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Le Mas du Philosophe, Provence

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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Whilst the house lies in beautiful peaceful countryside, it is close to all amenities and within just under 10 minutes you are on the highways which take you to the beach, Marseille, Aix, the Camargue, the Luberon or the Côte d'Azur. This 5 bedroomed traditional Provençal house is with open beams, traditional fireplaces and terracotta floors. It has a large sitting room, a Provençal kitchen and is situated in a totally secluded area on 7 acres of hillside land with stunning views of the Chaine de l'Etoile national park and the famous Pilon du Roy. There is a large mature, secluded garden with surrounding pine forest and olive and almond grove. The house has its own beautiful tiled swimming pool surrounded by pine trees. The village of Simiane (1,5 km) offers 2 traditional boulangeries, ...Whilst the house lies in beautiful peaceful countryside, it is close to all amenities and within just under 10 minutes you are on the highways which take you to the beach, Marseille, Aix, the Camargue, the Luberon or the Côte d'Azur. This 5 bedroomed traditional Provençal house is with open beams, traditional fireplaces and terracotta floors. It has a large sitting room, a Provençal kitchen and is situated in a totally secluded area on 7 acres of hillside land with stunning views of the Chaine de l'Etoile national park and the famous Pilon du Roy. There is a large mature, secluded garden with surrounding pine forest and olive and almond grove. The house has its own beautiful tiled swimming pool surrounded by pine trees. The village of Simiane (1,5 km) offers 2 traditional boulangeries, 2 pharmacies, 2 grocery shops, a butcher and the not to be missed pétanque area where the villagers play every day under the plain trees. Take away pizza is available every evening on the main square. The village of Mimet (4 Km.) is a small picturesque village on the top of a hill with a good restaurant with excellent views (the highest village in Provence) on the Mountain Sainte Victoire, painted hundred times by Cézanne. More
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About the Owner
Francoise B
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

This lovely house on the hillside has everything you could possibly want. Elegantly furnished, it is comfortable and quiet, and has outside dining with beautiful views.Whether sitting on the terrace at breakfast or watching the sunset across the valley in the evening, it is so...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Christopher B
Mark P, VR Owner at Le Mas du Philosophe, Provence, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2014

Thank you very much, you are welcome again, Provence and our "Mas" will be ready for your next visit. You still have a lot to explore!.

Reviewed 12 November 2013

My wife and I, together with our daughter, husband and their three young children, enjoyed a wonderful week at Le Mas du Philosophe at the end of July in 2013. We could not have asked anything more of our holiday. The "house" is very inviting,...More

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank Geoff S
Mark P, VR Owner at Le Mas du Philosophe, Provence, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

We hope to see you again in Provence, your lovely family is always welcome at le Mas du Philosophe.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed here for a week as a family of 4 and had more than enough space in this lovely villa. The location is very peaceful, with just the sound of the crickets, with a lovely view of the large forest-like garden and the valley...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Stephanie H
Mark P, VR Owner at Le Mas du Philosophe, Provence, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

Thank you for your kind words, it was very nice to meet your family and we hope to see you again in Provence.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Pool Table
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Fireplace
Additional amenities & feature info
TV room 5 bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 single upstairs + 1 twin and 1 double downstairs) 2 bathrooms upstairs (one with shower and wc, one with shower, bath and wc) 1 large bathroom downstairs with double sink, shower area and bath) 1 separate WC downstairs Hammam (steam bath) Spacious terrace for outside meals, connected to the kitchen and the living room
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About the neighbourhood
The village of Simiane (1,5 km) offers 2 traditional boulangeries, 2 pharmacies, 2 grocery shops, a butcher and the not to be missed pétanque area where the villagers play every day under the plain trees. Take away pizza is available every evening on the main square. 2 International schools within 15 mn drive and International Lycée (public). Ideal base for a family gap year. Public transport (bus) and train (10 Mn to Aix en Provence, 14 mn to Marseille). Great local market in the nearby town of Gardanne every Friday and Sunday morning.
How to get there
Marseille Provence airport (20 mn) Aix en Provence TGV train station (20mn) Marseille Saint Charles train station (25mn) Paris TGV (fast train only 3 hours) to Aix TGV Car rental available at any airport/train station
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