Nestling in the hills above Aix-en-Provence, St Jerome offers gracious living and a host of activities for a perfect holiday. Set within extensive grounds with mature gardens and elegant trees, this historic house was once a centre of silk production. From the hill by the old windmill are uninterrupted views to the Alps in the east, historic Aix (38k) and Mont St Victoire to the south. Less than one hour from Marseille airport (67km).
Meticulous attention to detail, through to the stone floors and stunning Salle des Jeux (where signs of silk production are still evident in the walls) ensure easy living. Spacious and comfortable Grand Salon with a Steinway grand piano for the musically minded, leads into the dining room and onto the very well equipped kitchen. The grand terrace has pergola shaded summer dining, with views over the gardens to the hills beyond whilst throughout the property are quiet spaces to relax.
Accommodation is offered in five generously proportioned bedrooms all with excellent en-suite facilities. A further charming single bedroom beyond the master bedroom/bathroom is useful for a little one.
The heated swimming pool (25m x 5m) will keep serious swimmers happy with a shallow “beach” for younger guests. The tennis court is equipped with a ball machine for those keen to work on their game. In the summer there is copious lavender and fruit which guests are encouraged to pick, as well as fresh eggs.
To give you some feedback on the property, I would say that it exceeded our expectations based on the photographs. The standard of decor throughout was to the highest standard. The plentiful supply of towels was much appreciated. Cathy, who is the main contact, was not only great fun but extremely conscientious in making sure we had all we needed. We would certainly look to rent this property again (if we can’t buy it!)
Sleeps a maximum of 10 people (+ 1 occasional)
Bedroom 1: Double bed – up step to
+ ensuite large shower room (stone feature basin + WC + step into separate shower unit)
Bedroom 4: Master suite / king doublebed + up 3 steps to large dressing room
+ bathroom ( basins x 2, self standing bath with shower + sep WC + sep shower unit)
Single bedded room (attached to master suite / not offered separately)
Bedroom 5: twin bedroom
+ ensuite shower room: (basin + WC +/ small step into sep shower)
Bedroom 2: double small step up to
+ ensuite shower room: (basin +WC + separate wet-room shower),
Bedroom 3: twinbedded up 2 steps to
+ ensuite bathroom (basin + WC + self-standing bath with hand shower).
Wi-Fi, swimming pool 25m x 5m with pool heating, (pool heating** see important information) tennis court, prepared boules ptitch, table tennis, house bicycles.
Steinway Grand Piano by arrangement.
Staff: Resident gardiens/Housekeeper, gardener. Cooking by arrangement
Cost of let per week 2018: (electricity included) (pool heating** see important information)
(Oct 28/March 3)
(Mar 3/June 30 & Sep 22/Oct 27)
£6,000 (+ heating)
(June 30/Sep 22)
Christmas & New Year by arrangement
Off-road cycling can be spectacular in this area.
Market towns :La Motte d’Aigue (4km + Lac de la Bonde), 5km Grambois (pharmacy, shops), 13km Cucuron (market town, restaurants, cafes, bank) , 14km Pertuis (bank, hospital), 21km Lourmarin (Chateau, Fri market town, bank, restaurants, shops), 23km Manosque (local hospital + station), 38km Aix en Provence (TGV / July music festival, Saturday market), 67km Marseille (Marignane Provence international airport + main hospital), 84km Avignon (airport + TGV), 213km Nice (international airport)