Spacious 17th Century Farmhouse on Historic Estate and Mill
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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As early as the 15th century, the Roux family was given the rights by the Pope to use the river for a flour mill, called la Roque. For over 350 years, the same owners ran this ancient flour mill and it grew to a grand status. Now called Le Moulin de la Roque (mill by the rock) Guy and Gaby have renovated these historic buildings once used to serve this flour mill into tasteful cottages and vacation villas. Authentic with orginal beams, stone walls and crisp plastered wall,
Les Cigales was converted from an old barn where the grain was stored for the old mill. Guy has cleverly incorporated five large bedrooms, four baths, a spacious fully equipped kitchen with two refrigertors and a five burner gas stove. Les Cigales retains its old world charm with all the modern conveniences for modern living.
Located on the estate of LE MOULIN DE LA ROQUE - Noves you are surrounded with twelve acres of nature and beautifully maintained grounds. The estate is hidden, gated on both sides, parking is ample inside the estate. It is situated in the heart of Provence between Saint Remy and Avignon.
Completely secluded and calm, the Moulin is accessible by two private drives shaded by old hovering Plane trees on one side and a beautiful flowing stream on the other.
Walk into our quaint village of Noves (an authentically french provencal village, no tourists) where you can enjoy the local cafés, open air market, or pick up your daily baguette at a charming boulangeri. Or, take one of the paths leading off the main garden and enjoy incredible vistas of the Les Alpilles on over 370 acres (150 hectares) of forest and hiking trials.
Baron Guy Fallon and Gabrielle, are your hosts and welcome you to stay on their estate, their home. You will of course be as independent as you wish however there is a great advantage to having the owners on site.
Nothing can ruin a vacation more than if you should have a problem in your house. With many private home rentals, you will have to contact an agency who in turn will contract for the work (and in Provence, you never know when this help will arrive as we are very relaxed here with an extradordinary amount of holidays and sacred long lunch hours.
Guy and Gaby have a full time staff to take care of your problems immediately if they should occur. In addition, they are there to provide you support for translation, introduction into the french and provencal cultures, touring advice, restaurants, medical assistance as needed and any other thing you may need, even it if is just to borrow a cup of sugar.
It is their goal to assure as much as possible that your vacation and your experience with them and in Provence is a fantastic and memorable one.
Their charming house, Les Cigales, is the perfect lodging for couples, friends traveling together, two families or one large family. It offers a beautiful panoramic view of the estate from your private Wisteria covered terrace o as it is situated to the south and the gardens and the large lawn. There are five bedrooms, three bedrooms in a wing on the ground level with three baths, three toilets (2 separate and private from the baths) and for even more convenience, a hidden vanity sink in each bedroom as well as two separate entrances from the rear of the house. Upstairs, there are two additional large bedrooms with one toilet room apart and separate from the bath, one bath/shower and for more convenience, a hidden vanity sink in each bedrooms.
Any bedroom in this house can be either two twin beds or one large king bed (1m80 by 2 meters). All matresses are new and of the highest quality for a good night's sleep.
Les Cigales is more than a rental cottage as Gaby and Guy have put many touches to make it feel like home, with fresh provencal fabrics, everything you would need in a kitchen (blender, food processer, salad spinner, loads of dishes and glasses, pots and pans of every size, toaster, microwave, two refrigerators, five burner gas cooktop, convenction oven and more and even more!
Les Cigales is one of our most popular houses on the estate due to its size, convenience and charm as well as the spectacular views. We have guests who return every year without fail to stay here. If this is your dream, reserve early to get your choice of dates!
Do not be concerned about others on the estate. Unlike many other hamlet type accomodations that can be crowded and each unit very close and on top of one another, each farmhouse at Moulin de la Roque is spacious, independent private and neatly nestled into the ambiance of the old mill and grand estate. Every terrace and garden has been carefully thought out to provide the maximum privacy for our guests. The estate itself is very spacious and you will not feel the presence of others except as you pass each other perhaps on the lane to Noves or perhaps at the pool.
Another benefit to les Cigales is that it can be combined with another house to become one large 8 bedroom, 7 bath house with a large reception area inbetween for your meals together or just cocktails or extra storage space.
Please take a tour of the estate on our website on our VRBO page or just type in Moulin de la Roque, Noves on google. You will also find numerous reviews the link to which is on our website.
AN INSPIRING SETTING for your provencal vacation as couples, families, friends, painting workshops, or any other type of group, the Moulin de la Roque can accommodate almost any requirement.
Available are large salons for groups,a large secluded swimming pool with surrounding terrace, covered cabana and pool house with shower and toilet facilities, a petanque court (Provencal ball game),two trampolines, and other recreational facilities for children as well as adults.
An expansive lawn allows for beautiful views and lots of space to run or play for the children.
Keywords: provence, saint remy, charm, self catering cottage, mill, mas, farmhouse, vacation , home,holiday, hammeau historique, arles, avignon, provence, luberon, les alpilles
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- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (3) Bedrooms can be both single or king. Two bedrooms will be prepared as king, the others as single unless otherwise requested. Advance notice required for desired setup., Twin or Single Beds (2) Any bedroom can be both single or king. Advance notice required for desired setup., Baby Cribs (1) Crib, baby chairs and changing tables are available free of charge with advance notice. Your children are welcome!...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Trampolins, pétanque court, 150 acres of hiking trails in forest adjancent to property, badmitton, pingpong, foosball and games for children. Surrounded by a lovely flowing river one one side and large cliff and forest on the other. Swimming, lounging on your private terrace, swimming pool or just soaking in the beauty of the estate..long walks in the forest or to our ancient village of Noves. Perfectly centrally located to see Provence....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils:
Five burner gas stove, convection oven, microwave, two refrigertors and plenty of cooking space. Large windows bring in lots of light and give views on the expansive southern lawn and garden....moreless
Deck / Patio:
You have an attached very large stone terrace with teak table and chairs as well as lounge chair. There is also a nice barbecue grill incorporated into the stone for your outdoor cooking needs. Covered with Wysteria vines for sun protection in summer and fantastic views of the southern garden and lawn....moreless
- Kayak / Canoe
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
Tucked away yet very convenient to the southern garden and the lodgings, you will find a sizeable swimming pool (25 ft. by 50 ft.) with plenty of space to lounge in the sun or the shade. Two cabanas with games and one with shower, changing and toilet facilities. The pool is secluded from the estate as it is surrounded by tall flowering hedges (Lauriel Rose). The large terrace around the parameter allows plenty of space to spread out in your lounge chair. And, for your convenience there is a pool house complete with changing, shower, and toilet facilities. There is also a large cabana where you can play games, or rest in the shade. In addition, a small grassy lawn and large Weeping Willow tree create a cool atmosphere on hot days....moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Late Fall - Oct
Oct 16 - Oct 29, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Early Spring - Mar -Apr 2017
Mar 4 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay
Spring - May 2017
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay
Early summer - June 2017
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Summer - High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Early Fall - Sept
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Early Oct - 2017
Sep 30 - Oct 13, 2017
7 night min stay
Late Oct 2017
Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $380.30
Closed for winter, - November 5, 2016 to March 4, 2017
Reservations are confirmed by a deposit of 30 percent of the full rental rate. The balance of the rental is due 60 days in advance of the rental date. Rentals of more than 2 wks, separate.We accept French cheque, bank wire transfer or PayPal (credit card or bank transfer). A security deposit of 350 Euros will be due upon arrival in cash Euros and returned at the end of your stay less any damages
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Beautiful, historique old mill and estate conveniently located between Avignon and Saint Remy de Provence. Renovated, garding old world charm and history with modern conveniences; Self catering villas from 2 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms. See website www.moulindelaroque.com for more information....MoreCollapse
Wine tours, bicycling tours, trekking, local festivals, antiquing, wildlife tours, historique momuments, local daily outside markets, cooking classes, wine tours and art workshops.
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: We are Guy and Gaby, your hosts at Moulin de la Roque in Noves Provence France. Guy came from Belgium over 25 years ago searching for an estate in France where he could relax, engage in some agriculture and enjoy the provencal lifestyle and mild weather. He found such a place in the Moulin de la Roque. He found such a place in the Moulin de la Roque. An historique old flour mill (dating back as far a the 1500s), located in the countryside, near a small village but not far from Saint Remy and Avignon. It was nestled up to a mountain and rock cliff and surrounded by a lovely river. There were fields of orchards and a small vineyard. The only problem was that most of it was in ruins. Being an engineer by education, Guy had no hesitation to begin a renovation of the property which continues even today. An historic old flour mill (dating back as far a the 1500s), located in the countryside, near a small village but not far from Saint Remy and Avignon. It was nestled up to a mountain and rock cliff and surrounded by a lovely river. There were fields of orchards and a small vineyard and a grand chateau. The only problem was that most of it was in ruins. He had no idea what he would do with it however, being an engineer by education and an architect at heart, he had no hesitation to begin a renovation of the property which continues even today. Guy met Gabrielle (Gaby), an American, 15 years ago when she came as a guest to the Moulin with some artists to paint. Air France had lost her luggage for over 10 days. At that time she spoke little French so he of course helped her to retrieve it. Thanks to Air France, she has never left.! Some say she is still there waiting for her luggage to arrive. Guy and Gaby are passionate about their mill and their Provence and love sharing both with their gue
Why the Owner Chose Noves, France:
They have created 8 villas or a little 'Provencal village. Each year they continue to restore and create this little village paradise for their guests. People from around the world visit the Moulin each year and are surprised by its beauty, quality and attention to detail. Some of their best compliments are 'it's so beautiful, even better than the internet site!' We enjoy being your hosts and treat you as if you are a guest in our home. We are there to provide you with advice on the area, reservations for restaurants, help if you are sick or lost or any other support you may need. You arrive as guests and you leave as friends. The little piece of paradise was created with you in mind. We are passionate about our estate, Provence and about you, our guests. Gaby loves cusine, the ambiance and charming villages, the markets of Provence and people, especially our guests! I am an avid hiker and adventurer and together we would love to advise you to make the most out of your stay in Provence.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Staying in Les Cigales at the Moulin de la Roque offers a unique mixture of stunning beauty, provencal history, community,new acquaintances, seclusion and privacy. As it is also the home of the owners who live full time on the estate, Guy and Gaby, your English speaking hosts and their staff, will provide you with whatever you need. You will have privacy and support at the same time, a great combination for the successful vacation. , It takes “self-catering” to another level! The chateau-like atmosphere of the estate provides a wonderful ambiance to either stay on the estate or to come home to every night after touring the area. The spacious grounds and structure of the estate are magnificient. The large swimming pool is secluded and secure for children. And in addition, there is a large park for children with plenty of games, including two trampolines. The small neighboring village of Noves, is in short walking distance from the estate. It is quaint and still holds onto the traditional provencal way of life. Charming and historic, it is relatively unknown so free of tourists and souvenir shops. It has all the provisions you will need for your stay-and friendly people who adore the occasional visitor from abroad. Centrally located in the heart of Provence, the estate is close to just about any major site, most within 20-30 minutes. (Such as Avignon, Chateauneuf du Pape, Pont du Gard, the Luberon (Gordes, Bonnieux, etc.) Arles and the Camargue, and the Les Alpilles (Saint Remy and Les Baux). For groups, the estate is ideal as each family or group, can take a house, all just around the corner, maintaining their privacy as a family or group, yet easily coming together in the large dining areas or terraces of each other’s homes for meals. And there is a lodging for every budget. Just adjacent ,there is a large forest,and mountain where you can take hikes each day in the midst of wild rosemary and thyme and enjoy the views.
- Primary: ++33 04 90 92 95 11
- Secondary: +33 658760311
- Tertiary: +33 629608165
Links to more information:
Imagine yourself here enjoying a lazy afternoo relaxing by the pool.
Estate, Manor house, residence to Guy and Gabrielle
History and charm...at Moulin de la Roque
Southern Gardens, View of Les Cigales
Fresh peaches anyone? The terrace of Les Cigales.
Large dining area, open to living area and terrace
Master bedroom, sunny, bright, quiet and provencal....
Bedroom on upper level, bright and cheerful with traditional provencal fabric. King size or single beds, your choice.
The entrance to the estate..surrounded by a beautiful river.
Entrance from Noves, path to the village.
The ancient Tuilerie where the teracotta roof tiles were made.
Our entrance to the estate from Noves
Come visit us in the manor house if you need advice or assitance or just for a chat.
The spacious grounds and large lawn create a magical green space in an otherwise very dry climate. Kids will love to play in all security while parents relax on their private terrace. Couples or friends will just enjoy the view and a nice stroll along the river.
Stunning views of the estate from your terrace.
Beautiful bright kitchen with 5 burner gas stove, cvc oven, 2 friges and lots of space! All modern conveniences, fully equipped to create your best provencal meal!
Antiques and provencal decor in each bedroom. All are unique. Each bedroom also includes a hidden vanity sink for extra convenience.
Any bedroom can be either king size (1m80 x1m80) or single beds -your choice
One of four baths in this house.
The old mill bridge. You must enter the estate by one of two bridges crossing our river. The other side is are grand cliffs and a beautiful forest for hiking.
Our olive tree and lavendar gardens.
Evenings at the Moulin are magical!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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