Sustainable Family Holiday Provence


Rural luxury at its best! Surrounded by fragrant lavender fields and olive groves, absolutely quiet and yet not far from the vibrant cultural scene of southern France: the family-friendly and spacious vacation home Le Mas de Cinq Sous is located in the Provence countryside in the heart of the Alpilles mountains near beautiful Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. High quality and sustainably refurbished, it is the perfect retreat for discerning families and last-minute travellers looking for a very special getaway this summer.

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Kirsten Lindemann Luxury Travel Designer The Niche Traveller

Kirsten Lindemann

Private Villa Provence
Le Mas De Cinq Sous Provence

This is how you imagine your dream holiday in southern France: wake up to the first rays of sunshine, drink a café au lait in bed, have a long breakfast on the outside terrace, then head to the Provençal market of Saint-Remy to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and other delicacies. During the day, above all, do nothing, maybe take a dip in the natural pool, read a good book and take a nap to the sound of singing cicadas. In the evening, cook together in the perfectly equipped outdoor kitchen, then lounge at the cosy open fire place and watch the stars.

Le Mas De Cinq Sous Kachel

The charming and completely renovated manor house is located on a five-hectare estate in the Provence countryside with a unique view of the Alpilles mountains. The renovation work of the 250 sqm house and its fabulous garden took around two years. The idea was to create a luxurious yet authentic retreat that pays tribute to its architectural and cultural heritage. For more than 40 years, the Swiss painter Georges Item lived here, and it has always been a meeting place for writers, poets, artists and musicians. A house to come together, to exchange ideas, to eat and laugh together. 

Luxury Holiday Home Provence Terrace

With the support of Bosc Architects and local craftsmen, the owners have succeeded in preserving the history of the house with great attention to detail: traditional materials were used, which, together with high-quality stones and unique furniture, make up the unmistakable charm of this modernised Provençal manor house. Guests can expect a first-class equipped eat-in kitchen with high ceilings, a cosy living room with fireplace and four light-flooded and spacious suites with en-suite bathrooms. Particularly impressive, however, are the outdoor facilities with various terraces, seating and lounge areas, a pétanque court under the pine trees, a table tennis table and a vegetable garden. Sustainability plays a particularly central role here: for example, a natural pool was created rather than an ordinary one, which functions naturally through the combination of certain bacteria and aquatic plants without any chemicals at all and offers excellent water quality. The bathrooms also use only local herbal products from the Végétalement Provence brand.

Villa With Garden Private Pool Provence

Since the best holiday is the one where you don't have to worry about anything, Le Mas de Cinq Sous offers all the little extras that make your stay as pleasant as possible: A daily two-hour cleaning service is included. There is an air conditioning, a breakfast box delivered on the first morning and a mid-week aperitif box. And that's not all: a hot air balloon ride over Luberon, horseback riding, a tour through vineyards in a vintage car or tickets for one of the numerous festivals in the region - for special family experiences and exceptional service, all you have to do is contact the concierge and everything will be arranged at the guests' request.

Occupancy, Rates & Arrival: Le Mas de Cinq Sous accommodates a maximum of eight guests and one baby in four suites. Travel cot, high chair, baby monitors, books and games for infants are available on request. The house is an hour's drive from Marseille and Montpellier airports and about 30 minutes from Avignon.

There is still short-term availability in July, August, September. For a tailor-made offer, contact us or Le Mas de Cinq Sous directly. The rates are 13,000 Euros per week in high season (July & August), from 10,000 Euros in low season.


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