CHARMING RESTORED PROVENCE FARMHOUSE, HEATED POOL, MAGNIFICENT GROUNDS

Deborah Werbner and Barry Glazer

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING RESTORED PROVENCE FARMHOUSE, HEATED POOL, MAGNIFICENT GROUNDS

Ansouis Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Guest Toilet, Sleeps 6 -8

Mas de Chenes is a charming restored and modernised 18th century farmhouse beautifully situated in a residential area, a short walk to the picturesque Provencal chateau village, Ansouis, a listed 'most beautiful villages of France' and 25 min to Aix en Provence. The property enjoys the peace of a country setting yet is not isolated. In the village you can find a bakery, with groceries, cafe, post office, newspaper shop, small boutiques, tea room and gourmet restaurant. Food lovers are in paradise with colourful markets in Ansouis and surrounding villages such as Lourmarin and Curcuron, also known for their fine restaurants and alluring home, clothing and art shops. Renowned vineyards are within a five minute drive in every direction. The property itself bordered by vineyards, is nestled in the valley between the Luberon mountains with views from both the house and grounds. Every effort is made for relaxed charm.

The Garden and Heated Pool: The focus of living in Provence is the garden. Mas de Chenes has various different garden spaces including a cherry and apricot orchard, a playing field, a rolling hill that leads to a small creek (dry in summer), oak tree groves, courtyards, hammocks, secluded benches and tables and more. Cypress, olive and pine trees dot the property. We have our own herbs including rosemary, mint and basil. In season, fruit (including fig, plum, pear) and summer flowers -lavender and roses blossom. The tiled 12x6m. pool, with safety cover, is sloping so that it is deep only in the centre, not on the sides. There is plenty of space to both swim laps and play games. As the pool is fed by our well, we heat the pool with a conversion heater guaranteeing perfect temperatures for evening and day use. The pool is cleaned weekly. The pool patio includes comfortable lounge and reading chairs as well as a hammock. Within view throughout the property are the gentle slopes of the Luberon mountains.

Amenities: Amenities: Broadband Wireless (wifi) connection; heated 12x6m. pool with safety cover; telephone with answering service, TV and DVD player, CD and tape player, radio, books, games, 'Bocuse' Gas stove (hob) and electric oven, American refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, new dishwasher and microwave, cappuccino maker, washer, new dryer, central heating, summer kitchen and courtyard, barbecue (except in exceptionally dry summers), , bed and bath and pool linens provided , pool furniture, kitchen equipment and utensils, outdoor stone grill, stone fireplace.

Family holiday ideal: We are a family of five and use Mas des Chenes as our holiday home. It is stacked with books and games, for indoors and out, and equipped with comfort and convenience in mind. There is enough space for everyone to enjoy privacy yet spatial arrangements which welcome group activities. Ansouis is located within a protected National Park area and benefits from this rural peace. Leisure activities such as biking, hiking, golf and riding are close at hand. Visitors are also drawn to Ansouis and its charming neighbour villages, Lourmarin and Curcuron for their markets, concerts, gourmet restaurants, chic shops and great bakeries-Ansouis is also famous for its home-made ice cream. Aix-en-Provence, a 30min. drive, is a graceful University town with festivals, museums, markets and shops. Within a one hour drive are other tourist destinations including Avignon, St. Remy, Les Baux, Menerbes, Bonnieux, Apt, Arles, Roussillon, Gordes, Marseilles, Cassis, the Camargue, Gorges de Verdun ...

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Deborah Werbner and Barry Glazer

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We are an American British family of 5 who have lived in France, Belgium and London. We purchased Mas des Chenes when moving from Brussels to London as a get-away from the city where we could relax and spend quality time with family and friends and continue to enjoy a certain French lifestyle with great food, wine, museums, markets and fabulous scenery.

Deborah Werbner and Barry Glazer purchased this farmhouse in 2001

We were seduced by the beautiful setting of our home on over four acres of mature gardens and trees, surrounded by vineyards. The huge pool is much appreciated as we are a family of swimmers. And of course, the stone built home from the 1800s has a character of its own, sheltering us from the heat in the summer and staying dry and warm in the winter.

The house is located in a quiet peaceful setting yet not isolated, so one feels secure and serene. It is within walking distance to the village of Ansouis and an easy drive to Lourmarin and Cucuron both with fun cafes, markets and shops. With Aix en Provence only 25 minutes away, one can also go into the 'big' city, with its music and dance festivals, designer shopping and museums, if one so desires. There are fantastic local restaurants, a cinema showing VO films and great hiking. Further afield one can do day trips to the Alpilles , Avignon, Arles or the North Luberon villages, all within a 45 minute drive away. However, to be honest, we are often very lazy and simply spend our days by the pool, with the latest summer reads, cooking the freshest vegetables and generally just totally relaxing.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Charming restored Provence farmhouse, heated pool, magnificent grounds
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Charming restored Provence farmhouse, heated pool, magnificent grounds
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Ansouis Luberon
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Comments from Owner Guestbook

London, August 2007: We wanted to say a thanks for offering such a lovely house for
our summer holiday. It was perfect. The pool area, absolutely gorgeous. We were hard pressed to extricate ourselves from the comfy chairs. We appreciated the level of comfort you provided-the proper towels and so manyother little things that made a real difference. Yours is the one house we would like to come back to...'
California, September 2007: 'Our stay in your delightful rental in Ansouis was the high point of our trip to France.'
London, July 2005: 'Mas des Chenes felt like a real house from the moment we arrived, the Country kitchen, the lovely pool and gardens, we had a great time.'
United Kingdom August 2004: 'We have visited Provence many times, but this has been one of the best. Mas des Chenes has been a superb base from which to explore the wonderful countryside. We have found our time around the pool so relaxing and beautiful. A really tranquil spot. Please let us come again!';
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Marseilles 45 minute drive
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Aix en Provence TGV Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Pertuis A 50
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
beach
Car: recommended

Ansouis is in the Southern Luberon 'Golden Triangle', neighbour to Lourmarin and Curcuron, both home to fabulous restaurants serving the freshest of local produce. Ansouis itself now boasts one of the best restaurants in the region. The cosmopolitan university town of Aix en Provence which sponsors annual world class music and dance festivals and a brand new cultural center, Parisian shopping and thriving markets, is only 25 minutes away. Marseilles and the Mediterranean beaches are under an hour's drive. Ansouis offers the best of a peaceful country escape yet enjoys the proximity to lively and colourful diversions.

Other Activities: Live Theatre, Concerts, Cinemas, Museums, Shopping, Sightseeing, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Miniature Golf

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Availability & Rates

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Ansouis Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,700
 
 
Indian Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €800
Notes Rates include utilities excluding long distance telephone charges. Price includes gardening and pool maintenance. Optional weekly maid service is payable separately to house manager. Mid-term cleaning included (except for linens) for stays exceeding one week.
Exit cleaning required of 200 Euros payable separately to house manager. 40% deposit due upon reservation and 800 Euro security deposit required prior to arrival. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
Payment is only accepted in currency quoted unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance wit the owner/advertiser.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ansouis Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Blue - 1 queen
    Bedroom Master - 1 king
    Bedroom Toile de Jouy - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with queen size bed Second bedroom with large double bed Third bedroom with 2 large singles Pull out couch sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • MP3 Dock
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
Notes:
Comfort and beauty are key at Mas des Chenes. A poplar lined drive bordering the cherry and apricot orchard leads to the stone courtyard with barbecue, seating for 8 - perfect for morning and evening meals. Lunch is best at the tree shaded teak table overlooking the 12x6m.heated pool behind the house. A 200 year old oak tree shades another eating area, lit by a hanging lantern for evenings. The 4.5acres grounds abound in hidden reading spots, spacious play areas, mountain vistas and walks by vineyards around the property. A vaulted dining room separates the fully equipped eat-in kitchen from the comfortable double lounge, with overstuffed sofas, colourful cushions, country French furniture, books and games. The back lounge, with stone fireplace, tv, stereo doubles as a studio space (easel incl.). Upstairs are three bright and spacious country French bedrooms and sitting area. Every effort is made for relaxed charm with light and comfortable accommodation.
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