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Le Mas des Roses

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Beaucaire | Bedrooms: 7 | Sleeps: 14

Rates: from £9,628 per week

This stunning 17th century 'Maison de Maître' is set within its own park of beautiful mature trees with an enchanting 14th century consecrated chapel and olive grove, the total grounds extending to approximately 30 acres. Beaucaire, with its medieval castle and beautiful Sunday market, is located in the Gard department in Languedoc-Roussillon and lies at the intersection of two historically important regions, Languedoc and Provence. All major sites that have evoked the undiminished attraction of Languedoc and Provence are in reach: Beaucaire is situated in the triangle of Nimes, famous for the Pont du Gard, Avignon with its Palais des Papes and Arles with its Roman Amphitheatre, many festivals and bullfights.

Built in an era famed by the reign of Louis XIV, the Mas des Roses is believed to date back to around 1685. Its completion date, 2 years later, is immortalised in an original iron fire-back fireplace in the dining room. Today, Le Mas des Roses retains this gracious and mysterious sense of nobility. Showcasing its glorious past in the careful and elegant preservation of the original architectural features, modern furnishings and high spec equipment have ensured that Le Mas des Roses is a formidable retreat perfect for friends and families alike. The particularity of the property is that two staircases lead to two different sections of the house. Here the themed bedrooms are located: The main part (Le Manoir) with a large Master suite and two more bedrooms and the guest section (La Ferme) with 4 similar bedrooms located on two floors.

ACCOMMODATION


Ground Floor

  • 2 Receptions Rooms
  • Large, modern fully equipped kitchen with access to an outdoor breakfast terrace
  • Dining room with seating for up to 14 guests
  • Small dining room
  • Wine cellar and tasting room perfect for the sommeliers among you to sample some of the most exclusive wines
  • Office area
  • Cosy TV room with comfortable seating for 8 people
  • Laundry Room
  • L'Orangeraie boasting a piano with relaxation and dining area

First Floor - Le Manoir (3 bedrooms, sleeps 6)

  • Bedroom 1: Large Master suite with 180x220cm king-size bed, walk-in dressing and en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 2: The Venetian bedroom with king-size bed (180x200cm). En-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3: The Park room with king-size bed (180x200cm) with en-suite bathroom
  • Library and Tv Area
  • Separate toilet

First Floor - La Ferme (4 bedrooms, sleeps 8)

  • Bedroom 4: The Chinese bedroom with king-size bed (180x200cm) and en-suite bathroom with bath
  • Bedroom 5: The Blue bedroom with king-size bed (180x200cm) and en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 6: The Bamboo bedroom with twin beds (90x200cm) and en-suite shower room. Small sitting room with bamboo sofa and armchairs
  • Bedroom 7: The Provençal bedroom with authentic Provençal furniture and fabrics. Twin beds (90x200cm). En-suite shower room

Kindly Note

  • Please kindly note that the villa manager lives in an annex of the property.
  • Due to the style of the building, air conditioning is not needed in this property.
  • All rooms except the master and the Venetian bedroom have two 90x200cm beds that can be either made up as twins or as king-size beds.
  • This house has a strict no smoking policy.

January
  • Truffles fairs: Truffle weekend in Uzès (16/17 January 2016) and "Fête de la truffe et des produits du terroir" in Nîmes (30/31 January 2016)



March
  • Camargue celebrating bulls and horses, "Abrivado des Plages" takes place every year on the first Saturday of March at the Grau du Roi- Port-Camargue
  • Escale à Setes: A major celebration of maritime traditions, Escale à Sète happens every two years in March or April (22/03 to 28/03 in 2016) - in Sète with impressive parades by the boat crews, on-board tours of the traditional boats, cooking based on produce from the sea, sea shanties, conferences, exhibitions and free events.


April
  • Cévennes National Park Nature Festival (from April to November 2016) offers more than 500 events for everybody, most of them free, around an annual theme every year from April to November
  • Great Roman games in Nimes (23/24 April 2016) invite young and old alike to experience the Roman era during a spring weekend in Nîmes with a unique show with 400 participants, processions in the streets and entertainment at the Maison Carrée and the Archaeological Museum.


May
  • Ferias de Nimes (12 - 16 May 2016) is a real Nîmes institution, an event like no other, the town is taken over by horses and bulls and also by music, dancing and wine.


June
  • Fairies of Pont du Gard - For four evenings in June, in the exceptional setting of the Pont du Gard, famous firework artists create a sound, light and pyrotechnics show of breath-taking beauty.


July
  • Carcassonne Festival with almost one hundred concerts and shows, including French and international variety shows, theatre, circus, dance, jazz, opera and classical music.
  • Tour de France (13/14 July 2016) On the July 13 and 14, 2016, two stages of the 103rd Tour de France will pass through Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France. Carcassonne and Montpellier are stage cities.


August
  • St Vincent Festival in Collioures (14/08 to 18/08 2016) is a huge occasion that celebrates the arrival of the remains of the town's patron saint with a seagoing procession in Catalan fishing boats, water-based games, concerts and bands, dances, traditional Catalan sardane dances, street art and more.


Local Attractions in Languedoc-Roussillon

  • Carcassonne: UNESCO World Heritage site, a historic city encircled by medieval ramparts.
  • Le Canal du Midi - world's oldest commercial canal, built in 17th century. From Agde to Carcassonne, - and beyond to the Atlantic. Canal with shaded cycleway and footpath. UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Les Cévennes: Beautiful mountains, with steep wooded valleys. National Park area. Impressive caves …
  • Nimes: Old city with narrow streets, and remarkable Roman remains, including the Arena and the Maison Carrée.
  • Le Pont du Gard: UNESCO World Heritage site, impressive Roman aqueduct, just north east of Nimes.
  • Aigues Mortes: Fortified town near the coast, once a port from which the Crusaders set forth.
  • Montpellier: Regional capital, with old town, the Musée Fabre, churches and other sites.
  • Agde : attractive old small city, old streets, market, cathedral, waterfront.
  • St. Guilhen le Désert: Small mediaeval city with romanesque abbey and castle ruins. Also the nearby Grotte de la Clamouse: magnificent stalacmites and stalagtites.
  • Sète: Fishing and commercial port. Old town, beaches, boat trips.
  • Narbonne: Former Roman city, once the regional capital, with an impressive cathedral, underground Roman grain-store, and canalside quays.

Practical information for your villa holiday

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

French

Currency Information

The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in Languedoc-Roussillon

Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather in Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is considered a dry temperate region with an average 300 warm and sunny days a year and rain falling on a maximum of about 90. Average rainfall in spring and autumn is low. December and January are the wettest months. With temperatures about 28°C during the summer months those long hot summer days can last late into the evening. The warm and sunny spring and autumn have an average temperature of 24°C. The average temperature of the dry sunny mild winter months are around 14°C with February the coldest month at 12°C. Temperatures are slightly lower near the coast due to the sea breezes. During the summer months, this makes the high temperatures more bearable.

Health consideration

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity supply in France

Electrical service in France is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.

Driving in france

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if the road has a white line across it.
  • Passport or national ID as well as driver's license/insurance papers/ownership papers must be carried all the time.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways (auto route).
  • Speeding fines: 30 - 300 Euros.
  • Minimum driving age is 18.
  • For use of the highways (auto route) it is invariably necessary to pay a toll before access. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyser tests carried out regularly by the police.
  • An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

VILLA Location

  • Train station:Avignon (29km)
  • Airport: Marseille-Provence (86km) / Nimes (26km)
  • Towns:
    • St Remy (21km)
    • Beaucaire (4km)
    • Cavaillon (40km)
    • Arles (17km)
  • Beach: Le Grau-du-Roi (65km)
  • Golf: Gardem Golf Avignon (37km)

  • *Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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    Availability Information

    Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

    Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.


     

    Inclusions

    • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
    • Maid service 3 hrs/day from Monday to Friday.
    • Arrival set of pool towels, household and ben linen (weekly change for bookings longer than 7 nights).
    • Final Cleaning.
    • Central Heating.
    • Private swimming pool (15mx7m) with pool cover.
    • Telephone (local calls only).
    • Wi-Fi broadband internet.

    Extra Services

    • Extra maid service available at €20/hr.
    • Pool Heating available on request as per consumption (max. heat 24 degrees).
    • Free wine delivery to the property for an order of more than 12 bottles. Great selection of local wines.
    • Cook/Chef service is available on request.
    • Pre-arrival grocery shopping is available. A service fee of EUR 60 is charged plus the cost of groceries. This service covers up to EUR 200 worth of groceries. This service is included within our A&K Concierge offering.
    • We are also able to arrange additional activities to enhance your holiday experience such as guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting,  tennis or golf courses, bike rental or art classes. Please see the activities tab for further ideas or discuss additional activities with your Travel Consultant.

    • Please note that all services confirmed in advance are non-refundable.
    • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K Concierge services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on (+44) 01242 547705 (UK) or (+1) 800 652 8413 (US).

    • Barbecue Facilities
    • CD Player
    • Central Heating
    • Children's Play Area
    • Dining Area (Outdoor)
    • DVD Player
    • Fans Available
    • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
    • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
    • Library (CD's/DVD's)
    • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
    • Phone
    • Recreation (Petanque/Boccia/Boules)
    • Safe
    • Swimming Pool (with Cover)
    • Table Tennis
    • TV (Cable/Satellite)
    • Wine Cellar

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    Reasons to book your holiday with us

    • Over 50 years' experience
    • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
    • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
    • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
    • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
    • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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