Mas de Provence from Select Villas
Mas de Provence from Select Villas - From £2900-£4490 per Week
Mas de Provence from Select Villas is a 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 very large grounds.
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 km from the small village of Villeneuve which overlooks the Durance valley. Only 10 km away is the bustling medieval town of Forcalquier with a choice of restaurants, bars, cafes and a great weekly market on a Monday.
Plenty of outdoor activities available in the area: lovely walks in and around Villeneuve, lots of mountain bike routes, horse-riding and canoeing as well as excellent golf courses.
There are many places of interest within easy reach: Historical Aix en Provence (1h10min), the beautiful perched village of Bonnieux, the stunning Gorges du Verdon and the wonderful coastline between Marseille and Cassis and of course the famous lavender fields on the “Plateau de Valensole” just 45min away, a must to visit late June or July.
Marseille airport is just 80min away and there is 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 and not on beds, furniture or in the pool.
Up to three babies in addition can be accommodated in cots or camp beds provided.
L-shaped living/dining room, Sky TV (includes sports, movies, and a large range of channels, with facility to record), DVD player, CD player, sofa, armchairs and a working stone fireplace. 2 steps up to the dining area but the real dining area is the covered terrace which easily accommodates 12 plus people around several adjoining tables. From living room through folding doors, a bright and sunny second living room has been created with French doors onto terrace area overlooking the grounds. Off this living room is a shower room which services the two nearest upstairs bedrooms.
Dishwasher, oven, microwave, 4 gas hobs, kettle, coffee machine toaster and TV. Separate utility room with washing machine and two fridge/freezers.
Bedroom 1: Ground floor master bedroom with super king-size bed, TV, DVD, knole sofa, sliding glass doors onto own shaded terrace with views down the lawn and adjacent bathroom with bath/shower and wc.
Bedroom 2: From sitting room, four steps up then four steps down to large bedroom with super king-size bed, armchair and French doors onto own terrace area and en-suite shower room with wc.
Bedroom 3: Spacious en suite double bedroom with four-poster bed and French windows onto its own terrace area overlooking the grounds.
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.
Separate stairs to Bedrooms 4 & 5: Both have zip and link twin beds that can be made up into super king-size doubles. Use of a downstairs shower room.
Separate (steep) stairs to Bedrooms 6 & 7: Both have zip and link twin beds that can be made up into super king-size doubles. Use of a downstairs shower room.
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.
35 acres of woodland with a small unfenced lake located about 8-10 min walk from the house.
Several terraces around the house and a pretty garden with fruit trees.
Hard tennis court (rackets provided).
Boules court and table tennis table. Wendy house for small children, badminton, and a basketball net.
Outdoor furniture and 12 sun loungers.
Large built-in barbecue on the covered terrace.
Ample parking spaces.
SWIMMING POOL: Pool size: 12m x 6m. Depth: 0.9m-2.1m. Access by steps in the shallow end. Security system: alarm. 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.
Included in the rental:
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.
Three cots and two highchairs available, please request at the time of booking.
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.
A separate cottage within the grounds sleeps four and is available at an additional charge. This allows the property to accommodate up to 18 people. Please enquire for details.
At other times the owner occupies the cottage and is on hand if required.
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.
Airports: Marseille: Marseille: 1hr 20min, Nimes 1hr 30min, Nice 2.5 hours.
TGV stations: Aix en Provence 1hr 10 min, Marseille 1h30 min, Avignon 1hr 40 min.
Shops : Villeneuve (2.5 km): Bakery, 2 bars and a couple of other shops. Forcalquier (10 km): Supermarket, good range of shops, restaurants and bars, weekly market.
Saturday. In low season non-Saturday arrivals/departures may be considered. 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.
Places to visit: MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY IN QUINSON (1hr 15min): Considered as one of the biggest museums of prehistory in Europe.
Breath-taking GORGES DU VERDON (1hr 15min) with its main lakes: Sainte Croix and Esparron. Stunning lakes of clear marine water, ideal for amazing swims or great place to have picnics. Water sports: sailing, windsurfing, pedalos, self-drive electric boats or the guided tour of the lake in a tourist boat. There are other lakes in the area: Quinson, Castillon and Artignosc also with water sport and various activities.
AIX EN PROVENCE (1hr 10min): Lively town with numerous restaurants and bars near the famous Cours Mirabeau, markets on most week-days. 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 (1hr 15min): Recognised as a “Grand Site de France” and one of France’s jewel of natural heritage.
Select Villas offer a range of two to twelve bedroom properties in this area with various different facilities. All our villas are great for family groups or friends holidaying together so please feel free to message us for more details and prices!
- Children's Play Equipment
- Sports Facilities
- Swimming Pool - Private
- DVD Player
- Linen Included
- Satellite TV
- Toys and Games
- Washing Machine
- Children Welcome
- Pets allowed
- Suitable for Seniors