|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Constructed between the 15th and 16th centuries, the property has been carefully restored by an architect to combine sophisticated décor with the charm of yesterday.
Accommodating 6 people, the 230 m2 house includes a fully-equipped kitchen, a vaulted dining room, a large living room with fireplace, and an office on the mezzanine. As for sleeping arrangements, you will have 3 double rooms, all with private bathrooms beautifully decorated and promising a restful sleep.
The home is full of character and possesses antique furniture, beams, and stone arches, while being close to all the sights to promise you a truly memorable holiday. Outside, you will appreciate the small courtyard and the two furnished patios covered with flowers, overlooking the village and its bell tower . The house is 20 minutes by car from Aix en Provence
Added fees include cleaning and linen.
Pets can be welcomed at a fee and smoking is allowed outside only.
This lovely old property welcomes you in the heart of Pélissanne, a small Provencal village typical of the Bouches-du-Rhône located 27 km from Aix-en-Provence.
• The fantastic, sunny terrace
• The great and original living room
• The cosy kitchen
I miss this place and I want to go back.
We stayed for two weeks (me, my wife, my parents, and our 1 year old son) and had an incredible, perfect, enjoyable, and memorable stay.
The stay started with the nicest greeting and tour from the property manager, Yvette. She showed us all of the the ins and outs of the house and then even took us on a driving tour of Pelissanne, including the grocery store.
For the next two weeks, we enjoyed this beautifully restored old stone home. The house is very, very spacious and every corner is unique and well-designed. Despite the lack of climate control, we were always comfortable. On a couple of nights, the fans we brought helped us sleep, but it was always nice.
We had dinner every night on the rooftop terrace, a stunning view of the town.
The kitchen was well-equipped for lots of cooking.
And the town is perfect. Rick Steves has never been there and it is probably not on any tourist map anywhere. So, you get to just enjoy walking to the butcher, the bread maker, and the little grocery stores. There is a cute little park and a couple of friendly cafes.
Long-term parking is about a 2-minute walk away, but you can always pull your car up to the front door for loading and unloading.
Pelissanne is ideally located for visits to the rest of Provence. You're a 5-minute drive from the A7, which gets you quick access to Marsaille, Avignon, Aix, Chateauneuf de Pape, etc.
I can't think of anything negative. Tip: you might have to manually turn the power on for the water-heater if you want hot water all day.
My parents and I stayed in this property, and were absolutely in love with all its charm and interesting features. We were very comfortable in the home, and it was well-located for day trips to Provence and the Riviera.
The home is located on a pedestrian road near the small town's main square and church. We were able to unload our luggage nearby, but walked about 5 minutes to the public lot where we could park. We were always luckily able to find the last spot! The town of Pelissanne is small and the nearby area has a couple of bars/cafes and basic shops- the small produce shop around the corner has wonderful fruits and vegetables, and a great bakery a block away opens very early, perfect for picking up breakfast.
We had bad luck with the restaurants in town being closed, so we cooked in the beautiful (well-stocked) kitchen and ate on the patios for some meals. The courtyard and roof were nice places to sit with coffee or wine, and enjoy the summer mornings and nights. Be aware, the impressive stone spiral staircase is a bit treacherous for kids or older guests. And be careful if you are tall, as the doorways aren't!
We slept with the doors and windows open for air, which caused a bit of a wind-tunnel in the house one night (slamming doors and windows, spooky!). It was sort of warm without them open, and some fans would be a nice addition, especially for summer. Also, the stone streets echo all the neighborhood noise, but fortunately they were only a problem one night. The church bells were a natural alarm clock at 7am, and the rooftop is a perfect place to watch the bird circle the bell-tower at dawn and dusk.
Yvette, the housekeeper, checked us in and gave us a thorough run-down of the home (only in French, so it was fun to try to communicate with the help of dictionaries!) During our 4 nights there, she went far and above to make our stay as perfect as possible, and we were very, very thankful for her kindness. A storm had knocked out the wifi, and she would not rest until it was resolved! She was truly an angel in so many ways. Thank you!!
We day-tripped to Gordes, Nice, Orange, and Avignon from our base in Pelissanne, and we found it very convenient. On our last night, Yvette told us about a medieval festival in nearby Salon. I would love to visit in July during the other festivals, advertised around town! We had a great adventure full of stories in this home! It is beautiful and so fun to explore all the rooms!
We were three couples who rented the house as a base for exploring Provence, our first visit to France Sud. The home has true medieval character, with parts from the 12th and 14th centuries. The amazing stone arches and stone spiral staircase make it feel as though you have stepped back in time. There was plenty of space to spread out. All 3 bedrooms are spacious with nicely modern bathrooms and very comfortable beds. The kitchen is roomy with a table and chairs where we ate all but one meal, as it is more convenient than the beautiful dining room across the entry foyer. The kitchen has all modern appliances and is well equipped except for no large knife other than the bread knife. As we were here in the fall, temperature control was no issue, although the heavy stone walls should keep it cool in summer.
We took day trips most of every day, after breakfast with pastries from the local boulangerie which opens at 6 AM. The baker was most friendly and asked a lot of questions about our home and occupations. We found the local people to be pleasant and helpful. There is no parking at the house, but the free public lot is a very short walk and we never failed to find a spot to park there. There is a small courtyard steps from the house where you can load and unload before parking your car.
There are several cafes and restaurants, a grocery store, and three boulangeries within a five minute walk. Do not miss visiting the local church, just steps from the house and gorgeous inside; it was a surprise to us to find such a large and lovely church in a small town. The central parklike area fronting the church, with its plane trees, is charming, with several cafes. Lou's has fabulous moules on Fridays.
We loved the house and Pelissanne, and the rental cost was a real bargain for the space and character of the home. Both Mme Rames, the owner who handled all the arrangements by email, and the caretakers Betty and Paul, all were friendly and pleasant to deal with.You cannot go wrong by renting #1 Rue Bassac
It was nice to come back to our quiet village of Pelissanne after our days out and about in Provence. The home is tucked away in the oldest part of town, on one of the charming medieval lanes behind the church. It’s possible to park a few feet from the door to load/unload luggage, groceries, etc, and then the free parking lot is only a 5-minute walk through town.
The home is quite large, with three levels, plus a roof terrace up another half level. Each bedroom had its own bathroom, which was nice. The kitchen was quite large.
The best part about this home is its history. Parts of it date to the 12th century and various augmentations date through the middle ages. Just walking through the house you can see where things were added or subtracted, doors added or removed. Many of the passages between rooms required me to duck, and I am only 5’9”. I found this kind of charming, except for the two or three times I forgot to duck. A tall person might find this a challenging house to get around in.
For such a nice home, I was surprised that some of the furniture was a bit ragged. The airflow through the house was reasonably good with all the windows open, but after a cat jumped from a neighboring roof into the house through one of the open windows late one night, we were reluctant to open some of them, which made it a little stuffy.
On balance, the house was comfortable, and the charm and location were outstanding.
We've just returned from a fantastic holiday in Pelissanne. Claudine was really helpful throughout the booking process and we received a very warm welcome from Frédérique who helped explain all we needed to know about the house and took us for a walk around the village to find safe places to park.
The house was gorgeous and really well equipped - there was just so much room and everything we could possibly need was provided. We enjoyed sunny breakfasts on the roof terrace with its lovely views across the village - and tried baguettes and pastries from most of the local boulangeries.
The Sunday market can be highly recommended and Pelissanne provided a great base for exploring Provence and the coast. We'd definitely return for another stay. Thank you!
This house was a wonderful find for our Canadian family. The accommodations having 3 bedrooms allowed our teenagers each some space. We loved the architecture and found the home very cool and comfortable. The kitchen is large an spacious as is the dining room and living room. The owners allowed us use of their internet. There is ample parking with in walking distance of the home, but you can drop off your luggage at the door. We loved the 3 balconies and had dinner on the roof top one night. There is a large farmers market in town on Sunday mornings worth going too. The location is great for day trips traveling in southern France. This is a wonderful home, I would highly recommend it to friends and family.
In the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, the village of Pélissanne, an ancient fortified city, houses the ruins of a castle, a belfry, and an oil mill. You will also be able to discover a 19th century washhouse and Roman streets and for longer excursions, don’t forget to visit Salon-de-Provence (6 km), Aix-en-Provence (27 km/20min), and Marseille (50 km).
The Luberon region natural park is accessible by car in 30 minutes. Just 40 minutes away down the highway, Arles is a town full of tradition and UNESCO world heritage sites. You will also have the chance to explore the vestiges of the Roman Forum, the famous Episcopal city, and the Mountmajour abbey. About 65km away, Avignon is a town with museums, theatres, and monuments dating back to the Middle Ages.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 29 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Septembre à Avril
Aug 29 2015 - Mar 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€900|
|Frais de ménage||€70|
|Stay tax||€0.3 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.|
Courts séjours possibles à partir de 5 jours.
Du 1er avril au 30 septembre, taxe de séjour à régler sur place : 0,30 € / pers/ nuitée - gratuit pour les enfants de - de 13 ans.
Une caution de 900 € est à verser à part à l'entrée dans les lieux (chèque en euros ou liquide)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.