Sous les chênes
sleeps 17/18; 9 bedrooms
6 bathrooms en suite
2 separate bathrooms;10 WC
- Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, electric hob, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, electric oven, mw oven, American fridge…)
- Attic with laundry (washing machine, dryer, iron and board)
- Satellite TV CD & DVD players wireless Internet connection
- Games room in separate building: Billiard & pin-ball machine
- Pizza oven at pool level
- Swimming pool (13m) is accessible with steps. Electric protective cover
- Shared tennis court, that can be private on request
- Pets not allowed Not suitable for infirm Wheelchair inaccessible Child friendly
- Car necessary No bus stop
The guardians live in a separate part of the building
Vacation Property Details
This property of unusual charm has been created in a former 11th century monastery. It is situated in a rural location in the south of the Pays d’Aix, 12 kilometres from the centre of Aix en Provence. Also within a short drive is the beautiful Jardin d'Albertas and, at Valabre, the famous Pavilion de Chasse du Roi René
The main house offers a living area of approximately 900m2. Next to the main part of the house is a large barn suitable for functions and including a billiard and games room, with pinball machine, sound system and sofas for relaxing. Close to this is an 11th century chapel and, approximately 200 metres away, is a shared tennis court (which can be private on request) To one side of the house, on a slightly lower level, is the swimming pool (13 metres), with protective cover for the safety of young children. At this pool level there is a covered area, housing a fridge, changing room and WC.
The living area, which occupies all the ground floor, consists in vaulted rooms whose austerity has deliberately been conserved by the owner during the restoration of the building. Very thick walls and stone flagged floors, keep the rooms cool during the summer months. Stone archways connect the various living and dining areas and there is a huge old stone fireplace in the main living room. The kitchen is not large but very well equipped and opens up to a large shaded terrace overlooking the swimming pool, where there are two large teak dining tables and chairs for dining outdoors. The rooms are furnished and decorated to a particularly high standard with antiques gathered in Asia.
Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Living room with fireplace. Small sitting room. Dining room. Library/TV room. Guest WC. Well equipped kitchen, including dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine and toaster.
First Floor: Large master bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom (bath, shower, double basin and separate WC). Double bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom French double bedroom (1.40m). Separate bathroom with tub and WC.
Second Floor: Double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Double bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room. Twin/double bedroom with en-suite shower behind a glass wall. 2 twin bedrooms share the same separate bathroom. Separate WC.
Distances: Aix en Provence 12 kms A supermarket and shopping centre are just a few minutes away with butcher, bake, vegetable and wine shops, etc… Marseille 20 minutes drive Aix en Provence TGV: 15mn Marseille-Provence Airport: 25mn Market days in Aix : Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday morning Avignon: 1.15h Aix Lyric Festival: July Piano Festival in La Roque d’Antheron: August First Tee: 10mn Hiking: 10mn
This villa is particularly suitable for multigenerational family holidays... Lot of space, lot of sun and lot of shade, to relax, reading or dreaming... The most elegant and lively city of France, Aix en Provence, is not far away, which is perfect, especially for teenagers!
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