Luberon luxury villa with pool and tennis - This French villa with tennis court and heated pool is a delightful property which has been refurbished to a high standard; each room has been carefully furnished and decorated with elegance and flair. The south-facing dining terrace is a wonderful place to relax with a meal or a drink whilst enjoying the magnificent backdrop of the Luberon mountains.
Les Cigales enjoys spacious grounds comprising woodland with oak and pine trees, a large wild garden, a private heated pool and a private tennis court. It is in a tranquil location close to the charming village of Cabrieres d' Avignon, which offers a small selection of shops and restaurants. For the active, it is possible to walk to Cabrieres on small country lanes in about 20 mins, or through fields (and hills!) in about 30 mins. The town of Cavaillon is within ten miles for large supermarkets.
Nearby Gordes is one of the best known and most photographed hilltop villages of the Luberon and offers great views. Well worth a visit is the pretty little town of L' Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, considered to be the largest antique centre outside Paris, just 11 miles away with a great Sunday market. The Papal city of Avignon is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to the famous bridge and the largest Gothic palace in the world. For three weeks every July the city is home to the famous Festival d'Avignon, which is not to be missed!
This is one of my favourite houses in the area. It ticks all the boxes for the perfect holiday villa. It's got the views, a good-sized heated pool, its very own tennis court, lovely surroundings ... and it's near to many beautiful places. Stylish and comfortable inside … with a lovely housekeeper just down the lane who is always happy to help. Just around the corner you have Cabrieres d’Avignon with its well known restaurant “Le Vieux Bistro” 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, so is a true Provencal experience. Mas des Murets is available to let all year round, so you can enjoy Provence in every season.
MAIN HOUSE (sleeps 7/8)
Courtyard entrance into spacious, fully fitted kitchen/dining room.
Living room, high beamed ceiling, large Provencal fireplace (TV, DVD/stereo/iPod docks), French doors to sun terrace with outdoor dining.
Laundry room with guest shower and WC leads to a single bedroom (0.90m) suitable for staff.
Double/twin bedroom (1.8m or 2 x 0.90m), ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom, WC, doors to garden, mountain views.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ceiling fan, French doors to sun terrace.
Separate shower room, walk-in shower.
Single bedroom (0.90m) with feature glass panel overlooking living room, balcony window overlooking courtyard, ceiling fan.
ANNEX (sleeps 4)
Attached to main villa and accessed from entrance courtyard.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m) table and chairs and steps up to mezzanine with double bed (1.60m) ceiling fan.
Shower room, WC.
Spacious grounds comprising private tennis court, heated 12m x 6m pool (Roman steps) and south-facing dining terrace with views of the Luberon mountains. Poolhouse with gas barbecue, cooker, dining suite, outdoor shower and WC. Boules area.
Included: 4 hours maid service per week. WiFi internet. Telephone (local calls only).
Extras: Extra maid €15 per hour, shopping service €20, cook service, winter heating, pool heating €210 per week.
Please note that during July and August bookings must be for a minimum of two weeks.
About The Location
- Cabrieres d'Avignon 3 km
- Gordes & Coustellet 5 km
- Apt & L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 18 km
- Avignon TGV 38 km
- Cabrieres d'Avignon 3 km
- Supermarket (Cavaillon) within 16 km
- Walking & Cycling in the Luberon National park