After Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence shone a light on the laidback South of France lifestyle in the early 90s, it became almost impossible to find a simple, totally authentic French village that wasn’t already swarming with holidaymakers to visit. But we’ll let you into a secret. Saint Hilaire-d’Ozilhan is just that. And this traditional, honey-coloured home surrounded by gently swaying trees is the perfect retreat for your French countryside escape. Inside you’ll find a simple but elegantly furnished space, with white walls, exposed wooden beams and sparse but comfortable grey furniture. There’s both a table football and a pool table in the living rooms, plus a neat kitchen with striking chocolate marble countertops. The garden is spectacular, with a pool and jacuzzi, plus gorgeous views of the valley down below. The village is a short walk from your front door, and you'll find a smattering of shops, restaurants, and a very pretty church. Avignon, with its famous pont (that’s bridge, just in case you don’t know the song) is only a twenty-minute ride away, and Peter Mayle territory (aka the hill-top towns of the Luberon) is about an hour’s drive.
Home truths: *We recommend you bring a car to explore the beautiful local area – there's space for four cars on the driveway
*The pool is located on the owner's neighbouring estate
*Bring your own towels, or you can pay extra at the resort in person
*If you're bringing along a little one, cots are available – these can be requested when booking
*The host may charge a small fee for extra linen and towels – please enquire at the time of booking
*There may be extra charges (such as wifi or final cleaning) payable directly to the host – please enquire at the time of booking
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