"The house of the pine" is a century house, full of charm, in the middle of a green environment, 2 steps from the old picturesque village of Allauch, from hiking departures in the scrub, and 30 minutes from downtown Marseille with public transport.
It's like arriving in Tuscany when, having passed the entrance gate, you access the house by a driveway with olive trees and cypresses.
A few stairs to climb and you arrive in front of the main façade and the terrace of 50 m2, overlooking the gardens and with a wide view over Marseille and the sea.
The house has thick walls that keep the cool in the summer and extensive terraced land on the hillside called you to laze in the shade of olive, almond, pistachio, Judas trees, pines etc. . ...
Swing, hut, garden, hammock, slackline (taut line to practice at tightrope walking), "pétanque" (a local bowling game), darts, barbecue and shaded benches, we want you to feel a lot of joy and freedom to go to the discovery of these spaces still preserved ...
The house is spacious and bright, typical of old farmhouses: tiled floor, beautiful staircase with its wrought iron railing to go up to the rooms.
It is composed on the Ground Floor of:
- 1 large living-room with wood stove, open onto a flowered balcony with panoramic view.
- 1 kitchen / dining-room with large window opens onto the terrace of 50 m2 and a second terrace at the rear of 20 m2. A second picture window offers a view of a path giving access to the terraced land, like a living painting.
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer cabinet, storage space.
- 2 double bedrooms (possibility of provision of a single mattress and / or double floor, in addition)
- 1 bathroom with tub and shower
- 1 toilet
The decoration combines antique furniture periods and upcycled furniture, made from waste materials by your host. Besides Linda, upcycling artist, awards to all its guests a 20 € voucher on all creations of the place she co-founded "La Nouvelle Mine", dedicated to creation and sustainable development at 30 min from Allauch. She may make you visit this original and creative place if she's around when you come.
In winter the stove runs with the woods of the garden.
We provide free: linen (sheets, towels etc.), shower gel, shampoo for traveling light and numerous guides, maps, magazines, walks and ideas of what to visit in the region.
The house in zero waste friendly, so we encourage our guests to do compost, recycle obviously and buy food/objects with few packaging.
In the village of Allauch you will enjoy the narrow streets, pretty squares with fountains and old mills and the beautiful hills dear to the writter Pagnol, within walking distance from home. Simply mount a pedestrian impasse to be found in the High Street of this authentic Provencal village and find pubs and village shops including a small supermarket and several premieres (handy) and candy specialty honey.
Several hiking departures at the foot of the village, offering magnificent views over the bay of Marseille.
You are only 30 minutes from Marseille by public transport, cosmopolitan, relaxed and bubbly city, you will appreciate its many museums as one of his finest architectural achievements the Mucem (Museum of Euro-Mediterranean Civilizations), the Docks freshly rehabilitated design galleries, fashion boutiques and restaurants, small popular addresses of authentic bars and restaurants (we will give our addresses), its alternative and cultural places like the Friche Belle de Mai, its exceptional natural sites such as creeks ...