Elegant, idyllic and beautifully located, the term ‘villa’ really doesn’t do justice to this luxury holiday home in Provence. Le Mas de Chabran really is the stuff dreams are made of.
A characterful house with its roots in 18th century olive oil milling, architects and interior designers have brought this property to life with a mix of old and new and an outstanding ability to make the most of every bit of history steeped in the stone walls.
High-ceilinged reception rooms are decked out in pale stones, rustic woods and textural French linens for an airy, laid-back feel with a hint of ‘chateau’ about it in the elegant lighting, art and furniture.
In each of the eight neutrally decorated bedrooms, light is allowed to pour in and make the most of the rustic detail. Each bedroom is a little haven of its own with WiFi, flatscreen TV, as well as minibars or Nespresso coffee makers and refreshments.
If no holiday is complete for you without a little pampering, make the most of the sauna in the villa’s spa, as well as the fitness suite and the massage room and yoga or meditation classes.
But it’s outside that really is the icing on the gateau for us. Overlooked by a millstone, in a nod to the property’s history is the stunning heated (May to September) swimming pool. Then there is also the tennis court, fountains and formal gardens to meander around in the cool of the evening, olive trees, lush forests, swings, log cabins and even a sanctified chapel… Le Mas de Chambran is the piece of paradise you’ve been looking for.