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Ideally located Provence home with private pool on 1 acre, for family + friends

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Reading Nook is a charming, pleasant family home in traditional provencal mas-style, tucked away in the village of Fuveau 15 minutes south of Aix-en-Provence at the foot of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire and 25 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches. Set on 1 acre, it is a comfortable 4 bedrooms, and sleeps 8. The home is full of rustic character - hand carved post, wooden ceiling beams, pine doors, framed picture windows, and simply but tastefully decorated, with French quilts, Sanderson/Laura Ashley soft furnishings, Villeroy and Boch baths, Horus Victorian taps, Porcelanosa tiles. The house is aptly named as it a haven from the modern world, providing a corner for rest, relaxation and reading. It is ideal for couples and retirees, a family with children looking for run-around ...The Reading Nook is a charming, pleasant family home in traditional provencal mas-style, tucked away in the village of Fuveau 15 minutes south of Aix-en-Provence at the foot of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire and 25 minutes from the Mediterranean beaches. Set on 1 acre, it is a comfortable 4 bedrooms, and sleeps 8. The home is full of rustic character - hand carved post, wooden ceiling beams, pine doors, framed picture windows, and simply but tastefully decorated, with French quilts, Sanderson/Laura Ashley soft furnishings, Villeroy and Boch baths, Horus Victorian taps, Porcelanosa tiles. The house is aptly named as it a haven from the modern world, providing a corner for rest, relaxation and reading. It is ideal for couples and retirees, a family with children looking for run-around space, two families sharing or family reunions. With woods, a terraced garden, fruit trees, and a pool to lounge by. Whether your passions are the arts, history, physical activities, foods and wines, touring or antiquing, Provence has it all. Aix-en-Provence, home of impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and French literary author Emile Zola, hosts the premier summer arts and cultural festivals flocked to by the Parisians. Within an hour's drive is Avignon, home of the Vatican for 400 years, Baux-de-Provence - noted as 'the prettiest (medieval) village' by the French, Nimes and Arles - home to Van Gogh, and chic St. Tropez and Cannes. Nice is 90 minutes away, Italy and skiing are just 2 hours away. Too much activity? Just want to sit still and relax on your vacation? A pool, hammock, barbecue, house stocked with books and videos, large yard for children to run around in and children's playthings, boardgames, the Provencal sun…The Reading Nook. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The house is NOT available for short celebrations with large parties. It is intended for families on a family vacation. It is NOT acceptable to add in additional people beyond what has been agreed upon at reservation - only beds and linens for the agreed numbers will be provided. As this is a personal home (not an investment property), it is also expected that the belongings at the home are treated with respect and care, also so that others may enjoy the home. Other than that, have FUN!
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Robert W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2007
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

We enjoyed the space of this fully equipped home in the countryside. Easy grocerie shopping nearby. Nice large pool and garden. Well maintained.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank E9292ORstever
Reviewed June 6, 2019

The house has five good bedrooms, a lovely garden with pool, and outdoor dining. We loved the Intermarché nearby, where the food and the Poulet Fermier are delicious. There are many great Provençal sights nearby.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank ElizabethT2832
Reviewed September 30, 2018

In countryside close to lovely Fuveau and 15km to Aix. Easy to get to towns in Southern France, close to motorways. Feels like home...well equipped and very comfortable. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank GoPlaces646862
Reviewed October 25, 2017

A group of us spent a memorable week-end here in September. The house is perfect!! Lovely outdoor seating/eating area, stunning pool area, with sooo much space. Would heartily recommend it for a family holiday - the house is so welcoming, you feel as though you...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Gill M
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Great place to stay and relax. Had plans to spend every day touring Provence but that went out the window and we spent most of our time relaxing by the pool in the fabulous surroundings. Was perfect for our family of 2 adults and two...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I and our families have just returned from a fabulous holiday staying in the Reading Nook. The house was perfect for a family and the pool and patio areas were beautiful. Fuveau is a great base and we were able to travel...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank GreenMcGeekGhirl
ChrissieFrance, VR Owner at Ideally located Provence home with private pool on 1 acre, for family + friends, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay! This was our intention with the Reading Nook - a comfortable place where families could enjoy their time having reunions with family members, or friends, or just relaxing on their...More

Reviewed December 19, 2014

My husband and I, with our 8 year old son stayed here over the summer for a couple of weeks and enjoyed it thoroughly. The home is beautiful and spacious with all the comforts to make your holiday relaxing and enjoyable. Fully equipped kitchen, game...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank diestermeister
Management response:Responded December 20, 2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments on The Reading Nook. We're glad your family enjoyed the stay, and your son found good amusements at the home. We've set up our home especially for family gatherings, and with children in mind, so we're glad...More

Reviewed September 20, 2013

We loved everything about this place - it's big, plenty of space for the kids, comfortable, good quality furniture inside and out, very large kitchen, separate laundry, the grounds are massive and the pool and cabana simply outstanding. Christine and the local crew were excellent...More

Date of stay: August 2013
1  Thank 4flyingkiwi
Management response:Responded September 25, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our on-ground team were happy to support you. We're glad your whole family was able to make use of all the amenities provided, as we try to ensure...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile
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Date of stay: May 2018
Reviewed October 31, 2017
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Date of stay: October 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
Festivals: Aix-en-Provence is a favourite town of artists and writers. The summer cultural festival is full of life, music, theatre, dance and art. Different festivals throughout the year mean great vendors' booths (artisanal soaps, jewellery, antiques, etc.) gracing the streets of Cours Mirabeau in Aix with a grand event at Christmas time. In our little village Fuveau, the Foire St. Michel is held the 2nd week-end of September, where local artisans ply their hand-made ware and foods, while villagers dress in historic costumes to dance traditional provencal dances. The Foire occurs in conjunction with Fuveau’s international book festival where reknown international authors come to speak.
Getting around
Lots of brochures are at the house, to help you plan your touring activities. A rental car is recommended for the area, as it is suburban/semi-rural. A bus taking you directly into Aix is available on the main street conveniently across from the house - the bus hours are limited (does not run late into the night), but makes for a very easy a day trip into town or for older children who want to feel a bit more independent during their vacation.
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