A BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE VILLA - 'LA PETITE COLLINE'

Dr Walter Wells and Ms. Shelley Nason

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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A BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE VILLA - 'LA PETITE COLLINE'

Ansouis Villa Rental Photos and Description

Split-level villa atop a small hill; sleeps 6+; swimming pool; terraces; gardens

Ansouis, officially designated one of France’s “plus beaux villages,” provides the pastoral yet majestic foreground for your stay at La Petite Colline. Situated on a rise amidst the vineyards and orchards of the Luberon Sud, the small villa, its several terraces, gardens, and swimming pool all face the millenium-old Chateau d’Ansouis perched atop the medieval village.

For additional information on this lovely property, please visit our website on: www.nasonwells.com.

The home has every modern amenity, including a spacious open-plan salle de séjour with its airy living room. . . a large, tile-countered kitchen. . . a roomy dining space. . . and a separate stereo/TV/DVD area. Space and light abound, as do books, videos and CDs. One bedroom on the level below, and two more (or three, as needed) on the floor above, are each newly and colorfully decorated, quiet, and extremely private. Each sleeping level has its own full bathroom, with an extra WC-plus-sink on the upper level. Floors are tiled throughout, and (for October-to-April guests) radiantly heated. A separate office upstairs looks dramatically out on the Chateau and the village, as do the master bedroom and the salle de séjour on the main level.

The property itself is large, with tall trees on every side. It is entered through its private gate at the foot of the medieval village.

Its cypress-lined driveway leads past a small meadow of lavender and rosemary, up past a small, flowered hillside, past the swimming pool terrasse, to the villa’s lower level. Entry to the home is either up the front-door steps or directly into the lower bedroom level. The upper patio, like the pool and its terrasse immediately below, dramatically faces the thousand-year-old (still occupied) Chateau d’Ansouis atop the village. The shifting play of light between sky and chateau as the day progresses is compelling. The front patio itself, shaded by a large 300-year-old yew tree, leads around the gardened side of the villa to the private rear terrasse with its timbered planting beds beneath the wooded hillock that separates the estate from the vineyards behind it. There are several dining areas on the property.

Overall, La Petite Colline is light, airy, more casual than formal, very comfortable, and blessed by its spacious landscape, its sublime setting, and the Provençal sun.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Dr Walter Wells and Ms. Shelley Nason (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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A beautiful private villa - 'La Petite Colline'
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Ansouis Luberon
Cleveland Heights, OH, USA
5

It's Magic

It's Magic
  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from our third stay at La Petite Colline and, as with the previous visits, it proved to be everything one could want in a Provencal location. The house is immaculate, contemporary, and comfortable. The pool and grounds are magical. Lunch on the terrace overlooking the pool is one of our most pleasant experiences.

Ansouis is a wonderful village, biking in the area is delightful, and exploring towns and villages from Avignon to Grasse is possible in a day. The housekeeper is available to handle any minor difficulties, the cleaning lady is efficient, and the yard folks keep the grounds in perfect condition.

Almost every village has a wonderful restaurant ... La Closerie in Ansouis, Bamboo Thai in Laurmarin, and the list goes on and on. We hope to return many times!!
  • Submitted: May 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A beautiful private villa - 'La Petite Colline'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p704762
+44 (0)207 723 0191 (01144 207 723 0191)
Ansouis Luberon
London
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here four times, and absolutely love the place. The house is comfortable, stylish, spacious and modern, extremely well equipped, and sparkling; the location is picturesque, and the part of Provence in which it is situated is incredibly handy - half an hour to Marseilles airport, half an hour to the sensational Aix-en-Provence, close to the Luberon valley and fantastic Provencal towns such as Lourmarin, each with restaurants, markets etc. Atmosphere plus!

Ansouis itself is a very pretty little hill-top town and is just a 20 minute stroll from La Petite Colline ; you don't have to go there very many times before the residents start greeting you, helping you to feel welcome and to fit right in. There is a great restaurant (La Closerie) and an excellent bakery, as well as a cafe/bar in the town. The chateau is also well worth a visit - they run occasional guided tours, though only in French.

Can't recommend La Petite Colline highly enough.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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A beautiful private villa - 'La Petite Colline'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p704762
+44 (0)207 723 0191 (01144 207 723 0191)
Ansouis Luberon
5

--A family favourite.

  • 5 of 5
La Petite Colline has become a family favourite - we have been going there 5 years in a row now! The house is in an ideal setting with stunning views of the old chateau, within walking distance of the pretty town of Ansouis, with its weekly market, a bakery, and restaurants. It is an easy drive to the lovely town of Lourmarin (great choice of restaurants and chic shops), and to other amazing Provencal sights. If you don't want to travel, the house and its grounds are ideal for the family - a pool, plenty of books, BBQ, bikes and again, a stunning view!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Minutes
Marseille
Nearest Train
42.5 Kilometres
Gare d'Aix en Provence TGV
Nearest Motorway
12.5 Kilometres
A-51
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Marseille; Cassis; etc.
Nearest Barpub
5 Minutes
Ansouis - a five-minute walk
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Various locations - between 15 and 30 kms away
Nearest Restaurant
5 Minutes
Ansouis
Car: necessary

Ansouis is a quick 45-minute drive from Marseille-Provence Airport.

From La Petite Colline, a five-minute walk up into the village finds warm breads and other provisions at the local boulangerie; a broad selection of French and English-language newspapers at the friendly tabac; the local Bar des Sports; Les Moissines, a picturesquely terraced, outdoor brasserie; and La Closerie, one of the finest restaurants in the Luberon Sud. Ansouis has its own outdoor markets on Thursdays and Sundays. The Chateau itself arranges daily tours of the millenium-old interior and its gardens. Its ancient chapel, on the battlements overlooking the valley to the south and west, is open daily; as is the village’s intriguing Musée Extraordinaire. The lanes and alleyways of the village themselves are full of unexpected vistas and architectural surprises.

Other Activities: River rafting on the Durance; hiking on well marked trails in the Luberon.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ansouis Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • Rates also payable in US dollars, or pound sterling. 50% of weekly rate is payable at the signing of the lease. Final payment (remaining 50% + €1000 Security Deposit) is due 60 days before rental period starts. In case of cancellation, you will be entitled to a 90% refund if the property can be re-let prior to the period. There is a 10% discount for the 2nd week. The home will be let in immaculate condition. The cost of having it cleaned following your departure is included in the price, and weekly for multiple-week stays.

Amenities

Amenities

Ansouis Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • fax
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Security System
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The large bathroom (with two sinks) and the separate wc are upstairs. Downstairs there is an additional full shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Separate office is convertible into 4th bedroom upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Games for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
With its steps, terraces and swimming pool, La Petite Colline is not really suitable for wheelchairs or children under 6.