The Italianate interior makes this house quite special and attractive. The pool, on an upper level, is in a lovely spot in a pretty garden. Make the most of the proximity of Aix.
This property consists of a substantial private villa in its own grounds of one hectare, in a countryside and woodland setting just 2km from the centre of the village of Venelles (all shops and services, supermarket, Saturday market, horse riding, tennis courts). It is conveniently located 10km north of Aix-en-Provence, an attractive and lively town of ‘a thousand fountains’ with a daily food market, a general market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (clothes, flowers, antiques), an antique book market on the first Sunday of each month, and many cultural festivals throughout the year.
There is a leisure lake for swimming at the Lac de Peyrolles (12km) with pedaloes, table tennis and beach volley ball. There are two 18 hole golf courses close to Aix. Many lovely walks can be taken around the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, made famous by Cézanne. There are beautiful beaches all along the Mediterranean coast with the closest in Marseille (42km), Carry-le-Rouet (51km), Sausset-les-Pins (56km), La Couronne (59km), Cassis (63km) and La Ciotat (65km). The Montagne Sainte Victoire (20km) has inspired many artists: Cézanne, Picasso, Kandinsky, and is a very popular place for walking and climbing, There are many theme parks around Aix for children such as Aquacity, OK Corral, the Zoo de la Barden.
The peaks of the La Croix de Provence (altitude 946m) command fantastic views and are reached 17km from the villa via a famous path, the "sentier des Venturiers" between Aix and Vauvenargues. The Pic des Mouches (altitude 1011m) and La Chapelle de St-Ser offer some of the most beautiful panoramas of Provence (both 37km away).
Living room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms with wc, 1 shower room with wc, 1 shower room, 5 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, linen for hire (15 Euros per person per week, 15 Euros per person for linen change), no cot, baby-sitting (subject to availability), end of rental cleaning charge (70 Euros), telephone, satellite TV, video, DVD, CD, 1 adult bike, barbecue, alarm