Southwest of the city of Avignon, this Provence villa rental is situated in an area filled with characteristic French villages and beautiful green countryside. But this self-catering Vaucluse villa is not just about great location. It's about experiencing the elegance and charm of French life while living in a 19th century mansion. Spend relaxing evenings in one of the opulent sitting rooms, or enjoy a glass of local wine by the pool. When the spirit of exploration strikes, you can wander around nearby Lacoste or Bonnieux; or, alternately, take a day trip into Avignon or St Remy. Whatever their personalities or interests, everyone is certain to find something to delight with this Provence holiday rental.
Located in the middle of a six acre estate planted with fruit trees, vines, lavender, almond trees, olive trees, and evergreens, any season from March to October in this villa will present its share of fruit and fragrances. This 19th century restored mansion is situated amidst the shade of ancient lime, oak, and cedar trees. A swimming pool offers a quiet, serene place to sunbathe or cool off, and can be heated on request for an extra charge. An outdoor pool house has toilettes and a shower. There are also terraces set around the house, offering sun or shade at any time of day. A petanque ground sits amidst the wood, where you can enjoy views of the Vaucluse valley. For convenience, there is a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer in the garage near the villa with outdoor access. A caretaker lives at the back of the property. Parking is available on the property grounds under a covered car port.
This large farmhouse is characterized by high ceilings with moldings, large spaces, staircases, and fireplaces. Ground Floor: Two roomy and comfortable living rooms, each ornamented with a fireplace, allow you to relax and appreciate the evenings. There is also a large, elegant dining room and a fully equipped kitchen with a cook-top, oven, microwave, and dishwasher, as well as a table with six chairs. First Floor: There are four bedrooms on this floor, each with a queen-size bed (160 cm), one extra single bed (90 cm), and an en suite bathroom with two sinks, a tub with a handheld shower, and a separate WC. Second Floor: There are four bedrooms on this floor. Three bedrooms each have a queen-size bed (160 cm) and the fourth bedroom has two single beds (90 cm). Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with two sinks, a shower, and a separate WC. The first floor bedrooms have high ceilings, while the second floor bedrooms are "attic" rooms. All bedrooms are well decorated and comfortable, with independently controlled air conditioning.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. Pool Heating: On request, extra charge Breakfast/cook: On request Please Note: The maximum number of people accepted at this property is 16, due to insurance reasons. It is possible to rent only the ground and first floor for a maximum of 10 people; please enquire. A caretaker lives at the back of the property. Children must be 10 years old to stay at this property. Eight hours of cleaning per week is included with the rental.
This villa is located near the village of Lacoste, historically associated with the Marquis de Sade, who lived in a castle here and built a theatre. Today it still reflects its ancient origins with paved streets, battlements, a medieval castle, and 15th century houses. Lacoste is also linked to the Vaudois, a Christian sect who met secretly in the village while being pursued by Catholic persecutors. In more recent history, fashion designer Pierre Cardin partially renovated the castle of the Marquis and regularly organizes theatre festivals on site-- making Lacoste a very vibrant part of the culture of the Luberon. Other points of interest in town include a 12th century church and ancient quarries of underground stone. Another nearby town is Bonnieux, one of the finest villages in the area. Wonderful residences dating from the 16th to 18th centuries will remind you why several prominent bishops chose to take up residence here. There is a fantastic array of architecture, including the church tower, rising above the town like a sentinel. If you're feeling up for a little exercise, you can climb 86 steps to the "Vieille Eglise," where there is a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside. Other sights within the village include the 13th century ramparts, 18th century town hall, the church, and a museum devoted to the history of bread! Friday morning is market day, and there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy in town. There are also many other charming towns near this villa, and you can easily take day trips to Avignon or St. Remy. St Remy de Provence: 48 km/30 mi Avignon: 43 km/27 mi Cavaillon: 29 km/18 mi Fontaine-de-Vaucluse: 22 km/14 mi Apt: 17 km/11 mi Gordes: 14 km/9 mi Bonnieux: 8 km/5 mi Menerbes: 6.5 km/4 mi