Magnificent provencal villa nestled in an exclusive and peaceful area just five minutes away from the ancient Roman city centre of Aix-en-Provence, also Cezanne’s hometown.
Enjoy the video journey: https://vimeo.com/214200015
Gardens of over 2 acres. High quality furniture & fittings. Children are welcome! Extra maid service and babysitting available at request from caretakers. Strategically located and close to amenities. Twenty mins to the nearest beach, 30 mins to seaside Marseille, 45 mins to hilly Luberon, an hour to medieval Avignon, 90 mins from Cote d’Azur, 2 hours to skiing, 3 hours by fast train to Paris.
Huge, sunny & spacious living room & library with French doors opening to lovely views of the garden. Central underfloor heating and over sized fireplace. Fully equipped provencal-style family kitchen with traditional Rossiers stove with double oven. Cable TV with Home cinema and a large selection of movies to choose from. Outdoor BBQ pit, swimming pool 9x5m and parking area. Regret no pets. No Smokers inside the house.
Accommodation: Five bedrooms (Room 1 - King-size four-poster bed; Room 2 Queen size bed, Room 3 - single bed; Room 4 across terrace – Queen size bed; Downstairs Room 5 – one Queen size bed). Sleeps 8 comfortably. Extra folding beds available. High quality furniture and fittings. One luxury walk-in shower suite with rain shower, and a second bright and cheerful bathroom, both with separate vanity and WC. Room 4 has a separate ensuite bathroom. Guest toilet downstairs. Hairdryers and table fans in all bedrooms. Library with a large selection of books with French doors opening to the garden. Adjacent study room with glass doors in case privacy is required.
In case of more guests, there are charming B&Bs conveniently located near the house. Caretakers live adjacent in case of assistance. They will also provide you with local information you upon request. The house has an alarm system. Electric gates. Regret no pets. No Smokers inside the house
Surroundings: Beautiful gardens. Ideal for walks, relaxing, or afternoon 'petanque'. The fully equipped provencal-style family kitchen with traditional French stove with double oven also boasts a large breakfast table, dishwasher, microwave, electric hot water kettle, toaster, coffee maker and fridge/freezer. Separate utility room area includes dryer and washing machine, and cleaning equipment.
TV and DVD player and a large selection of movies to choose from. Cable/Satellite TV and family board games. Large dining table for 8. Outdoor BBQ pit, swimming pool and parking area. Forest walks a minute away, Horse riding, Heated public pool, Hot air ballooning, Gliding, Parachuting, Go-cart racing nearby, picnic grounds nearby (cold box & picnic equipment available), outdoor markets every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Aix-en-Provence city proper, shopping five minutes away. Four adult size bikes and Two child size bikes are provided for guest use. Guests are asked to return them in clean and working condition.
Festivals & Markets: Famous during the summer, the Festival d'Aix comes alive, taking place where numerous concerts, operas, plays and art exhibitions will be held around the area. Early bookings to choice events are recommended - this is a much coveted event for french locals and tourists, alike.
In summer food and flea markets open almost every day. The colours, sights and scent of Provence are Mediterranean and exotic - something one must experience at least once in a lifetime! In October, the truffle festival is famous, where chefs from all over the world come for their year's supply of truffles in the town of Rognes, just 40 minutes away from the property.
Marseille is recognised as one of the leading European capitals of culture 2013. A short car ride, approximately 15 minutes away, From food, art, exhibitions and performance, Marseille offers guests a delightful and unique Mediterranean experience.