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COMFORTABLE GÎTE IN A 19TH CENTURY PROVENCAL FARMHOUSE IDEALLY LOCATED

Sylvie Berard

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People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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COMFORTABLE GÎTE IN A 19TH CENTURY PROVENCAL FARMHOUSE IDEALLY LOCATED

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Fontvieille - Le Domaine de Laforest

Provencal farmhouse in the heart of Provence and at the gates of the Camargue

Facing the Montmajour Abbey, our guests are welcomed in our 18th century property surrounded by vines, olive trees and crops such as sunflowers or wheat.

In a former stable, we built this comfortable air-conditioned rural gîte which cleanliness, comfort and aestheticism is very important to us and for the well-being of our guests.

A pool, a football pitch, a Pétanque set, a swing and a barbecue are provided for you in the farmhouse.

For your safety, the entrance of the farmhouse is secured with an automatic gate with code and as for the pool, it is fenced and covered.

Thanks to our hospitality experience, we are attentive to our customers in order to facilitate the discovery of our region, inform them about the festivals and local events and guide them towards to shops and restaurants that make us proud.

Fittings: the kitchen is equipped with:

Traditional oven and microwave

Top refrigerator

Induction hob

Dishwasher

Washing machine

Toaster, kettle, blender, coffee machine, etc.

Iron and ironing board

Kitchen utensils

The heating: heaters are installed in each room

In addition, the bedrooms and the living room are equipped with reversible air-conditioning

Cultural getaway: All year long, the guests of Fontvieille are rocked to the rhythm of the Provencal traditions and its rich cultural heritage.

La Vallée des Baux

In the heart of the Alpilles, Les Baux-de-Provence, prestigious village listed among the most beautiful of France, offers a magical wild setting.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a place of interest thanks to its history, charisma and culture.

Arles la romaine

Arles which is very close is a welcoming and tradition land and an antique city with rich monuments that gave it its name of small Roman Gaul. The town and its many Roman ruins are listed Unesco World Heritage for their cultural interest.

The pays d’Arles is surrounded by towns that also deserve your attention:

Avignon (cultural and artistic town)

Nîmes (Roman town with art and bull-fighting traditions)

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Sylvie Berard (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2015

About Sylvie Berard

My grandparents purchased this property in 1955. After an experience of around 10 years in the hotel industry, I started to work in agriculture and opened my gîtes in 1995.

I am very attached to this farmhouse, to its history

Why Sylvie Berard chose Fontvieille

This estate purchased by my grandparents is the result of many years of hard work and passion

I wanted to work in the hotel industry and be able to maintain this property that I love so much

The gîtes appeared to me as an evident aim.

What makes this cottage unique

Thanks to our hospitality experience, we decided to offer a different approach to tourism: closer to our guests and more convivial.

The property is ideally located between the Provence and the Camargue

Gîtes are quiet and very comfortable with nice services, quality furniture and irreproachable cleanliness.

Each year we improve the quality of each gîte and we do our best to ensure an excellent stay in Provence to our guests.

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Reviews

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Comfortable gîte in a 19th century Provencal farmhouse ideally located
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5

A Good Base for Exploring

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Le Domaine de Laforest for a week in late September 2014 in one of the remodeled farm buildings. The building is split into four or five self contained gites. The ground floor contains an open area with kitchenette, living and dining areas and the upstairs consists of two bedrooms , a separate WC, and a shower / laundry room. There is also a terrace overlooking the gardens.

The gite is spacious and well furnished with modern appliances including satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The accommodation is clean and well looked after and the proprietors are helpful and provide local knowledge and tourist information.

The location is about one mile from the village of Fontvieille which is walkable by road or cross country. The village has all the facilities needed for self catering - grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants etc and a tourist office.

This is a good base for exploring the surrounding towns and countryside by car. It is easy to get to Pont-du-Gard, Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Saint Maries-de-la-Mer, St Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux etc. The local area includes the Roman Aqueduct and the Windmills made popular by Alphonse Daudet.

Visitors should note the following additional costs - sheets and towels, cleaning, tourist tax and a charge for electricity. This added about 25% to our quoted cost.

For non-local visitors - the gite was missing many of the basic items that we have found in similar accommodation elsewhere. There was no salt and pepper, paper towels, garbage bags, laundry soap, coffee filters resulting in special trips to the store. We have suggested that the proprietor offer a "basics bag" for a few Euros to those travelling from overseas.

In summary, this is excellent accommodation in an interesting area and to be recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Séjour enchanteur au domaine de Laforest

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour au Domaine de Laforest nous a ravi.

Le gite que nous avons occupé est charmant et son confort est propice a la détente.

Le cadre est par ailleurs harmonieux, entre terrasse ombragée, chants des cigales, oliveraies et vestiges romains antiques.

L'accueil est enfin tout autant chaleureux qu'attentif.

una adresse à recommander absolument.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
5

Mr et Mme SIMON séjour du 02 04 11 au 09 04 11

  • 5 of 5

UN BEAU PETIT COIN DE PROVENCE Nous avons passé un agréable séjour au Domaine de la Forest. Havre de paix très bien situé pour visiter les alentours : Arles, Les Baux de Provence, Avignon, Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer ... Fontvieille est un village très typique avec en plus le Moulin de Daudet et de nombreux circuits de promenades. Le gîte est très confortable ( excellente literie, équipement de qualité...) sans vis à vis, au calme, les propriétaires sont accueillants, sympathiques et discrets.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

un charmant de coin de Provence

  • 5 of 5

joli gite, bien agencé, fonctionnel et une belle terrasse, vue sur la campagne - pas de maison en vis à vis, j'ai apprécié. Promenades au départ de la maison, pas besoin de prendre la voiture ; un coin préservé, proche de Fontvieille, Arles, les Baux de Provence et la mer. les propriétaires sont accueillants et discrets. je trouve ce séjour au printemps, extra : nature fleurie, encore beaucoup de verdure et circulation facile.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Braibant, Namur, Belgique
5

un vrai bonheur

  • 5 of 5

Endroit paisible avec de magnifiques paysages. Le gîte était très spacieux, très propre et bien équipé. Une piscine agréable et bien située. Très bon accueil des propriétaires qui se montraient discrets afin de laisser la tranquilité aux locataires. Le gîte était à proximité du centre ville et des marchés provençaux.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nîmes-Garons Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Fontvieille
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Les Baux-de-Provence
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Arles
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Arles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Fontvieille
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Car: recommended

The farmhouse is ideally located in the heart of the Provence and the Camargue close to Les Baux-de-Provence and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

All year long, the guests of Fontvieille are rocked to the rhythm of the Provencal traditions and its rich cultural heritage.

Fontvieille offers you its landscape as a painting with scents of thyme and rosemary and the song of the cicadas.

On the surrounding hills, the 4 wind mills stand, honoured to be the source of the “Lettres de mon Moulin” of Alphonse Daudet.

La Vallée des Baux

In the heart of the Alpilles, Les Baux-de-Provence, prestigious village listed among the most beautiful of France, offers a magical wild setting.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where there is an atmosphere that everybody loves, is a place of interest thanks to its history, charisma and culture.

Arles-la-Romaine

Arles which is very close is a welcoming and tradition land and an antique city with rich monuments that gave it its name of small Roman Gaul. The town and its many Roman ruins are listed Unesco World Heritage for their cultural interest.

The surroundings

The Pays d’Arles is surrounded by towns that also deserve your attention:

Avignon (cultural and artistic town)

Nîmes (Roman town with art and bull-fighting traditions)

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (its pilgrimage, its fortified church that watches the herds of bulls and horses).

Port-Camargue (first marina in Europe)

Aigues-Mortes (medieval city surrounded by 13th century ramparts)

Martigues (the small Provencal Venice)

In the neighbouring department, the Vaucluse will make you discover the Wine Route and in wine cellars, you will taste renowned wines: Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Gigondas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, etc.

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Prices & Availability

From €90 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fontvieille, Alpilles

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Basse saison
30 Jan 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
€210
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€340
 
 
Moyenne saison
4 Apr 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
€210
for 2 nights
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€430
 
 
Haute saison
4 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€880
for 7 nights
€880
 
 
Moyenne saison
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
€210
for 2 nights
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€430
 
 
Basse saison
26 Sep 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
2 night minimum stay
€210
for 2 nights
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€340
 
 
Moyenne saison
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
2 night minimum stay
€210
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€430
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit €150
Nettoyage €30
Stay tax €1.5 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.
Notes Nous acceptons les cours séjour, ainsi que les jours d'arrivée et de départ décalés, en fonction de la période de location.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fontvieille in Alpilles

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 -
  • Renovated shower room and toilet Walk-in shower Hair dryer Wall-mounted heater
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom with quality inflatable mattress Bedside table Mattress protectors and protective covers Bedspread Covers Storage spaces Sheet rental available for € 9 per set of sheets
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The gîte is equipped with quality furniture and fittings The services of the gîte are improved every year Renovated shower room, toilet, terraces and separations Wi-Fi DTT televisions Reversible air-conditioning on the first floor and the ground floor Dishwasher Washing machine Kettles Blender Toaster
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