Name: La Bastide La Valentine
If you dream of the perfect luxury villa in Provence, you would be hard pushed to find something more idyllic than La Bastide La Valentine.
Based just 10 minutes from downtown of Aix-en-Provence, 30 minutes from Marseille and it’s airport and just over an hour from the buzz of St Tropez, La Bastide La Valentine couldn’t be more perfectly located as an escape not far from civilization. Nearby fine wineries (Damien will help you rent a minibus if you would like to enjoy the wine without having to worry about getting home!), country walks and provincial villages will tempt you, but you may well be tempted not to leave the beautiful grounds of your new home.
This charismatic white washed La Bastide La Valentine with its Provencal style red roof sits in 3.5 acres of lawns and woodland backing onto more Provincial fields – it is almost as if you have stepped into a Van Gogh. This 19th century Villa is contemporary inside, mixing whites with natural stones, and outside the pool (heated for the summer) will tempt you in.
Large south-facing windows open to the east and west, invite in the magical Provencal sun, giving a feeling of joy and well-being to each moment of the day.
On the first floor, the living spaces include: a large living room with a pool table and a foosball table and a dining room with a large extendable table capable of seating up to 12. The kitchen, all stainless steel and equipped with high-end appliances ready to welcome even the best chefs, will help you rediscover the joy of cooking, even during your vacation! It’s spacious enough to share special moments in the kitchen with your family or friends.
Each bedroom in La Bastide has its unique story to tell and a character all its own. Corrine, La Bastide’s own interior designer, searched far and wide to fill each space with little treasures for you to discover. The warm interiors, made of wood, stone and traditional Provencal red tiles invite daydreaming and lazy afternoons.
To maximize privacy, the bedrooms are spread out on different floors and areas of the house. On the first floor you’ll find two bedrooms with private baths, and on the second floor there are four bedrooms: two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and in another wing, two bedrooms with a shared bath and private toilets.
Terrace & Pool
A beautiful, shady terrace looks out into a spacious garden where you can play ping-pong and children are free to roam. Comfortable lounge chairs by the pool invite relaxation. A large, comfortable outdoor table and a barbeque grill beckons you to enjoy the fresh Provencal air any time of the year.
La Bastide is more than just a villa rental, it is a way of life. Step into this family owned villa and lose yourself in its serenity. This is a true rural retreat away from the heady pace of normal life and a place to savour.
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