Grambois House Rental Photos and Description
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (sleeps 10)
'L'Oratoire de St. Christol' is located in the southern Luberon mountain range, just outside the medieval hilltop village of Grambois. It is an old 'mas' and our second family home, beautifully restored and furnished in keeping with the character of Provence. It has 240m2 of living space on two floors, beamed ceilings, 5 bedrooms, 1 bath with toilet, 1 shower with toilet, and 1 en suite shower room.
The house is on 5 hectares of wooded land with a 5 x 11 meter swimming pool with diving board (upkeep of pool provided) and a magnificent view of the Luberon. It is peaceful and quiet, yet only a couple of minutes walking distance to the village. On the property you'll find many 'corners' to discover: a quiet and shaded fountain to sit by, a medieval water basin (sometimes dry in the summer) and numerous terraces and paths to stroll. There are medieval ruins in the woods but they are difficult to get to.
The kitchen leads to both the front terrace adjacent to the 'cuisine d'ete' (summer kitchen) and to the large back terrace with a magnificent view, providing outside dining in sun or shade. The large vaulted kitchen has a picture window facing the Luberon and is fully equipped with new appliances, including a dishwasher and 'American' fridge with icemaker. The house is furnished to give a light, summer feeling with a combination of quality modern design and antique 'Provencal'.
Grambois is located in what is known as the 'Golden Triangle' of the southern Luberon mountain range. The area has countless medieval villages, open-air markets to visit, and is only a half hour away from the beautiful southern town of Aix-en-Provence. The sea can be reached in an hour. There are many cultural festivals taking place in the area throughout the year and for those looking for city life, shopping, and great restaurants, Marseille and Aix have everything to offer.
Keywords: Beautifully Restored House
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dear Ellen, Walther, daughters, we are sitting here at your marvellous table - by candlelight - thinking how blessed we are to have shared L'oratoire de St. Christol. It has been lovely here - azure skies, molten pink and silvergrey clouds, the wine grapes heavy, back-lit (harvesting accross the road, I harvested some lavender). We've explored so much of the Luberon - from one end to the other - but return home each evening to supper fixed in this great kitchen. Beds comfortable/ water hot (best bathtub in the world). Books speak of educated, curious people with wonderful children. Furnishings tell of much searching, sophistication, hard work and your love of this place.
We are both educators in international schools.
Friends in the region, proximity to Aix, appeal of Grambois and the Parc Regional du Luberon, natural and unspoiled site.
It is our second family home. We are in one of the most beautiful areas in France, a countryside of vineyards, olive trees, sunflower fields, and lavender. There are excellent excursions to Luberon villages, Aix, Marseille, Avignon, Nimes. The coast is less than one hour drive away and the area is not crowded during the summer.