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La Bastide Grand Jardin

La Bastide Grand Jardin

France, Provence ~ 6 Bedrooms ~ 5 Bathrooms ~ Sleeps 10 to 13

At a Glance
Authentic Provencal property including a family home filled with souvenirs and books opening onto a beautiful, multi-faceted garden: the gates to paradise! 10 minutes driving from St Rémy de Provence and 15 minutes’ from Avignon TGV train station, this estate covers about 8 hectares, including 4 hectares of French, Italian and African gardens known all over the world for their beauty.  The gardens lead to a large restored house professionally renovated by a famous architectural firm.
A way of life, elegance and attractive countryside characterize the features of this property in Provence. The house has 7 rooms. A basin style pool in the middle of one of the gardens is embellished with a small house, an ideal reading-room for having a rest. A Marseille style cottage with barbecue. A great pool area:  a heated swimming pool 14 meters x 5 meters with a very pleasant pool house. Numerous other hidden spaces … many different places with different styles for you to relax in.

The Mas is 10 minutes’ drive from St Remy and 15 minutes from the Avignon TGV station or regional airport (some flights to UK and rest of Europe).
It is 40 minutes from the Marseille International Airport (Marignane) and 1 hour from the Mediterranean Sea.

THE MAIN HOUSE  18th-century-style bastide about 550 m² (on three floors)
On the ground floor:
-          A living-room with a fireplace and a shaded terrace overlooking one of the gardens in the west and over the big garden in the south, TV (Satellite, DVD, CD)  large library with numerous beautiful books about gardens and Provence.
-          A small dining-room with a fireplace
-          A Provencal kitchen fully equipped ( American fridge,  large gas stove with 2 ovens, many small appliances, Nespresso machine)
-          A large dining-room
-          Entrance- bookshelves, artwork line the walls, powder room
-          Cool-room for fruits, vegetables and wine
-          In the south under the plane trees overlooking the main garden, a large area for lunch and dinner.
 On the 1st floor:
-          A master suite including a large bedroom with a king sized bed (180) and a bathroom with a bathtub and toilet, a small bedroom adjoining with a cabin bed (120),
-          Two bedrooms with a double bed (160) sharing a bathroom with tub and independent toilet in the corridor at the back.
-          At the end of the corridor : one bedroom with  king-sized bed (180), a wardrobe and a bathroom with a bathtub, shower and toilet
-          A laundry room with dryer and washer, steamer.
 On the 2nd floor: carpeted wall to wall
-          A twin bedded room  (90) x2 and a bathroom with a shower and toilet
-          A large double bedroom (160), wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub and toilet
All bedroom windows have screens. There are telephones in each bedroom. The large plane trees in the front provide shade and cooling to the thick walls of this beautiful old house
There is a garage for two cars at the back of the house near the caretaker’s house.

The Gardens
There are many different spaces, each possessing a unique ambiance.
“For us in Provence, where you often live outdoors, a garden is an extension of the house”, says the owner. You need lots of different places with different ambiences where you can walk, relax, have dinner or lunch”.
 •    The” African Garden” a separate part of the property is  a total change of scenery :a beautiful heated pool 2 meter deep ,15m x 5 m with electric rolling cover, accessed by gently sloping stairs,  with an African hut style covered area  : a small kitchen (microwave, small fridge, cooktop, Nespresso machine, Weber BBQ ) . One room with 2 single beds for an afternoon nap. At the back a hot shower, toilet, and basin.
A collection of small gardens including:
 •  The “Barraca”: a lodge with an old-style bed for one person, wood burning stove, many books, small basin style pool (not heated but alarmed) deck chairs and loungers. Climbing vines and scented jasmine add to the atmosphere
 •   A medieval garden of yellow flowers
 •   A children’s garden with a small house, stage and tree house
 •  Most bucolic is « la Piccola » with a Marseille style cabanon and BBQ, sink, dishwasher, toilet and a small bed where you can enjoy a quiet siesta. Nearby is topiary formed into the shape of ‘Piccolo’ the donkey who lived here in the past.
 •Kitchen garden, herb garden. A henhouse, greenhouse and the black cat that lives there.

 • A master bedroom with a king sized bed (180 cm), a bathroom with a bathtub and toilet and a small bedroom adjoining with a large single bed (120 cm),
 • Two bedrooms with double bed (with a queen sized bed /160 cm) sharing a bathroom with tub and separate toilet in the corridor at the back.
 • A fourth double bedroom with canopied king-sized bed (180 cm), a wardrobe and a bathroom with a bathtub, shower and toilet
 • A twin bedded room (90 cm X2) and a bathroom with a shower and toilet
 • A large double bedroom (with a queen sized bed /160 cm), wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub and toilet


Baby equipment
Dish washer, Washing machine, Dryer
All the kitchen are fully equipped
Professional Kitchen
Satellite TV
Swimming pool
Fenced outside area
Heated swimming pool with electric cover
HIFI music player
Nespresso machine. You can order your favorite capsule, 1 month before your arrival.
Wifi Internet Access
Wine cellar


Cleaning lady

2 full time gardeners 5 days of the week
Caretaker couple lives on site at the back near the garage.
Housekeeping 8 hours each day, 7 days a week
A Property Manager who oversees all staff
On request :
a guided tour of the gardens with the owner, an authority on Provencal gardens
A chef at home,
A concierge service..
There is a 2 car garage and separate on-site accommodation for the housekeeper
Internet WiFi throughout the house and near the pools
Satellite TV with UK and US channels

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