Situated in Provence in the heart of the Luberon within the Luberon Regional Park near Lourmarin and Lauris, the villa sleeps six to eight. 'Brume de L’Aube' ('Dawn Haze'), a large bright, relaxing villa is located near some of the most beautiful villages and scenery in France. Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Menerbes and Lacoste (popularised by Peter Mayle) are all within 5-20mins drive, with easy access to the rest of Provence.
Set in half acre of terraced garden with olive trees and lavender, the villa's sun terrace offers stunning views over the Durance valley and Cezanne's Montagne Saint Victoire in the distance. The location is secluded, tranquil and private, looking out over the vineyards and countryside from it's hillside location, yet it is a 10 min walk to the centre of Lauris with it's Monday market, four restaurants, three bakeries, small supermarket and old village dating from the 15th C, including a dozen or so artists workshops and galleries.
The villa is spacious (1700 square feet or 150 m2) and has three double bedrooms plus a double sofabed, with three bathrooms (two en-suite), a large beamed and vaulted sitting room (500 square feet or 45 m2), cool in summer with luxury cream leather suite for eight, and a separate large dining room (250 square feet or 20m2) seating eight. Terraces, open, covered, and shaded surround the villa permitting relaxation and dining out of doors in all weathers. Pool (ten meters by five meters).
DAYTRIPS: The beaches of the Cote D’Azur, the Gorge du Verdon(Europe’s Grand Canyon), the Camargue, the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas, together with the Roman ruins in Arles, Nimes, Avignon, Orange and the Pont du Gard can all be easily visited in leisurely daytrips.
EQUIPMENT: The villa has satellite TV (55 inch/140 cm LCD HD, DVD and CD system. The kitchen is open plan and fully-equipped with refrigerator-freezer, gas and electric hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer. Outdoor barbecue.
SUNSHINE: Designed and positioned to fully exploit the climate and sunshine of Provence the villa faces south-south-east and enjoys sublime views over the surrounding valleys at sunrise with Cezanne’s Mont St. Victoire dominant in the distance. In the master bedroom suite on the first floor (en-suite bathroom and toilet) the sun literally pours straight through the large window - a wonderful way to wake up every morning or even brush your teeth.
The villa has a large sun terrace directly in front of the sitting room. Yet, when the sun is so hot that you only want to escape it, then the coolness of the vaulted sitting room offers respite, whilst a further terrace provides the option of lunch or dinner under shaded trees during hot summer days. The swimming pool, however, is positioned so that it enjoys the sun until early evening.
MISCELLANEOUS: There is gated car-parking space for at least six cars, most under shade. Electric under-floor central heating in the main part of the house means it can be occupied all year round. There is no extra charge for heating in the winter, guests are simply asked to be sensible. All linen and towels, except swimming towels, are included in rental and changed once a week.
COMMUNICATION: Avignon (TGV), Marseille Airport, Aix-en-Provence & Arles are all within 45 minutes drive. An 8-9 Hour Drive from Calais & only 10 miles from ‘Auto-route Du Soleil’ the whole of Provence is within easy access - Cannes, Nice & Monte Carlo are 2-3 hours by auto-route.
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION: 25% Reservation Deposit, Remainder Due Two Months Prior with US$500 Damage Deposit.
Keywords: Detached Villa with Pool in Luberon
Recreation, Cycle Hire & Horseback Riding are All Available in the Village, Pont Royal (Seve Ballesteros designed, 40-65euros a Round), one of the Best Golf Courses in France is only 12 miles, Uniquely for France, another 10 Courses are within 25 miles, reached driving through some of the most beautiful countryside in Provence. Three public tennis courts within10min walk. There are beautiful walks and horse riding in the area, The Top of the Luberon, with it's outstanding views, and the GR97 Footpath that crests the Luberon, are Only 3 miles, Bonnieux 6 miles. 1 1/2 hrs to ski slopes by motorway.
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