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Village House in Provence between Avignon and Arles.

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Located in the Provencal village of Boulbon, La Maison du Puits is within walking distance of local shops and restaurants.
It is also conveniently located to visit Provencal attractions such as Arles, Avignon, Nimes, the Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Saint Reme de Provence and the Camargue.
The house dates back to the 14th century. It is our second home and is situated just within the ramparts of an old fortified chateaux and about 100 metres from the village square. Part of the structure contains the communal well and washing sinks for the old fortified town, hence the name 'La Maison du Puits' or 'The Well House'. It has a sun terrace and small garden. The house floor area is 120m² on 3 floors and was totally renovated in 1999 by a local stone mason. It has 3 bedrooms, (two doubles and one twin).
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Listing #HL27508
About the Owner
Les and Margaret S
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The house is looked after by our neighbor Paola Allivi. Paola speaks English, French, Italian and some Spanish. She will hand over the keys, show you around and answer any questions you may have. She has a wealth of knowledge of what goes on in the village and the local area and likes to make our guests welcome.
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A home from Keep coming back we enjoy the excellent facilities and lovethe area. So much to see and do or just to relax and enjoy the locality, fascinating area, never fails to engage the imagination.

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sherryb12031940, VR Owner at Village House in Provence between Avignon and Arles., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Glyn and Jose Thanks for your kind review and glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your visit despite some unusual weather. Kind regards Les and Margaret

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Boulbon lovely village, and delightful house. Convenient for Nimes airport, we visited many attractions, favourite was the Pont du Guard. Lovely meal at Le Criquet, in Arles. Would certainly go back.

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sherryb12031940, VR Owner at Village House in Provence between Avignon and Arles., responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hello Andrew Many thanks for your complementary review and we are so pleased you liked the house and Boulbon. King regards Les and Margaret

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile


sherryb12031940, VR Owner at Village House in Provence between Avignon and Arles., responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
CLEANING The house is only cleaned on either Saturday or Wednesday. Since we offer flexible booking start and end dates, we ask guests who are not leaving on a Wednesday or a...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
    2 Fulls
    2 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
R 1 524
7 Apr 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
4 nights
R 1 900
R 11 421
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
7 nights --
R 12 962
1 Sep 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
4 nights
R 1 900
R 11 421
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A deposit of 20% is required to make a reservation and the full amount is to be paid 4 weeks before the start of the rental. Payment may be made with a debit or credit card Whilst the house sleeps 6 to 8 we offer a 10% reduction for couples who wish to visit. We also make a 15% reduction for returning guests
A local tourist tax is included in the price.
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About the neighbourhood
The town of Boulbon (population 1600) is steeped in history and was first mentioned in the history books in the 11th century. It lies some 16 kilometres south west of Avignon and close to many well known provencal landmarks such as St Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Nîmes and Arles. To the west lies the Rhône plain, ideal for cycling, and to the east the hills of La Montagnette with marvellous walks and mountain bike tracks. Mediterranean coastal resorts such as Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer are about an hours drive. The nature reserves of the Camargue are about half an hour as is the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard. The town offers the following facilities
- Mini Supermarket
- Baker
- Butcher
- Chemist
- Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
- Hotel/Restaurant, La Bastide du Boulbon...
Getting around
Although there is a limited local bus service to Avignon and Tarascon we thoroughly recommend the use of a car to visit the local area.
5 Bicycles are available for guest use and are ideal for visiting surrounding villages in the flat Rhone valley.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Avignon 15km. Marseilles 97km: 15.0 km
Railway: Avignon TGV and Eurostar: 14.0 km
Ferry: Le Havre 923km, (Calais 994km): 923.0 km
The nearby town of Avignon is served by Eurostar from London and TGV from Paris. Avignon has a local airport with flights from Southampton. Other UK flights are to Nimes and Marseilles. Marseilles is also an international airport.
Car hire is available from all local airports and Avignon TGV station.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 62.0 km.
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