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Ideally located Provence home with private pool on 1 acre, for family + friends

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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
LAST MINUTE BOOKING SALE! July 28 - Aug 2 2018 (pro-rated), Aug 25 - Sept 1 2018 = 1950 euros (save 200 euros)! The Reading Nook is a charming, pleasant family home in traditional provencal mas-style, tucked away in the village of Fuveau 15 minutes south of Aix-en-Provence at the foot of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire and 25 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches. Set on 1 acre, it is a comfortable 4 bedrooms, with one extra (5th) room set aside as a playroom, and sleeps 8, with a daybed in the playroom for a 9th guest if required, and a sofabed in the lounge. The home is full of rustic character - hand carved post, wooden ceiling beams, pine doors, framed picture windows, and simply but tastefully decorated, with French quilts, Sanderson/Laura Ashley soft furnishings, Villeroy and Boch baths, Horus Victorian taps, Porcelanosa til... Read more
Listing #HL20521
About the Owner
Robert W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2007
Interaction with guests
Upon booking, our Booking Manager, who has lived in the area 15+ yrs, will be in contact with you, for directions, details on booking, Before you arrive, our on-site House Manager, who has been in the area 25+yrs, will be in contact to arrange key transfer. The House Manager can meet you at the home, or if unable to, will arrange easy key pick-up, and stop by the house afterwards, to make sure you are checked in, and have settled well. Our House Manager is available for help/informaiton, should you need, during your stay.
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

In countryside close to lovely Fuveau and 15km to Aix. Easy to get to towns in Southern France, close to motorways. Feels like home...well equipped and very comfortable. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank GoPlaces646862
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A group of us spent a memorable week-end here in September. The house is perfect!! Lovely outdoor seating/eating area, stunning pool area, with sooo much space. Would heartily recommend it for a family holiday - the house is so welcoming, you feel as though you...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Gill M
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great place to stay and relax. Had plans to spend every day touring Provence but that went out the window and we spent most of our time relaxing by the pool in the fabulous surroundings. Was perfect for our family of 2 adults and two...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank jameseD4063VB
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The original owner built the Reading Nook, and you will see his handiwork carved on the wooden porch post as you enter the house. The sunken living room and raised dining room are floored in limestone tiles, with French doors that open to the back yard. Both rooms are decorated with rose motif Laura Ashley curtains and the living room is stocked with books, mini-stereo, small TV and DVD player. By the fireplace in the living room there is a marbled hallway which houses all the videos and leads into a separate room that has been set up as a playroom, with its own French doors exiting to the back. The playroom has boardgames and some toys, plus a black iron-framed daybed that can used for separate sleeping facilities, if required. The dining room boasts an unique oak hutch built into the... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The house is NOT available for short celebrations with large parties. It is intended for families on a family vacation. It is NOT acceptable to add in additional people beyond...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    1 King
    5 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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  • Cleaning Fee: ₹ 8,097 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 48,579 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Check in is Saturday-Saturday. Check in at 4PM. Check out at 10AM. Deposit of 20% upon booking, which acts as confirmation. Full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Cleaning fee of 100 euros per booking and 600 euro security deposit - these will be added to your lodging charges. Short and extended long stays available except during summer high season.
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About the neighbourhood
Festivals: Aix-en-Provence is a favourite town of artists and writers. The summer cultural festival is full of life, music, theatre, dance and art. Different festivals throughout the year mean great vendors' booths (artisanal soaps, jewellery, antiques, etc.) gracing the streets of Cours Mirabeau in Aix with a grand event at Christmas time. In our little village Fuveau, the Foire St. Michel is held the 2nd week-end of September, where local artisans ply their hand-made ware and foods, while villagers dress in historic costumes to dance traditional provencal dances. The Foire occurs in conjunction with Fuveau’s international book festival where reknown international authors come to speak.
Getting around
Lots of brochures are at the house, to help you plan your touring activities. A rental car is recommended for the area, as it is suburban/semi-rural. A bus taking you directly into Aix is available on the main street conveniently across from the house - the bus hours are limited (does not run late into the night), but makes for a very easy a day trip into town or for older children who want to feel a bit more independent during their vacation.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Marseilles (Marignane): 40.0 km
Railway: TGV - Aix-en-Provence: 25.0 km
From Marseille (Marignane/Provence) Airport (34 minutes):
- Drive from D9 to Aix-en-Provence.
- Take Exit 1 onto D7.
- Get on D6 at Gardanne.
- Continue on D6, exit Fuveau.
- Turn right at exit onto D96.
- Continue under railroad bridge. Once sign to Fuveau town appears, prepare to turn RIGHT. Turn RIGHT at junction when left hand turn to Fuveau town appears. You will arrive at small T-junction. Left is to Chemin de Chenes. Right is to Chemin du Laouvas.
- Turn right onto Chemin du Laouvas (Louvas). House is first on left.
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From Nice Airport (1hr. 30 min):
- This route has tolls.
- Get on A8 from Av. René Couzinet and Bd Georges Pompidou/M6202
- Follow A8 to D96 in Châteauneuf-le-Rouge. Take exit 32 from A8
- Turn left onto D96 to Chemin des Laouvas in Fuveau. Continue under r...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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