Mas Des Collines

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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In a private domain of 13 hectares, opening up to the rolling hills of the timeless Luberon region, Mas de Collines is a beautifully restored farmhouse full of Provençal charm. Here you are surrounded by peace and tranquillity, yet there are many world-famous villages nearby; this is the real and archetypal Provence that is loved by so many.

The views from the two stone terraces on either side of the house are simply breathtaking, whether you are relaxing with your coffee in the early morning sun or sipping good local wine with family and friends as the sun sets.  Here it is all about enjoying the vast land which opens up to woods and fields, so bring your hiking boots or hire a mountain bike to be able to explore the richness of this beautiful countryside. The inviting swimming pool is the perfect place to cool down and as the evening approaches you can head for a sundowner to the charming apéro bar which has been converted from an outside cellar.

The mas is a typical Provençal farmhouse made of ancient stone, now thoughtfully renovated into a welcoming family home. The owners have taken great care in their restoration, styling with minimalism in mind yet characterful furnishings and great attention to detail. You can prepare great feasts in the charming kitchen using amazing local produce from local markets and relax by the fireplace in the warmth of the living room, especially delightful in cooler months. There is a bedroom downstairs which could also be used as a games room or extra salon plus five pretty bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs. It’s a beautiful family home in a magnificent part of southern France.

Just five minutes away is the characterful village of Saignon where you will find art galleries, a café and boulangerie as you wander around the narrow lanes discovering ancient fountains, pretty squares and the 12th century church. A little further is the charming town of Apt, just 5km away, which has an incredible Provençal food market on a Saturday morning, known throughout the region for being one of the best.

There’s no doubt that the stunning landscape and villages of the Luberon region retain their timeless appeal. Idyllic villages, such as Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes, are within easy reach plus there are many places which have retained their original features with castles and caves, including the dungeons at the spectacular La Tour d’Aigues. It’s an ideal setting for hiking, cycling and horse-riding plus there’s even kayaking along the Sorgue and climbing on the dramatic cliffs of Buoux. The wine routes nearby are incredible whilst more family friendly activities including tree-top activity centres, a zoo and even a model railway.

Whether a family holiday or travelling with friends, Mas des Collines is a wonderful Provençal home where you can experience the astounding beauty of this captivating region.

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What you should know…

  • The grounds are vast, opening up to fields and woods
  • There are lots of stairs in the farmhouse, some of which are steep. There is a ground floor bedroom but all the bathrooms are on the first floor
  • There are five bedrooms upstairs across two wings; two bedrooms accessed via one staircase, three reached by another staircase. One of the bedrooms in each wing can interconnect with each other, opening up the first floor if desired, or can remain locked if needed
  • Due to the idyllic isolated location, a car is necessary

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet Table Football Working Fireplace Heating

Villa Interior

Ground Floor

- Sitting room with TV and large working fire-place
- Spacious Provençal style well-equipped kitchen with dining table (10 chairs)
- One double bedroom with fire-place (if not used, this room could be used as a games room/salon)

First Floor (via two staircases leading to two wings)

- Five double bedrooms (180cm beds), each with own bathroom and WC
- Two additional fold-up beds available for children if needed

There are two bedrooms via one staircase, three bedrooms via the other staircase. One of the bedrooms in each wing can interconnect to open up the first floor or can remain locked

Outside Grounds

- Unheated private swimming pool (size: 12mx4m) with safety fence. Open 1st May to 15th October
- Apéro bar (converted outside cellar)
- Two al-fresco terraces with table and chairs
- Covered terrace with farm equipment on the walls
- Formal garden
- Private domain of 13 unenclosed hectares

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- TV
- CD player (in kitchen)
- Heating
- Washing machine
- Microwave
- Working fireplace
- Coffee machine
- One bike
- Baby-foot
- Boules/Pitch
- Table football
- Toys
- Children's books
- Baby bath
- Sunbeds
- Fireplace
- Swimming Pool 4x12m

Location

About the surrounding area of Mas Des Collines
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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The stunning landscape and villages of the Luberon region retain their timeless appeal. The local lavender, cherries, olives, truffles and wines are world-famous for good reason. Nowadays you can also enjoy paintballing or microlight-flying in the area, as well as a gourmet chocolate factory tour or a visit to a lavender distillery in nearby Apt (5km). This region is also one of the best places in France to observe the night-sky, and visitors are welcome at the Saint Michel l'Observatoire, just 30km from the villa.

The villa is located in a private domain of 13 hectares in a hamlet just over 2km / 5 minutes drive from the charming hilltop village of Saignon, where you will find a boulangerie, some shops, an art gallery and café.  You can wander around the narrow streets of the pretty village, discovering ancient fountains, lovely squares and beautiful old houses as well as the 12th century church. Keen walkers can climb up to the top of Saignon Do, the rock that dominates the valley, for amazing views of the Luberon region.

The larger town of Apt (5km) has an incredible Provençal market on a Saturday morning, one of the most famous in the region and well known. It’s a typical Provençal town which is very proud of its local products, especially its candied fruits and at the market you should try some of the delicious local goats cheese. The old town has a lot of charm and character and the surrounding hills are typical of beautiful Provence.

Here you are also within close driving distance of the archetypal Provencal villages of Bonnieux (20km), Lacoste (20km), Menerbes (27km), Roussillon (17km) and Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes (25km), one of France’s Plus Beau Villages. Famous Avignon, the capital of Provence (60km), and Aix-en-Provence, (62km) one of France's most beautiful university towns, are just over an hour away.

Within the Luberon National Park the charming villages and beautiful scenery offer an ideal setting for hiking, cycling, and even kayaking along the Sorgue. Many of the idyllic hilltop villages have maintained their original features with castles, caves and historical artefacts to discover, including one of the most spectacular at La Tour d’Aigues (42km) which still has its dungeons. There are climbing opportunities near Buoux (10km), a tiny village with a castle not to be missed and now a mecca for rock-climbing.

The wine routes nearby are incredible whilst other more family friendly activities include horse-riding and tree-top activity centres nearby plus a zoo and model railway both within an hours drive.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon/Marseille

(50km/83km)

Nearest Train Station Apt SNCF/Avignon SNCF

(4km/40km)

Nearest Village Saignon

(2km/5mins drive)

Nearest Town/City APT

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant Saignon

(2km)

Nearest Supermarket Apt

(4km)

Nearest Golf Cargas - Saumane

(10km/50km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Saignon

(2km)

Nearest Tennis APT

(4km)

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: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

- Toys

Visit La Maison du Parc du Luberon (Apt)

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Children's books
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Table Football
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting 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
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property:

- Chef

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 €2000 paid on arrival and refunded at the end of your stay, subject to full damage inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes, except from November to end of April when fees are payable. Please enquire. Logs for the fire are provided free of charge.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels.
Pets welcome? One well behaved dog may be permitted, subject to prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
Other Ts and Cs The swimming pool is open 1st May to 15th October.
Minimum stay 1 week.
Smoking Allowed? No.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean for bookings of 2 weeks also included
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other special celebrations are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Guests will be required to sign a copy of the owner's rental terms before their arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 £2,791
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £3,489
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £5,442
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £3,489
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 £2,791
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,489
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 £5,442

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 €3,072
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €3,840
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €5,990
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €3,840
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 €3,072
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €3,840
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 €5,990

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 $3,483
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $4,354
Jun 29th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $6,792
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $4,354
Sep 28th 2019 - May 30th 2020 $3,483
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $4,354
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 $6,792

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property
Since 2009.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The house is in a dead end amid fields and woods. There is a real peacefulness and the view is beautiful.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
It was a place where wheat was grown. This farmhouse in old stones depended on the Abbey of Saint Eusebe.

Have you had any famous guests staying?
Yes, but it is a secret.

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