Outside, stone walls drip with colour while separate terraces for breakfast and dinner ensure maximum sun whenever you eat. Inside, an uncluttered elegance runs throughout. There are stone arches, a vaulted sitting room, open fires, huge sofas and painted beams. Rooms are scattered about (some with terraces), the more expensive quite spectacular, though the smaller rooms are lovely, too. Pull yourself away and discover St Remy, Avignon, Arles, Nimes; all are close. There’s a Michelin star at the village bistro, so don’t come to diet.
- This lovely old house, which sits elegantly in its 20 hectares of lawns and woodland
- Gorgeous bedrooms that spoil you all the way
- The pool, with comfy loungers scattered all over the garden
- The Alpilles Hills which encircle you, where Van Gogh painted his olive trees
- The unmissable Cathedrale d’Images at Les Baux - don’t miss this
- Breakfast is not included and will set you back a small fortune
- It's a little pricey
- You need to book a table in advance for dinner as the restaurant is often full
- To make the most of the rural setting and wider region you'll need a car
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- Boutique Hotel
- 12 rooms, 1 apartment
- All ages welcome
- Closed: 1 November - 31 March
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Beach Nearby
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Car recommended
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Tennis Court
- Bicycles Available
Airy rooms come with a chic, rustic feel: painted beams, light colours, a piece or two of good furniture. Some have original 17th-century terracotta-tiled floors, others have smart coir matting. Don’t expect a drop of clutter, do expect super-comfortable beds dressed in crisp white linen that act as the centrepiece of each room.
Price corresponds to room size and to whether or not you have a bath, a shower or both. The classic rooms aren’t big, but they’re not particularly small either and if you’re here for a couple of nights, you’ll be happy. They come with shower and have views over garden and pool. The superior rooms have baths and are noticeably bigger; one has washed walls and a beamed ceiling, another has an interior terrace. Deluxe rooms are huge with the same uncluttered rustic elegance. One opens directly onto the garden, another has a window in its sloping ceiling for a little star gazing. Marble bathrooms give a classical feel.
Ours was magnificent with claw-foot bath, his-and-her-sinks and a walk-in power shower – and while most are smaller, all come with baskets of oils, big white towels and fluffy bathrobes. There are flat-screen TVs in all the rooms, plus air-con, a 'courtesy tray' and internet connection.
The suites are light and spacious, each with a living room that doubles up as a second bedroom, and the larger of the two has a private terrace overlooking the garden. There is also an apartment for 4 with a living room (2 sofas, flat-screen TV) and kitchenette downstairs; upstairs are 2 bedrooms (1 queensize, 1 twin) each with an ensuite bathroom (1 with bath+shower, 1 with shower only). Like all the rooms, it's non-smoking.
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The buffet breakfast (excluded from the room rate) is a help-yourself affair. In good weather you eat on a terrace that catches the morning sun. You’ll find fresh baguette, croissants, brioche and pains au chocolat, fresh fruit and yoghurts, cereals and muesli, fruit salad and a plate of cheese. If you want an egg, you can have one, but you’ll have to ask. Tea and coffee are brewed to order.
The restaurant La Potager du Mas is open most days for lunch and dinner (except for Sunday evenings, Monday and Tuesday all day. In July and August it is closed Monday all day and Tuesday lunch). The menu changes with the seasons, but always features Provencal dishes that incorporate organic fruit and vegetables from the garden, which taste as beautiful as they look. What isn’t grown in the hotel’s garden is sourced from local producers.
If you're looking for a venue for a wedding or special occasion, you're in good hands here. The team are highly experienced with hosting events of all sizes (up to 150 settings) and go above and beyond to deliver your dream day. Wedding parties have exclusive access to the hotel, restaurant and grounds, so you won't have to share with other guests. The head chef will deliver a gourmet menu sure to keep all bellies happy into the early hours; with the scent of lavender wafting up through the evening air, there could hardly be a more idyllic setting for a Provencal feast.
- Coffee / tea making
- The Alpilles Hills which rise behind you and run across to Saint Remy. Van Gogh painted his olive tree here. You can walk, cycle or ride a horse through them
- There’s a smart tennis court with a lovely view; lessons with a pro can be arranged
- St Remy for its famous market, where Nostradamus is buried, where Van Gogh was incarcerated in the asylum
- Magnificent Arles, for all things Van Gogh (he lived here); for its excellent summer photography exhibition (which is scattered around all over town in some fantastic locations); for the Roman amphitheatre; and for its Saturday market
Also - a bit further afield (but within an hour's drive):
- The Carmargue to the south (lagoons, black bulls, white horses); Nimes, for the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in Europe; Uzes, one of the finest Medieval town’s in France (and a brilliant Saturday market); and the Pont du Gard, the famous Roman aqueduct
- Avignon: you can drop in for a day of culture, visit the Papal Palace, walk to the end of its famous bridge or enjoy its annual festival (mid-July-early August) for theatre, opera, music and exhibitions set against the backdrop of its spectacular architecture
- The Luberon villages 10km east, all impossibly pretty atop their respective hills. A rich programme of cultural events runs in summer, not least Pierre Cardin’s opera in a quarry in Lacoste. The chateau is his country retreat; precious owners include the Marquis de Sade, who lived here before being carted off to the Bastille
- L’Isle-sur-La-Sorgue to the north, home to one of Europe’s biggest antiques markets. It takes place every Sunday, about 350 stalls that wind through the narrow streets of the old town and spill out across the water. It’s even bigger at Easter
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Historical sites
- Horse riding
- Museums / galleries
- Shopping / markets
- Tennis coaching
Children are welcome, and extra beds and babysitters can be provided. Meals are half-price for kids under 10. Given the somewhat hushed atmosphere, you might prefer to wait until they're old enough to enjoy the games on site as well as bike and horse rides.
Children (4-12 years)
Family friendly accommodation:
The apartment is perfect for a family as it has both a double and a twin bedroom, plus kitchenette
Extra Beds Available
Babysitting available by arrangement
Kids Activities on site:
- Swimming pool
- Small golf range
- Airport: 1 hour
- Shops: 5 minutes
Le Mas de la Rose is set a couple of kilometres outside the village of Orgon, between Cavaillon and St Remy, in the heart of Provence.
The nearest airports are Marseille-Provence (50km) and
Nimes (65km). Click on the links below to see a list of airlines serving these airports.
From the Airport
You can pick up a hire car at any airport or TGV station; see our car rental recommendations.
If you'd prefer to travel overland from the UK, take the Eurostar from London to Pairs, then change to the TGV to Avignon. The hotel is only 20km (20 minutes' drive) from here so the total journey time is about 6 hours, which makes it barely any longer than flying.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.
More on getting to France and getting around
- Marseille Provence 50.0 km MRS
- Nimes Garons 65.0 km FNI
- Beach 75.0 km
- Shops 2.0 km
- Restaurant 2.0 km