COZY RESTORED COTTAGE AMONG CHERRY/OLIVE TREES, CIRCULAR POOL

Blum Rubin

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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COZY RESTORED COTTAGE AMONG CHERRY/OLIVE TREES, CIRCULAR POOL

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 BR + futon, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 2 adults + 1 child or guest)

This stone cottage on 1.8 hectares (4 acres) of farmland has been meticulously restored to the highest standards of taste and comfort with antique finishings and modern conveniences and is available for rental in all four seasons. Taking maximum advantage of a relatively compact space, the ground floor offers a living/dining area overlooking a stone patio (the actual dining area for most of the year), a fully equipped ultra-convenient gourmet kitchen, a functioning wood stove, and a half-bathroom under a custom-made plaster spiral staircase. The house has satellite television, high-speed WiFi, and internet telephony with free calling anywhere. The spiral staircase leads up to a master bedroom with views in all directions and an artisan-created fully modern bathroom with shower and double sink fitted out with antique doors and tiles. The house is cool in summer and warm in winter, with both electric heat and a functional wood stove. It contains two iPod stereo players.

The large property includes a magnificent round stone irrigation bassin (10 meters in diameter), which has been transformed into a swimming pool while retaining its original form. The pool sits in a well defined area 30 meters (100 feet) square, planted with grass and willows, with a full view of the village, including sunsets behind the chateau. The bassin was originally fed by a spring (on old maps the location is called ''Le Gourt,'' a Celtic word for spring-fed basin) which now flows into six wells on the property.

The house has open views in all directions, south to the Luberon mountains, north to the plateau of the Vaucluse, and west to the hilltop village of St. Saturnin-les-Apt with its ruined chateau, church, and windmill. The house is surrounded on three sides by a terrasse (patio) incorporating two old stone wells and paved on the south and west by a ''calade'' constructed entirely of stones from an old threshing floor unearthed during renovation.

The south side is shaded by a wisteria-planted custom-made iron tonnelle (canopy) overlooking the Luberon mountains in the distance. The immediate view is of a gently sloping gravel pathway bordered by lavender, boxwood, roses, and olive trees, leading down to the pool area.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Blum Rubin

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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, Hebrew, Persian, Hindi, Urdu
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906005
+1 917 250-1103
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
Hindhead
5

Winding Down in the Sun

  • 5 of 5
Just before we leave, we'd like to say a big 'thank you' for a really great two weeks at La Ferrage. This has been a much needed holiday break for the two of us. The house, the terrace area, garden and surroundings have all played a part in bringing down our metabolic rates to a healthier level. In the second week especially we could feel the wind-down process kicking in. The weather was perfect, albeit hot, but with cooling breezes often blowing through. The house is always cool and the Wisteria shaded terrace is perfect for reading , eating and generally relaxing.

Everything worked very well and according to the detailed instructions that you left. The piscine man came on schedule and the gardener, plus a visit from the English manager of the garden services. The garden looks beautiful and the Lavender trail leading towards the pool area is an inspiration. It must have been a lot of hard work for you but hopefully very satisfying to observe the changes made, when you are able to visit.

We brought our own bikes along with us and have had regular morning cycle rides to Villars, past the Lavender fields. Also been to most of the local villages and quite a few different markets. We re-discovered Aix-en- Provence, which we last visited more than twenty years ago, and explored some of the sites on the Cezanne trail. The Office of Tourism in the centre has excellent maps and guided tours for this. We've found the local restaurants to be very good and on Friday evening we went to the Bistrot de Lagarde, a very interesting location and a very unusual menu!

It's been a pleasure for us to stay in this beautiful home - many thanks again.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906005
+1 917 250-1103
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
London
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay at the cottage and had a blissful time in the lavender fields! Lovely place, very comfortable and well organised. We would go again!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906005
+1 917 250-1103
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
Herndon, Virginia
5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5
We spent only one week here and I wish we could have stayed longer. It’s hard to add to what has already been written – each day we began with a cup of coffee on the patio (if it wasn’t too chilly) – then we would go exploring and come back in the late afternoon, share some wine (again, on the lovely patio) and recharge our batteries. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking meals and of course all the markets had such wonderful fresh food. Even in early May it actually got hot enough for us to use the wonderful spring-fed pool! At night the stars were spectacular – imagine being able to look out the window and see the Milky Way! My husband enjoyed watching all the bird life, and we had fresh cut flowers and fresh herbs for cooking. This stay has made us want to return for longer and my husband is even thinking about retiring to France now! Thank you Susan and Barney for sharing your little piece of Paradise!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maggie,
We're happy you and your husband had a wonderful time at LaFerrage and we'd love to welcome you back when you return to the Luberon to find a dream home of your own!
Sue and Barney
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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906005
+1 917 250-1103
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
Los Angeles, Ca USA
5

Breathtaking and enchanting farmhouse...

  • 5 of 5
I have never been so enchanted. It’s going to be very sad to leave. I wish I could live here, the people are so nice and it is just beautiful.

I can’t remember when I ever felt like this. I’m blessed to have been to some wonderful places, but I can’t explain how complete I feel here. Thank you with all my heart for sharing your charming farm house with us and others.

I've never experienced such delight in losing track of time. To know when you wake up each day you know it will be different and special.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelly and Nanette, You have captured the magic of the Luberon in your comments and we're so happy that you experienced it. Over the course of the 20+ years we've known the region, we still wake each morning, look out the window, and say, "Another day in Paradise." We hope you're able to return again. Sue and Barney
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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
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+1 917 250-1103
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
5

Too good to miss!

  • 5 of 5
You really should use this superb property for the whole of your holiday or you will be disappointed with anything else; nothing can match it for location and facilities!
Barney and Susan have established an absolute haven here and are so happy to share it with guests. Making the arrangements was simple and Joelle provided the perfect welcome and advice about the area.
Set in the midst of cherry trees at the foot of the hill beneath the small village of St. Saturnin it is a peaceful retreat, from which you may well not choose to venture despite the profusion of interesting villages and towns within easy reach.
Everything you might wish for is included in this luxurious property. The house has been very carefully and imaginatively restored and even offers the availability of free internet telephone and Wi-Fi, so useful if you need to keep in touch with anyone back home.
The village has restaurants, a boulangerie and small supermarket, more than adequate for those wishing to stay and eat on the wisteria-covered patio during those hot summer evenings. Slightly further afield, Apt has everything else you might require. Within easy reach are Aix en Provence, Avignon etc., or the beautiful hilltop villages such as Bonnieux and Gordes.
After a hot day exploring nothing can match cooling off in the cleverly constructed swimming pool at the end of the lavender path, followed by a rest in a hammock between the trees nearby. To finish the day you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the garden whilst the sun goes down over the hills of the Petit Luberon.
Reading other similar reviews makes you realise the necessity of booking well in advance!
The whole experience was simple, there was direct contact with the owners and a local representative was available throughout the stay. The property was particularly well maintained and equipped, having a library of things to do and places to visit. There are beautiful Provencal gardens to visit within easy range, Val Joannis is certainly not to be missed. Nor is an early morning visit to Roussillon, with the rising sun illuminating the ochre cliffs, just minutes away.
Would we go back - yes, but for much longer!!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Malcolm and Margaret, we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at LaFerrage. We do try to make the whole experience a pleasure and are glad that you found the process of booking and arriving at the cottage easy and trouble free. Of course, most important of all is for our guests to enjoy their visit once they're settled -- whether that means exploring the region and enjoying some restful moments at LaFerrage between explorations, or simply staying put and enjoying the scenery from the loungers on the terrace or the hammocks by the pool. Either way, we think the region (and the cottage!) can't be beat. Best, Sue and Barney.
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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p906005
+1 917 250-1103
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Luberon
Beaufort, SC and Spruce Head Island, Maine
5

Perfection Repeated

  • 5 of 5
We loved Le Ferrage in June 2012 for three weeks and couldn’t wait to return. We came this summer for five weeks, loving every day and evening of our stay. It does not get better than Le Ferrage.

It actually did get better this summer as the beautiful landscaping of the grounds and cottage surrounds are fuller and more lush than one year ago. The pool area has additional willow trees for shade and more grass. The cottage interior is as beautiful and comfortable as before. The magnificent Luberon light enters the cottage during the long summer days, while the thick stone walls keep it cool against the sun. Evenings are always idyllic and calm, whether out on the terrasse or inside reading and relaxing.

We did enjoy a short visit from our single cousin from London who found the sleep sofa extremely comfortable (excellent mattress) and the downstairs loo a great convenience.

I prepared many meals in the well-planned kitchen which is easy to cook in and has all the tools and equipment one might need. The daily markets and local produce stands provide wonderful provisions for a great meal. We were fortunate to be there for the cherry season - yum - and harvest - a fascinating process to watch.

Le Ferrage is truly an exceptional property in every dimension - the cottage, the exterior, the pool, the setting, the 360 views. St Saturnin les Apt is a delightful village located centrally in our favorite part of the Luberon.

For a fuller description, please see the review from our June 2012 stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen and John, we are so glad that you returned to LaFerrage this year for an extended stay and that you enjoyed it as much (or even more!) than the year before. We, too, find to our amazement that we love the cottage and the grounds more each time we visit, though we don't know how that's possible. It's inspiring to watch the landscaping grow more lovely over time (more trees coming by the pool for next year!) and to watch those fabulous sunsets. We're delighted to share the cottage with our guests and look forward to welcoming you regularly to LaFerrage. Sue and Barney

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Marseille Provence (MRS)
Nearest Ferry
96 Kilometres
Marseille, Vieux Port
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
44 Kilometres
A51, Pertuis
Nearest Beach
116 Kilometres
Cassis
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Anywhere
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Anywhere
Car: necessary

It's the Luberon! One of the greatest all-around vacation-holiday places in the world!

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Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • EUR 1135 -EUR1600/wk
  • June, July, August 1,200 Euro
    September, October, April, May, 1050 Euro
    March 950 Euro
    November, December, January, February 850 Euro
    All rentals fully payable in advance. Includes cleaning once a week.;
    Weekly rates set by month of start date. Each week charged at appropriate rate.
    Minimum stay one week,starting Saturday.; no exceptions.
    200 EUR deposit
    VISA, MASTERCARD
  • Dates Available: Year Round.

Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 -
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting