Provençal house set in a privileged location, with magnificent views over the countryside

Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
Weekly price guide: £3533-£5496
Pool: Yes
Type: House
Property Ref: BAS3063

General Description

This is Cézanne country, a Unesco protected site of lavender-lined country roads in the shadow of the great Ste Victoire, a countryside landscape that the famous artist loved to paint.

This property takes full advantage of this privileged location in its quiet and private setting which enjoys beautiful views, yet only two kilometres from a charming village and only ten kilometres from the formidable town of Aix-en-Provence.

This Provençal home is spacious and comfortable and furnished with tasteful antiques. It remains elegant and airy and enjoys lots of outdoor space in its 2.5 ha of grounds full of mature trees which provide precious shade.

A local restaurant is just a 15-minute walk away and The Sainte Victoire Mountain is just a short drive away. Aix-en-Provence offers endless opportunities for shopping and dining in one of the most charming towns in Provence. There are also an abundance of pretty villages, markets and vineyards to visit.

This is the perfect Provençal retreat where guests can create their own masterpiece holiday in a setting fit for the master himself!

Accommodation Facilities

1) Main House + Cottage (12 pax)
2) Main House Only (8 pax)

Main House Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher.
- Dining area (seats for 12).
- Living room.

First Floor:
- Bedroom 1 - King size bed (2 twins) with en-suite bathroom (Bath tub, sink, WC).
- Bedroom 2 - King size bed (2 twins), separate bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
- Bedroom 3 - King size bed (2 twins), separate bathroom (Bath tub, sink, WC).
- Bedroom 4 - Queen size bed - shares bathroom with bedroom 3.

Cottage Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Bedroom 1 - double bed.
- Kitchenette.

First Floor:
- Bedroom 2 - Double bed, with small separate bathroom with bath tub, sink & WC.

Outside Grounds:
- Private swimming pool (size: 12x5m) with security fence.
- Sun Loungers.
- Parasols.
- Pool House.
- Outdoor Terrace/ Balcony/ deck.
- Outdoor Dining for 14 People.
- Shaded and Grassy areas.
- Park.
- Private Parking.
- Wonderful View on Ste Victoire mountain and countryside.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: a baby crib/cot and a high chair are provided.
Chef/cook available (local chef - £15/hour).
Maid service available.
Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Heating costs: for winter rentals, heating is extra.
Linen and towels included (including pool towels).
End of stay cleaning included. Cleaner available for extra hours.
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking allowed.
Pets not allowed.
Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations not allowed.
Guests must have full travel insurance.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

The property is located in a peaceful and pretty village at the foot of the St Victoire mountain, enjoying magnificent views over the surrounding countryside. This is the ideal base to spend long hours out hiking, mountain-biking, horse-back riding, visiting vineyards and exploring local markets.

Aix-en-Provence is just 15 minutes away: just North of Marseille. it is renowned for its 17th & 18th Century architecture, town squares and boulevards. It is an ideal destination for lovers of neo-classic European antiquity and visitors are welcome to enjoy numerous attractions including the distinguished Cours Mirabeau, a favourite of Ernest Hemingway's. This picturesque strip was surely inspiration for aspects of his works and hosts several small cafes and delightful boutiques. A short walk from here, is the Bastide du Jas de Bouffan. These staggering grounds stimulated Paul Cezanne into producing some of his finer pieces of artwork and guided tours are available to guests. If you still have a thirst for the arts, pop into Musee Granet and you are sure to be blown away by the artists’ showcased in this honoured gallery.

The region further asserts a reputation for having some delightful farmer's markets and wineries & vineyards. So, make sure to hire a car or make use of the local transport links, to explore the countryside and nearby towns.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Marseille Provence/Avignon/Toulon-Hyeres (36km/80km/100km)
Nearest Restaurant: 15mins walk
Nearest Supermarket: Aix en Provence (12km-15mins)
Nearest Village: 2km-15mins walk
Nearest Town/City: Aix-en-Provence (10km-15mins)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Walk to Village
Walk to Restaurant
<1hr to Airport
Horse Riding
Historical Sites

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £3533
High Season: £5496

Security deposit: £800 charged to client's credit card prior to arrival

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children