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The Main House Get Lost in Provence – Home 41338 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Main House Get Lost in Provence – Home 41338

Very Good Very Good – based on 8 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Great award winning site for those who seek to retreat into the provence countryside. Ideal as a Winter sun break as well as a very popular Summer R&R destination (sold out every year). Ideal for couples traveling together, larger families and the more sophisticated traveler who expects more than a rental shell.

Main Description :
Enjoy sunshine, peace and tranquillity in this award winning historical country farm house located in 30 hectares (75 acres) of private parkland in the heart of Provence, with a pool overlooking the valley

This three-bedroom stone house is tucked away on a small hillside in the hamlet of La Colle in the heart of Provence. There are only three properties in La Colle, so guests can forget all the stress of city life and relax in a tranquil natural environment, filled with birdsong and the buzz of bees. La Colle is surrounded in all directions by prairie, forest, lavender fields, and scented shrubs, overlooked by the 10x4.5 metre pool.

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Great award winning site for those who seek to retreat into the provence countryside. Ideal as a Winter sun break as well as a very popular Summer R&R destination (sold out every year). Ideal for couples traveling together, larger families and the more sophisticated traveler who expects more than a rental shell.

Main Description :
Enjoy sunshine, peace and tranquillity in this award winning historical country farm house located in 30 hectares (75 acres) of private parkland in the heart of Provence, with a pool overlooking the valley

This three-bedroom stone house is tucked away on a small hillside in the hamlet of La Colle in the heart of Provence. There are only three properties in La Colle, so guests can forget all the stress of city life and relax in a tranquil natural environment, filled with birdsong and the buzz of bees. La Colle is surrounded in all directions by prairie, forest, lavender fields, and scented shrubs, overlooked by the 10x4.5 metre pool.

La Colle was built over 400 hundred years ago, and is an excellent example of a traditional Provençal farmhouse. The same owner also runs the neighbouring gîte, Galileo, which has received the coveted Five Globes Award from World One Call, a private holiday referral service, which gives an excellent indication about the quality of this property and it has received 4 golden Olives on it's own account.

As the property is accessed by a narrow country lane, it is not recommended that guests bring sports cars or caravans see main European site for details.

Location description from owner

The Provence region

I’ve loved everything visual and creative all my life and having spent the greater part of it in creative advertising and marketing; therefore I know what pleases the eye.

In this region you can venture out in any direction of the compass and find things to be visually excited. Yet you can also be encapsulated by moods or enveloped by tastes or just seep down into the pleasure of relaxation at a pace of life “sans stress”.

Generally the South East of France is one of the highest areas of constant sunshine in Europe, which is why people love it and it's lifestyle.

From our spot you can range out in any direction and within a short drive get to the coast, discover the ancient cities of Aix en Provence, Avignon or Marseille. Roll through undisturbed countryside, visit huge lakes, wander through the Southern Alpes or just cool out in you own hidden domain of La Colle

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I have literally travelled the world and was nearly born in a plane, so new places and adventures are very familiar to me. Yet one of the main reasons why I am happy to tell you about this area and why I bought and established myself here was the sense of “a very laid back way of life”, yet with all that the modern world can offer at the same time. A sort of “sophisticated relaxation!”

The principal town serving the area is Forcalquier where one will find all the necessary ingredients of such quality and variety that the preparation of a feast will become an immediate requirement. There are two supermarkets, and a host of small shops and businesses that will tempt your senses. Many of the products have been produced locally, tomatoes that taste like the real thing, local lamb that has been brought up organically on the prairies and pastures, and of course a vast selection of high quality cheeses and wines.

However there are many small interesting villages and towns to discover. Throughout the summer almost every town presents some type of festival, show, concert, special event or a local fête. In addition, there are many interesting architectural sites to see within a thirty minute radius, from churches to monasteries, beautiful villages such as Lurs -a fully restored hilltop village full of artists- a lovely countryside and some spectacular nature landmarks

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Rod C
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
04 Dec 2016
Years listed:
9
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Nov 2007. Located in Forcalquier, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £1013 to £1352.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Dec 2016.

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“An Idyllic Provencal Escape”

Reviewed 31 Jan 2013

My husband, my 18 month old daughter and my in laws travelled to this beautiful place in September for a last taste of sunshine before our move to Canada. What a little piece of heaven. We were lucky in that we had the entire place to ourselves. It's remoteness added to its appeal and we felt we had the best of both worlds. We managed to see and do many of the things in the area and the only difficulty was deciding whether to explore another beautiful part of the countryside or spend the day relaxing by the pool. There is plenty to keep you busy should you decide to hibernate, with a little library, great children's games and toys for our little toddler, wi fi, tv etc. On that note I would like to say how accommodating Rod was with regards to our little one. He arranged for all the baby gear to be shifted to the Main House for our use. We didn't need to worry about a high chair, cot or toys. Anyone travelling with littlies knows what a difference this makes. There are also some lovely walks in the area and you do feel completely away from it all. We met Bob who lives on the property and we had some wonderful discussions and really enjoyed his company. He has a wealth of knowledge. Access to the property does require a bit of an adventurous spirit but we certainly did not let it ruin our trip and saw quite a bit of wildlife whilst driving back and forth. If you want to party on the town every night then I wouldn't recommend it but if you want a little place where you can relax in the peace and quiet, enjoy the sounds of nature at night and feel away from the hustle and bustle of city life then this is a great choice. I remember our time there with such fond memories and only wish the time hadn't passed so quickly.

Thanks very much for your kind words. I am glade that you were able to relax so much after the stress of preparing the move to Canada, especially with a new little one. Having raised my youngest here from two years old, I fully understand parents needs and many families have found this to have been an advantage to them. I have now bought two car seats for the main family vehicle so that it will help during any transfers if the 4×4 is used. Just another little detail which could help. Wishing you the best with your new life.

“Beautiful house in nspoilt wild Provence with amazing views close to nature”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2013

I took my family here from North Scotland in August. Not being put off by the loan of a 4x4 to access the beautiful house, we set off along a typical rural french hill track, spotting Roe Deer, Rabbits and Jays in the fields and oak forests along the way. It was a great adventure for my two little girls aged 6 and 4. We spent our days lazing by the gorgeous swimming pool watching birds of prey soaring or flocks of bee eaters flitting overhead. We took day trips to the surrounding area to see Roman remains, parks andGeological museums. We went kayaking and boating and had a wonderful time. The house has a great vaulted ceiling livingroom which remained cool through the very hot days and our kids loved to play in here when it got too hot. It was a beautiful room to have. Of course the house had all the trimmings of a modern house in the way of internet and flat screen tv but wanting to be really away from all the modern things, we never switched them on! The house was very comfortable and had everything in it that we could possibly want. We had a nice little hamper when we arrived from the owner and a lovely bottle of wine which went down very well watching the sunset over an amazing panorama. I would really recommend this to people who have a spirit of adventure (just a little is required), for people who understand and love the countryside and all that comes with being in the real countryside. People who like wildlife and stunning views of scots pine and oak forests on mountains as far as you can see. There is a chance of seeing wild boar and deer as well as a multitude of other creatures. Go on do it!!

Thanks for being a guest that understands the purpose of putting a quality property in the middle of nowhere, yet is still accessible to all that Provence has to offer, from impressive cities to vast lakes. The step through the doorway needs, as you say, just a little courage but once taken becomes a natural path. A path that can reward you with outstanding beauty plus a chance to wind down and resource. For those of us that are high performers this is especially valuable.

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