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Le Timon

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Le Timon
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2 reviews
Le Timon
The Whole House
Le Petit Timon
The Terrace
An Evening on the Terrace
The Pool from The Terrace
The Pool and its surroundings
The Pool
Bathroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Kitchen
Local Bistrot in Pierrerue Nearest Village
The Market Pierrerue Saturday Morning
The Market
The Market
Fantastic Veg
Local Cheeses
Baloons over Le Timon
Forcalquier is a Big Centre for Ballooning
Le Timon from Above
The Valley from the Terrace43
Local Sunflower Fields
Another View from the Terrace
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Overview
Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Pierrerue, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
This large Provençal ‘mas’ is an ideal holiday property for families and is divided into two totally independent homes - one occupied by the friendly English owners, the other being the holiday home.<BR><BR> Victoria and Simon are there if you need them and offer a welcome Rose and Provençal canapés to explain and introduce you to their part of Provence but wish our guests to feel totally independent.<BR><BR> It has a front patio and upper level back patio with entrance at the rear, direct access to all the bedrooms from the private parking area. The house also has 12 hectares of land around it to explore. It lies in a fabulous area for walking and bird watching and is just 10km from Forcalquier with its shops and restaurants and large Monday morning market.
About the Owner, Simon M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 75 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 93 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 1 property
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mikeliste...
Truro, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Friendly and welcoming hosts, beautiful views, a lovely gite in a peaceful setting and a perfect position for exploring Provence - we made a perfect choice.

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Stephen S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 9, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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person found this review helpful

We feel very fortunate to have come across this lovely estate with its beautiful views over the valley and its huge and stylish swimming pool and elegantly lit gardens. Our children liked nothing more than to spend the whole day lazing around the pool, playing games in its ample spaces, and then in the heat of the day to read in the armchairs under the pine tree. All this only ten minutes away from Forcalquier, a "real" small town with a great market, cafes, cinema, bookshops and almost no tourists. The weclome from the owners Simon and Victoria is warm and informal, they will give you great tips about where to go, waht to do and know and love the area. We especially enjoyed visiting Lurs, with its dramatic views westwards over the countryside which is almost Tuscan it its quality, and eastwards over the expansive Durance valley. A little further north we recommend a visit to the Ganagobie church, which has a beautiful 12th century carved portal and a dramatic winding road...

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Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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$3,038
£2,250
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Pool towels available for rental €5 per towel.

50% deposit on booking, payable to UK bank, the remainder one month before booked date.
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About the neighborhood
<BR><BR>The local town of Forcalquier (www.forcalquier.com) is built around the slopes of a steep conical hill, crowned by an octagonal chapel, Notre Dame de Provence, where the medieval citadel once stood. <BR><BR>The Cordeliers Convent was built in the 13th century by Franciscans; named "Cordeliers" because of their rope belts. This convent was occupied by monks until the Revolution. Today it is an international perfume school (part of the University Of Europe) and they have a fantastic day course - ‘Make your own perfume’.<BR><BR>Forcalquier is near the centre of the Provence lavender industry and in early July the plateau of Valensole is just lavender fields as far as the eye can see. Nearby we have the factory shops of the now famous L’Occ... more
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Marseille Provence Airport: 68.4 mi
Railway: High Speed Aix TGV: 55.9 mi
EasyJet & Ryanair to Marseille Provence Airport<BR>Train to Aix TGV Station<BR>All major car hire companies are at these two locations<BR>By car full instructions will be provided on booking
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 74.6 mi.
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