Terrasse des Alpilles

Europe / France / Provence

Exceptional village house located at the heart of the famous village of Eygalières, this original 16th century silk worm farm has been beautifully restored and transformed into a superb fully A/C family home with a large swimming pool and great view over the Alpilles.

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This old farmhouse, completely renovated counts 741 sqm (7,980 sq ft) of living space on three floors with seven bedrooms on the first and second floors. The ground floor has an antique stone throughout with four antique fireplaces.  There is a totally new state of the art kitchen with a double Wolf stove/oven plus back kitchen and utility room, all designed by Xaviez. The house is fully air conditioned and has under floor heating in the winter (cooling floor on the ground floor and air conditioning on the first and second floor). All soft furnishings, carpets by international designer Christine Vanderhurd, curtains and furniture (including beds) are new. There is also a wine cellar (ask for the inventory).

There are four living areas with vaulted ceilings, including: a billiard room and bar (with a small integrated fridge), a cozy small salon located in what was once the chapel with a screen flat TV, DVD, Sonos system, CD, a large living room with sofas and glass window doors opening onto the outside.  At the entrance, there is a large mirror and huge fireplace.

Then, there is very beautiful well equipped kitchen with an island, two sinks, fridge, a double Wolf stove/oven, all kind of crockery, a dishwasher and washing machine. Behind the kitchen there is a laundry with US fridge, freezer, and dishwasher. There is a dining room with 10 seats. There is a winter lounge, a summer lounge, a large fully equipped study/office leading out to an internal courtyard with water feature. In the office there is a big table, some armchairs, fireplace and library. 

On the first floor, there are five double bedrooms: three are with en-suite bathrooms and two share a full bathroom. One of the bedrooms has an access to the cinema room with a huge flat screen TV, DVD, HiFi, and Sonos system. There are many sofas. There is also a small area with gym equipment.

On the second floor, there are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and an office (additional double bedroom) using the bathroom in the hallway. 

The grounds encompass a large garden (925 sqm - 10,000 sq ft) and courtyard. The garden is equipped with garden furniture. Indeed, there is a wonderful outdoor dining area with a built in BBQ and a large external wood fired pizza oven plus a stone seating area with a fire for cooler nights and large turbo gas BBQ, a large stone table (seating up to 24 persons) with black wrought iron chairs - all located under the shade of two large trees. The swimming pool (13 m x 5 m - depth 2.2 m) has been fashioned out of the rocky landscape and includes a fountain. The pool is accessed through a gate and not heated.  There is parking for two cars. 


9 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms

Sleeps 18 Guests

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool 18m (l) x 5 m (w)
  • Small area with gym equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Double Wolf stove/oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplaces
  • Fully equipped study/office
  • Bar (with a small integrated fridge)
  • Outdoor dining area
  • External wood fired pizza oven
  • Fire pit
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Wine cellar (ask for inventory)
  • Under floor heating in the winter
  • Alarm
  • Turbo gas BBQ
  • Library
  • Billiard room
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Sonos system
  • Petanque area


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (First Floor): Standard double bed (140 cm), en-suite bathroom with basin, tub, TV, shower, WC. Then, there is a connected cinema room
Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Master bedroom with king size bed (180 cm), dressing, en-suite bathroom with tub, Italian shower, gas fireplace, 2 basins and a separate WC
Bedroom 3 (First Floor): King size bed (180 cm), and en-suite bathroom with tub, 2 basins, Italian shower and WC
Bedroom 4 (Second Floor): King size bed (180 cm), en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC
Bedroom 5 (Second Floor): King size bed (180 cm), could be converted into 2 single beds (90 cm x 2), en-suite bathroom with basin, Italian shower, WC
Bedroom 6 (Second Floor): Standard double bed (140 cm), shared bathroom
Bedroom 7 (Second Floor): 2 Single beds (90 cm x 2), shared bathroom in the corridor with basin, shower and WC
Bedroom 8 (Pool House): King size bed (180 cm), en-suite bathroom with shower and vanity
Bedroom 9 (Pool House): King size bed (180 cm), en-suite bathroom with shower and vanity

Pool Details

Private swimming pool 18m (l) x 5 m (w)

Staff and Services

Maid service included, 5 days a week from Monday to Friday, 3 hours a day
Meet and greet at the house and point of contact for inquiries during stay
Full welcome hamper with food and wine
Fresh flowers on arrival
Final cleaning
Full pool and garden maintenance
Local guardian
In the low season the first load of wood for the fire is included
In the mid and high season the first load of wood for the pizza oven is included

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Chef at home
Additional wood

Location Details

The property is located within walking distance of local amenities in the village of Eygalières
Aix-en-Provence - 70 km (40-minute drive)
Marseille Marignane International airport - 67 km (1h drive)
Uzès - 66 km (45-minute drive)
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - 13km (15 minutes drive)

Villa Notes

Sorry, no pets
Events are not permitted

Rates and Availability

Security Deposit Details
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
2 Weeks minimum rental during high season (July & August)

Villa information may change without notice and should be confirmed with our villa rental specialists.