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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Whilst the house lies in beautiful peaceful countryside, it is close to all amenities and within just under 10 minutes you are on the highways which take you to the beach, Marseille, Aix, the Camargue, the Luberon or the Côte d'Azur. This 4 bedroomed traditional Provençal house is with open beams, traditional fireplaces and terracotta floors. It has a large sitting room, a Provençal kitchen and is situated in a totally secluded area on 7 acres of hillside land with stunning views of the Chaine de l'Etoile national park and the famous Pilon du Roy. There is a large mature, secluded garden with surrounding pine forest and olive and almond grove. The house has its own beautiful tiled swimming pool surrounded by pine trees.

The village of Simiane (1,5 km) offers 2 traditional boulangeries, 2 pharmacies, 2 grocery shops, a butcher and the not to be missed pétanque area where the villagers play every day under the plain trees.

Take away pizza is available every evening on the main square.

The village of Mimet (4 Km.) is a small picturesque village on the top of a hill with a good restaurant with excellent views (the highest village in Provence) on the Mountain Sainte Victoire, painted hundred times by Cézanne.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Plage de l'Estaque 19 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marseille Provence 24 km, Nearest railway: Simiane Collongue 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

TV room

4 bedrooms (2 doubles upstairs + 1 twin and 1 double downstairs)

2 bathrooms upstairs (one with shower and wc, one with shower, bath and wc)

1 large bathroom downstairs with double sink, shower area and bath)

1 separate WC downstairs

Hammam (steam bath)

Spacious terrace for outside meals, connected to the kitchen and the living room

Further details outdoors

Swimming pool (10 m x 4 m ) with roman steps

Garden

Pétanque field

Additional meals area with summer kitchen near the swimming-pool.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival : local specialities, rosé de Provence, juices.

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region

Within just under 10 minutes you are on the highways which take you to the beach, Marseille, Aix, the Camargue, the Lubéron or the Côte d’Azur.

Not to be missed : Aix en Provence, Marseille, Mimet (highest village of Provence), Lubéron area(hiking) and the famous Calanques (coast), Mountain Sainte Victoire (painted hundred times by Cézanne), Mont Ventoux (Tour de France & bike trail).

Sailing lovers will have fun in l'Estaque, plage de Corbières, where you can rent boats and enjoy the Côte Bleue with its lovely fishermen's coves, beaches, local restaurants.

Aix En Provence

The village of Simiane (1,5 km) offers 2 traditional boulangeries, 2 pharmacies, 2 grocery shops, a butcher and the not to be missed pétanque area where the villagers play every day under the plain trees.

Take away pizza is available every evening on the main square.

2 International schools within 15 mn drive and International Lycée (public). Ideal base for a family gap year. Public transport (bus) and train (10 Mn to Aix en Provence, 14 mn to Marseille).

Great local market in the nearby town of Gardanne every Friday and Sunday morning.

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12 Nov 2013

5/5

"What a wonderful place to holiday."

My wife and I, together with our daughter, husband and their three young children, enjoyed a wonderful week at Le Mas du Philosophe at the end of July in 2013. We could not have asked anything more o… More

We hope to see you again in Provence, your lovely family is always welcome at le Mas du Philosophe.

21 Aug 2013

5/5

"Wonderful villa in such a peaceful and scenic location"

We stayed here for a week as a family of 4 and had more than enough space in this lovely villa. The location is very peaceful, with just the sound of the crickets, with a lovely view of the large fore… More

Thank you for your kind words, it was very nice to meet your family and we hope to see you again in Provence.

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:16 Sep 2014

Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French
  • Italian

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