"Park La Truffière" + Cottage
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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Park La Truffiere is a 4000 square meter property which 100 years ago had been part of a one hectare truffle farm. The house is the original house on the property but both the land and house have been completely renovated , restored and redesigned. Even part of the original alley which was created to cut through the truffle trees to get to the house is still there and can be seen. A new 220 meter passageway with solar gate has been constructed now to get to Park La Truffiere.
In the park itself many of the 100 year old trees have cut down or trimmed to open up sunny spaces for the wonderful 11X4 salt water swimming pool, the deep blue Provencal skies,the gardens,sitting and dining areas.On the other hand many trees have been retained for beauty and shade which is vitally necessary in the hot summer months. There is nothing like old great oaks for coolness and serenity. So actually on this property there are trees on every side, north, south , east and west which give much privacy and protection and create a barrier to the other houses around. Also there is the attraction of all the birds which love old twisted trees and make for marvelous relaxation and peace of mind. This is a holiday in a park where you can swim, eat, read relax and be with your family and friends in complete privacy and comfort. Ideal for families and reunions of families and friends.
The property sits in a neighborhood which is 800 meter walking distance from the lovely village of St Didier where one will find five restaurants and pizzerias, cafes, three bakeries, news stand, nougaterie and ice cream shop, pharmacy, coiffure and whatever one would need. So one can literally walk every morning to the village for croissants and bread, have a coffee, pick up the newspaper and walk back to the property for breakfast.
The house has been completely restored in warm Provencal colors and materials; 35 m2 living room with large open fireplace,22m2 meter bathroom with oversized granite bathtub/ sink and walk in Italian shower, 26m2 kitchen with cut stone counter tops and great view to the park in the back with a small covered porch.
There are 4 bedrooms( actually 5 bedrooms if you include the cottage with its own kitchen and bathroom), 2 in the front of the house with French doors which open to the large veranda and the park to the front side of the house. The master bedroom has a big window with view on the new pool. One bedroom is in the upper floor with separate sink and toilet. All bedrooms have double beds. Three rooms have large inbuilt cupboards with large cupboard in the hallway. There is a childrens bed available.
From the living room French doors open to a large veranda and the park to the front side of the house where the largest part of the park lies with its gardens and trees, hammocks and sitting places.
By bike, car or foot, one can visit the most beautiful villages the south of France can offer; Gordes, Venasque, Isle sur Sorgue, Avignon, Roussillon. What is the most unique thing about this area is that there is water unlike the rest of the south. Fountain de Vaucluse with its unexplorable source is very near so there is water and where there is water there is vegetation and fruit trees. This is the bread basket of France with cherry, fig, olive,melon and berries plentiful.
The ocean to Marseille or Cassis is a 1 hr drive; Avignon is a half hour drive. Bike ways( bikes can be rented), for the beginner or the most advanced all the way to the Mt Ventoux and everything in between, walkways though the vineyards and many medieval villages all nearby. Whatever your heart desires, it is here.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Côte Bleue near Marseille or Calanque/Cassis 45 km|
|Will consider||House swap|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marseille Marignane 70 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV or Local Train Station in Avignon City 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is insulated and there is central heating in every room. An added delight is the antique stove in the kitchen and the open firplace in the living room. No problem with wood (all oak wood for the fire).
The house sits right in the middle of the park with light all around yet enough shade to keep the guest cool, a very welcome treat in the hot months. Private in this nice park and neighbourhood yet 800 meteres to the village St.Didier with shops, cafes and restaurants, a pharmacy, doctors etc.
|Further details outdoors|
This is an oak tree park so there are truffles under these oak trees(thus the name of the park " Parc La Truffière"). It is well known in Provence that one living here must have a tree for shade. Well here the guest has many trees and it is a pure delight to be in this house or park at any time of the year.
Since 2011 la Truffière has a large private salt ( thus no chlorine or wasps) swimming pool (11x4), situated on one side of the house where lots of trees have been cleard for maximal sun yet enough trees nearby for shade and coolness.
Since 2012 Parc la Truffière has a separate cottage for rent with 45 M2 for 2 persons.
The Provence region
VAUCLUSE in the beautiful Provence, with 300 sunny days per year; Provence is an all-year round destination.
The Vaucluse is bordered by the Rhône to the west and the River Durance to the south. Mountains occupy a significant proportion of the eastern half of the department, with the Mont Ventoux (1,912 m), also known as "the Giant of Provence", dominating the landscape. Other important mountain ranges include the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Monts de Vaucluse, and the Luberon. Fruit and vegetables are cultivated in great quantities in the lower-lying parts of the department, on one of the most fertile plains in southern France.
Important urban centers include Avignon, Orange, Carpentras, Cavaillon and Apt.
The Vaucluse is in the heart of Provence, where the Luberon lies, with its hilltop villages.Provence is home to the Mont Ventoux, lavender, wine and sunflower fields. Provence has as its capital city Avignon, which is ranked as a UNESCO world heritage site.The Provence has lively markets, truffles, olive oil and outstanding wines,Chateauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Rhone, Gigondas etc.
A 30 minutes drive from St Didier leads you on a tour of all the famous Provencal towns including Gordes, Roussillon, Menerbes, Bonnieux and Lourmarin which have been made known by Peter Mayle and his books .
An “antiquing” weekend in l 'Isle sur la Sorgue, a hike around Vaison la Romaine, a wine celebration in the wine villages, a charming house in St.Didier, www.provenceguide.com provides you with every secret of the true Provence.
St .Didier itself is a very charming typical Provencal village with shops, restaurants and cafes.It has everything one needs( bakeries, butcher, magazine shop,grocery shop, pharmacy, markets, library, tennis club, special nougat maker, old church and monastery). It is surrounded by wine, cherry and fruit fields and is very near to the ancient famous hilltop village of Venasque. From Venasque one can go by bike or car over the Colle de Murs or Route de Gordes to the very famous village of Gordes and into the Luberon Valley. Gordes is only 14 km away from St Didier. Half way to Gordes one pases the incredible Abbaye de Senaque with its lavender field entrance and Gregorian chant invitations from its monks. Once into the Luberon, all the villages made famous by Peter Mayle's My Year in Provence are near. Roussillon, Menerbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Apt, Goult all are near to visit. But coming back over to the St Didier side, there are gorgeous villages going to the Mt Ventoux direction: Crillon Le Brave, Bedoin, Mormoiron etc. Avignon is 30 minutes away with its papal residency. Aix en Provence is also 1 hr drive as is Marseille and the sea. One hidden jewel is Cassis just east of Marseille on the famous calanque hills which jut directly into the sea.
Horse back riding, swimming, tennis golf, parasailing, mountain and rock climbing, visiting the Haute Provence, the land of Jean Giono with villages like Manosque and Sisteron. Provence and the Vaucluse are cultural havens with festivals for food, music, theatre,sport,art, ceramics. The Provencal will make every excuse to have a festival to celebrate anything. The guest in the Vaucluse can be as alone as you like or gathering with locals and internationals .
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16 Oct 2014
"Fantastic week at a wonderful property"
In late September we spent a wonderful week at Park La Truffiere. We were a group of 6 - parents with 2 daughters, aged 9 and 11, their Grandma and her Sister stopping off in Provence on route from So… More
24 Aug 2014
"Great location, delightful and comfortable."
If you appreciate swimming in a delightful pool -28 degrees when we were there, no insects as it's sea salt and the pool being an excellent size this is the place to stay! Susanna and Dominic we… More
20 Aug 2014
"Beautiful loxurious summer residence"
We have spent our holiday in Susanna and Dominic's lovely house in St. Didier. We were my wife and I, my oldest daughter and my youngest daughter with her husband his daughter and their 2 dogs. The house has enough space for all of us and the lovely big garden where the dogs loved to play. We enjoyed very much the lovely salt water pool which is much nicer than the usual pools. The house is very nice equipped with all kinds of modern facilities and especial the kitchen is very well equipped. During our stay Susanna and Dominic stay in the small cottages in the front of the house. They were very helpful and very discreet and because of the very big garden and land it was no problem at all. We can strongly recommend Susanna and Dominic's house if you want to have a nice stay in one of the most beautiful parts of France. Our key word is: nice, calm and exclusive. Lis & Hans
13 Jul 2014
"The Vacation of a Lifetime!!!!!"
A long time ago, I had a dream to rent a house, somewhere beautiful, where friends and family could come to visit. This idea was fortified for me, when I saw the movie "A Good Year" starring… More
19 Jan 2014
"A Wonderful Place!"
Well this property and its location was simply fantastic. The house is so spacious and beautifully restored and decorated. The bathroom is just amazing with the largest bathtub we have ever seen and g… More
30 Jul 2013
From the start when I communicated with Dominic and Susanna this promised to the perfect holiday. And it was. The property is lovely in a wonderful location with fantastic facilities including a superb pool and great relaxation and leisure facilities. This is the perfect venue for a large group. Dominic and Susanna recommended several places to visit and we were able to contact them very readily if we had any queries. We do hope to return to such a wonderful holiday home.
30 Jul 2013
"Fabulous and memorable holiday"
We arrived in mid July for a much anticipated two week holiday having also rented the adjacent gite as there were eight of us in the party. The accommodation was excellent, well appointed and very acc… More
14 Jul 2013
"Lovely St Didier"
We had a wonderful time in the Provence. The owners gave us a lot of useful about where to go near St Didier. They also helped us to book two of the restaurants that they recommended. The house was spacious and charmingly Provencal with a very large swimming pool, lots of flowers and trees for shade from the hot sun and lovely colors in and outside of the house. The location of the property in St Didier was perfect to set off everyday as we did to discover the Vaucluse. It was a special trip for our family and friends.
21 Jun 2013
"Would Like to be There every year!"
Stayed in this charming, oh so convenient home first week in June. Owners are more than hospitable and incredibly helpful before, during and after our stay. We had a wedding in the area so much of o… More
18 Jun 2013
"Charming, rustic Provencal home for the perfect holiday"
Choosing the ideal holiday home for ourselves, our children and their partners was never going to be an easy task, however from the outset of our correspondence with Dominic and Susanna, I felt that w… More
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