You arrive at the mas through the owner's vineyard from which he makes his own wine. The grounds outside and around the home are left rustic, to fit in with the wonderful surroundings. The interior of the home is modern.
Above, the tiny village of La Roque d'Alric, with 70 inhabitants. The much larger village of Beaumes-de-Venise is only 7km, about 10 minutes away. Suzette and le Barroux are even closer. The much larger towns of Vaison-la-Romaine and Carpentras are about 25 minutes away.
The wonderful Provençal-style kitchen has all the modern appliances; there is a huge Rosières stove with 2 ovens, and 5 gas burners; frig/freezer plus a separate freezer, several coffee makers, a tea kettle, raclette machine, dishwasher, and more. There is also a clothes washer and dryer.
There is a dining room just beyond the kitchen, pictured in the next photo.
En-suite bedroom with queen (160 cm) bed on the first floor.The antiques add a lot of charm to the decor. The bathroom is just inside the open door on the right. From the windows you can enjoy views of the pool and vineyards and hills.
The Mas d'Alric is a family vacation home perched near the eponymous rocky outcropping in the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains in northern Provence.
The villa has 4 bedrooms, (two en-suite), a lovely traditional Provençal kitchen and dining room, a private pool, and loads to space to enjoy. The exterior grounds of the home are intentionally left rustic, to better suit the environment. The interior is more modern.
The village, La Roque l'Alric has just 70 inhabitants, so it is a very peaceful place. There is not a lot going on in the tiny village, but nearby villages have a lot to offer the holiday traveler: markets, shopping, wine tasting and other activities.
One of the best places in the immediate area is the winery, Clos de Trias, owned by a Californian of Norwegian ancestry, married to a Frenchwoman. A wonderful laid-back place to visit.
This Provencal villa is situated 18 km north of Carpentras via the D938, and the D78 (or the D7 and then the D90), between the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux.
This a perfect spot to just relax, or else bike or hike or climb Mont Ventoux, or visit the local markets and historical sites.
The old houses and narrow streets of the medieval village rise up to the reddish sandstone cliffs with their many caves. Life in the village centers around an open central area with squares, weathered stone fountains, shops, outdoor terrace cafés, with plenty of shade from the plane trees.