Single storey house (handicapped +), high level comfort and equipment
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About Catherine BOSSARD
I early started working in the tourism business and followed up in a luxurious hotel member of the chain of the Relais & Châteaux. I work today on Yield management. Being into the tourism activity, I have a fair idea of what people may expect in terms of holydays and always make sure my guests are entirely happy with their stay. The house is therefore a lifeful place and not just a holiday residency.
Catherine BOSSARD purchased this House in 1996
Why Catherine BOSSARD chose Salon-de-Provence
Salon has always been an anchor for me for many years. My father had bought a former Romanesque monastery he had transformed into a luxury hotel which was, for a few years before that, a holiday place for the whole family. I settled in Salon in 1983 and took care of the management and development of the hotel. A big adventure for over 25 years! In 1996, however, I decided to settle out of the hotel to experience greater family intimacy with my husband and my daughter. I then bought a small house on the outskirts of Salon. The proximity of the city centre was intended to allow me to go shopping walking and easily drop my daughter to school. The hotel is now sold but I still live in Salon which remains also the residence of all my friends, and a strategic location in terms of proximity to TGV train stations, airports and highways. This is important as I travel a lot now.
What makes this House unique
The house is cute and architecture typical of the area. It is a recent place with all the modern equipment and comfort. Intimacy is the key word, would it be in the house, or aside the pool. The access from the street is all ground flat as well as the ground floor of the house and the handicapped bedroom. This same bedroom has been rebuilt to allow the access for handicapped people. It has been too nicely decorated and has become the most preferred bedroom of the 3. The city centre is very nearby; however, you will not be bothered by any of its inconvenience such as noisy events. It is a perfect location for visiting Provence and enjoy local traditions. All major touristic site, historical and leisure, are very nearby. Salon de Provence is a real perfect base for all sort of holydays.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great house in provence
Wonderful house in Salon de Provence with small pool air conditioner in all the 3 bedrooms and in the living room . 3 bathrooms.
The host Catherine is very nice. The communication with her is very good quick answers.
Paradise in salon-de-Provence
We were looking for a home with a swimming pool within walking distance to town and a short drive to interesting spots nearby. We couldn’t have found anything more perfect. Catherine has a beautifully appointed home that looks exactly as the photos! She made us fell so utterly welcome and had a terrific personalized guide of things to do. Merci a Catherine for everything. We will return again. A bientot.
How nice, Thanks,
I did appreciate your party, all very sympathic and respectfull of the place and its rules. I hope you will be back soon.
Great Base for Day Trips
This property was a great home base for discovering the charms of Provence. The cottage is very comfortable and exudes the flavor of Provence both inside and out. Morning expresso in the courtyard was a great way to start the day. The village center was a 10 minute walk, and all of the other villages we visited were within a 45 minute drive. Catherine, our host, made sure we had everything we needed, and we were delighted to meet her and her friends, Stuart and Ruth, who met us upon our arrival. If you are considering a visit to the Luberon/Aix region of Provence, you would do well to stay at Catherine's cottage.
How nice, thank you.
I always make a point into meet my guests if not upon arrival , at least before they leave. This was a nice moment we shared with your party.
Stayed for a week with four generations of my family with ages ranging from 90 to 2 years old. The accommodation was perfect for all age having adaptations for the less mobile and safety features such as safety gates on the stairs and the swimming pool. Salon old town is lovely with lots of restaurants in the picturesque narrow streets. There is a choice of supermarkets, the nearest only 5 minutes drive away. We all wished we had booked a longer stay
History, art and nature beauty
We spent a wonderful week in Salon.
The house was very nice, cosy, clean and provided us with a very charming atmosphere. We had everything we needed. Bedrooms are completely separate and comfortable. The kitchen and the living room allowed us to spend calm and relaxing evenings with a bottle of fine Provence rose. The garden is quiet and perfect for the coffee in the morning.
Catherine was very helpful and kind.
Salon is a very good starting point to explore Provence. One can find the extreme diversity from nature beauties (Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Les Calanques, the red ochre sands of Roussillon), Roman history (Arl, Nimes, Orange), unforgettable French villages and small towns on the hills with castle ruins (Les Baux-de-Provence, Gordes, Lacoste etc.), art (the home of famous artists and contemporary approach - Carrières de Lumières is a must), tasty food and fine wines.
A Beautiful Property Conveniently situated
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful week in this delightful house. This is primarily a home and as a consequence enjoys all those extras and comforts that distinguish it from a Gite rental. It is very stylised, beautiful furnished, spotlessly clean and decorated with a charming private courtyard type garden that includes a proportionately sized swimming pool. On the day of our arrival we were warmly greeted by friends of the owner who acted as managers of the house whilst the owner herself was on holiday so sadly we never had the opportunity to meet.
The house is very convenient for walking into Salon-de-Provence and we rarely had need to use the car other than for the initial supermarket shop and the odd trip out to The Carmargue, Arles and the Luberon Mountains which are all within easy travelling distance.
The only blight that prevents me from giving the house a full 5 star rating was the rather intrusive noise from construction works being undertaken to the school building at the end of the long private drive. This was unfortunate and obviously outside of the control of the property owner.
So to conclude - thank you so much Catherine for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house and please extend our gratitude to your friends Stuart and Ruth whose company we so enjoyed.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cannell,
I am quite pleased with your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for saying so and mentioning Stuart and Ruth as being attentive to make the best they could welcoming the guests on my behalf.
Stuart and Ruth had been wonderful taking care of my place while I was away on a long trip to the States. I just came back a few days ago and take now some time to answer back.
I happened to be myself quite surprised when I saw the school had started some building works this summer. It is now over and back to quietness but there were apparently some nuisances over the deep period of concrete work. Luckily the house is not directly located too close to the school.
I hope you will have another opportunity to visit and eventually over a short stay at some other period when I work it as a B&B's.
Aix en Provence : 25 Km / 16 Mi
Saint Rémy de Provence : 25 Km / 16 Mi
Sea: 40 Km / 25 Mi
Lake: 20 Km / 12 Mi
River: 20 Km / 12 Mi
Shops: 0.6 Km / 0.4 Mi
City Centre: 0.6 Km / 0.4 Mi
Provence has a heart: Salon is ideally located at 30 to 45 Minutes driving from all major historical and cultural sites and from the famous “calanques”, these lovely little cricks on the sea side (1-hour drive).
Aix en Provence: its hundred fountains, open air markets, music festivals…
Arles and Camargue: its arenas, beaches, Romanesque Monastery, Saint Trophime cluster, photo festival…
Avignon: its Palace of the Popes, theatre festival…
Marseilles : its famous “Vieux Port”, capital of Cultures (2013) …
Alpilles, Luberon, villages, lavender fields, tremendous landscapes… all at easy reach.