Delightful, 19th century, stone-built, Provencale holiday rental farmhouse with superb swimming pool in idyllic location in the sought-after Luberon Regional Natural Park, Provence, South of France. Sleeps 2 to 10 persons in comfort amidst scenic countryside. Also available in 2 parts for 2-6p. A former silk farm, this lovingly restored authentic Provencale farmhouse offers oodles of character (Terracotta floor tiles, exposed stone and beams, lime washed walls) as well as every comfort. Perfect location 1 mile village centre or just 10 mins. conservation village of Lourmarin, twixt Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. Nestled on a gentle hillside in a tiny hamlet on the edge of a village, in the very heart of the Luberon Park, amidst many reputed hilltop villages, daily Provencale markets, vineyards, lavender fields, orchards, olive groves and historic sites. Direct access from this characterful stone-built farmhouse by foot, bike or horse to the Luberon Park trails and walks and much more.
Flexible accommodation; your options: SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE CHRISTMAS, FEB. AND OCT. HALF TERM HOLS. AND EASTER. EMAIL OWNER FOR FULL DETAILS. The layout of the farmhouse lends itself to adapt to our guests' varied requirements. You can choose to take both wings of the farmhouse together as one 4-5 bedroomed farmhouse with exclusive, private use of the gardens and swimming pool and pool house which accommodates 2 to 10 persons in the greatest of comfort.
If you prefer to take just one wing as a self-contained 2-bedroomed unit for 2 to 6 persons with private garden, but shared pool, then this option is also available to you (see Les Muriers: the East Wing detailed separately for your information).
Availability: The farmhouse is typically Provencale in style and character with great, thick solid stone walls and a terracota tiled roof. It boasts many original features such as exposed beams and stone and antique, waxed terracotta tiles in parts. Thanks to its traditional construction, this Luberon farmhouse offers both a spacious, cool and airy home in the Summer and a warm, cosy, bright home in the winter. There are also mosquito nets and fans for your comfort during summer nights and mostly double-glazed windows for your comfort all year round. There is an impressive open log fireplace in the living room in the East Wing, ideally suited to winter lets. At certain periods we are also happy to offer alternative B and B accommodation.
Bilingual Francophile, TEFL teacher passionate about Provence, its history, culture, lifestyle, and natural beauty.
Location, location, location!
Character, construction (cool in the summer, cosy in the winter thanks to its 45cm thick solid stone walls).
Its idyllic setting in the south of the majestic Luberon Park; you can stroll directly out from the farmhouse into the hills and mountains of the Luberon, through the forest, the valleys, the summits, the springs, and as you walk, the air fills with the unforgettable scents of rosemary, thyme and summer savoury and the vistas and topography are quite simply breathtakingly beautiful, as is the Provencale light.
Prime location: South Luberon Natural Regional Park boasting a wealth of flora and fauna - a world heritage site and biosphere.
This part of Provence is the largest fruit and vegetable growing area in France- exported all over EEC.
Views to the south across the Durance valley, the Mont St Victoire in Aix en Provence (Cezanne's mountain), and the Alpilles/St Remy as well as to the North into the Luberon mountains.
Exquisite pool and pool area with solar shower, poolside drinks fridge, wrought iron and Zellige Moroccan dining furniture in summer kitchen at the poolside for al fresco dining all year round.
Mature, spacious gardens, ample garden furniture, stone built bbq.6 toilets, 4 bathrooms/shower rooms.
wifi. sat tv.
nearby tennis courts and swimming lake.
daily Provencale markets in surrounding Luberon villages.
5 mins to La Verrerie vineyard or 10 mins to authentic ferme auberge with incomparable home cooking by local French farmer's wife - one of the oldest farms in the region.
I mile from centre of unspoilt, medieval Mediterranean village with all amenities, olive oil mills, restaurants, of historic Waldensian/Huguenots fame, ruined chateau, 10 min. drive to conservation village of Lourmarin - probably one of the most photographed villages in Provence because of its roofscape and Luberon mountain backdrop, chateua, churches, picturesque medieval streets, and gastronomic restaurants - one of the jewels of the Luberon, as are nearby Gordes, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste, Goult, Roussillon, Rustrel, Apt, Cucuron etc. Ansouis, and the nearby reputed Alpilles with St Remy, Paradou, Les Baux, Maussane, ARles and the Camargue, or the Dentelles de Montmirail and its famous route des vins including Chateauneuf de Papes, Beaumes de Venise, Seguret, Vacqueryas, Crillon le Brave, Crestet, Suzette, Orange, and Vaison la Romaine
Short walk into the hamlet where there is a stocked trout fishing lake.
Nearby farm produce for sale May to Sept.
In the heart of the Luberon Natural Park itself, the farmhouse is located in a tiny, quiet hamlet yet only only 2 mins. (1 mile) from bustling, unspoilt village of Merindol (all amenities) or 10 minutes to conservation village and gastronomic centre of Lourmarin. Also easy reach of famous, medieval hilltop village sand daily markets e.g. Bonnieux, Menerbes, Gordes, Lacoste, and the ocre cliffs of Roussillon and le Colorado Provencale. 35 mins. antiques and local produce market: L'Isle sur la Sorgue. 20 mins. market towns of Cavaillon, Salon and Pertuis. 35 mins. historic, university cities of Aix and Avignon. Historic sites e.g.St.Remy (Van Gogh), Arles, Les Beaux, the Papal Palace (Avignon), Nimes (Roman amphitheatre),15mins. A7 exit, 40 mins. airport. Nearby riding, kayaking, golf, mountain-biking, beach (Cassis), tennis, swimming lake, language schools, Camargue Nature Reserve, la Route des Vins, La Route de la Lavande, La Route des Peintres.
Other Activities: kayaking, daily Provencale markets, pot-holing, gastronomic restaurants, language school, wine-tasting, property searches, furmiture making classes...
Golf: Pont Royal, Mallemort, 18 hole championship golf course designed by Seve Ballaesteros together with luxurious clubhouse, restaurant, boutiques and Pierre and Vacances wave park only 15 minute drive from the farmhouse.
Ski: Mont Ventoux 45 mins. ABout 2 or 3 hours' drive to Les Arcs, Auron, Isola 2000, Greolieres les Neiges.
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winter 2013 - 14
Nov 2 2013 - Feb 28 2014
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.