Four of us (two couples) shared Barney's lovely Beaucaire flat over Easter Holiday. It was the perfect size for 4 adults and you felt immediately at home.
Barney was very responsive during the booking process and easily answered all of our questions. For checking-in, his management agents met us very promptly at the flat. They were warm and welcoming and accommodated our late arrival due to train delays. His agent welcomed us with a nice bottle of rose from the local region too. After a day of travel, it was nice to sit on the terrace and enjoy the wine as we put our feet up and started to soak up France.
We bought groceries at the local grocery store and markets and made breakfast in the kitchen before heading out for the day and exploring the Avignon region. The kitchen had everything you could want including some leftover sundries such as oil, salt, and pepper, which was super helpful. You'll also find a wine opener, which is handy after you buy wine from the local region. There were plenty of plates, drinking glasses, mugs, wine glasses, flatware, etc. Our friends noted that we should have bought foil to toast our croissants from the boulangerie.
The space is brightly decorated and clean. We enjoyed breakfast and happy hour / tea time on the open terrace, which was just gorgeous on the sunny days.
For those who are curious, the bathroom shower had plenty of hot water and good pressure, even with 4 adults cycling through. We did not use the washing machine but there is one should you need it.
For those who are looking to relax, the flat is pretty quiet. When you open the shutters and windows, you get lots of natural lighting and a fresh breeze.
Minor areas of improvement:
- Softer and bigger towels would have been a nice-to-have. We found the towels to be a little rough but figured it was because they were air-dried. No big deal.
- Basic hand-washing soap for each bathroom sink would have also been nice. Again, no big deal.
Just to clarify, as this wasn't obvious to me the first time I read the listing, Barney's flat is 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath (toilet, sink, shower), 1 small half bath (toilet and sink).
We absolutely would recommend Barney's flat and Beaucaire as a base for exploring this region. We were able to visit the Pont du Gard, to do some wine tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape, to explore the beautiful French market and Van Gogh exhibits in Arles all in about 20-50 mins easy drive.
I hope you will enjoy your stay here as much as we did.