Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Villa Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 10-12, 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, private pool (6x12),
This property is excellent for families with children, because of its extensive garden with picknick table, large trampoline, ping-pong table and lots of place for ball games and badminton. There is a large private pool (6 x 12m) with a remote controlled motorized telescopic poolcover-system for optimal security and a comfortable water temperature. The property is located in a beautifull area, with a stunning panoramic view over the valley of the Luberon. Only 45 minutes from the city of Avignon. Restaurants, bakery and grocery nearby in our beautiful picturesque village Saint Saturnin-les-Apt 5 min.drive. The walk to the village takes 20 min. Only 10 minutes drive to Apt, with its famous Saturday morning market, medieval center and many restaurants. Famous provencal villages as Gordes, Roussillion, Menerbes are within 30 minutes drive. Marseille one and a half hour drive.The villa has a beautiful extensive garden 6500m2 with lavendel, olive trees, oleanders and dining terraces. Three mountain bikes are available for our guests. Wireless internet connection.
Lounge very large (60m2) with dinning areas inside and outside, plus covered outside dinning terraces
Fully equipped kitchen
Details facilities: The first floor is accommodated by a spacious living and dining area (60m2) with large balcony and covered terrace, open fireplace and satellite TV with video/dvd/cd. Also a wireless broadband internet connection is available. There are two fully equipped kitchens upstairs and downstairs available.
The house has on ground floor and first floor covered and uncovered terraces. There is a private pool (12 x 6m) with sun terrace, several shade areas, pool chairs, an alarm. Domaine les Cerises also includes a private large parking-space, an enclosed extensive garden (6500m2), with outside table pingpong table and near the pool area a playground for children and a picknick area and a trampoline.
2 Baby's cots and 2 high baby's chairs available.Two mountain bikes available.
Surroundings: When leaving the terrain by the Provençal style gate, one walks immediately into the beautiful nature of the Perréal hill. When you go out of the main gate there are several beautiful hikes.The view from the house is stunning, showing the full width of the Luberon valley with its little villages and hamlets.From the terrace you have the beautiful view of the village of Villar.
The Parc Regional Naturel de Luberon is a nationally protected heritage site which features natural forests, cherry orchards, vineyards, old villages, castles and lavender fields. This blending of nature and man made history is unique, not only in France but also the rest of Europe.
Visitors adore the scenic and carefully preserved landscape under the warm southern sun of France, nestled between such impressive natural phenomena as Mont Ventoux and the deep naturally carved Gorges du Verdon.
The Luberon Mountain region offers visitors all form of sights, serenity, activities and shopping, but as yet is not overrun by the tourist industry.
Points of interest: The region is interspersed with cultural and historical attractions such as the thousand year old Church of Sainte Anne in nearby Apt, and the two thousand year old Pont Julien, an ancient Roman bridge which still spans the River Coulon.
Several hilltop villages are found throughout the area, and make interesting and memorable places to visit. Roussillon was a hiding spot for writer Samuel Beckett during the Second World War. Gordes features the Sénanque Abbey dating back to 1148.
The village of Ménerbes has been made famous through books and cinema, depicting a quiet rural French lifestyle. Lacoste, once home to the notorious Marquis de Sade, is a popular spot for history buffs. All of these towns offer shops, restaurants and other amenities, and can be reached in less then half an hours' drive.
The storied town of Avignon, which held the seat of the Papacy briefly in the Middle Ages, is within 45 minutes' drive offers an abundance of cultural and historical points of interest. There are 2 golf locations: one near the village of Saumane 45 minutes drive with 18 holes and the other golf club is in the village of Villar 10 minutes drive with 9 holes. Pets and smoking is not allowed.
Details for DOMAINE LES CERISES 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 5 Bathrooms
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Eleven of us stayed here, including five children aged 2 to 9. We all had a fantastic time and would happily have stayed another week!
The owners were there when we arrived and couldn't have been more helpful.
The house and grounds are spacious and well cared for and the view is amazing!
The pool is a great size and there are plenty of loungers and seats for everyone. However the shallow end is not very shallow, even the nine year olds struggled to touch the bottom (it didn't seem to affect their enjoyment though) It's useful to have a fridge by the pool too. The trampoline and play area are right next to the pool which is handy for keeping an eye on the children.
All the bedrooms are light and spacious and have their own bathroom, although beware the mezzanine bed really isn't for little ones.
If you're with little ones then there isn't anything in walking distance, but it's only a few minutes in the car to Saint Saturnin (which is well worth a visit) or ten minutes into Apt with shops, cafes and the huge supermarket. There are loads of fantastic places to visit in this area of Provence (we've been three times now) and the house provides a really good base to explore.
The owners have provided two mountain bikes and I can totally recommend a sun-down bike ride along the quiet roads around the property - whatever your fitness level. Although you may have to walk the last bit up the very steep hill to the house.
If you're feeling more energetic my husband and his brother hired bikes and cycled to the top of Mont Ventoux....
There's also a small lake for fishing about five minutes away which my boys loved (take your own kit though).
All in all a great holiday, thanks Maria and Paul!