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19th C. Farmhouse, Beautiful Pool & Garden, Nr Avignon/St-Rémy

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms w. en suite bathrooms & air-conditioning, (Sleeps 4-10)

Newly restored 19th century farmhouse, Mas des Grand' Terres, is situated in a quiet residential area on the edge of the village of Rognonas, just outside Avignon. Very comfortable, tastefully decorated and well equipped throughout, this is an ideal base for visiting Avignon, St-Rémy, Arles and the wine producing areas of the Cotes du Rhone.

The house is available to rent only as a whole - 4 bedrooms, each with air-conditioning/heating and en-suite bathroom - but during Spring and Autumn there is a discounted price to those not wishing to use all 4 bedrooms.

Guests have unrestricted access to our 8000 square metre (2 acres) garden includes a 12m (40') swimming pool, poolside kitchen and games area and quiet places to slip away and relax.

Mas des Grand' Terres provides and ideal base for touring, for walkers and for cyclists as well as those who are looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun. We are just a 5 minute walk from the village with bakers, a small supermarkets, butcher, deli, bars and a restaurant.

The opening of a new bridge means that we are now only 10 minutes drive from Avignon's TGV station.

Keywords: Mas, air conditioned, private, swimming pool

More Details

Owner
Guy
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Guy

We bought Mas des Grand' Terres in 2004 and lived there for 10 years during which we shared our home with hundreds of VRBO guests. (We have an independent apartment adjacent to the main house.)

In 2014 we returned to London for a number of work and personal reasons. For the first two years we house-swapped and did not let Mas des Grand' Terres. But now we have our own base in London and are once again letting the Mas over the summer of 2016.

This time around, we won't be there to answer your questions and join you for drinks. But we have put in place a local support team to keep the place clean and tidy, look after the pool and gardens, and help when you need it.

Guy purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Guy chose France

We chose this property as we could see that it would make perfect holiday accommodation. It's four bedrooms are pretty much equal-sized and we knew that we would have space in each to install an en-suite bathroom each with shower, WC and handbasin. No shared bathrooms, we knew, is a great attraction.

The high ceilings and tall windows add to a sense of light and airiness and the lightest of touches with the air-conditioning in each bedroom keeps them cool even in the heat of our Mediterranean summers.

The 2 acre garden was a blank canvas onto which we were able to impose our vision of a series of spaces in which to play, hang-out or relax.

And its position, down a quiet lane surrounded by fields and orchards, yet on the edge of the busy village of Rognonas just 15 minutes from the centre of historic Avignon and 20 minutes from the beautiful town of St-Rémy-de-Provence, means that we and our guests can enjoy the quite life without ever feeling isolated from shops, bars, restaurants and culture.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Apart from its cool (air-conditioned upstairs) interiors and the 2 acres of garden with its beautiful turquoise pool, this is a great area in which to stay. It's so well placed. It's close to several airports and the Avignon TGV station is less than 15 minutes away. You can get here in 3 hours or less from Paris, London, the Alps, Spain, or Italy!

We're in the heart of Roman Provence, with remarkable remains in nearby St-Rémy-de-Provence, Arles, Names and the Pont du Gard. In the medieval period this is where the Pope and his cardinals decamped to from Rome for almost 100 years. It's the location of ancient monasteries, rugged castles and picturesque hilltop villages. We're under an hour from the bulls, flamingoes and white horses of the Camargue and the Mediterranean. And it's a world-renowned centre for wine, olives, goats' cheese, lavender, honey, fruit and vegetables.

The weather is fantastic, the local food is great and Mas des Grand Terres is the kind of place where it is impossible not to relax. Don't just take our word for it, check out our previous guests comments...

Amenities

Rognonas Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bedroom 1 en-suite - toilet , shower , Bedroom has en-suite bathroom w. WC, handbasin & shower
    Bedroom 2 en-suite - toilet , shower , Bedroom has en-suite bathroom w. WC, handbasin & shower
    Downstairs loo - toilet
    Bedroom 4 en-suite - toilet , shower , Bedroom has en-suite bathroom w. WC, handbasin & shower
    Bedroom 3 en-suite - toilet , shower , Bedroom has en-suite bathroom w. WC, handbasin & shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , All bedrooms are air-conditioned
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , All bedrooms are air-conditioned
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , All bedrooms are air-conditioned - extra bed can be added
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , All bedrooms are air-conditioned - extra bed can be added
    Landing - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Extra bed or baby crib can be placed in curtained off area
  • Double Beds (2) Both double beds are 140cm (4'8') x 200cm (6'8') - 10cm (4') longer than standard European beds. Both have new bases and mattresses with antique bed heads. Twin or Single Beds (4) All 190cm (6'4') x 90cm (3') with new bases and mattresses and hand-made wooden headboards. Child Beds (2) 2 full-size fold-up beds can be added to twin rooms to sleep an extra child or small adult. Baby Cribs (1) 2 travel cots available (plus baby bath and playpen)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

19th C. Farmhouse, Beautiful Pool & Garden, Nr Avignon/St-Rémy
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
3

Good location but..

  • 3 of 5

We did have some initial communications which did improve. The photos are probably ten years old plus so expect a bit of wear and tear. House was nice and in a convenient location. Towards the end of our stay, two out of the four guest bathrooms upstairs had toilet problems. Not emergencies but minor inconvenience. Pool was fabulous but my major complaint was the worn out state of the outside property, summer kitchen area and seating area near front door. Lounge and chair covers needed replacing. Many had mold/mildew. I washed all covers the first day. I am not a clean freak but am adverse to mold etc.

Their was quite a bit of debris stacked out on the grounds which are extensive and very private. Tree branches, cuttings, etc. There was also an abandoned dog house and chicken coop which really needs to be hauled away. In general, outside areas need a good scrub and some attention to decluttering.

Having said that, the local grounds man was lovely and helpful. One can easily walk into the charming, quiet town and access to countryside and towns is a real plus.

Stayed for three weeks.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

The most lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

I celebrated by 40th birthday here and it was such a relaxing time.We had best home cooked dinner by our hosts on the night of my birthday. The house is close to Avignon and St Remy. Easy to get around.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa. USA
5

Fabulous family vacation and wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Our family (7 adults) spent two wonderful, relaxing weeks at Mas de Grand' Terres. The comfortable surroundings, beautiful grounds and amenities helped make our stay 'one to remember'. When we weren't making day trips to Avignon, Aix, St Remy, Arles, and more.. we spent much of our time around the pool and outdoor living area. The 2 gas grills and refrig made for long, delicious dinners. Air conditioning in every bedroom was a must and beds were more than comfortable. Most of all, our hosts Guy and Lindsay were fabulous. Their help was invaluable as my wife and I chose their gardens to renew our wedding vows-- 31 years to the day! They prepared a delightful meal and paired with the wines of the region, it made for a day we will never forget. The town of Rognonas is quaint and laid-back. And the best that Provence has to offer is just a short car ride away.

We arrived in France looking for a relaxing vacation and returned with lifetime memories and cherished friendships. Guy and Lindsay are the best, you will enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valley Forge, PA
5

Absolutely fabulous base of operations for a Provence vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Guy and Lindsay for a week, and left feeling as though our stay was far too short! The location was perfect for us - very close to Avignon and Aix, yet a perfect isolated setting in which to unwind with a bottle of wine and some bread and cheese after a hard days' touring and wine tasting.... Having English-speaking hosts made getting recommendations, directions, and answers to general questions both easy and quick, and they somehow figured out our likes and dislikes before we did, because every tip was perfect! The farmhouse was rustic but with modern touches in all the right places (read: bathrooms with showers, full kitchen, and working wireless!) - we were as comfortable there as we might have been in any fancy hotel room, but had (in addition) a private swimming pool, ping pong, bocce, a couple of acres of gardens in which to relax (and gather vegetables for supper), and two engaging on-site hosts who played the part of our private concierges to perfection!

As for activities, we made day trips to Avignon, Pont-du-Gard, Chateau-Neuf-de-Pape, and many other small villages in the region - the location just below Avignon is one I would recommend to anyone with a limited timeframe trying to get a good feel for the ambiance of Provence. We were even able to combine a day trip to Aix with dinner in Cassis (on the Mediterranean) - I strongly recommend the drive along the coast called "Route des Cretes" near Cassis, where the scenery was just unbelievable.... Another plus for those athletically inclined: one of our party is a serious cyclist, and successfully made the trip up to the top of Mont Ventoux (think Tour de France); the starting point for the climb is a pleasant short drive from the property, but some serious advance training is needed before getting on the bike for the trip up!

All in all, staying at Guy and Lindsay's beautiful property greatly enhanced our visit to Provence - we all wished we could have stayed longer! I can recommend their property without reservation - a great place to use as a base for your trip to Provence!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USA
5

Nothing but praise for Le Mas des Grand' Terres!

  • 5 of 5

Almost two months have passed since we stayed at Le Mas des Grand' Terres, and we have nothing but wonderful memories of the terrific week that we spent there in early May.

For those of you considering booking this gîte, a few details on what we were looking for when we booked. We wanted a place that would accommodate four adult couples and a baby, with ensuite bathrooms for all rooms (most in our party were US-based!). The group included both sets of my wife’s and my in-laws, so we wanted a place with a garden large enough to relax in, and also close enough to shops, etc that people could wander around without being dependent on cars.

Well if that’s anything like what you’re looking for then Le Mas des Grand' Terres has it in spades! It’s a beautiful spot that delivers an idyllic Provençale experience with enough creature comforts to allow guests to feel pampered. The house is tastefully furnished in the style of the region: the walls are whitewashed, the antique couches sag, and the curtains billow in the light Mistrale breeze. The light wakes you…whenever…you wander downstairs to see if anyone made coffee, or picked up the fresh bread for breakfast. And getting fresh breakfast – or any other meal for that matter – entails only a brief walk (5-10 mins depending on motivation/footware) to the nearby town of Rognonas. There you’ll find several Boulangeries to choose from, as well as a couple of great restaurants and enough shops to satisfy most needs.

Tourism from the house is easy too – Avignon is a 15 minute drive away, The Roman remains of Nimes and Pont Du Gard, and the delightful Châteauneuf-du-Pape are all less than an hour away. But despite the attractions, you’ll want to spend time in the house and its wonderful garden. Our dinners took place in the charming dining area outside the house, which seats 10 in comfort. There’s a traditional charcoal grill next to the table that you just have to cook on if cooking is your thing. And given the abundance of incredible produce available from the markets nearby you won’t run short of dishes to cook. its Why go out?

We researched gîtes in the area extensively before booking, yet we still feel like we lucked out. We’d have taken great garden or location, but here we got both. Guy and Lindsay are charming hosts, and they can cook too, as Guy did on our last evening at the house. We sat and we ate and drank until late chatting about what a great week we’d spent at Le Mas des Grand' Terres!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Wonderful Vacation in Provence

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience! Guy and Lindsay were fantastic hosts, always discrete and laid-back while exceptionally helpful with suggestions on sightseeing, attractions, restaurants, wine, village markets, itineraries, and understanding the local culture. The farmhouse (Mas des Grand' Terres ) was exactly as described and perfect for our group of eight family members from diverse locations who met for a week in Provence. The house is quite comfortable and charming with four large bedrooms (each with en-suite bath), spacious grounds, beautiful garden, a large inviting pool, and nice-to-have extras like Wi-Fi and a washing machine. Upon our arrival, Guy and Lindsay provided complete information on how everything worked, an initial stock of basic food with fantastic local wines, and dinner reservations (at our request) at a wonderful restaurant in Rognonas. The house is perfectly situated geographically for exploring Provence, with easy access in all directions. Only about an hour from the Marseille airport, day trips are very easy to Pont-du-Gard, Avignon, St Rémy, Les Baux, Arles, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, Roussaillon, and more. A daily challenge was whether to stay and relax at the mas or set out to see the beautiful sights of Provence. We highly recommend this property, and would most definitely return next time travels take us to Provence.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Avignon
Nearest Barpub
1000 Metres
in the village
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Avignon TGV
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
in the village
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rognonas Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
May 7 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,811
 
 
Early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,199
 
 
High summer
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,587
 
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,811
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,811
$3,234
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $646.81

Cancellations will receive their payment minus €100 administration fee returned if we are able to resell the period in question.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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