Villa Romantic - BEAU104
Villa Romantic is just as the name suggests - a very romantic and beautiful hilltop Provençal-style Mas, dating back to 1820. This property provides charm and comfort, but the main attraction is the stunning roman-style private swimming pool. There is a large garden, as well as extensive terraces offering breathtaking panoramic views. This property can sleep up to 12 people in 6 double or twin bedrooms, and has 5 bathrooms. Perfectly located within 5 minutes of all amenities. An additional 3 people can be accommodated if you wish to rent La Petite Villa which is in the grounds of the main villa - see General tab for more information.
Villa Romantic is just as the name suggests - a beautiful and romantic Provençal Mas, built around an old circular stone tower, with windows dating from 1820.
Set on top of a hill, overlooking Beaucaire and the stunning Provençal countryside, the property has been completely renovated to provide comfortable and welcoming accommodation for up to 12 people.
This property combines great charm and elegance, thanks to the many original Provençal features, pretty and decorative touches, all intertwined with modern day comforts.
The approach to the villa is up a steep and winding private lane, that leads to just a few other homes, all set amongst pine, walnut and olive trees - offering you an impressive feel of the Provence before even arriving at your destination.
You will enter the grounds through large wrought iron gates which are electronically controlled, this ensuring privacy at all times, all in a commanding hilltop position - private, but not isolated.
Villa Romantic is bright and airy, painted white throughout and furnished in a charming and colorful antique Provençal style. The main, circular living room has a ribbed-beam ceiling, a large open fireplace, a TV with UK satellite channels and radio stations, as well as a DVD and CD player – this is the perfect place to relax indoors.
The dining room is equipped with a large table and Lloyd Loom chairs, close to the kitchen with kitted units, and all equipment needed in order to make a delicious meal with local ingredients.
Equipped with 6 double/twin bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this property can sleep up to 12 people comfortably.
Facing South, this property enjoys the full benefit of the quality of light, and the delicious warmth for which this region is justly renowned all year round.
The outside area of Villa Romantic is impressive, offering a superb Roman-style swimming pool area, complete with circular balustrade area and surrounding sun terraces. There is also a pool-side summer kitchen, and conservatory-style living room.
The extensive gardens are complete with Mediterranean plants and trees, a water feature and shaded dining area. There is a large, elevated dining terrace offering magnificent views.
The circular roof terrace offers truly spectacular panoramic views.
There is a large raised ground-floor Terrace looking over the garden and the landscape, perfect for relaxing and dining, with seating for 12 or more, around an inviting old farmhouse table 11 ft 6" long (3.5 m) - an excellent setting for long lazy lunches and those dinners that go on late into the warm nights and filled with enjoyable conversation.
The beautiful circular swimming pool is built in the style of a Roman colonnaded arena - and is charmingly illuminated at night for that enchanting midnight dip. The pool is over 26 feet (8 meters) in diameter giving a surface area of 550 sq. feet (over 50 sq. meters) with semi-circular steps down into the pool for easy entry and exit.
Poolside sunbathing terrace with sun loungers, drinks trolley etc. and lounge - a perfect relaxing and reading area furnished with a big comfy sofa and matching arm chairs, overlooking the extended garrigue-type garden with statues, boules court and palm trees.
All amenities are located in nearby Beaucaire (1 ½ km) with many waterside restaurants and café bars.
- Satellite TV
- Easy Walk to Shops
- 4+ Bathrooms
- Private Pool
- Private Parking
- Golf Nearby
- Watersports Nearby
- Child Friendly
- BBQ Area
- Private Villa
- 6+ Bedrooms
- Spacious garden
|rental period||weekly rate|
|03 Jun 2017 - 08 Sep 2017||£4780|
|09 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£4055|
|23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£3330|
Fees and conditions
- Security Deposit: £1000.00
Bedroom 2 - two singles
Bedroom 3 - double (four poster)
Bedroom 4 - double
Bedroom 5 - two singles
Bedroom 6 - two singles
Plus there is an optional single-storey self-contained cottage 'La Petite Villa' with a bedroom, living room, a kitchen and a shower- room situated in the grounds of Villa Romantic. This can be rented if you require extra
Villa Romantic is just 1 mile (1.5 km) out of the historic medieval town of Beaucaire, with its imposing 12th century ruined castle perched high on a rock overlooking the majestic river Rhône. There is a delightful river marina crammed with colourful boats of all shapes and sizes which is bordered with restaurants and bars full of character. Alongside the marina the square is shaded by the typical spreading plane trees (platanes) so loved in village and town squares throughout this region.
Villa Romantic is just 1 mile (1.5 km) out of the historic Medieval town of Beaucaire, (between Arles and Avignon).
Imposing 12th Century ruined castle perched high on a rock overlooking the majestic river Rhône.
There is a delightful river marina crammed with colourful boats of all shapes and sizes which is bordered with restaurants and bars full of character.
Alongside the marina the square is shaded by the typical spreading plane trees (platanes) so loved in village and town squares throughout this region.
The beautiful walled city of Avignon - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the Medieval city of Popes - the biggest gothic palace in the world and the legendary bridge made famous by the song known to every child 'Sur le Pont, d'Avignon'.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the impressive Greco-Roman archaeological site of Glanum, and the beautiful retreat where Van Gogh spent a prolific year inspired by the luminosity of the light in this region.
11th Century Les Baux-de-Provence dominating the Provence landscape.
The Roman centre of Arles described by Constantine as 'the little Rome in Gaul', the great obelisk, the theatre, the amphitheatre arena and the Cloisters of Saint-Trophime.
Nîmes with its impressive Roman arena. The beautiful Roman 'Jardin Des Fontaines' which it has been said inspired the gardens at Versailles, and the 'Maison Carreé' much like the Parthenon in Athens.
Pont du Gard-a World Heritage Site, the incredible triple height bridge built by the Romans, one of the finest and most grand pieces of architecture antiquity has bequeathed to us. The aqueduct level delivered pure water to the Roman baths and fountains at Nîmes for over 200 years.
Uzés, a delightfully restored Medieval town, the seat of the Dukes of Uzés (the first Dukes of France) for over a thousand years and its lovely cathédrale with its tall tower unique in France and similar to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Aix-en-Provence, a city of art and culture, home of Cezanne and the city of a hundred fountains.
The Luberon - Gordes, Menerbes, Bonnieux and Roussillon.
Marseille with its picturesque old port and beautiful church high up on the hill (go up on the little 'street train touristique') overlooking the city, the Mediterranean, and the fortress island, Isle d'If - home of Alexander Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo.
Montpellier, elegant and classical, rather like a Paris of the South.
Orange, the great Imperial Roman theatre - yet another UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Camargue - calm and mysterious - try to take a Land Rover safari or a boat trip through the lagoons and waterways.
Aigues-Mortes, a beautifully preserved town completely enclosed by ramparts. The French kingdom's first Mediterranean port and the departure point for the Orient and the Crusades.
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer - like Mediterranean seaside resorts were 70 years ago - quiet and gentle with unspoilt and uncrowded beaches.
Beaucaire was such an important market place in France throughout the Middle Ages that prices struck here for commodities such as wine and cheese, metals and timber, fruit and meat, leather and silk, pots and pans became the norm throughout France.
Its Medieval Fairs attracted buyers and sellers from all over Europe and Asia and there are countless ancient buildings which bear witness to Beaucaire's great past. The town is steeped in history and still today there are regular markets, fairs, festivals and celebrations commemorating bygone days and traditions.
Beaucaire looks across the Rhône to its equally lovely neighbour Tarascon with the marvellous Good King Rene's castle, one of the best preserved Medieval fortresses in the whole of France; it's partly fortified old town, the 17th Century Town Hall and grand 19th Century theatre - originally a 16th Century abbey.
The Roman town of Arles is also only a 10 min drive. Many Roman and Romanesque monuments are still in use today; the amphitheatre provides the setting for bullfights and concerts, and what remains of the theatre plays host to formal concerts and traditional folk festivities throughout the year.
The Cathédrale Saint-Trophime, with its magnificent doorway depicting the Last Judgement carved in stone and its beautiful cloisters, is open to the public for visits and Sunday services.
The necropolis, or Alyscamps, is today a narrow, tree-lined avenue, located just outside the old town.
Arles also boasts one of the regions finest markets every Wednesday and Friday. Overflowing with Provençal goodies- fruits and vegetables, lavender products, soaps, olives, flowers, honey... The list is endless and makes the Arles market an event not to be missed!
Also not to be missed is a day out to Avignon to discover the winding streets and lovely Provençal shops. Here you'll find the wonderful 'Pope's Palace' - the former home of the Pope which really is spectacular. And the infamous 'half-bridge'!
For wine lovers, this is paradise; domaines and tasting almost on every corner.
Villa Romantic is ideally placed for visiting all of central and western (Roman) Provence, the Luberon, the Camargue, the Gard region of Languedoc-Rousillon and the uncrowded part of the Mediterranean.
While at our holiday villa in Provence, you should try to give yourselves enough time here to experience just a few of the wonderful sites in this fascinating part of the South of France.
Villa Romantic was built around an old circular stone tower with windows certainly dating from 1820.
Our villa in Provence has been completely renovated with immense style and an abundance of love and care to provide very appealing, elegant and welcoming accommodation. It combines great charm, many original Provençal features and pretty and decorative touches, with modern-day comforts. Important characteristics for holiday villas in Provence.
The approach to Villa Romantic is up a steep and winding private lane that leads to just a few other Provence villas set amongst pine and olive trees. You enter the grounds through big decorative wrought iron gates which are electronically controlled, thus ensuring privacy and a feeling of exclusivity. Our Provence villa is in a commanding hilltop position - private but not isolated - and very importantly, you are not overlooked nor are you overlooking any other homes. These are desirable and rare features for holiday villas in Provence.
Barbecue, private pool, parking, garden, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hob/stove, iron, microwave, oven, washing machine, central heating, cot, high chair, internet access, room fans, satellite tv.
Optional Extra Accommodation - LA PETITE VILLA ROMANTIC also available for larger parties.
In the grounds of Villa Romantic is a new small Villa which can accommodate a further 1, 2 or 3 people at an additional cost. This villa is only let as an addition to the villa rental to anyone who would like extra, separate accommodation and would not be let to another rental client.
If you require extra, separate accommodation at Villa Romantic we have now completed a total restoration of our 'La Petite Villa Romantique' which can be rented as additional accommodation. La Petite Villa Romantic is a charming 1-bedroomed single-storey house which accommodates 1, 2 or 3 people.
It is perfect for an older couple who may wish to have peace and quiet, separate from, but near to the main villa; or for a romantic couple who would like total privacy; or for a family of 3 (or possibly 4 - as there
is a baby-cot); or to accommodate staff who travel with the family - for instance a nanny, chauffeur, secretary, personal assistant etc. where you need them to be nearby, but like them to have separate accommodation.
La Petite Villa Romantic has it's own little private garden and is tucked away in the corner of the large garden of Villa Romantic. It is not overlooked by the main villa - or by any other properties.
There is a spacious living room (and the sofa converts to a double-width sofa-bed - thus creating 2 separate sleeping rooms at night, if required ).
There is a dining area and a kitchen corner (with a sink, two-ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave oven, cafetiere, toaster, electric kettle etc. etc ). The double bedroom has a large double-bed which can be separated to make twin beds if preferred. There is a spacious shower-room with a large shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. The Petite Villa is charmingly furnished and decorated in an authentic Provencal style with beautiful tapestries adorning the walls. Both the living room and bedroom have glazed double-doors opening directly out on to the shaded sun-terrace and the secluded and totally private 'petite' garden.
Please note that you don't have to book La Petite Villa Romantic if you don't need it. It is an optional extra. Please note that we do not let La Petite Villa as a separate booking - so if you don't wish to rent it, rest
assured that it will remain empty and won't be occupied by any other visitors whilst you are in residence.
"The villa is absolutely fantastic ! We loved it ! The setting is beautiful and the villa itself is out of this world. Hopefully we will be able to return in a couple of years. Many thanks for a wonderful experience."
We spent a marvellous and relaxing time at your villa and commend you on the lovely state of the property.
We will certainly be spreading the word to our family and friends !
It certainly is a wonderful villa in the most wonderful location. Despite many holidays in Provence we absorbed more French history and visited more fascinating places than ever before - thank you for all your suggestions.
Everything was perfect - you were right - Paradise !"
"We had a fantastic time and found your villa to be everything we wished for. The pool was great and the accommodation. Just a pity that we couldn't have stayed any longer."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your villa; a lovely house in beautiful surroundings. It was fantastic to just sit and look at the wonderful views and enjoy some hot sunshine, but the villa and pool were something quite special so made it a great holiday. Many thanks."
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"The villa is absolutely fantastic ! We loved it ! The setting is beautiful and the villa itself is out of this world. Hopefully we will be able to return in a couple of years. Many thanks for a wonderful experience."We spent a marvelous and relaxing time at your villa and commend you on the lovely state of the property.We will certainly be spreading the word to our family and friends !It certainly is a wonderful villa in the most wonderful location. Despite many holidays in Provence we absorbed more French history and visited more fascinating places than ever before - thank you for all your suggestions.Everything was perfect - you were right - Paradise !""We had a fantastic time and found your villa to be everything we wished for. The pool was great and the accommodation. Just a pity that we couldn't have stayed any longer.""We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your villa; a lovely house in beautiful surroundings. It was fantastic to just sit and look at the wonderful views and enjoy some hot sunshine, but the villa and pool were something quite special so made it a great holiday. Many thanks."
The villa and pool are absolutely fantastic! We loved it!! The setting is beautiful and villa is out of this world. Many thanks for a wonderful experience.
Thanks again for the use of your villa. We had a fantastic time!
We were delighted with our stay at your villa and its terrific location. We look forward to returning, and we have told our American (and Canadian)
friends and neighbours all about it.
Many thanks for a lovely holiday. The villa was lovely and the pool was a great hit - even my 2-year old made a lot of progress in water confidence.
Best wishes and thanks again
I know that all 12 of the people in our party will be recommending your villa to our friends, and it will certainly be the first choice when looking for future holidays in the south of France/ Thanks again for ensuring that everything ran smoothly during our week in Provence. Can't wait to come back.