Lou Marcelou is a beautiful village house in St Croix du Verdon, a typical provencal hilltop village in a stunning location overlooking Lac St Croix in the Parc National Du Verdon
The original building dates back to pre-Napoleonic times and is full of character and charm with exposed stone walls and original wooden beams.
From the front door which is framed by an ancient grape vine you enter into the downstairs open plan living area.
There is a new well equiped modern kitchen, a dining area which will seat 4 and a living area with a large L shaped sette which doubles as a sofabed if required. There is also a downstairs WC
Upstairs there is a mezanine floor which has a double bed and modern shower room with an additional WC. There are nice views of the village houses from the shuttered window, and the rooflight makes it very bright and airy.
There is a stunning view of the lake and distant hills from the french windows and the double height ceiling gives a wonderful sense of space. Outside there is a balcony with a table and two chairs which provides a fantastic position to enjoy the breathtaking view over the lake.
There is the use of a shared washing machine in the cellar under the apartment below, where there is also additional storage space for bikes or other bulky items.
With breathtaking views of the lake and the foothills of the Alps, Lou Marcelou offers a superb location in this beautiful region of France and can be reached in under 2 hours from the airports of Marseilles and Nice to the south.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||lakeside 5 min walk 500 m|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseille, Nice and Toulon airports all within 100 km, Nearest railway: Manosque 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Lou Marcelou is a beautiful village house in St Croix du Verdon, a typical provencal hilltop village in a stunning location overlooking Lac St Croix in the Parc National Du Verdon.
The village is at the top of what is known as 'Green Provence' where the rolling hills of truffle woods give way to lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards in one direction and the foothills of the Alps in the other.
The region is probably best known for the Gorge du Verdon, Europes largest canyon which opens up into the northern end of Lac Sainte Croix. The gorge is over 700m deep at it deepest point and the Verdon river at the bottom flows into Lac Sainte Croix and gives it it's vivid blue/green colour.
The village is built high on a promontory overlooking the lake and is centred around it's sixteenth century church. The old village has some lovely houses and pretty public squares. There is a mini supermarket (2 min walk), together with a number of restaurants gift shops and bars.
There are only around 100 permanant residents but the numbers swell considerably in the season.
A vivid turquoise colour, the Lake is 14km long and 2km wide. It was formed in 1973 following the building of the barrage at the southern end to provide drinking water for the cities to the south. The Lac now provides a magnificent venue for a variety of activities on and around it, these include:
Boat Hire – Pedalos, canoes, electric boat hire, Windsurfing