Mas Grand Draille

Fontvieille, Provence

Ref: SV231

Price guide: 5490€ to 8050€

6 5 12 Private pool 50km Yes Yes Yes Yes

About the Property:

Large Provencal property with large overflow pool, substantial, enclosed garden, pool house and air con. 1km from village of Fontvieille, 11km from historic Arles.

Wonderful Provencal property mixing traditional and modern features. The house, renovated in 2011 is built on two levels that can accommodate up to 10 adults, 2 children and a baby. The property has a distinct charm running through it with exposed beams, Provencal stones and tiles. The spaciousness of the property along with the large grounds make it an excellent choice for a family holiday.

The gated entrance leads you to the house through a row of lovely bushes, trees, and fragrant lavender. On arrival, you will be enchanted by the wonderful courtyard and garden dotted with features including two fountains and two horse statues seemingly fighting each other. There are also several covered and uncovered terraces with garden furniture and to the side of the house the wonderful overflow pool and terrace where no doubt lots of happy memories await. The pool side and enormous pool house are ideal for enjoying al fresco dining and quite frankly the atmosphere there is simply heavenly!

This is the perfect setting for a family gathering or a group of friends wanting to unwind together in one of Provence’s most charming villages with so much to do within a short drive.
Fontvieille (1km) is a picturesque, quiet, and typically Provencal village, located at the foothills of the beautiful Alpilles mountains. You will find a whole array of activities in the area such as horse-riding, tennis, golf, air related sports, hiking and mountain biking courses. The local Monday market, numerous wine domains and olive fields will delight you and make you discover a world of extraordinary gastronomy with local produce.

The village is also home to one of the last remaining Provencal windmills: the Moulin de Daudet named after the French author Alphonse Daudet which has now been turned into a museum displaying some of the work and photos of the author.

Summer evenings are also exciting with numerous festivals and events in the area which include Les Antiques de Glanum in St Rémy de Provence, theatre in Avignon or opera in Aix in Provence to name but a few.

At the heart of an area full of history with numerous Roman sights to visit and explore including the famous Pont du Gard aqueduct just 32km away and the towns of Nîmes, Arles and Avignon are all within easy reach.

Other historical places of interest include the Roman remains of the Aqueduc de Barbegal (4km), Arc de Triomphe de Glanum (17km) but also more recent buildings such as Abbaye de Montmajour (6km), Chateau de Tarascon (10km) and Chateau de Beaucaire (11km). Other places of interest and within an hour’s drive include the medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes and Grau du Roi in the magnificent Camargue, Europe’s largest river delta famous for its pink flamingos, black bulls, and white horses.

Property size: 450m²

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Prices (sterling prices on request)


Living area

The property has reversible air conditioning in the living room and all bedrooms.
Ground floor entrance hall with fireplace (not in use) leading to spacious living/dining room (65m²) with easy chairs, dining table and fireplace made from local stone. Sliding doors and French doors opening onto furnished terraces. Large living room (70m²) with sofas, armchairs, imposing fireplace, satellite TV (some English channels) and home cinema.


Large fully equipped kitchen with long table and benches (40m²). Electric oven, steam oven, five gas hobs, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. French door to terrace.
Washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board in the laundry room.


Ground floor
Bedroom 1: Bedroom with two single beds (80 x 200cm) can be pushed together to make a Queen size bed. Private shower room with shower and sink. French door to terrace.
First floor
Majestic staircase leading to Bedroom 2: Large master bedroom with King size bed (180 x 200cm), dressing room. Several windows bringing lots of light. Views over the courtyard and garden. Luxurious private bathroom.
Office/Library: Table, two chairs.
Step down then step up to Bedroom 3: Bedroom with Queen size bed (160 x 200cm) can be separated to make a twin bedroom (2 x 80cm beds). En suite shower room.
Bedroom 4: Bedroom with bunk beds. Wardrobe.
Bedroom 5: Bedroom with King size bed (180 x 200cm), can be separated to make a twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds). Wardrobe.
Bedroom 6: Large bedroom with King size bed (180 x 200cm), can be separated to make a twin bedroom (2 x 90cm beds). Wardrobe and two armchairs.


Ground floor: Shower room with washbasin in Bedroom 1. Separate wc.
First floor: Large and luxurious bathroom in Bedroom 2 with whirlpool bath, separate shower, double washbasin and wc. Shower room with washbasin and wc en suite to Bedroom 3. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, double washbasin. Shower room with shower, wc and washbasin. Separate wc.
Hair dryer in each bathroom.


Large, enclosed garden (15000m²) with a wide variety of trees including olive, plane, orange and apricot tree plus grapevines. Several covered and uncovered terraces with outdoor furniture (tables, chairs and armchairs). Built-in barbecue. Pizza oven and plancha.
Two unfenced fountains and shallow pond in the garden. Please take care with young children.
Huge pool house (45m²) with table, chairs and a bar corner with fridge. Shower and wc. Large furnished terrace located between the pool house and the pool ideal for relaxing. 10 sunloungers.
Table tennis table (rackets and balls available). Swings and boules pitch.
Ample parking spaces.


Wonderful private swimming pool with overflow. Pool size: 11 x 7m, depth 0.50 -1.70m. Security system: Cover.
Pool available from the beginning of April to October.

Changeover day

Arrive any day.
Check-in between 4-8pm. Check-out before 10am.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen, towels (including pool towels). For two week stays or more a change of bed linen and towels is provided.
  • Water, gas and electricity.

Other charges

Obligatory charges payable on arrival

  • Refundable security deposit of 900€ payable in cash on arrival. The security deposit will be returned on departure once an inventory has been completed and shown that no furniture, fixtures, fittings, or linen is missing, damaged or soiled.
  • Holiday tax (taxe de sejour): 3.30€ per person (18+) per day.

Optional prebookable extras, payable on arrival

  • Additional cleaning, chef, chauffeur, themed evenings, excursions, horse-riding etc can be organised with a supplement. For more information, please contact us.

Other information

  • Cot and highchair available. Please request at time of booking.
  • Cleaning: The property must be left clean on departure (kitchen, dishes done and put away, bins emptied, and all linen put together) as well as the grounds. Failing that a charge may apply.
  • Pets: One well-behaved pet is allowed with an additional 100€ payable on arrival. Please request at time of booking.
  • No smoking in the property.




Fontvieille, Provence

This map is intended as a guide only and may not show the actual location of the property.

Nearest beach


Nearest airport(s)

Nimes 35km, Avignon 35km, Marseille 75km.
TGV train stations:  Nîmes and Avignon both 35km.


Restaurants, bars, butcher, various other shops and weekly market in Fontvieille (1km). Supermarket 1.5km. Hospitals in Arles (14km) and Nimes (37km).

Places to visit nearby


Sunday: Beaucaire (12km)
Monday: Fontvieille 1.3km
Tuesday: Tarascon (10km)
Wednesday: Saint-Rémy-De-Provence (17km)
Thursday: Maussane-Les-Alpilles (8km)
Friday: Saint-Martin-De-Crau (17km)
Saturday: Arles (11km), Saint-Rémy-De-Provence (17km)

Les Baux de Provence (9km)

Les Baux de Provence is a village like no other with very recognisable troglodyte habitats. The village is perched in isolation on top of a natural plateau, an ideal setting for observing the surrounding land and of course used as protection. This could explain why the site has been inhabited all the way back from prehistoric times until recent times. The soft limestone of the mountains has been used for decades to build towns and villages. Over fifty years ago Les Baux de Provence were placed under the protection of the Ministry of Culture and the Environment. Just over twenty years ago Les Baux de Provence became listed among The Most Beautiful Villages in France and as an Outstanding Heritage Site in 2019. Nowadays you can stroll along the village and discover its ruined castle and streets of abandoned houses, a church, a museum, and small modern tourist installations.

Arles (11km)
Filled with Roman remains, colourful houses painted by Van Gogh, Arles has much to offer and is also the gateway to the Camargue. At the heart of the town is the famous amphitheatre which you can visit. There you will enjoy plays, concerts, and the famous Feria d’Arles with bull fighting events happen during the summer months. Other monuments worth a visit include St Trophime church and cloister, Espace Van Gogh with beautiful garden made famous by the artist, Roman theatre a stone’s throw from the amphitheatre and just outside Arles the Abbaye de Montmajour.

Avignon (31km)
Avignon, on the banks of the Rhone, is probably best-known these days for the children’s song – Sur le Pont d’Avignon. But for several decades in the 14th century, it was the capital of Christendom, after Pope Clement V moved his court here to avoid the chaos in Rome. The legacy of that papal schism can be seen today in the city’s UNESCO-protected architecture, including the vast Palais des Papes. The nearby village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the site of a now-ruined castle built by a later pope and still produces acclaimed red wines. The city’s intact ramparts and pedestrianised centre lend Avignon a small-town, medieval feel. Yet each July, the city goes totally 21st century, as thousands of visitors descend for a contemporary performing arts extravaganza, the Festival d’Avignon.

Pont du Gard (32km)
The Pont du Gard is a famous Roman aqueduct, UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the south of France. It supplied water to Nimes for over five centuries, however by the 9th century it had started to fall into ruin. Much of the aqueduct is still intact today and it is a remarkable site. Nearly 300 metres long and almost 50 metres high, it comprises three levels of arches, progressively narrower at each level. Visitors can walk across the aqueduct to appreciate both the architectural achievement and the great views from the top. There is also a mile-long marked trail around the site so you can see the river and bridge from all angles.

Nimes (37km)
The city of Nimes which has France’s finest collection of Roman remains among which the most impressive Roman arena, Maison Carrée, Tour Magne, Temple de Diane and many more remains. To this day Nimes arena hosts spectacular events from musical concerts to bullfighting (killing-free may we add)! Nimes is a lovely city to discover with its tree-lined boulevards, numerous parks, cathedrals all worth a visit. Our favourites are the Quai de la Fontaine leading to the Jardin de la Fontaine where you can stroll along and enjoy a relaxing and very scenic walk.

Orange (65km)
Orange is yet again another Provence marvel with a superb Antic theatre where numerous musical events take place throughout the year. The theatre is 37 meters high and over 100 metres long! Interestingly it is the only Roman theatre in the whole of Europe to have conserved its stage wall. If you get the opportunity to attend an event you will never forget it! The city somehow has a feel of a Provencal village where you can walk around and enjoy the wonderful architecture and discover its charming treasures.

Water parks
Kids Paradise and Oupa Splash near Nîmes (35km)

Theme park
Dinosaur’Istres, Istres (37km).

Golf: Golf du Domaine de Manville, Les Baux de Provence (9km), Golf Club de Servannes in Mouriès (14km), St Martin de Crau (18km).
Tennis: Fontvieille (2km).
Horse-riding: Several in the region. The closest equestrian centres are 4km or 5km away.

Property Reviews

Thank you for providing us with a great house and I would highly recommend it and the service provided by Christophe. We will be using again.

Richard M (5/8/23)

The villa was amazing and the grounds superb.

Alison M (5/8/23)

10/10 for this magnificent property, ideal for a family stay.

Floriane C (May 2021)

Magnificent property. A truly unique experience.

Anne R (August 2020)

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