated stateside, and have kitchens, efficient showers, comfortable beds, TVs, and Wi-fi. Air conditioning was installed in the studios in 2007; the cottages get enough breeze that you won't need it. Breakfast is continental, but superior, with products such as homemade wild fig conserve. There's also a salt-purified pool with a wave machine for serious cross-current swimming. Being some 20 minutes from Avignon, this makes a good touring base, especially for wine buffs. Given notice, Charles Barail himself will take guests on Châteauneuf-du-Pape tours, visiting his vintner friends you'd never find alone.'UNQUOTE
- On floor 2
- 45 m²
- 1 story
- Bed And Breakfast
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
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- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Wine tasting tours in the Rhone Valley,including tour to Chateauneuf du Pape. Excerpt from a guest review QUOTE 'Charles' knowledge of the wines of the region is great, and his wine tour is much more than chauffer service to local wineries. It's really about learning about the wines of the southern Rhone valley, how they're made, how they're graded, etc, and I really think we came out of the day much smarter about the wines of the region than we entered it. If it's your first experience, definitely give his tour some consideration. It's entertaining, and if you hang with it through the dinner, you'll be much rewarded. Andree made an incredible meal preceded by a blind Chateauneuf tasting for the four of us, and she and Charles are brilliant conversationalists, able to bring the wealth of experiences they have had (both pre-B&B life and current B&B life) into topical conversation about current events. We also received a couple of books on the terroir of the region.' UNQUOTE...moreless
- DVD Player
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Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Hunting Small Game
- Massage Therapist
- Hunting Big Game
- Medical Services
- Water Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Wine tasting tours including Chateauneuf du Pape, Vacqueyras, Gigondas in the Rhone Valley Review from a guest QUOTE 'If you enjoy wine (and I would imagine you would come to this area for wine tasting), Charles does an excellent wine tour. We ventured to Chateauneuf du Pape, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and a winery of Cotes du Rhone. Overall we tasted 32 wines, many of which were excellent. The tour is not rushed, but Charles ensures you get your money's worth! A bright spot was the '5 senses' tour in which you explore how wine is identified by each sense. The very comfortable Lancia Delta with glass roof he drives you around in isn't bad either. Charles and Andree were also helpful in identifying which days to go to market in surrounding towns.Overall it was a great experience that we will forever remember. It you want a tranquil Provencal experience, stay here. If you want chic and ultra-modern, you shouldn't be staying in Provence in the first place.'UNQUOTE...moreless
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True Experience of Provence !!
True Experience of Provence !!
We stayed at the property for 3 nights and we had a terrfic stay. The room was clean, spacious, and the view from the room is fantastic. The owners are easy to deal with and gave terrfic recommendations for the area. The location of the B & B could not have been better. Its a 10-15 drive to wine contry. Very close to Orange and Avignon. We loved our stay and were already looking forward to our next visit.
- Guest Rob (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Date of stay 05/09/12
- Review Submitted 05/24/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Doug and Elspeth
Doug and Elspeth
This was the beginning of our 25th Anniversary vacation and we were thrilled from the moment we walked in to the apartment. No, even before we arrived, as we called from a pizza place to say we had arrived in town. Our host came to meet us and lead us to the beautiful farm house, because it was dark by that time. In the morning, we opened the shutters to discover that indeed we had chosen a beautiful vineyard! A beautiful, delicious breakfast was served in the sitting room of teh unit, and then we were off and touring in the Peugot we had rented. The central location and the helpful French direction signs to towns along the way made driving a lot of fun. We were served some fine French Rose (not at all like the Rose we get in North America) and when I wanted to get more, it was no problem finding the local winery. There was so much to se and we tool in as much as a week would allow- Palais des Papes in Avignon, the old fortified city of Avignon, Vaison de la Romaine Roman ruins, the market at Velleron. And when it was time to leave we wanted to book a train trip to Paris, whereupon the owner spent a lond time getting us booked on te right train and making sure we had all the directions we needed. It was the best start we could have asked for, to a trip that lasted two weeks in Southern France.
- Guest Doug and Elspeth (Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/12/08
- Review Submitted 04/19/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you very much Doug and Elspeth ! Glad to remember that you have enjoyed a "real" rosé wine.... Hoping to welcoming you again at le Mas. Best wishes from Charles & Andrée
We booked this B&B based on positive TA reviews and the information on the Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat website. We were not disappointed during our two night stay while we toured the Dentelles de Montmirail and visited Chateauneuf du Pape. Charles and Andree, the owners of this attractive place, speak flawless English, and are very welcoming and helpful with advice about things such as nearby restaurants, ATM’s, etc.Our room was comfortable, tastefully decorated and clean. The small terrace outside our second floor room overlooked a vineyard and the Dentelles in the distance. A generous breakfast was served in our room each morning by cheery Andree. A bonus was the free wifi in our room.The Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat is a good value and a good base to use for visiting this lovely area of France.
- Guest Donald Belor (San Francisco Ca)
- Date of stay 04/10/08
- Review Submitted 04/10/08
Our party of three greatly enjoyed our stay at Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat in early April. Andree and Charles are gracious hosts who operate a serene and very tidy B&B in the northern reaches of Provence. We were dazzled by the endless fields of tulips backing up to the property and fruit trees in blossom at this time of year in the immediate area, proving that Provence is more than its signature fields of summer lavender. Our two-bedroom unit had a commanding view of Mont Ventoux and adjacent vineyards. It was very well maintained, private and comfortable. This is an ideal place to downshift to a relaxed and peaceful break in a gorgeous part of the world. We took advantage of the Mas' wine tour package and were glad we did. Charles was both informative and patient as we worked our way through various Rhone Valley wineries. This tour would be enjoyable and educational for both the novice and the serious oenophile, thanks to Charles' obvious passion for, and understanding of, Rhone wines (you are in safe hands as he does not sample the wares as he leads the tour). We topped off the day of touring with a terrific meal prepared by Andree back at the B&B and tasting of wines that we had expererienced during the day. All in all, we heartily recommend the Mas for its terrific combination of slightly-off-the-beaten-path location, comfortable and clean accomodations, informative (optional) wine tour and terrific hospitality extended by Andree and Charles.
- Guest Gary & Roberta (Valparaiso, In)
- Date of stay 06/01/07
- Review Submitted 06/01/07
Rates .. €800/week (2 people) €1000/week (3 persons) Per night : 120,00 € Per night : 120,00 € (2 pers) or 150,00 € (3 pers) minimum 2 nights Rates are for 2 bedroom apartment. All taxes included Smaller apartments available suitable for 2 pers. Please enquire Also payment by PayPal
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- Nearest Airport: Marseille at 20 Miles
- Nearest Train: Orange at 6 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: A7 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Camargue at 60 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Jonquières at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Orange at 6 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Jonquières at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: After many years of professional international activities Charles and Andrée have decided to operate a B&B / vacation rental in Provence. We are fluent in English and spanish (mother language is French) and we have been very pleased to welcome guests since 1995. All our apartments have been renewed and Le Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat and their owners have been given the highest possible ratings on the TripAdvisor totalling 95 % of excellent reviews.(83 reviews) We are committed to the satisfaction of our guests and do our best to reach that goal.
Why the Owner Chose Avignon:
Opportunity to live in a wonderful place surrounded by vines and at a stone's throw from most of the best vineyards of the area such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Tavel, Lirac, Cote Rotie, Saint Joseph, Hermitage, Cornas etc...
The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Who can say better than guests who have stayed with us ? QUOTE 'On a cold Canadian January 2nd, 2011 we uncorked sunshine from Provence in the form of a bottle of Le Clos de Caveau Vacqueryras, Carmin Brillant 2007. It was a delicious souvenir of our week spent at Le Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat, a delightful, centuries old farmhouse on the outskirts of Jonquière. Our hosts, Andrée and Charles Barail, were gracious, and engaging; we enjoyed their company and were grateful for their suggestions. At their recommendation, we spent our second evening at a Liszt piano concert “under the stars” at Château Saint-Estève d’Uchaux. Enchanting would be an understatement. The pianists were proficient, the atmosphere uplifting, and when we thought it could not get any better, a dinner of paella was served with fresh apricots for dessert, along with generous offerings of wine poured by the vintner. Our two sons, ages 20 and 17, were as charmed as we were by our accommodation and the outings. Before we left Canada, we had arranged to take Wine Tasting Tour #2 which included several vineyards, and a gourmet dinner back at the Mas . At the time, we wondered if the day would really be worth 1000€ (4 x 250/person). It was. We remember it as entertaining, informative, delightful —a spectacular day from beginning to end. Charles drove his Alfa Romeo with skill and vitesse ; we were his happy, and by day’s end, somewhat tipsy passengers (methinks that more wine was consumed than wasted in spittoons). Andrée rounded out the event with a delicious multi-course dinner that she prepared, and served with her understated elegance. We have wonderful memories of Le Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat, which we will recall over the next few years as we uncork more soleil de Provence.' UNQUOTE
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Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat Provence near Avignon
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A watercolor of the old 17th century Mas (a typical Provence farm house)
Andree and Charles, the owners
The lounge of one of the self-catering apartment near Avignon
Pool with counterflow stream jet. Salted water chlorine free.
Pool with safety fence at Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat near Avignon
View over Dentelles de Montmirail from the garden
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