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Delightful Studio With Pool



Updated: 29-Aug-2016
Independent Studio in Grans, Provence Alpes, Cote d'Azur - Peaceful Location in Typical Provencal Village

'Le Cabanon' has been beautifully restored and provides ideal accommodation for two people. It is the only gite situated within the grounds of the owners' property, on the outskirts of Grans, a typical Provencal village providing all necessary amenities, including restaurants, bars, 3 bakeries, vegetable shop, butcher and a small supermarket. The property is ideally situated for those wishing to explore Provence, being within easy reach of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Avignon, the Camargue, the Luberon and the beach. The accommodation comprises a 20 sq m. studio, with separate shower room, which has been tastefully and thoughtfully restored and equipped, providing dining table, easy chairs, double bed, and small, well-equipped kitchen. Outside is a south-facing private terrace, pergola and built-in bbq, overlooking the garden and 8m x 4m pool.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are John & Susan and came to live and work in France 12 years ago. It was always our dream to live in the South of France and to have a gite, so we are very happy to have realised our dream and we are delighted to be able to share this fabulous part of France and our beautiful garden and pool with our holiday guests! We are always happy to provide advice and recommendations for places to visit, eat and drink.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The perfect little hideaway for two. Lovely pool, attractive garden and studio with all the thoughtful touches necessary for a comfortable holiday. Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. We will recommend Le cabanon to our friends in the UK."

"Wonderfully relaxing in this home away from home"

"Lovely place, Lovely location. We only wish we had booked 2 weeks."

"The perfect little space for 2 we shall no doubt be back."
Jun 2009
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing Break

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week and found Le Cabannon to be every bit as lovely as advertised.

Susan and John are the perfect hosts and were a pleasure to meet- friendly and unobtrusive (in fact we wish we had got to know them better)

The studio is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Thouroughly enjoyed the pool and miss it so much now we are home.

The bicycles on site came in handy for local trips to the village and days out.

All we wanted was a restful warm (hot) retreat and Le Cabanon was just the tonic so we didn't want to leave at the end of our stay.

Would love to return here one day and we would thouroughly reccomend to any couples who want a nice peaceful break.

Well done Susan and John - hope to see you again soon😀

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Le Cabanon in Grans nr Salon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in le Cababon,a little gem of a place, ran immaculately by Susan and Jonh in the heart of Provence.

The studio was well equipped,a lovely little wet room,English TV and WiFi.

It was very clean and comfortable within spitting distance of the pool. The village of Grans was a delight ful bike trip or walking distance away really beautiful full of restaurants,cafes and even a bull and horse racing fete through the town

The owners were so friendly and very helpful sharing their love of the area, full of ideas and local information which was very useful.

We were visited Arles and Aix and an amazing light show in the caves of Les Beaux which Susan told us about.

So quiet and peaceful in their place and could easily spend another week exploring the local countryside on their bikes.

Very happy to recommend to friends and family and very keen to stay there again ourselves - the whole trip really exceeded all expectations, it was truly magical.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful studio by the pool

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation for 2 in this neat, spotless and well-equipped gite. The shaded terrace looks out over the large pool (shared only with the owners) in the tranquil garden. The picturesque village of Grans is a short ride on the (supplied) bicycles with bars, a variety of food shops and two good restaurants. The many shops and restaurants in the historic town of Salon-de-Provence are a short drive. The site is well located for touring the many sites in the area. The English owners are charming and always ready with helpful advice.

Strongly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed here twice.The gite is very clean and honestly described on the website. Susan and John are friendly great hosts and not at all imposing. The location is peaceful but only just over 20 minutes walk to the centre of Grans. The village has very good eating places and bars and when they get to know you they even offer free drinks. Access by car to the main places of interest in the general area is excellent as you are close enough to the main roads that go north,south, east and west.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Le Cabanon-Grans

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Le Cabanon. The gite, though very small, is located in a delightful garden next to the pool and has excellent security. The interior has been tastefully and stylishly decorated, with a well stocked kitchen, plenty of tourist information and a pretty bathroom. Everything was clean and in good condition.

The location is excellent with many beautiful towns and villages to visit close by, a delightful drive along the Etang de Berre and an attractive coastline to the south.

The Marseille airport is half an hour away, and a great supermarket ten minutes away towards Salon de Provence.

The owners were friendly and charming and gave us helhelp pful tips on best places to visit. Installation of air conditioning would give mort comfort in summer

We would recommend this property to our friends and relations.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"Le Cabanon", a little "gem"

  • 5 of 5

Le Cabanon is a little gem in provence, perfect place to relax and visit this wonderful area, ideal location, close enough to visit beautiful coastal areas, wonderful cities and picturesque hill villages.

located just outside the lovely village of Grans, with very good restuarants, bars and amenities and a lovely place to cycle on bicyles supplied at the very well equipped holiday home.

Ideal place to just relax in the lovely garden around the pool or explore this wonderful area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review of Le Cabanon, it was a pleasure to welcome you here and we are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to see you again another time. Susan & John Price
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From the Owner

We have lived in Grans since we arrived in France 12 years ago and when we had the opportunity to buy a house we waited a long time to find the house of our dreams in the village that we love! Grans is a typical Provencal village which is completely self contained with a lively village life including several fairs, festivals and local celebrations. We are situated 1.5 km from the village centre and 3 minutes walk from the beautiful Parc de la Fontaine Marie Rose.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 20 Kilometres Car: recommended


The nearest beach is on the Côte Bleu, 25 minutes by car. Cassis is 45 minutes away, with its stunning Calanques, and the beaches of the Camargue can be reached in under an hour.


Marseille-Provence Airport - 25 minutes. Nimes Airport - 40 minutes. Avignon Airport - 35 mins. Montpellier Airport - 1 hour 15 mins. Toulon Airport 1 hour 35 min. Car hire is recommended but pick-up from the airport can be arranged on request.


Salon-de-Provence 5 minutes. Marseille - 30 minutes. Aix-en-Provence 30 minutes. Arles 30 minutes. Luberon 40 minutes. Avignon 40 minutes. Camargue National Park 40 minutes.

Further Details:

The studio is 1.5 km from the village centre, where one can find all necessary amenities, including Michelin recommended restaurant, brasserie, snack bar, several bars also serving food, a creperie, 3 bakers, a butcher, a greengrocer, bank, hairdresser, take-away pizzerias, a small supermarket, a ladies clothes shop, a gift shop and a cinema. There is a village market on Friday morning.

The town of Salon-de-Provence is within 5km, providing all other facilities.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Booking Notes:
Book direct with the owners. A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking with the 70% balance due one month before arrival. A 250€ security deposit will be required on arrival which will be returned on departure if there are no breakages.

Changeover Day:
Preferred change-over day is Saturday but may be flexible, out of season.
Arrival after 16h00
Departure by 10h30
Arrival and departure times may be flexible by prior arrangement with the owners.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the studio per week in euros.

30% deposit on booking and the balance one month before arrival date

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From the Owner

The village is perfectly situated for visiting all of Provence, there is just too much to see and never enough time! A lot of our guests come back year after year as they don't find the time to visit all the sights when the temptation is to soak up the peace, seclusion and beauty lying on a sun lounger next to the pool. Le Cabanon is completely independent and is the only gite on the property.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • village


  • cinemas
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (Studio)


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: We are very sorry but the property is not suitable for children or pets. Non-smokers only, please. Outside: The studio is the only gite, situated in the owners' fully enclosed and secluded garden, with plenty of shade provided by established fruit trees. The 8m x 4m pool is shared with the owners. Sun-loungers, parasol and garden furniture are provided and there is a built in bbq and all necessary utensils. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly depending on length of stay. Towels can be changed mid week if required. Studio cleaning on departure is also included. Other: There are 2 bicycles available for guest use, including helmets.

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