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Provence village house in the Luberon with terrace views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Cucuron House Rental Photos and Description

Terraced house with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4/5, air con/heating

Hiding at the end of a quiet pedestrian cul-de-sac within the walls of the oldest 13th century part of the village, this charming old stone terraced-house appears from the outside to be part of an earlier era. Tastefully restored and well appointed, the house does not have a garden but the roof terrace offers stunning views across the rooftops to the Luberon and across the valley the mountain St Victoire. This historic village dates back to 1004 and boasts restaurants, bakeries, shops and a cash machine all within easy walking distance. You can soak up the ambiance at the cafe in the shade of the plane trees by the renowned rectangular pond. Located on the gentle southern slopes of the Luberon, Cucuron enjoys clear light and blue skies with sunshine some 300 days per year. Life runs at a slower pace here and you will too, yet there is always something going on. The perfect place to relax, explore, walk and eat well!

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jonathan & Eve Wort
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2016
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About Jonathan & Eve Wort

We live near Basingstoke in England and, sadly, can only get to Cucuron for a few weeks' holiday each year. We have travelled to France on holiday over many years and love staying in our house in Cucuron. We offer the house for rental so that others can enjoy this experience!

Jonathan & Eve Wort purchased this house in 2004

Why Jonathan & Eve Wort chose Luberon

I first travelled to the Luberon area with a friend's family during school summer holidays in the late 1960's. When we had the opportunity, it was logical for us to buy a second home in the Luberon. For us, our village house in Cucuron really makes you feel part of the local community.

What makes this house unique

For fans of Doctor Who, this is the tardis! From a small front door on a narrow village street, there is spacious accommodation within and a magnificent view across the village rooftops from the upstairs terrace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for all the useful info and for making it so easy for us to commit to this house. All was perfect - weather, house,location. We made many road trips - even down to Cassis, but loved coming 'home' to Cucuron!
Sep 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Provence village house in the Luberon with terrace views
average rating of 4.83871 based on 35 reviews
5

Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Well-equipped kitchen for cooks. Beautiful terrace overlooking the village and nearby mountains. Comfortable bed. Village with all conveniences including a grocery and a starred Michelin restaurant. What's not to like? Only thing missing was wood for the fireplace for chilly nights. Would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. In fact, wood is widely available in supermarkets though guests typically find our paraffin heater (oil provided) convenient for glow at the fireplace.
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5

Supreme comfort in a perfect Luberon village

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful, welcoming house, our happy home for two splendid weeks, gave us access to the Luberon at its best. From the private terrace, one has views of the lovely village, the mountain range, and Mont Sainte Victoire, beloved by Cezanne. The house is very clean and well equipped, and Jonathan and Eve could not have been more attentive to our many questions beforehand. Although we haven't met them, we feel as though we know them. Cucuron itself is well located for exploring the glories of Provence, but is also a jewel itself, with three bakeries, a butcher, a pharmacy, a grocery store, and, above all, a weekly market around the pond that serves as the central square. Recommended restaurants: Le petit Resto in Vaugines, L'Argelas in Lauris, and L'Arbre de Mai and La Petite Maison in Cucuron. However, smoked trout, delicious tomatoes, salad, and wonderful bread and wine, served on the terrace, was hard to beat! We highly recommend this house, without any reservations. And as for us, perhaps an entire month next time?

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay at our house, with a passion for the area similar to ours. Thank you also for signposting a new restaurant for us!
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Wonderful time in Cucuron!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay in this lovely apartment in Cucuron was wonderful. We stayed for a month. The owners were delightful to work with, and responded quickly and easily to all inquiries. The house itself was lovely and peaceful. Not luxurious, but very comfortable and cozy, with plenty of room for a family of four to spread out. The air conditioning was a blessed relief during a particularly hot Provence summer. The views from the terrace were breathtaking and when it wasn't too hot, we spent much of our time just relaxing, reading, playing board games, and eating on the terrace. The boulangerie (the good one, down the hill) was fabulous, and the Tuesday Market day was the source of many simple meals for us of cheese, bread, olives and roast chicken or pork loin. Also, don't miss the Friday market in nearby Lourmarin, which is much bigger and also great!

Cucuron itself is very quiet, which suited us nicely, but if you are looking for more action or things to do right at your fingertips, it may not be the place for you. Aside from the lovely L'Etang restaurant, we were also underwhelmed by restauant choices, and mostly went to nearby Lourmourin or Bonnieux to eat out. But for those who seek quiet, relaxation and peace in a rustic Provencale setting, this village and house are perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad that you felt able to relax at our house in the slow lane at Cucuron!
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La vraie Provence

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous stay at 33 rue du Tubet. The house is wellkept and situated In the center of the old village with breathtaking views of the roofs of the village and the Luberon. Many good retaurants in the village or close at hand. This is Provence at its best.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind remarks. We are pleased you were able enjoy the views from the terrace and local restaurant facilities!
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Luberon Village Experience

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a month in Cucuron at this charming village house. The house was clean and comfy with a big kitchen where we enjoyed preparing meals based on local market fare. The terrace is the other highlight with rooftop and countryside views. Jonathan provided a detailed guest guide which was a good area resource. The village is surrounded by hillsides with great walking options and the bookshelf provided some nice options for reading. It is a place to slow down, kick back, and enjoy Provence.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our house, and are actually a bit jealous of your.stay because ours are usually for one week or less!
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A lovely house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a great location. We spent most of our time on the spacious deck with sun and shade and fantastic views all day long. The house is well equipped with appliances that work and have ample documentation.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you felt comfortable and were able to make good use of the terrace. We love the views across the village too!
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Marseille 50 minute drive
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Cucuron
Nearest Ferry
945 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence TGV Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Pertuis (A51)
Nearest Beach
86 Kilometres
Cassis
Car: recommended

With low cost airline flights to Marseille (e.g. EasyJet and Ryanair), Nimes, (Ryanair) and Avignon (FlyBE), why not consider a short break in Cucuron? Fast Eurostar and TGV links mean the train journey from London to Aix TGV station is just 7 hours and becoming competitive with the airlines . Car rental is widely available at airports and stations. Situated at the edge of the Luberon National Park, this is paradise for walkers and lovers of the outdoors. Nearby Lourmarin, designated one of the 'most beautiful villages in France', has a bustling Friday market. There are more villages to explore north of the Luberon including Bonnieux, Menerbes and Gordes. Yet the buzz and culture of the university town of Aix en Provence is only 40 minutes drive, with historic Avignon some 60 minutes away. For those who cannot resist the Mediterranean, the port and beach at Cassis is just over an hour. During the summer, check out the art exhibitions and music festivals which are arranged throughout the region.

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Rates & Availability

Cucuron House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Spring 17
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$599
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Spring 17
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$636
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
High 17
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Autumn 17
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$643
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Autumn 17
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$611
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Spring 18
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$617
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Spring 18
Apr 21 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$662
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
High 18
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Autumn 18
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$668
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Autumn 18
Oct 6 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$611
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$662
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $189

Published rates are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Normal changeover day is Saturday. For other arrival days or long-weekend/part-week bookings please contact the Owner. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am.

Rates include bed linen and towels, also water and electricity (fair use policy applies) for up to 4 persons. Travellers should leave the house tidy on departure, otherwise a supplementary charge for exit cleaning may be applied.

Travellers must sign and return the completed Booking Form to the Owner for the booking to be confirmed. Failure to return the signed Booking Form and make payments when due will result in cancellation of the booking,

If the Traveller cancels the booking 60 days before the rental date, the Owner will refund 100% of payments made: if cancelled 30 days before the rental date, the Owner will refund 50% of rental payments made (100% of the damage deposit). Note: the service fee paid to HomeAway/VRB is non-refundable.

Security deposit will be repaid within 14 days of checkout date subject to exit check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cucuron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 106 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 double , WC & shower en suite
    Vaulted - 2 twin/ single , normally two beds but a third bed is available if needed
  • The bedrooms are on the lower level so they remain at an even temperature, being a cool retreat even in the hottest summer periods!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The home is tastefully equipped and spacious. It will be most appreciated by a couple or two, or a family of 3 or 4 wishing to get away from it all to enjoy the relaxed pace of life in inland Provence, outside the fast lane. Reversible air conditioning units in each room provide cooling in summer and rapid heat in other seasons. There is wireless Internet access but no fixed line telephone in the house. It should be noted that the property has stone stairs between various levels, a terrace at roof level and does not have a garden or outside space. Therefore this home is unlikely to be suitable for young children (except infants). The owners use the property themselves when they can: they offer the home so that others can experience the charm of living in the oldest part of Cucuron, which they have so much enjoyed in recent years.

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