SECLUDED GETAWAY - TRANQUILITY PERSONIFIED - PRIVACY AND PEACE

ivan kish

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

LOCATION

The historic perched village of Grambois is located on the South side of the Luberon mountain in the Provence region of the South of France. It is one of the very pretty villages which constitute the Luberon National Park whose natural beauty and wild life are jealously preserved.

It is around 25 minutes drive from the ancient and elegant city of Aix en Provence which owes its origins to the Gauls and the Romans around 2200 years ago. Marseille, its international airport and the Mediterranean are a further 20 minutes away.

When you arrive, whether it is by plane or high speed train you will need to hire a car to fully benefit from what the region has to offer. All the major hire car companies are present.

THE ACCOMMODATION

We live in the middle of an emerald green oak wood full of song birds and the sounds of the cicada in high Summer. It is tranquility personified. The gite is a modern but Provencal style self-contained apartment detached from the main house, with its own approach and parking. It is fully double glazed to keep out the midday sun and sleeps two/three.

There are no other gites and your privacy is assured. We have lived here for over ten years and our house is completely independent from the gite but we are on hand should any advice or assistance be required.

The ‘French windows’ entrance faces the wood and you step into a kitchen/dining area with a comfortable wrought iron single bed which doubles as a sofa. The kitchen is fully equipped with a four rings ceramic cooking hob with extractor fan and a multi system microwave oven. A refrigerator, washing machine, toaster, coffee maker and electric kettle complete the main items.

A large smoked glass paneled arched door leads to the bedroom. This door once graced an old abbey but now creates an interesting accent between the ancient and the new.

The airy, high ceilinged bedroom contains a king size double bed ( or two single beds may be provided if desired ) There is plenty of cupboard and drawer space and also storage for your suitcases out of sight. The large picture window faces the forest and as the shadows lengthen and you come in from an energetic day out you can sit in a comfortable armchair and contemplate the beauty outside.

A flat screen TV ( should you even wish to put it on! ) gives you, via satellite, all the British TV including all the BBC stations both TV and radio and CNN and Bloomberg to keep you in touch with world events. Should you be a classical music fan you have a choice of the best via satellite, including a large choice of DVDs if there is nothing on the TV to tempt you….. and if you really must, internet is at your service.

En suite with the bedroom is the bathroom with washbasin, a spacious shower and lavatory

FOOD AND DRINK

There are few more pleasurable things in life than starting your day with warm croissants, good coffee and the French baguette. Several bakeries nearby will give you the chance to indulge your wildest carbohydrate fantasies and if that isn’t enough we have locally several excellent restaurants with inexpensive menus but really good food. Wherever you go it will be difficult to find bad food. They simply would not survive.

If you fancy your own culinary skills the market days vary from village to village and so you could, if you so wished, visit them all throughout the week. One of the best, Lourmarin, is nearby and buzzing on a Friday until early afternoon and you might just bump into Peter Mayle, the author of ‘A Year in Provence’. He lives in the village and is often seen at the local bar.

Everything you have ever heard about French markets is here and more. A riot of colour and perfumes for all the senses. From fresh produce to fish which that morning swam in the sea and fruit which was picked that morning to bring to the market and as for the oysters, you can buy a dozen that were under water the same morning for 5 euros! The best deal in town. The scents and perfumes of Provence follow you everywhere as you move from market stall to market stall. Try out your French by all means but if that is still too rusty the finger pointing is a very good substitute and many marketers manage passable English.

If you feel more energetic you have a beautiful coast an hour away with the freshest of fish and the famous ‘Bouillabaisse’ fish stew that is the hall mark of Marseille.

In fact, whatever outdoor activities you may wish to engage in ( including golf by the way…around 30 minutes drive away) it is likely that you will not have far to go to find it.

As Oscar Wilde once wisely said “ I can resist anything except Temptation.” That certainly applies to us and we hope that you will enjoy this part of the world as much as we do.

Keywords: La Petite Maison, an all year round elegantly cosy Cottage nestled in a forest of oak trees

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children

ivan kish

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We purchased our home in 2000 and lovingly created and built this wonderful cottage for our friends and family to visit and relax in.

Now it can be yours to spend a week or two -- enjoying the ultimate 'off the grid' holiday. Relax and get back to normality here in our little corner of paradise.

ivan kish purchased this cottage in 2000

THE WEATHER

The South of France is a favoured part of the world when it comes to the weather and our part of it has an additional major plus. Even in high Summer, with the temperatures up in the nineties.it is never humid and therefore not draining. As dusk falls we have the best moments after the exertions of the day. The temperature drops down to the mid seventies and as the BBQ perfumes fill the air you can plan the details of the following days adventure. The key statement is that we have 300 sunny days in the year

THE OUTSIDE

Our property is located on several acres of woodland and the nearest neighbours are several hundred yards away. Gently sloping terraces go down to a stream at the bottom. It gurgles happily for most of the year except in the driest of Summers.

Back at the gite you can relax outside with a cooling glass of your favourite beverage, and , if you so choose, all your breakfasts can be al fresco.

When the sun is high in the sky and you don’t feel like driving to the Med you can enjoy the large swimming pool, which, incidentally is the same depth all over so that you do not need to tread water whilst you hold your gin and tonic, surrounded by oak trees and complete peace.

The story goes that the terraces were constructed in the 18th century in order to create vegetable growing for the village which lies just across the valley dip. Nature then took over and for many years brambles took over. Today we have cleared much of the old terracing and it does make a pretty walk.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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4.9
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Secluded Getaway - Tranquility Personified - Privacy and Peace
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Grambois Luberon
Acworth, Georgia, USA
5

QUIET, RELAXING APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely week in Ivan and Linda's apartment. The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting and eating outside while we were there. Everything we needed to make our stay comfortable was provided. The bed is very comfortable, the shower strong, and the wi-fi service excellent. The location, while secluded, is convenient for visiting many of the sights in the Luberon. We especially enjoyed the Sunday market in St. Martin de la Brasque which Ivan recommended. We would love to return to this apartment and to Provence.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our guests quite rightly concentrate their comments on the accommodation and comfort. That must be so but let us remember what a magical place is La Provence in general and Le Luberon in particular. Whatever your vacation preferences might be they are here and waiting for you. We can be of major assistance since we have been enjoying our life here for over 15 years. Just ask.
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5

FAN OF THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE AND SMALLER VILLAGES

  • 5 of 5
This little hide-away is a gem. The photos show the real thing, and it is easy to see how the property and the proprietors get 5 star ratings from past guests.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It cuts both ways....we get 5 star guests in return....maybe it's just luck....but I don't think so.
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Grambois Luberon
Barcelona
5

PEACE, QUIET AND TRANQUILLITY

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in La Petite Maison on various occasions and, each time we visit, we find something special has been added to the inventory to make our stay even more welcoming. Notable improvements include the wifi with strong coverage. All the utilities work perfectly and one can relax in true peace and comfort. Linda and Ivan are only too willing to help and make sure that one gets to see and experience all the attractions the area has to offer. However, should one wish to chill out at La Petite Maison, the pool and environs make it a very special place.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is arguably the best compliment when our guests return to La Petite Maison. No additional comment seems necessary.
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Grambois Luberon
Colorado Springs, Colorado
5

A PERFECT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
The Grambois cottage was the perfect place to stay for our first trip to Provence. Ivan and Linda were the most gracious and welcoming hosts, and we felt like we'd been lifelong friends after just meeting them. The cottage is close to several villages to explore and enjoy. The walk from the cottage up to Grambois is a must for wonderful pictures, as well as a caffe creme and pain au chocolat for breakfast! The cottage is stocked with everything you need for your visit; you will feel right at home.We enjoyed exploring the area, as well as spending some "down time" at the pool or having dinner on the patio. We cannot wait to go back and stay here again ... we are already planning our next trip. Thanks to Ivan and Linda for making it such a wonderful vacation!!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dan and Jennifer were a delight to be with and hopefully in my next life I will see Jennifer before Dan does! We so enjoyed showing them the sights and perfumes of Provence not to mention the wine and the local food. We can't wait to see them again, hopefully for a really looooooong stay.
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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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BOB & MARIA

Bob & Maria
  • 4 of 5
A wonderful cottage nestled among the trees in the hills of Grambois! Ivan & Linda provided every amenity imaginable, down to soaps, shampoo and slippers for the cool mornings. From here we drove to lots of nearby villages, including: Cadenet, Roussillon and its sentier des ocres, and Lourmarin for the Friday market. Also an easy drive to Marseille (fantastic city), Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. A late discovery was Picard frozen foods in Pertuis, very convenient for picking up a meal to heat up for a quick supper. Favourite nearby restaurants included Le Retro and L'Auberge, both in Tour D'Aigues. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Another week of good memories ....and new friends!
We would love to keep some of our shorter stay guests for longer than a week but often that is not possible since their 'wish list' is so long and the time so short. That is why we like to have a good chat with you when you arrive in order to focus on your priorities and maximise your precious vacation moments
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Grambois Luberon
Searsmont, Maine
5

PROVENCAL AMBIENCE

  • 5 of 5
This was our first stay at Le Chenaie, but hopefully not our last. We stayed 8 days in mid-September and loved every minute of it. Linda and Ivan are the penultimate hosts. The accommodations were perfect for my wife and me. Though a bit hard to find in the dark on arrival(no fault of Ivan's directions), once we got settled it was a peaceful, serene and "sympa" place to relax. We felt more like friends visiting friends than as guests. It is an excellent place from which to explore the Luberon valley with its quaint hill towns, as well as Aix-en-Provence, Arles and the Mediterranean coast. The gite was well-appointed and clean. We cooked several meals there and found the kitchen area nicely supplied. Lots of tourist info available in addition to Ivan and Linda's extensive knowledge of the area. We went to several local markets, took a self-guided tour of a vineyard(Chateau de Dorgonne in La Tour d'Aigue - excellent), saw the Roman sites in Arles, swam in the pool, saw the ochre cliffs in Rousillon, went to Cassis to see the calanques and a lot more. Les Tilluels restaurant, 5 minutes away, is excellent as is Les Temps Modernes in Cucuron. The film, "A Great Year", was partly filmed in Cucuron.
We would highly recommend this gite to any couple wanting to experience the Provencal countryside. We have visited Provence once before this, but this was a far better experience thanks to Ivan and Linda. Si nous que vous remercions!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Charles has put his finger on it! it is more like ''friends visiting friends''
than guests visiting. And that is what makes it such a pleasure for Linda and myself. Our only regret that those who come for a week we want to keep for longer and what's more, they want to stay but their return trip is already booked!!!
Maybe we'll have the pleasure of welcoming YOU next!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Marseille Provence
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Marseille
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Pertuis
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Pertuis
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Cassis, (The Mediterranean), local lake,5miles,)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pierrevert
Car: necessary

Provence was an important part of the Roman Empire and much archeological heritage remains in surrounding towns and cities, most of them about an hour's drive. Many have superb museums, well displayed. Shopping in the town and village markets is a joy and if required, the major fashion labels can be found in nearby Aix en Provence, Nimes, Arles and of course Marseille. You can plan your own wine tastings in the various chateaux and domaines and learn first hand how the grape turns into a bottle on your table.

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Amenities

Grambois Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • comfortable large shower, wash basin and lavatory with window to garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
New King size bed, fully outfitted kitchen, and nestled in the woods of Provence. Awake each morning in the middle of Provencal nature. Birds chirping, the glorious sunshine and fresh air.
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