Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
We built our traditional Provençal style house with two gites adjacent and a B&B room in 2009. They all share the lovely 10m x 5m heated infinity pool and landscaped gardens.
The two gites are side by side, cleverly designed to keep their privacy yet making the most of the beautiful gardens and views. Each having its own individual colour scheme and both having their own private terraces with dining area and BBQ. There is plenty of space for each couple to spread out by the pool, equally we have found that most people enjoy meeting and sharing stories and experiences with their neighbours. We often take early evening drinks with the gite guests in the pool house, enjoying a chilled glass of local rosé. Plus free WiFi is included. A meal on arrival can also be arranged - please ask for details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||90 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Avignon 50 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV 55 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The gite has a comfortable living room with sofa, table and chairs and is open plan to the kitchen, fitted with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Naturally for breakfast we provide a coffee maker, kettle and toaster.
The bedroom has a built in wardrobe, double bed with cool fresh sheets and luxurious en suite shower room with wc and wash hand basin. All towels are provided, including those for the pool.
A flat screen TV receives both French and English channels, there is high speed internet access for your personal use.
|Further details outdoors|
French doors open onto a private covered terrace equipped with furniture and a barbeque for outdoor dining, and access to the garden areas and heated infinity swimming pool (10 x 5m) with spacious sun bathing area, pool house and a view of the village & chateau.
We are located an easy walk into the village where there are all commerces.
The swimming pool is shared with the adjacent gite clients.
We do not accept any children.
We live adjacent to the gites and are on hand to assist you with restaurant bookings, walking routes, where to go etc to maximise your holiday experience.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The Luberon is also known for its delightful villages such as Lourmarin, Menerbes, Lacoste and Bonnieux, the latter made famous by Peter Mayle’s ‘A year in Provence’ all have their own individual charm.
Gordes is a stunning perched village (19 kms), where you can visit the Abbey de Senanque, the Chateau de Gordes and the village des bories.
The Colorado Provencal runs from Rustrel to Roussillon where the quarried ochre is used in the colouring of its houses.
Provence is renowned for its markets; there is one to be found almost every day of the week providing an overwhelming choice of mouth watering fresh produce together with Provencal gifts and souvenirs. One of the largest takes place in Apt every Saturday, one of our favourites is at Coustellet on a Sunday, where all the produce sold is grown locally. Others of note include Forcalquier on Mondays and St Remy de Provence on Thursdays.
Fontaine de Vaucluse (32kms), is a popular tourist village and also the source of the River Sorgue where you can either kayak or canoe to L’Isle sur La Sorgue, the antiques capital of Provence.
The historic walled city of Avignon (55kms), the gateway to Provence offers a wide selection of attractions including Palais des Papes, occupied by the Popes during the 14th Century, Pont St-Bénézet, the bridge mentioned in the rhyme ‘Sur le pont d’Avignon’ as well as a host of museums, churches and an array of boutiques, shops and restaurants. The world famous Avignon Festival takes place in July.
Les Baux de Provence (64kms) is a very popular tourist attraction with nearly two million visitors a year. This dramatic fortress sits on a spur of the Alpilles with views across to the Camargue, a vast flat wetland famous for its flamingos, black bulls and white horses. Be sure to visit the Cathedrale D'Image whilst there too.
This spectacular range of mountains rises over 1000 metres. At Mourre Nègre reached by foot, there are fine views towards Digne, the Durance valley and Apt basin, whilst in the far distance the L’Etang de Berre (next to Marseille airport!) and Mont Ventoux can also be seen. As well as lavender fields there is a fort at Buoux, where the cliff faces are world famous for rock climbing.
The cosmopolitan town of Aix en Provence (65kms) is a must with its impressive buildings, up market boutiques and café atmosphere. Marseille (93kms), France’s premier port and oldest major city, centred on the Vieux Port, offers an insight into the multi cultural side of France as well as excellent shopping and dining experiences including bouillabaisse, a seafood gastronomy.
The Roman cities of Orange (68kms), Arles (83kms) and Nimes (98kms) are all worth visiting.
St Saturnin les Apt
This unspoilt village has a population of just over 2000 people, many of whom live here throughout the year, making it more vibrant out of season than some of it’s more touristy neighbours. It is a true Provencal village retaining much character dominated by a medieval ruined castle with its ramparts and towers and the 17th Century Windmill. Narrow streets, old stone houses with their original doors, water fountains and a central square, which is shaded by plane trees, all create a peaceful ambience.
The village has a market on Tuesday where you can buy fresh local produce as well as Provencal gifts, wine and clothing. There are also traditional ‘fetes’ celebrated, when there are displays of art, antiques and flowers in the village as well as the famous ‘Vide Grenier’ (similar to a car boot sale), which takes place annually on Bastille Day. The Fete Votive, three evenings of music and dancing takes place in August.
There are three bars, two hotels and five restaurants providing casual and more formal dining. An excellent Charcuterie, two Boulangeries and a ‘Spar’ supermarket offer a wide variety of products and there is also a chemist, Post Office, cash machine and newsagents.
The area, has been noted for its Olive Oil and the local Moulin, which has a small gift shop, is just outside the village as you approach from Apt. Sylla, the local wine co-operative sells excellent Cote du Luberon and Cote du Ventoux wines. It also has an excellent gift shop and ‘Cheese’ restaurant.
Locally to the village it is possible to indulge in a wide range of leisure pursuits, including tennis, horse riding, paragliding, cycling and hiking.