3 bedrooms (1 double ,1 twin/double, 1 twin) , 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6+1 extra
- english, french
About Elizabeth Parker
The owner is an interior designer, living between France and England, three children between 27 and 12 who have spent all their childhood/ holidays in the region.
Elizabeth Parker purchased this House in 1996
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The apartment and the village are so cool- a truely authentic Provence experience! Elizabeth was an exceptional hostess, so knowledgeable and helpful in planning our vacation!
Wonderful stay in Saignon. Thanks Elizabeth!
Lovely old, characterful house in centre of village. But also very practical - 2 bathrooms, a great second kitchen on the roof terrace. We were only there for a few days for a wedding but the house would be very comfortable for a much longer stay.
Elizabeth was extremely helpful and accommodating and allowed us some flexibility in arrival and leaving times.
We had a fantastic time and would love to return.
The house was utterly beautiful, even better than the photos. My husband and our two daughters felt like we were staying at a friend's home, so comfortable and the furniture and decor are fabulous, we would love to return. Elizabeth the owner was really helpful. The village of Saignon is stunning and a great place to explore the surrounding area's.
Beautiful home full of character
We had such a lovely time here. It feels like a home rather than a soulless rental property. We really enjoyed cooking & eating on the roof terrace. The village also has a lot of character, is beautiful & less touristy than some of the other villages in the region. Whilst small it has a few good restaurants including the fantastic Le Petit Cave.
We enjoyed a lovely week in this gorgeous old house in the centre of the village. The house is full of character and charm. We spent most of our time using the summer kitchen, enjoying meals on the roof terrace and didn't even use the dishwasher! The village is peaceful and there are superb views from Le Rocher! The boulangerie is just next door, ideal and we also had a couple of lovely meals at the restaurant Balthazar on the next corner. Provence is my favourite place!
Very charming house, stunningly beautiful region, authentic Provence
This was the third time I stayed in this lovely house: I fell in love with it and the village of Saignon several years ago, because it still feels and looks like an authentic French Provence village, not a luxury touristic estate.
The good surprise this year was the new top floor terrace, second kitchen and extra bedroom & very modern second bathroom at the top of the house, which means in summer you breakfast on the terrace looking out over the roman-tiled roofs of the entire village. This is in addition to: a downstairs hallway & utility room, a kitchen and large drawing room , all on the first floor; then a master bedroom and a large guest bedroom plus a bathroom and a small sewing room.
The house wa stone-built to last centuries ago, so even at midday in August, the rooms inside are cool and restful. The décor is shabby elegant in the way decorators strive for; but here it is authentic. There's a combination of old family furniture, comfortable sofas you sink in, antique tiled floors, garden chairs in the kitchen, books that have been read and re-read in the bookcases; but good firm beds. It's got oodles of charm and enough modern conveniences to spend a great summer en famille.
You need a car because the local buses are slow and come every hour or so only; the one going from Apt (the market town a couple of miles down the hill from Saignon), all the way to the TGV station at Avignon takes nearly two hours. The area is stunningly beautiful; you can walk across picture-book lavender fields; visit the region's chateaux and monasteries; attend the Avignon theatre festival in season (summer) as well as many summer classical music festivals; there's a municipal swimming pool for your teenagers at Apt. Further out is Aix en Provence with the greatest French opera festival in summer. Avignon had monuments and museums from the time it was the Pope's residence; it also has goos restaurants; and of course the entire countryside was where Cézanne, Picasso, Renoir, and many more painted.
In short, I wish I wre back there now!....
Saignon is a beautiful, unspoilt mediaeval hilltop village perched above Apt, a bustling market town. Accessible both from Marseille and Nimes airports, and Avignon Eurostar train station, it is one hour inland from the coast. The village is tiny and has gorgeous views over the hills of the Luberon and the adjoining valley, areas renowned for their beauty, protected by the Luberon's status as a National Park. Many historic places to visit all round the area, and breathtaking walks...and a fabulous public pool in Apt, with a huge clean pool for adults and two smaller children and toddlers pool.