"Just a five-minute walk from the hilltop village of Vauvert in southern Provence, this family villa with pool makes an ideal base to explore the Camargue's unique natural heritage; its magnificent wildlife and striking landscape crisscrossed by a system of canals with forests, extensive wetland and sand dunes."
Set on a hillside, the villa enjoys lovely views towards Nimes and on a clear day you may even be able to glimpse the sea. Stone steps lead from the house down to the swimming pool area where guests can enjoy cooking in the summer kitchen or dining al-fresco on the garden terrace as the kids splash around in the pool. There is plenty of space for sun-bathing on the terrace or lazing in a deck-chair with a good book on the lawn.
The inside of the villa is inviting and spacious, with beautiful tiled floors in the large open-plan living-dining room and a well-equipped kitchen where keen cooks can prepare feasts using the very best local ingredients. French windows open up to the villa’s terrace, perfect for a relaxing breakfast or evening aperitif before heading out for the evening. There is a lovely double bedroom on the ground floor, with an ensuite bathroom and French windows opening on to the terrace.
Upstairs you will find three more pretty bedrooms. The double room has French windows leading to a small balcony and an en-suite bathroom plus there are two further twin/double rooms ideal for younger members of the family and a separate shower room for guests to use. Overall, the home has been lovingly furnished with character and tradition in mind and has a welcoming and homely feel.
The nearby small town of Vauvert has a handful of restaurants and some pretty sites such as the clock tower and fountain, it’s an ideal place to wander down to for lunch or a pleasant evening out. A little further by car is the impressive and much visited town of Aigues-Mortes (15km) with its medieval walls and red salt water lagoons. In the summer, avoid the tourists by visiting in the evening: enjoy a walk around the walls and then find a nice restaurant in one of the quieter streets in the historical town.
The main highlight of this area has to be the stunning landscapes and natural beauty of the Camargue, which is just a short drive away. A beautiful melange of land, lagoon and sea with pink flamingos, wild white horses, rice fields and endless wild countryside and beaches, this natural park covers 900 square kilometres of land. Endless activities can be offered from horse-riding, trekking, quad biking and jeep tours across this diverse and unique area. Should you wish to spend a day at the sea the long, sandy beaches of L’Espiguette (35km) are within thirty minutes drive as well as the pretty seaside town and beaches of Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer (38km).
Spacious open-plan living/dining room with open fireplace, piano and French doors to main terrace
Open-plan well equipped kitchen
Double bedroom (1.4m bed) with air-conditioning, French doors opening on to terrace and en-suite bathroom
Double bedroom (1.4m bed) with French doors opening on to a small balcony, en-suite bathroom and WC
Two twin / double bedrooms (2 x 0.8m or 1 x 1.6m)
Shower room and WC
Steps lead from the main house and terrace down to the gated swimming pool area on a lower level
Private swimming pool (size:10m x 5m / depth 1.5m-2m) with Roman steps access
Terrace and lawn area for sunbathing
Covered terrace by pool with outdoor dining facilities, built-in charcoal BBQ- Summer kitchen with sink, shower and WC
Garage with table tennis table- Parking for up to three cars- Mature garden, palm trees, shrubs and small lawn area
Air-conditioning in ground floor double room only
The double bedroom on the first floor opens up onto a small balcony: extra care should be taken with young children
Vauvert 1.5 kms (restaurant, supermarket)
Nimes 15 kms
Avignon 60 kms
Beach 35 kms
Chef service available
Near the airport
Refundable security deposit to be paid – amount advised at time of booking