Mas de Fontchaude

  • Location Maussane Les Alpilles Villa - near St Remy de Provence, France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 4
 
 


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Located in a privileged setting in the countryside of the Alpilles, Mas de Fontchaude offers a beautiful balance of privacy and convenience. The house is surrounded by fields, with no neighbors and complete natural tranquility, yet still only 2.5 km from the lovely village of Maussane les Alpilles.

The property has just been spectacularly renovated, and offers impressive open views and direct access to the countryside and the Alpilles mountains.

With large windows and doors opening onto the terraces, the villa has an abundance of natural light. The ground floor is oversized in comparison to comparable 4 bedroom houses, as it comprises of 2 vast living rooms, a large fully equipped kitchen, an office and 3 bedrooms. In all, there are 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The renovation was finished to the finest detail, the inside is pristinely clean. The decoration is simultaneously modest, modern and warm.

The swimming pool area is ideal for adults and children alike - situated in front of the house - secured by an electric security cover, one can imagine spending hours in total relaxation. The garden is frequently full of flowers and so well taken care of by the owners. The private lavender field beside the swimming pool brings natural calm into the air.

While visiting Mas de Fontchaude, you'll find an abundance of activity in the region. Rent a bike and tour the back roads to Maussane village, les Baux de Provence, cafés and restaurants, and Roman ruins. This is a lovely locale for a Provence holiday at its best.



Amenities

Bedrooms

4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Italian Shower, sink, separate WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 4 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, separate WC). A/C.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, separate WC). A/C.

Inside

  • Air Conditioning throughout the house
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV, English Channels. Canal plus, Orange TV
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher, 2 Fridges
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 8 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 8 people
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Caretaker living nearby, in a different property
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair, please request
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels

Outside

  • Sun Loungers
  • Pergola
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 8 People
  • Gas Barbecue
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Lavender field besides the swimming pool
  • Private Parking
  • 2.5 km from Maussane village
  • Views on the Alpilles

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 12.5m x 4m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: The pool is very private, and surrounded by a flowered landscaped garden, taken care of by the owners.

Please note that pool heating works from April 1 to end of October.

Staff

On request:

Breakfasts can be provided as well as private chauffeur, massage service, bikes... Please inquire.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning as well as intermediate cleaning (3 hours) is included. Please ask for more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


 

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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Maussane Les Alpilles 2 KM 1.24 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Les Baux de Provence 6 KM 3.72 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Mouriès 6 KM 3.72 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info

 

Locale

Nestled at the foot of the Alpilles, Maussane is an agreeable village in the vallée des Baux surrounded by vast olive plantations and superb countryside.

Maussane les Alpilles - Church

Although Maussane was situated on the ancient Roman road linking Arles to Aix en Provence, only a few remains can be seen today. Maussane's history is linked to The Baux de Provence where its inhabitants sought refuge in times of war.

Maussane les Alpilles street

Maussane slowly gained independence and soon prospered thanks to its many springs and fertile farmland. In the 1830s, Maussane possessed more than 650 hectares of olive trees and no less than 12 windmills or "moulins à huile" used to make olive oil.

Maussane les Alpilles fountain

Today Maussane and its neighbour, Mouries are the most important olive oil producing areas in the country. The first stop on the "route de l'olivier", Maussane has more than 37,000 olive trees. Its two windmills continue to produce oil of exceptional quality.

Maussane les Alpilles - Maison typique

Do not leave Maussane without tasting this famous oil... to appreciate the taste simply drizzle a little on a piece of bread or on a small chunk of goat's cheese... accompanied by a slice of tomato you have a true "péché mignon"!

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Alpilles countryside, villages nearby, cafés and restaurants...

Little winding roads are famous for biking.

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Fontveille

Tuesday: Paradou

Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès

Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles

Friday: Fontveille

Local Restaurants
Arles
Eygalières
Les Baux de Provence
Maussane Les Alpilles
Mouriès
Saint Rémy de Provence

Within Walking distance
The quaint typical village of Maussane les Alpilles is just 20 minutes' walk.

Groceries
Small grocery shops in Maussane les Alpilles, larger shops in Saint Rémy de Provence, 10 minutes' drive.


 

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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:

info@OnlyProvence.com
+1 (404) 806-2278


 

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