Le Beau Mas

Provence, France

  • 10
  • 5
  • 3
  • Charming villa at the foot of Mont Ventoux
  • Spacious and beautiful gardens
  • Stunning country views
  • Close to Malaucène and restaurants

This handsome holiday home nestles below the mighty Mont Ventoux; at just over 1,900m, the so-called Giant of Provence dominates the landscape with its barren rocky summit which, from a distance, appears snow-capped even in the height of summer. Back down in the valley the contrast could not be greater however, with green fields, fruit orchards and forest-clad hills stretching away from the villa in every direction.

Le Beau Mas is set in one hectare of informally landscaped gardens, with plenty of lawn space for play and mature trees for shade and privacy. The focal point of the house is the pool; flanked by tall cypresses, there are views over Mont Serein and lots of lounging space both in and out of the sun. It’s delightfully easy to lose track of time and everything else in this wonderfully serene spot, and with Malaucène village just 1.5km away, you don’t need to stray far to find shops and restaurants. Malaucène is the capital of the Ventoux region, built around an ancient fort and famous locally for its cherries and other excellent garden produce. You can stock up at the Wednesday market and enjoy picnic meals on the dining terrace overlooking the pool, or if that seems like too much effort on holiday you'll find many excellent dining options in the area.

The house is very light and bright, in a Moroccan style with bold colours, big French windows and a relaxed, family-home feeling. With five bedrooms, Le Beau Mas works well for two families travelling together; as well as the lovely private pool you’ll find tennis, bike hire, horse-riding, golf and various river activities offered within a 10-40km radius, so there is plenty to keep both adults and children entertained.

The Local Area

Malaucène (1.5km) offers everything you’ll need in terms of shopping and restaurants, and it’s worth an hour or two of gentle exploring to see the grand old residences that date from the town’s heyday in the 16th-18th centuries. There are various walking trails starting from the town, and serious cyclists can tackle the brutal route up the Mont Ventoux, which is also easily accessible by car. Other local highlights are picturesque Vaison La Romaine (11km), a major centre for Provençal festivals and cultural events, and Séguret (21km) listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France', set at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail Mountains in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône vineyards. Sablet (21km) is one of 12 villages awarded the distinction of Côtes du Rhône Villages, while both Orange and Avignon are reachable in about 45 minutes by car.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-10)
  • Changeover day – Saturday

Ground floor

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen includes oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with large en-suite bathroom, separate shower and WC
  • WC

First floor

  • 3 double bedrooms (160cm)
  • Bedroom with bunk beds and single bed (80cm)
  • 2 bathrooms
  • WC

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • TV, DVD and CD players
  • Fireplace (wood supplied)
  • Heating (on a meter)
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 12 x 6 (depth 1 – 2.2m), Roman steps, security alarm

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

Services

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

Getting there

  • Airports

    Avignon 56km
    Nîmes 105km
    Marseille 108km
    Montpellier 116km
  • TGV stations

    Orange 39km
    Avignon 44km
    Montélimar 76km
    Arles 81km
    Nîmes 99km

Access times

  • Check in time – 4.00-7.00pm
  • Check out time – 10.00am

Location

  • Restaurants (Malaucène) 5min drive
  • Shops (Malaucène) 5min drive
  • Vaison-la-Romaine 20min drive
  • Avignon 55min drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in France to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Avignon 54km/55min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
Southampton Flybe Sat/Sun 27 May - 2 Sep (Sat)
28 May - 24 Sep (Sun)
Birmingham Flybe Saturday 27 May - 2 Sep

Nîmes 105km/1hr 20min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Luton Ryanair Saturday All season

Marseille 108km/1hr 30min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Sat/Sun All season
London Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 22 Apr - 30 Sep
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season

Montpellier 116km/1hr 45 min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday 6 May - 30 Sep
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday 29 Apr - 23 Sep
Leeds Bradford Ryanair Saturday All season

Car hire

Although this villa is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange car hire for you at an additional cost. 

Chose from the car options below:

Car hire prices vary depending on the time of year. The first price shown covers 1 April – 30 June and 26 August – 31 October; the second covers the peak season of 1 July – 25 August.

Choose from the options below:

  • Group B: Opel Corsa 3dr or similar – £189/£231
  • Group C: Citroën C3 or similar – £203/£238
  • Group CA: Peugeot 208 or similar – £378/£406
  • Group D: Opel Astra or similar – £266/£336
  • Group DA: Citroën C4 e-HDi or similar – £469/£533
  • Group E: Lancia Delta or similar – £322/£385
  • Group EA: Citroën C5 e-HDi or similar – £476/£511
  • Group F: Opel Insignia or similar – £259/£329
  • Group FA: Peugeot 508 e-HDi or similar – £469/£553
  • Group CMPV: Nissan Note or similar – £287/£357
  • Group MMPV: Citroën C4 Picasso or similar – £308/£399
  • Group SSUV: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £364/£518
  • Group SSUVA: Peugeot 3008 or similar – £497/£574

All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group CA – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group DA – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group E – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group EA – 1.8 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group F – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group FA – 2 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group CMPV – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group MMPV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase

Group SSUV – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

Group SSUVA – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 small suitcases

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.

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    4.5/5

    Proximity to beach, restaurant and shops

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