Villa Marcelline

Provence , France

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  • Beautiful country views
  • Lovely outside space
  • Close to Vaison-la-Romaine

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Villa Marcelline takes its name from its hamlet home, a sleepy green suburb of Vaison-la-Romaine on the banks of the Ouvèze river. St-Marcellin is a village of villas, ideally placed for quick, easy access to Vaison by bike or car, and a good choice for a peace-seeking couple or family.

The house is very tastefully decorated, but perhaps the biggest attraction here is the ample garden space, with separate areas to play, relax and soak up the southern sun by the pool. Beyond the pool is open farmland and countryside, and whilst there are other villas in the vicinity, the pool area itself is nicely private. Clever landscaping makes the garden feel like a series of separate outdoor ‘rooms’, one of which contains the open-air kitchen, perfect for summer evenings when it’s just far too nice to be inside, however lovely the interiors may be.

If you prefer to let someone else cook, the centre of Vaison-la-Romaine is less than three kilometres away, and you may find that a leisurely wander round its streets in search of the most tempting menu is almost as enjoyable as the food itself. Vaison has been on the map since Roman times, and two major dig sites attest to their appreciation of the area. The Roman remains are found principally on the right bank of the river, while to the left you can discover the old medieval quarter, full of cobbled streets, shady squares and cool fountains, all within just a few kilometres of your villa.

The local area

Vaison-la-Romaine has been a physical and cultural hub of the northern Vaucluse since wealthy Roman nobles first spied its potential two millennia ago. Today’s ruins and museums display fine mosaics, private thermal baths and the remains of elaborate homes, indicating a fine Provençal lifestyle even back then. The surrounding landscape is wilder and less populated than southern Provence, dominated by the brooding bulk of Mont Ventoux and the lace-like limestone of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. There are numerous walking trails through the Dentelles, with guides and maps available from local tourist offices. Nearby Séguret is one of France’s famous ‘most beautiful’ villages, nestled beneath a ruined castle and looking out protectively over its vineyards below. Puyméras, just northeast of Vaison, offers lovely views over lavender fields from the ruined château at the top of the village, while Orange, with its magnificent Roman amphitheatre, is around 40 minutes away by car.


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Accommodation

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Living room/dining area with fireplace, TV and DVD player, doors lead to small balcony
  • Fully equipped kitchen includes electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with WC

Lower ground floor

  • Living area with sofabed, access to terrace and garden
  • Twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds that can be combined on request to make a double) with air-conditioning
  • Shower room
  • Separate WC
  • Washing machine

General

  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer provided
  • Air-conditioning in bedrooms
  • Heating not included
  • Large covered patio with outdoor summer kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 10m x 4m (depth 1.3m – 1.8m), Roman steps, electric cover
  • Property not suitable for children under 8 years due to low wall on the ground floor balcony
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Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels are provided
  • Weekly clean and linen change for stays of two weeks or more

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00pm to 7.00pm (arrival 7.00pm to 9.00pm at a supplement)
  • Check-out time – 10.00 am

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.


Location

  • Shops/restaurants (Vaison-la-Romaine) 5min drive
  • local tennis court 2min walk
  • Mont Ventoux 15min drive
  • Orange 35min drive
  • Avignon TGV/airport 1hr drive
  • Marseille airport 1hr 30min drive

Flights

For information on travel routes, please visit our France flights and ferries page.

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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  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

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  • Location

    4/5

    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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