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Independent Guest Cottage in Grounds of Bastide walking distance from Aix

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

The cottage is located in 3 acres of grounds of a magnificent bastide overlooking the impressive Ste Victoire and Aix en Provence. It is accessed via security gates and there is plenty of parking space. The kitchen is equipped with fridge , microwave/oven, a hob and a sink, table wear and cooking utensils are provided. There is a sofa and a TV and stereo are provided for your entertainment. The kitchen leads out onto the garden and outside seating area where you may like to relax and enjoy the local rosé! A wooden staircase leads upstairs where there is a shower room with a shower , baisin, and toilet. There is a single bedroom decorated in a typically provencal toile de jouy and a tastefully decorated bedroom with 2 single beds (or 1 king) . Fresh towels and linen are provided. On the grounds there is large salt water pool with deck chairs .

Our house is beautifully located within walking distance of Aix yet in a private and peaceful setting.

Keywords: holiday cottage unique setting

More Details

Owner
Rachel Bizot
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

About Rachel Bizot

My french husband and I and our 4 children moved to Aix en Provence from Oxford UK in 2010. We absolutely love it here and will be delighted to fill you in on everything this beautiful area has to offer. Waking up to blue sky and sunshine is a definite plus! Aix en Provence is a beautiful city within walking distance and yet the cottage and bastide are set in 3 acres of garden so one immediately feels on holiday!

Rachel Bizot purchased this house in 2010

Why Rachel Bizot chose Aix en Provence

This is our home and we are delighted to rent out our cottage and share the delights of the region with visitors . We love meeting new people from around the world and are very happy to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I am very happy to arrange language lessons, cookery demonstrations, guided tours.

What makes this house unique

The setting is rare so close to Aix and the views are beautiful . There is a boules for you to enjoy like the locals! The large saltwater pool is generally in use from April onwards. The convenience of the location. During busier months it is wonderful not to have to worry about taking a car in to Aix and access to the motorway is easy for visiting the rest of the area.

Amenities

Nord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) or can be seperated into 2 twin beds, Twin or Single Beds (1)
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Independent Guest Cottage in Grounds of Bastide walking distance from Aix
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Just how I envisioned Provence to be

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect accommodation for our visit to Aix. The overall property is stunningly beautiful and the estate was built in the classic style of Provence. The outdoor surroundings are beautiful and the sun is always shining. The apartment is very well decorated with tons of French country character. Owners Rachel and Jean could not be more lovely and hospitable. The location is a 15 minute short walk into town and it was a nice balance to be staying at a beautiful country property yet so close to downtown Aix. We loved staying there and would definitely stay there again (and hope to on our next trip to Provence!).

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, Thank you so much for your glowing review. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Provence!
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5

An idyllic rural situation within walking distance of Aix-en-Provence.

  • 5 of 5

On arrival at the house we were just absolutely bowled over by the beauty of the place. A cosy studio feel downstairs provides all that is necessary to cook and enjoy the odd bit of UK tv (Wimbledon!!!). Best of all though is the view of the lawn from the open door, leading down to a very inviting pool. The grounds are just beautiful - well looked after and the hosts, Rachel and Jean are just wonderful, live right next door in the main house and are always on hand to help with queries and even a trip to the local shop to get supplies if you're without a car. Upstairs the property opens out and the bedrooms are of a good size and exquisitely presented and utterly peaceful. Best to open the windows at night once the lights are off (to not attract insects) and let the cool air in. Makes for an easier night's sleep in July! The walk down to town is doable but certainly I would recommend a car if you want to explore the hill villages to the North. Well worth it. We covered almost 200km in one day and the drive was never a chore. A wonderful property - perfect for retreat after a busy day.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma , thank you so much for your wonderful comments . We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. .Please come back and see us again, there is still much left to see! I am glad you were able to get a car sorted out (even if it wasnt the most powerful!)and that you were able to go and explore . See you back in Aix soon I hope . All the best Rachel and Jean
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Sydney
5

Aix en Provence

  • 5 of 5

Coming back to the comfortable studio at the end of a long day sight seeing was lovely. We enjoyed being away from the crowds in the town and relaxing with a glass of wine looking out over the garden and with the two well trained dogs looking on. Rachel and Jean were very helpful and even gave us a lift to the local shop when we arrived to get some basics - on a Sunday! If you don't want to walk to town there is a bus at the end of the lane which takes you to the centre.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne
5

Excellent holiday spot

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property based on the excellent reviews of past guests. We can only add that we too can only re-iterate the glowing praise that everyone had for the property and especially for Rachel and Jean, the hosts. The position is perfect just on the outskirts of Aix. We had a car but didn't bother to drive, as the walk was so pleasant. There is also a regular bus from the nearby council parking for unlimited daily trips to town for 2 euro. If returning to Provence we would stay again without a moment's hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Catherine I hope you had a good trip home and are not too jet lagged ! Thank you so much for submitting a review of your stay here in Aix. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself here and we only hope that you will come back and see us again there is still plenty to visit! It was a pleasure meeting you both . Next time Catherine I will organise a hike for you with plenty of artistic references I hope that by then Chris will have taken up painting ! Hoping to see you back here in a couple of years. All the best Rachel and Jean
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Overland Park, KS USA
5

A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in the guest house of Rachel and Jean's property, and enjoyed our stay immensely. The location provided excellent access to Aix-En-Provence as well as being a good spot for various day trips we made by rental car. Jean and Rachel were very helpful without being pushy. The facilities were just as advertised and very comfortable. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting the Provence area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We were delighted to meet you both and very much hope that you will come back and visit us again. All the very best Rachel and Jean
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Minnesota
5

Genandibo

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Probably would be easier with a car but we managed just fine without one. Could walk everywhere. Pool was a nice plus at the end of the day. Family was very enjoyable. Loved Aix and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I hope that the rest of your trip went well. Do please come back and see us again and don't forget your paintbrushes! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Kind regards, Rachel and Jean
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
marignane marseilles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
marseilles
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
4 le set club
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
aix en provence tgv
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Vars
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
cassis or sormiou
Car: recommended

The cottage is ideally located . It is in a peaceful setting yet walking distance from AIx the home of Cezanne and with many historical landmarks. It is ideally located to explore the region within easy access to the motorway , the Luberon, the gorges de verdon, Marseille and the calanques are very easily accessed.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.75
Additional Guest Fee $5.98 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.