Le Point is a small stone house on a medieval street in the unspoilt village of Cucuron, which lies inside the Luberon Nature Park in the Provence region of the south of France, 40 minutes drive north of Aix-en-Provence. The house is a treasure that has been in our family since the 1970’s when the muralist Mary Adshead, wife of artist Stephen Bone, restored it so she had a bolt hole in an area of France she loved. The small bedroom is decorated with Mary's murals.
The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lies at the foot of the Luberon hills. It has a traditional market on Tuesdays around the bassin (large carp pond) and square which is shaded by towering, 200-year-old plane trees. The village includes a cooperative wine cellar where local wines can be tasted and where a walking trail starts and you can discover the wine-growing activity around the area from a historical standpoint.
The house sleeps 2 to 5 people and comprises:
A spacious double bedroom, with king sized bed, with single bedroom and bathroom leading off of the main bedroom. The single bed has a pull out below and the room can be arranged to accommodate two beds.
The bathroom has a large bath with overhead shower and a washing machine. The double bedroom includes seating and a fireplace that can be used in the winter months. Thick stone walls mean that the rooms are relatively cool even in the height of Summer.
Reached by a steep set of ancient stone stairs (not suitable for small children or those with mobility issues) there is a light and airy living room/kitchen/diner and small terrace. The living area includes a double sofa bed. The kitchen area contains an oven, with hob and grill, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and all the pots, pans and crockery you would need to cater at home. The living area includes an eclectic collection of books. Views from the kitchen window are breathtaking. The very small private terrace is suitable for two to sit, enjoy the sun and eat.
The accommodation is most suitable for a couple or small family, but please note that the ancient stone staircase to the first floor is quite steep and would be unsuitable for under fives or the disabled.
Duvets and pillows are supplied, plus linen and towels, if required (but please bring your own towels for swimming). The house is all electric. It has an internet radio with mp3 connector, wifi internet access and a telephone but no TV. There are plenty of heaters for winter use and two fans for the summer.
Ample parking is available in the village, but the lane that Le Point is on is too narrow for cars, closest drop off is about 50 metres away.
Guest comment in 2014:-
Wonderful little hideaway in the storybook Provencal village of Cucuron. The previous reviewer described it perfectly...white washed stone walls and ceilings, challenging staircase and an adorable hand painted trompe l' oeil mini-bedroom. Roomy, fully functional kitchen/dining/living area upstairs, bedrooms downstairs. The kitchen has a wonderful little balcony with THE BEST view of the countryside. The owners are friendly and respond quickly to correspondence. Be sure to read the big scrapbooks in the bookcase upstairs...wonderful story of the artist family that purchased this little jewel of a home.