- Six bedrooms, six bathrooms
- Maximum occupancy: 13 guests
- In the heart of the Luberon
- A few minutes’ drive from Gordes and Menerbes
- Marseille airport: less than an hour’s drive
- Large heated swimming pool (18 x 6)
- Satellite TV
- Tennis court
- Pool table
- Outdoor fire pit
- At least six bicycles of varying sizes
- Lawn with children’s play area
- Two football (soccer) goals
- Basketball hoop
- Boules court & balls
- Table Tennis
- Three hours maid service per day
- Additional maid service, cook, butler, baby-sitter, chauffeur on request
- Food and drink delivery
- Full concierge service
Possible experiences & services include:
- Cooking classes
- Wine tasting and tours
- Transfer from airport
- Luxury car hire at the villa or airport
- Tennis lessons
This is a late 18th century traditional stone farmhouse located in the heart of the Lubéron region of Provence. Set amongst 20 hectares of its own lavender fields, the property has been restored to offer all the comforts of a modern luxury holiday home, with the famous perched villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste and views of the Mont Ventoux as its backdrop.
The house comfortably sleeps 13 in six bedrooms and a family room. The landscaped garden includes an 18×6-meter heated pool, several terraces and courtyards, as well as several outdoor seating areas including an open fire pit.
The property was acquired by its current owners in 2011 and underwent three years of extensive renovation and restoration under the stewardship of famed local architect Hugues Bosc and landscape artist Michel Sémini. The guiding principles of the restoration were authenticity, functionality, flow and comfort. The original exterior sandstone walls and traditional shuttered windows were restored while, indoors, guests will discover a combination of classic architecture of limestone walls, regional old stone and antique timber beams combined with fresh, contemporary spaces punctuated by metal lintels, large glass framed windows and cement floors.
The house is ideally located for visiting many of Provence famous and historical sites, sampling a variety of excellent restaurants, shopping for fresh produce or art and antiques in its numerous village markets, playing many sports and discovering Provence and the Rhône Valley’s countless wineries.
The house is divided into three main living areas:
The North Wing. comprising the main entrance, a sitting room and a library separated by a two-way chimney, a double bedroom suite on the ground floor; four bedrooms on the first floor (two double, one twin and one single) and a large family room on the second floor.
The South Wing. includes a 10×5 m (500 square feet) kitchen, a pantry and back-kitchen, and a full-sized laundry room on the ground floor, while the first floor is devoted to the master suite making up the entire length of this pavilion.
The Dining Hall. connects both buildings and its five-meter (17-foot) table is perfect for indoor or formal dining.
Outdoors & Garden. The house is surrounded by a landscaped garden of one hectare designed by landscape artist Michel Sémini that includes a heated pool and its surrounding deck area, a lounge and terraces. Children are afforded their own lawn area designed for play. Available on site are many games including two football (soccer) goals, a basketball hoop, a table tennis table, a set of boules, and six bicycles of all sizes. A Tennis court has been added for 2020.
The morning sun rising in the inner courtyards make it a great place to start the day with an expresso and newspaper in hand, whilst the outdoor fire pit and seating area are a perfect venue for after-dinner drinks.
The property is situated in the heart of the Lubéron, home to many of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” (France’s “most beautiful villages”) such as Roussillon, Ménerbes and Gordes, that are only a few minutes’ drive away, as well as the other perched villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Goult, and Oppède-le-Vieux.
The area offer numerous activities to please all ages and interests be it food, wine, sports, site-seeing or shopping. Provence is famed for its daily farmers’ markets offering an abundant array of fresh and locally grown produce. One can practise many sports around the property and the entire Lubéron area is a biker’s paradise. A 70 km cycling path can be accessed from the house and the more athletically capable can take on the steep climbs around the area or even attempt the Mont Ventoux. There is no shortage of sites to visit: the Marquis de Sade’s medieval castle in Lacoste, the village of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and its antique dealers, and further afield the papal city of Avignon or the roman arenas in Nîmes and Arles, just to name a few.
- Menerbes: 9kms
- Bonnieux: 5 kms
- Gordes: 13 kms
- Goult: 4 kms
- Lacoste: 5 kms
- Roussillon: 8 kms
- Oppede le Vieux: 13 kms
- L’Isle sur La Sorgue: 22 kms
- Lourmarin: 17 kms
- St Remy de Provence: 42 kms
- Les Baux de Provence: 50 kms
- Avignon: 42 kms
- Arles: 64 kms
- Nimes: 86 kms
- Aix-en-Provence: 54 kms
- Cassis: 106 kms
- St Tropez: 176 kms
- Cannes: 207 kms
- Montecarlo: 267 kms
- Marseille airport: 79 kms
- Avignon airport: 34 kms
- Nice airport: 225 kms
- Avignon TGV station: 44 kms
- Aix-en-Provence TGV station: 66 kms
|Dates||Per week||Per day|
|1st January to 1st June||€14,980||€2140|
|1st June to 1st July||€16,240||€2320|
|1st July to 1st September||On request|
|1st September to 1st October||€16,240||€2320|
|1st October to 31st December||€14,980||€2140|
All prices are in Euros and are subject to confirmation at the time of booking
- Three hours maid service per day
- Full concierge service
Security Deposit: €10,000
Booked – On request – Available
Availability can change daily. This is a guide. Please check with us before making a booking or committing to travel arrangements.
A late 18th century traditional stone farmhouse located in the heart of the Lubéron region of Provence, set amongst 20 hectares of its own lavender field, with large heated swimming pool and new tennis court