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

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Sep-2016
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 15 mins walk 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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

St Andrews, Scotland
5

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: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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5

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: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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5

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: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments, hope to see you again
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Brussels
5

A recommender

  • 5 of 5

Super beau séjour dans cette magnifique villa! La maison est accueillante, pleine de charme et la région est splendide. La vue depuis la piscine est à couper le souffle. Le petit village de Forcalquier se situe à une petite dixaine de minutes à pied et il offre plein de possibilités: petits magasins typiques, grand marché,... Un endroit idéal pour des vacances paisibles en famille ou entre amis! Je n'hésiterai pas à y retourner!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A charming private villa in the sun!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful 4 bedroom villa with a private pool - all of which is hidden from anyone's view. The property itself is the perfect getaway and has facilities to sleep up to 8 people comfortably.

We had a superb week relaxing in this charming villa. It is a private haven with outstanding views of the valley. Close to the town - which has a brilliant vibe on market day (Monday). The perfect location for scenic walks/cycling and plenty of activities within driving range (golf, lac d'esparron).

I would most certainly recommend this to anyone looking to fully unwind and get away from the crowds.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! We've proved the garden this winter and restored the old stone walls. Hope to see you again this year. Helen & Philippe
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marseille at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Forcalquier at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : 9 holes at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aix en Provence TGV at 80 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A51 La Brillane at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Forcalquier at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Nr Barcelonette at 150 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Ciotat or Marseille at 100 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

90 minutes from Mediterranean resort of Cassis.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low no pool
4 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£841
for 7 nights
£841
 
 
Low with pool
2 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 7 nights
£1,177
 
 
summer season
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,387
for 7 nights
£1,387
 
 
high season
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,556
for 7 nights
£1,556
 
 
late summer season
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 7 nights
£1,177
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£841
for 7 nights
£841
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

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.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • 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.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for wheelchair access or very 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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