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Provence Apartments in a 17th Century Farm Surrounded by Vineyards Near Avignon

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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. Get full details about our other apartments on our private website by searching 'Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat'.

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

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 45 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only:

        No smoking in rooms nor common areas...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed:

        some exceptions are possible. We love dogs...moreless

      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Other Amenities

          • 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

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Television:

            Bring your laptop to get your favorite programs thanks to our free wifi...moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues
          • Theme Parks
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                In the middle of vineyards, gorgeous view over the Ventoux Mountain...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Available in all apartments...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Guests with their personal laptop will have FREE access in their room to our private high speed dsl net. WiFi is available also for FREE in the garden and by the pool. A laptop will be le...moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Guests with their personal laptop will have FREE access in their room to our private high speed dsl net. WiFi is available also for FREE in the garden and by the pool. A laptop will be le...moreless

              • Dialup Access:

                Guests with their personal laptop will have FREE access in their room to our private high speed dsl net. WiFi is available also for FREE in the garden and by the pool. A laptop will be le...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance calls to USA and 102 other countries For mobile cell phones free calls only to France, USA and Canada....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Bed sheets changed every week, towels twice per week...moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Free outdoor parking...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                The washer is at the disposal of all guests. Located in the garage. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free of charge WiFi...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available:

                French continental breakfasts upon request...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    with counter flow jet stream size of pool 33 ' x 16 '. Pool with salt system (chlorine free) filtration with diatom. Anti bacteria with silver and copper ions dispenser. The cleanest pool in Provence !...moreless

                   

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                  Location

                  • Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the 'Triumphal Arch' of Orange

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                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Marseille
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Jonquières
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Orange
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Orange
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A7
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Jonquières
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Camargue

                  Car: Necessary

                  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. 'UNQUOTE

                   

                  Owner info

                  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 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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                  Photos

                  • Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat Provence near Avignon front view

                    Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat Provence near Avignon front view

                  • Salt water pool with counterflow wave

                    Salt water pool with counterflow wave

                  • Mistral bedroom

                    Mistral bedroom

                  • Pool with safety fence at Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat near Avignon

                    Pool with safety fence at Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat near Avignon

                  • View over Dentelles de Montmirail from the garden

                    View over Dentelles de Montmirail from the garden

                  • Good luck owl

                    Good luck owl

                  • Sunrise over Mount Ventoux

                    Sunrise over Mount Ventoux

                  • Google earth view

                    Google earth view

                  • Pool with counterflow stream jet. Salted water chlorine free.

                    Pool with counterflow stream jet. Salted water chlorine free.

                  • Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat breathtaking view over Ventoux Mount

                    Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat breathtaking view over Ventoux Mount

                  • The lounge of one of the self-catering apartment near Avignon

                    The lounge of one of the self-catering apartment near Avignon

                  • Entrance porch

                    Entrance porch

                  • A watercolor of the old 17th century Mas (a typical Provence farm house)

                    A watercolor of the old 17th century Mas (a typical Provence farm house)

                  • Charles and Andrée your hosts

                    Charles and Andrée your hosts

                  • Watercolor by Valenti

                    Watercolor by Valenti

                  • Drone flight over le Mas

                    Drone flight over le Mas

                  • Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat Provence near Avignon

                    Mas du Clos de l'Escarrat Provence near Avignon

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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