Ansouis Villa Rental Photos and Description
Split-level villa atop a small hill; sleeps 6+; swimming pool; terraces; gardens
Ansouis, officially designated one of France’s “plus beaux villages,” provides the pastoral yet majestic foreground for your stay at La Petite Colline. Situated on a rise amidst the vineyards and orchards of the Luberon Sud, the small villa, its several terraces, gardens, and swimming pool all face the millenium-old Chateau d’Ansouis perched atop the medieval village.
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The home has every modern amenity, including a spacious open-plan salle de séjour with its airy living room. . . a large, tile-countered kitchen. . . a roomy dining space. . . and a separate stereo/TV/DVD area. Space and light abound, as do books, videos and CDs. One bedroom on the level below, and two more (or three, as needed) on the floor above, are each newly and colorfully decorated, quiet, and extremely private. Each sleeping level has its own full bathroom, with an extra WC-plus-sink on the upper level. Floors are tiled throughout, and (for October-to-April guests) radiantly heated. A separate office upstairs looks dramatically out on the Chateau and the village, as do the master bedroom and the salle de séjour on the main level.
The property itself is large, with tall trees on every side. It is entered through its private gate at the foot of the medieval village.
Its cypress-lined driveway leads past a small meadow of lavender and rosemary, up past a small, flowered hillside, past the swimming pool terrasse, to the villa’s lower level. Entry to the home is either up the front-door steps or directly into the lower bedroom level. The upper patio, like the pool and its terrasse immediately below, dramatically faces the thousand-year-old (still occupied) Chateau d’Ansouis atop the village. The shifting play of light between sky and chateau as the day progresses is compelling. The front patio itself, shaded by a large 300-year-old yew tree, leads around the gardened side of the villa to the private rear terrasse with its timbered planting beds beneath the wooded hillock that separates the estate from the vineyards behind it. There are several dining areas on the property.
Overall, La Petite Colline is light, airy, more casual than formal, very comfortable, and blessed by its spacious landscape, its sublime setting, and the Provençal sun.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only