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Charming Villa For 6 On Grand Historic 15th Century Provencal Estate

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Three large bedrooms,3 ensuite baths. Beautiful house with old word charm.

Les Oliviers, is a charming three bedroom, three bath house cleverly installed in the historic stone building that once stored the grain for the mill. It is surrounded by century old olive trees, lavendar, thyme rosemary and other beautiful flowering plants of Provence. The living area, kitchen and dining area opens to the center courtyard where you also have a beautiful view of the brilliantly colored Bignone (climbing from the rock garden up the ancient stone wall to the forest) and a bank of lavendar and rosemary.

This house is decorated in Provencal style with high quality fabrics, furniture and antiques. It is simple, rustic yet elegant and keeps the décor of Provence alive without overcrowding with too many small objects.

The living space is airy, cozy with plenty of light. There are exposed beamed ceilings, stone walls and a large old stone chimney typical of a Provencal mas. Large French windows and glass doors create a sunny and cheerful ambiance. A nice dining area adjoins this living space and provides a nice view of the central garden. In the living area, there is also a large screen television with English channels, stereo (mp3 and usb connection) and DVD player. You can enjoy relaxing in this comfortable salon with two large sofas and upholstered chairs.

Convenient to the living space is your own private terrace with teak furniture, parasol, lounge chairs and stone barbecue. Geraniums planted all along the wall adorn this terrace in addition to the old olive trees and lavender.

Also on the ground floor there a nice size bedroom with armoir and terrace access. It includes a bath with shower (bench) and sink and a private toilet room separate from the bath, also with sink.

On the second floor reached from a beautiful stone curved staircase, there are two additional bedrooms both with high exposed beam ceilings and walls, one bedroom having retained the original stone walls. Each bedroom has plenty of light and its own private bath, sink and toilet. All are decorated in a colorful Provencal décor.

Any bedroom can be either single or king beds so if you are traveling as couples or a family, everyone will equally have a the room that is suitable for their needs.

Exterior: Private terrace (facing center courtyard) Barbecue: Teak table and chairs: lounge chairs Lower Floor:

Living area with stone fireplace: Flat screen TV, with DVD player: private phone: Stereo Radio/CD:(connection USB & SD card, MP3 compatible)

WIFI Internet access: Nice size dining area with oak table and chairs

Fully equipped kitchen with gas cook top, convection oven, microwave, refrigerator/ freezer, dishwasher and washing machine

Bedroom 1 : Single beds (can be king upon request), bright, cheerful fabric, private entrace to terrace and private bath/shower.

Upper Floor:

Bedroom 2 : Spacious with king bed, exposed beamed high ceilings, stone wall, beautiful view of olive trees, central courtyard garden, large private bath 2 person tub/shower, sink and separate toilet. Bedroom 3 : with two single beds (can be king upon request), exposed beamed high ceilings and walls, large skylight windows, private bath with shower, sink and toilet and washing machine. (Possible to add a third bed for children upon request, see rate).

More Details

Owner
Guy and Gaby
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Guy and Gaby

We are Guy and Gaby, your hosts at Moulin de la Roque in Noves Provence France.

Guy came from Belgium over 22 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.

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, 14 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 guests. When you arrive you are their guests, when you leave, you leave as their friends.

They delight in sharing their secret discoveries of Provence and get pleasure in watching their guests make and share their own discoveries.

Gaby loves to paint and often has art workshops at the mill. Guy is an avid hiker and would love to give you all his advice and discoveries of the quaint and hidden Provence wilderness.

Gaby who loves the villages and markets, cooking, décor and shopping can give you expert advice if that is your passion.

You will feel at home in Provence at the Moulin de la Roque with Guy and Gaby as your hosts.

Guy and Gaby purchased this estate in 1994

Why Guy and Gaby chose Noves

I came from Belgium 25 years ago searching for an estate in France where I could relax, engage in some agriculture and enjoy the provencal lifestyle and mild weather. I 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, I had no hesitation to begin a renovation of the property which continues even today.

I met Gaby, an American 15 years ago when she came as a guest on my estate with other artists. Air France had lost her luggage for over 10 days. At that time she spoke little French so I helped her to retrieve it. Thanks to Air France, she is still here!

Along with Gaby, we have created 9 villas or a little 'Provencal village. Each year we continue to restore and create this little village paradise for our guests. People from around the world visit the Moulin each year and are surprised by its beauty, quality and attention to detail. Some of our 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 to paint, the markets, cuisine and the charming villagesl. I am an avid hiker and together we would love to give you our knowledge of the area and our advice.

What makes this estate unique

Staying in Mas des Oliviers at the Moulin de la Roque offers a unique mixture of stunning beauty, provencal history, community,new acquaintances, seclusion and privacy. Also unique for families and groups, multiple lodgings on the same estate, each very private from the next but great for larger families and friends, art workshops. Oliviers can be combined with les Cigales (5 bedrooms) to create an 8 bedroom house with 7 baths.

Amenities

Noves Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Each bedroom has an ensuite bath. There are two baths with shower (one with rain shower) and sink (each shower has a tile bench). One bath has an oversized two person tub and rain shower. Two baths have separate toilet rooms, the other with toilet inside bath. All are decorated with nice colorful and tasteful high quality french and spanish tiles.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Any bedroom can be either king size or single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Can be king size or single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be king size or single bed
  • There are three bedrooms, one on the ground level with terrace access. Two on the second level. All with ensuite baths and toilets. Nice size decorated in Provencal style with fresh high quality fabrics, antiques and furniture. Simple but elegant. Can be either king size or single beds. Matresses are 1m80 by 2m king size and ,90 by 2 m single beds. Extra pillows, good quality linens and duvets. Armoirs and plenty of storage for your things.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We also offer massage services, chef on demand for larger groups, and we live on the estate and are available to guide you or support you however needed with medical emergencies, translation, directions, touring advice or understanding the French culture.

Reviews

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5

A Bit of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Guy and Gaby are truly wonderful and gracious hosts. All their kind advice made our stay all the more memorable. The house was beautiful, comfortable and charming. The location is terrific for exploring Provence.

I can hardly wait to come back. I highly recommend le Moulin de la Roque.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay for your "week in Provence"

  • 5 of 5

There are three aspects from our week at Moulin de la Roque that made this a perfect holiday for our adult family. Firstly it was a perfect location central to Provence and all its attractions. Whether heading east west north or south every day trip was easily accessible. Secondly the site it self is a perfect place to stay, very comfortable and with its lovely grounds and pool. Finally, Gaby and Guy were such great hosts with nothing too much for them to help us with whether where to go for dinner or what to do for a day visit. We thoroughly recommend this little piece of magic in Provence.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM
5

Splendid!

  • 5 of 5

Two dear friends, my husband and I spent a lovely week in L'Oliviers. Gabby & Guy were perfect hosts, helpful with suggestions for organizing our time. Location was ideal for our multiple day trips. The Moulin is gorgeous with spacious and perfectly groomed grounds & a perfect pool. Accommodations were very comfortable & we enjoyed cooking in the well appointed kitchen. We highly recommend this for a relaxing visit & we hope we are able to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Australia
5

Our little piece of French Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We, along with two other couples enjoyed the most wonderful week at Moulin de la Roque in the village of Noves in the south of France. The location is perfect on many fronts. It is central to all that Provence has to offer, it is private and safe, it has many accommodation options to choose from, you have a sense of being in a home away from home, it has ample parking, it is beautiful and relaxing and you have the most amazing hosts who treat you like visiting family. Guy and Gaby, could not have been more accommodating and went out of their way to ensure we had the best experience in the Provence region. They were never intrusive but always available when needed. They provided a comprehensive booklet prior to our arrival setting out valuable information on the Provence region, including directions, market days and times, recommendations and suggestions. On arrival they were welcoming and informative. My husband celebrated his 70th birthday there and Gaby helped in recommending a Chef to come and cook us a 3-course dinner which was perfect. The grounds of the estate (which includes a magnificent pool area) are kept beautifully and there is no restriction on your access. The properties are all well furnished and equipped with everything you need for your comfort and enjoyment. The walk into the village is delightful and you will find most of what you need there in the way of services (supermarket, pharmacy, post office, cafes, boulangerie, hair dressers .... to name just a few). We all had such a fun stay at this location and have only one regret and that is that it was way too short .... we would have loved to have stayed longer. I can highly recommend this property and would return again in a heartbeat ... go on, do it .... you won't be disappointed and it will be a highlight of your holiday!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Coast/Queensland/Australia
5

A Private Beautiful Gem in the Heart of Provence!

  • 5 of 5

We are six Aussie friends who have travelled the world extensively and stayed with the lovely Gaby and Guy in one of their homes on this beautiful property/hamlet. This property is made up of different accomodation options and we stayed in the lovely homely Les Oliviers. The property is surrounded by immacalate gardens and a fantastic large private pool and cabana. It is a short walk into the village of Noves and if Provence was a wheel this lovely property is located in the centre for discovering this beautiful region of France. Your hosts Gaby and Guy are delightful and went our of their way to impart their knowledge and love of this area. We took up as many of their recommendations as our too short seven days allowed us to including the in-house Chef Yvan who provided us with a culinary delight. Moulin de la Rouge is must stay in Provence and we cannot recommend them highly enough and hope you love it as much as we did. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Provence Property

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful 3 bedroom house is located on the Moulin de la Roque estate near Noves. It was restored with all the old Provence charm but also with all the modern conveniences. Large rooms, modern kitchen and bathrooms, private patio, comfortable and clean. A wonderful place to spend a Provence holiday. And the property owners/managers were very helpful and accommodating with trip planning and daily excursion advice. I hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Autoroute du Soleil A7
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Cassis
Car: recommended

IDEALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PROVENCE - The primary benefits of staying at the Moulin- in addition to the beauty, the history and the charm of the estate is the location. We are within 20 to 30 minutes from the most of the major sites of Provence such as : the Luberon (Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Ménerbes et Lacoste), Avignon and the Palace of the Popes, Chateaufneuf-du-Pape and the Cotes du Rhone wine region, the Pont du Gard, Arles, Les Beaux and the Les Alpilles. We are at 45 minutes from Aix en Provence and 1 hour from the charming seaside fishing village of Cassis or the Camargue.

We are within walking distance (800 meters) to the quaint village of Noves, very traditional and not yet spoiled by tourism. In Noves you will find nice bakeries, groceries, cafés and all the essentials you will need during your stay. You will also enjoy getting to know our locals, the amibiance and history of this quaint midievil provencal village.

Our Moulin is unique. A little provencal village or hamlet all incorporated on a magestic estate with the grandeur, space, and ambiance that goes along with that. It has been restored in a tasteful and maticulous manner keeping the history and grandeur of a century long past alive. You will feel as if you have gone back in time but will enjoy the modern conveniences and comforts of today.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $414.74

All rates are inclusive of bed, bath and kitchen linens, bath towels, taxes and utiliities. There is a supplemental fee for heating above 150 Kwh per week during months begnning in October through teh end of April. Pool towels, baby beds, high chairs and changing tables are available at no extra charge with advance notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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