An exceptional 17th century farmhouse, this property is ideal for exploring the romance of Provence, in this stunning location in the heart of the Luberon National park.
With one of the regions famous idyllic villages just a short walk away, this is a beautiful villa.
The six bedrooms and vast living spaces are full of authenticity and character.
A striking original fireplace stands at the centre of the dining area, whilst a baby piano is a highlight of the graceful living room.
Ancient olive trees and manicured lawns can be found in the delightful gardens, where so much colour can be seen in the giant pots that surround the beautiful pool.
Take time to wander the grounds and sit with a glass of rose in one of the many pretty spots.
The pool house is ideal for relaxing during the day, or sipping an evening cocktail.
Explore the steep cobbled lanes of the nearby hilltop village, and take time to enjoy a relaxing coffee in one of the charming café bars.
The surrounding countryside is full of walks to experience, past the vineyards and olive groves.
Just 4km away is the village of Menerbes.
Main Villa (two floors)
- Living area
- Dining area
- Kitchen, fully-equipped including dishwasher and fireplace
- Bedroom with king-size double bed with doors leading to garden terrace and pool. En suite bathroom (shower) and separate WC
- Master bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom (bath and separate shower) and separate WC
- Bedroom with single bed and en suite bathroom (shower) and separate WC
Courtyard Bedrooms (accessed from outside)
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and doors opening to garden terrace. En suite bathroom (shower) and separate WC
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and doors leading to private patio. Separate bathroom (shower and WC)
- Bedroom with king-size double bed and en suite bathroom (shower and WC)
- Salt-water swimming pool (depth: 1.3-2.2m) with safety alarm. Open approximately May to 15th October and can be heated (on request) except July and August
- Pool house with shower and WC
- Sun loungers and umbrellas
- Covered al-fresco dining and lounge area
- Gas-grill BBQ
- Various terraces
- Tennis court (all-weather)
- Gardens with lawn area
- Water feature
- Private parking (up to 4 cars)
- Fans (bedrooms)
- Cinema with full screen and film projector
- DVD and Blu-ray
- Film library
- Satellite TV (inc. English news channels)
- iPod dock
- CD player/stereo
- Geneva sound system
- Baby grand piano
- Hairdryers (in bathrooms)
- Ironing facilities
- Washing machine and dryer
This villa can be found in the heart of Provence’s Luberon National Park, surrounded by idyllic perched villages and marvellous mountain views, around 40km south of Avignon.
You can walk to the nearest hilltop village in around 25 minutes if you don’t mind the hills - it’s a small but glorious place which has been carefully restored over the last fifty years. The steep cobbled lanes are a delight, as are the wonderful views of olive groves and woodland surrounding the village. Find the pretty square in the centre of the village with its café-bar, perfect for relaxed lunches or al-fresco meals on warm summer evenings.
Ménerbes (4km) is also a short drive away, a beautiful medieval hilltop village with pretty shops and lovely restaurants and as well as a charming Thursday morning market. The village was made famous by Peter Mayle’s ‘A Year in Provence’ and it’s one of France’s classified ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.
Other archetypal villages of the Luberon include Lacoste (13km), Bonnieux (16km) and Roussillon (18km), amongst others, and there are also the wonderful towns of Cavaillon (13km) and Apt (24km) to discover, especially on market day. Another famous village of this region is Van Gogh’s beloved Gordes (12km), also known as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with its incredible history, atmospheric market and surrounding lavender fields.
Keen walkers can follow a number of trails through the mesmerising Luberon landscapes, either around the local village or beyond, passing vineyards, olive groves, woodland and glorious Provençal countryside. Cycling is also incredibly popular in this part of Provence and horse-riding is another great way to admire the scenery.
Antique lovers must experience the amazing markets of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (17km), perhaps combined with a visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (16km), the source of the Sorgue river and a superb place for hiring kayaks and canoes.
The Luberon vineyards are also a very short drive away if you would like to try some of the local wine whilst connoisseurs can head north towards Châteauneuf-du-Pape (50km) for a splendid day out in the Rhône valley.
You may also choose to spend time in the historic city of Avignon (38km) with its UNESCO World Heritage sites or head south to experience the romance of Aix-en-Provence (63km), just an hour away.