A pretty , detached , cottage with a large private garden and pool , for up to 6 people, situated in the peaceful Provencal countryside of the hamlet of La Galine, at the foot of the Alpilles and just 3 km from the vibrant and fashionable town of Saint Remy de Provence with all its lively restaurants, shops and amenities.The Alpilles is a range of sharp peaked hills surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields and fruit trees . Amongst St. Remy's ancient winding streets you will discover beautifully restored houses, fantastic fountains, shady squares, elegant boutiques and many restaurants.
Set in 2,500 square metres of private grounds, the property is a fully furnished detached cottage with a large living/dining room (approx. 30 square metres), stone-fireplace with wood burning fire, exposed beams, a large dining table with 6 chairs and a dresser and french-windows leading out onto the front and rear gardens.
The house sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms and has a modern fully equipped kitchen with veranda. The private gardens to the front and rear, with views out across the fields, have a terrace, lawn, large above-ground swimming pool and orchard.
The kitchen is fully fitted with electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 refrigerators with freezer compartments, dishwasher, washing machine , filter and espresso coffee machines, toaster and kettle. An iron and ironing board are available. All cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glasses are provided.
:The bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, a separate walk-in shower, wash basin, cupboard space, wc and hairdryer. There is also a second separate wc.
The private garden, tree-lined on one side and benefiting from sunshine all day long, has a large terrace looking out over the fields and countryside beyond. Close to the terrace, there is an above-ground swimming pool (approx. 10m x 5m and 1.2m deep). Being above-ground, access can easily be restricted for young children if required. The pool will be cleaned and maintained from May to October. Garden tables and chairs, cushioned sun loungers, umbrellas and a Weber barbecue are all provided. At the far end of the garden, is an orchard with stone table and benches, a perfect spot to catch the last rays of the evening sun and enjoy an aperitif!
:Although the property is on one level, there are steps up to the entrance and a couple of steps within the house . There is also a step down from the terrace onto the garden.
There is a satellite smart TV with French and English channels . Hi-fi with iPod docking station . cds, dvds and assorted games . Free wi-fi .
No smoking. Pets welcome on request.
Guest comments :
Remarquable maison située dans la campagne de Saint Rémy de Provence, nous avons particulièrement apprécié la propreté, le niveau d'équipement et l'agencement de cette location. Les literies sont confortables, les espaces extérieurs sont tout simplement superbes, très bien entretenus et propices à la détente et aux barbecues. Nous n'avons pas pu utiliser la piscine hors sol qui est de taille tout à fait suffisante mais encore trop froide à cette époque de l'année. Andrew a été particulièrement prévenant, attentionné et rapide dans ses réponses. La maison est située un peu à l'écart de St Rémy de Provence, mais ne comptez pas plus de 6 mn pour rejoindre le centre ville en voiture. La maison est très bien située pour démarrer des balades en vélo au cœur des Alpilles. En résumé La Maison Blanche est une très bonne location à saisir sans aucune hésitation. Michael Q
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Maison Blanche. Beauty and peace combined in a Provence atmosphere, we could not have asked for more. The perfect house, the perfect moment . We would like to thank you both very much for opening your French home to us. Hopefully we may return one day. We will recommend La Maison Blanche to all our family and friends. Herman & Patty J.
We had a lovely week at La Maison Blanche in early August after a few days tour in Champagne on the drive down. The house is just like in the pictures - well equipped and a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. Very comfortable beds and a tiny peaceful hamlet so great sleep. As there was a heatwave all four of us enjoyed the comfortable sunbeds, beautiful garden (with shade under the trees) and swimming pool. There are so many great places to visit nearby - L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue was a favourite. And there are lots of lovely restaurants neaby - we particularly enjoyed Bistrot L'Aubergine, Chez Laurent & Restaurant Gilles - all in Eygalieres (5 mins drive away from Maison Blanche). There's a great Intermarche in St Remy as well as a wonderful Patisserie called La Fournée Des Alpilles. We would love to go back soon. Melanie W.
Outstanding experience! * 5 of 5 Sally Ann and I stayed at Maison Blanche for 8 days . The house is in the countryside, quite beautifully appointed and has everything one could wish for. Access to Saint Remy is very easy by car (about 8 minutes drive). The house is very spacious and the owners, who live in the UK, are friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful experience and would love to return and stay longer. Peter W .
2 weeks in paradise * 5 out of 5 Everything was perfect. Lovely comfy beds, open fire, 2 large fridges- 1 for our wine. We sat enjoying late afternoon aperos in the garden, listening to the sounds of nature. we even picked kaki(persimmons) from the tree in the orchard. Very highly recommended Susan S .
Beautiful house near to St-Remy-de-Provence We had a lovely, relaxing week here. The house is comfortable and homely, with everything we needed. The kitchen is well-equipped, so we ate in most evenings. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was modern and clean with a bath and a fantastic walk-in shower. The garden is huge, with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the sun. We enjoyed the pool, although, by the end of September, the temperature was more bracing than refreshing! St-Remy is within extremely easy reach (10 mins by car) and has dozens of restaurants, lots of shops and boutiques and a couple of supermarkets. Les Baux, Avignon, Nimes and Arles are all within an easy drive and worth a visit. Rob and Katherine A .