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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Prime Luberon location, Provence: character farm house with pool for 2-12 people






Delightful, 19th century, detached, stone-built, Provencale holiday rental farm house with superb swimming pool and 45 cm thick solid stone walls (natral ir con!), in idyllic, prime location in the sought-after Luberon Regional Natural Park, Provence, South of France. Sleeps 2 to 12 persons in comfort surrounded by scenic countryside. Close to a vast array of things to see and do for all ages. A former silk farm, this lovingly restored authentic Provencale farmhouse offers oodles of character (terracotta floor tiles, exposed stone and beams, lime washed walls) as well as every comfort. Perfect location 1 mile village centre or just 10 mins. conservation village of Lourmarin, twixt Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. The farm house is nestled on the southern flank of the Luberon Mountains in a tiny hamlet on the edge of a village, in the very heart of the Luberon Park.

Surrounded by nearby hilltop villages, daily markets, only 1 mile from oilve oil mill and excellent vineyards, village shops, restaurants, pharmavy and more. Amidst many reputed hilltop villages, daily Provencale markets, vineyards, lavender fields, orchards, olive groves and historic sites. Direct access from this characterful stone-built farmhouse by foot, bike or horse to the Luberon Park trails and walks and much more.

The layout of the farmhouse lends itself perfectly to every preference and requirement be it of an individual or of members of a larger group of up to 12 people. Perfect for larger families with mix of generations, from grandparents to grandchildren, family reunions, 2 families etc ofering 200m2 of spacious, farmhouse accommodation, 2 kitchens , 3 fridges, 6 toilets, 4 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, and a poolside summer kitchen for relaxed, al fresco dining, and lots of garden and poolside furniture.

Availability: The farmhouse is typically Provencale in style and character with thick solid stone walls and a terracotta tiled roof. It boasts many original features such as exposed beams and stone and antique, waxed terracotta tiles in parts. Thanks to its traditional construction, this Luberon farmhouse offers both a spacious, cool and airy home in the Summer and a warm, cosy, bright home in the winter. There are also mosquito nets and fans for your comfort during summer nights and mostly double-glazed windows for your comfort all year round. There is an impressive open log fireplace in the living room ideally suited to winter lets.

More Details

Andree Falconer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, a little German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Andree Falconer

Bilingual Francophile, TEFL teacher passionate about Provence, its history, culture, lifestyle, architecture, cuisine, agriculture, and natural beauty. The art de vivre en Provence is a fascination, and a pure joy to embrace. The Mediterranean lifestyle with its magical light, sounds, scents, colours, tastes and custom is quite simply....addictive! A delight to the senses and restorative; far from the stress and bustle of life at home, the rain, the overcast skies, the traffic jams, the cities, the pollution, and the crowd! So beware...once you have the bug, you will just have to keep coming back for more!

I grew up reading Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono's emchanting tales of Provence long ago, and dreamt of this far away place with all its vibrant colours, sounds, people, their accents, their culture, their values, produce , heritage and way of life......I always knew I had to come and to be part of my beloved Luberon.

It is a privilege and a joy to share this passion for all that Provence has still to offer, and reveal, and I am always available, if not in person, on 07812113415 if you would like to ask me anything at all. Always very happy to be of help and to share fins, must-see, must-dos!

Always loved restoring old, character properties, creating beautiful gardens and peaceful environments in which to live the moment and feel well just happy to be alive!

Andree Falconer purchased this house in 1991

Why Andree Falconer chose Mérindol

Location, location, location!

Why this farmhouse in Provence?

Location, location, location!

Its idyllic setting on the southern flank of the majestic hills and mountains of the Luberon Natural Regional Park, looking across the fertile Durance valley (France's most prolific producer of fresh produce including melons, almonds, olives, soft fruits, vegetables of all sorts, cheeses, wine, honey, and soap).

Situated in the heart of the sought-after Provencal county of Vaucluse (“Vallée clausa” or “hidden valley”), you can stroll directly out from the farmhouse directly into the hills and mountains of the Luberon, through the forest, the valleys, the summits, the springs, and as you walk, the air fills with the unforgettable scents of rosemary, thyme and summer savoury and the vistas and topography are quite simply breathtakingly beautiful, as is the Provencal light.

Only 1 mile (2km) from the centre of an unspoilt, ancient village - Merindol - typical of the region, with all amenities and frequent al fresco street food, fetes, live music and a choice of restaurants, an olive oil mill, vineyard, wine shop and tapas bar and a neautiful arboretum that stretches up into the mountains and the Gorges de Regalon.

Also only a picturesque 10 minutes’ drive to 2 larger towns (Lauris and Mallemort) with supermarkets, cafes, restaurants m and 12 minutes to the most-photographed, historic and beautiful conservation village of Lourmarin, with its chateau and must-see Friday morning market. Or 15 mins to Charleval and the Roayaumes de sArbres (similar to Go Ape, with stunning zip slides and tree top routes). Also fabulous riding centre 15 mins near Pertuis. Take lessons or hack out through the vines and along the river bank.

Also only 35 minutes from vibrant, historic university cities of Aix en Provence and Avignon.

45 mins. Arles, the Camargues, St Remy , Les Baux, the Colorado Provencal, The Gorges du Verdon and the golden triangle of Bonnieux, Gordes, Goult, Lacoste, Menerb.

What makes this house unique

Prime location: South Luberon Natural Regional Park boasting a wealth of flora and fauna - a world heritage site and biosphere.

Views to the south across the Durance valley, the Mont St Victoire in Aix en Provence (Cezanne's mountain), and the Alpilles/St Remy as well as to the North into the Luberon mountains.

Exquisite pool and pool area with solar shower, poolside drinks fridge, wrought iron and Zellige Moroccan dining furniture in summer kitchen at the poolside for al fresco dining all year round.

Mature, spacious gardens, ample garden furniture, stone built bbq.6 toilets, 4 bathrooms/shower rooms.

wifi. sat tv. nearby tennis courts and swimming lake.

Daily Provencale markets in surrounding Luberon villages.

5 mins to La Verrerie vineyard or 10 mins to authentic ferme auberge with incomparable home cooking by local French farmer's wife - one of the oldest farms in the region.

I mile from centre of unspoilt, medieval Mediterranean village with all amenities, olive oil mills, restaurants, of historic Waldensian/Huguenots fame, ruined chateau, 10 min. drive to conservation village of Lourmarin - probably one of the most photographed villages in Provence because of its roofscape and Luberon mountain backdrop, chateua, churches, picturesque medieval streets, and gastronomic restaurants - one of the jewels of the Luberon, as are nearby Gordes, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste, Goult, Roussillon, Rustrel, Apt, Cucuron etc. Ansouis, and the nearby reputed Alpilles with St Remy, Paradou, Les Baux, Maussane, Arles and the Camargue, or the Dentelles de Montmirail and its famous route des vins including Chateauneuf de Papes, Beaumes de Venise, Seguret, Vacqueryas, Crillon le Brave, Crestet, Suzette, Orange, and Vaison la Romaine

Short walk into the hamlet where there is a stocked trout fishing lake.

Nearby farm produce for sale May to Sept.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely "Oasis" of peace and tranquility. A delightful change from our homeland! We were most comfortable in your beautiful gite. Andree was kind and helpful.
May 2014
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Mérindol House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A local stay tax is charged by the local authority: 1.10 E per adult per night & collected partly by Homeaway & the balance is payable on arrival.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , en suite to bedroom 1 with handbasin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ensuite to bedroom 3 with handbasin
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , in poolhouse with handbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , handbasin. Ensuite to bedroom 2.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to bedroom 4, and with handbasin.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , in sep. cloakroom room, + hand basin, off 40m2 living room.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Toilet and hand basin in poolhouse.
  • Quality bathrooms with thermostatic taps, handmade Provencale ceramics, impeccably presented and full of farmhouse character. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 40m3 living/dining room inside with oodles of gren furnoture for al fresco lifestyle.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , twinning 80cms each (can make 1 x 160 cm double)+ 1 single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , A super king size double bed (180 cm X 200 cm) or 2 singles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Kingsize double bed (160cm X 200 cm)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Super kingsize double(180 cm X 200cm) or 2 single beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 comfy sofa beds, one with standard 140cm bed mattress.
  • Characterful, quality 5 bedroomed Provencale farmhouse in the heart of the most sought-after part of the Luberon Natural Regional Park, Provence, S.France, sleeps up to 12 persons with superb private pool and lovely gardens. Ideal for a couple, 2 couples, 2 families, all ages. Walkers', historians' and nature-lovers' paradise!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Ping-pong table, badminton and boules.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews

A great property!

  • 4 of 5

A lovely villa, a very thorough and detailed explanation of all the region by the owner, who is very nice. A large and comfortable place. The kids called it a palace..

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Property and welcoming owners!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Les Murier (west wing) with our 3 children (ages 15, 11, 6). This was one of our best holidays ever! The Property is located at the heart of the Luberon which enabled us to take daily trips to the regions various attractions. The House is delightfuly decorated a la "proveance" style thanks to the owner's good taste. Very clean and well maintained, with fully equiped kitchen, 3 toilets and 2 bathrooms, as well as spacious living room. It has a beautiful seperate garden area with BBQ and ping pong, where we had our dinners. The pool was the highlight, especially for the kids who spent most of the afternoons there. The owners, Andree and Bernard are wonderful and delightful people, and were very friendly and welcoming at all times. This was especially helpful as they are on site and we do not speak French. We already recommeneded this place to all our friends and hopefully would love to return soon again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfortable home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

If you like the Luberon, walking, local markets, Avignon, Aix-au-Provence, Arles, Cassis, then stay at Les Murier or Les Olivier. It is the ideal location to explore this beautiful part of Provence. Our apartment was perfect for our family with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, clean and well-equipped. The owner was on site and very friendly and welcoming. We'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Les Borrys/Les Muriers

  • 5 of 5

Les Borrys? Les Muriers? No, never heard of it.....ssshhhhh Provence’s best kept secret!

A simply perfect week, but you’ll need to make it two to take advantage of this idyllic and very well appointed farmhouse retreat – rustic, but with a pool, dishwasher, fridge, washingmachine, poolside fridge, separate garden area and BBQ, three toilets/bathrooms, Sky TV and ping pong! There are plenty of local food markets, beautiful scenery and of course excellent wine. Les Muriers is the bigger of the two properties on offer – it does sleep 6 but 2 of those would have to be a sofa bed in, it also has direct access to the pool although the accommodation is up a flight of stairs. Owners are deligthful and very helpful for things to do and very child friendly. You'll be wise to book early.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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A place to relax comfortably

  • 5 of 5

We, that is a family of 9 persons between 45 and 84, stayed in this 19th century farmhouse last May. It was simply wonderful there. Everything was so tidy, clean and spacious. It was also comfortable - even for our parents who can't walk very well. Everything was just as we had read before in the description. We liked to sit at the long breakfast table next to a perfectly equipped kitchen in the morning, went sightseeing after that - there are lots of interesting places within an hour's drive - and relaxed at the pool in the late afternoon. In the evening we had some BBQs a few metres from the poolhouse and went swimming in the late night - this was no problem, because of the pool floodlight. The owner was extremely helpful; not only with her suggestions about what to see and what to do, where to shop and which restaurants to visit. She even helped us with her credit card when we weren't able to get some fuel at a supermarket filling station. Meanwhile we recommended her house and the facilities to lots of our friends.


  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Pont Royal S. Ballaesteros 18-hole champ. course
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A7 sortie/exit:Senas
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In the heart of the Luberon Natural Park itself, an oasis of Mediterranean peace and tranquility, this stone buit, thick walled, cool, airy and spacious fromer silk farm house is idyllically located in a tiny, quiet hamlet, yet only only 2 mins. (1 mile) from bustling, unspoilt village of Merindol (all amenities), an olive oil nill and a fabulous vineyard. It is also only 12 minutes to the conservation village and gastronomic centre of Lourmarin.; probably the most-photographed villag in the Luberon. Also offers you easy reach of famous, medieval hilltop villages and daily markets e.g. Bonnieux, Menerbes, Gordes, Lacoste, and the ocre cliffs of Roussillon and Le Colorado Provencale. 35 mins. antiques and local produce market: L'Isle sur la Sorgue. 20 mins. market towns of Cavaillon, Salon and Pertuis. 35 mins. historic, university cities of Aix and Avignon. Historic sites e.g.St.Remy (Van Gogh), Arles, Les Beaux, the Papal Palace (Avignon), Nimes (Roman amphitheatre),15mins. A7 exit, 40 mins. airport. Nearby riding, kayaking, golf, mountain-biking, beach (Cassis), tennis, swimming lake, language schools, Camargue Nature Reserve, la Route des Vins, La Route de la Lavande, La Route des Peintres.

Other Activities: kayaking, daily Provencale markets, pot-holing, gastronomic restaurants, language school, wine-tasting, property searches, furniture making classes...

Golf: Pont Royal, Mallemort, 18 hole championship golf course designed by Seve Ballaesteros together with luxurious clubhouse, restaurant, boutiques and Pierre and Vacances wave park only 15 minute drive from the farmhouse.

Ski: Mont Ventoux 45 mins. About 2 or 3 hours' drive to Les Arcs, Auron, Isola 2000, Greolieres les Neiges.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.34 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Half terms,Xmas, New Year, Easter: £2200.00 GBP pw.
Ref security deposit: 1000.00 Euros/£1000.00 GBP
After-stay cleaning: 200.00 E compulsory (+ for stays of more than 1 week: optionalmid-stay or weekly cleaning:150.00 Euros).
Linens:20.00 E pp/pw.Oil:150Epw,logs 85E/m3 winter.Elect meter Sept -May.
All bookings are non refundable so please take out holiday/travel insurance. Refundable security deposit 700 or 700 E to pay with direct rental cos by bank transfer at time of booking, or on arrival with mandatory cleaning charge, and linen hire if required. A local stay taz is collected for the local tax authority of 1E10 per adult per night, partly by Homeaway included in the service fee and partly by the owner in Euros on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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