Villa Marcelline

Provence, France

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  • 2
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  • Charming and stylish villa
  • Beautiful country views
  • Close to Vaison la Romaine
  • Lovely outside space

Villa Marcelline takes its name from its hamlet home, a sleepy green suburb of Vaison la Romaine on the banks of the Ouvèze river. Saint 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 hot 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 3km 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 Provençale 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.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Ground floor

  • Living room/dining area with fireplace, doors lead to small balcony
  • Fully equipped kitchen includes electric oven and hob, microwave fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Bathroom

Lower ground floor

  • Living area with sofabed, TV and DVD player; access to terrace and garden
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed)
  • Shower room
  • Separate WC
  • Washing machine

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer provided
  • Heating not included
  • Large covered patio
  • 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

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 (Vaison la Romaine) 5min drive
  • Restaurants (Vaison la Romaine) 5min drive
  • Mont Ventoux 15min drive
  • Orange 35min drive
  • Avignon TGV/airport 1hr drive
  • Marseille airport 1hr 30min 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 60km/1hr drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
Southampton Flybe Saturday All season
Birmingham Flybe Saturday 27 May - 2 Sep

Nîmes 95km/1hr 15min drive

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

Marseille 120km/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 Stansted Ryanair Sat/Sun All season
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Sunday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday 21 Apr - 1 Sep
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season

Montpellier 130km/1hr 40min drive

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Gatwick easyJet Sat/Sun All season
London Luton easyJet Saturday 30 Jun - 1 Sep

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

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There’s no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the boutiques, chic cafés and flower markets of elegant Aix-en-Provence or wandering the cobbled streets of the beautiful hilltop village of Gordes. And in Provence the past is ever-present in Tarascon’s Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic influences and the Roman amphitheatre in Arles.

Introduce fragrant fields of lavender, rolling hills and the red salt lagoons of the nearby Camargue National Park and before you lies a holiday destination to rival any other, complemented by our selection of handpicked luxury villas to help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.

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