Manor House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16
Stunning renovated Provencal Stone 'Mas' and Smaller 'Mas' surrounded by olive trees, orchard, vineyards,and lavender and lush gardens set in 25 acre grounds in the famous Luberon National Park, overlooking the Luberon Valley.
Near the lovely village of Lacoste (with the Marquis de Sade's Chateau), between Apt and Cavaillon. 5 km from the local shops. Near picturesque Gordes, and Menerbes and the beautiful historical cities of Avignon, Aix en Provence and Arles.
The property is ideal for relaxing and visiting beautiful Provence. Two authentic dry stone Provencal 'Mas' houses surrounding an inner courtyard with fountain. Excellent for families with children or large family gatherings. Trampoline, Ping-Pong and swings. Various terraces, shady seating areas and playroom. Internet access. 3 Sky TV's & Adult and Children Video/CD libraries. Furnished and fully equipped as a principal luxurious and spacious home in Provence. Mosquitoes are a rare occurrence.
The large terrace spans the length of the house, facing south with magnificent views over the Luberon valley. Wonderful for dining and large parties.Two large gas barbecues.The 13 x 6 metres infinity pool is salt treated, and stretches out to the views of the Luberon. The wonderful mulberry trees provide lazy leafy shade to lounge and read a book.
Big Mas (Main House) Formal Sitting Room, Family Sitting Room with large TV & Sky, Large Kitchen, Kitchen Dining Room, Dining Room. Bathroom. Laundry room. Kitchen & Utility Storage. First floor: Playroom/office, computer, games, French & Sky TV.
2 double and 2 double/twin bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms (3 ensuite).Bedroom 1: Superking bed, dressing room, en suite shower and bathroom. Bedroom 2: Double bed, en suite bathroom with own terrace and wonderful views. Bedroom 3: Superking/Twin beds, en suite bathroom with pool view. Bedroom 4: 15m2, Superking/Twin beds, own terrace down to pool, separate bathroom. (All bathrooms have showers).
Little Mas (Second House) sleeps 8: Living Room, Library, Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room. Bed 1: King double bed, en suite bathroom and separate shower room and separate WC. Bed 2: Twin beds. Bed 3: King double bed.Bed 4: Superking/Twin beds. Split Bathroom: separate WC, separate shower room, separate bathroom.
If necessary 2 extra camp beds for children can be accommodated. By prior arrangement only. Please ring to discuss. Arrival time 15.00hrs. Departure 10.00am - 11.00am
|Size||Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St. Maries de la Mer 115 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseilles, Avignon, Nimes 90 km, Nearest railway: Avignon|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 22, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The imposing Chateau of Lacoste, that belonged to The Marquis De Sade (now owned by Pierre Cardin), dates from the 16th Century, and dominates the village. There is the Pierre Cardin Opera and Music Festival in the old Quarry of Lacoste every summer. nearby Every day there is a local colourful local country market. In august in les Alpilles region (with the famous town of St. Remy de Provence) villages have summer fetes, bull-running and fun fairs !
Gordes, Menerbes, Bonnieux, beautiful picturesque hilltop villages that date back from the Middle Ages have with fabulous restaurants only 10 minutes away. The towns and markets, all 20 minutes, of Apt, Cavaillon and Ile Sur La Sorgue have large supermarkets and shops. Ile Sur La Sorgue being the centre for antiques in Provence has wonderful 'brocante' sales every Saturday and Sunday. St. Remy de Provence is 35 mins away.
Golf is available 20 minutes away. Tennis Courts 10 minutes from the house, and the famous Camargue and beaches 1hr 15 mins. Kayaking on a calm river descent is at Ile Sur La Sorgue (great half day for the kids!) and at St. Maries de la Mer there is a wonderful Beach Club with loungers on the beach and restaurant which makes a great day out !
Airports: Avignon is 35 minutes, Marseille Airport is 1hour, Nimes airport 1hr, St. Tropez 1.5hrs, Nice 2hrs, Monaco 2.5hrs
The high-speed TGV train from Avignon links to Paris, Lille and St. Pancras. Paris is 2.5hrs journey time, and London is approx 6.5hrs by TGV train via Lille or Paris. In the summer months there is an overnight car-train direct from London St. Pancras to Avignon.
The region, which is often called by the acronym PACA or Paca, lies in South Eastern France. Visitors enjoy impressive, sweeping views from hills above the coast and spellbinding lavender scents and enchanting ambiances amidst the scrubland. Marcel Pagnol and Alphonse Daudet described the region well in 'La gloire de mon père' (My Father's Glory) and Tartarin de Tarascon (Tartarin of Tarascon). Many people find it unforgettable. Its fame in painting parallels that of literature: Van Gogh and Cézanne immortalised it on their canvases.
This village can boast about being amongst one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has narrow cobbled streets which thread their way through tall houses; built against the rock, clinging onto its flanks. Gordes also extends its territory to include the Bories village, those curious igloo-shaped structures made of stones. It has sheltered many a famous artist such as André Lhote, Marc Chagall, Jean Deyrolle, and Victor Vasarely, and now keeps its cultural heritage thanks to many exhibits.www.gordes-village.com
Saint Rémy de Provence
Set at the foot of the Alpilles mountains, Saint-Remy inspired some of the brightest paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and on the verge of 21stcentury, Saint Remy has preserved its authentic Provencal style of living in the shade of the barrel-vaults and the Provencal traditional country houses in the countryside. The charming roads of the Alpilles Mountains are an invitation to discover amazing landscapes.www.saintremy-de-provence.com
Avignon, a European City of Culture in 2000, also has a penchant for the avant-garde and reveals many contrasts.
Located centrally close to many natural wonders, Avignon also has its own thanks to a rich religious and historic heritage mixed with the Provencal spirit and way of life making the city so unique. It's name dates back to the fourth century BC (Aouen(n)ion) and has two interpretations: town of the strong wind or lord of the river. A veritable art and culture showcase, Avignon is a town of art and history. Fabulous treasures bear witness to the fact that the popes lived here in the Middle Ages.
Home town of Paul Cezanne, Aix en Provence is one of the most famous cities of Provence located in a warm and sunny area close to the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. Have a walk in the city centre's small shadowed streets, seat at a café and try a Calisson!
Arles could be summarized with two words: Camargue and roman heritage; but it wouldn't be true. Arles is also a vibrant sunny city which inspired Van Gogh, still reflects the pure Provencal traditions as the city is caught in-between the Camargue, the Alpilles Mountains-small mountains, and the Crau-an arid rocky area leading to eastern Province.
Saintes-Maries de la Mer
The village of Saintes Marie de la Mer, a place of warm reception, tradition and pilgrimage, is built between sky and sea, where the Rhone meets the Mediterranean Sea. Les Saintes Maries de la Mer rises as the capital of the Camargue for those who fall in love with this region, bewitched by its wild beauty, its culture and its lively and authentic traditions and the attraction of the dunes, the sandy beaches and the large marshlands with reeds and "manades".www.saintesmaries.com
The Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region has a remarkable cultural heritage: 1,800 buildings are listed national historic monuments. Visit and explore the cultural treasures of the Abbayes de Montmajour à Arles (“Montmajour Abbey in Arles”), de Silvacane, du Thoronet, les Châteaux de Tarascon (“Tarascon Castles”), Baux de Provence, le Cloître de la Cathédrale de Fréjus (“Cloister of Fréjus Cathedral”) la Forteresse de Mont-Dauphin (“Mount Dauphin Fortress), les sites archéologiques de Glanum et d'Olbia archaeological sites of Glanum and d'Olbia, ancient theatre of Orange and Museum of Art and History.
The region also has many festivals, several of which are world famous (Aix, Orange, Avignon, etc.), as well numerous local customs and traditions, such as the 13 desserts, Nativity figures (Le Ravi, etc.) and pétanque (boules), which is encountered at every turn.
It also boasts a rich, abundant natural heritage, with three national parks, four regional natural parks, nature reserves such as Les Écrins, Mercantour Park, Port-Cros, Porquerolles, the Verdon Gorges, The Luberon National Park etc.
Festivals, architecture, traditions and outstanding regional wines and gastronomy, all long-standing highlights of the legendary lifestyle here, contribute to a most pleasurable “after-golf” experience too