Set amongst hundred-year-old olive groves and plane trees, Le Mas de Chabran is a refined take on country living.
There’s room for 16 inside the grand Provencal house, which has been carefully restored and updated by architect Alain Meylan and interior designer Liliana Atilova of Swiss practice Atelier K Architectes SA, and is available to rent via Villa Collective from €18,000 per week. Bedrooms are decked out with antique furniture and earthy colours while living spaces sit beneath sweeping vaulted ceilings.
Le Mas de Chabran’s rough stone walls are set off by wooden panelling and thick carpets, and its historic atmosphere is brought back up to date with contemporary art and design pieces dotted about the rooms.
The French holiday home’s surrounding site dates back to 1738 when it was home to a working oil mill. Now, the villa sits amongst well-tended gardens, dotted with fountains as well as a heated swimming pool, vegetable garden, and lines of sun loungers – where guests can enjoy views of the rolling countryside.
Fresh eggs come from the Provence villa’s henhouse, and there’s plenty more local produce included the region’s olive oil, and wine from the nearby vineyards. For those keen on exploring the nearby countryside, there are mountain bikes and marked trails along the Alpilles Natural Regional Park.