Magnificent 18 C. Manor House Pool Tennis Gorgeous Setting
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Our 18th Century classic Provencal stone manor house, completely renovated with all comforts, sits in a private forest of stunning beauty. Summer meals on the expansive stone terrace, swimming in our private swimming pool or playing tennis, make our house the perfect base for trips to Roman ruins, Mediterreanean swimming, the markets and stunning villages of Provence.
Our house combines complete authenticity and charm-- old Provencal stone walls that keep out the summer heat, tall ceilings, original doors operning to the outdoor terrace., .
Spectacular view from the house of the surrounding park for walking or jogging. Below the terrace is a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by flowers and trees. Several steps down from the pool is the private tennis court. Landscaping is gorgeous; ancient plane trees and olive trees.
Our family home has been completely renovated and is filled with the modern features that you'd expect from a family of five. Flat sceen TV's (2), Wireless internet, modern tiled bathrooms, each with separate bathtub and shower..
The kitchen-dining room serves as the family hearth. Recently renovated by an avid gourmet cook it includes,a huge Lacanche stove, dishwasher, microwave, a large Liebherr refrigerator and freezer, Nespresso automatic coffee maker, numerous cooking utensils, original limestone fireplace, marble countertops. Table seats 8.
On the ground floor you'll find a large living room with fire place, comfortable sofas, piano, Hifi. Adjacent is a TV room (large flat screen) with a convertible sofa. On the second floor, there is library, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
This is a wonderful authentic part of France, with all the charm and amenities of Provence. The village of La Gavotte is ten minute's walk from the house. There you can buy your grocery and baguette, and share a coffee with locals. On Saturday mornings there is a little market with organic local food.
La Gavotte is an ideal base to absorb and enjoy the true character of Provence and its region.
Within thirty minutes you'll find :
- Beaches (Cote bleue, l'Estaque, calanques)
- Marseille : old port, museums, jazz festival, restaurants....
- Aix en Provence : big provencal market on tuesday, thursday and saturday, Lyric festival, museums, restaurants, access to Sainte Victoire mountain
Within an hour :
- Avignon : pope's palace, world famous drama festival in July,
- Arles : roman heritage museum, ferias (easter and september) , Saint Remy de Provence and Les Baux de Provence, Camargue....
- Parc régional du Luberon
- Parc régional du Verdon )
The area offers numerous wineries : Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, Côte du Luberon, Côte du Rhone, Cassis, Côte de Provence. Following the wine trail is an amazing experience.
Our location is ideal: 20 mn from Aix, 15mn from downtown Marseille, 15 mn from beaches, 20 mn from Marseilles International airport, Aix TGV or Marseille TGV.
Keywords: stone manor house, swimming pool, tennis courts
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Music Library
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
- Dialup Access
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
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Wonderful stay in ProvenceGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful stay in Provence
Marie and Luc moved out of their house and we moved in and made ourselves at home and stayed for two weeks.The house is very comfortable and everything that we needed was available.Marie very helpful for local knowledge. The pool and tennis court were used every day and also the enormous terrace for all our meals and relaxing. La Gavotte has no restuarant but that was not a worry because we ate at home most of the time but a car is necessary for shopping or eating out.We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this private estate for a family holiday.
- Guest Jim, Kiama, Australia.
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
A wonderful stay
A wonderful stay
This house is just beautiful, with wonderful high ceilings and decor. We loved all the conveniences and the swimming pool; we felt so free and relaxed after our week there! The location let us explore Aix, Marseille, Provence, and the French coast easily. The hostess was exceptionally responsive to all our questions, and a generally lovely person. Highly recommended, with heartfelt gratitude.
- Guest Janet
- Date of stay 06/20/12
- Review Submitted 08/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Thank you again
Thank you again
Marie, Just a quick note to thank you for letting us use your beautiful home! We just had a ball and all fell madly in love with Provence. I'm duplicating your kitchen and your terrace in New York. I hope that our paths cross again. Best - Linda
- Guest Linda
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/30/11
Guest comment entered by owner
Mariej-Francoise and Luc: we loved every minute of our stay in your spectacular house. After a day of visiting markets and historic sites in Aix, the Luberon, and Avignon, it was to wonderful to come home to all the comforts we are used to. Our kids loved the swimming pool and playing tennis and we all enjoyed meals on the terrace and strolls on the spectacular grounds. Can't wait to visit again
- Guest American Family with Two Children
- Date of stay 08/03/09
- Review Submitted 03/05/11
2500 Euros/week - June through September 2000 Euros/week - October through May
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Year Purchased: 1860
About the owner: Luc and I (Marie-Francoise) both work Marseille, an easy 15 minute drive. We adore living here in this park-like setting so close to both beaches and the cultural activities of Provence . We love America and Africa where we lived for three years. We are avid outdoors people and love hiking, skiing, swimming, all easily accessible from our house.
Why the Owner Chose Les Pennes-Mirabeau:
This traditional house has been owned by Luc's family since 1860. We chose to raise our three children here because of the stunning opportunities for both outdoor and cultural activities.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Silence, Nature environment meanwhile prowimity to major urban culture areas : Marseille, Aix en Provence, Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Arles.
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18th Century, fully renovated traditional Provencal manor house.
Recently all renovated modern kitchen and family room with fireplace.
Our swimming pool is surrounded by gardens and is just below the terrace.
Super comfortable living room with doors that open on to the terrace.
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