COZY RESTORED COTTAGE AMONG CHERRY/OLIVE TREES, CIRCULAR POOL

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Blum Rubin

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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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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Cozy Restored Cottage Among Cherry/Olive Trees, Circular Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 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
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
5

Too good to miss!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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!!
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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.
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
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Carmel Valley, California
5

Really fun week in Provence

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
I stayed a week in late Fall and as my wife likes to cook we bought fresh provisions at the markets and had quiet meals in the cottage. We got to experience a real Mistral, and that was exciting, but the little stone house stood firm. The wood burning stove made it all the more cozy.
Thanks Barney.
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick, We're pleased you found that LaFerrage is cozy in all seasons. We especially like how the bedroom stays toasty on cool evenings. During the fall and winter, the air is perfumed with the scent of wood-burning stoves and the fragrance of hearty stews cooking in Provencal kitchens. All that, and the brilliant scarlets and golds of the turning vine leaves in autumn! We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back for another visit soon. Sue and Barney
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
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
5

Charming Cottage in Provence Exceeds Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We spent two glorious weeks at La Ferrage in June of 2013. We had high expectations based on the VRBO description, but the reality was even better. The owners have a truly lovely restored cottage that was perfect for the two of us. The setting is magnificent--at the end of a lane graced by cherry trees and vineyards and a short drive from town. We value privacy, and we were not disappointed. The cottage is immaculate and elegant in its simplicity, but has all of the comforts of home--dishwasher, washer (enclosed outside clothesline area provides the dryer!), gas stove, every cooking utensil you could need, and Internet connectivity. In addition, there are two different outside eating areas and a private swimming pool just a short walk from the cottage. A local manager was helpful and willing to answer any questions.

We had taken the high speed train from Paris to Avignon and rented a car there for the hour's drive to the cottage. We found La Ferrage a perfect base for day trips in Provence, from which there are many to choose. Returning to the cottage was always a highlight because it is such a pleasant and inviting place. We would sit by the pool and look up at the village of St. Saturnin and pinch ourselves to make sure it was real. When one is surrounded at La Ferrage by 100s of blooming white rose bushes, cherries ready to be picked, and lavender coming in to full bloom, it's hard not to think one is in paradise.

We very much enjoyed a local restaurant, L'Estrade, in the center of town and became regulars. Their food was quite reasonable, very inventive, and beautifully presented. The local wine was excellent. La Fountain in nearby Villars was another favorite restaurant. There is a small grocery store in St. Saturnin and larger ones in Apt, just 10 minutes away, as well as many local markets for produce. Several nights we ate in the cottage while watching a full moon rise over the town. It doesn't get better than this!

There is nothing we would change about La Ferrage, and we would love to go back. Susan and Barney were extremely helpful, and we salute them for the beautiful retreat they have created. We highly recommend La Ferrage.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Peggy, Your words paint a wonderful picture of your experience at LaFerrage, but they fail to mention the lovely watercolors that you painted -- and sent on to us -- during your time at LaFerrage. Thank you so much for that. We are delighted the cottage inspired you to record some memories on canvas, all the while also finding time to enjoy the many culinary and touristic offerings of the region. We hope you do come back for more exploration of this fabulous part of Provence. Sue and Barney
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
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
5

Beautiful Property in a Dream Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My daughter and I had a truly wonderful time at La Ferrage. The house and the farm exceeded our expectations both in terms of the physical beauty of the setting and the extent to which it seems as though the owners anticipated every possible need we could have. The house is an absolute dream, with all the comforts of home, and the kitchen was a delight to cook in.

We loved the little town of St Saturnin les Apt and we were within easy distance of so many other villages and sights. Barney and Sue were warm, communicative, and extremely helpful in guiding us as we planned our stay. If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to step inside a Cezanne, this is it! We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sara! We did try to make LaFerrage a work of art, to complement the beauty of the region and the charm of St. Saturnin. We're happy you and your daughter had such a lovely time, and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warmly, Sue and Barney.
Helpful votes: 1/1

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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Availability & Rates

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

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
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:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • paragliding
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking