|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Lovely Provençal farmhouse full of original features on the edge of the Luberon Park. Peaceful garden set among orchards with pool. The hilltop villages and forest walks of the Luberon and the picturesque antiques town of L’Isle sur la Sorgue are minutes away and Avignon, the city of Popes, is within half an hour’s drive. The region is full of restaurants, simple to starred, for every pocket, and the local markets have wonderful fresh produce. Baker's in the nearby village of Les Vignères, and supermarkets in L'Isle sur la Sorgue. Excellent local Côte de Luberon and Côte du Rhône Villages local wines.
I'm an ex-journalist now working for the UN. I've lived most of my life outside the UK. I get to our house in Provence whenever we can.
Jonathan Lynn purchased this farmhouse in 2006
We bought the house after coming to a friend's wedding nearby. We loved the area and when we saw the house we loved the house. It's easy to get to but a very special feeling of peace when you're there. In Asia they would say the feng shui is just right.
Plenty of space, inside and out. The house has a special charm and feels very peaceful. In the country, but easy access to motorways to get to the sights of the region. Three pretty little towns -- L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Cavaillon and Le Thor -- with shopping and restaurants each 10-15 minutes' drive away. Great local markets.
About 1½ hour's drive to the Mediterannean/Côte d'Azur. The nearest swimming is at the calanques or fjords on the coast by Marseille.
Marseille airport 40 minutes. Nîmes airport 80 minutes. Avignon TGV 30 minutes. Calais 810km (500 miles). Use of car essential.
Les Vignères 1km. L'Isle sur la Sorgue 5km. Fontaine de Vaucluse 12km. Gordes 22km. Ménerbes 22km. Avignon 23km.
St Rémy de Provence 36km. Aix en Provence 80km. Marseille 94km.
Other activities: kayaking in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, hiking and biking in the Luberon Park and Alpilles, Grotte de Thouzon cave in Le Thor. Other sights: Hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Cabrières, Menerbes, Oppède, Lacoste, etc. near Gordes: Fontaine de Vaucluse (one of Europe's most impressive springs, inspiration to Petrarch), Abbey of Senanque; Pont du Gard; Maison carrée in Nîmes. At St Rémy, about 40 minutes by car, is the asylum where Vincent van Gogh spent his last days. Nearby are the Roman ruins of Glanum -- an entire Roman city -- and a little further the stunning mediaeval fortress of Les Baux. Festivals in Aix, Orange.
Farmer's markets in Petit Palais, Coustellet and Velleron.
Wine: Châteauneuf des Papes is about 40 minutes away by car. Other Côtes du Rhône Villages appellations include Gigondas and Vacqueyras. Many vineyards in the nearby Luberon and Ventoux appellations can be visited.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for antiques. Weekly market.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$534|
Saturday. Departure 10am. Arrival 4pm.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Pool open June-September.
Heating surcharge applies outside June-September.