FR131 – La Chesneraie REF: FR131

The romantic dream of an extravagant Italian. A house of infinite promises.

Sophisticated, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Perfect for a special gathering or a quiet relaxing stay at all times of year. The driveway through oak and pine forest, gives no hint of the ivy covered chateau at the top of the hill.

Set in landscaped grounds and perfectly placed for exploring Aix en Provence (3km), a city of historic importance and culture; the surrounding countryside and villages of the Bouches du Rhone. Only 31km from Marseille airport.

The Grand Salon with picture windows and extensive views offers great comfort; a library and a study give quiet privacy.  Choice of formal or intimate dining rooms is complemented by the Summer dining terrace and well equipped kitchens. Spacious, light filled suites on all four floors.  Two ground floor bedrooms have independent entrances.  Open fireplaces and excellent house heating ensures year-round comfort.

Within the lawned garden, with gated entrance and railings festooned by white roses, the elegant Swimming pool (15m x 4.5m x1.5m depth) with infinity end, creating water cascade to lower bassin, has pool heating offered and is open all year round.

Customer Review

I just wanted to thank you all at PPA for providing my family, our guests and me with such an excellent house, near Aix, in August. We could not have had a better time nor been better looked after by Christian, Marie-Rose, and David, the chef. The house was more than comfortable, the garden and pool superb, and with tennis, shops and restaurants nearby we did not want for anything. And of course Tarquin and Indie, the two lovable Labradors, were the icing on the cake! Would you please pass on our thanks to the Owner for making her house available.




First Floor: have own sitting room and small kitchen
(1) Twinbedded or double  + ensuite bathroom (bath with shower over + handheld shr, basinx2, WC)
(2) Double bedded + ensuite bathroom (bath/shower, basin, WC)

Second Floor: have own sitting room and small kitchen
(3) Master Suite: Double bedded + ensuite bathroom (bath, large walk in shower, WC)
+ dressing room
(4) Master Suite: Double bedded + bathroom (shower, basin,WC)
Tower shower room (shower, basin, WC)
Turqoise Bathroom ( bath/shr over, basin, WC) bathroom for:

Third Floor: not suitable for children. Sitting room with access to the roof terrace.
(5) Double bedded + sitting room

Ground Floor: exterior access to each bedroom only (not suitable for young children)
(6) Twin bedded /poss double + bathroom (bath/shr over, basin, WC)
(7) Doublebedded + terrace + bathroom (bath/shr over, basin, WC)





Internet, broadband, WiFi (not everywhere) + compatible cable attached to house WIFI

TV, DVD, SKY TV (inc full sports package), Canal Satellite and canal plus, video, CD + TV

Swimming pool 15m x 4.5m x 1.50m depth throughout with pool heating (pool heating** see important information)+ pavilion, barbecue, boules.  Treadmill and excercise equipment.



Resident gardiens, housekeeper/part-time maid, gardener. *Chef included in High Season, by arrangement in Mid and Low Season.


Cost of let per week 2019: (inclusive of electricity) (pool heating** see important information)

Low Season

(Oct 6/Mar 2)


Mid Season

(Mar 2/June 1 & Sept 7/Oct 5)


High Season

(June 1/Sept 7)

£8,900 chef included

Christmas & New Year constitutes Mid Season

Mid & Low Season short stays by arrangement. 


Activities nearby

Tennis & many excellent golf courses nearby.

Excellent Set Golf International course (6km), Mt St Victoire Golf Club (15km) & 25km Marseille Golf. TGV station of Aix les Milles 12mins drive. Attractive port & fish restaurants of Cassis (45km), Toulon (81km + TGV).Airports at Marseille (31km), Avignon (82km + TGV), Nimes (107km) & Nice (176km)

Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 7

Bath/Shower room(s) 8

Price (min) £6,500

Price (max) £8,900

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