Newly painted shutters, Summer 2016
Beautiful country house with heated pool
Hosted by Chris
Chris is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

Inland from the Cote d'Azur La Combe Amère is a beautiful country house in Provence. The house nestles amongst the pines and hills enjoying wonderful peace and tranquility.
Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, situated between the small Provençal villages of Salernes and Villecroze. Shaded squares, charming old streets and colourful Provençal markets where you can stock up on local produce. It is the perfect base to explore the great outdoors with many activities close by.

The space

Everything is new in the house so it looks and feels fresh, clean and modern. Sleeping 6-8, with air-conditioning and a wood-burner for out of season bookings. The house has patio doors leading onto a large terrace and outside table and BBQ for outdoor entertaining, overlooking the garden.

Guest access

A 12x4 heated swimming pool, good for swimming lengths or just floating! The pool has a large plage area, with outdoor table tennis, there is a trampoline and zip wire behind the house for children to enjoy. The house is set in 5 acres of grounds so very secluded, with woodland behind and a fields to the front leading down to a stream.

Interaction with guests

Contact us by phone, email with any enquiries, questions. Any maintenance issues can be dealt with on site locally.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

We won't charge you for the odd broken cup or glass, just let us know if there is an accident so that we can replace it.

No smoking inside the house.

Pets considered on request. Parties considered on request.


4 Reviews

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Vi User Profile
July 2016
My wife and I and our two teenagers really had a wonderful time at your house. We spent time in and by the pool which was excellent as well as having a daily table tennis tournament. The facilities in the house were exactly as expected. The local towns and villages were real France and it is perfect location for exploring the Gorge. It was a great week. Thank you!

Jess User Profile
May 2016
We had a wonderful week at this beautiful, secluded house in Salernes. Chris answered all of our questions really quickly and was super helpful on the run up and during our stay. The property caretaker Edward was lovely and gave us great tips about the area. This house and property look even better in person than the photos. Everything is so new and clean and the house is well decorated in a tasteful, minimal style. The pool is heated and we spent every day floating on our lilos in the sun. You're surrounded by nature and birdsong, the lawns and plants are well-kept, and there's a lovely shaded table to have lunch on the patio. This house had everything we needed and more, and we felt right at home. Notice I have not used the word 'charm' once in this review, which is a word often used to cover up 'traditional' and 'frumpy' decor. This place is modern and clean and tasteful. There are so many fun things to do in the area, we went hiking at Cascade Le Sillan and swam in the pools at the base of the waterfall, and went to the Gorges du Verdon and Lac St. Croix which was breathtaking. Not to mention the many, many vineyards and wine producers nearby! There are supermarkets closeby in Salernes and Aups, and the local villages are adorable and nice for a spot of lunch in a café. There are also a few Michelin-starred restaurants in the area for foodies. I highly recommend this property. We loved it so much we're considering coming back for my birthday in September :)

Cecile User Profile
July 2017
I had some expectations when I booked the house : the pictures were very appealing but I must say that when arriving I could see immediately that the stay would be beyond my expectations: the house is very pretty, everything has been thought with a lot of taste: modern but warm at the same time. Nothing is missing : it was almost a game: trying to find something missing but Chris and Suzy thought of any detail ! On top of that you can feel that they are genuinely concerned to know if you are feeling comfortable or if you need anything. Outside: so much country around, it's so quiet, you can't be disturbed by noisy neighbours. The garden has been designed by a professional you can tell. The "provençal" style has been respected: lavender, fresh mint, big rocks, 'tonnelle' above the table ( I was also amazed by the shutters, typically from Provence, I grew up in the area so I know what I'm talking about! ). Around you have many cute typical villages and places to visit, surprisingly not too spoiled by too many tourists. For us it's been a wonderful stay, a plan that I will share with friends although I'm wondering if I shouldn't rather keep it my secret plan?!!

Maxence User Profile
July 2016
We had a great stay at the Combe Amère. The villa is located in a very peaceful environment, is well equipped, and has a beautiful swimming pool. Suzy and Chris were also very helpful. Thank you!
Chris User Profile
Response from Chris:
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the house immaculate!
July 2016

Cheltenham, United KingdomJoined in November 2014
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Response time: within an hour

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