|Space||645 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Elegant, Provencal style modern town-house built in the grounds of 18th Century house -The lottisment has electric gates, secure private parking and is located just 3 mns walk from historic centre of St. Remy, its restaurants and shops.
Accommodation: two bedrooms, kitchen/dining room, salon, shower room, and private terrace.
Situated in the heart of Provence: Aix-en-Provence - 45 minutes, Nimes - 45 minutes, Vaison la Romaine - 1hr.15 minutes.
Nestled in the foothills of the Alpilles the medieval village of St Remy de Provence is ‘the jewel of the Alpilles'. Away from the crowds of the Cote d’Azur, artists and celebrities are known to seek refuge here to enjoy the unhurried pace of life. With its unique link to Vincent Van Gogh, lovers of history, art, food, wine and charming boutiques will feel at home in St. Remy.
Our newly constructed house provides refined comfort in the ambiance of the original 19th Century Chateau.
Kitchen: Well equipped modern kitchen with good quality appliances.
Fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dish-washer, hob and fan oven.
Tempering this modernity are the Provencal hand painted dining table and chairs. Excellent quality cooking utensils, tableware, glassware and tablecloths are provided, for preparing the abundance of fresh produce available from local markets and gourmet shops.
Comfortable furnishings in soothing tones with traditional hand painted local furniture. For your entertainment: TV, CD’s or choose a book from the ‘biblioteque’.
Table/chairs to accommodate four people. An electric
B-B-Q Grill (George Foreman) with outside plug on the Patio to facilitate its use. Please note traditional BBQs are not allowed in the Villa Nova complex.
French doors from the Salon lead to the verdant terrace (a room from nature!) Enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine under our olive tree and listen to the babble of water from the nearby canal/irrigation system.
Shaded by a retractable awning this charming terrace is the perfect place to read or write!. However it is small and not suitable for sun bathing.
Bedroom 1 – King-size bed (6 ft) with superior density support mattresses. This charming room has hand painted bedside tables and generous wardrobe space which contains an electric fan and hairdryer.
The bedroom window overlooks Route de Rogadou and has a view of of the provencial style house and country lane in the photo.
Bedroom 2 – Small double bed (4' 6') with superior density support mattress.
This bedroom overlooks the Villa Nova Fontaine and gardens, and has a view across to the Chateau. The room is furnished with two hand painted lockers and a traditional Provencal wardrobe. Inside the wardrobe are extra blankets, an electric fan and a hairdryer.
Suitable for two children or One adult.
The landing outside the bedrooms is small 1m x 2m and leads to the shower room.
Shower Room/WC – The outer area has a WC, Wash Hand basin and heated towel rails with tiled floor and s separating wall which leads into a large walk-in shower area/wet room (6ftx3ft approx) with floor to ceiling tiling and mosaic flooring. The shower area is equipped with a strong shower and also contains a convenient wash stand.
The ancient market town of St. Remy was first settled by those fleeing the nearby Roman city of Glanum as it was sacked by Germanic tribes c.270 AD. The Excavated remains of this Gallo-Roman city are now a major archeological attraction.
Stroll along the narrow winding streets and shaded squares. Discover the ornate 17th and 18th century buildings now housing museums and art galleries.
Here in St. Remy, while being cared for in the monastery at ‘St Paul de Mausole’ Vincent Van Gogh painted more than 150 canvasses, inspired by the fields of wheat, olive trees and wild flowers of the surrounding countryside
Guided tours: Glanum (Roman ruins); St. Paul de Mausole (Van Gogh’s room); Nostradamus’ house/museum (born in St Remy 1503).
St Remy's tourist office is a leisurely 10 minutes walk from Villa Nova.
Cultural Events: Art, crafts & pottery markets, exhibitions and festivals. Van Gogh Art Centre – (18th Century Hotel Estrine),
Antiques: L’Isle- sur- la- Sorgue; the ‘antiques capital of France’ is 40 minutes away. ‘Foire de Brocantes’ (Antique markets) to be found every Sunday in one or other of the surrounding villages.
Shopping: Galerie Lafayette in the Bourse just off Marseille’s Vieux Port, is the department store the French love to shop in.
Avignon Sud: A centre Commercial just 20 minutes from St Remy.
Neighbouring villages: Les Baux des Provence (7km); Egaliere (10k); Maillane, birthplace of Frederic Mistral (7km); Maussane (9km).
I am Irish and my husband and I have been coming to France since 1991 when we first married. Every summer we holidayed in France with our 3 children in Gites rural, camp sites and self catering accommodation throughout France. We were also fortunate enough to live & work here for 2 years, send our children to school and experience French life first hand. It was always our dream to have a small place in France as an escape from our busy work lives and eventually for retirement. We visited St. Remy on a day trip in 1992 and were immediately capitivated returning to the area again and again. Eventually we were lucky enough to buy our small town house in Villa Nova which is our treasured holiday home and our retreat. We rent our home to defray the property taxes and property upkeep costs.
Margaret Clayton purchased this townhome in 2004
We were seeking a secure holiday home in a village setting. Villa Nova is just 3 minutes walk to the local boulangerie and 5 minutes from the main 'Place de la Rebublique' and 'Eglise St. Martin'. St Remy's 'Office de Tourisme' is a leisurely 10 minutes walk.
It is also within easy distance of those wonderful and well known places in Provence, Arles, Avignon, Marseilles, and the Luberon. Ski slopes at Gap and beach at Les Saints Maries de la Mer are within driving distance.
Beautiful weather, secure private house with parking, located just 5 minutes walk from St. Remy's historic centre. Art Galleries, historic monuments and Roman History.
Fresh local produce from the weekly market (Wednesdays); over 20 boulangeries to choose from; the 'Potager' across from the Church; convenient shopping.
Concerts at Orange and Avignon, browsing in the antique shops of L'isle Sur La Sorgue and Loumarin; Organ recitals in Eglise St Martin; and Saturday evening mass at St Paul-de-Mausole.
"Hi Margaret, we're home now and had the most wonderful time in St. Remy. We stayed in a few places in France during our vacation and St Remy was absolutely the highlight! We loved your place - we found it very clean and beautifully decorated, with very nice quality towels, bedding and furnishings. The courtyard setting is beautiful, and we also enjoyed bringing lunch back from the market and eating on the outdoor patio. We were there in August and there was no need at all for air conditioning, as the house stayed nice and cool. It was so lucky that the festival was happening when we were there, and we also loved visiting the Saint-Paul Asylum and other local sights. We did a lot of day trips, which were very convenient with St Remy as our base. Our kids say that the pizza cart in the centre of town has the best pizza in the world and both ate several slices while we were there! Our younger child rode the carousel many times as well. And the weather was perfect!"
We so enjoyed your most comfortable and lovely home. It was just perfect for us. We enjoyed sitting on the terrace and having a dinner at home that we bought at the market. The weather could not have been better while we were there. Did you have something to do with that? :) What a great location. We loved being able to walk into town with out having to take the car. We relaxed and rested and felt very much at home. Thank you so much for providing such a comfortable atmosphere.
We have stayed in St. Remy several times before and think that it's location in Provence is ideal for day trips to Avignon, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Arles, Aix and L'Isle sur la Sorgue. St. Remy it self has so much to offer in the way of shopping and restaurants. Not to mention the Wednesday and Saturday markets! A beautiful village.
I will be recommending your home in Villa Nova to friends and I know that they will enjoy their stay in your home as much as we did. Can't wait to come back again.
Jean and Jim
If we travel to Provence again, we would love to come back to la Villa Nova. It was quiet with a beautiful courtyard and yet only 5 minute walk to Old Town. We have travelled all over Europe, stayed in many different kinds of accommodations. This house was bright and airy. Everything was well-maintained. We recommend it highly to discerning travelers.
My husband and I have traveled Europe extensively over the last three years while living in Germany. This is the best place we have ever rented. The location is amazing. All the places that you want to see in Provence is 30 minutes to an hour away. The townhouse is a short walk to the "town square" of St Remy. Every morning we would walk to the local bakery for the best baguettes. There are several quaint shopping streets and good restaurants - all within walking distance. Plan your Wednesday to stay in St Remy, as there is a market on the square. Everything was perfect. Nice beds, good linens and fluffy towels. The kitchen is well equipped. We love our coffee and were not disappointed with the french press. The washer and dryer worked great and everything in the townhouse has easy to follow instructions. We loved having the windows opened for all the fresh breezes. This property has one bad review that I can even image to be true- don't believe it!!!! Everything is as described and even better. We loved our afternoons on the quaint terrace with an afternoon glass of Provence wine. The property owner is so nice and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this place and dream of going back again.
During our week stay, we were delighted with this charming townhouse situated on the lavender-studded grounds of a former villa. Proximity to an excellent bakery and to the heart of St. Remy within several blocks walk made for a great start to the day and easy exploration of this lively town, its wonderful restaurants and shops, and its splendid Wednesday market. Being located on a main road out of town also made getting out to explore the surrounding environs and sites easy.
The house is bright and airy with shutters and doors open. Everything was clean, well organized, and well maintained. We loved the spaciousness of the kitchen/dining area and the cozy living room that led to a small patio area, especially nice for morning coffee or an evening drink. The two upstairs bedrooms are quite comfortable, and the bathroom is nicely appointed. Armoires and a downstairs closet offer sufficient storage for clothes and suitcases. We very much appreciated the amenities such as Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, and dishwasher, as well as the starter supplies. Having a dedicated parking place within a gated community is a big plus as parking is hard to come by in busy St. Remy.
Although it was quite warm during our stay, having no air conditioning was not a problem. Rotating fans are available in the upstairs rooms. Do bring a sleep mask if you want to leave the shutters open at night for air circulation.
The townhouse is situated between two well-traveled roadways, leading in and out of town. Passing traffic does mean that some of the tranquility of the surroundings is lost; this isn’t a major drawback if you are prepared for it or are used to some street sounds. On weekends, motorcyclists and cars seemed to delight in racing noisily through town.
In terms of overall space, this small house is probably most ideal for two people, although four people can certainly be accommodated. It is a most welcoming place to return to after a day of touring.
Margaret, the owner, is as delightful as her townhouse. Her instruction manual for the house is extremely helpful, as are her recommendations for restaurants, shops, and places of interest to see. Speak with her ahead of time, and she’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have. She’ll also send you her recommendations ahead of time so you can start planning your stay in St. Remy. We are already longing to return.
I just want you to know how much we both enjoyed our stay at your town-home. Carine was very sweet and welcoming upon our arrival. We found your home to be very comfortable, and it had so many nice amenities. The kitchen was large, clean, and once we learned how to operate the stove, washer and dryer, we did well. Of course, it was great to have your instruction booklet to help us out!
The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom was clean with a great shower and we both loved the lemon/verbena soap left for us to use! We looked for some to buy to bring home, but weren't able to find that combination. :( We did buy some lemon as well as some lavender soaps, though!)
As two women staying alone, we felt very safe within the locked gates of the premises, as well as walking around the town. We enjoyed walking the pathways of Van Gogh, and we walked twice to Glanum. We were both awed by the Roman ruins. All the shopkeepers and restaurant personnel were kind and we had some great conversations with the townspeople. I especially enjoyed using my French, and was happy to hear that I spoke it well!! Having rented a car, we were able to explore the area. We especially loved Les Baux and the light show was awesome!!
It was great to have our own parking spot when returning from a day out. We found a grocery store without difficulty and even had fun exploring the different choices of food available.
We were very appreciative of having WiFi available in the home.
Thank you for all your pretrip advice and help. It made our planning that much easier. It was a pleasure to correspond with you, and your advice certainly allowed us to have such a remarkable and pleasurable trip.
This little villa is situate right on a busy, noisy, dusty street with a large trash receptacle that is emptied daily at 5 a.m. and separated from the house by a flimsy fence. The picturesque terrace shown in photos is minuscule with no room for even one chaise to recline and relax. One bedroom overlooks that street and there is no view other than a trash bin. Luxury linens mentioned in a previous review were nowhere to be seen; my bed linens were full of holes. The bathroom shower greeted us with dead flies, needed a good scrub, and shows signs of mold. All in all - the property - although charmingly furnished- is not what it's represented to be and amenities were minimal. e.g. would you expect an electric barbecue to be a George Forman grill? A White tile floor throughout proved impossible to live with, needing constant mopping. I would never recommend this listing.
Vincent Van Gogh - St Remy's most famous resident - Vincent was a patient at the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy from May 1889 until May 1890. The Asylum is a beautiful peaceful place to visit.
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
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