Mas de la Boissiere, Cucuron, Provence

Big holiday house in Provence countryside near Cucuron and Aix

 

A restored Provence farmhouse, half an hour north of Aix en Provence, with 6 en suite double bedrooms, a large heated pool and in a setting of complete privacy amid vineyards and olive groves. The house is 2.5km from the beautiful village of Cucuron. A bi-lingual caretaker couple is available for services like catering, wine tours, babysitting, etc.

Living Rooms

TV room (left) and living room.

Downstairs off the hallway is the living room with stone fireplace and sofas. French doors open onto the garden. Next to the living room is the TV room with satellite TV with English-language channels, DVD and entertainment systems. There is also WiFi internet.

 

Very well equipped kitchen.

The spacious kitchen has a 'range' cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and all the equipment you might need. The kitchen opens onto the poolside. There is also a utility room with washing machine and dryer.

 

 

The hallway with living room at the end, and the dining room (right).

The dining room (above right) with log fire opens through French doors, south to the parkland and north to the pool.



Bedrooms

 

Bedroom 1, which can be a double or two singles, and its en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

There are 6 large bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom: 3 doubles and 3 which can have either a double bed or two single beds.

Bedroom 4 with dual aspect and its en suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC.

The doubles are 1.6m wide (5.25ft) and the 3 other rooms have the choice of two single beds or one 1.8m-wide double (6ft).


Bedrooms 3 and 6, and the bathroom for bedroom 6.


   

Bedrooms 2 and 5 with their en suite bathrooms.



Garden & Pool

 

The heated pool is set in a walled courtyard and measures 14m x 6m (46 x 20ft). There is a shallow end and at the other end a springboard into 2.8m of water.

By the pool are sunloungers, shaded seating area (above) and poolhouse with bar.

 

Around the house are various spots for eating, sitting and relaxing. Beyond the terraces are 14 acres of parkland to explore.


Those who know petanque (or boules) know that the best games are often after dinner, and here the petanque court is floodlit expressly for that purpose.

Various sitting areas in shade and sun around the house.

 

The parkland extends for 14 acres.



The Location

 

The village of Cucuron, 2.5km away, offers many delights, from the medieval rooftops to the weekly market.

The house is in countryside 2.5km from the lovely village of Cucuron. Cucuron combines fantastic looks, medieval history and charm with all the amenities you need: bakeries, butchers, grocery store, bank, cafes and restaurants, and even a Michelin-starred restaurant (La Petite Maison).

At the centre of the village of Cucuron is its huge water basin surrounded by centuries-old plane trees, which you may remember from the film 'A Good Year'. This is where the weekly market takes place, and is also home to restaurants and cafes.

Cucuron is surrounded by vineyards and stunning Provence countryside, with the Luberon mountain on its north side. It is very close to other beautiful Luberon villages - Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Ansouis, Cadenet, La Tour d'Aigues - and 35 minutes from Aix en Provence to the south.

The villages of the northern Luberon are reached through the cut in the mountain from Lourmarin to Bonnieux, giving you access to Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, Goult, etc. as well as the pictureque towns of Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Marseille is the nearest international airport, 1 hour away.

 

Two other great villages within 15 minutes of the house: Lourmarin (left) and Ansouis (right).

Cucuron

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Restaurant
Village
Activity
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Famous for:
  • Village pond
  • 14th century castle
  • That scene in 'A Good Year'
Amenities:
  • 9 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, wine store
  • ATM
  • Market day: Tuesday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Jen Peterson

London

Date of stay: 2018-09-01

Another amazing stay at Boissiere

We have had another amazing stay at Boissiere! We have been renting this villa for the past couple of years and every year we enjoy it more than the last. It is a beautiful villa done to a very high standard. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom which really allows for privacy when staying with a big group. The owners and caretakers are lovely and incredibly service-oriented; from helping with pre-arrival wine / other orders to restaurant recommendations and bookings to taxi arranging and more. They are incredibly knowledgeable of the area and have not let us down with recommendations for local wines, restaurants, attractions etc. I cant Recommend staying at Boissiere enough. We booked the same week for next year before we even left. We have also stayed at their other property in Cucuron (Les Vadons/Vallons) which is equally amazing. Cucuron is a charming little village in walking distance from both villas and has all of the amenities you need - great restaurants (including one with a Michelin star, supermarket, butcher, bakery, great wine shop and others). Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

Reviewed by : Sutton Family

England

Date of stay: 2018-07-07

A Lovely Family Holiday Home

Mas de la Boissiere is the only villa we have ever returned to. The setting amongst the mountains, just shy of Cucuron village, and in the glorious fields of flowers is stunning. The house is well laid out and cosily furnished to accommodate a large family (like ours) and additional guests (we had both of our mothers). The housekeeping service is a bonus, and feels really indulgent. We spent so many wonderful days pottering around the garden, lounging by the pool, and using the alfresco dining area. A super house, in a beautiful setting. A truly memorable and happy holiday.

Reviewed by : SJB

London, England

Date of stay: 2018-08-25

Our return

We have stayed in this villa for 3 years running. It is very comfortable, peaceful, well located and well equipped. It was, as usual, comprehensively cleaned for our arrival. We are a party of 11, with 5 children. The villa is very suitable for families, wth a good swimming pool, which can be heated, whcih has a large shallow area, perfect for children. In addition, the pool can be supervised from the kitchen. Any problems can be delt with by the very helpful managers,who live next door. We had none.

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Weekly Rates


November - March3000 euros
April - May 143200 euros
JUNE 20183230 euros
May 14 - June3800 euros
JULY - AUGUST 20184420 euros
July - August5200 euros
September4000 euros
October3800 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, pool heating, high-speed internet, pool and garden maintenance, 10 hours housekeeping during the week, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 30% deposit, with the balance payable 6 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 1500 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen once a week.

The house is for a maximum of 12 people. We regret that smoking is not permitted in the house.

Additional services: babysitting, cooking, wine tours, aromatherapy massages, golf days.


Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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