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Pete Beachill

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beautiful Boutique House in Picturesque Provencal Village

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Ventoux - Carpentras area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Stepping out of a narrow, winding street in the heart of Pernes you find yourself in a scene from the Arabian Nights-or might it be Petarch? An enclosed courtyard holds a spring fed pool, a wide terrace, greenery galoore, a wooden pergola, romantic lighting: poetry that on a warm summer's night would melt the heart of the toughest pragmatist. From here into the 21st century: a cool haven of space with an airy feel, a minimalist decor, earth colours, natural fabrics, and plain good taste.

Quirky touches too. You'll want to stay a while to experience both world's the ice-cube lamps against old stonework, the Art Deco style and the abstract art. Comfortable bedrooms have quiet style, the excellent kitchen has an extraordinary quantity of of crockery, cutlery, platters and baskets, and the living area's 30's style leather sofas open arms to a superior music system: the owner is a professional trombonist.

Just up from the market square : yet quieter than the countryside: no tractors, no roosters. Fine dining, festivals great and small, history, art and winegrowers are all around you. beautifully converted 18th Century stone barn situated in a typically Provencal village in the heart of the Vaucluse.

La Saga is a very large converted barn situated in the ancient village of Pernes Les Fontaines. The house is entered through a gate from a typically old narrow street in the village. A stunning courtyard with a swimming pool is overlooked by the 3 storey house.

The house has been designed for enjoyment and indulgence. The floors are traditional stone throughout and there is electric central heating.

This is an ideal house for you to unwind from the fast pace of your professional lives or indeed for a more mature group of people to spend time enjoying the surroundings of the Vaucluse and Luberon countryside and relaxing around the pool. It is a perfect place from which to explore the surrounding ancient cities and indulge in the cultural events of Provence.

Keywords: Village House

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pete Beachill (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Pete Beachill

I am a professional trombonist working in the field of pop and TV and film in London. I am a big fan of Earth Wind and Fire and I run my own band playing their music. I have put some of my old instruments on the walls in the house and the CD and DVD cupboards are full of Movies and Albums that I have performed on. There is also about 70 or so cookbooks in an other cupboard as I believe music and food are made for each other. I now believe that music food and France are made for each other!

Pete Beachill purchased this house in 2002

Why Pete Beachill chose Ventoux - Carpentras area

I first travelled to the area in 2000 on holiday and fell in love with it. I kept returning to try and find my ideal home. In 2003 after seeing many different properties by chance I came across La Saga. The house had been lovingly converted restored and modernized from an old sheep barn. The previous owner was an architect so the design and layout was all done to a very high standard. I came over from England with a car full of Farrow and Ball paint in all my favourite colors and decided to put my stamp on the house. I still change things every time I visit and my home is a passion for me. After many trips to the area I decided that I really wanted to stay here as much as I could.

What makes this house unique

Cycling, walking by the canal, the markets, the food, the weather, the people, the peace and quiet are all the things that make me smile when I am at La Saga.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We (age 9 to 85) just spent a wonderful week at La Saga. The town is charming, the residents were friendly, and everyone loved the fresh foods from the local farmers markets.

La Saga itself is wonderful. The house is clean, and spacious, with great breezes. Everyone enjoyed cooking on the six burner stove/double oven, and in the outdoor kitchen. The pool is the perfect size to cool off in, but too small if you are looking to swim laps. The owners have a hard cover House Book explaining how to use all the appliances (gourmet stove, dish washer, outdoor oven/grill, washer and dryer), offer suggestions regarding restaurants and markets, as well as vineyards.

The location is ideal if you are the adventurous type. We did group trips (kayaking) within twenty minutes of the house, and serious hiking within an hours drive. Everyone loved trips through lavender fields, vineyards, and Roman ruins.

We only wish we could have stayed longer to explore Provence even further.
Jul 2012
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Nearest Point of Interest
Tourist Office

Go Karting


Rates & Availability

Pernes les Fontaines House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 5 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

linen hire pp per week $20
Refundable damage deposit $654

To secure the booking we ask for half the rent to be paid up front. The remaining rent, linen hire and refundable security deposit is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.

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Ventoux - Carpentras area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main bathroom on first floor
    en-suite Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , en-suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom with separate WC on top floor
  • In total we have 4 WC's, 2 showers, 1 shower over bath, one jacuzzi tub (en-suite to master bedroom) and an outdoor shower for the pool.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with super-king size bed & en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Super-king size bed with lounge area & wood-burning stove
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Super-King size beds (2), king size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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