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Beautifully Restored Provencal Farmhouse with Heated Pool

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Welcome to Chez Manon, your home in Provence


Last updated: 07/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Apt farmhouse description

Over 200 years old, 'Chez Manon' is a fully restored 18th century Provençal farmhouse, near the market town of Apt in the Vaucluse. 5 m x 10 m heated swimming pool and professionally landscaped gardens. Separate outbuildings with laundry and covered parking. 2 bedrooms with queen-size beds and en-suite showers, a 3rd bedroom with queen-size bed, a 4th bedroom with two twin beds, a 5th bedroom with single bed and trundle. In total: 4 baths/showers. 3 separate WCs. Large, oak-beamed ceiling, open plan living room, dining room, kitchen. Separate cosy living room with satellite TV, DVD player, & stereo. Internet enabled PC plus WiFi. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Linens & towels included. Mid-week cleaning included. Two wood burning fireplaces with wood included. Geothermal under-floor heating, with cooling option. Utilities included. Free internet telephone to over 100 countries. Baby high chair and cot available. 5 bicycles with helmets. Possibility for in-home catering.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 320 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Pets Considered:

                Pets permitted with prior agreement only....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                The ground floor is accessible but the bedrooms and bathrooms are only accessible by stairs....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                We can provide high chairs, baby cots, booster seats, upon request....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Ash trays are provided for the outside terraced area....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                The two twin beds can be merged into one king size....moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

                This is a smaller room with day bed and a pop-up trundle....moreless

              • Three large bedrooms with queen-size beds, one bedroom with two twin-size beds which can be merged into one king-size, one small bedroom with a single bed plus pop-up trundle bed. A baby cot can be provided to be set up in one of the larger bedrooms. A baby cot is available upon request....moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower, toilet


              • Bathroom 2: shower, toilet


              • Bathroom 3: shower, toilet

                ensuite with walk in shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: shower, toilet

                Ensuite with walk-in shower...moreless

              • One bathroom with glass-enclosed tub & shower, one walk-in shower room, two ensuite walk-in shower rooms. Each with sink, mirror, hairdryer. Three separate toilets: two upstairs, one downstairs, each with hand basins....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Chez Manon is ideally suited for those who love to entertain, cook, or just relax. Families with children or groups of friends can enjoy being together or having their own space. You are in the peace and quiet of the countryside, yet only a few minutes from town and within easy distance of some of the loveliest, most interesting places in Provence. ...moreless


                  • Books:

                    in English and French....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Board games, cards....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    CDs of pop and classical....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Assortment of DVD movies and television programs, including some for children....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Sony Bravia flat screen....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    French and British channels as well as British radio....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Pool toys available....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    A wide selection of CDs available....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player


                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    On the northern slop of the Luberon mountain range....moreless

                  • Town:

                    Just 2 kms outside of the main downtown shopping and dining area of Apt...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Down a private driveway, in its own private grounds, surrounded by fields, but only 2 kms from downtown Apt....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Looking north at the Mont Ventoux...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Hunting
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax


                          • Dining Area
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining:

                            The dining area is adjacent to the open plan kitchen. Tablecloths, cloth napkins and plenty of dishes, glasses and cutlery....moreless

                          • Seating for 12 people


                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Electric clothes dryer in the laundry room plus indoor drying racks and outdoor clothes line....moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Telephone is provided through the internet with free calling landline-to-landline to about 100 countries (including Europe and North America) plus free calling to mobile phones in France....moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Under-the-floor geothermal heating....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Two washing machines...moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            Large, open provencal style fireplace in the open plan living room area, plus enclosed wood-burning fireplace in the TV area....moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            No air-conditioning per se, however, the under-the-floor geothermal heating system allows for cooling to 5 degrees below ambient....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Bed linens provided with weekly changeover included. ...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Covered parking for 3 vehicles plus ample parking in the private driveway....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            Internet is provided through Orange with a Livebox in the library that connects a PC, monitor and printer. ...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Bath towels, wash cloths, hand towels and pool towels provided, as well as terry cloth bathrobes....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Open plan living room with sofa and easy chairs by open provencal-style fireplace. ...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WiFi throughout with additional routers. ...moreless

                          • Computer Available:

                            Desktop PC with monitor and printer in the library....moreless

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Covered Parking:

                            Sufficient for 3 cars under cover....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            Large wood fireplace in the lounge area, another in the television/music room, wood provided....moreless

                          • Backpack
                          • Iron & Board
                          • PC
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Security System
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Sufficient parking for many cars on the terraced area in front of the 3-car garage....moreless

                          • Thermos Bottle

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included


                              • Stove:

                                The stove top of the Rosiere 'Paul Bocuse' range has four gas burners and a grill/warmer plate....moreless

                              • Microwave:

                                Miele 900 W programmable microwave....moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Open plan kitchen with granite-top surfaces, central island, plenty of pots, pans, utensils, small appliances....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Plenty of dishes, glasses, cutlery....moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                This is a self-catering property. We provide a variety of spices. Groceries can be supplied upon receipt of a list....moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Wooden spoons, metal utensils, whisks, cutting and carving knives, peelers, corkscrews, baking utensils, pots, pans....the works!...moreless

                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Drip filter and an expresso machine....moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                Miele 'silent' dishwasher....moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Whirlpool side-by-side fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser in the door. A second tall refrigerator in the laundry room....moreless

                              • Oven:

                                The Rosiere 'Paul Bocuse' range has two electric ovens as well as stove-top gas burners....moreless

                              • Catering Available:

                                There is a list of caterers in the 'house book'....moreless

                              • Freezer:

                                Not standalone, it is part of the Whirlpool side-by-side fridge/freezer in the kitchen....moreless

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster:

                                Pop-up toaster and toaster oven...moreless

                              • Grill


                              • Patio
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Terrace
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Tennis:

                                Tennis courts in Apt...moreless

                              • Golf:

                                18 hole course in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (25 kms) 9 hole course in Villars (7 kms) ...moreless

                              • Bicycles:

                                With helmets and locks....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Gas-fired BBQ....moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Professionally landscaped grounds with dry stone walled terraces on the south side, cherry orchard on the east side, 'secret' garden with double hammock on the north side, water fountains. ...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Stone flagged terraces front, back and west side of the house with tables and chairs. The north terrace has a vine-covered overhead trellis....moreless

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool:

                                10 meters by 5 meters, heated. Available mid-May to mid-September or by request. Solar-powered electric safety cover. Lounge chairs, antique iron beds, sun umbrellas....moreless

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Heated Pool


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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer 2014
                              Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              Fall 2014
                              Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              Winter 2014/2015
                              Sep 27 - May 1, 2015
                              7 night min stay


                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit €1,000
                              • Taxes Included


                              These rates are priced in euros. Rates are subject to change prior to booking.

                              The heated pool is usually available mid-May to mid-September. Please ask if you would like the time period extended.

                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                              Last updated: 07/04/2014
                              Check availability
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                              21 Unavailable
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                              70 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Marseille (MRS)
                              90 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              44 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Avignon TGV
                              10 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              90 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              10 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              2 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant

                              Car: Necessary

                              The Luberon national park is in the Vaucluse department, known for its lavender fields, outdoor village markets, antique markets, Roman ruins, outstanding restaurants, hiking paths, hilltop villages, vineyards, and proximity to the shopping and tourist attractions of larger towns such as Aix-en-Provence and Avignon.

                              Other Activities: rock climbing


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1995

                              Contact us

                              Speaks: french, english

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                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • Welcome to Chez Manon, your home in Provence

                                Welcome to Chez Manon, your home in Provence

                              • Terrace facing the Ventoux

                                Terrace facing the Ventoux

                              • Terraced garden with water fountain

                                Terraced garden with water fountain

                              • Large, open plan living and dining area

                                Large, open plan living and dining area

                              • Queen size bedroom with ensuite shower

                                Queen size bedroom with ensuite shower

                              • Queen size bedroom with ensuite shower

                                Queen size bedroom with ensuite shower

                              • Private driveway entrance to the property

                                Private driveway entrance to the property

                              • Front terrace

                                Front terrace

                              • Heated 5m x 10m pool with electric safety cover

                                Heated 5m x 10m pool with electric safety cover

                              • Open plan kitchen and dining area

                                Open plan kitchen and dining area

                              • Queen size bedroom

                                Queen size bedroom

                              • Twin bedroom

                                Twin bedroom

                              VRBO #10900

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                              This listing was first published here in 2001.

                              Date last modified - Monday, March 10, 2014

                              €2,500 - €3,500 per week (EUR)

                              5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 07/04/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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