Large luxurious house in a 'lost in time' hill-top Provencial village

House in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
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Description

As you step onto the flagstone floors of this 400 year old ‘Maison de Maitre’ you’re immediately aware of history and luxury.

From the vaulted hall you enter into a stylish living/dining room which is separated by an archway from the very large and well-equipped kitchen.

Both have access to the charming courtyard (great for outdoor eating and use of the barbecue) which leads into the walled garden. In this oasis of relative calm you sunbathe on the terrace, find shade under the fig or apricot tree or take a dip in the roman-basin style pool.

Throughout the house, the décor is simple and stylish with the original features having been carefully restored with local materials in authentic Provencal style.

Each of the five double bedrooms is very light and airy, and has its own private bathroom with power shower, solid brass fittings and hand made basins (by the master potter next door). Each of the rooms can be made up with single or super-king-sized double beds. Air-conditioning is fitted to the two front bedrooms where the sun is it's most intense all day long.

The kitchen on the ground floor has been designed with communal cooking in mind … it has six meters of work surface, two spanish-stone sinks, and a ‘La Canche’ five burner piano style gas cooker.

There are two terraces ... one just outside the kitchen, the other at the end of the garden. Clients normally eat all their meals outside; at breakfast the air is beautifully fresh (before the Mediterranean sun becomes intense) and the evenings are wonderfully long and balmy. There is a fig and apricot tree in the garden which offer good shade for those that seek it, and delicious fruit when the season is right. There are six luxury loungers around the pool.

On our YouTube channel, ‘LaMaisonduFaiencier’ you can see and hear what eleven of our previous international client groups (most with children) thought of the property and area, plus a 3 minute photo montage of the house, garden and pool.

Location

Address: La Maison du Faiencier, Place de la Liberation
Zip/Postal Code: 83
Latitude/Longitude: 44 / 6
Nearest airportMarseille60 minutes
Nearest bar / pub2 minutes
Nearest beachGorge du Verdon20 minutes
Nearest boulangerie3 minutes
Nearest doctor5 minutes
Nearest ferry portMarseille60 minutes
Nearest market1 minutes
Nearest restaurant3 minutes
Nearest river20 minutes
Nearest supermarket3 minutes
Nearest train stationAix-en-Provence45 minutes

Directions

Communications are great. The village is just twenty minutes north of the town of Saint-Maximin-Sainte-Baume on the A8 motorway which runs across the south of France from northern Italy to Spain. And within 60 minutes drive there are two international airports and the TGV rail line to Paris.

Neighborhood

The house is situated on the main ‘Place’, at the very heart of this small but active and very authentically French village. Across from the house is the local boulangerie, boucherie, bar, corner shop and restaurant. Five minutes walk away is a pharmacy, boules and tennis court, and park with a dedicated children’s play area.
Parking is plentiful and free just around the corner from the property.
They say in the tourist offices here that the area is 'blest' with sunshine 300 days a year. It’s not true. It’s more than that.
The village of Varages (famous for it’s production of ‘Faiencier’ i.e. fine pottery) is in the middle of the diverse attractions of this part of Provence. Go north for 20 minutes and you find the ‘Gorges du Verdon’ ... Europe’s Grand Canyon: 25 kilometers of lakes and rivers. Go south and you have the sophistication of the Cote D’Azur … St Tropez, Cassie, Cannes etc. Out west is Aix-en-Provence, said to be the most beautiful city in Europe and all around the village are endless olive groves and vineyards dotted with lost-in-time medieval villages.

Accommodation, facilities, utilities

All properties
House , 300 sq. m.
Bedroom(s)
5 Bedroom(s), 10 Sleeps
Cots: 2
Double bedrooms: 5
Double bedrooms en-suite: 5
Put-up beds: 2
Bathroom(s)
5 Bathroom(s)
Baths: 1
Showers: 4
Toilets: 6
Wash basins: 6
View
Village views
Holiday type
Activity holidays
Beach holidays
Family holidays
Golf holidays
Mountain holidays
Romantic holidays
Rural holidays
Rustic holidays
Board
Self catering
Access
Off-road parking
Stairs
Parking
30 Cars
On street
Energy
A B C D E F G
Utilities
Air Conditioning
Broadband Internet
General facilities
Garden
Garden furniture
High speed internet
Parking
WiFi
Indoor facilities
Air conditioning
CD Player
Central heating
Coffee Maker
Dishwasher
DVD Player
Fridge
Fridge freezer
Iron and Board
Microwave
TV
Washing machine
Outdoor facilities
BBQ
Swimming pool (private)
Terrace
Services
Beach towels provided
Cleaning extra
Towels extra
Weekly clean inclusive
Local activities
Boating
Boule
Canoeing
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse riding
Swimming
Tennis
Walking
Water skiing
Watersports
Other activities
Boating (20 minutes)
Boule (5 minutes)
Canoeing (20 minutes)
Climbing (20 minutes)
Cycling (3 minutes)
Fishing (30 minutes)
Golf (35 minutes)
Horse riding (35 minutes)
Pedaloes (20 minutes)
Swimming (20 minutes)
Tennis (10 minutes)
Watersports (20 minutes)

Availability

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary £440 £3,036 - 7 Nights -
04-Jul-2020 - 30-Sep-2020 All seasons £440 -£3,036 -7 NightsSat - Sat

Add-ons

 Addon typePriceCharge type
AnimalMandatory £26.40One time

Policies

Check in: 17:00 / Check out: 10:00
There is an end-of-stay cleaning charge of €185.00
La Maison du Faiencier

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation
Formal confirmation of your booking will be by signed letter from La Maison du Faiencier. This letter will be sent to you on our receipt of 1) the completed Booking Form and 2) the Rental Deposit.

It is understood that the person making the booking acts on behalf of all the members of the party.

Rental Deposit
The Rental Deposit is 30% of the full rental payment due. It is non-refundable.

Balance of Payment
The Balance of Payment is the full rental payment due for the entire rental period less the Rental Deposit if this has already been paid. The Balance of Payment is paid not less than 8 weeks before the start date of the rental period.

Security Deposit
The Security Deposit for the property is €1000. This is also paid in full not less than 8 weeks before the start date of the rental period. It will be repaid in full (or in part, subject to any reasonable cost of necessary repairs or replacements or connected administrative costs) no later than 14 days after the end of the rental period. The Security Deposit will not, in any way, limit your liability to us.

Non Payment
If the Balance of Payment and the Security Deposit are not paid by the stated times, we shall be entitled to cancel your booking and retain the Rental Deposit, without prejudice to our claim for cancellation charges.

Bookings made within a period of 8 weeks
For reservations made within an 8 week period of the start date of the rental period, the Rental Deposit, Balance of Payment and the Security Deposit will all be paid at the same time as the Booking Form is sent.

Cancellation
Any cancellation should be made in writing (a hard copy signed letter sent by post to the address in Varages) and will be effective from the date and time that it is received. The ‘start date of the rental period’ will be taken to mean 5pm (local time) on the stated first day of the rental period.

Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the start date of the rental period will incur a charge of 30% of the full rental payment ie the Rental Deposit. Cancellation less than 8 weeks before the start date of the rental period will incur a charge of the total cost of the holiday less the Security Deposit (if already paid). In such a situation we will market the rental period again and if we receive an equivalent booking which replaces your cancelled reservation we will refund the full cost.

Client responsibility
As a client you agree to let only the people named on the Booking Form reside at La Maison du Faïencier. The Booking Form can be altered any time up until the start date of the rental period.

The maximum number of people residing at the property is 10.

You undertake to inform us, at the time of the occurrence and at the end of your stay, of any losses, damaged items or damage to the property. This allows us the maximum amount of time to put the problem right before the following clients take up residence.

You undertake to pay us for any loss or damage incurred in connection with your holiday at La Maison du Faïencier.

You agree to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the property and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. Although a final clean is included in our prices, we reserve the right to deduct from the Security Deposit the costs of any additional cleaning if you leave the property, in our reasonable opinion, in an unacceptable condition.

You also agree not to act in any way which would cause disturbance or annoyance to those resident in neighbouring properties.

You agree that no smoking is allowed anywhere in the house.

You agree to us watering the garden and maintaining the swimming pool on a regular bases. This is done, usually, every other day. The time when this is done can be arranged to be when it is most convenient for all concerned. This is usually early in the morning before any clients are up and about.

If your stay is longer than one week the owners require, ideally during the morning of the middle Saturday(s), a 2 hour slot to bring in a team to do an ‘interim clean’ of the kitchen, bedrooms (plus change of linen) and bathrooms. This is at the owners expense.

Our responsibility
We accept responsibility (without prejudice to any defence available to us by law) for any personal injury or death sustained by you, or any member of your party specified on the Booking Form, as a direct result of our negligence or the negligence of anyone employed by us, acting in the course of their work. Otherwise we shall not be liable for any other loss or damage howsoever caused.

We do not accept liability for happenings or actions outside our reasonable control such as (but not limited to) the breakdown of domestic appliances, the swimming pool or electrical equipment, plumbing, strikes, temporary invasion of pests or other events amounting to force majeure.

We will do what is reasonable to ensure that La Maison du Faïencier and its facilities are as described in any descriptive brochure and on the internet website.

Under no circumstances shall our liability to you exceed the amount paid to us for the rental period.

We reserve the right in our absolute discretion (if we consider you or any member of your party unfit to occupy the property or generally to protect the property and its contents) to refuse you or any member of your party admission to the property and/or require you or any member of your party to leave the property (within one hour’s notice) at any stage of your holiday

Heating
The house, which is available for rental all year round, has full gas central heating. The cost of using the heating is additional to the full rental payment.

Arrival and Departure
The property is available from 5.00 pm (local time) on the first day of the rental period and it would be greatly appreciated if collection of the keys was not later than 7.30 pm.

Departure from the property on the final Saturday is by 10.00 am (local time) to enable the house, garden and pool to be fully prepared for the following clients. If this is not adhered to we reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to charge a full extra day's rental and deduct such sum from the Security Deposit.

Personal insurance
Clients are urged to arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party's personal belongings and public liability.

Update 2019
Security deposit
€1000.00
Suitability
Pets: Some pets, please enquire
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Elderly or infirm: Yes
Wheelchair: No
Adults only: No

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