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Spacious 17th century farmhouse on historic estate and Mill

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Noves - Les Cigales

Five bedrooms, four baths, large kitchen, private terrace with beautiful views

Please see additional reviews on the internet by searching , Moulin de la Roque, Noves.

As early as the 15th century, the Roux family was given the rights by the Pope to use the river for a flour mill, called la Roque. For over 350 years, the same owners ran this ancient flour mill and it grew to a grand status. Now called Le Moulin de la Roque (mill by the rock) Guy and Gaby have renovated these historic buildings once used to serve this flour mill into tasteful cottages and vacation villas. Authentic with orginal beams, stone walls and crisp plastered wall,

Les Cigales was converted from an old barn where the grain was stored for the old mill. Guy has cleverly incorporated five large bedrooms, four baths, a spacious fully equipped kitchen with two refrigertors and a five burner gas stove. Les Cigales retains its old world charm with all the modern conveniences for modern living.

Located on the estate of LE MOULIN DE LA ROQUE - Noves you are surrounded with twelve acres of nature and beautifully maintained grounds. The estate is hidden, gated on both sides, parking is ample inside the estate. It is situated in the heart of Provence between Saint Remy and Avignon.

Completely secluded and calm, the Moulin is accessible by two private drives shaded by old hovering Plane trees on one side and a beautiful flowing stream on the other.

Walk into our quaint village of Noves (an authentically french provencal village, no tourists) where you can enjoy the local cafés, open air market, or pick up your daily baguette at a charming boulangeri. Or, take one of the paths leading off the main garden and enjoy incredible vistas of the Les Alpilles on over 370 acres (150 hectares) of forest and hiking trials.

Baron Guy Fallon and Gabrielle, are your hosts and welcome you to stay on their estate, their home. You will of course be as independent as you wish however there is a great advantage to having the owners on site.

Nothing can ruin a vacation more than if you should have a problem in your house. With many private home rentals, you will have to contact an agency who in turn will contract for the work (and in Provence, you never know when this help will arrive as we are very relaxed here with an extradordinary amount of holidays and sacred long lunch hours.

Guy and Gaby have a full time staff to take care of your problems immediately if they should occur. In addition, they are there to provide you support for translation, introduction into the french and provencal cultures, touring advice, restaurants, medical assistance as needed and any other thing you may need, even it if is just to borrow a cup of sugar.

It is their goal to assure as much as possible that your vacation and your experience with them and in Provence is a fantastic and memorable one.

Their charming house, Les Cigales, is the perfect lodging for couples, friends traveling together, two families or one large family. It offers a beautiful panoramic view of the estate from your private Wisteria covered terrace o as it is situated to the south and the gardens and the large lawn. There are five bedrooms, three bedrooms in a wing on the ground level with three baths, three toilets (2 separate and private from the baths) and for even more convenience, a hidden vanity sink in each bedroom as well as two separate entrances from the rear of the house. Upstairs, there are two additional large bedrooms with one toilet room apart and separate from the bath, one bath/shower and for more convenience, a hidden vanity sink in each bedrooms.

Any bedroom in this house can be either two twin beds or one large king bed (1m80 by 2 meters). All matresses are new and of the highest quality for a good night's sleep.

Les Cigales is more than a rental cottage as Gaby and Guy have put many touches to make it feel like home, with fresh provencal fabrics, everything you would need in a kitchen (blender, food processer, salad spinner, loads of dishes and glasses, pots and pans of every size, toaster, microwave, two refrigerators, five burner gas cooktop, convenction oven and more and even more!

Les Cigales is one of our most popular houses on the estate due to its size, convenience and charm as well as the spectacular views. We have guests who return every year without fail to stay here. If this is your dream, reserve early to get your choice of dates!

Do not be concerned about others on the estate. Unlike many other hamlet type accomodations that can be crowded and each unit very close and on top of one another, each farmhouse at Moulin de la Roque is spacious, independent private and neatly nestled into the ambiance of the old mill and grand estate. Every terrace and garden has been carefully thought out to provide the maximum privacy for our guests. The estate itself is very spacious and you will not feel the presence of others except as you pass each other perhaps on the lane to Noves or perhaps at the pool.

Another benefit to les Cigales is that it can be combined with another house to become one large 8 bedroom, 7 bath house with a large reception area inbetween for your meals together or just cocktails or extra storage space.

Please take a tour of the estate on our website on our VRBO page or just type in Moulin de la Roque, Noves on google. You will also find numerous reviews the link to which is on our website.

AN INSPIRING SETTING for your provencal vacation as couples, families, friends, painting workshops, or any other type of group, the Moulin de la Roque can accommodate almost any requirement.

Available are large salons for groups,a large secluded swimming pool with surrounding terrace, covered cabana and pool house with shower and toilet facilities, a petanque court (Provencal ball game),two trampolines, and other recreational facilities for children as well as adults.

An expansive lawn allows for beautiful views and lots of space to run or play for the children.

Keywords: provence, saint remy, charm, self catering cottage, mill, mas, farmhouse, vacation , home,holiday, hammeau historique, arles, avignon, provence, luberon, les alpilles

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Guy and Gaby
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
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About Guy and Gaby

We are Guy and Gaby, your hosts at Moulin de la Roque in Noves Provence France.

Guy came from Belgium over 25 years ago searching for an estate in France where he could relax, engage in some agriculture and enjoy the provencal lifestyle and mild weather. He found such a place in the Moulin de la Roque. He found such a place in the Moulin de la Roque. An historique old flour mill (dating back as far a the 1500s), located in the countryside, near a small village but not far from Saint Remy and Avignon. It was nestled up to a mountain and rock cliff and surrounded by a lovely river. There were fields of orchards and a small vineyard. The only problem was that most of it was in ruins. Being an engineer by education, Guy had no hesitation to begin a renovation of the property which continues even today.

An historic old flour mill (dating back as far a the 1500s), located in the countryside, near a small village but not far from Saint Remy and Avignon. It was nestled up to a mountain and rock cliff and surrounded by a lovely river. There were fields of orchards and a small vineyard and a grand chateau.

The only problem was that most of it was in ruins. He had no idea what he would do with it however, being an engineer by education and an architect at heart, he had no hesitation to begin a renovation of the property which continues even today.

Guy met Gabrielle (Gaby), an American, 15 years ago when she came as a guest to the Moulin with some artists to paint. Air France had lost her luggage for over 10 days. At that time she spoke little French so he of course helped her to retrieve it. Thanks to Air France, she has never left.! Some say she is still there waiting for her luggage to arrive.

Guy and Gaby are passionate about their mill and their Provence and love sharing both with their gue

Guy and Gaby purchased this farmhouse in 1994

Why Guy and Gaby chose Alpilles

They have created 8 villas or a little 'Provencal village. Each year they continue to restore and create this little village paradise for their guests. People from around the world visit the Moulin each year and are surprised by its beauty, quality and attention to detail. Some of their best compliments are 'it's so beautiful, even better than the internet site!'

We enjoy being your hosts and treat you as if you are a guest in our home. We are there to provide you with advice on the area, reservations for restaurants, help if you are sick or lost or any other support you may need. You arrive as guests and you leave as friends. The little piece of paradise was created with you in mind. We are passionate about our estate, Provence and about you, our guests.

Gaby loves cusine, the ambiance and charming villages, the markets of Provence and people, especially our guests! I am an avid hiker and adventurer and together we would love to advise you to make the most out of your stay in Provence.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Staying in Les Cigales at the Moulin de la Roque offers a unique mixture of stunning beauty, provencal history, community,new acquaintances, seclusion and privacy.

As it is also the home of the owners who live full time on the estate, Guy and Gaby, your English speaking hosts and their staff, will provide you with whatever you need. You will have privacy and support at the same time, a great combination for the successful vacation. , It takes “self-catering” to another level!

The chateau-like atmosphere of the estate provides a wonderful ambiance to either stay on the estate or to come home to every night after touring the area.

The spacious grounds and structure of the estate are magnificient. The large swimming pool is secluded and secure for children. And in addition, there is a large park for children with plenty of games, including two trampolines.

The small neighboring village of Noves, is in short walking distance from the estate. It is quaint and still holds onto the traditional provencal way of life.

Charming and historic, it is relatively unknown so free of tourists and souvenir shops. It has all the provisions you will need for your stay-and friendly people who adore the occasional visitor from abroad.

Centrally located in the heart of Provence, the estate is close to just about any major site, most within 20-30 minutes. (Such as Avignon, Chateauneuf du Pape, Pont du Gard, the Luberon (Gordes, Bonnieux, etc.) Arles and the Camargue, and the Les Alpilles (Saint Remy and Les Baux).

For groups, the estate is ideal as each family or group, can take a house, all just around the corner, maintaining their privacy as a family or group, yet easily coming together in the large dining areas or terraces of each other’s homes for meals.

And there is a lodging for every budget.

Just adjacent ,there is a large forest,and mountain where you can take hikes each day in the midst of wild rosemary and thyme and enjoy the views.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious 17th century farmhouse on historic estate and Mill
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Cigales villa which is a spacious home that in addition to 4+ bedrooms, offers a very spacious kitchen, dining room and living room areas with beautiful furnishings. The location also has a great outdoor patio with covered barbeque and overhead trellis of Wisteria. We cooked at home multiple evenings and enjoyed having such a beautiful and peaceful place to return to each day after site-seeing. The location of these accommodations is very convenient to the other sites in Provence. Also, our hosts were very welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed playing with a resident young boxer puppy (Gucci) who made the accommodations seem even more like home,

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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farnham, UK

Ideal for family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We (two families with a collective 5 children) stayed here for a week in April. Kids and adults loved it. Plenty to do locally and as well as being great hosts Gaby and Guy's recommendations for local trips were all spot on. Les Cigales is very well equipped for large parties and ideally designed with opportunities for separation (and relative peace from the kids) as well as communal areas that fit everyone easily. All in all I have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairhope, AL, USA

Classic Provence

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, comfortable and well appointed property in the heart of the Rhone wine region. The perfect home to return to after a day of touring and sightseeing, as well as the perfect place to spend your time reading and simply relaxing on the property. Comfortable for 3 - 4 couples

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Provence at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We returned for our 4th visit in September, and promptly booked our 5th visit for this coming summer. This particular trip consisted of 4 couples and a private chef. Les Cigales was plenty for this. The centuries old mill (complete with stream) is historic in its own right, but is fully equipped with all the modern accoutrements. Various sized gites (apartments) make it to where if you want privacy for a romantic week, it is so. Or, like us most of the time, you want family around you sharing meals and afternoon sunsets, it is just so. The facility offers plenty of parking, a wonderful pool, hiking on hillsides, easy access to shopping and a great Petanque court for the occasional tourney only completed with a nice Rose'. The wonderful hosts, Guy and Gaby, are great sources of direction for fine dining and historical touring. Go to the weekly market in the various villages! You WILL return. The village, Noves, is complete for grocery shopping and pastries, and the larger village of St-Remy-de-Provence (10 miles) is where van Gogh did a great deal of his work and you will find fine dining. The market there on Wednesday morning is not to be missed. The villages of Gordes, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Les Baux, and the historic city of Avignon (12 miles away) will occupy your days. A nice Cotes de Rhone and some of the outstanding cheeses found at the markets will occupy your nights. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, CO United States of America

Family of 10

  • 5 of 5

This was a dream trip for our family, and the reality exceed the dream. We were awed by the beauty of Le Moulin de la Roque and the warm welcome of our hosts. As tried travelers, we especially enjoyed the convenience of a delicious French meal brought in by a "food truck" on the evening we arrived. We stayed at Les Cigales villa which proved to be perfect for our family of ten ranging in age form six years to eighty. The villa is tastefully furnished and well equipped with all items needed to make a family visit enjoyable. Our hosts recommendations for places to visit and eat proved to be outstanding. The children and adults enjoyed the pool and playing petanque (boules) on the sand court each evening. Each day we explored a different site after a great breakfast on our patio of local fruits, breads and pastries. I would love to visit here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jersey Cith, New Jersey, USA

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with a large group of family and friends (16 people) in mid-September. We had ten people in Les Cigales and six in Les Tuileries (which sleeps eight). Both villas were beautiful and worked well for our group. The grounds are magnificent with a lovelyl pool and walking trails up the hills to a great view. We did a lot of traveling--St Remy, Arles, Avignon, Vaison la Romaine, and Roussillon--all interesting. One night we had a chef come in to cook for us-- the food was delicious and the night great fun. It was nice to be able to walk into nearby Noyes for our daily croissants.

Gaby and Guy were fantastic hosts and very helpful for directions, making reservations, and especially for the one snag we hit on the trip--the Air France flight, which resulted in the bulk of our party leaving a day early, Oh well--next time I will have to get to Pont du Gard and Uzes!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Avignon; Saumane; Mallemort-Pont Royal; ...
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Autoroute du Soleil A7
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Noves, Molleges, in Saint-Remy,
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cassis, Callanque, Côte Bleue
Nearest Point of Interest
Moulin de la Roque
Car: recommended

Wine tours, bicycling tours, trekking, local festivals, antiquing, wildlife tours, historique momuments, local daily outside markets, cooking classes, wine tours and art workshops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Noves, Alpilles

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Fall - Oct
16 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring - Mar -Apr 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring - May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer - June 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer - High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Fall - Sept
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Oct - 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £313

Closed for winter, - November 5, 2016 to March 4, 2017

Reservations are confirmed by a deposit of 30 percent of the full rental rate. The balance of the rental is due 60 days in advance of the rental date. Rentals of more than 2 wks, separate.We accept French cheque, bank wire transfer or PayPal (credit card or bank transfer). A security deposit of 350 Euros will be due upon arrival in cash Euros and returned at the end of your stay less any damages

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Noves in Bouches-du-Rhone

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3) Bedrooms can be both single or king. Two bedrooms will be prepared as king, the others as single unless otherwise requested. Advance notice required for desired setup., Twin or Single Beds (2) Any bedroom can be both single or king. Advance notice required for desired setup., Baby Cribs (1) Crib, baby chairs and changing tables are available free of charge with advance notice. Your children are welcome!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Trampolins, pétanque court, 150 acres of hiking trails in forest adjancent to property, badmitton, pingpong, foosball and games for children. Surrounded by a lovely flowing river one one side and large cliff and forest on the other. Swimming, lounging on your private terrace, swimming pool or just soaking in the beauty of the estate..long walks in the forest or to our ancient village of Noves. Perfectly centrally located to see Provence.

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