|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Ideally situated in Buoux, at the heart of Provence in the Parc Régional du Luberon, this charming gite Provençal is a perfect vacation getaway to relax and enjoy Provence. "Lo jas dei Barrulaires" is located on an historical property along with the owner's mas, a several century old traditional farm stone building.
The gite itself is a "bergerie" that dates from the 12th century and has been restored in the ancient tradition of lime stuccos and noble stone materials.
Most beautiful villages of Luberon, such as Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Saignon, Menerbes, Roussillon, Gordes and the town of Apt are only minutes drive away. Walk to the village of Buoux for fine cuisine at local restaurants, or hike down to the goat cheese farm and have cheese and wine at home on the stone patio under the shade of the grape vine.
Living space 65 m2 on one floor with a living room/kitchen and two bedrooms with their own bathrooms, it sleeps four people. All comfort, floor heating, and amenities.
Living room/kitchen: fridge/freezer, cooking range, dishwasher, and wood stove.
Large master bedroom: queen size bed 160 cm with private bathroom (toilet/shower), and closets. Private outside stone patio to enjoy breakfast coffee, or sip evening wine.
Small bedroom: queen size bed 160 cm with private bathroom (toilet/shower). Closet.
Loved this beautifully decorated stone cottage in a great location near Apt and Bonnieux - great ambience. Stayed 10 days - great opportunity to take in all the beauty of the Luberon. Spent most days touring the amazing villages in the area, a car is a must. Discovered an awesome artisanal bakery in Apt with mouthwatering breads straight from a real wood fired stone oven -- a real treat for us Californians! Favorite villages would be Gordes, L'Isle du la Sorgue and Rousillion but there are so many it is truly hard to have a favorite. We were there during the height of the lavender season (July) amazingly beautiful and fragrant experience! Cottage has everything you need including appropriate "bug spray" for the uninvited guests (insects summer brings!). Unfortunately for us, we were there during a heat wave but in general, possibly Spring or Fall would be better weather. Owners are very gracious hosts anxious to please - one is ex-pat American and her husband is French - makes it easy if you are English speaking. Beds are comfortable and everything was very clean. Very handy to have a washing machine during a 10 day stay. We ate lunch out in a different village every day. Breakfasts and light suppers at the cottage - worked very well. Apt provided easy access to food stores. We loved the use of stone for sinks, showers, etc - really beautiful. All in all a delightful experience. Highly recommend it!
We loved the Barrulaires Gite! It’s a meticulously restored stone farmhouse cottage atop a small mountain in the Luberon a few miles from Apt. The property features a lovely view, and the cottage itself has wonderful décor coupled with all the up-to-date conveniences one would hope for. The owner – the irrepressible Betty – greeted us in the driveway with a flashlight at 10:30 pm when we arrived very owing to an Air France strike. She provided sage advice throughout our stay as to local attractions, stores and farmers’ markets, restaurants, etc.
Some might find the location a bit remote, but we enjoyed the solitude and privacy and did not mind the short drive into town for provisions or restaurants. Many of the major sites of the region are less than an hour’s drive. Apt itself is filled good restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, wine shops etc. It’s a lovely jog or walk from the gite down the mountain into the picturesque village of Buoux. Nearby Fort Buoux is definitely worth a half-day visit and the climb to the top is exhilarating. Our only problem was a bit of difficulty with intermittent internet service during our week in September, but we understand Betty has since fixed the problem. [She is a U.S. expatriate married to a Frenchman, and she used her bilingual abilities to help us with dinner reservations]. Too many great restaurants in the area to mention, but it’s hard to go wrong.
My family & I stayed here during the second week of September in 2013. We really enjoyed the comfortable accommodations. It is the quintessential Provence cottage. It is very well located, whether you like to hike, bike or drive. There are many villages close by and a week is too short if want to see it all. This is a wonderful place and Betty the landlord is very accommodating. We will go back for sure!
Minha irmã e eu passamos maravilhosos 20 dias em Provence. A propriedade é fantástica, exatamente igual às fotos apresentadas nesse site. A casa é completa, não nos faltou nada. A proprietária é muito simpática e solicita. Ela dá dica de passeios, ajuda no que for preciso e ainda nos recomendou um restaurante muito bom.
Achamos que a casa fica em um distãncia boa das principais atrações de Provence e era muito gostoso poder voltar para casa no final do dia e ainda curtir o por do sol tomando um delicioso vinho.
Recomendo essa casa para quem deseja sentir um pouco da vida rural de Provence. Para mim foi o máximo!
We took a girls' trip to Paris and then Provence and stayed at this gite. It was a wonderful experience. Old school charm with modern day conveniences. We cooked, had dinner on the patio, enjoyed being able to hop in the car and visit the towns (Gordes was our favorite and Bonnieux was a close second) went for runs in the morning, long walks in the evening. The kitchen had everything we needed, including a lovely nespresso machine. Wfi was great too. All the planning and coordination went smoothly, we had no complaints, the hosts were super helpful and friendly. You will need a car to stay anywhere in the Provence region. Make sure to check out the many market days in varying towns!
My husband and I planned a 3 week excursion through Burgundy and Provence and when I searched for a stop in Provence for 1 week and discovered this unique and beautiful stone house, I knew that we had to stay in it. The pictures accurately reflected the rental's appearance and amenities and the property was clean and well maintained. It was tucked away above the pastoral hilltop village of Buoux and yet convenient for touring throughout the Luberon Valley. We took day trips and spent our time visiting beautiful/historic hilltop towns such as Bonnieux, La Coste, Roussillon, Gordes, St. Saturnin les Apt and Oppede-les-Poulivets. We hiked to Fort de Buoux and had our favorite meal at Bistro de la garde Apt. The views were breathtaking everywhere we drove. We would recommend this property to friends and family alike. It was truly a highlight of our trip.