About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Our lovely village home is nestled in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône. Located in Mollans sur l'Ouveze, MaisonMollans is steps away from the village's historic, 18th century fountain.
Its comfortable living quarters are the perfect base for exploring the vineyards, lavender fields, and local markets that surround us. This multi-level house has a comfortable living-dining area with a fold-out bed, a WC right off the kitchen and two bedrooms. The first is equipped with its own shower and sink and a double bed, the second has two twin beds and is on the same level as the separate bath/shower room and second WC.
Owned by two cookbook authors and cooking teachers, the kitchen is well equipped and our spacious dining room table or our rooftop terrace are the perfect place to enjoy the market finds and lovely wines while soaking up the Provençal sun.
Mollans itself offers two cafe/bars, two bakeries,a grocery store, butcher shop, casual pizza place and a restaurant. Play boules with the locals or stroll over the bridge to the Bar du Pont to sip a pastis and watch the village go by while the Ouveze river murmurs below.
Small restaurants are everywhere in the area, offering seasonal dining at a reasonable price. We're minutes from Vaison-la-Romaine, with its Roman ruins, movie theater and charming old town, or about an hour to Avignon and all its possibilities. Go antiquing at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or take a day trip to the Mediterranean. No matter what you choose,you'll be glad you came and stayed with us.
Mary Ellen Evans
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- Mar 14, 2018
About Mary Ellen Evans
Mary Ellen Evans and Hallie Harron are two cookbook authors and cooking teachers who love France. They found their ideal house in Provence while conducting food tours and decided to make their dream of living in France a reality. Now they share that dream with others by renting the house while they're back in the US.
Why Mary Ellen Evans chose Mollans-sur-Ouvèze
We found our perfect house while attending the Journees Gourmandes in Vaison la Romaine. We knew the area and loved the vineyards, markets, and relaxed atmosphere. The unpretentious but charming character of our village confirmed our choice.
What makes this House unique
We love sitting on our terrace and having a morning coffee or an evening aperitif. Unlike many village houses, our home is full of light from the many windows facing out on the field below. As wine and food lovers, we have access to fabulous Cotes du Rhone wines, multiple markets, plus an olive oil mill, two bakeries and an excellent butcher shop right in the village. We can stroll across the bridge and sit and watch the local world go by from the patio of the Bar du Pont or head out to visit Roman ruins,hike up nearby mountain trails or drive through lavender fields in season. We can take our pick of great restaurants surrounding us and make sure to have an up to date listing available to our renters.
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Early autume in Provence
We had a very enjoyable visit in this home in Provence. The home and location was just as described. After shopping at the Sat. market the two evening dinners we prepared in the gourmet kitchen make us feel totally at home. We barbequed a third dinner looking out the roof top patio at a beautiful Provence sunset. One highlight of our visit was a climb to nearby famous Mt. Ventoux site of the Tour De France. The views from the top of both Provence, the Italian and Swiss Alps were spectacular. The owner responded quickly to any questions that we had, and we would recommend this rental to our friends.
Feeling at home in the Provence.
We spent seven weeks in Europe this fall and without a doubt our week at Maison Mollans was the most memorable. We spent most of the week roaming the nearby villages, there by car, and then exploring the little towns on foot. We went into Vaison-la-Romaine every other day, but we also used the local grocery store, the butcher and the baker. The town is very quiet, very romantic. We spent quite some time on the terrace by the bridge and by the fountain right by the house. The house itself is an adventure (we didn't find the second WC till the second day!), the kitchen is well supplied, the upstairs terrace was wonderful and also well equipped for dining al fresco.
The property was everything advertised and then some. Mary was most helpful with any kind of info that would make our stay easier. When we first arrived we missed the mailbox we had to look for, but a lady further up the street brought us back down towards the fountain and Maison Mollans. We knew right then that strangers were welcome.
This was excellent value for money in a lovely part of Provence.
We Loved our stay at Maison Mollans!
The house is in the heart of a charming village, next to the village fountain. Just steps away are several small shops and little cafes. The village is surrounded by vineyards, olive orchards, and is within easy driving distance to larger cities and sites. The house itself is easy, comfortable and relaxing. The owners are very easy to deal with. This was our first international travel in many years and we look forward to returning for another visit.
We had a great time, and the house and village and surrounding markets, etc., have everything one needs.
I stayed here in August and expected a comfortable house in a beautiful area. I was stunned by how great this house and the accommodations are. A very well appointed living room/dining room. Two good, modern bathrooms and of course a gourmet equipped kitchen. Even more spectacular are the views out of every room of a gorgeous hillside and valley behind the house. The medieval town of Mollans is beautiful too with many hidden surprises. Don't miss the pizza truck on Monday night. There are many fine restaurants with 20 to 30 minutes to choose from when you don't want to exercise the fine kitchen. Maison Mollans is an exceptional value for any traveler.
Cote du Rhone is every where too
Summer week in Mollans
What a cozy, wonderful place to stay. Just steps from the village fountain, where locals go to fill up on the spring water. Go watch (or play) boules (like bocce) on the town court, which is huge and less than 1/2 block away. Within a couple of blocks are a butcher, restaurants, grocery store, a couple of bakeries, bars, etc. It's slow-paced, locals type of an environment. The house itself is not fancy, but is pretty and has everything you'll need and then some. You will feel like a local. We stayed in and cooked many of our meals (that's our family in the picture), including the owners' chicken recipe - yum.
Make certain to visit out of the way places. Very close to this house (within a few miles) is a locals spot on a river where you can wade in ankle deep water way up a canyon. Bring a picnic, sunscreen and a bottle of wine. Make sure to ask the owners for directions.
Take a day trip to Pont du Gard and rent kayaks to paddle underneath. It's a breathtaking way to see the 2000 yr old bridge.
You can't beat this place for the price, especially if you want to be out of the way in a beautiful, quintessentially Provencal village.
Wine tasting, local markets, bicycling