BEAUTIFUL STONE OLIVE OIL MILL NEAR AIX EN PROVENCE

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Bedrooms 7
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BEAUTIFUL STONE OLIVE OIL MILL NEAR AIX EN PROVENCE

Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

A feast for the senses. This beautiful old villa was originally an olive oil mill dating back to 1718. The rambling stone house sits amongst acres of lavender and is surrounded by vineyards producing some of the regions best wines. The olive oil from the village is amongst the best in France and consistently wins the Paris Medaille d'Or. When the villa was reonovated in 2005 the owners were careful to keep the original character of the house but have tastefully decorated the interior making a really comfortable and stylish home.

There are a lot of places to sit and sip a glass of wine or or soak up the sun. Dine in rustic simplicity or wistful elegance with the help of a local chef we'd be pleased to recommend. The villa is spacious with large, cool rooms where the whole of the group can enjoy time together. We've had big parties and small weddings here and a whole lot of fun. There are also plenty of peaceful corners for quiet reflection or holiday reading. In the winter, open fires in the sitting and dining rooms make the Moulin a special place in which to celebrate the holiday season.

All the rooms have been carefully and tastefully decorated: (n.b some of the decor/furniture may differ to those in the photos)

-Kitchen

Beautiful vaulted room, with handmade contemporary kitchen and granite work surface, central island with oak breakfast bar. All modern equipment including dishwasher, 5 burner stove, Magimix etc.

-Dining area

There is a 3.5 meter long table seating 16 in front of a huge stone fireplace with a woodburning stove. This centuries old room runs 40 feet from the kitchen through the dining area. A back stairway gives direct access to the sitting room.

-Sitting room

An elegant contemporary room with beautiful views over the hills and fields. 2 sets of French doors open onto the terrace above the pool. Comfortable sofas and seating for 16. During the cooler months gather round an open fire. Floor to ceiling bookcases house a large library of novels and non-fiction.

TV and sound system, input for i-pod. Limited cable channels.

-Writing room/Internet

Next to the kitchen is an ante room with wireless internet

-Bedrooms

1.Master bedroom with private terrace and en-suite full bath and shower in Italian stone.

2.Master bedroom with terrace over pool and en-suite bathroom.

3.Master/family room sleeps 4 in King and Double with en-suite shower. separate W.C. outside bedroom unit. Private garden area

4.Double bedroom with doors onto garden.

5.Twin bedroom with 2 oversized beds and access directly to garden

6.Tower bedroom with 2 single beds, access via internal staircase to

7.Upper tower bedroom with 2 single beds

Bathrooms - in addition to the 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms there are 2 further bathrooms and one half bath..

-Exterior

Pool - the pool is directly off the main house, securely gates and is really big, 50 feet x 23 feet - great for swimming laps or just having fun.

The Moulin was built as an olive oil mill for this region of Provence in the early 18th century. It still maintains 12 acres of land which, through the ages, have transferred productivity from olives to vines and now, organic lavender. There is plenty of room to kick a ball, run and explore. The land adjoining is naturally wild common land which is protected from any construction or habitation and ensures the privacy of the house. The land opposite and next to the Moulin is given to wine production. Around the house there is a garden, a small olive grove, a wooded area with pine trees and lots of wild land; plenty of space for exploration and outdoor activities.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
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Speaks english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Beautiful Stone Olive Oil Mill Near Aix En Provence
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews
business
Beautiful Stone Olive Oil Mill Near Aix En Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160068vb
+33 442867993
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
St. Charles, IL
5

Wonderful Special Birthday Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
We were concerned that the villa might be lacking before we arrived. We had planned this vacation with nine friends to celebrate our 60th birthday. We worried needlessly because the villa exceeded our expectations. The kitchen and dining area fit us all very comfortably and the bedrooms were so spacious and comfortable. We especially loved the patio with the large seating area and had our cocktail hours there every night. The weather was very agreeable and the housekeeper, Horia, was the best. The owners made it very easy to do business with them. The villa is beautifully decorated and even includes good books and games. The information basket was very helpful with ideas for day trips which we took advantage of....especially the wonderful Provence markets in Aix, Isle-Sur-la-Sorge and St. Remy. The huge grocery store in Salon de Provence was an easy 10 minute ride. We had a delightful dinner in the local village of Pelissanne at La Bastide de Moulin des Pouvris, which was recommended. We also did day trips to the Cote du Rhone region, Vauvenargue and Rians, Pont du Gard and Avignon. It was a glorious experience and the villa was just outstanding. It felt like home at the end of the day. Hopefully, we will be able to return someday.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Beautiful Stone Olive Oil Mill Near Aix En Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160068vb
+33 442867993
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
The Hague, The Netherlands
5

Fabulous Provence

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Just come back from a wonderful week in the Moulin. Beautiful rambling old building wonderfully converted to retain lots of charm but provide high quality accommodation. We were a big group of 13 ranging from 1yr old to grandparents and all loved the house and the area. Really great accommodation. Lots of spaces so able to escape for some privacy when needed but plenty of room for socialising together even with such a large group. The cleaner comes in each morning to give a little tidy up and was a great source of information at the same time as providing a very welcome service - 13 people make a mess even when doing best not to. Plenty to do in the area and all well documented in a very comprehensive file that was sent to us once we had booked. Pool a great size for a change. Also went canoeing, visited markets, towns, lakes, caves and wineries when we could tear ourselves away from the house. Highly recommend a visit!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6
business
Beautiful Stone Olive Oil Mill Near Aix En Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160068vb
+33 442867993
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Response to: Belle maison mais mauvaise gestion!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Les locataires sont en effet venus passer une semaine en avril.
Deux jours avant leur arrivée, la gouvernante nous a informés que la chaudière était en panne et que d’après le chauffagiste qui était venu, la panne était irréparable. Il faut changer toute la chaudiere.
Vivant à l’étranger, je me suis empressée de prévenir les locataires par email.
Cette panne était survenue pendant que les précédents locataires étaient là et ceux-ci ont très bien compris la situation d’ autant plus que la gouvernante a tout fait pour palier au probleme.
Les plaignants aussi pourront confirmer que tout a été fait par la gouvernante pour remedier a la situation. Elle a mis du bois de chauffe à disposition pour la cheminée du salon et le poêle Godin dans la cuisine, en plus d’installer quatre radiateurs électriques d’appoint dans les chambers et non pas 1 seul comme le disent les locataires!!
La famille a apparemment passé un bon séjour, malgré le problème, puisqu’ils ont dit à la gouvernante qu’ils n’avaient pas eu de chance avec le temps et que s’ils devaient revenir, ce serait en été.
Mais dès leur retour, ils m’ont contacté pour demander un dédommagement, sans quoi ils écriraient à VRBO pour nous faire de la mauvaise publicité.
Jamais je n’ai été malpolie lors de mes nombreux messages leur exprimant mes excuses pour la panne. Mais je ne pouvais céder à leur « chantage » et ce d’autant plus que :
- Nous leur avions déjà accordé une ristourne consequente
- Nous leur avions entièrement retourné la garantie locative, malgré les dégâts constatés. A savoir: une vitre du poêle Godin cassée, des dessins sur les murs blancs du salon avec un morceau de bois calciné pris dans la cheminée effectues par leurs enfants!!!
Je dois également signaler que jamais un locataire ne s’était plaint jusqu’à présent. Ni meme les locataires precedants qui ont eu a subir la panne de la chaudiere.
Bien à vous
Les proprietaires
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Beautiful Stone Olive Oil Mill Near Aix En Provence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p160068vb
+33 442867993
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Switzerland
3

Belle maison, mais mauvaise gestion!

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Nous avons loué la maison pendant les vacances de Pâques, quand malheureusement il a fait très froid dans la région, avec un Mistral persistent... Pour compléter, deux jours avant notre départ la propietaire nous annonce une panne de chaudière....
Nous avons pensé que le problème serait résolu au cours de notre séjour, mais d'après la gouvernante (car la propietaire n'était pas sur place et elle n'a répondu à nos messages en demandant une solution que quand on était déjà rentrés...) il fallait remplacer la chaudière et la tuyauterie... Résultat: Une énorme maison à 15°C (sauf à côté de la chéminée), 6 chambres chauffées avec 1 radiateur d'appoint et deux mini-ventilateurs à air chaud, insuffisants et surtout pas un mot d'excuse ni de prise en charge des propietaires... Quand on a demandé à ce qu'ils fassent un geste en nous rendant un montant à cause des désagrements, ils ont daigné écrire un longue e-mail malpoli en nous accusant de "chantage" et en nous rappelant la réduction "last-minute" dont on avait bénéficié!
Assurez-vous de ne verser la totalité du somptueux loyer QUE quand vous êtes sur place et que vous constatez que tout fonctionne...
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 2/6

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Availability & Rates

Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • €3900-€5800/wk
  • Euros
  • High Season (mid-Jun, Jul, Aug,) ................... €5,800/week
  • Mid Season (May, early Jun, Sep,) ..................€4,700/week
  • Low Season (Oct-Apr) .............................. €3,900/week
  • Long Weekends .......................................€800 per night
  • Christmas, New Year.................................. 5,800/week

Amenities

Aix-En-Provence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Stove
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • zoo
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • mountain biking