The house is an easy 10-15 minute walk over flat streets to the center of Eygalières.
The small village of Eygalières is a real jewel in the area. Though tiny, it has cafés, restaurants, food shops, and one of the best outdoor markets in Provence. This small village is home to well-heeled vacationers, as well as to French film and tv stars and other high wattage glitterati. To give you an idea of the prestige of this little village, European royals live and visit here. However the town has retained its old style ambiance, which is one reason it is so attractive to visitors.
Should all of this look just TOO laid back, then you could take a brisk walk or jog into Eygalières (the usual 10-15 minute stroll could be cut in half!), rent a bike and then peddle off around the area, choosing the trails between the vineyards and through the olive groves, or take up the
challenge of cycling the famous Mont Ventoux, about an hour away by car. All this exercise will help build an appetite for dinner at one of the excellent bistros in town.
There are tennis courts in the village, racquets are at the house. All entirely up to you ... which is what holidays in Les Alpilles should be about.
The heated pool is surrounded by lawn on two sides and patio on another. There are plenty of sun loungers for all the family, and the pergola offers shade in the height of the day. Though the villa has air con and a heated pool, they cannot both be used at the same time. Usually in summer the pool heats up nicely on its own; using the pool cover at night keeps it warm. If the pool is not heated then the aircon can be used.
The landscaped garden has been carefully planned to provide space for all tastes and moods!Whether it be lounging by the heated 11.5 x 5 metre pool, sitting at the table and chairs underthe shady tree, or playing a game of boules with a Pastis in hand, there's space for all together, or "time apart".
The arched French doors lead out from the sitting room to this comfortable sitting area covered by a tarpaulin-covered pergola.
The aromatic lavender, rosemary, thyme and more, all well suited to the sunny climate of Provence, fill the senses. Be sure to use them in your cooking. In all seasons the covered or open terraces and the huge covered but open summer kitchen and dining area, provide an extension to the living areas and provide a choice of where we'd like to be.
Should your choice be for an exclusive winter vacation, the inside, with central heating, is quite cozy and inviting. If staying in touch with the office is a must, then there is wifi throughout. A desk and chair, good light and another bookcase are under the winding stone stairs.
The opposite view of the dining room, with the kitchen behind. Notice the barred window in the kitchen, and compare it to the same window in the photograph below. Located next to the kitchen there's a gas barbecue in this covered dining area.
On the ground floor you will find this double bedroom with a queen (160cm) sized bed and it's en-suite shower room with two sinks, shower and w.c. Double French doors open from the bedroom to the terrace and garden. The reading lights are excellent, and the room has plenty of hanging and drawer space. With polished wooden floors and gentle colours, this bedroom is wonderfully private, spacious and comfortable.
The en-suite shower room for this bedroom has a large shower, two hand basins and w.c. Plenty of space for your personal bits and pieces and room to manoeuvre towels and the hair dryer without a problem!
The double, en-suite bedroom on the first floor is again furnished with a 160 cm queen sized bed, good reading lights and good hanging space. The polished wooden floors are warm, the decor relaxing, with plenty of space to move around.
The en-suite shower room for the "multi" bedroom has shower, hand basin and w.c. Again, bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and well planned. With each bedroom in the house having an en-suite shower or bathroom, there's total privacy, comfort and no waiting!!
Also on the ground floor is a bedroom which houses three single (90cm) beds. These can be left as single beds, or two can be made up as a king (180cm) sized bed. So depending on the configuration of adults and children, family/friends, the rooms can be adapted to suit.