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Lovely Family Home With Pool, Complete Privacy And Views Over The Lubero

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Forcalquier, Les Alpes de Haute Provence - Very Peaceful Location Yet Within Easy Reach Of Bustling Provencal Town

Splendidly located within easy reach of Forcalquier, a lively village where the beautifully restored 13th century Convent lies at the heart of the old town. The domed chapel of the Citadelle perched high above the village looks down on bustling streets and the lively markets. A variety of activities are available around the village; free music concerts, horse riding, walks and hot air ballooning. La Petite Chanterelle is 10 -15 mins walk (+/- 1km) from the old town, near enough for an evening walk to a restaurant or a stroll to the boulangerie in the morning for fresh bread and croissants. The sunny terrace surrounds the house and has views over the Luberon, a fantastic haven for wildlife enthusiasts as Buzzards circle overhead and Nightingales sings in May.

Helen van Ameyde
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Helen van Ameyde

Forcalquier is a very special place to all the family - we are an Anglo Dutch French family with hearts in Forcalquier.

Helen van Ameyde purchased this house in 1987

Why Helen van Ameyde chose Forcalquier

The location and views are second to none. Within walking distance of the town yet located in a calm haven, complete privacy, a fabulous view over the Luberon and great wild life. Not to be missed!

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet, tranquility, beautiful views all within a short walk of a lovely Provencal town.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Forcalquier in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • First floor shower room with large sink and wc. Ground floor shower room with large sink and wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 and 2 on the first floor with a double bed. Bedroom 3 on the ground floor with a double bed. Bedroom 4 on the ground floor with twin beds.
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for wheelchair access or small children. Outside: Situated within 1 hectare of land with a garden on one side of the house, sunny terrace surrounds the house with 2 outside seating areas. Large outside dining area, shaded by trees and a lovely private pool with great views over the Luberon. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included but not pool towels. Property cleaned weekly between rental periods. Other: All rooms have been recently refurbished.


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Lovely Family Home With Pool, Complete Privacy And Views Over The Lubero
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A stunning property set in a breathtaking location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described by its owners and surpassed our expectations. Its scale was particularly generous allowing for family time and periods of solitary and quiet contemplation! Pool time was fabulous with water temperatures remaining comfortable throughout our stay (even for my feeble husband who usually takes 20 minutes to get into an unheated pool!) We particularly enjoyed the boule and barbecue areas in the evenings and being woken by birdsong each morning. An amazingly restorative week for us all and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to others and returning ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful private hideaway

  • 5 of 5

On arrival it was clear that our already high expectations were exceeded by this beautiful property. It is set on a hillside with a stunning view of the Luberon. It is quiet and private and a perfect place to unwind.

There were only 3 of us in our party so we could all spread out when we wanted to have some quiet time or come together to eat and socialise either inside or out. The house itself is simply but beautifully decorated and well appointed for a relaxed stay.

The pool was beautiful, a good size and a welcome place to cool down in the heat of the day. The deck at the poolside also had beautiful views and acted as a sun trap during the day.

Forcalquier is a beautiful little town with a huge market on Monday. There are various places to eat and plenty of history for those interested in it. In truth we could easily have stayed at the house all week!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quality villa with great views

  • 5 of 5

There were two of us and we spent three weeks in La Petit Chanterelle in June this year (2016), The villa is of high quality well kitted out and well maintained and is conveniently close to Forcalquier with it’s Monday market, shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.

At the villa great views over the Luberon from the terraces or the deck at the pool and plenty of interest whether it be hot air balloons in the early morning or twenty plus raptors circling over tractors in the hayfield below.

We have arranged to return next June

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house with a view to die for!

  • 5 of 5

The house is everything you'd hope for, clean and well maintained with morning and evening terraces looking over the hills and land beyond The property is within easy walking distance to Forcalquier with it's huge market, traditional shops and restaurants. This the second time we have been and hope very much to return next summer. Thank you again Helen and Philippe for your help in making our stay so memorable. Henry and Kate Houghton

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both - we're already looking forward to next year! Helen & Philippe
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Absolutey Great

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and we may well come back. A lovely house in a superb position - how many houses offer you an unbroken view of the Luberon over an evening pastis. Terrific pool - big enough to swim in not just flap about. Both house and pool are completely private. The house was immaculate on arrival and cleaned and bed changed mid holiday. Both that and pool cleaning done discreetly and with no problems Forcalquier is a walk ( 20 mins max) away along a very quiet road with great restaurants, bars around the square and a huge Monday Market as well as excellent butchers and bakers Excellent walks around but beware it does get very hot. If you want to walk or ride the bike(fantastic) September - our previous visit - might be better. We would recommend the house to anybody who wants real peace and quite, privacy and a bit of Provence which still has more in common with Elizabeth David than Peter Mayle

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome back any time - glad you enjoyed La Petite Chanterelle and thank you for the review.
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Comfortable and well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

As described in the listing. Clean and well maintained. Wonderful view over the valley. Owners very easy to deal with. Pool big enough for decent lengths swimming also with wonderful view over valley. Very secluded, property can't be seen from the road. Forcalquier an easy walk and a very pleasant town with lots of eating places.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, hope to see you again
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
9 holes
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Aix en Provence TGV
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A51 La Brillane
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nr Barcelonette
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
La Ciotat or Marseille
Car: recommended


90 minutes from Mediterranean resort of Cassis.


1 hour from Marseille International Airport and 2 hours 30 mins from Nice. 75 mins from Avignon with rail services from Paris and the UK.


Local amenities within 1km or a 15 minute walk from the village. Within 1 hour of the Gorges du Verdon and lots of opportunity for lake bathing within easy driving distance.

Further Details:

Forcalquier has tennis courts, mountain bike rental at a local hotel, horse riding schools, hot air ballooning and miles of fabulous hikes in and around the Luberon. The plateau de Valensole is home to miles and miles of lavender fields, the observatory at St Michel allows you to gaze at the brilliant night sky and the grand canyon of France - Les Gorges du Verdon is around an hour away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer season
16 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer season
2 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £437.03

Booking Notes:
Reservations should be made via e-mail. 20% of rental amount paid at the time of reservation, the balance paid 4 weeks prior arrival date. A refundable £500 deposit should be paid a week before rental commences, this will be returned in full after the cleaning party has ensured that there is no damage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day would normally be Saturday but other arrangements can be negotiated.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Discounts available for long winter/autumn lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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