Splendidly located within easy reach of Forcalquier, a lively village where the beautifully restored 13th century Convent lies at the heart of the old town. The domed chapel of the Citadelle perched high above the village looks down on bustling streets and the lively markets. A variety of activities are available around the village; free music concerts, horse riding, walks and hot air ballooning. La Petite Chanterelle is 10 -15 mins walk (+/- 1km) from the old town, near enough for an evening walk to a restaurant or a stroll to the boulangerie in the morning for fresh bread and croissants. The sunny terrace surrounds the house and has views over the Luberon, a fantastic haven for wildlife enthusiasts as Buzzards circle overhead and Nightingales sings in May.
House in Forcalquier, Les Alpes de Haute Provence - Very Peaceful Location Yet Within Easy Reach Of Bustling Provencal Town
Helen van Ameyde
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 11, 2018
About Helen van Ameyde
Forcalquier is a very special place to all the family - we are an Anglo Dutch French family with 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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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
This was our second visit and we may well come back. A lovely house in a superb position - how many houses offer you an unbroken view of the Luberon over an evening pastis. Terrific pool - big enough to swim in not just flap about. Both house and pool are completely private. The house was immaculate on arrival and cleaned and bed changed mid holiday. Both that and pool cleaning done discreetly and with no problems Forcalquier is a walk ( 20 mins max) away along a very quiet road with great restaurants, bars around the square and a huge Monday Market as well as excellent butchers and bakers Excellent walks around but beware it does get very hot. If you want to walk or ride the bike(fantastic) September - our previous visit - might be better. We would recommend the house to anybody who wants real peace and quite, privacy and a bit of Provence which still has more in common with Elizabeth David than Peter Mayle
You're welcome back any time - glad you enjoyed La Petite Chanterelle and thank you for the review.
Comfortable and well equipped house
As described in the listing. Clean and well maintained. Wonderful view over the valley. Owners very easy to deal with. Pool big enough for decent lengths swimming also with wonderful view over valley. Very secluded, property can't be seen from the road. Forcalquier an easy walk and a very pleasant town with lots of eating places.
Thanks for your comments, hope to see you again
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.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Reservations should be made via e-mail. 20% of rental amount paid at the time of reservation, the balance paid 4 weeks prior arrival date. A refundable £500 deposit should be paid a week before rental commences, this will be returned in full after the cleaning party has ensured that there is no damage. Changeover Day: Changeover day would normally be Saturday but other arrangements can be negotiated. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in euros. Discounts available for long winter/autumn lets.