Villa Romantique

Villa Romantique - Provence

and 'La Petite Villa Romantique' (optional) Western (Roman) Provence

For immediate enquiries & availability, please contact Tony Cremer-Price on 07836 291791 If calling from outside the UK, please call +44 7836 291791

 

Romanesque swimming pool
Romanesque swimming pool
Villa at night
Villa at night
Dining Terrace looking towards ornamental pond
Dining terrace towards ornamental pond
View of villa from pool
View of villa from pool
View from dining terrace
View from dining terrace
View of pool towards terrace
View of pool towards sunbathing terrace

Poolside shaded summer lounge
Pool-side shaded summer lounge

Poolside summer kitchen
Pool-side summer kitchen
Stone entrance hall towards fireplace
Stone entrance looking towards fireplace
Stone entrance looking towards fireplace
Stone entrance looking towards fireplace
Round lounge
Round lounge
Round lounge
Round lounge
Dining room
Dining room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Entrance hall looking through to Dining room
Entrance hall looking through to Dining room
Romanesque style pool
Romanesque style pool
Poolside sun terrace
Poolside sun terrace
Poolside shaded summer lounge
Poolside shaded summer lounge
Poolside summer kitchen
Poolside summer kitchen

Sun chairs by the pool
Sun chairs by the pool
Dining Terrace
View of pool from the villa
Dining terrace towards pool
Dining terrace towards pool
Ornamental pond
Ornamental pond
Dining terrace
Dining terrace
View of villa from pool
View of villa from pool

Summer lounge
Summer lounge beside the pool
Garden by the grotto and pond
Garden by the grotto and pond
Stone entrance hall towards front door
Stone entrance hall towards front door
Stone entrance hall
Stone entrance hall
Round lounge
Round lounge
Dining room looking towards lounge
Dining room looking towards lounge
Dining room looking towards lounge
Dining room looking towards round
lounge
Stone entrance hall - sitting area
Stone entrance hall - sitting area
Side of house facing the Pond Garden
Side of house facing the Pond Garden
Romanesque style pool
Romanesque style pool
View of poolside sun terrace
View of poolside sun terrace
Poolside summer kitchen
Poolside summer kitchen

   

 

Holiday Villa, Provence - Villa Romantique

Villa Romantique is a stunning and very spacious stone-built holiday villa in Provence with its own magnificent Roman-style colonnaded circular swimming pool, superbly located on a hilltop, and giving you the most wonderful panoramic views. It basks in the sunshine and the very special light of this Provence/Languedoc region and is set in a delightful mature garden amidst the intoxicating fragrances of oleander, wisteria and lavender and among pine, olive and palm trees.
Just 1 mile from the historic twin towns of Beaucaire and Tarascon, you are very centrally located in the circle created by beautiful Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Arles, Nimes, Uzés and the Pont du Gard, and conveniently no more than 12 miles (20 kms) from each and yet only about 45 minutes drive to the Mediterranean.

Description of villa, pool and garden

Villa Romantique 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 Romantique 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. The garden is surrounded by a high wall giving you peace and privacy. These are desirable and rare features for holiday villas in Provence.

Because of the layout, design and features, this gloriously spacious and fascinating 6-bedroomed villa in Provence accommodates 2 to 12 people in great style and comfort. It is just as perfect for 2 as it is for 12 or with the optional 'La Petite Villa Romantique', up to a maximum of 16 people. Please note that there are substantial discounts for lower occupancy so that to be fair, smaller groups pay less - there is a table further down which shows a sliding scale of prices for the time you want to go and for the number in your party. Prices are from as little as £152.50 per person per week (i.e. £22 per person per day, and even in the peak summer season, from as little as £39 per person per day !).

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There are very few villas in Provence which give you such spacious living accommodation. Our villa in Provence has accommodation which comprises:

Impressive flag-stone Entrance Hall/Sitting Room, 33 ft x 14 ft (10 m x 4.25 m) with large stone feature fireplace. Double doors leading to

Baronial-style Dining Room for 2 to 12 with white washed beams. This room goes through to a

Circular Lounge with white washed beams and massive Provençal stone fireplace, giving a room 38 ft x 16 ft (12 m x 5 m) in total. There is French TV (6 channels), Satellite TV (English BBC channels, etc.), DVD player, CD/Radio/Cassette player

The villa has Wi-Fi enabled ADSL, and this is free to all visitors should you wish to bring your lap-top computer with you

Large comprehensively equipped Kitchen (twin sinks, 4-ring gas hob, electric oven with automatic timer, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, electric kettle, toaster, cafetière, blender etc.) 15 ft x 11 ft 6" (4.5 m x 3.5 m). A charming feature is the original and beautifully decorated antique oven (no longer in use !)

6 Bedrooms - all are doubles and/or twins

No. 1: very large main bedroom 22 ft x 11 ft 6" (6.6 m x 3.5 m) with super-king-size bed which can be divided to make twin - 3 ft 3" wide beds (1 m) if preferred

No. 2: spacious circular double bedroom 18 ft in diameter (5.5 m) with four poster double bed

Nos. 3 & 4: 2 bedrooms (both doubles which can be divided to make twins if preferred) with traditional Provençal sloping ceilings and low beams

Nos. 5 & 6: 2 ground-floor bedrooms (1 double and 1 double which can be divided to make twins if preferred).

[Ground-floor bedroom 5 has its own large ground-floor 'blue' bathroom with twin wash hand basins, large corner bath with shower facility, and a separate toilet] - see floor plans

[Ground-floor bedroom 6 has its own ensuite shower room/WC, its own sitting/study area and direct access to a private terrace area]

5 Bath/Shower rooms (all newly fitted)

5 Toilets (all newly fitted) (Shower/washroom/toilet No. 3 on the first floor has a sloping ceiling)

Laundry room ( washing machine, ironing board and iron )

Circular Roof Terrace (accessed by internal staircase up from 1st floor landing) with truly spectacular panoramic views

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

Beautiful circular Swimming Pool built in the style of a Roman colonnaded arena - and charmingly illuminated at night for that enchanting midnight dip. The pool is over 26 feet ( 8 metres ) in diameter giving a surface area of 550 sq. feet ( over 50 sq. metres ) with semi-circular steps down into the pool for easy entry and exit

Poolside Sunbathing Terrace with sun loungers, drinks trolley etc.

Shaded Poolside Lounge - a perfect relaxing and reading area furnished with a big comfy sofa, matching arm chairs, drinks/magazine table and CD/Radio/Cassette player

Fully fitted poolside Summer Kitchen, with 4-ring gas hob, twin sinks, full-size cool drinks fridge & ice cabinet and stone table for al fresco poolside meals

Traditional stone-built poolside Barbecue with stone chimney and serving area

Ornamental Pond Garden with a well-stocked picturesque pond, dry-stone grotto and little bridge and with a further stone table for dining under the trees

The villa is set in a mature high walled garden of 1850 sq. metres (approximately 20,000 sq. feet) in the natural style of the region with low ornamental dry-stone walls. A wealth of shrubs & trees provide natural shade and tranquility in the heat of the summer, and throughout the year you will enjoy the relaxing setting of all the different outdoor areas with plenty of space to find your own sunny or shady area as you desire

Parking for 5 or 6 cars with covered shaded parking for 2

Boules area for playing the traditional and absorbing French game of Petanque (boules provided)

Central Heating for the cooler winter nights (if you should ever need it)

The house, terraces and pool give you far-reaching panoramic views across the magnificent Rhone valley stretching for over 40 miles (65 kms) towards chic & fashionable St Remy de Provence, birthplace of the 16th century astrologer Nostradamus; to the 11th century village & ruined medieval citadel of Les Baux de Provence perched high on a wild mountain-top escarpment & voted one of the most beautiful village in France; Mont St Victoire; Mont Ventoux; the Luberon - made famous by Peter Mayle's book 'A Year in Provence'; and to the south towards the romantic Camargue (now a Nature Reserve) with its waterways & marshes, pink flamingos, black bulls and cowboys on cream horses.

Villa Romantique is bright and airy, painted white throughout and furnished in a charming & colourful antique Provençal style. It faces south and enjoys the full benefit of the quality of light and the delicious warmth for which this region is justly renowned all year round.

Optional Extra Accommodation at Villa Romantique - 'La Petite Villa Romantique'

If you require extra, separate accommodation at Villa Romantique we have now completed a total restoration of our 'La Petite Villa Romantique' which can be rented as additional accommodation for £490 per week all-inclusive. 'La Petite Villa Romantique' is a charming 1-bedroomed single-storey house which accommodates 1, 2 or 3 people, or a couple with 2 children.

'La Petite Villa Romantique' has it's own 'petite' private garden and is tucked away in the corner of the large garden of Villa Romantique. It is not overlooked by the main villa - or by any other properties. It cannot be rented separately - it can only be rented with the villa.

'La Petite Villa Romantique' 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 couple who like privacy; or for a romantic couple who want to be away from the main house; or for a family of 3 (or possibly 4, as there is a sofa-bed, and a baby-cot is available - which is normally folded and stored out of the way in the wardrobe) ; or to accommodate staff who travel with the family - for instance a nanny, chauffeur, secretary or personal assistant etc. where you need them to be nearby, but like them to have separate accommodation.

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 an equipped kitchen corner (with a sink, two-ring electric hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave oven, cafetiere, toaster ,electric kettle , utensils 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. Our 'Petite Villa Romantique ' 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 with a further table and chairs - ideal for al-fresco meals and drinks - and it's own secluded and totally private 'petite' garden.

The price for 'La Petite Villa Romantique' is £490 per week all-inclusive. Please note that you don't have to rent 'La Petite Villa Romantique' if you don't need it. It is available as an optional extra. Please note that as 'La Petite Villa' is within the grounds of Villa Romantique we will never 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.

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Superb Location of our Villa in Provence

Villa Romantique 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.

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; its partly fortified old town, the 17th century Town Hall and grand 19th century theatre - originally a 16th century abbey.

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Fascinating places to visit

Villa Romantique 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.

I list some suggestions here

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'

St Remy 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' and once the Roman capital for all of Spain, France and Britain. The great obelisk, the theatre, the amphitheatre arena and the Cloisters of St Trophime are not to be missed

Nimes 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 Nimes 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 with its lovely cathedral 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 overlooking the city (go up on the little 'street train touristique'), the Mediterranean, and the fortress island , Isle d'If - home of Alexander Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo

Montpelier, 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

St. Maries de la Mer - like Mediterranean seaside resorts were 70 years ago - quiet and gentle with unspoilt and uncrowded beaches

And my suggestions for fascinating and beautiful places for you to enjoy, and all close to our villa in Provence, could go on and on.

There are hundreds of excellent restaurants in the area to choose from and most are very inexpensive. I give a list of recommendations in the villa and you will certainly have great fun discovering your own favourites. For all your shopping there is a very large supermarket just over 1/2 mile (1km)

Whatever you choose to do, Villa Romantique is such a special villa in Provence in such an enchanting setting that you might find it difficult to tear yourselves away from this little piece of paradise.

I have to say that there have been literally thousands of ordinary villas in Provence with pools built during the past 40 years to the same general 'box' pattern and they are all much the same as each other. Most of these Provence villas are on 'lotissements' - areas of land allocated for housing estates - and erected recently by property developers and builders. So many other villas in Provence have just been put up on any odd spare piece of land that has happened to come up for sale. Unfortunately, most of them are completely soulless and lacking in that traditional and so-appealing ambiance that an older Provence villa has.

On the other hand, Villa Romantique is for those of you who are searching for a holiday villa in Provence which is very different, very special and very private. Full of mature character and true Provencal atmosphere, yet still at a sensible price.

We adore our villa in Provence and although we live in London, my family and I love to stay here as often as we possibly can when it is not let. We just adore our beloved Provence villa and enjoy the time we spend here more than anywhere else in the world. We believe you will be relaxed and uplifted by your holiday at Villa Romantique. For us, this is as close to perfection as you can get.

At the bottom of this page you can click to see a full set of photographs of the interior and exterior of our villa in Provence, our private pool and the wonderful views you will enjoy.

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Call us now for availability and to book. Tony Cremer-Price Tel. 07836 291791
If calling from outside the UK dial +44 7836 291791


Bedroom 1 first floor
Bedroom1 first floor
Main bedroom 1
Main bedroom (No 1) first floor
Round bedroom first floor
Round bedroom first floor
Ground floor double bedroom 5
Ground floor double bedroom (No 5)
Sitting/study to bedrrom (No 6)
Sitting/study to bedroom (No 6)

Bedroom 3 from a different angle

Bedroom 1 first floor
Bedroom 1 first floor
Round bedroom 2
Round bedroom (No 2)
Round bedroom first floor
Round bedroom first floor
Ground floor twin bedroom (No 6)
Ground floor twin bedroom (No 6)
Terrace outside bedroom (No 6)
Terrace outside bedroom (No 6)
Bedroom 3 with sloping ceiling first floor
Bedroom 3 with sloping ceiling first floor
Bedroom 4 with sloping ceiling first floor
Bedroom 4 with sloping ceiling first floor
Ground floor 'blue' bathroom
Ground floor 'Blue' bathroom
Ground floor shower room
Ground floor shower room
One of the 3 first floor shower/wc rooms
One of 3 first floor shower/wc rooms
  First floor shower room 2
First floor shower room
2
Shower room 3
Shower room 3
1st floor shower room 3

View from villa
View from villa



La Petite Villa Romantique

La Petite Villa-tucked away in the corner of
the large garden of Villa Romantique

La Petite Villa living area

La Petite Villa door to garden & terrace

La Petite Villa - kitchen area

La Petite Villa - part of living room looking
towards doors to terrace and garden

La Petite Villa - living room looking
towards terrace door and to bedroom door

La Petite Villa - bedroom, doors to terrace and garden

La Petite Villa - bedroom,
looking toward terrace and garden

La Petite Villa - shaded terrace for
al-fresco meals and drinks

Bedroom - looking towards shower-room

La Petite Villa - Spacious
shower-room: shower, washbasin, WC

La Petite Villa - private garden

La Petite Villa from private garden

" Dear Tony,
We spent a marvellous and relaxing time at Villa Romantique 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 ! "

Please contact Tony for more details (+44 7836 291791)

Prices range from £950 - £3950 per week, depending upon season and number of occupants

If you would like to rent the optional 'La Petite Villa Romantique', it is £490 per week. It cannot be rented on its own as a separate let

Drive via Reims, Lyon and Avignon
Fly direct to Nimes, Montpelier or Marseille and hire a car
Motorail TGV to Avignon

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