Villa Amiradou

Provence , France

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  • Spacious family villa
  • Beautiful panoramic views
  • Wonderfully private and tranquil
  • Boules alley
  • Shops & restaurants 5min drive

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This spacious, elegant family villa has the abundant charm and character of a much-loved private home, with a scattering of curios and collectables that all feel as though they have a story to tell. It feels like a wonderful place to write your own perfect summer story, inspired by long days by the pool, a family boules challenge, the fabled wines and cuisine of the region or perhaps an excursion to the superb Roman sites at Orange and Avignon.

The house is wonderfully private and tranquil, occupying a dominant position in the classic ‘garrigue’ terrain so typical of the region. It’s a wild and untouched landscape, filled with herby, aromatic plants growing on limestone plateaux, which impart a distinctive bouquet to the wines of the region. There are myriad opportunities to put this to the test locally, be it a bottle with dinner or a visit to one of the many vineyards in the area. If you’re inspired to buy, then the villa’s multiple terraces offer plenty of pretty spots in which to try out your purchases, with sweeping views over vineyards, the village below and the mighty Mont Ventoux in the distance. Cyclists might be inspired by this iconic peak, and there are also many walks leading around and away from the nearby village of Mirabel-aux-Baronnies. If all that sounds like hard work and you simply want a comfy base, a beautiful pool and peace to enjoy it all with your favourite people, Villa Amiradou is an excellent choice.

 

Local Area

A 5-minute drive or a 20-minute walk takes you to Mirabel-aux-Baronnies for small shops and a choice of restaurants. The local tourist office claims that the area has its own favourable micro-climate, and whether or not you experience this, it’s a pretty town in a lovely setting, complete with the remnants of the old city walls and 13th C castle. The villa is equidistant (15min drive) between Vaison la Romaine, one of the most important Roman sites in the area, and Nyons, a classic Provençal town bustling with pavement cafes and restaurants. Both towns are crowned by chateaux, and both are very much worth the trek up to see the views.

Just over an hour away is Avignon with its Papal Palace and of course that famous bridge, and there are many other highlights here, including the fabulous city food market at Les Halles, and the UNESCO-classified Musée du Petit Palais, with its stunning collection of Renaissance paintings. For a family day out with a painless history lesson thrown in, Orange (45mins) really brings ancient Rome to life with its grand Triumphal Arch and iconic theatre. And for those more concerned with the present, it’s a lively, pedestrian-friendly city with abundant places to eat well or just enjoy a perfectly chilled glass of rosé in the sunshine.

 


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Accommodation

Layout

  • 5-bedroom villa (sleeps 2-8)

Ground floor

  • Split between two levels with steps to living-dining area
  • Open plan dining/living area with Smart TV and piano; leads to terrace
  • Kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, oven, hob, coffee maker
  • Laundry room
  • Office
  • Double bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room & WC; access to terrace
  • WC

First floor

  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite shower room & WC; access to terrace
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds that can be made as a double upon request); access to terrace
  • Cabin room for children with 2 small beds
  • Bathroom with WC

General

  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels
  • Open car parking for several cars and EV charging point
  • Swimming pool 9.5 x 4m (1.4m - 1.5m depth)
  • 8 pool loungers
  • Gas plancha barbecue
  • Shaded outdoor dining area
  • Boules/petanque
  • For further information on Terms and Conditions for this property please click  here
  • Please note: due to steep slopes on the grounds of the property, care must be taken with younger children and those with limited mobility

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4pm
  • Check-out time – 10am

Services

  • Weekly clean and linen change 

Getting there

Airports

  • Avignon 1hr 10min drive
  • Nimes 1hr 30min drive
  • Marseille 1hr 40min drive

TVG Stations

  • Orange 45min drive
  • Avignon 1hr 15min drive
  • Montélimar 1hr 5min drive

Location

  • Mirabel-aux-Baronnies (town, restaurant, basic shops) 7min drive
  • Supermarkets 13min drive
  • Bike hire: Vaison-la-Romaine and Nyons 15min drive

 

 


Flights

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Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading

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    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    5/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    4/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

There's no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the many Provençal villages with their cobbled streets and cafes. Hilltop towns glow in pale golden stone, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and fields of fragrant purple lavender. From celebrated Gordes to charming Eygalières, each town has a market to help you discover local produce, or treat yourself to a long lazy lunch; from pavement cafes to Michelin stars, the midday meal in France is nothing short of an art form.

The cities of Avignon, Orange, Nîmes and Arles offer an architecturally rich and cultural day out but try to make time for lesser-known gems like Vaison la Romaine, Uzès and Ile sur la Sorgue for a less crowded but equally impressive picture of the history of the region.

A day at the beach is always an option but you can find other open water options closer to home, from child-friendly paddling in the River Gardon below le Pont du Gard, to kayaking down La Sorgue as it winds its way through the Luberon. Close to Avignon, Lac de Monteux has a lifeguarded beach and various water activities for all ages.

This is a destination to rival any other. Complemented by our selection of handpicked villas we can help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.


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