Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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Villa Emmanuelle is an ideally located villa in Banon Provence with a private pool, fireplace and fantastic views over the beautiful Provence countryside. The villa is very centrally located in Provence between the Luberon National Park and Verdon National park. Banon is a beautiful medieval hilltop authentic Provence mountain village.
The villa is tastefully decorated in Provence character, with real fireplace, very large garden, large outdoor terrace areas and a private well maintained pool. The villa is spacious and bright with a real country fresh feel. Cathedral Ceilings with beautiful timber beams and a mezzanine looking over a very large living and dining area greet you. The villa has a covered terrace with a large second storey balcony.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cote d'Azur 120 km|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseille 100 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Architecturally designed and tastefully decorated in Provence character, the villa is luxuriously appointed. The villa is spacious and bright with a real country fresh feel. There are three bedrooms, one with full en suite, an additional bathroom and two additional WCs. Inside the villa you will find quality furniture, the living area has a real fireplace, mezzanine and cathedral ceilings with large supporting timber beams. The traditional large country kitchen is fully equipped and well stocked for all your needs.
The villa is fitted out with all mod cons you may require including complimentary high speed 8Mbit/s wireless broadband, a dual satellite system that receives both French, English and International TV with a range of News, children's, and music channels. In addition we provide quality entertainment equipment including flat screen stereo/hi-fi TV, a quality hi-fi system, and a Pioneer international DVD multiregional player – supported by a library of major movie DVDs.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the villa, you will find a very large garden, large outdoor terrace areas and a private well maintained pool that also has a removable security fence. The villa has a covered terrace with a large second storey balcony. There are two outdoor settings to enjoy on the main terrace and on the second storey balcony.
Near the pool you will find a large pergola giving shade during the peak summer months. You will also find barbecue facilities for those outdoor days by the pool. The house is fully secured for children with the pool being fully fenced (which is removable if there are no children). You will find a range of kids games including swings and sand pit. Kids playground area located within full view of the villa. The property is fully secured with lockable gate and fenced all around.
For adults and teenagers we have two mountains bikes which are available and included in the rental for riding along the fields of lavender, wheat and flowers.
We also provide a range of optional value added services at very affordable rates to make your holiday even more relaxing and enjoyable. These include babysitting, maid services, French lessons and home cooking services so you can enjoy home cooked traditional Provence meals right in the villa or by the pool.
* Pool is open April through to October
* Linen and towels (including pool towels) are included in the rates
* 2 hour detail clean included. General clean extra if required.
* To confirm the booking a 30% deposit is required. Balance is due six weeks prior to booking date.
* A addittional security deposit of 800 Euro is required at the start of stay and will be returned if the villa is undamaged.
* All utilities, taxes and charges included.October through to April electricity charges are not included (Timber for fireplace is included).
* We accept payment in Euro, GBP, US$ and Australian Dollar.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The villa is very centrally located in Banon Provence between the Luberon National Park and Verdon National park. It is located in the department of Alpes de haute Provence (or in English 'Lower Alpes in Provence'). The weather is moderate most the year round. This area is the authentic country life you imagine when thinking of Provence. It is not overun with tourists as are parts of Provence and retains its natural beauty. The outdoors definetly call whether its a walk or bike ride in the local forests, lavendar, wheat or poppy fields.
Spring in Alpes de haute Provence is when the colours of nature quite literally burst into blossom. This is the time and place for artists to be painting and drawing. The temperature is moderate about 15C-25C and the light is incredible (just ask Van Gogh!). Markets and festivals seem to sprout up everywhere and the pool will tempt on many days.
Summer is the busiest season for the area and it seems that people are all out and about the whole time. The weather is wonderful being in the lower Alps and rarely gets very hot (normally 28C - 35C) though still perfect for a dip in the pool.
Autumn (Fall) is my favourite season. You get a wonderful lingering warmth in the area and the colours of the area become breathtaking as leaf season begins - the colours that vary between a deep earth red, fluorescent yellow and deep green provide a soul building palate. Mid October, November is best for leaf season. Temperature is on average 15C-25C.
Winter is time to cosy up to the fireplace. While Banon lies below the snowline nonetheless there will be a number of blanket white days that turn the area into a Christmas wonderland. There are some close by skifields for the kids and amateur skiiers. More serious resorts can be got to in a day trip but take about two hours travel time. Average temperature is -2C - 15C.
Banon is a medieval hilltop village centrally located in Provence between the Lure and Ventoux mountains and between the Luberon National Park and the Verdon National Park - two of the most beautiful parks in France. Banon is authentic Provence in every way and is the perfect destination for food lovers, outdoor activities and landscape artists who value its natural and beautiful character. The village is a symphony of bright colours with expanses of lavender, poppy and wheat fields that fill the air with the unmistakable scents of Provence.
While there are numerous things to do we have tried here to give you a sample. Local activities include cycling, horse riding, mountain biking, mountaineering, paragliding, swimming, tennis, walking, writing, landscape painting, drawing, petanque, quad biking, hang gliding, hiking and walking in the fields and the woods.
There are many places to explore. Nearby you will find the medieval town of Forcalquier with its beautiful narrow streets, Simiane a world heritage listed village, and the very traditional Montsalier (where I was born pop. 63) with the three windmills on the climb to its ancient location. There are dozens of villages that will enthral with their deep history and beauty.
Easy Day trips would include visits to Avignon, Aix en Provence, Apt, Gorges du Verdon with the many lakes, Little Colourado Provencial (with its many sand colours), Gordes, Luberon National Park and Villages. Further afield day trips would include Saint Tropez, Calanques of Cassis, Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo, in fact all the Cote d'Azur, Nimes, Arles, Camargue, Parc du Mercantour, Marseille and the French Alps with the Ski fields.
The markets in the area are just wonderful. Almost everyday there will be some market with specialist ones by little villages, such as antique fairs, springing up all the time. Banon has a market in its town square on Tuesdays where you can find many of the local cheeses, olives, sausages, fruits and vegetables as well as a large variety of non food items. A short drive away two large markets occur on Mondays at Forcalquier and Saturdays at Apt. These markets are immense and the variety, colours and many traditional provencial products will keep you busy all day. Additionally you will find a numerous number of village markets to fill each day of the week.
Festivals in the area almost happen every other day of the week. From the Cheese Festival of Banon in late May to the Melon Festival in Cavillion and the almost month long immense theatre and dance festival in Avignon in July, you will find festivals along almost every theme from antiques, artisanale, apricots, farm equipment, the fire festival as well as many that simply celebrate the village.
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