We cannot recommend Mas Saint Antoine highly enough. We stayed here for 8 nights at the end of a three month trip across the US and Europe and it was exactly what we were looking for....a calm retreat where we could shop at local markets, cook our own meals, relax with French wine and good food and explore the south of France. What we got was exactly that and so much more....we didn't want to leave.
We drove into our gite on a sunny day and were bowled over by the traditional blue French shuttered windows, stone walls and daffodils and tulips just starting to bloom from every corner of the garden.
Keryn and Keiran (K1 and K2!) are a lovely Kiwi couple who have made the region of Provence their home away from home. Living onsite they are there to answer any questions or provide advice on local villages to visit or the best markets to shop at, yet they are unobtrusive and you feel like you have your own piece of paradise all to yourselves.
Our gite, Chez Pauline was gorgeous. The kitchen was incredibly well appointed with everything you needed to whip up delicious meals using the produce bought from the local markets. Fresh flowers, French Provincial linen, candles, CD's, DVD's etc were all provided and certainly added to the romance of it all!
The gardens are well set out with lots of opportunities for quiet reads by the pond, the pool or outside each of the gites. We can only imagine the bursts of colour that Spring would bring. We stayed at the beginning of the tourist season so it was beautifully quiet but from what we read in the guest book, the pizza nights that K1 and K2 host when the season is in full swing, are not to be missed.
From the little village of Rognonas where Mas Saint Antoine is located, we we able to drive to so many gorgeous villages throughout the region. We loved visiting the markets, stocking up on fresh produce and packing a picnic to enjoy on our drives through the countryside.
We loved our stay and hope to return. You won't be disappointed!
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