The ensuite master bedroom is vast, featuring such luxuries as a 200 cm bed, air conditioning, a flatscreen TV with a satellite receiver, an upright Sauter piano (the world's oldest operating piano manufacturer) and even a 21.5" iMac!
The 20 hectares (50 acres!) of grounds surrounding the house are delightful. You arrive at Mas Montagnette via a long alley of plane trees, southern France's famous platanes that were historically planted by Napoleon's army to protect his troops from the heat of the sun as they marched. We were unlucky with the weather when we took our photos; usually it looks even more beautiful and rich in colour.
The 16 x 5 metre pool isn't coated with white or light blue paint, unlike most pools, blending in perfectly with its natural surroundings. It is salt-treated, as opposed to chlorine, so it doesn't sting when it gets in your eyes , and doesn't trigger allergic reactions. There are of course more sunloungers available. To the right of this picture, you can see some of the ancient trees in the olive grove - if you've already visited the Mediterranean area, you know just how rare olive trees this size are!
The pond (or lake, no-one's really sure where the line is drawn between the two terms!) set in the grounds, just a hundred metres from the house, is a simply wonderful setting for appreciating the absolute peace and quiet you get at Mas Montagnette.
The orangery, in the foreground, is a very bright and spacious annex, featuring a mini-bar, chairs and sofas, as well as table football for the kids. It even has two separate toilets, making this is a great feature for evening garden parties and weddings.
The house is articulated in a U-shape around this pretty, sheltered courtyard, with the main kitchen just behind the French windows at the back, so you can still eat outdoors even when the Mistral is blowing.
A vast and beautiful Provencal rental mas, built in the 15th century and fully restored, Mas Montagnette benefits from a great location next to the medieval town of Tarascon, 15 minutes from Avignon to the north, Arles to the south, St-Rémy and Les-Baux-de-Provence just to the east, in the Alpilles.
20ha of beautiful private grounds surround the property with plane trees, pines and cypresses, a rose garden and an exceptional olive grove with 300-year-old olive trees. You can walk into the hills just behind the property, or stroll around the idyllic pond (or lake; no-one's really sure where the line is drawn between the two!) which has its own little rowing boat.
With over 1,000m2 of living space, this is one of the most spacious properties in our mas collection. The mas has 9 double bedrooms of various sizes and standards, sleeping 18 people; 7 rooms are en-suite, and two share a bathroom. There are two extra beds for small children in alcoves in two of the bedrooms. The villa also features two kitchens and several living rooms around the ground floor of the house.
Owner's policy on pets: Some pets allowed, please enquire before booking.
St Remy de Provence is perhaps the most beautiful small town in Provence. Post World War II, it was an agricultural area, specializing in flower seeds and sheep, but now is known as a sophisticated country town with some of the best Provence has to offer, and with a wonderful, central location.
There are many sites in St Rémy: the very important Roman ruins at Glanum; the rue Hoche, a tiny street where French-Jewish doctor and astronomer Nostradamus was born in 1503. Don’t forget the colorful Wednesday market which is well known all over Provence. Vincent van Gogh spent most of the last year of his life here, at the St.Paul de Maussole Clinic, and painted over 150 paintings.