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A Magnificent Provencal Villa set in over 2 acres of private gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Oct-2016
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 guest WC, sleeps 8-10 comfortably

Magnificent provencal villa nestled in an exclusive and peaceful area just five minutes away from the ancient Roman city centre of Aix-en-Provence, also Cezanne’s hometown. Gardens of over 2 acres. High quality furniture & fittings. Children are welcome! Extra maid service and babysitting available at request from caretakers. Strategically located and close to amenities. Twenty mins to the nearest beach, 30 mins to seaside Marseille, 45 mins to hilly Luberon, an hour to medieval Avignon, 90 mins from Cote d’Azur, 2 hours to skiing, 3 hours by fast train to Paris.

Huge, sunny & spacious living room & library with French doors opening to lovely views of the garden. Central underfloor heating and over sized fireplace. Fully equipped provencal-style family kitchen with traditional Rossiers stove with double oven. Cable TV with Home cinema and a large selection of movies to choose from. Outdoor BBQ pit, swimming pool 9x5m and parking area. Regret no pets. No Smokers inside the house.

Accommodation: Five bedrooms (Room 1 - King-size four-poster bed; Room 2 Queen size bed, Room 3 - single bed; Room 4 across terrace – Queen size bed; Downstairs Room 5 – one Queen size bed). Sleeps 8 comfortably. Extra folding beds available. High quality furniture and fittings. One luxury walk-in shower suite with rain shower, and a second bright and cheerful bathroom, both with separate vanity and WC. Room 4 has a separate ensuite bathroom. Guest toilet downstairs. Hairdryers in double bedrooms. Central underfloor heating.

Library with a large selection of books with French doors opening to lovely garden views. Separate study room.

In case of more guests, there are charming B&Bs conveniently located near the house. Caretakers live adjacent in case of assistance. The house has an alarm system. Electric gates. Regret no pets. No Smokers inside the house

Surroundings: Huge, sunny and spacious living room with French doors opening to lovely views of the garden and pool. Beautiful gardens. Good for relaxing, playing 'hide n seek' or afternoon 'petanque'. Central underfloor heating and over sized fireplace. Fully equipped provencal-style family kitchen with traditional French stove with double oven. Large breakfast table. Includes dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, and food processor. Separate utility area includes drier and washing machine.

TV and DVD player and a large selection of movies to choose from. Cable/Satellite TV and family board games. Large dining table for 8. Outdoor BBQ pit, swimming pool and parking area. Forest walks a minute away.

Tennis and picnic grounds nearby (cold box & picnic equipment available). Also Biking, Forest Walks, Horse riding, heated public pool, hot air ballooning, gliding, parachuting, go-cart racing nearby. Outdoor markets and shopping five minutes away. 4 adult size bikes and 2 child size bikes are provided for guest use. Guests are asked to return them in clean and working condition.

Festivals & Markets: Famous during the summer, the Festival d'Aix comes alive, taking place where numerous concerts, operas, plays and art exhibitions will be held around the area. Early bookings to choice events are recommended - this is a much coveted event for french locals and tourists, alike.

In summer food and flea markets open almost every day. The colours, sights and smell of Provence are Mediterranean and exotic - something one must experience at least once in a lifetime! In October, the truffle festival is famous, where chefs from all over the world come for their year's supply of truffles in the town of Rognes, just 40 minutes away from the property.

Marseille is recognised as one of the leading European capitals of culture 2013. A short car ride, approximately 15 minutes away, From food, art, exhibitions and performance, Marseille offers guests a delightful and unique Mediterranean experience.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

La Residence is a very special place to friends, family and invited guests. As my children grow older and start to plan their own adventures La Residence remains the one anchor to our frenetic travelling lives. La Residence is not a typical rental home. We maintain it with love and care and enjoy sharing it with thoughtful guests.

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14 Reviews

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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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A great week in Provence

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful (as per the pictures) and fantastically located for Aix and local amenities. Having said that, we enjoyed the weather and the pool so much we barely left! The local restaurant is very good too for a nice meal out and a beautiful view. Would definitely come back...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, comfortable home shielded from the road by a long driveway. Approx 10 minutes drive to Aix and ideal for visiting the main sights in Provence. Only a 3 minute drive to Carrefour supermarket. The pool area directly outside the main sitting room is well maintained and the pool which is quite deep was always cool and refreshing. We dined under the stars several evenings and were able to BBQ. We would thoroughly recommend La Residence for a relaxing holiday in Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb one week stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is as tremendous as the photos portray. Plenty of space for three couples to spread out. Andrew, Paul and Ghislaine provided great recommendations that made visiting Provence, eating in and dining out effortless. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We all had an absolutely fantastic time. " Best holiday to date" was the quote. In terms of feedback La Residence exceeded our expectations. The web photos didn't do it justice. The location was perfect. It was so convenient to make short trips to the wonderful villages and towns in Provence and Cote D Azur. The facilities were great. Very spacious and peaceful. The place was immaculate. The outdoor area was perfect for relaxing by the pool and having lunch and dinner.

We found the whole process straightforward and directions spot on.

Paul the caretaker was very friendly.

We have already recommended it to our friends.

Thanks very much for the opportunity to have our holiday at La Residence

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Villa Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with my son and his wife were here for a week in late May. We could not have asked for a better location as we toured the region daily and came back to this beautiful villa each afternoon. what great place to stay. It really is better than the pictures. The villa really makes you feel like you belong and are a part of the south of France. Everything was wonderful and the caretakers onsite were more than happy to answer any question we had about the area .I would certainly stay here again and recommend this property to anyone .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed her win August 2015 as one couple from a large group.

There is caretaker on site to help with anything you need, the place was spotlessly clean and well maintained. The pictures reflect how lovely the house is.

The house is delightful, light and airy, well furnished. Pool is lovely.

No hesitation recommending to anyone looking for a well managed and quality rental house.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Pass through the bold iron gates and up the long sweeping drive and the property tells you, you have arrived at your destination. Choose a sheltered spot in the garden and you can be alone in your Provencal bliss. Not another building in sight and the only sound the cicada playing their symphony and the wind catching the proud oak tress. But Oh wait... no... a bottle of milk... no problem, walk down to the farm shop at the bottom of the lane and dinner supplies are replenished.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marseiile Airport at 18 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : la Jolettes, Marseille at 23 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Aix Les Milles at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : TGV Aix-en-Provence at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autoroute at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Village of Les Milles at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

'La Residence' is a beautiful property set in over 2-acres of lawns and garden. Surrounded by mature oak and pine trees and beautiful olive orchard with 300-year old trees (ideal for sitting under and reading a book with a glass of something to your fancy), you will discover the peace and beauty of Provence whilst benefiting from the convenience of having restaurants, farm and village shops, only a few minutes away.

Ideal family home - children are welcome!

Extra maid, babysitting and Chef service available by request.

The house has been designed and fitted with thought and detail to make sure every stay is memorable and frustration free.

Some of the most breathtaking and fun destinations are within 40 miles. A few minutes away, ‘le grand marché’, the Aix-en-Provence market is a not-to-be missed experience. And when you've had enough of driving, a lazy day by the pool, reading in the library or dining under the gazebo as the long, summer days, draw to a close, will nourish the soul. For the more energetic, we recommend hide-and-seek in the gardens or a post-lunch game of Petangue.

A short car ride away, Marseille offers a host of cultural and artistic events across the year.

From food, art, exhibitions, architecture and stunning rural beauty, Provence offers guests an unrivaled Mediterranean experience - and La Residence a fabulous country villa to explore it from.

Other Activities: golf, fishing (brown trout in the local river - rods and tackle provided), climbing & trekking, parachuting, gliding, white-water rafting, go-cart, picnics and Forest Adventure (flying fox and swinging through the trees).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,905
for 7 nights
£1,905
 
 
Peak Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,642
for 7 nights
£3,642
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,905
for 7 nights
£1,905
 
 
High
8 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,830
for 7 nights
£2,830
 
 
Peak
10 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,642
for 7 nights
£3,642
 
 
High
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,830
for 7 nights
£2,830
 
 
Low
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,905
for 7 nights
£1,905
 
 
Peak
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,642
for 7 nights
£3,642
 
 
Low
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,905
for 7 nights
£1,905
 
 
High
31 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,830
for 7 nights
£2,830
 
 
Peak
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,642
for 7 nights
£3,642
 
 
High
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,830
for 7 nights
£2,830
 
 
Low
29 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,905
for 7 nights
£1,905
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,830
for 7 nights
£2,830
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £670

For technical reasons, the Availability Calendar cannot reflect same dates per period for beginning/starting dates. Therefore please note ALL bookings always start on a Saturday and ends on a Saturday. Please note High season rates apply for the Christmas and New Year holiday weeks. Please refer to the owner for actual rates.

We require a 25% deposit to secure the booking.
6-weeks prior to the booking we need the rental balance plus a refundable Euro 800 security deposit. We return the security deposit to you via telegraphic transfer with 3-weeks of the completed stay.

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Facilities

From the Owner

If you want to be energetic and explore the region (almost) everything you would hope to see and do is just a 30-minute drive away. There is something from everyone, of all ages. And when you want to relax, read, swim, play, explore there is a beautiful garden to call your own.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 400 m²

Bathrooms

  • La Cabine Chef - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • La Salle de Bain des Jeunes - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Le Bain de Grand Fils - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • La Cabine D'Amis - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Chambre de Belle Saison - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Chambre de 'Philippa' - 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Extra folding beds on request
  • Chambre de 'Miguel' - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Chambre D'Amis - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Chambre de 'Antonio' - 1 Double Bed, Extra folding bed on request
  • I king size bed, 3 doubles, 1 single, 2 extra beds, 1 cot

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Extra maid or babysitting services available by request from caretakers. Cold box, boules set, and board games available on loan. Pool towels also provided. Kitchen equipped with large breakfast table, dining room with table, as well as outdoor dining furniture available. Starter kits containing milk, bread, butter, soap and loo paper are provided. However, guests are expected to buy their own amenities.

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