House in Forcalquier, Les Alpes de Haute Provence - Very Peaceful Location Yet Within Easy Reach Of Bustling Provencal Town
Helen van Ameyde
- english, french
About Helen van Ameyde
Forcalquier is a very special place to all the family - we are an Anglo Dutch French family with our hearts in Forcalquier.
Helen van Ameyde purchased this House in 1987
Why Helen van Ameyde chose Forcalquier
The location and views are second to none. Within walking distance of the town yet located in a calm haven, complete privacy, a fabulous view over the Luberon and great wild life. Not to be missed!
What makes this House unique
Peace and quiet, tranquility, beautiful views all within a short walk of a lovely Provencal town.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:5
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous house in beautiful setting
We stayed at La Perite Chanterelle for one week in July/August and had the most relaxing and peaceful holiday that we could have wished for. There are beautiful views from the house and while set in a quite countryside location it is only a 15 minute walk to the town of Forcalquier. The house is incredibly well equipped and had all we needed. The table tennis was enjoyed by my teen aged sons and the pool was fantastic, a good size and perfect temperature.
The town had a good selection of restaurants and bars. the Monday market was huge and fun to walk around and there are many little shops to enjoy.
We would definitely consider coming to this property again, it was truely beautiful.
If you love a view , nature, comfort, privacy and a superb hilltop town close by this place is it.
Everything was spot on. The house had everything our family of 5 needed. But what made it stand out was it’s location. In a wild landscape of trees with an incredible view and wild life but within walking distance to a vibrant town and superb cycling through very productive farmland. It really ticked all the boxes for us including table tennis and a bbq area.
Thank you - glad you enjoyed our little corner of paradise.
A stunning property set in a breathtaking location
The property was exactly as described by its owners and surpassed our expectations. Its scale was particularly generous allowing for family time and periods of solitary and quiet contemplation! Pool time was fabulous with water temperatures remaining comfortable throughout our stay (even for my feeble husband who usually takes 20 minutes to get into an unheated pool!) We particularly enjoyed the boule and barbecue areas in the evenings and being woken by birdsong each morning. An amazingly restorative week for us all and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to others and returning ourselves.
Beautiful private hideaway
On arrival it was clear that our already high expectations were exceeded by this beautiful property. It is set on a hillside with a stunning view of the Luberon. It is quiet and private and a perfect place to unwind.
There were only 3 of us in our party so we could all spread out when we wanted to have some quiet time or come together to eat and socialise either inside or out. The house itself is simply but beautifully decorated and well appointed for a relaxed stay.
The pool was beautiful, a good size and a welcome place to cool down in the heat of the day. The deck at the poolside also had beautiful views and acted as a sun trap during the day.
Forcalquier is a beautiful little town with a huge market on Monday. There are various places to eat and plenty of history for those interested in it. In truth we could easily have stayed at the house all week!!
A quality villa with great views
There were two of us and we spent three weeks in La Petit Chanterelle in June this year (2016), The villa is of high quality well kitted out and well maintained and is conveniently close to Forcalquier with it’s Monday market, shops, restaurants, and supermarkets.
At the villa great views over the Luberon from the terraces or the deck at the pool and plenty of interest whether it be hot air balloons in the early morning or twenty plus raptors circling over tractors in the hayfield below.
We have arranged to return next June
Fabulous house with a view to die for!
The house is everything you'd hope for, clean and well maintained with morning and evening terraces looking over the hills and land beyond The property is within easy walking distance to Forcalquier with it's huge market, traditional shops and restaurants. This the second time we have been and hope very much to return next summer. Thank you again Helen and Philippe for your help in making our stay so memorable. Henry and Kate Houghton
Thank you both - we're already looking forward to next year!
Helen & Philippe
90 minutes from Mediterranean resort of Cassis.
1 hour from Marseille International Airport and 2 hours 30 mins from Nice. 75 mins from Avignon with rail services from Paris and the UK.
Local amenities within 1km or a 15 minute walk from the village. Within 1 hour of the Gorges du Verdon and lots of opportunity for lake bathing within easy driving distance.
Forcalquier has tennis courts, mountain bike rental at a local hotel, horse riding schools, hot air ballooning and miles of fabulous hikes in and around the Luberon. The plateau de Valensole is home to miles and miles of lavender fields, the observatory at St Michel allows you to gaze at the brilliant night sky and the grand canyon of France - Les Gorges du Verdon is around an hour away.