3-bedroom hilltop villa in Provence
As I am a teacher, I get 2 months' holidays in July & August so I'm open to longer exchanges.
Villa in Provence with 360 degree views of open countryside - yet only 5 minutes from charming town of Forcalquier and all local amenities (shops, restaurants, banks, doctors etc). Only 1.5 hours by car to the Mediterranean.
The house is set at the very top of a hill overlooking Forcalquier and the surrounding open countryside and the Alps in the distance. It has three good sized bedrooms, two with double beds (one has a TV with SKY channels), one with a single bed (and fold down sofa). There are two bathrooms and two separate toilets. A large chef's kitchen with eating area, a large lounge, a huge covered terrace with eating and sitting areas (and a great view). Large grounds with a pergola and a platform built in the hill.
The lounge has a large TV, DVD player and a huge digital collection of movies and music available. We also have a number of WIFI hot-spots to give a good signal throughout the house. (fibre installed).
Very quiet semi-rural position ; yet there is a supermarket at the bottom of the hill. Forcalquier is 5 mins away by car (and a beautiful 30 mins walk down the valley and under a Roman bridge). It's a real "Goldilocks town" - not too big, not too small, not too busy, but with a definite buzz to it. It hosts the biggest market in the area on Mondays, which is a must for bargain hunters and foodies.
Forcalquier often has interesting and varied events staged throughout the year. You can find out more from the English-speaking tourist office in town.
There are restaurants to satisfy any taste: Provençal, Thai, North African, Japanese and most cater for vegetarians and vegans, from a simple 'menu du jour' to a more sophisticated dinner.
There are 2 local golf courses: one in Pierrevert http://www.golfduluberon.com/ (20 minutes away) and a closer one Ribera Golf https://www.facebook.com/domaineribierahotelspagolf/ (7 minutes away)