16th century house totally renovated with 21st century standards.
It was built by jean Haudebourg an engineer of the King of France who was in charge with the "Avignon bridge".
In the heart of the village ,,near a bus stop, a land of 8000m2, at the foot of the historical ST André Fortress.
Opportunity of an independent small house for 2 people
Facing Avignon and its famous bridge, Villeneuve is ,thanks to its character , privileged location , gentle way of life and permanent sun ,the ideal stay in Provence:less than an hour from the Mt Ventoux , The Lubéron ,the Cévennes, les Baux de Provence , the Camargues , the Mediterranean sea, The Gardon Gorge with canoe-kayak, the famous Rhone Valley wine trail and 10 golf courses.
Horse and poney riding centre near the house.
The house is provided with Internet access and in each room, TV cable, a washing machine and "KitchenAid"amenities. DAIKIN air condition in all the rooms , downstairs and upstairs.
Big park inside the property.
Gests can be picked up at the TGV station or Avignon Airport.
Bus station, bicycle station shops and local restaurants at short walking distance.
On Thursdays and Saturdays, provencal and wonderful market just near the house.
And Marie my wife speak English fluently....
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Christian and Marie are absolutely amazing, generous, welcoming hosts. We were warmly greeted with a lovely bottle of rosé and local paté. They were so helpful and friendly for our entire stay. We were even able to buy wine from Christian! (he's got an excellent collection)
The house is just as lovely. The pictures don't do it justice. It was perfect for 2 families.... 4 adults and 4 kids ( ages 10-13). The house was clean, comfortable and quiet, exactly what you want in Provence.
The "backyard" was great for the kids to hike around in, with a spectacular view of the Popes' Palace in Avignon. The village is a quick 3 minute walk, with nice restaurants (tell them you know Christian and Marie for extra nice treatment), gelato, boulangerie and coffee. There is a farmers' market on Thursdays and a wonderful antique market on Saturdays just outside the gate of the house! The location is perfect for day trips around Provence.
I look forward to returning and recommend staying here.
We received a warm welcome on Friday night and a bottle of champagne to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday. Marie and Christian are warm, generous and fun hosts. The house is stunning and the pictures do not do it justice - maintaining the original stone walls enclosing a modern and tastefully renovated interior. With two bathrooms and two sets of bedrooms in separate "wings" this house is ideal for two families sharing or for a group of friends. We came here in the winter but plan to return in the summer when we can enjoy the garden and pool area.
I have had the very good fortune of traveling all over Europe and staying at many lovely airbnb properties. I can say without hesitation that Christian and Marie's incredible home is the best experience I have ever had while travelling. They are superlative hosts - from promptly returning all emails before you arrive to greeting you with the traditional "3 cheek" kiss of southern France. Christian and Marie treated my 3 friends and I as if they had known us for many years. To say that they are gracious hosts does not really seem to be enough of a compliment. They not only recommend excellent restaurants, they make the reservation for you. They arrange private museum tours in Arles. They share their fabulous Cote du Rhone wine with you and provide you with your own chilled bottle of wine for later. To say that the home is warm and comfortable also seems inadequate. The home is immaculate - the beds are wonderfully comfortable, the towels large and fluffy and the home is a reflection of Christian and Marie's impeccable good taste. My friends and I stayed in one night to cook and drink wine (since none of us ever wanted to leave the home!) and when we had trouble figuring out how to use the induction type cook top, Marie left her dinner in town and came to our rescue!
All I can say in conclusion is that if you are still reading this review, you should stop right now and book your stay with Christian and Marie!
My wife and I, along with 7 of our friends stayed a week at this stunning property -- we rented both the house & the Maisonette -- yet in spite of the photos and positive reviews, we were still unprepared for the exquisiteness of Christian & Marie's home. We were warmly greeted upon arrival, with wine & snacks on the terrace, where Christian & Marie shared stories about the property's history and renovation. After this they took us all to a quiet spot up on the hillside to show us the arresting view across the Rhone to the Palais du Pape in Avignon. With such an incredible welcome we had completely forgotten that we'd left all our luggage in the driveway! Once inside each of the houses we found every necessary amenity and creature comfort and we settled in as though we had lived there all our lives. A rare thunderstorm was refreshing and even fun for us. Christian & Marie were helpful in every way while also respectful of our privacy, though with our group, we loved having them feel comfortable enough with us to join us for cocktails each evening. While Avignon is bustling and commercial, Villeneuve proves to be a peaceful retreat and we preferred to spend our evenings dining in the village. Christian recommended Aubergine and we also discovered La Salamandre -- both outstanding food and impeccable service. Our stay was during the Air France strike which greatly affected one of the couples in our group; Christian & Marie insisted on accompanying this particular couple to the train station to sort out their travel plans. For us, what stands out, far above the amazing wine tour to Chateauneuf du Pape, the Michelin starred meals and the magical, pastoral setting of Villeneuve, are Christian & Marie. Our week long stay did not give us enough time with them and we're already wondering when we can come back.
Marie and Christian were so welcoming. We loved staying in their little piece of paradise. The house was exactly as described. Marie had stocked the refrigerator with wine and milk and she had coffee, sugar and all the condiments we needed. They invited us for wine and cheese after we arrived. Avignon is such a great location from which to explore Provence. We set out in a different direction every day and were so happy to return to our Provence "home". Merci, Marie and Christian.
Accueil agréable, intérieur de la maison conforme aux photos, belle rénovation de qualité, cadre très agréable, situation géographique proche du centre de Villeneuve.
En revanche, nous avons été surpris par le fait que 3 habitations proches de quelques dizaines de mètres les unes des autres fassent partie du lieu avec une entrée commune.
Et que la piscine dédiée à notre location soit située à l'arrière de la maison des propriétaires présents durant tout notre séjour.
De plus, la route située en contrebas des maisons est très passante.
The house in Villeneuve les Avignon was absolutely stunning and exceeded our expectations. The pictures of the house struggle to express the true charm of the place. We had a really enjoyable week both relaxing at the pool as well as exploring the many delights of the region. The location of the house feels like it is in a fantastic location for exploring the regions historic sites and fantastic vineyards, while the local, very charming village centre offers a load of fantastic restaurants covering all budgets.
The owners Christian and Marie could not have been more welcoming or helpful. From drinks on arrival to advise on local restaurants and sights they did everything they could to make out stay comfortable and enjoyable.
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Après toute une carrière dans l'informatique, nous venons de restaurer cette propriété du XVI°s située au pied du Fort Saint André classé Monument Historique face au Palais de Papes d'Avignon. Nous serions heureux de vous y accueillir pour vous faire partager son histoire mais aussi vous indiquer les bonnes adresses et les bons vins de la vallée du Rhône. Le tout en Anglais, si vous le souhaitez, par Marie mon épouse.
Nous aimons beaucoup les voyages et avons eu la chance de connaitre plus de 50 pays dans le monde.......nous adorons les Rhone Valley wines.
J'aime celui qui reve l'impossible