The fully equipped Provençal kitchen is a chef's delight! A huge range cooker and marble sink dominate. The caretaker can also cook for guests (to be arranged per advance notice). Throughout the first floor there are beautifully restored vaulted ceilings - originally built in order to later allow for a 2nd floor. For lovers of fine cuisine this kitchen is a delight. Mas du Mûrier is a paradise to the eyes, elegantly decorated with fine art and original Provençal antiques.
Here is a very comfortable sitting room, perfect for reading, relaxing or drinks. There is a large bedroom up the stair case just off this room, so the sitting room, bathroom next door and bedroom would make a lovely large suite.
This double bedroom, with 'petit' sitting room is accessed by the veranda, offering an independent 1 bedroom apartment with its own piano/reading room and en-suite shower room on the ground floor. Note however that there are no cooking facilities in this area.
At the back of the house there's a sheltered area just outside the kitchen which is ideal for dining alfresco. The walls of the house here are adorned with ancient agricultural equipment creating a very rustic feel.
A luxury farmhouse rental for 12 in Eygalières, Alpilles, France.
This rental villa is a extraordinary 17th century farmhouse, restored to a very high standard of modern comfort. 500 square metres large, it was once home to a wealthy farmer and his 17 children.
It is located just 2 km from the exclusive village of Eygalières, near the foothills of the Alpilles, and is surrounded by orchards in an idyllic quiet and calm country setting.
The house and 6 bedrooms are all air-conditioned. The pool is heated and has a rigid cover.
The Mas du Murier has 2 king (180 cm) en-suite bedrooms, and 4 twin rooms which can be converted into kings. There are 2 separate bathrooms, a separate shower room and 2 WCs.
If you need more bedrooms there is another air-conditioned house on the property, right next door, with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, plus a sofa bed, not included in the total count. Click here to see the combined farmhouses.
Unfortunately the additional property is not available until late summer of 2017.
Eygalieres, St Remy de Provence, Provence, south of France
Just 10 minutes drive from St. Rémy de Provence, Eygalières is a haven of tranquillity with lots of class and charm.
Designated as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Eygalières is where many celebrities spend pleasant, undisturbed holidays, far from the paparazzi on the coast. Located on the edge of the Alpilles (the little Alps of Provence), Eygalières offers fantastic views of sublime rocky outcroppings. Surrounded by farmland, olive and fruit orchards, Eygalières is a quiet and charming community made up of artists, farmers and tradesmen alike.
The main street has everything you could want from a small village and more: a collection of superb restaurants, bistros, mini markets, beauty salons, speciality wine shops, an art gallery and several eclectic cafés. The village runs its own market every Friday.