Beautiful 18th century, stone Bergerie, located in small peaceful hamlet of Puyvert. It has the tranquility of a country residence, but is not isolated. The property is over 300 square meters and offers luxurious accommodation. Originally farm buildings and still has the original pigsty, cochonnerie! Privacy is guaranteed, by entry through a private courtyard. Surrounded by old stone walls and high hedges to block the Mistral. Outdoor living is possible for a large portion of the year.The pool house has seating and eating areas, heated pool is 12 x 6 meters, set among olive trees, with own shower and toilet. Adjacent to kitchen is another covered eating area and next to it a comfortable sitting area on the large stone terrace which offers more dining and shade. The Bergerie offers 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, with 1 King, 2 Queen, and 3 Twin bedded rooms. Configuration of bedrooms lends itself to several couples sharing or 2 families.
Hamlet Location: Puyvert is a small hamlet without any commercial activity in the older part of the hamlet. However it does have a local Super U within 1km of the property which stocks most of the items one might need. Preferred shopping is for local produce at the wonderful outdoor markets. There is one to be found each day within a short distance. The Lourmarin market is one of the largest, most colorful and most popular in the area!
The Luberon: This area has a lot of different attractions. Roman ruins, national parks, wineries, hilltop villages, Chateaux to visit,zoo and beaches close by. Lourmarin, a beautiful cobble street village, has at least 14 restaurants with a range from Pizza to 2 local Michilin starred restaurants. It also has tennis courts. Plus many interesting stores.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at la Grande Bergerie. The week there was the highlight of our trip. The house and grounds are so beautiful, we loved the furnishings and linens, and were in constant amazement at how well equipped the kitchen was. There were several chefs in our group (myself not included) and we ended up cooking at home every night but two - eating outside in the beautiful weather was simply too enticing. And I'd love to go back in winter -- your library was impressive but we didn't have the time to sit inside and read. Instead there were a number of hotly contested games of petanque. We went back to Paris for a night on our way home and, as much as we all love Paris, we would much rather have stayed on in Puyvert. We were quite envious of all the people getting off the TGV in Avignon as we climbed on to head north..........
Many music festivals during summer months, Aix,Orange,Avignon and Lourmarin.
Roman ruins at St Remy, Arles, Orange, Nimes, within one hour by car.
Cassis (45 Min's) and St Tropez (1.5hrs) are easily reached for beaches.
Lots of local Luberon wineries may be visited, most provide tasting.
Markets for local produce almost every day, with Lourmarin's on a Friday.
Isle sur la Sorgue for antique hunting on Sunday!
Other Activities: Shopping, Miniature Golf
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