Bastide de Fléchon
This newly opened holiday villa would not normally be the kind of project we’d pick up on.
At GS Magazine we tend to opt for larger, more glamorous properties, but this is such a beautiful renovation that we thought it would sit quite comfortably alongside the grander hotels featured.
Bastide de Fléchon is a typical provencal villa with an option of hotel service, fully renewed by the architects Liliana Atilova and Alain Meylan.
The five rooms and suites offer unobstructed views of the Alpilles Massif and the century-old olive trees that surround the property.
It has a delightful infinity-edge heated pool, a petanque strip (mais bien sûr) and a pool house.
This small 18th century Provencal Bastide covers 350 sqm on two levels that can comfortably accommodate ten people.
There are several terraces and dining areas, including a cozy terrace for breakfast, a terrace with a table for twelve people in the shade of the roses and another dining table in the pool house, with a small kitchen equipped with a barbecue.
On the ground floor of the Bastide, is the large living room of 80 sqm with its high bay windows opening onto the terrace and the swimming pool.
It has a massive stone fireplace, cozy sofas, colourful carpets and antique furniture found in flea markets, making it the perfect kick-your-shoes-off-and-relax type of space.
On the overlooking mezzanine is a dining area organized around a heavy solid oak table.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooking piano and a wine cellar.
It retains a traditional look with its high cornice furniture, its large glazed shelves and its bronze-coloured travertine worktop for cooking with friends, and tasting good dishes in a warm atmosphere.
Two pretty bedrooms are also located on the ground floor, with direct access to the gardens to enjoy the first rays of the sun.
Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms including two master with a spectacular view for enchanted awakenings.
For comfort, large beds, bathrooms or showers in limestone, double sinks, dressing rooms and other facilities depending on the rooms.
All are air-conditioned and equipped with high-end bedding with horsehair, wool and latex mattresses.
Le Labo amenities are made available in the bathrooms and a high level hotel service makes any stay at La Bastide de Fléchon a pure moment of relaxation.
For rent with family or friends, to fully enjoy the French “Art de vivre”, in the heart of the Alpilles and authentic Provence.
When the couple of architects Alain Meylan and Liliana Atilova discovered this place abandoned in time, evidence was obvious to their mind.
This bastide was to rediscover the richness of its past, while taking advantage of its extraordinary location in the heart of the Alpilles, to make it a leisure residence with exceptional services.
Witness of this reconstruction, a small tree located on the hill opposite served as a guide to never forget their primary motivation: to give a soul to this house while respecting its natural environment.
Difficult to guess, at first glance, that five large air-conditioned bedrooms with their private bathrooms can comfortably accommodate ten adults, as the house fits into the decor.
For meals, a real fully equipped kitchen, a dining area overlooking the large living room, and several terraces and dining areas outside with a large table for twelve people in the shade under the roses.
The interior decoration is in the image of the place, all in harmony and contrasts.
Limestone slabs from Les Baux and dark oak parquet floors, joineries and ironwork of antique appearance on the stone facade gilded by the sun.
The softness and curves of the upholstered sofas are balanced with the imposing stone fireplace in the living room, while aerial suspensions lighten the ceilings with exposed beams and joists, with a preserved rustic appearance.
On the walls, coatings in clay, sand, lime, vegetable pigments and curtains in natural materials of Pierre Frey, De la Cuena or Elitis to dress the windows.