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Beautifully Refurbished Farm House with Heated Pool and Magical Gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 10-Nov-2016
Farmhouse in Carpentras, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur,France, Near Mont.Ventoux - Private And Luxurious, Perfect For Experiencing Provence

Mas de la Quintine is your quintessential Provençal farm house. Being a 9th century converted convent the house is stacked with character. The walls of the main house are more than two feet thick so it stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is air conditioning in the annexe with units in the living room and each of the bedrooms. There is also air conditioning just off the master bedroom in the main house. We always rent out the entire property which means the main house AND the annexe.

The house and annexe are furnished with traditional, sympathetic furniture with modern appliances. You can sleep 10 (max 8 adults) without feeling on top of one other. The house has two kitchens for extra convenience. The loggia outside the kitchen comprises a large cast aluminium table and is perfect to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at.

The property has extensive gardens filled with lavender, olive and fig trees and the large gazebo allows for comfort and relaxing outdoors in the shade or at night. Children are well catered for including the use of the pool, trampoline, swing set and sandpit. There are powerful garden lights, all controlled from a remote to give additional atmosphere at night.

The pool is heated making it very inviting. Together with a pool alarm, the fence surrounding the pool gives extra peace of mind if you have children. There are 6 recliners, parasols, a table and chairs and many pool floatation aids.

Inside the house you have lots of amenities for children and adults alike. The property is fully equipped with the latest entertainment systems including 3 x 55 inch HD TVs Blu-ray/DVD players, Sonos sound systems, FreeSat and PS3. Wifi is available throughout the house and annexe and provides a fast and reliable speed. There are toys and board games for children, as well as a selection of books and films.

Mas de la Quintine will give you a Provençal experience to remember.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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

My name is Paul. I am an owner director of a financial planning firm in Luton. I talk to my clients about achieving their dreams and ambitions. One of mine was to buy a property in the south of France with my family. My wife Alison and I love spending time in Provence and especially at our petit chateau in Carpentras.

Unfortunately, we can't be there all year round and so want wanted to let it out to families who share the same feeling we do about southern France, Provence and the Luberon.

Houses are for living in and we have put our heart and soul into this house, to make it look and feel very special. The garden is like a little paradise and we truly hope that visiting guests share in this magic and just have a great time.

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13 Reviews

4.9
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

Truly beautiful home with magnificent gardens

  • 5 of 5

Mas de la Quintaine is just as breathtaking in real life as it looks in the photographs. The grounds are extensive and beautifully manicured and our children had lots of fun bouncing on the trampoline and swimming in the pool. The house itself was extremely clean and well-equipped and we felt very much at home. Upon our arrival, we were promptly greeted by Bruno who showed us around the property and gave us lots of wonderful recommendations. By far our favourite was the "Carriere de Lumiere" -it must not be missed! Our children, aged 8 and 10, loved it too. We followed our visit with a lovely dinner in St. Remy de Provence. I would like to add that Bruno was also very helpful throughout the rest of our stay and always promptly responded to our texts. When our daughter developed an ear infection, he quickly recommended a wonderful doctor and she felt better the next day. Overall, we thought the property was just beautiful and Paul and Bruno could not have been kinder.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great villa in heart of Provence

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mas de la Quintine for the first two weeks of August, and were delighted with the property.

It's in the heart of Provence just on the edge of Carpentras and about 30 minutes from Avignon. The villa itself is superbly equipped, including everything you would need with a young family, or a separate annexe for those traveling with teens or another family.

The pool is lovely (heated too) with a small waterslide and plenty of toys and inflatables. Although the immediate setting isn't idyllic the grounds and house certainly are, and a short drive will take you to a huge number of local towns and villages with markets, superb regional architecture and a handful of nearby attractions including canoeing, a water park and the city of Avignon.

The weather was superb - between 25-35C most days, and the house has plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the garden from.

The property is extremely well managed by Bruno who is just a text, email or phone call away for any questions or advice.

If you're looking to find a retreat for a week or two this is definitely worth a look.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We would happily have you stay at Mas de la Quintine in the future if you chose to return. We are always looking for ways to improve the property to make sure that families (especially those with children) have all the things they need so that it is like a home from home. I am sure Bruno will be touched by your comments. We also think he is great. Having a property manager with local knowledge improves one's experience no end.
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5

Fantastic House and Pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great week at Mas de la Quintine (6 adults and 4 children). The property is well equipped (particularly for young children) and beautifully furnished.

The pool was used everyday and we loved our evenings in the gazebo and eating outside.

All of us thoroughly enjoyed our time and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a holiday in Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison and I very pleased that you enjoyed it. You are welcome back in the future. Best wishes, Paul & Alison
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5

A hidden gem in beautiful Provence...

  • 5 of 5

We feel so lucky to have discovered this beautiful property and to have spent a week here recently.

It’s clear that the owners, Paul and Alison, have thought carefully about how to cater for every possibly holiday need and equipped the property accordingly.

Although it’s quiet and secluded in its own beautiful gardens, it’s also highly convenient for the local town, Carpentras. It’s also a great base for exploring the local vineyards, the Roman ruins at Orange and Vaison la Romain and numerous beautiful Provençal towns and villages.

The layout of the main house and the annex means that it’s perfect for two families, or for a larger extended family. There’s room for everyone to find a bit of space for themselves – mine was the gorgeous gazebo, which became my reading corner for the week!

We look forward to returning in the future at some point.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this charming and welcome review of Mas de la Quintine. We are glad you had fun. We put our heart and souls into renovating and refurbishing the property and we are always looking to improve it. Some great feedback from guests recently. More plans for the future to make it even better. You are welcome to return in the future of course. Thank you for being so great to work with. Paul & Alison
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5

A wonderful relaxing holiday in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of Staying at Mas De La Quintine for a week with our family and loved every moment. The property is beautifully furnished and has everything a family could need. We spent our mornings exploring beautiful Provencal villages like Gordes and Chateauneuf du pape and our afternoons by the swimming pool. We ate out a few times and had some fabulous meals but we actually preferred to BBQ in the garden and enjoy a family game of petanque with a few glasses of lovely local rose. We visited during the European football tournament and the boys loved being able to watch it live on one of the many televisions in the property. It really is every bit as good as the photographs. Many thanks Paul and Alison.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thanks Camilla. You and your family are welcome to stay again in the future. A joy to work with. Best wishes, Paul & Alison
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5

Best family holiday property we have ever rented

  • 5 of 5

We can highly recommend this attractive and spacious property which has plenty to offer for all ages. The house is very comfortable and stylishly furnished. The two kitchens are both well equipped with ideal outdoor eating areas. The pool is amazing, heated and safe for young children while being long enough to swim a few lengths. The grounds offer a range of sunny and sheltered spaces for sitting, relaxing and playing. There are lots of indoor and outdoor toys, games and DVDs and 3 huge televisions in case the weather turns!

An oasis just a few minutes drive from Carpentras which offers ample shops and good restaurants. We can recommend Chez Serge, La Petite Fontaine, and Le Galusha.

Bruno, the house manager, speaks excellent English and is always close to hand and efficient should you need him.

We have already highly recommended this holiday villa to two multi-generational family friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words. We are glad you enjoyed the property. Always good to receive constructive feedback so that we can make the property even better for future guests. You are welcome to come back whenever you wish. A delight to work with. Best wishes, Paul & Alison
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Location

From the Owner

My family and I have been visiting Provence for the last 3 years largely because of how appealing and beautiful it is. The weather is warm, the scenery is very green, the food is amazing and the local wines are wonderful, especially the rosé wines. Southern France is relatively close as a holiday destination. You can travel to Carpentras by plane, train or car very easily and there is just so much to do within a very short distance of our holiday home. In 45 minutes you can be at the top of Mont Ventoux with incredible views; you can drive to all the pretty little villages throughout the Luberon or you can spend time lounging at the pool, basking in the sun. We feel very fortunate to be able to buy in this location. It truly is a slice of paradise.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes at 82 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : L'Univers at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Marseille at 111 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Provence Country Club at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Avignon TGV at 29 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N7 near Orange at 27 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Chez Serge at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mont Ventoux at 33 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône at 104 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Marseille is 110 km from Carpentras on the motorways and takes 1 hour 15 mins to drive to. Cassis or Carro have lovely beaches - 1 hour 25 mins away on the coast.

Travel:

Avignon Airport - 31km (25 mins drive)

Nimes Airport - 81 km away (1 hour 5 mins drive)

Marseille Airport - 96 km away (1 hour drive)

Montpellier Airport - 118 km away (1 hour 25 mins drive)

Gare d'Avignon train station - 26 km (25 mins drive)

Car hire is required from all airports.

Distances to places of interest:

Carpentras centre - 2 km

Chateau du Barroux - 9 km

L'Isle sur la Sorgue – 19 km

Chateau Neuf du Pape – 21 km

Fountain de Vaucluse 23 km

Orange - 26 km

Abbaye de Senanque – 26 km

Avignon – 27 km

Gordes – 31 km

Mont Ventoux & Bédoin – 38 km

Roussillion – 47 km

Pont du Gard (near Remoulins) – 47 km

Bonnieux, Lacoste and Cucurron – 48 km

Apt & Saignon – 53 km

Lourmarin – 65 km

Montélimar – 80 km

Aix-en-Provence - 97 km

Marseille – 110 km

Local Amenities:

Carpentras - E.LeClerc - amazing, very large supermarket. Very good selection. Cash machines and petrol station here as well as Flunch restaurant.

La Fromagerie du Comtat - 23 Place Maurice Charretier (place de la Mairie) Carpentras. Amazing cheeses and local wines.

Chez Serge - 90 Rue Cottier, Carpentras. Lovely restaurant.

Pernes Les Fontaines - Intermarche (open Sunday mornings as well as Mon - Sat)

Office de tourisme just off Ave Jean Jaures, in the centre of Carpentras.

Banque Chaix and other banks located in Carpentras.

Buld'air Shopping center, 130 Chemin du Pont Blanc, 84270 Vedène. Amazing provencal food!!!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
4 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,850
for 7 nights
£2,850
 
 
Rate 9
18 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 10
1 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,650
for 7 nights
£2,650
 
 
Rate 11
30 Apr 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 12
25 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,650
for 7 nights
£3,650
 
 
Rate 13
10 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Rate 14
17 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,150
for 7 nights
£3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

Arrival at the property:
Bruno Reymond, our property manager will meet you at the property the day and time of arrival. He will show you around, explain how everything works, give you the gate code, the alarm code and two sets of keys.

Booking Notes:
25% Deposit required on booking. Balance required 6 weeks before scheduled start of holiday/ £750 refundable security deposit paid as separate payment (refundable within 1 week of leaving subject to no damage).

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. The property manager will meet you for check in and check out at agreed times.
Typical times are:
Check in at 4pm Saturdays
Check out at 10am Saturdays

Notes on prices:
Prices stated are in Sterling. Subject to change in future. Payment accepted in GBP Sterling or Euros. Spot rate on XE.com used for conversion (minus 3 bps). Euro payments can be made to our French Bank account and Sterling payments to our UK bank account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Privacy from electric gates, fences and tall trees with the river L'Auzon on one side. Heated and fenced off 12 metre pool with a very powerful heat pump which keeps the water nice and warm. New powerful sand filter so the pool is like clear, tropical, Caribbean water. Large gardens with lots of fun and games to keep children and adults entertained including: Children's play tower, slide, swings, sandpit and trampoline. There is also a football net, badminton & volleyball net, floodlit pétanque court (boules) and 2 hammocks. 2 mountain bikes and table tennis table available (on request.) Secluded property but only 10 minutes from E.LeClerc, an amazing supermarket. Easy access to the Luberon - within 25 minutes of Avignon, L'Isle sur la Sorgue and Gordes. The property is PERFECT for CYCLISTS wanting to climb Mount Ventoux and explore Provence by bike.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 280 m²

Bathrooms

  • Ensuite to Master Bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground Floor Shower Room Main House - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom in Annexe - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • In the main house, bedroom 1 has its own en-suite with bath, shower and wc. Bedroom 2 has its own en-suite with shower and wc. There is a shower room on the ground floor of the main house with a wc. Bedrooms 4 and 5 in the aneexe share a bathroom with bath, shower and wc. There is also a separate wc in the annexe.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Master Bedroom with ensuite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Kingsize bed in main house with ensuite
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed, Twin beds for children in main house
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Double bed in Annexe with aircon (with cot available)
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedroom in the annexe with aircon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms). Max 8 adults. Notes on bedrooms: Main House: Bedroom 1: master suite, king size bed, en-suite plus upstairs living room. Bedroom 2: king size bed, en-suite. Bedroom 3: twin room (through bedroom from Bed 2 to Bed 3). In the annexe: Bedroom 4: double bed and Bedroom 5: twin. 2 x baby cots available.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: House and annexe rented together. Max 8 adults. Our property manager will meet you on arrival, show you around and explain how everything works. Guests will be given the alarm code, gate code and wifi code. The house and annexe will have been cleaned, with fresh bedding and bath and pool towels ready for use. Air-conditioning available in the annexe and in the Masterbed of the main house. Strictly No Smoking is permitted inside the house or the annexe. Pets may be considered. Outside: 1 acre garden, outside loggia with 12-seater table and chairs, Weber gas BBQ. There is a bistro table and chairs on either side of the garden for a couple to sit and relax. The gazebo is 5 x 5 metres and seats on comfortable rattan furniture with outside pillows. There are two hammocks - one full size and one seat hammock hanging from the willow tree. The pool is 12 metres x 5 metres and is a salt pool (far less chlorine so doesn't hurt your eyes or smell) and is heated and filtered. The pool is very private and surrounded by wood decking and a pool fence on all sides. The pool man comes once per week and gardener comes every 10 days. The swimming pool is open 1st May - 30th September. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer are situated in the kitchen in the gite. No separate utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels, beach towels for the pool and all bed linens are included. The property will be cleaned before your stay with linens put on the beds

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