Le Mas des Anges

Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône
Self-catering
+33 (0)6 18 65 38 12


A comfy cottage for two in the quiet, leafy outskirts of Aix with easy access to the city and a kind, attentive owner nearby

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

Escape here to Florence’s peaceful little ‘cabanon’ on a hill among fields and woods and forget the buzz and sophistication of the city. French windows make the single-storey cottage bright, and the living is easy between the bedroom and open-plan living area with its simple kitchen.

You have a little garden to sit out in and a plunge pool for cooling off. You’ll also find shade and birdsong under plane and chestnut trees. Florence leaves you wine and fruit; bring back good things from Aix’s fabulous food market to eat out on the patio. You can stroll along to a seafood restaurant in ten minutes; the Red Pepper restaurant is a bit closer and has music.

Discover Provençale treasures all around but do visit nearby St Maximin Abbey and the Grotte de Maria Magdalena; taste the wine and walk the vineyard trails at Château Lacoste – you eat well there too.

Le Mas des Anges - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Walking into the centre of Aix
  • The leafy, peaceful country setting
  • Attentive Florence and her friendly dogs and cats
Le Mas des Anges - Gallery

You should know

  • No local walks from the house apart from the track into town
  • The pool is only big enough for cooling off

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4-7pm
Check out
9am-11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Possibility to rent 2nd apartment w/garden if with friends or teenage children - please ask for pricing and full details.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
Weekly price
from €560
Damage deposit
Surcharges
Singles €700-€800.
1 Cottage for 2
From €801 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We very much enjoyed our stay in Florence's lovely mas. The attention to detail in the way the place was decorated made it feel like a real home. We absolutely loved spending time in the gorgeous pool area and were delighted to be greeted by some very friendly four-legged inhabitants as well. Florence is always there if you need help (or some figs!), which we appreciated. Do book a stay if you are looking for a calm and relaxing getaway close to the city.

Tanya, Antwerp

My boyfriend and I stayed with the lovely Florence for a week in July and had the most amazing time. Her property is simply charming, close to town and a real oasis of positivity and good vibes. Florence herself is adorable and goes out of her way to make one feel welcome. We went on holiday and came back with an extra friend - thank you Florence (and lovely cats) for a wonderful and unforgettable stay!

Andra, London

This was just what we wanted: close to Aix (we stayed for a week, without a car, and walked into and back from the city every day) yet off the beaten track (surrounded by trees, very peaceful, beautiful views). Florence could not have been more welcoming or helpful; she and her animals are a delight. It's a lovely retreat in all respects.

Jan & Pete, Bristol

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Mas des Anges. The cottage was perfect and Florence made us feel so welcome. The situation so close to Aix-en-Provence and the coast could not have been better and Florence was very kind and helpful. We would love to return!

Joanna, Arusha

We had a wonderful week at Le Mas des Anges. Florence was the perfect host and from the moment we arrived we felt at ease and very relaxed. It was a delight to stay there and we intend to return.

Mark, Cardiff

A short distance from Aix-en-Provence in acres of woodland and with stunning views, Les Mas des Anges is a lovely rural country house and cottage, restored with considerable artistic flair by owner Florence, who is a wonderfully warm, kind and caring host. We stayed here in June 2019. It was simply superb. Relaxing and totally enjoyable, with every facility one would require. We were sad to leave not only because the place really is so pleasant but also because we both felt that in Florence, we had met someone very special, whom we hope will remain a friend for life. A real Sawday's gem

Geoffrey & Angie, Ross on Wye

There are so many positive comments to make abour our stay in Le Mas des Anges that it is difficult to be selective. Florence the owner of the cottage is without doubt the most welcoming hostess of any holiday rental accommodation that we have ever exoerienced. The cottage is comfortable with all modern conveniences. But above all it oozes the personal touch of someone who has a flair for creating all the little touches that make this cottage so French. We believe that not only did we enjoy our six nights in Aix au Provence but hopefully we have a friend for life.

June & Gerard, Downpatrick

We recently had a most enjoyable and relaxing week’s holiday at Le Mas des Anges which is beautifully furnished, very comfortable and ideally situated on the outskirts of Aix en Provence. Florence’s hospitality is first class; we had everything we needed and she made us very welcome and was extremely helpful making suggestions of places to visit. We visited some beautiful villages in the Luberon, enjoyed a boat trip from Cassis to see the calanques, as well as exploring Aix en Provence itself with it’s many fountains and restaurants. All in all a lovely holiday. We would love to return.

Claire, Suffolk

We had a lovely week at Le Mas des Anges. Florence was a wonderful host - she was so kind, friendly and helpful. We arrived at the beautifully furnished and very clean cottage to a welcome of wine, marmalade and jam. The cottage is in the grounds of Florence's large garden but still very private. It is a very peaceful and relaxing environment. The plunge pool was also a special place to enjoy. A lovely place to stay.

Ann & Chris, Harrogate

This is a perfect city retreat for exploring Aix-En-Provence and surrounding areas by day, relaxing in beautiful and quiet surroundings by night. Florence is a wonderful host (along with the dogs and cats). We had the most glorious week. The accommodation is private, extremely comfortable, and the perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Andrew, Nottingham

Florence is a perfect host - welcoming, friendly, hospitable and considerate. She made us feel like family. The Mas des Anges is sublime - furnished and decorated with taste and elegance - well equipped and very comfortable. The setting is great - only 15 minutes from the centre of Aix but feels like deepest rural Provence. The house sits in a wonderful old garden surrounded by gorgeous mature trees and shrubbery. Wild flowers and butterflies abound. We had an all too brief stay - just three days - and spent our days exploring the area and our evenings under the stars.

Tom, Sevenoaks

We had a really nice time staying in Florence's little cottage. Florence was extremely helpful and went out of her way to make sure we had a nice trip. The cottage has been well renovated and has lots of character. It is in the grounds of Florence's house but is private. Visits from the cats and dogs were also very nice to receive! Getting into Aix is around a 30-40 min walk, and is quite convenient. The surrounding areas are very nice to visit and there is beautiful scenery. Overall, highly recommended!

Ben, Brighton

We spent 2 days at the Mas des Anges to visit Aix en Provence. Place full of charm, quiet, in nature and very close to Aix. Warm and friendly welcome. I'll be back.

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Location

The neighbourhood

It feels like the country here – with only Florence’s house and her second little apartment in view. Yet a 30-40-minute walk has you in central Aix where Cézanne was born and Zola spent his youth. It’s a bustling, beautiful university city famous too for its markets and galleries, fountains and cafés on the Cours Mirabeau. There are two restaurants, one specializing in seafood, within 10 minutes’ walk. Château Lacoste is a 15-minute drive with vineyard walks and very good food.

Local points of interest from Florence Picolo

  • We also have a 2nd apartment (35m2), w/ kitchenette, lounge & private garden, perfect if you're coming with friends or your teenagers. Ask for pricing and details!
  • I named my house 'Mas des Anges' (House of Angels) without knowing the road name 'Bouenhoure' means road of happiness - so it's paradise!
  • Spend an evening in the vineyards listening to a concert (classical music, jazz).
  • Wander the paths of the magnificent Sainte Victoire mountain which sits above Aix.
  • Visit Provence's beautiful villages, or the coast (30 min away) and its "calanques" where it is all blue, blue and beauty.
  • Note that our 10m2 plunge pool is available for you from 11am till 6pm. Go and visit the superb "bastides" and their gardens.

Introducing

Florence Picolo

Elegant Florence, whose children are grown, lives in the next-door house with her cats and two large dogs. She’s passionate about her animals and the fine trees surrounding her home. She used to be a Parisian and worked for the famous designer David Hicks, then moved south when she had children. Having lived in different parts of France, renovated a number of houses and run an interior design shop in the centre of Aix, she has chosen to settle here and welcome guests to her garden ‘cabanon’.