About the property
- House3444 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Welcome to La Grande Bergerie.
Our design vacation home is tucked on the side of a quiet little hamlet, nearby the village of St-Saturnin-lès-Apt. Once a shepherd's stone house and barn renovated with love into a contemporary and authentic family home.
6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms over 3 stories, private pool (open from early May to late September), ideal for 2 to 3 families, up to 12 guests. Note that the house is on 3 floors, with steep staircases and very little railing.
The house main living space is on the second floor. You enter into a voluminous space of 650 sq ft featuring the living room with wood burning fireplace, a dining area opening to the private terrace and an open floor kitchen. The kitchen has a central island, a large 6 burners range, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave.
On this same floor is an entertainment room with TV/DVD and sofa, a guest bathroom and a large master bedroom (king bed) with a claw foot tub and a private vanity.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms (one with a queen bed and two with double twins) that share a bathroom with shower.
Downstairs, you will find a family suite consisting of 2 bedrooms (one queen bed, two twins) and 2 separate bathrooms, with its own 'salon' and fireplace that opens directly to the garden.
Wifi is available in the entire house. In addition, you will find a Bluetooth 'jambox' speaker in every adult bedroom to play your favorite music.
The garden (13000 sq ft) opens up to vineyards and truffle oak trees rolling hills. A lawn and centennial olive tree greet you by the pool, where you can sunbathe or play ball. When lunch time approaches, harvest a hand full of aromatic herbs from the Provencal quaint squared garden.
The pool is open from early May to late September, and measures 30 x 12ft, with a side children's wading pool on one end.
A pool side summer kitchen with gas plancha awaits your warm dinners with friends and family under the shade of the pergola.
Parking on the property for 3-4 cars is available and secured by an automated gate.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
We are a French family (originally from Brittany and the French Riviera) and are currently living in San Francisco.
Why Sandrine chose Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Our Provence home is our peaceful and rooting retreat, a place for us to bike, scavenge antiques and drink lots of wine with friends!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Maison en pierre magnifiquement rénovée au coeur du Luberon, un bijou à découvrir absolument!
Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour dans ce coin de paradis et nous avons tous été absolument enchantés!
La propriété correspond en tout point aux photos et à la description figurant sur le site Internet. La seule surprise à notre arrivée a été la proximité des autres maisons du hameau, qui sont mitoyennes. Mais cela n'a aucunement été un problème, le hameau est vraiment extrêmement calme et nous avions l'impression d'être seuls.
La propriété est très bien entretenue et la maison est propre. Etant à la campagne, il ne faut simplement pas craindre les insectes. Concernant l'extérieur, la cuisine d'été avec barbecue et vaisselle appropriée est très pratique et nous en avons largement profité! La piscine avec pataugeoire est idéale pour les jeunes enfants. La maison est très bien équipée (télévision, sono, électroménager, vaisselle, etc.) et est tellement spacieuse que chacun a son espace même en étant 12 personnes. Le seul bémol est le fait qu'il nous a manqué davantage de grandes casseroles ou poêles pour cuisiner pour 12 personnes. Par ailleurs, certaines plaques (gaz) ne fonctionnant malheureusement pas lors de notre séjour, cela a parfois été un peu compliqué.
Concernant la région, elle est vraiment sublime et la Grande Bergerie est un point de départ parfait pour rayonner jusqu'à Avignon, Marseille ou Aix-en-Provence, sans oublier les charmants villages provençaux comme Gordes, Roussillon, Lourmarin, etc.
Enfin, le processus de réservation (paiement, confirmation, etc) est très simple et le contact avec Sandrine a toujours été très agréable, elle a toujours répondu rapidement à nos demandes. Par ailleurs, une fois sur place, notre personne de contact s'est montrée disponible au besoin et très réactive, ce qui est appréciable.
Nous n'hésiterons pas à recommander la Grande Bergerie ou, pourquoi pas, à y revenir! Merci pour tout!
Merci, et au plaisir de vous recevoir pour un prochain séjour! Nous prenons note de vos remarques et ajouterons casseroles et poeles en cuisine.
We had a wonderful vacation at La Grande Bergerie. The house is beautiful, functional, and well-stocked for travelers who like to cook and relax.
The location is also perfect. We loved the nearby town of St Saturnin Les Apts. It is a beautiful town with all of the necessities minus tourists. And a bonus is that it it within walking or riding (on the house-provided bikes) distance. We had a wonderful dinner at L'Estrade, and bought fresh eggs, produce, charcuterie, and pastries daily at the local shops. There are also many hiking trails that explore among other things the the old ruins above town.
The booking process was smooth and the owners were helpful and prompt in responding.
I would highly recommend a vacation at La Grande Bergerie.
Beautiful stay at La Grande Bergerie!
We had a wonderful 10 day stay at La Grande Bergerie! The pictures and descriptions given were accurate and as advertised. In addition the place was clean and very well maintained. This old farmhouse has been redesigned very tastefully.
We were a group of 8 adults and 4 children. It was very spacious with many living rooms and ample outdoor space. The kitchen was well stocked, many plates and glasses, and all the necessary cooking utensils and pots and pans. We could have used some proper wine glasses but that's me just being picky.
The owner was very helpful throughout the whole booking process and gave some excellent suggestions on their website about things to do in the area, including lunch at L'Estrade, an excellent restaurant in the nearby town of Saint Saturnin-Les-Apts. It was about a 20 minute walk to town. Saint Saturnin Les Apts is a small, quiet town, with less tourists, which was ok with us. There is a good butcher shop, a decent bakery, a good restaurant (L'Estrade), and the old ruins above town are worth walking to.
I would highly recommend La Grande Bergerie!
Thank you! You are right about the wine glasses... I thought I'd choose an unusual shape but (as my husband already told me) wine purists will always prefer the classic "ballon". I will make sure to equip La Bergerie with those from now on!
A perfect vacation in Provence!
This is an ideal vacation spot. The location is great, a short walk to town passed cherry orchards for croissants in the morning. Easy day trips to visit the many beautiful towns and open air markets. We also went on several great hikes so when you don't want to spend time in the car there are plenty of alternatives.
We had dinner most nights at the outside kitchen with a view of the rolling hills, truffle oak tree grove and watched the sunset. During the day the kids loved the pool and garden and the adults loved all the reading nooks. There are plenty of cozy communal places or the bedrooms are spacious, well appointed and quiet when you want to get away.
I highly recommend this place. The owners were attentive, the house was charming, spotless and the location can't be beat. We were two families sharing the house and we felt like we could have easily fit another family.
La Grande Bergerie is the quintessential Provence experience. I had such a wonderful and comfortable time there! The location is great: private and secluded, but not too far from a small town where you can get the essentials like baguettes and pastries.
The place is tastefully designed, with plenty of room to lounge and chill out. The kitchen with the harvest dining table and authentic designer furniture were simply beautiful. The pool is a wonderful addition, as well as the lounge chairs nearby. There are even bikes for you to take out and roam around the neighborhood.
I highly recommend your visit to this heaven on earth!
Sérénité, Elégance des espaces, grands volumes
- Description conforme, souci de l'accueil dans les détails.
- Maison très bien entretenue
- Maison spatieuse où chacun peut trouver son coin au calme, pour se reposer ou travailler.
- Bon équipement à la pointe des techniques (web, TV et son)
- Sites et paysages voisins remarquables
Our house is located roughly 2 Km away from the village. Two renovated vintage bikes (3 speeds) are available for use to our guests. Ride on!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday only, check-in 5pm, check-out 10am.