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Lovely, Tastefully Restored, 18th-century Farmhouse, With Amazing Gardens

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Lovely, Tastefully Restored, 18th-century Farmhouse, With Amazing Gardens

This spacious, 18th-century farmhouse, set among greenery and cypress trees, is entirely built of traditional stone, adorned with fig trees, trumpet vines, and Virginia creeper. The breathtaking view sweeps over the luberon, the monts du vaucluse, and the picturesque villages of villars and saint saturnin les apt.

The "mas" (provence-style farmhouse) was restored by a brilliant Franco-British architect. Great care was taken to retain the house's historical features: period staircase and fireplace, original provence-style ceilings, selected antique tiles, and plaster work restored by the best local craftsmen. It also has modern conveniences everywhere: large, comfortable, open-plan living spaces, a spectacular contemporary staircase, and a very large kitchen, combining traditional wood and stone with the latest technology.

The 5,000 ft² house is entirely south-facing, with broad french windows opening directly into a charming courtyard paved with ancient stones, planted with fig trees and roses under shady lime trees.

The spacious rooms make the house very easy to move around and live in: the 4 separate living rooms include a winter garden that open onto the swimming pool, a large drawing room paved with antique tiles, an oak-floored library, and a large games and television room. All the rooms are airy and overlook the gardens, to benefit from their coolness and heady perfumes.

Every detail of the decor, including the fabrics and designer furniture, blend in with a thousand curios from many lands to create a relaxed, cosy atmosphere.

Each of the 5 bedrooms has an independent full bathroom and toilet. The master bedroom opens onto a private, 390 ft² patio, with a fantastic view of the luberon, the swimming pool, the great trees in the grounds, and the shooting stars.

The gardens cover a full hectare (2.4 acres). They are quite exceptional for the Mediterranean region, with plentiful, natural springs, feeding a fountain, two wells, and even a small pond. This accounts for the luxuriant vegetation that flourishes every spring: plane trees, weeping willows, pines, cypresses, all sorts of flowering shrubs, and displays of peonies and rare flowers. Tree-lined paths and outdoor seating areas offer attractive surroundings and cool shade, even in the full heat of summer.

A 200-year-old giant plane tree stands over the 12-meter (39-foot) swimming pool, surrounded by lawns and flower beds. A nearby spot, under a wild plum tree, provides an ideal setting for candlelit summer dinners.

The estate is entirely surrounded by huge fruit orchards and fields, adding to its peaceful atmosphere.

This outstanding house and its amazing gardens are ideal for a large family or a group of friends, where everyone can enjoy their own space and freedom. Its ancient stone walls and superb natural surroundings offer protection and privacy.

More Details

Jean-Charles Vernhet
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2016



Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Avignon TGV

This dream property is located exactly in the geographical centre of the luberon natural park.

All the most charming villages in vaucluse and haute-provence are accessible from the house by car in under 20 minutes: gordes, roussillon, bonnieux, lacoste, viens, simiane...And many more !

This part of provence is one of the loveliest areas in france. It is famous for its unique light, superb natural scenery, hiking trails, vineyards, and marvellous craftsmen.

It has maintained its reputation for harmony and creativity since ancient times. Every summer, this area hosts the most prestigious music and theatre festivals in france.

The picturesque village of apt, founded by julius caesar 2000 years ago, is just 5 minutes away by car and offers all the shops and services you need.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,074

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Apt Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , adjacent private terrace, separate toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , separate toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 400 ft², private terrace 390 ft², chimney, dressing room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 220 ft², walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 260 ft², walk-in closet
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 190 ft², walk-in closet
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 220 ft², adjacent private living room 450 ft², sofas, closet
  • The convertible sofa in the room next to bedroom n°5 also sleeps 2, if you have extra guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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