Apt villa in provence for rental - two original stone buildings, a farmhouse and stable, dating back to 1789 have been extended and joined by a central entrance hall to create Le Marronnier. This excellent Luberon family holiday villa is surrounded by lavender fields, almond and cherry orchards, and boasts a large pool and superb rural views. It is a tastefully furnished home with original artwork and sculptures created by the artist owner.
The grounds capture the essence of the surrounding countryside, with huge mature trees, expansive open spaces, a tranquil bassin next to a vine-covered terrace and an arbour leading the way from the house to the pool.
The bastide is located on the outskirts of Saignon on the northern edge of the Luberon National Park, thus offering commanding views over the Luberon hills and Mont Ventoux, the highest peak in Provence. Nearby Apt has the best weekly market in the region. Do also make time to visit the atmospheric perched village of Gordes just 10 miles away, considered one of the country's most beautiful villages. Within easy driving distance are the beautiful cities of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, neither of which should be missed during your stay in this wonderful part of France.
Ground floor: Double height, split level, central entrance hall with living area (TV,DVD,CD). Large living room, open fireplace, open stairs to first floor; French doors to vine-covered terrace and bassin with feature fountain. Kitchen/dining room , French door to garden. Guest WC. Large games room , French door to garden. Children' s triple bedroom (0.80m), French doors to garden. Double bedroom (1.60m), with ensuite shower room and stunning views across Luberon.
First floor: 1st wing with galleried landing and small sitting area to: Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite bathroom , separate shower cubicle, WC. Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom , WC. 2nd wing accessed via games room on ground floor: 3 double bedrooms (1.60m). 2 separate bathrooms. Separate WC.
Grounds: Extensive grounds of 20 hectares with large mature trees. Large fenced/gated 14m x 7m swimming pool with stepped entrance set 50 metres from the house. Outdoor dining on vine-covered terrace with bassin and feature fountain. Small electric barbecue - restrictions may apply due to fire risk. Children' s swings and enclosed trampoline (use at own risk). Ample parking. The owner's artists studio is within the property, but not accessible to guests.
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If you are looking for an authentic Provencal experience, this villa ticks all the boxes! The views are superb. A good, spacious property in an excellent location for exploring the Luberon, and with plenty of outdoor space. A 10-minute drive will bring you to the market town of Apt, and the hilltop village of Saignon is just 5-10 minutes away.