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* * Beach 130km
* 7 Bedroom(s) * Sleeps 14 * 4 Bathroom(s)
* Wi-fi * Price guide £2500-£4300 * Ref: SV159

For all two week bookings, 10% off second week.

Charming 18th Century period farmhouse (with recent additions) in the Luberon with a large private pool, hard tennis court and lake all set within the large (35 acres) grounds.

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“It was was perfect for us all – well appointed bedrooms, stylish living/dining room…It was, for us, ‘home from home’. Everyone voted the holiday a huge hit…We are missing being there and would heartily recommend it for a relaxing family holiday away from it all in beautiful surroundings.” Jean R 4/8/17
"Enchanting as ever. Having been for at least 8 times, we hope it will not be our last. This is the holiday spot for us." Mrs N. May 2015
The property sleeps 14 comfortably in 7 bedrooms, ideal for either 2 to 3 families sharing or equally suitable for 3 to 4 couples.
The house is located at the edge of a pine forest and 2.5 kms from the small, ancient village of Villeneuve which overlooks the Durance valley. Just 10 kms away is the bustling medieval town of Forcalquier with a good choice of restaurants, bars and cafés and a fantastic weekly market on a Monday.
There are plenty of outdoor activities available in the area, with lovely walks in and around Villeneuve, miles of mountain bike routes, excellent golf courses at Manosque, Aix en Provence or Gap as well as horse-riding and canoeing.
There are many places of interest within easy reach such as the historic city of Aix en Provence, the beautiful perched village of Bonnieux, the dramatic Gorges du Verdon and the stunning coastline between Marseille and Cassis.
Marseille airport is just 80 minutes away by car a direct TGV service in the summer from London to Marseille, Aix en Provence and Avignon.
Please note: Dogs only accepted by arrangement (no other animals). Dogs must be kept under control - not on beds, furniture or in the pool.
Up to three babies in addition can be accommodated in cots or camp beds provided.


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Accommodation

Living area L-shaped Living/dining room, Sky TV (includes sports, movies, and a huge range of channels, with facility to record), DVD player, CD player, two sofas, two armchairs and a working stone fireplace. Two steps up to the dining area but the real dining area is the covered terrace which easily accommodates 14 around two or more rectangular tables. French doors leading to terrace.
Kitchen Dishwasher, oven, microwave, 4 gas hobs, kettle, coffee machine toaster and TV. Separate utility room with washing machine and two fridge/freezers.
Bedroom(s) Ground floor.
Bedroom 1: Large double bedroom with King-size bed, wooden four-poster bed, TV, knole sofa and adjacent bathroom with full-length bath, shower attachment and wc.
Bedroom 2: Four steps up then four steps down to Large double bedroom with Super king-size bed, 2-seater sofa, armchair and en-suite shower room with wc.
Bedroom 3: Two steps down from the living room leads to large double bedroom with Super king-size four poster bed and en-suite shower room with wc. The bedroom is separated from the living by double folding doors. French doors with access to small terrace with table and two chairs.
First floor.
Bedrooms 4, 5, 6 & 7: Located in two parts of the house which is ideal for families or groups of friends wanting to be together whilst having their independence. All have zip and link twin beds that can be made up into Super king-size doubles.
Stairs giving access to Bedrooms 6 & 7 are steep.
Bathroom(s) All on ground floor. Shower room with wc en-suite to Bedroom 2. Shower room with wc en-suite to Bedroom 3. Bathroom with full-length bath, shower attachment and wc adjacent to Bedroom 1. Shower room. Separate wc.
Exterior 35 acres of woodland with a small unfenced lake located about 8-10 min walk from the house.
Several terraces around the property and a pretty garden with fruit trees.
Hard tennis court (rackets provided).
Boules court, table tennis, croquet. Wendy house for small children, badminton, and a basketball net.
Outdoor furniture and 14 sun loungers.
Large built-in barbecue on the covered terrace.
4-5 parking spaces. Additional parking spaces available in a nearby field.
Pool Pool size: 12 x 6m. Depth: 0.9m-2.1m. Access by steps in the shallow end. Security system: alarm. The pool is situated at the far side of the covered terrace. Access is either via 14 wide stone steps up to the pool area, with a security gate at the top or via shallower steps surrounded by flower beds.
Services Babysitting, airport pickup/drop-off, board games and hairdryers.
Catering. Enjoy a catered lunch or dinner on the terrace.
Massage at the property.
Tennis coaching. Lessons for adults or children by local professional available.
French tuition. Why not brush up on your French during you stay? A local qualified French teacher can offer one-to-one or group classes at any level.
Changeover days
Saturday. In low season non-Saturday arrivals/departures may be considered. Please ask for details.
Caretaker unobtrusively lives in a separate cottage within the large grounds and does not overlook the property but is on hand if required.
Other charges Included in the rent
Bed linen, towels (including pool towels) and bath robes.
Water and electricity.
Two hours’ cleaning per week.
Wood (if required) and one fan per bedroom can be provided.
Two cots and highchairs available, please request at the time of booking.
Not included in the rent

Security deposit of 400€ (payable in cash on arrival). As the property is large and cannot be checked on client’s departure, the deposit is refunded the week following departure after an inventory has been made. Please bring your bank details so that the security deposit can be returned by bank transfer.

Location

This map is intended as a guide only and may not show the actual location of the property.
Nearest beach 130 km
Nearest airport(s) Marseille 80 minutes, Nimes 90 minutes, Nice 2 ½ hours.
TGV stations: Aix en Provence 70 minutes, Marseille 90 minutes, Avignon 100 minutes.
Shops Villeneuve (2.5 kms): Bakery, two bars and a couple of other shops. Forcalquier (10 kms): Supermarket, good range of shops, restaurants and bars, weekly market.
Other facilities & attractions PROVENCAL MARKET: Weekly market in Forcalquier
THE MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY IN QUINSON (75 minutes): Considered as one of the biggest museums of prehistory in Europe.
DAY TRIP IDEAS:
The unique and spectacular GORGES DU VERDON (75 minutes) with its lakes - Sainte Croix being the best known. Other lakes include the lake of Esparron, a superb lake considered by many as the ‘Perle du Verdon’. This is a stunning lake of clear, aqua-marine water for amazing swims and a great place to have picnics by. Lots of water sports available from sailing, windsurfing to pedalos and self-drive electric boats or the guided tour of the lake in a tourist boat. Other lakes include Quinson, Artignosc and Castillon also with water sport and various activities such as hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, or simply enjoy the outstanding scenery.

DAY TRIP TO THE SEASIDE in Sanary-sur-Mer, Bandol, La Ciotat and/or Cassis with an array of cosy seafood restaurants. Cassis beaches: From Plage du Bestouan on the west side of the harbour or Plage de la Grande Mer: a sandy beach beneath the Chateau. Outstanding views that inspired painters such as Dufy, Matisse or Vlaminck spread out in all directions.
AIX EN PROVENCE (70 minutes) Aix en Provence is a lively and very appealing town with numerous restaurants and bars near the famous tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, markets on most week-days where you can sample regional produce including Calissons d’Aix (delicious marzipan based confectionery). There are lots of wonderful art galleries all within walking distance from one another in the centre of Aix, shops, music and much more!
MONT SAINTE VICTOIRE (75 minute) has been recognised as a Grand Site de France and is one of France’s jewel of natural heritage, much loved and painted by Impressionist painter Cézanne.
CAP CANAILLE (near La Ciotat) (1 ¾ hours) has the highest sea cliffs in Europe which rises to nearly 1,400ft! The Route des Cretes over Cap Canaille is often referred to as one of the world's great coastal drives. Beware as you may have to wait for the strong Mistral wind to clear the early summer air before heading over to Cap Canaille. For the aficionado of French literature, this is Marcel Pagnol country, the author of Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources.

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