Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Charming Mas Provençal, Pool, Secluded Gardens; BBQ, Separate Studio,

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Wood Fireplace

Overview

About the property

Sleeps up to 18, 6 Beds 4 Bath, dormitory 4 beds. Studio 1 bed/shower

Charming Mas Provençal situated in the countryside between Avignon and Isle sur la Sorgue, Arbored garden, swimming pool; pretty summer kitchen and bbq, separate studio. Sleeps 14 with dormitory for 4 teenagers. 18 maximum.

Beautiful old farmhouse, completely renovated and redecorated, Mas Le Thor is an excellent example of the best and most beautiful of Provencal stone farmhouses. Together with its former stone sheep bergere, now part of the original house, the Mas offers 450m² of the highest quality living space. The farmhouse is gated, entirely private, and set on its own 10 000 m² of lush garden. The gardens, not far from the Abbaye de Thouzon, contain stately trees, rose beds and a vegetable patch, lavander plants.

The location is perfect for guests who want to explore every corner of Provence. There are endless opportunities for day trips to different medieval villages in the mornings, an outdoor lunch at a Provencal village restaurant, and perhaps a restful afternoon by the pool. For antique shopping, Isle Sur La Sorgue, the second largest center of antiques in France, is just a ten-minute drive. In less than 20 minutes, you can tour the 15th century Palace du Papes in the historic walled city of Avignon, taste the wines of the grand vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape,Gigondas, Vacqueras, and Beaume des Venise as well as visit The Most Beautiful Villages in France: Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Gordes, Roussillon,Venasque, St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence, Fountaine de Vaucluse, Seguret and Sablet.

The small village of Le Thor is quietly nestled in the countryside among fruit orchards, large vegetable farms, vineyards and sunflowers. The neighboring village of Velleron with a famous fruit and vegetable market open six nights a week. For other shopping, you will find plenty of local shops for fresh bread, croissants, patisseries and a large grocery store within 2-3 km.

Mas Le Thor renovated from 2007, has a fully equipped chef’s kitchen: a La Cornue “Grandpere” gas and electric range; two sinks; full-sized dishwasher and coffee machine etc. The gourmet kitchen has a center island, porcelain, enamel and metal bakeware; spice and herbs and French cookbook library. A second kitchen has a washer and dryer and additional storage space. The beautiful round table seats 12, but most meals are eaten just outside the kitchen on the charming flowered, stone terrace next to the bbq. There are comfortable armchairs and sofa for the aperitif and a long table with chairs, perfect for outdoor meals in the shade.

The spacious lounge of the house has the origninal stone walls, oak beams and wood-burning Provencal stone fireplace, contempory furniture pieces and unusual lighting with the owner's personal deco.. The ceiling-high iron and glass doors in this room open to the stone terrace.

On the first floor of the Mas is a comfortable family lounge with high, beamed ceilings and mezzanine with dormitory for teenagers. Cozy space for Young people with games and TV. comfy sofa and chairs,. Library of books covering history, fiction, gardening, interior design and children’s books in French.

Mas Le Thor has six pretty bedrooms in the main house, (plus the dormitory on mezzanine) all freshly decorated with taste and originality. There are 2 queensize beds, 1 king that can be separated into twins. 1 atypique little princess bedroom of the family lounge with double bed. 2 suites on top floor of Mas (1 queen and 1 double) have their own open terrace with views over the garden. The studio bedroom near the pool area has its own separate entrance with access from the garden. There are 2 bathroom/shower rooms ensuite, 2 separate bathrooms and 1 with sauna. Studio has a little shower room. All the bedrooms have comfortable chairs, end tables with lamps and armoires for clothing storage.

The 10-meter x 5-meter swimming pool is in full sunlight and surrounded by lush lawns and stone surrounds with plenty of space for the comfortable, modern sun loungers and parasols.

Mas Le Thor is an authentic Provençal farmhouse that has been renovated with taste and style. The ideal home from home for a large family or group looking for a haven of tranquility in this delightful part of France knowing at the same time guests can get up and go and visit all the famous sites and exciting towns nearby.

Keywords: Magnificent Provencal Stone Farmhouse

More Details

Property Manager
Beverly Ferriz
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beverly,



We returned safe and sound and very tired. We had a great vacation and the house in Provence was one of the highlights. We have rented a number of houses for Group vacations and this may have been the best. Thanks for all of your help. You will be on the top of my list for future trips to Provence or recommendations.



Regards



Joe
May 2015
  • 1 of 10

Amenities

Le Thor Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    - 1 queen , Studio has 1 bedrooms, ensuite shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 4 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Mas Provençal, Pool, Secluded Gardens; BBQ, Separate Studio,
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

The best Mas EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Beverly, on behalf of all my fellow travelers, I wanted to write to tell you how much we enjoyed our visit at Mas Amoureuse. You made us feel you had known us forever, by using our names when you spoke with us...not easy to do with so many people and strangers to you the day before. The Mas surpassed our expectations, in beauty and cleanliness. Referrals for tours (Carole Ferland) and dinners prepared for us (Cosette) were absolutely the best. Carole, like you, seemed so relaxed with us and so full of information about each place we visited. She sought out all members at different times to walk with and visit with, so all felt included . I had never really liked tours, but she was "one of us". This type of tour is essential to learning a place if you have limited time. So, thank you, Beverly, for you and the people that you knew would make this visit successful for us and provide us with forever memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely provincial french countryside home

  • 5 of 5

My only regret with staying at this house was that is was only for 1 week. It is a beautiful home fully equipped with everything you will need. It is in a quiet private setting. You should know it is not walking distance to restaurants and grocery shops but they are very close by driving. We had a great week in this truly gorgeous home and I would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 weeks to enjoy this amazing ,well-modernised and located farmhouse, easily accommodating up to 12 of us in some weeks. Is the property as good as the website shows? Answer , yes , in every respect, though the gardens and lavender/sunflower fringed driveway proved even more spectacular than the photos ! The house was immaculate with nice touches such as fresh-cut flowers , very well equipped with high quality furnishing and inclusions.and our housekeepers Sylvie and Catherine were efficient and delightful.Beverly could not have been more helpful in settling us in, answering questions during our vacation and making sure we were problem-free. Plenty of good restaurants in easy driving distance ,several convenient supermarkets , even a gym in the local village to offset the food and wine intake !! Mas Amoureuse is highly recommended for family or friends to enjoy the best of Provence.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Portland, OR
5

Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place for a large group, lots of personal space, huge kitchen, large pool, lots of parking. The setting is breathtaking. Everything you could need is available. The pictures are spot on as are all other reviews. Spotlessly clean. Convenient to all Provence has to offer: Avignon, Gordes, Rouission, Carpentras, wine tasting, markets. The blue room and the twin room share a bath but it is very large, as are all the bathrooms. Wine available for 10 euros a bottle but the store in Le Thor is very close and has an excellent selection; drink the rose while in Provence, it is excellent. Housekeeping is once a week, not daily. Internet is hit or miss, better if you sit in the family room and adequate enough if you're patient. Beverly, the property manager is attentive to anything you may need. I would go back in a heartbeat, just perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Fort Worth, TX
5

Amazing Vacation Home!!

  • 5 of 5

A large group of friends/family stayed here together early in May. Absolutely fabulous---we are all "foodies" and anything we needed was in the kitchen. We took day trips to museums, etc. and regrouped at the house in the evening---what an absolutely PERFECT vacation place!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
New Canaan, CT, USA
5

Vacation of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 2 weeks with our children and granddaughters at Mas Amoureuse and had the best vacation ever. Yvonne, the house manager, was invaluable. She was always there when we needed guidance or suggestions-always with a smile. She had a super, delicious, dinner ready for us upon our arrival, large bowl of fruit on counter and beautiful flowers on tables throughout. The house is more beautiful than the photos and every detail thought through for guests comfort. Bathrooms, showers, linens of highest quality with French soaps, lotions, cozy robes and all amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped with every necessity, oils, spices, vinegars, dishes, just some of the things.

The terrace with comfy daybeds, table and chairs, very relaxing. We enjoyed most meals out there with lovely roses and flowers, and view of a hilltop abbey, which, we did make the walk up to see it and there were magnificant views from the top. Everyone enjoyed the pool but the girls loved it every afternoon on return from many wonderful sightseeing adventures so convenient to the house. This is convenient to Avignon, Arles, Gordes, St. Remy, Pont du Gard, and many more sites. We would recommend Mas Amoureuse to anyone wanting a relaxing, comfortable, well equipped, centrally located home. Great for several couples or family time. We thank Beverly for her help directing us to this beautiful house to celebrate our 50th anniversary. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Le Thor
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Saumane
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Avignon
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Le Thor
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Marseille
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Le Thor Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,171
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$8,171
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,178.95

Rates for the cottage are 1000 euros per week all season. Seasonal prices are for main farmhouse only , 6 bedrooms.

We require a 30% deposit at the reservation and the remaining sum is payable 4 weeks before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available
Unavailable

Special HomeAway Offers

You might like these similar properties