House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
La Bastidonne is set in a peaceful rural setting just a few minutes drive from Cereste, a working village with everything you will need for your stay here. There are five double bedrooms, three of which lead out onto a south facing terrace. The largest bedroom has a communicating door leading to the smallest one, which may be of benefit to parents with small children. There are three double beds and four singles. Three bedrooms have en-suite and there is one further shower-room.
You can expect your holiday here to be quite and relaxing, offering an opportunity to experience the laid back unhurried lifestyle of Provence visiting the local markets to augment long lazy lunches, poolside afternoons and barbeque evenings. There is Sky television with sports and wi-fi access.
There are local towns to explore and the larger historical ones of Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Marseille and the Mediterranean resort of Cassis all approximately one to one and a half hours away.
Also there are places/things of interest, like the Gorges du Verdon and Colorado sand park in the local vicinity
La Bastidonne offers a comfortable stay for families in safe, calm and pleasant surroundings, while letting those who may feel they want to be more active, the chance to see more that this stunning area of France has to offer, however, we feel that once you are settled in, you may not wish to venture far.
The area is well frequented by walkers and cyclists.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cassis 100 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes and Marseilles 100 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is 8.5m x 5.5m and is 1.2m depth all over.
Arrival time is 16.00 and departure time is 10.00.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The climate is very dry with 300 sunshine days a year average.
There are many places to visit in the region including Avignon with the famous bridge and Le Palais du Papes. Arles has an Amphitheatre and connections with Van Gogh. St. Remy de Provence also has Van Gogh connections.
Other attractions in the region include perched villages, for example, Menerbes [Peter Mayles], Bonnieux and Gordes. There are too many vineyards to mention; most of the vineyards welcome visitors and have tastings.
At the beginning of August there is a local art festival in Cereste. It has several Roman ruins to explore and is on the Via Dominia route, the old Roman Road. Apt, has its famous Saturday Market and is also the Capital of the Luberon Nation Park.
Banon, home of the famous goats cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves. Forcalquier for a Monday Market and a good Pastis. Manosque, for its history of writing.
Locally there are many activities available, horse-riding, walking, including guides from the local tourist board, cycling, there are 2 bicycles here for your use. For astronomists the skies are quite wonderful and there is a local observatory.