Maison De La Lavande

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

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An inspiration for artists over the centuries and a hub for foodies, Provence is a wonderful place to visit for your summer break. With the sandy beaches of the coast to one side and staggering mountainous countryside to the other, Provence is an area which has it all. Maison De La Lavande is a great base for exploring this rich and diverse region and lies in a rural setting just 11km away from the city of Aix-en-Provence.

On your way to the villa, you will pass the Sainte Victoire Mountain and a dense woodland which spans 80 hectares. Though you are close to the city, your surroundings offer places to relax, so that you can truly unwind and focus on making memories with your loved ones. As you approach the house, you will see the pretty, pastel-hued farmhouse with shuttered windows, overlooking a green and leafy garden.

The home is spread out over two floors and is packed with original features such as open-fireplaces, ceiling beams and terracotta floor tiles. The décor is modern, but in-keeping with the traditional feel of the house. The soft furnishings, art work and shelves lined with books all give a welcoming feel to the villa and give it a real lived-in feel, rather than that of a sparse holiday letting.

The heart of the home is the living room where sofas and armchairs are gathered around a cosy fireplace for those holidaying in the winter months. This is a lovely space for curling up with a good book or watching a film together in the evenings. Just next door is the fully-fitted country style kitchen. The sage coloured units are brimming with all of the gadgets, crockery and appliances you need for preparing breakfast for your group, unless you would prefer to take a complete break and book a private chef for your trip! Your meals can be taken in the dining space which opens out on to the patio, or at one of the many outdoor tables.

There are four bedrooms available at Maison De La Lavande, meaning the house can sleep up to eight guests. Two of the rooms are on the ground floor and two are on the first floor. Each of the rooms is uniquely decorated with their own colour palettes, though all of them have comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms and views over the grounds.

If the weather is fine, you may wish to spend much of your time outdoors. The garden here is one of the selling points of the house and is a vast space filled with towering trees, lawns and beds filled with flowers. Dotted around the garden there are various dining spaces, outdoor sofas and sun loungers for you to relax on. The garden also offers a covered al-fresco living space and a fantastic private swimming pool where you can swim and take in the country views. 

Just a short walk away from the home, guests will find themselves in an expansive and ancient forest which is the ideal spot for a shaded afternoon walk or picnic. You also have the Etoile Mountain range close by for those who like a challenging climb or a lengthy hike. If you prefer something a little less taxing, you could pay a visit to one of the many family-owned vineyards and wineries which produce the region’s delicious wines. As well as exploring Provence’s interior, guests can visit the coastline with ease as the nearest beaches are close to Marseilles, around 38km away by car.

When it comes to shopping and sightseeing, you could visit smaller villages such as Puyricard which is just 6km away or spend your days soaking in the art and culture of Aix-en-Provence, a gorgeous city which is an 11km drive away.

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What you should know…

  • The interior staircase is unsuitable for young children; therefore the owners recommend only children over the age of six should stay here.
  • This villa is not air conditioned, but the thick walls and the shuttered windows will keep you comfortable.
  • Due to the rural surroundings, a car is necessary when staying at Maison De La Lavande.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Indoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas, armchair, fireplace, TV and bookshelves
- Fully-fitted kitchen with oven, gas hob, American fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker
- Dining room with patio access and dining table seating 6
- Bedroom with king-sized double-bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and sink
- Bedroom with queen-sized double-bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and sink
- Laundry room
- 2 x WC

First Floor

- Bedroom with king-sized double-bed or two single beds, office space and en-suite bathroom with bath, sink and WC
- Bedroom with king-sized double-bed or two single beds and en-suite bathroom with sink and WC

Outside Grounds

- 1 hectare of private grounds and fragrant gardens - Private swimming pool with alarms and barrier (15m x 15m, 1.3- 2.2m deep) - Lawns and established trees - Covered dining terrace - Outdoor sofas - Sun loungers and chairs - Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Flatscreen TV
- Fireplaces
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryers

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison De La Lavande
<1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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It is hard to imagine a better base for exploring the towns and countryside of Provence, than a traditional bastide style farmhouse. Wrapped in a hectare of private grounds and fields, with an 80-hectare woodland just a stone’s throw away, Maison De Le Lavande is an excellent choice for those searching for a South of France escape.

Nature-lovers will be at home here as the surrounding grounds, pasture-land and ancient forests are lovely spots for a walk or a bike ride. You can also pick up some fresh bread and cheeses from the local village and enjoy a scenic picnic in complete solitude, the perfect tonic for those who live a busy life back home. Close to the house, you are also able to book tours and tastings at a number of vineyards. One option is the beautiful Château de Beaupré which is 8km away.

Other than the undulating countryside, Provence is also known for its quintessentially French villages which are packed with charm, character and delicious cuisine. One of the nearest villages to the home is Puyricard which is 6km away. Puyricard is popular as it is a pretty, rural village within easy reach of the town of Aix-en-Provence. As you wander around the well-preserved medieval streets, you can find shops, a bar, restaurants and family-run patisseries such as Le Puy d’Amour which is known for its sweet treats. The village is also known for its bustling Friday market where you can pick up lunch from the stalls which spill in to the streets. Chocolate-lovers will be thrilled to learn that Puyricard is home to a fantastic chocolate factory! You can visit on a tour, take part in chocolate-making classes or just pick up some chocolates for yourself in the shop.

Though the area is filled with little villages, you may spend much of your time in the delightful city of Aix-en-Provence which is 11km away by car. A lively university city, with an elegant historic centre combining medieval and Baroque architecture, Aix-en-Provence is a city with something for everyone. The picturesque streets are an endless maze of galleries, museums, churches and historic villas, where you can simply wander all day and take in your surroundings. A great day in Aix-en-Provence should begin with a lazy brunch in a café overlooking a fountain-lined square, before visiting some of the cultural attractions such as the museums and atelier dedicated to the artist Paul Cézanne who once lived and worked here.

Though your villa is set inland, you do not have far to drive if you wish to spend the day at the beach. The stunning, port city of Marseilles is just 40km away and is surrounded by beaches! For a quieter sandy bay, head a few miles up the coast to Plage de la Lave beach, before heading in to the city centre to browse the shops and grab dinner in one of the many restaurants before you head back to the villa.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Marseille

(35km)

Nearest Airport 2 Alès Camargue Cévennes

(103km)

Nearest Town/City Aix-en-Provence

(11km)

Nearest Village Puyricard Nîmes

(6km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1.5km)

Nearest Beach Plage de la Lave

(38km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club Puyricard

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(2.5km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: Children
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Maison De Le Lavande is best suited to children over the age of six, and luckily there is lots to see and do in this area for older kids! With mountain ranges and hiking routes on your doorstep and idyllic villages for you to visit together, Provence is a lovely location for a family trip.

If your children are adventurous, why not treat them to an adrenaline-fueled day out at Berre-l'Etang, a huge lake which is 32km away. While the home is set within driving distance of Provence’s sweeping coastline, the lake beaches and open water of Berre-l'Etang are much better suited to swimming and water sports due to the still, calm water. At the lake, you can enjoy relaxing on the lovely lake beaches and also try out a wide range of water sports and activities such as; jet skiing, catamaran trips, kayaking, rowing and sailing.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car/Bike/Boat/Plane Rental Available
  • Well-being Coach Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Extras included at this property:

- 4 hours cleaning per week

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- 24h Concierge
- Private chef
- Airport/train station pick-up/drop-off
- Chaffeur/private car rental
- Bike rental
- Boat rental
- Private plane rental
- Shopping service
- Butler
- Well-being coach
- Cooking classes
- Wine-tasting
- Booking of local activities (restaurants, festivals, concerts, exhibitions etc.)

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €4500 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250, paid locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs The interior staircase is unsuitable for young children; therefore the owners recommend only children over the age of six should stay here.

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Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £6,157
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £6,841
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £7,525
Sep 1st 2024 - Jun 30th 2025 £6,157
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 £6,841
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £7,525
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £6,157

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €6,662
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €7,402
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €8,142
Sep 1st 2024 - Jun 30th 2025 €6,662
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 €7,402
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €8,142
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €6,662

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $7,135
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $7,928
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $8,720
Sep 1st 2024 - Jun 30th 2025 $7,135
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 $7,928
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $8,720
Aug 31st 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $7,135

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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