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Fabulous 7 bedroomed 18c property with Heated Pool and Walled Garden

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs1
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 14 in a lovely, spacious house, in countryside nr Aix en Provence

Fantastic and very spacious, recently renovated and very well equipped, luxurious and comfortable 18c property with 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Walled and enclosed garden with heated swimming pool, surrounded by fields. Very child-friendly. Only 20 minutes from the Luberon and 20 minutes from Aix en Provence. A perfect location being so close to many cultural and historical places of interest.

Ferme du Val is located between two picturesque villages, St Cannat and Lambesc. The building dates from the 18th century, a traditional stone "mas" which was originally the main farm serving the nearby chateau. The house is situated in peaceful, open countryside, within 25 acres of grounds. Both the house and the heated pool are enclosed within a walled garden creating a secluded and very private and peaceful environment. The grey/green shuttered house is flanked by large "platane" trees creating shady areas. All bedrooms have wonderful views out to the beautiful open countryside. It is a perfect location for a holiday.

The lawned gardens are on two levels, the lower with a large south facing terrace between the house and the pool. There are 2 options for outside dining: either by the edge of the pool underneath the shade of an arbour covered with vines – the grapes are edible! or there is a terrace situated behind the house, bordered with flowers and herbs, with a large gas bbq. The pool is 12m x 5m, heated, ozone treated, not chlorine, pool house with WC, shower and changing room, lots of sunbeds and parasols.

The farm has been meticulously renovated and is full of many beautiful antiques and paintings whilst providing elegant, luxurious, spacious and comfortable accommodation with the benefits of fully equipped modern kitchens and bathrooms. The many facilities include UK satellite tv/dvd, wifi / telephone and mp3 speakers.

Furthermore the house lends itself very well to an out of season holiday with the benefits of full central heating, open fireplace and heated swimming pool. Ample garaging, bbq, table tennis and boules. The property sleeps 14 very comfortably however it is very suitable for any size group due to the layout of the house.

Ground floor: American style open kitchen/sitting room with dishwasher, microwave, etc plus sofas and open fireplace. Leading to cloakroom, and WC. Through to vaulted dining room. Arch through to large galleried hall with door leading off to another fully fitted kitchen and laundry room.

First floor: stairs leading to galleried library/reading area. Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, with 4 huge windows overlooking the garden, stone stairway access to gardens. Two further double bedrooms overlooking the gardens. Bathroom with shower. Steps leading to shower room. Huge beamed sitting room with “office area” and panoramic views.

Second floor: spacious beamed twin bedroom. Two further double bedrooms. All rooms having magnificent views of countryside. Large bathroom with bath and shower. Steps leading to additional shower room.

Independent studio (part of main house)–sitting room with kitchenette leading to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.

This house also lends itself perfectly for families wishing to take a sabbatical in Provence as the International schools are only a 30 minute drive away. Available for long term and short term rentals.

Guardians live on site in separate cottage to maintain the house, garden and the pool (and babysitting if required!). Privacy and discretion assured.

More Details

Georgie Causton
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Georgie Causton

I originally lived in London, working as an Office Manager but came to Provence on a sabbatical in 1999 and never left!

Georgie Causton purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Georgie Causton chose Lambesc

We walked through the gates and both said "wow"! It's got a very special ambiance, very spacious but still has a cosy and homey feel about it.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Lovely and quiet setting in the middle of the countryside yet not far to Aix en Provence and the International Schools and of course the excellent restaurants, shops and markets. Heated pool, walled garden, boules area, walking and cycling direct from the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lambesc in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Pool towels and plastic glasses only by the pool
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Shower room 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , up a small flight of stairs
    Separate WC - Toilet , Separate loo between kitchen and dining room on ground floor
    Poolhouse shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , By pool
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in annex on ground floor
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 - Walk in shower, wc Bathroom 2 - bath/shower , wc. Bathroom 3 - shower unit, wc. Bathroom 4 - shower unit, wc. Bathroom 5 - bath/shower , wc. En-suite to bed 7 - Walk in shower , wc
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds or one large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds or one large double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , Annexe to house with bathroom and sitting room/kitchenette
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 1.8m double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with 1.6m double bed. Bedroom 4 with 1.6m double bed. Bedroom 5 with 1.5m double bed. Bedroom 6 with twin beds. Bedroom 7 with 1.6m double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Very suitable for children as the garden is enclosed - plenty of space to run around. Shaded areas available. The heated pool is also enclosed. Well behaved dogs allowed upon request. Outside: 2 outdoor eating areas - one by kitchen and the other by the 5 x 12m pool which can be heated upon request. Large gas BBQ. Table tennis and boules. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Linen cupboards. Sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 100% white cotton linen, towels and pool towels, hair dryers. Cleaning and final clean. Linen changed weekly but can be more by arrangement. Cooking and babysitting available on request. Other: Annexe to house (attached) with bedroom 7 with en-suite bathroom, with sitting room and kitchenette area. Also American kitchen/sitting rooms with hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer etc.


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Fabulous 7 bedroomed 18c property with Heated Pool and Walled Garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Ann Arbor Michigan

everything we hoped for and so much more

  • 5 of 5

We had very high expectations for our stay in Provence, and somehow our stay at Valmousse exceeded those expectations. It was truly like a dream that we never wanted to wake up from.

We won't repeat everything the other reviews and the listing say about the place, except to confirm that all the good things are true. A few things that we would like to highlight based on our own experience:

1. The house somehow fits well for any group size. We are a family of four, and it did not feel overwhelming. At times during our stay we had many visitors (up to 17 at one time), and it all worked just fine (and we even felt like we had enough space to ourselves when needed).

2. Both the owners and the caretakers are delightful and conscientious people. It was a true pleasure to get to know them a bit.

3. The house has all kinds of interesting and beautiful touches, such as artwork and antiques. Very unusual for a rental property.

4. There are lovely, peaceful trails for walking and mountain biking starting from the property.

5. Lambesc has a surprising amount of commercial and leisure activities to offer. So while Valmousse is very much in the countryside, you don't have to go far to find what you need. For example, if you are into tennis, Lambesc has an outstanding and very active tennis club with seven courts.

6. For what it's worth, our family all agreed that the house has a very positive spirit to it, for lack of a better word. Some old places feel creepy, but Valmousse is the opposite--you can sense the timelessness and history, but it feels comfortable and welcoming.


  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic week here. The owner could not have been more helpful and the managers on site were brilliant. The house was clean, comfortable and very well maintained with a wonderful swimming pool.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home in a great region of Provence

  • 5 of 5

The house is an impressive Mas located outside of St. Cannat in the heart of Provence about 25 minutes from Aix en Provence. The location is fantastic due to it's proximity to the Aix region, the Luberon to the north and all of the locations to the west that are great to visit. The listing was accurate, the house is very well maintained as is the pool and the grounds. The owners strive to make sure everything is taken care of and all questions are answered. I have recommended this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, US

Wonderful space for a group trip to Provence.

  • 4 of 5

Great private location in the heart of Provence. The house has many nice amenities; well equipped kitchen and a variety of areas in which to dine or simply relax. Our group enjoyed the excellent outdoor spaces. Owner was great to work with and made some excellent recommendations. This is good rental for larger groups looking to visit Provence

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Marseille Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Lambesc or St Cannat
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pont Royal
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Aix en Provence TGV
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Lambesc or St Cannat
Nearest Ski
205 Kilometres
Les Orres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Carry le Rouet
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cookery courses, wine tours, golf days, aromatherapy massages, available.


40 minutes to the coast.


Marseille airport - 20 minutes .

Avignon airport - 1 hour.

Nimes airport - 45 minutes.

Aix en Provence TGV (train) - 20 minutes.

Avignon TGV (train) - 1 hour.


Lambesc - 5 minutes.

St Cannat - 5 minutes.

Aix en Provence - 20 minutes.

Avignon - 1 hour.

Further Details:

Lambesc has a fantastic market on Friday mornings. It also has 2 supermarkets, banks, post office, restaurants, etc.

Aix en Provence has markets all week, the biggest and the best being on Saturday. The Luberon area is only 20 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Rates are negotiable depending on time of year, length of stay etc. Inclusive in the rental charge: sone cleaning, final clean, bed linen, towels pool towels and pool heating. In the autumn/winter we also provide the heating and the logs for the fires. There are no hidden charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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