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Provence village house in the Luberon with terrace views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,140 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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!


Owner
Jonathan & Eve Wort
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

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 Cucuron

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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Amenities

Cucuron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1140 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The rental includes bed linen and towels (not beach towels), also water and electricity (fair use policy applies) for parties up to 4.
  • The Traveller shall not do anything which might be a nuisance or annoyance to the owners or occupiers of any adjacent properties.
  • The Traveller is expected to leave the property tidy on departure or a supplementary charge for exit cleaning may be applied.
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 4
  • 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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Provence village house in the Luberon with terrace views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 39 reviews
5

Delightful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Before even arriving in Cucuron, we had received excellent support from Jonathan who couldn't have been more helpful and always quick to respond.

On arrival, we were struck by how immaculate the house was. We liked the layout and spacious feel together with the very inviting ambience, topped by the stunning terrace overlooking the town. We spent so much time on the terrace and shall never forget it. From here we watched the flocks of birds going out in the morning and returning again in the evening and the numerous doves on the rooftops. Watching the sun rise in the morning and darkness slowly descending in the evening, bringing the town lights on and lighting up the church tower, was beautiful and peaceful.

Cucuron itself has so much to offer and has the feel of a truly working community. There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance.

There are many places of interest within easy reach. One of our favourites was Lourmarin market on a Friday morning with its colourful variety of stalls and wonderful atmosphere. We trekked over to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which we love, (fantastic Sunday market) not least because, in our view, there is the best ice cream offering, from Isabella's, alongside the river followed closely by L'tang de la Bonde which is much closer to Cucuron.

We would love return to this lovely town and house.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Cucuron. The views from our terrace are always fascinating with such variety with time of day, weather and season! Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you again. Thank you again.
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5

The real Provence

  • 5 of 5

The house is a gem in the old section of Cucuron. It has everything you might need for a very confortable stay, A few feet away , two bakerys with fresh hot "baguettes and croissants ". Then, l'ètang around witch you can enjoy an apéro and a great supper. On tuesday mornings, a lively and rich " marché" offers fresh fruits and vegetahles, fine cheeses etc....

Nearby, many " villages perchés " and a spectacular scenery and, of course Aix- en - Provence thirty minutes away. The owners are easy to reach and prompt to answer any question. Formidable !

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy the local attractions. Jonathan & Eve
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5

Just right!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Chez Wort in Cucuron. The house is exactly as pictured, very comfortable, and well-equipped (especially the kitchen). Walking into the village for coffee, a glass of wine, lunch or dinner was the highlight of our day -- after spending an inordinate amount of time on the terrace reading and taking in the view. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to make full use of the terrace view. We would be pleased to welcome you again!
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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: September 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: September 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: June 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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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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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $201.15

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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