Aix-En-Provence Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description
Chateau / Country House, 6 Bedroom/4.5 Bath Main House 2 GuestHouses (Sleeps 14)
AIX EN PROVENCE, FRANCE
La Belle is for those seeking the ideal South-of-France experience. The estate features a large ancient Provençal bastide (5,400 square feet) that has been modernized, with its authenticity, history and charm preserved. There are two separate guest houses as well. All of the essentials exist for a perfect holiday in Provence right out of the movies such as 'A Good Year': beds imported from the USA, duvets and high thread count sheets, cook's kitchen, beautiful pool, soccer field, tennis court, boule court, and 200 year old Plane trees that provide shade for dining and entertaining on a massive gravel courtyard. The setting is a totally private 7 acres, but incredibly, the bustling center of Aix is only 10 minutes away. Additional photographs can be found at: strikingly.com/aixlabellebastide
This property consists of the 6 bedroom/4.5 bathroom 'Maison Principal', finished in 1803 with 2 foot thick walls, tall ceilings, ancient flooring & original doors, windows and shutters. It is a truly authentic Provençal bastide, facing due south with 3 floors of occupancy. The kitchen is equipped for both family living and catered entertaining: Two huge ovens, 10 burners, 2 dishwashers, microwave, 2 large Lieberr refrigerators, 'Nespresso' and coffee/tea pots, plus storage cabinets. silverware, cooking utensils and appliances, Provençal linens, serving pieces, lots of wine glasses and simple white ceramic dinnerware are all provided. Directly off the kitchen is a stunning, covered dining area with a fireplace and pizza oven. There is a dining room which seats 12, living room, two family rooms, and a media room. There is a full laundry room with washer and dryer as well as a line-dry area if you want to live like a local!
There are six lovely bedrooms and 4 1/2 Bathrooms that are basic, very functional, and for the most part, original. There are two guest houses, one with two bedrooms/1bath and one with one
The exterior grounds are georgeous. The main automatic gated entry and gravel driveway have magnificent presence. The main house and massive Plane trees come into view. To the right of the house is an enormous lawn, the 12.5 meter pool and pool house (changing rooms, bar and bathroom), then down to the tennis and boule courts and soccer field (with Mulberry and Olive trees). Landscaping is mature and the ancient Plane trees in front of the Bastide are breathtaking.
The Parker family manages the property and they make holidays memorable for all of La Belle guests. They speak English and French and can help advise and arrange any kind of excursion.
Please Feel free to call or email if you need additional information or photos.
· Two Formal gated entries, one Main entry with security camera and automatic opening mechanism and one Service entry.
· Park like setting on 2.8 Hectares (Approximately 7 acres) with spectacular Plane Trees shading house and dining areas.
· Tennis Court with Tennis House which is equipped with dressing rooms.
· Pool with Pool House with wet bar, changing rooms and bathroom.
· Teak pool furniture including dining table/chairs
· Regulation Boules de Petanque court.
. Soccer filed with goals
· Outdoor Kitchen/Dining area with fabulous pine farm dining table and chairs accommodating 12 people comfortably. Plus pizza oven and huge stainless steel Webber gas BBQ.
· Outdoor lighting of walkways, dining areas and recreation sights.
· Large Guest Parking Areas in service area.
· Location is unique in that the property is surrounded by farmland, but only 10 minutes from downtown Aix-en-Provence and its historic main boulevard, Cours Mirabeau, with its great 'Rotonde' fountain.
The property is quiet and very private.
· 15 minutes to TGV and 25 to Marginane-Marseille International Airport. Direct access of to the house is via a small gravel road which terminates approximately 300 meters after the property. This creates a very private entry with little traffic.
* 6 beds and 4.5 baths
* Master Bedroom, 1 king
* #1 Guest Room, 1 king
* #2 Guest Room, 1 king or twin.
* #3 Guest Room, 2 Twins or queen
* #4 2 Twin Beds
* #5 Twin bed.
Other amenities include:
· Pillow top American made mattresses
· American type shower heads with good pressure
· Totally equipped Kitchen with top of the line appliances including dish drawers, large refrigerators with wine storage and double ovens.
· Dining rooms seats 12
· Living room and family room, both with large fireplaces, plus additional family room and media room
· Laundry room with stacking Miele Washer/Dryer
· Children's play room/ movie room
· Media room + office with fax and wireless internet
· Wireless internet in the kitchen.
· Guest House #1 - 1 Bedroom and 1 bath, Small kitchenette, king bed
. Guest House #2 - 2 Bedroom and 1 bath, king and two twins
· Property Managers, The Parkers, reside on-site and are English and French speaking.
· Sports equipment including bicycles, and vespa rental is negotiable.
· House cleaner 3 days per week included, 3 hours daily.
· Gardener/Pool maintenance included
Keywords: Beautiful & Private Estate, Close to Aix Center
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
Michael L. Tevis
We live in California with our four children and love to travel.
We lived at La Belle for 2 years, from 2007-2009 and it was one the best things we have ever done as a family. We relocated back to California in 2009. Life in Aix is fantastic and our house serves as an amazing base to explore Provence and all of Europe.
La Belle is within 10 minutes of all the metropolitan assets of central Aix including world-class theater, dance, shopping and schools. However, it is in the quiet countryside, so the location benefits from the best of both worlds.