A lovingly restored Provencal bastide, of generous proportions in an idyllic setting.
Nestling in the hills above Aix-en-Provence, with stunning views of surrounding countryside, St Jerome has been lovingly restored by the present owners to offer the highest levels of comfort as well as a host of activities for a perfect holiday. Stunning gardens, with mature shade trees and original water fountains, surround the house providing many different aspects to relax, eat, or simply sit and enjoy a glass of wine.
Sympathetic renovation with meticulous attention to detail ensures the highest level of comfort and authenticity throughout. Accommodation is offered in five equally spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. A charming single bedroom lies beyond the master bedroom, ideal for a child. A stone flagged entrance hall leads to the Grand Salon and formal dining room. In addition there is a large, comfortable family room The fully equipped kitchen is for those that like entertaining. A barbecue is on the terrace overlooking the gardens, with stunning views and a shaded pergola making it a perfect place for a lazy lunch or dinner.
For the sports minded the 25m x 5m heated swimming pool and hard tennis court (complete with ball machine) are at the heart of activities on offer together with bicycles, table-tennis, table football and a boules court. The elegant Grand Salon has a Steinway grand piano for the musically minded.
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) in 5 bedrooms en-suite (2 bathroom & 3 shower room) + 1 sep WC
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 + ball machine, prepared boules ptitch, table tennis, table football, house bicycles.
Steinway Grand Piano by arrangement.
Staff: Resident gardiens/Housekeeper, gardener. Cooking by arrangement
Cost of let per week 2019: (electricity included) (pool heating** see important information)
(Oct 27/March 2)
(Mar 2/June 29 & Sep 21/Oct 26)
£6,000 (+ heating)
(June 29/Sep 21)
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)