About the property
- Villa1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 WCs, Sleeps 6
The VILLA is set within a completely PRIVATE GARDEN enjoying genuinely uninterrupted VIEWS south over adjacent olive groves, vineyards and orchards to the Luberon beyond, whilst being only an 8 minute walk up a local lane to the centre of the historic village of Saint Saturnin lès Apt with its local shops, restaurants, cafés and weekly market. The villa’s spacious living space extends on two sides onto TERRACES overlooking the garden, the 11x 5m PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL (exclusive use) with natural stone surround (open from June to September and in May by special arrangement). Pool heating offered for bookings in June and September at additional cost.
* Large fully fitted KITCHEN with dining table opens onto a tree shaded terrace
* There are 4 BEDROOMS, 3 in the main house and 1 further bedroom in apartment at garden level
* Comfortable SALON opens onto terrace ...great view.
The property is let for a maximum of 6 people.
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE VILLA AND ITS FACILITIES
LIVING and SLEEPING: LIVING
Large modern fully equipped KITCHEN which opens onto a terrace, sheltered from the sun by a mulberry tree.
The light and airy SALON contains comfortable sofas, occasional chairs and opens onto the large south facing terrace which is perfect for evening dining. Indoor facilities include fast wireless internet ; Internet and satellite TV , DVD and CD players, radios and Bluetooth speakers.
SLEEPS (maximum 6 guests)
Villa: double bedroom, a room with two single beds and a third room with a double sofa bed. There are two further rooms in an apartment at garden level, of which one is a double bedroom and the other an additional salon also with a sofa bed. The apartment is included in rental, the entire property is exclusively yours. A travel cot and high chair are available.
Outdoor space is amply provided with furniture for al fresco dining, and there is a barbecue on the upper terrace.
SHOWER ROOM + 2 separate WC's in main house. SHOWER with WC in apartment.
HEATING : Electric. AIR CONDITIONING in apartment only.
The LUBERON and Alpes de Haute Provence: The Luberon region of Provence lies between the Alps to the north and the plains of Vaucluse to the south. Brought to life for many in the books of Peter Mayle, the 'Petit Luberon' , to the west is separated from the 'Grand Luberon' to the east by the beautiful Combe de Loumarin, between Bonnieux and Loumarin. The village of Saint Saturnin d'Apt is very close to the picturesque Luberon 'coup de coeur' villages of Menerbes and Lacoste, the spectacular village of Gordes and the 'ochre' village of Roussillon. The attractions of the Alpes de Haute Provence department to the north including Banon, Manosque, Forcalquier, the Gorges de Verdon and the 'sub-alpes' offer a more rugged contrast to the Luberon. Whether your perfect holiday is relaxing by the pool, dining out in amazing restaurants, exploring the excellent wines of the Luberon or Cotes du Rhone regions, walking, hiking, or a host of other activities, villa La Musardiere and Saint Saturnin les Apt will not disappoint.
WIDER PROVENCE: For the more restless holidaymaker, the cities of AVIGNON (Palais des Papes, Pont St, Benezet, great restuarants), and AIX EN PROVENCE (historical city of art and culture) and ORANGE (Roman amphitheatre) are all charming historical gems well worthy of discovery, as are other towns including VAISON LA ROMAINE (Dentelles of Montmirail), SAULT (lavender) and St. REMY de PROVENCE (the Alpilles). More strenuous trips can be planned to visit MARSEILLES, the famous and ever popular Mediterranean coast including ST. TROPEZ , CANNES, ANTIBES and NICE.
Anne and Duncan Macrae
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- Apr 09, 2018
About Anne and Duncan Macrae
La Musardiere is our family home. Anne and I work in London U.K. but spend most of our free time at the Saint Saturnin house, which our family also visit regularly too. We rent out the house for relatively few weeks per year, interspersing rentals with family visits, giving the house a genuine 'loved and lived in' feel.
Anne and Duncan Macrae purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Anne and Duncan Macrae chose Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Great location for a Provencal / Luberon holiday 'At home' feel Great views Great pool Close to village with useful facilities Great walking and cycling country Golf course nearby in Villars
What makes this Villa unique
Amazing view ... always changing and never disappoints Quiet location but walking distance on side-roads to village for shops, cafes and restaurants.
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Good holiday. Delightful village in easy reach of villa.
Lovely villa and pool with stunning views. Minor problems only - rooms a bit small.
Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
If future guests are looking for an architecturally designed villa with an amazing view and great pool, consider booking with us.
The bedrooms are not huge but work well and all contain fitted wardrobes and adequate storage space.
Perfect holiday spot! Close to croissants & cafe in beautiful St Saturnin Les Apts
House delightful with stunning views. The back of the property is close to rural road but we had no problem with noise. Comfortable bedrooms, double bed in one, twin beds in smaller room and double bed in separate apartment with en suite. Only the apartment is air conditioned but plenty of fans throughout the house. Terrace with large table and another smaller table in the garden terrace spot which was shady at lunchtime.
Large pool with good alarm and six loungers plus bistro table and chairs.
Kitchen extremely well equipped, everything you could need for full scale cooking operation.
Garden perfect for petanque competitions.
all in all a lovely place, lived up to expectations and we would love to return.
Perfect place for a stay in Provence!
We (two couples, early/mid-30s) enjoyed a fantastic 4 days at La Musardiere. The property is beautiful, with a great swimming pool and a stunning view over the Luberon valley. The house is charming and well-kept, more than enough space for two couples, and it would have been perfect for an even larger party as well (there are two twin bedrooms we didn't use in addition to the two masters).
Ideally, the house is just a 10 minute walk down the road to the town center of Saint Saturnin Les Apt, where there is a perfect boulangerie, a few restaurants, and a market. The town merits a half-day of exploration on it's own, particularly the hike to the ancient abbey and chateau with a man-made lake perched above the town.
It is also driving distance to anywhere you'd want to visit in the Luberon valley - an easy 20 minutes to Gordes, 35 to Isle Sur La Sorgue, 10 to Rousillon, etc.
Overall, this is the perfect place for a Provence getaway. Could not recommend it more highly!
Charming and relaxing stay
We loved this place. We spent most of our time out by the pool or on the terrace enjoying the view. The pool is great, very well maintained, nice and deep (about 1.8m) at one end and shallow with steps for kids at the other. The location is great – a short walk to the local village where there is a bakery and a couple of restaurants and a short 10 minute drive to Apt where there is a supermarket. Inside the place was very clean when we arrived. It is tastefully furnished, well equipped and the beds comfortable. Booking, arrival and departure were easy thanks to good communication with the owner and the local manager. This was a great base to enjoy exploring Provence and we would love to stay again if we are back in Provence.
Lovely house with terrific views
My wife and I have family nearby and know the area well, so we were especially happy to find such a nice, comfortable house for us and our two small children. The location is terrific and the views from the terrace lovely. We made great use of the pool and enjoyed the boulangerie and boucherie in St. Saturnin les Apt quite a bit. Couldn't have had a better time.
We had been somewhere very quiet before so the road was a little noisy but we got used to that. Had a few problems with the electrics which were dealt with promptly.
House was lovely and clean and very well equipped. Beds comfortable and neighbours quiet. Village beautiful. Definitely recommend.
Thank you for your review.
Our local agents are brilliant, and we know they will sort out problems which will from time to time occur. Our philosophy is to 'lend' our well equipped French family house to you and we want all guests to feel as if at home there. If problems do arise, they will be resolved.
The house is next to a local road. There is local traffic for short periods in the morning and around midday (lunch-rush). It's local/agricultural traffic, and is not invasive at pool/garden level.... if you want absolute 'hill top' tranquility, our villa is not for you. If however you want a secluded villa within walking distance of a useful village, with a great pool and a stunning view, then please consider booking.
Anne and Duncan
The medieval village of Saint Saturnin lès Apt nestles in the shelter of a low cliff with the ruins of an medieval castle high above. The village has a ‘lived in’ feel, and although visited by tourists, its character remains ‘local’ with all necessary amenities. You can stroll through the narrow streets lined by ancient houses, many with plaques noting their history and wander up to the 11th century castle to enjoy a magnificent view of the sunset over the village and the Luberon hills beyond. Saint Saturnin les Apt, situated in the Parc Régional du Luberon, is very close to the famous villages of Roussillon, Gordes and the 'coup de coeur' villages of the Luberon including Bonnieux, Menerbes and Lacoste. The full range of outdoor summer activities can be accessed locally. The local town of Apt (8 km) has a range of services. Avignon (40 minutes drive) and Aix en Provence (1 hour) are easily accessible.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates include tourist tax, water, electricity, linen including pool towels and standard cleaning. A charge of 250 euros/week is made for pool heating (if required) An additional cleaning charge of 100 euros will be deducted from the security deposit if the house is left in an untidy and dirty condition.