|Minimum Stay||8 nights|
Elegantly furnished family home with a large salt water swimming pool and set in over 3 acres of grounds with beautiful lawns and olive lined avenues . This property is ideal for entertaining family and friends. The bastide with its high ceilings is south facing so is full of light. Downstairs there is a large beautifully decorated sitting room , a dining room, a large family room and 2 laundry rooms equipped with washing machine and drier and an american fridge with ice maker.The fully equipped kitchen leads onto a large roofed patio (providing shade from the provencal sunshine) where there is a large Weber barbecue for outdoor entertaining and a large table seating 14 . On the first floor the parental suite has beautiful views overlooking the Ste Victoire . Its ensuite bathroom is accessed via a dressing room. There are 5 further bedrooms (3 double, 1 king, 1 twin) and 2 bathrooms (1 italian shower room, 1 bathroom).
The coridoor leads into an independent appartment with 2 further bedrooms (1 king, 1 single) and a shower room. A staircase leads down to a separate fully equipped kitchen with independent access.
Outside there is also a large terrace with ample seating to relax and enjoy the provencal sunshine while sipping the local rosé! There are plenty of deckchairs around the pool to relax and the pool is fitted with a security alarm. There is also an area for playing croquet and table tennis .
My French husband and our 4 children moved here nearly three years ago after having spent 4 years in Oxford and we have simply fallen in love with the place! It is an ideal spot as the children can be completely independent with our proximity to the centre of aix , yet it is an absolute haven here, 3 acres of garden overlooking ths St Victoire in the Provençal sunshine...bliss!
rachel bizot purchased this house in 2010
We immediately fell I love with its charm . It has all the advantages of a new build (it was built 9 years ago)but with all the charm of a typical bastide , the high proportioned ceilings the beautiful old tiled floors. So much effort went into choosing authentic materials particularly the beautiful iron staircase and the beautiful old doors.
It's unique tranquil setting in 3 acres of land is quite unique so close to Aix so we are extremely lucky! A dream come true! We hope that you will come here and make it your home for your stay.
Our unique property is wonderfully located within walking distance of the historical centre of Aix en Provence with its many restaurants, shops, bustling markets and sightseeing yet the house is in a tranquil setting in 3 acres of of beautiful grounds overlooking the famous Mont Ste Victoire.
There is something for everyone in Aix en Provence. For those that enjoy visiting there is the grand Théatre de Provence, the cathedral of St Saveur and the many sites related to Cézanne, not forgetting the many international music and opera festivals . For those that want to venture further afield there is so much to see within an hours drive of Aix. There is Baux de Provence, Arles with its famous arena, the lavender fields, the vineyards of Luberon, Avignon with its papal palace. For the more sporty there are numerous hikes in the area with extensive national parks , mountain biking and white water rafting in the Gorges de Verdon. The coastal town of Cassis is within half an hour and from here you can venture into the beautiful Calanques either by foot or by boat. Alternatively you can sit back and relax around the large salt water swimming pool and enjoy the natural surroundings. We do hope to welcome you to our home very soon and feel sure that you will love it and the region as much as we do.
Fees And Taxes There is a one off cleaning fee of 150€ at the end of the stay
50% is payable on reservation and the remainder 30 days prior to arrival