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Character house with pool 10 minutes from Aix en Provence

People8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

old country house completely renovated, 5 bedrooms, pool and garden.

old country house entirely renovated, enclosed olive field in the heart of Ventabren, listed village.

thick walls, shutters, old trees and large pool guarantee cool in summer.

5 bedrooms, up to 8 beds.

Aix en Provence 10 minutes.

A green preserves your privacy around the pool (4X11m2). The enclosed garden is enjoyable at any time of the day for lunch in the shade or bask in the sun.

40m2 living room, 5 bedrooms upstairs including a master suite. access to the entire house (200m2), except the basement.

The shops are nearby, shopping can be done on foot or bicycle.

Less than 500m you will find pharmacy, bakery, supermarket, small market of local products, vegetables, chicken or seafood depending on the day; pizzas from the wood every day.

Presentation neighborhood and region

The villa is in the heart of Ventabren Provençal medieval village, classified for its tourist interest, especially the famous aqueduct Roquefavour.

At only 10 minutes by car, is Aix en Provence, fountains, shady streets, numerous restaurants and cafés, flower markets, fruit and vegetables. The city is lively three times a week by the largest flea market, antiques, clothing and crafts. The cultural life of Aix is ​​very rich, especially in the month of July, when the city hosts the Festival of Lyric Art Mozart and internationally renowned opera. In summer, music is in the street, and many concerts are open to the public free of charge. Aix is ​​a university city that attracts a young and cosmopolitan population; atmosphere guaranteed at night in bars and nightclubs in the city!

All year, the museums of Aix reflect his art city status: the Vasarely Foundation, the Cezanne workshop, and the new art center Caumont, trace the history of Provence, the great artists and art lovers who lived there.

The property is located in a green and trees, resting from the heat of the city. The large swimming pool, you can refresh yourself in privacy, but if you prefer the sea, in 45 minutes you'll find yourself in Carry le Rouet or Sausset les Pins (Blue Coast), and in an hour in Cassis, Bandol and La Ciotat ( Côte d'Azur). These resorts offer the possibility to rent windsurf, wakeboard, paddle, to water skiing or jet skiing.

For athletes village is dominated by a site called "plateau", overlooking the entire valley of the Arc and offering a beautiful view of the Etang de Berre. There are tennis courts, football and basketball, a skate park, games and attractions for toddlers, and a restaurant that offers very good Provencal cuisine, The Eouve while in the the shelter of a large pine forest.

The plateau is also the starting point for beautiful walks in the hills, overlooking the Sainte Victoire mountain, or the Aqueduct Roquefavour monument

In the center of the village (XVII) is the restaurant "Dan B La Table de Ventabren", famous for its outstanding views, gourmet cuisine and inventive of its young chef Dan Bessoudo, a macaroon Michelin. The village as the set are within walking distance of the house, in 15 to 20 minutes, and 3 minutes by car.

For children, lovers of nature and animals, the Zoo superb La Barben is 20 km; giraffes can be observed, bears, chimpanzees and rhinos, big cats, elephants, in all fifty rare species living freely in immense spaces.

Marseille is only thirty kilometers; it is a city in crazy dynamic, innovative and creative, a European metropolis "feet in the water." Appointed in 2013 European Capital of Culture, it is full of events, but keeps its Provencal lifestyle, making it a destination increasingly popular with tourists.

It is also in Marseille you will taste the best fish, whether in luxurious restaurants of the "Corniche", or in bars creeks. We want to provide our guests our favorite places!

The Creeks of Marseille, Cassis or the Côte Bleue are savages remained sites where you just make beautiful walks, picnic or swim in creeks, almost alone, in midsummer.

Aix en Provence is a very good starting point to visit the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: in 2 hours by highway you can reach Nice and Italy in 3h.

In 1 hour, 30 to discover the beautiful seaside resorts of the Var coast, Hyeres les Palmiers, the Giens peninsula, Le Lavandou or Saint Tropez. From these small ports, shuttle service allows you to visit the Golden Islands, Port Cros and its nature reserve, Porquerolles and Ile du Levant, naturist area.

If you decide to discover Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles, Avignon or Nimes, famous for its Roman ruins and medieval palace, an hour's drive you enough to get you there.

There are also buses and trains to travel around the region: with the TGV, the center of Marseille is more than has 10mn, Avignon and 20 minutes!

The region of Aix en Provence is famous for its wines, including the very popular white and rosé wines of summer; there is an AOC Coteaux d'Aix en Provence and a "wine route" allows a few hours to discover the best areas, where the tasting is always appreciated.

Finally, Aix already stood in Roman times for its thermal water. Today Aquabella hotel continues to offer a high quality spa in the center of the city. Welcome to our house!

More Details

Owner
Sophie Ravalli
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ventabren in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Rooms 4 and 5 are rooms with 120cm beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Le Wheeling Café
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golf Club Aix Marseille
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Aix en Provence TGV
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Dan B Ventabren
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Pra Loup
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Carry le Rouet
Car: recommended

Ventabren is a typical Provencal village to discover Aix en living quietly in the countryside.

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £892.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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