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Magnificent Mas Provençal, Swimming Pool, Landscaped Gardens

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
6
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Le Thor Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps up to 16, 6 Beds 5 Baths main house. Cottage 2 beds, 1 bath sleeps 4

Magnificent 1700’s Mas Provençal situated under the shade of 300 year-old plane trees; swimming pool; extensive landscaped grounds. Sleeps 16

Farmhouse Sleeps 12

Cottage Sleeps 4, rates 1000 euros per week all season.

Built before the French Revolution, Mas Amoureuse is the quintessential 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 over 450m² of the highest quality living space. The farmhouse is gated, entirely private, and set on its own six acres of lushly landscaped grounds. The gardens, with views of Mount Ventoux and the 11th century fortified Abbaye de Thouzon, contain more than 300 rose bushes and climbing rose vines, 2000 lavender plants, an orchard of 40-year-old producing olive trees, cypress trees. Mas Amoureuse produces its own lavender oïl.

The location of Mas Amoureuse 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 Amoureuse, renovated from 2009-2010, is equipped with the highest quality chef’s kitchen: a new La Cornue “Grandpere” gas and electric range; two sinks; two full-sized dishwashers plus a professional wine glass dishwasher and coffee machine etc. The gourmet kitchen has a large wood-burning fireplace; a 207 X 180 cm center island, copper cookware; porcelain, enamel and metal bakeware; Cuisinart food processor; a complete spice and herb inventory; and a large international and French cookbook library. A second kitchen has a new Bosch washer and dryer and additional storage space. The custom walnut kitchen table seats 12, but most meals are eaten just outside the kitchen on the charming flowered, stone terrace. The rose-covered terrace has two large fer forgé tables and 16 comfortable cushioned chairs, perfect for outdoor meals in the shade under the two 300 year-old plane trees. The entire Mas is Air-conditioned.

The spacious Grand Salon of the house has a cathedral beamed ceiling and wood-burning Provencal stone fireplace, fabulous French paintings, antique Provencal furniture pieces and chandeliers. The Grand Salon also contains a museum-quality Normandy armoire dated 1784, 18th century Provencal pannetaire, Arlesianne commode, and parquetry tables. The ceiling-high iron and glass doors in this room open to the stone terrace. Just outside the doors of the Grand Salon, this end of the spacious terrace has two antique iron beds, covered with comfortable blue and white toile pillows.

On the opposite side of the Mas is a comfortable family lounge with high, beamed ceilings and its own wood-burning fireplace, cozy designer sofa and chairs, desk and bookcases. Full library of books covering history, fiction, gardening, interior design and children’s books in French. This room is fully equipped with a widescreen Sony LCD TV, satellite reception that includes all available English-speaking news and movie channels as well as German, Russian, Asian and Middle East channels.

Mas Amoureuse has six pretty bedrooms in the main house, all freshly decorated with some of the most beautiful French designer fabrics (Manuel Canovas, Pierre Frey, Braquenie, etc.) The beds are made with the highest quality French and Italian 1,000 + count linens and duvets. Five of the six bedrooms have kings and the sixth has twins. One of the bedrooms has its own separate entrance with access from the garden. There are five luxurious bathroom/shower rooms. All bathrooms are equipped with French soaps, shampoos, robes and hair dryers. All the bedrooms have comfortable chairs, end tables with lamps and antique armoires for clothing storage. All the bedrooms, including the Master Bedroom, are air-conditioned.

For extra accommodation. Our pretty cottage sleeps 4 people, 2 bedrooms, one with 1 queen and one with 2 singles, a big shower room ensuite. Ideal for families with Young children or for teenagers. The cost for the cottage is 1000 euros

The 12-meter x 6-meter (20 ft. X 40 ft.) swimming pool is surrounded by rose bushes and stone surrounds with plenty of space for the comfortable, modern sun loungers and parasols.

Mas Amoureuse 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 18th Century Provencal Stone Farmhouse

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Beverly Ferriz
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2016
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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
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Magnificent Mas Provençal, Swimming Pool, Landscaped Gardens
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
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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
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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
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Lake Oswego, 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
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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
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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
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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

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Rates & Availability

Le Thor Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring,
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,379
 
 
Early summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,917
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,993
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,607
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,379
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,152

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.
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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
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 and 8 in cottage - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Cottage adjacent to the Mas has 2 bedrooms, ensuite shower
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (5), Queen size beds (1) Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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

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