The kitchen is small but very well designed. There's an annex room where goods are stored leaving the kitchen free for preparation. The range cooker is of the highest calibre. Local Provencal chefs often cook in the kitchens here. Why not talk to our concierge about finding one for you?
The sitting area of the grange. Equipped with a flat screen TV and a surround sound movie system, this is an ideal place for the younger members of the group to hang out and enjoy themselves, leaving the parents to enjoy a more 'sophisticated' evening!
On the ground floor of the bastide there is a double bedroom that has been redone and is no longer a child's bedroom. We have not been able to photograph the new bedroom yet. The walls are now a soft off-white, the decor very soothing. This bedroom shares a bathroom with another double bedroom.
The grange has dining and living areas as well as a kitchen; chefs often use both kitchens when they are working at the villa. Depending on which pool you decide to use and which terrace you choose to relax on, this kitchen is an excellent addition to the main kitchen in the bastide.
The bastide comprises all the property that can be seen in this photograph save for the part of the building that can be seen to the extreme left of the picture to the left of the tree trunks, which is the back of the grange. On the right you can see the covered terrace with table for 10, comfortable chairs and sofa, a pizza oven and plancha.
To the front of the grange there's a veranda type passage which separates some of the bedrooms from the main living areas. Towards the end of this property description you will find a photograph of the veranda (or conservatory) taken from the interior.
In this picture we can see the water channel emanating from the fountain, dissecting the path and emptying into the infinity pool over-flow. This presence of running water is inspired by ancient methods of natural cooling. Like their Roman ancestors in this region, the owners have plentiful water features all over the site.
The third bedroom in the bastide, slightly more isolated from the communal rooms and opening out, through large cast iron French windows, into the conservatory which acts as an internal passage between the two properties.
Under the covered terrace, right outside the kitchen, there's ample sitting room for 10 or more and a pizza oven for those who love to cook. You cannot see the plancha which is on the far right. Right next to the main kitchen, this is the perfect place for al fresco dining.
The studio in the grange would be ideal either as a separate accommodation for a nanny or chauffeur, or as sleeping arrangements for a couple who require a little more privacy. There is a bedroom, kitchen and shower room.
Le Jardin d'Aurélia, luxury vacation rental, Provence, France.
Located on a glorious site in the Provencal countryside yet within 15 minutes walking distance of St-Rémy-de-Provence, le Jardin d'Aurélia is a veritable master piece. Enjoying elevated views over the Alpilles and onwards south to the Luberon National Park, the setting is perfect for the outstanding architectural design and landscaping of le Jardin d'Aurélia, making it an ideal prestige vacation rental.
The landscaped grounds surrounding the property have been painstakingly manicured to create a very special environment indeed. To the front of the property, water is the dominant theme with fountains overflowing into water channels that run the length of the paths, emptying into the infinity pool overflow. This provides a refreshing contrast to the full heat of the Provencal summer sun. From this perspective you get unbeatable views on the Alpilles hills.
Le Jardin d'Aurélia is made up of three separate houses, two of these (the bastide and the grange) form the rental property and the third accommodates the live-in guardians who live discretely to one side of the property. The bastide and the grange are internally connected, but each enjoys its own garden and both properties have a heated swimming pool.
The five ensuite bedrooms, plus two additional bedrooms with shared bath can accommodate 14 guests. Included in this number is a fully-equipped studio with 160 cm bed, bath with shower, kitchen (cook-top, oven, frig, clothes washing machine), and private entrance for a nanny or other helper.
Our concierge will help make your vacation absolutely perfect.
A true luxury villa rental in St Remy de Provence in the south of France.
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.