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18th Century Farmhouse, With A Superb Garden, And L-Shaped Pool and diving board

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Ventabren, Near. Aix en Provence - View Onto A Superb Provencal Hilltop Village, 15 Mins From Aix En Provence

Situated in 2 acres of garden, with olive trees and lavender, this delightful 18th century farmhouse, full of character and tastefully furnished, commands uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. A short distance away from the house, there is a large enclosed L shaped pool (12x5m, in 2 directions), with a diving board and many stone terraces set amongst shady trees where you are sure to find refuge from the summer heat. The house is well positioned for access to the local village, Aix en Province and others major Provencal towns, cities and beaches. This 18th century farmhouse is rich in character and charm and furnished to very high standards. Its thick walls and leafy surroundings enable it to keep fresh during the summer months, essential in the Provencal climate.

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The 70 + seniors of this family were invited to spend some time togheter with our youngest son and his family + their friends with two kids.Your estate is really perfect -both for the kids and the older ones. We loved your house, which offered space, comfort and and a feeling of cosiness.

Four children and six grownups - from one year old to 73. – no problem! Well equipped house, even some toys for the kids, lovely garden and also a great recreation area with a perfect pool.

A place to enjoy nice company but also to find peace of mind in the shadow under a tree on a hot August day. I hope we can return some day!

- Christina Sweden / 2014


Fantastic family retreat

We were two families with children and an elderly couple who travelled to France together, and we had an amazing week at the maison. The house is very large and space, elegant but still feels very homey which makes for a relaxing stay. The garden is just perfect, large enough to explore but still intimate and private. It feels like you are in your own world, there may be some houses nearby but the feeling of privacy is complete. For a family with kids the pool was just perfection, large and set in a sunny part of the plot.

- Johan ,Portugal/ 2014


Absolutely wonderful holiday, especially for my Mother in law, who had just celebrated her 80th birthday. She is still an avid gardener and wandered around your lovely shady garden when she had had enough sun around the pool. She said on our return last night that it was the loveliest holiday she had ever had. Many thanks for the second lovely holiday at your house. Katherine and I decided that if we bought somewhere in France it would have to be a house of character like yours with a wonderful mature garden.

Steven 2005 and 2012


We had a wonderful time at your house in Provence. We greatly enjoyed the house, property and especially the pool , the kids loved it . We did many day trips to various places including Aix, Les Baux, Cassis, Point du Guard, Avignon, Marseilles, the Luberon . It's a beautiful region

Pauline 2011


We had a lovely holiday,charming house and beautiful garden  .We would love to come back again !

Birgit 2009
Oct 2005
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Ventabren Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower and wc Bathroom with bath/shower and wc Bathroom with shower and wc Separate wc
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed. Bedroom 2 with a double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with a double bed. Bedroom 5 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 and 5 are on the ground floor and share a bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: A set of linen and towels and pool towels provided. Free calls to fixed lines , broadband Internet connection. All rooms have fans Outside: There is a large enclosed L shaped pool (12x5m, in 2 directions), with a diving board and a view of the local hilltop village. There are 6 sun loungers around the pool and it is completly private. On the main terrace, there are outdoor dining facilities for 10 ( a kids table as well)and a BBQ. The are also children's swings. Utility Room: Also a full working kitchen with oven, hob, freezer, washing machine and dryer. Other: The upper floor has 3 bedrooms, 1 double bedroom with its own bathroom, the others, one double, one with twin beds, share a bathroom. All have views over the garden and pool. On the ground floor, there is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and bathroom.


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18th Century Farmhouse, With A Superb Garden, And L-Shaped Pool and diving board
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A magical place

  • 5 of 5

It really is a magical place and only wish we could have stayed for a month. Fantastic grounds and views and a great pool at the centre of it all.

Highlights were trips to Avignon and several to Aix, but we also got to see Salon and the Aqueduct in a walk from the plateau. Followed by lunch on the plateau.

Our thanks again

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Smashing view, great location to visit Provence

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this typically provencal house , huge pool with a diving board and a garden filled with olive trees and plenty of space for the kids to play. The location is perfect, shops within a minute of the house and great access for visiting

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So nice ....

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in this property. The house was perfect for our 2 families, lots of space for everyone ! , beautifully decorated. The swimming pool was amazing, set in a gorgeous large garden. We spent hours relaxing here, it was the perfect holiday...

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dream family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful holiday in Provence ,our third time staying in this beautiful property .Everything was perfect as per usual , a real home from home .the huge pool and large grounds were perfect for the children and adults , everybody had their own space and could find peace and quite if necessary .They house is tastefully decorated and is laid out well for 2 families .We will be back next again hopefully .

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holidays

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully comfortable and charming house set in gorgeous mature terraced gardens with a lovely large pool area. The garden was a total adventure playground for the children, with its different terraces, and was a real surprise. It is so private but has wonderful views to Ventabren village and the surrounding countryside. We planned on using the house mainly as a base for touring, but it was so comfortable and charming that we spent a lot of time there, relaxing in the garden and lazing around the pool. The terrace beside the house is perfect for dining and we sat there most nights, chatting late into the night while sipping the excellent local wine. The house is in a great location too, a short distance to the local towns and many restaurants. It made for one of the most enjoyable and relaxing holidays in years. Our family totally loved it !.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Marignane / Marseille -Aix
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
cote blue


Nearest beach: 35 kilometres away, La cote bleu!


Nearest international airport: Marseille 20 kilometres away, 20 minutes by car.

Nearest railway station: Aix en Provence TGV, 20 kilometres away, 20 minutes by car.

Further Details:

The house is in the picturesque hill top village of Ventabren. 2 minutes from the house you have a local supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, and tobacconist, where you can get everything for a stress free holiday. 12 km away you have Aix en Provence, a charming, lively Provencal town with its daily markets, restaurants and shops. You have a choice of many beaches about half an hour away, with the cities of Marseille, Arles, Nimes, Avignon, the Luberon National park, with its beautiful villages and countryside within an hours drive. The international airport of Marseille and the new TGV station are about 20 minutes drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $987.41

Booking Notes:
To secure the property, a deposit of 30% is required, with the balance of payment to be paid 45 days before you arrive.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Departure time is 10am and arrival time is 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Payment is only accepted in Euros or Sterling (conversion to be confirmed in advance with the owner). Security deposit is payable on arrival and will be refunded in full, less the cost of any damages or breakages.
Prices may vary, please contact for more information.
Cancellation charges will be levied as follows:
10% of total price if cancellation is made 90 days or more prior to the beginning of the letting period; 50% of total price if cancellation is made between 90 and 60 days prior to the beginning of the letting period; full amount if cancellation is made less than 60 days prior to the beginning of the letting period. Cancellations must be made in writing and will be calculated from the date of receipt. Should the house be re-let, there will be a refund of the total amount less 10%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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