The Chemin de Fontechaude Residence

provence, south of france
4 bedroom - 4 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€580 - €980 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

This exclusive property in the heart of Provence is within easy reach of shops and restaurants and suits a 1 or 2 family stay. Measuring 400sqm, with a heated pool and expansive gardens, the house is 2 km from the village of Maussane-Les-Alpilles. It has a full kitchen and family-sized dining area plus 4 stylish and spacious double bedrooms. Hidden amidst the vineyards, the house is a subtle blend of traditionalism and modernity. Elegantly furnished and decorated with quality materials, it includes 2 bright and spacious living rooms and 2 outdoor spaces dressed as a summer lounge. An iPod Desk and a Bose premium audio system are provided along with DVDs for kids. There is WiFi right through to the pool.

Why Kids Love it

There is plenty of space to run and play ball in the 3000 sqm gardens. The house is fully air conditioned and offers many spaces for each to relax and play. Kids can stay in one of the living room to watch TV on a big screen. The large heated pool is great through the summer and even in April or September. The petanque pitch is fun too. While toys are not provided, the location makes it easy with kids: you are 5-minute drive to the village and there are many path among fields to walk around. Local activities include horseback riding, tree climbing, mountain biking and trekking. Local tour operator Mas Amor runs multiple tours; the house manager can help arrange and book what you need. Fishing and golf are also popular and are around 10 minutes away.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days in low season, 5 days in mid-season (May and April), and 7 days Saturday-Saturday in peak season. Pets are not allowed. The house is safe for young kids and all childcare items are provided. Young children should supervised around the inside stairs to the mezzanine level, which are not gated, the glass coffee table and around any items of artwork, which should be moved above their reach. The heated pool has a protective shutter and is set away from the house. The house is fully air-conditioned.

About the Location

The residence is 2 km from the village of Maussane-Les-Alpilles in the heart of Provence, a 5-minute drive from the village center. It is hidden in the vineyards and fields in a quiet countryside location, but within walking distance from restaurants and shops in the village itself. It is a short drive from Manville, Avignon, Pont du Garde, Gordes, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. The Avignon TGV station is a 25-minute drive away and Marseille airport is a 45-minute drive away. Car rental is essential in this area.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom property includes 2 spacious living rooms, 2 terraces with dining areas, 4 bedrooms, all with kingsize or queen beds and ensuite bathrooms with shower and bath, and a mezzanine level with a sofa bed that can make up to another double bed or 2 single beds. There is a full gourmet kitchen with all modern appliances, and a family-sized dining area, plus an office space. Gardens include a heated pool (12x5m), pétanque pitch, lawns and seating areas.

Style Notes

Barefoot luxury. This beautiful new villa is sculpted with cubic shapes and soft colors and has been decorated by a famous designer. Designed to reflect the local colors and style, there is a thoughtful infusion of modern furnitures and traditional Provencal noble materials. Bedrooms are spacious and have all ensuite bathrooms; one terrace faces south over the pool and another faces west over the lavender field. We love the sensational views and the relaxed feel throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 king
1 queen
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Amelie C.
Member since October 15, 2015
I am in love with Provence. I love the blue of the sky, the heat in Summer, the cold in Winter..the food, the people..

1 review

Sutanuka L.
Visited in May 2017
Wonderful experience... what a lovely house... gorgeous location and so convenient to nearby places to visit. The pool was great too... Make sure you use the chef that they offer... she was amazing...

Provence, South of France

Markets, lavender and the cigale's song

It’s no wonder that Provence has inspired artists from Cézanne to Picasso with colors like these: purple fields of lavender, white horses in the Camargue and blue, blue skies in summer. Experience it like the locals by shopping for fresh figs and sunflowers in local markets, seeking out quiet beaches and swimming in lakes and rivers. From the Alps to the coast, the honey-coloured hilltop villages to the perfume fields of Grasse, and the simple pleasures of country living to luxurious enclaves and Michelin-starred restaurants, this corner of France is divine.