Luberon rental villa - this 18th century traditional Bastide is set amid 25 acres of woodland and cherry orchards in the heart of the Luberon. Refurbished and modernised, it retains its authentic charm.
A small tree-lined driveway leading to a formal garden to the front of the villa creates an impressive entrance. Within the grounds you will still find traces of an old maze, once a favourite feature of a gentleman's country retreat. Mature trees provide shade for enjoy al fresco dining and the pool is set above the house to maximise the views and enjoyment of this lovely setting.
Although just 1.25 miles from the popular town of Apt, famed for its markets, Grand Luberon is in a lovely country setting on high ground above the town. It is within close driving distance of the archetypal Provencal villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes, Gordes and Roussillon. Avignon, the capital of Provence, is 34 miles to the west of this Luberon rental villa.
TV room (TV/DVD/CD)
Living room , open fireplace, doors onto garden
Kitchen/dining room , recently fitted and well equipped, door to dining terrace.
Dining/study room . Guest WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), door to pool area, ensuite shower room , WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom , WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), open fireplace.
Twin/double or children' s bedroom (2 x 0.80m beds which can become 1.60m double, plus 0.90m bunk beds; 2 adults or 4 children)
Bathroom , WC.
There is a second floor which will be closed.
25 acres of terraced grounds with woodland and formal gardens with views across the valley of Apt & Saignon. 12m x 4m pool with sun deck. Outdoor dining and seating under the shade of mature trees at this Luberon rental villa.
Apt 1.25 miles. Saignon 2 miles. Bonnieux 10 miles. Cavaillon 20 miles. Avignon TGV 34 miles. Nimes & Marseille airports 1 hr 30 mins. Weekly markets in Apt. Walking & cycling in the Luberon National Park.
Sleeps 8/10 (max 6 adults & 4 children, or 8 adults)
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 4 WCs
PRIVATE 12m x 4m POOL
Walk to Beach
Walk to Tennis
What a privilege to have the chance to stay in this old family house. The magic for me is that the villa and gardens have retained much of their atmosphere and charm from previous generations. However, the interior is stylishly modern and very comfortable. If you want to discover what the Luberon is all about, just 5 minutes away by car is the market town of Apt (the market is on Saturdays). A good place for lunch here is the Bistro de France. Another place well worth visiting is the hilltop village ("village perche") of Saignon: do make the extra effort and climb the rock - you'll be repaid by a fantastic panoramic view across the landscape.
This lovely place is available to let all year round, so you can relax and enjoy its delights in any season.