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Slow Provence, Gorgeous 5 Bedroom House- Savor the Charm of Old Provence

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5 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
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PERFECT LOCATION, AMAZING SURROUNDINGS, STUNNING HOME..... From the moment you cross the threshold and enter the grand salon of this historical monument -- now our home, you're transported to a way of life rare to find anymore. The soaring beamed ceilings, the 7 foot wood burning fireplace greet you and your friends with warmth, charm and tres chic comfort. As you enter the grand salon and dining area, you'll rest in sumptuous sofas and chairs from Roche Bobois. Their collection Les Provinciales is rarely seen in the USA, but here in France it's a combination of comfort, ease and elegance. The large Samsung flat screen TV beams in programming from the BBC, NBC, and CNN. Tucked in a 'petit coin' just off the living room is a spectacular 3 story open atrium. Originally part of the barn str...PERFECT LOCATION, AMAZING SURROUNDINGS, STUNNING HOME..... From the moment you cross the threshold and enter the grand salon of this historical monument -- now our home, you're transported to a way of life rare to find anymore. The soaring beamed ceilings, the 7 foot wood burning fireplace greet you and your friends with warmth, charm and tres chic comfort. As you enter the grand salon and dining area, you'll rest in sumptuous sofas and chairs from Roche Bobois. Their collection Les Provinciales is rarely seen in the USA, but here in France it's a combination of comfort, ease and elegance. The large Samsung flat screen TV beams in programming from the BBC, NBC, and CNN. Tucked in a 'petit coin' just off the living room is a spectacular 3 story open atrium. Originally part of the barn structure, it's now housing a dramatic 7 foot long fountain, seating for coffee + petit dejeuner or on a warm summers' night a glass of cool rose under the stars. Glance skyward and you'll see the original beams which housed the various floors of the barn, including a hayloft. All that's left now is an open view of the non stop Provencal sky -- true blue. Why our home? Our village offers the best of artisanal experiences. Savor flavors that will take your breath away. Hike the hills of the Luberon, sample local goat cheese, visit olive oil artisans, and experience markets full of fresh flavors, foods and excitement. The vineyards tell the ever changing stories as seasons shift. Striking colors, flavors and the scents make our corner of Provence and particularly our village a memorable experience. If shopping is your hobby, everyday is a 'shop-ortunity' in Provence. Cultural visits to Avignon, Aix en Provence and Roman ruin are easily managed from our central location. Our home is the perfect respite from the stresses of the office and 'back home.' Featured in the French magazine; Maison et Decors, our home is an official historic monument. All aspects of its' appearance are under the watchful eye of our Mairie. After the French revolution, Ansouis remained 'loyal' to the royals. If you enjoyed the film 'A Good Year,' you'll find yourself walking in the footsteps of Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard as many scenes were filmed in neighboring villages. 'French Kiss' with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline shot several key scenes in a nearby vineyard. We have airconditioning systems on each floor of the house. The house decorated in casual chic. My culinary background and work for a former Food Network and current Michelin chef in the USA, means that our kitchen is fully loaded. It is perfect for cooking great meals with friends. ... 5 unique bedrooms, all with American size towels and 400+ thread count luxury linens. Need to be connected? We have satellite tv with CNN, CNBC, BBC, etc. We've installed a permanent 'internet' center with free DSL, and a USA laptop/keyboard. The laptop is Skype enabled for free calls 'skype to skype.' iPod docking stations and chargers. Wifi is free and password protected. You can directly work with a private chef whom will come to the house, or deliver prepared meals directly to the kitchen door. This is a big roomy house, with 3 levels, and lots of airy rooms, and high ceilings. King and Queen size (comfortable) beds. Nooks and alcoves to read, and nap in. There's plenty of private space for your group - so that friends and family aren't tripping over each other....... ...Upstairs there is a Large Roof terrace with outdoor dining and BBQ, and mini prep kitchen. Living room is superb, with a 7 foot wood burning fireplace!.... On the ground floor we have an small Private garden with breakfast table - the perfect place for your cafe creme and croissant with the blue Provencal sky peeking over you......inside there is large marble dining table for dinner parties. Ansouis (An-Swee) is officially classified as One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. Less than 45 minutes to Isle sur sorgue, 25 min to Aix en Provence, Apt, less than one hour to Cassis, Marseille, Avignon, and Arles. Day trip to the Camarque or Cote D'azur, visit the wineries at Chateauneuf du Pape and Cote du Rhone! Hike, Bike, Hot air balloon, visit boutique wineries, dine in the Michelin star restaurants which are in our Swimming? - Etang de la Bonde -- it's clear spring water, and a 5 minute drive from the house. Everything is here in our little village, and at night it's peaceful and quiet. You can walk 2 minutes to the new 'hot restaurant' La Closerie, where a certain author (his latest book was made into the feature film referenced above) dines regularly or drive 10 minutes to Lourmarin for a variety of dining - from cafe casual to Michelin star. It takes 30 seconds (if you walk really slowly) to get to our Boulangerie! The chocolate croissants are sinful. Our house is the perfect haven to de-stress, and immerse yourself in AUTHENTIC French village life. More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Amazing location in the heart of Provence - you drive up Boulevard Des Plantains and are transported back in time. All the amenities of home. We sipped wine on the rooftop deck, shopped at the local markets, took day trips to Avignon, Lourmarin, Isle Sur...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Mersini F
Management response:Responded 31 August 2017

Thanks and we're super happy that the house worked out for you, especially with 3 teenagers. And I know the heat wave was in full force and that the air-conditioning upstairs on the top floor kept your sons cool and comfortable -- at 70 degrees,...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

This beautiful five bedroom historic house is in a peaceful and calming setting. The location is amazing and allowed us many day trips within Provence. The weather was unseasonably hot, but we stayed cool with air-conditioning on the first and third floors and the master...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Connie G
Management response:Responded 27 August 2017

Thank you so much, and we're thrilled that you and your family (including the toddler) enjoyed the house. Yes, we installed super efficient air-conditioning systems on the top floor and you're right, it really keeps things cool. We truly strive to continually update and UPGRADE...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Just spent two marvelous nights at this incredible house. It was like stepping into another life experience -- the colors throughout the house reflected the colors and romance of Provence. The furnishings are unique -- and transform your stay into a one of a kind...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank mariateri
Management response:Responded 23 August 2017

Thanks so much for appreciating all of the passion, love and care we've put into this home (away from home) We'd love to see you again and are ready when you are for your next booking!

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing home,beautifully decorated with all the comforts of a home away from home . Walk to bakery bar and 5 star dining. Village nestled amongst grape orchards and fields of flowers .short drive to daily markets in neighboring town. What's not to like

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank TDKG2017
Management response:Responded 5 June 2017

THANKS AND WE so appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is Charm with a capital C. Every single detail is thought through to make your stay absolutely perfect. The house is very well equipped with everything you need or could want to have a true Provencal experience. Madame who is the owner has obviously...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Adrian_B_Leeds
Management response:Responded 5 June 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback! As an expert traveller and someone in the know on rentals and homes in France ~ your recommendation is so appreciated. You've "seen it all" and know what hosts need to provide, so again: Merci Beaucoup for your comments!...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Blender
Dryer
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Telephone
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental provide a workspace?YesNoUnsure
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