Experience the charms of Provence and the warmth of its people from your own home base. Our secluded, gated property — Le Mas du Real Laugier — provides a serene retreat in the medieval village of Lorgues. This exceedingly private country house and its lush, old-growth gardens set the stage for a tranquil and memorable holiday, and will easily accommodate 8 people, 10 if need be.
Our rates are all-inclusive: personal welcome at your arrival, Carré Blanc bed linens, bath and pool towels, cleaning service before and after your stay and on-call local home management.
4 bedrooms (including master with king bed and en-suite, two with 2 double beds and one with 2 twin beds)
3 bathrooms (1 full with tub, shower wand, separate toilet; 2 half, each with shower and separate toilet)
Comfortable kitchen stocked with cutlery, dishes, pots & pans
Dining area with seating for 8 to 10
Appliances (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, vacuum cleaner, hair dryers)
WiFi throughout home and pool house
Gated grounds with private parking
Heated pool, pool house with refrigerator, half bath, wood-burning fireplace
Outdoor dining tables, BBQ, food prep area, firepit
Beautifully landscaped gardens on 1+ acres
Linens, towels and pool towels provided by the owners
Petanque, croquet and ping-pong
Le Mas du Real Laugier rests on a small promontory — an easy 1.2 km walk (0.75 miles) to the village center. During the 19th Century, our home was part of the “Train des Pignes” railway system. The street address is still the “Chemin du Train des Pignes Ouest,” indicating these fascinating origins.
”Mas” means Provençal farmhouse or country house, and that suits this gracious and generous 2,400-sq. ft. stone house on three levels.
The rez-de-jardin (garden floor) features a bedroom with double bed, bath with walk-in shower and separate toilet, along with the laundry room and a wine cave.
The rez-de-chaussée (ground floor) includes the kitchen, living area, fireplace and a dining area. Also on this floor is the spacious, high-ceilinged master bedroom with king bed, traditional stone walls and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate toilet. French doors open to the front garden from the bedroom and the dining area.
The premier étage (2nd floor) offers two bedrooms and a roomy landing, which holds a small office and an antique iron daybed — ideal sleeping for one. The first bright-and-airy bedroom has two twin beds and a view of the gardens and pool area below. In the second bedroom, a sleeper sofa unfolds into a cozy double bed. The large full bath, with toilet, tub and shower wand, features hand-made ceramic tile from the village of Salaries.
Two large outdoor tables each seat 8-10. There's a BBQ, plus outdoor buffet. A short stone walkway leads to the glorious heated pool and pool house.
By car, we are about an hour from St. Tropez, an hour and 15 minutes from Nice and 90 minutes from Marseilles. It is only a 20-minute drive from Lorgues to the Gare Les Arcs-Draguignan, where you can catch the TGV express train to Paris.
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Welcome to the perfect jumping-off point for your adventures in Provence. "This is the Provençal heartland of old villages in summer dress, of huge blue skies, herb aromas and old chaps playing boules late into the evening," said an admiring travel writer of Lorgues.
Colorful houses line its narrow, winding streets, where you'll encounter ancient stairways, stone carvings and 12th-century towers, along with centuries-old plane trees. You'll also find lively cafes, bars and shops and a bustling farmer's market.
Vineyards and olive groves surround the village. The area affords many opportunities for horse riding, hiking, bicycling, canoeing and sampling local wines. You'll find a few of our favorite day trips in our guest guide.