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A Bastide Located Within The Surrounding Countryside Of Aix-En-Provence

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A Bastide in The Countryside Nearby to Beautiful and Historical Aix-en-Provence, South of France - A Bastide With Private Pool Set Amongst A Beautiful Rose Garden

The Bastide is situated down a peaceful country lane in the Provencal countryside and yet is only 8 minutes drive away from the bustling cafes, historical fountains, museums and beautiful buildings of Aix-en-Provence. Olive, fig, cherry and almond trees are found in the 2000m2 landscaped garden. The Bastide is South facing with a large wooden terrace and with an eating area shaded by pretty wisteria and roses making it a wonderful place to spend time with friends or family.

Samantha Mureau
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About Samantha Mureau

My name is Samantha Mureau and I'm English, from London and I came away to Aix en Provence to study at University.

It is at the Aix University that I met my French husband, Cedric, whom is from Bordeaux.

Together after having 2 young boys, we decided to do the 'big move' out of London and to the South of France and back to our University town.

We have been in Aix for just over 5 years now and love it very much but also love to travel to discover other places and would love everyone to enjoy Aix and the surrounding areas as much as we do.

Samantha Mureau purchased this villa in 2009

Why Samantha Mureau chose Aix-en-Provence area

We fell in love with the Bastide des Roses because it reminded me of an English garden what with the beautiful roses but mixed up and growing amongst olive trees, Cypress, fig, almond trees and in the heat!

We also loved the road where the Bastide is situated as it is tranquil but with neighbours around so not too in the middle of nowhere and with a non-stop shop at the end of the road which we can walk too and then jump in a car for a little more action and fun in Aix with the bustling cafes and wonderful cafe culture lifestyle. Aix is also stunning, from an historical point of view, the age old buildings, the fountains and the rich artistic background.

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with our home for the wonderful hand-painted Provencal tiles in the kitchen, the large sized bedrooms, which are hard to find and also for the lovely garden. We fell in love with our home for the outdoor life and living and much as the indoor, knowing that we would be spending much more time outside.

I love walking through the archway of roses, sitting under the wisteria on the decking having lovely lunches and the wonderful swimming pool and great hide and seek places for the children to play in. I hope that you love our Bastide as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your villa is fabulous and we have had a lovely restful time.

Best Wishes,

Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Le Tholonet in Bouches-du-Rhone

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 large bathroom with bath/shower, 2 basins and a wc upstairs. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with walk-in shower, basin and wc. 1 Separate wc downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and ensuite shower room. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 room with double bed, perfect for children. Bedroom 4 with 1 bunk bed, perfect for children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The house is child friendly with some toys and books provided along with scooters and bikes. There is a travel cot available for a baby. No smoking or pets allowed in the house. Outside: A large swimming pool (5.5m x 11m) and 6 sunloungers in the middle of a landscaped garden. There is a large wooden terrace with a large table seating for up to 10 people, which is wonderful and cool in the heat as it is shaded by 2 large trees and a wisteria pergola. A barbecue is available for outdoor cooking. For the children in the garden, there is a large trampoline, 2 swings, a rope ladder, a tree house and a small slide and a small shaded sand-pit for babies and toddler's. The swimming pool is fenced off for peace of mind. Utility Room: A practical room off the kitchen with a washer/dryer, ironing board, iron and freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The towels and linen are supplied. The cleaning service is provided at the end of your holiday but can be requested more often if desired. Other: The dining area has a large rectangular table suitable for 8 to share delicious meals and look out onto the garden. The dining room is inbetween the kitchen and the living room, so in an open-plan space and ideal for sharing with friends or family.


4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

A Bastide Located Within The Surrounding Countryside Of Aix-En-Provence
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews
Marden, Kent

Super Family Accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, peaceful home from home accommodation with lots of space. Our three children loved it. The house was clean, well maintained and stylish - a great place to explore from. We felt the owners were very helpful. Would definitely recommend friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday villa suitable for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in this villa, would highly recommend.

We have 3 children under 7 and they loved the villa and the pool. There are more children's books in the bedrooms than most libraries!

Really well stocked with kitchen appliances and equipment. Huge outside deck with lots of shade meant every meal time could be outside.

On the outskirts of a village but well positioned for excursions, we found loads to do in the surrounding area. 40 minutes drive from the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely retreat, had a great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay in this lovely, peaceful property.

The house is as described but felt bigger in reality.

The property is 20 mins drive from TGV and about 30 mins from the airport.

The house is situated in secluded gardens with a large pool, there is a most beautiful terrace with a pergola. The house, gardens and pool are very clean and well maintained.

The pool area is very spacious and enough room for 6 adults ( our children being young adults)

I would recommend this lovely home to families of small and teenage children.

We had telephone contact with both Sam and Cedric and their customer service, from booking to after the holiday,has been great.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence with loads of lovely restaurants
Car: necessary


The beautiful calanques, beaches, fishing ports, such as Cassis and the sea are 30km away and then stretch on from there. The Vieux Port in Marseille is a 20 minute drive away and a lovely place to start a drive along the coastline.


Marginane airport situated on the outskirts of Marseille is 30 minutes drive away, whilst TGV Aix is 15 minutes away by car. Car hire/use is essential.


There is a local food shop within walking distance, whilst Eguilles is a 5 minute drive away and good for fresh bakeries, butchers, fishmongers and greengrocers. There is a small local market on Tuesday mornings. Aix-en-Provence is 10mns away which is brilliant to see and spend time in the cafe's, restaurants, museums, theatres and cinemas and for the food and flower markets too. Puyricard is 5 minutes drive away and has a lovely market on Friday mornings.

Further Details:

The picturesque Luberon hilltop villages and Lavender fields are 30 minutes drive away. There is a children’s theme park called Les Villages des automates which is 10 minutes drive away and great adventure place for entertaining kids of ages. The zoo of Barben is another great place for a day out with the children and only 20 minutes drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Le Tholonet, Bouches-du-Rhone

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Week Holiday
29 Jul 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required (non-refundable) when you book your holiday and the remaining 50% balance 4 weeks before you arrive. A security deposit of £1500.00 is payable, cash or cheque, upon your arrival and this will be returned to you at the end of your holiday, minus any costs for breakages or damages if incurred.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
The rental price includes a cleaner at the end of your holiday so that you can relax right up to the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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