Provence villa walking distance to village - a very elegant French villa located right in the heart of a picturesque Provencal village in the Luberon National Park, Maison des Lierres offers a delightful walled garden with lawn, private pool and sheltered dining terrace. The house has been lovingly decorated and furnished with a blend of country antiques and soft fabrics, creating a very comfortable village home indeed. Arched and beamed ceilings add to the character of the villa, which has a wonderful, authentic ambience.
Maison des Lierres is situated in the centre of the lovely village of Cabrières d'Avignon, where there is a good restaurant, the bistrot famously mentioned by author Peter Mayle, as well as a baker, a butcher and a small grocer's shop. A further choice of good restaurants are within about 1km of the village centre. There is an excellent farmers' market selling fruit, vegetables, flowers and wine in nearby Coustellet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The enchanting nearby villages of Gordes, Menerbes, Fontaines de Vaucluse are an absolute must to visit if you are seeking to experience the essence of Provence. And don't miss the pretty village of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, with its canals, narrow streets and antiques market.
For a change of pace, the wonderfully vibrant and historic town of Avignon is just 20 miles away and would make an ideal day trip. This French townhouse villa in village centre is ideal if you want to make the most of the local restaurants and cafés in the evenings without having to drive home afterwards, adding an important extra element of relaxation to your holiday.
This is another favourite of mine. The house has got a great atmosphere and is ideal for outdoor entertaining, with the table just outside the kitchen door in the shade of the plane tree and the pool beyond, just across the lawn. Another huge advantage - you are in the middle of the village yet you have complete privacy within your lovely walled garden. A bonus of this village is its bread shop - truly amazing, you must try it! Fifty metres from the house is the well-known restaurant “Le Vieux Bistro”, just by the church - where the TV film of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence was partly filmed - and there is a new restaurant in Coustellet just down the road, called WO Sushi, which may be worth trying. But an absolute must is Maison Gouin. This family-run business comprises restaurant, butcher and delicatessen, all organic. Best of all is that when you have dinner or lunch here you are invited down to the cellar to choose your own bottle. Coustellet is also famous for having the best farmers’ market in Provence: this is held on Sundays and not with the tourists in mind, and so is a truly Provencal experience.
All twin beds are placed together as doubles: please confirm bed requirements at time of booking.
Entrance Hall, original tiled floors, high arched ceiling.
Living room, arched ceiling, (TV, CD, tel/fax/copier), fireplace, French doors to garden. Archway into elegant dining room.
Fitted kitchen/ breakfast room, door to the terrace, outdoor dining facilities.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m), exposed beams.
3 steps up to: large Master double bedroom, (four-poster 1.80m bed), ensuite bathroom, WC, seating area.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m), classic terracotta floors.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m).
Separate bathroom, WC.
Separate shower room, WC.
Small living area with fridge.
Twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m) with low doorframe, views over pool.
Large twin/double bedroom (2 x 0.90m), sloping ceiling, long low feature window, views over pool.
Shower room, WC.
Enclosed mature grounds with a small lawn, shaded dining area and private 9m x 4m pool (Roman steps), outdoor pool shower, Plancha. Table tennis. Private parking for 1 car behind the house (outside the garden wall) with padlocked chain across. The entrance to the villa is accessed via a short flight of stone steps, no hand rail.
This is a village house adjoining neighbouring properties but is completely private.
Included: 2 hours maid service twice-weekly. WiFi internet. Telephone for general local use only.
Extras: Telephone for international or excessive calls (poor mobile reception). Additional maid service approx €20 per hour. Taxe de Sejour (local authority holiday tax) payable locally - €0.95 per adult over 18, per night.
Please note that the fireplaces in the villa are not in use.
Beautiful house. Wonderful location and equipped well.
It had everything we needed.
The description said or implied that the kitchen was very small which did worry me somewhat when we were booking the property as we all like to cook. Actually the kitchen was perfectly adequate.
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About The Location
- Coustellet 2km
- L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 10km
- Gordes 6km
- Avignon 32km
- Marseille 71km
- Marseille 71km
- Nimes 90km
- Shops | restaurants walking distance
- Coustellet (Sunday farmers market) 2km
A refundable damage deposit of £700.