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The Main House Get Lost in Provence

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La Colle: A Special Place for Special People
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Overview
Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Great award winning site for those who seek to retreat into the provence countryside. Ideal as a Winter sun break as well as a very popular Summer R&R destination (sold out every year). Ideal for couples traveling together, larger families and the more sophisticated traveler who expects more than a rental shell.

Main Description :
Enjoy sunshine, peace and tranquillity in this award winning historical country farm house located in 30 hectares (75 acres) of private parkland in the heart of Provence, with a pool overlooking the valley

This three-bedroom stone house is tucked away on a small hillside in the hamlet of La Colle in the heart of Provence. There are only three properties in La Colle, so guests can forget all the stress of city life and relax in a tranquil natural environment, filled with birdsong and the buzz of bees. La...
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Listing #HL41338
About the Owner
Rod C
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2007
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had a lovely, relaxing time at this accommodation. It is well appointed and comfortable. Visitors should be aware that the road in is a challenge and that is why the owner has made 4x4 vehicles available to cover the last stretch of road. They...More

Thank pc0565
Management response:Responded 13 August 2016

Thanks for your tips and suggestions I will make them an off season project. I'm so happy you had a great relaxing time. Thank you for coming hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 December 2013

We are two friends who stayed at The Main House for a week in September 2013. We loved our time there and did not want to leave. The access to the property via 4WD was quite do-able and added to the fun of staying there....More

Thank Suzanne O
Management response:Responded 2 December 2013

Thank you very much for your kind words and for coming to La Colle. I was very happy to help you as I am used to being in strange lands and a little local help is always of an assistance, especially as you both came...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Although Rod (the owner) gave us a 4x4 to drive the country road to the house, it was Okay to drive our own car (peugeot/308) in the high summer time. Also The house was seen to be centre to everywhere. It usually take 20 to...More

Thank Martinkcw
Amenities
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    2 Twins
    2 Queens
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: RM 2,356 / stay - Deposit
  • Exit cleaning: RM 413 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our prices as most French gites are based on Saturday to Saturday rentals it is inpossable* to break these in the high and peak seasons. If you wish to request rental periods other then weekly we can consider them in the shoulder or off season months.
We are now required to collect a 'Tax de Sejour' of 0.25€ per over 18 year old, per day stayed as a separate payment.
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About the neighbourhood
I have literally travelled the world and was nearly born in a plane, so new places and adventures are very familiar to me. Yet one of the main reasons why I am happy to tell you about this area and why I bought and established myself here was the sense of “a very laid back way of life”, yet with all that the modern world can offer at the same time. A sort of “sophisticated relaxation!” The principal town serving the area is Forcalquier where one will find all the necessary ingredients of such quality and variety that the preparation of a feast will become an immediate requirement. There are two supermarkets, and a host of small shops and businesses that will tempt your senses. Many of the products have been produced locally, tomatoes that taste like the real thing, local lamb that has been brought up organically on the prairies and pastures, and of course a vast selection of high quality cheeses and wines. However there are many small interesting villages and towns to discover. Throughout the summer almost every town presents some type of festival, show, concert, special event or a local fête. In addition, there are many interesting architectural sites to see within a thirty minute radius, from churches to monasteries, beautiful villages such as Lurs -a fully restored hilltop village full of artists- a lovely countryside and some spectacular nature landmarks
How to get there
By far the best way to get here at the moment depending on where you live is via Marseille Airport with its specialised budget airline terminal known as MP2. This hub now caters well for multiple European destinations as well as all the principle intercontinental hubs. Marseilles has the advantage of only being about 1hr.15mins from us by road The currant destinations supported directly from this airport are shown on MP2 own site shown here. http://www.mp2.aeroport.fr/index.php?page=vols_directs Easyjet (Linked car hire Europcar) Easyjet now has a permanent hub at Marseille airport MP2 and offers a great series of flights in. http://www.easyjet.com/en/book/index.asp British Airways http://www.britishairways.com/travel/globalgateway.jsp/global/public/en_ Ryan Air (Linked car hire Hertz) Ryan Air now has a permanent hub at Marseille airport MP2 and offers a great series of flights in. http://www.ryanair.ie/ Please note you could be adventurous and have a two centre holiday in different locations using MP2 as your cross over point i.e. Provence with us for a week and then on to Moroco for the next week retuning via MP2 to home. Other near Airports: If you can not get a flight direct to Marseille; try Nice or Nimes, or try one through London as it is a major hub to the rest of Europe. You can then pick up a good rental at say Budget, Europcar or Hertz and be here within 2.30 hrs approx. (from Nimes or Nice) rather than spending 3 - 4 times the time coming down from Paris. Road and Rail My research has shown that if you are coming from another continent or country outside mainland Europe i.e. the US or the UK you would be better off using a company like Easyjet, British Airways or Ryan Air hiring a car through say Europcar or Hertz ( you can get a good discounts) and then driving up from Marseilles. When I did a cost comparison driving from London to here for a family of 4 if you take all the costs including ware and tear on your vehicle the costs come out about the same. The advantage is that you can gain 2 extra days of relaxation and the low cost airlines are getting cheaper all the time.If you live on the continental mainland of Europe, a car drive is financially better but there are so many new budget carriers that this changes very quickly. Also if you are coming for say only a week then why get tired on a long car journey? After all you are going on holiday! In France between the 15th of July and the 15th of August is the French national summer holidays. These two periods are split roughly 50/50 into two weekly periods, therefore the first weekend near the 15th of July, the nearest weekend in the middle two weeks latter and the weekend nearest to the 15th August are signaled as RED heavy traffic. The first weekend going South, the second North and South and the third weekend going North.
Airport: Marseille MP2: 75.0 km
Railway: La Brillanne: 15.0 km
Ferry: Marseille or Calais: 80.0 km
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km
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