Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Set in the beautiful Sud Luberon region, hidden away at the end of a track that follows the river, you will find a collection of 9 rural gites. The site dates back to the 16th Century and over the years the collection of farm buildings have been modernised and refurbished to create a fantastic place to stay and explore Provence.
The setting is idyllic, you don’t realise you are only 2km from the village of Villelaure because the view of the Luberon hills makes you feel like you’ve really managed to get away from it all.
You can literally walk (or cycle) out from the gite and onto a track that takes you up into the hills where you’ll find an abundance of flora and fauna, fresh air and great scenery.
For the more sedentary amongst us, there's a very large swimming pool and even a spa to relax in and cool off during the heat of the day.
If you visit during the summer, you’ll probably send most of your holiday outside, relaxing, dining and taking in the view on your private terrace and garden. This really is a great, and very good value for money, place to stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meditteranean Coast 60 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes or Marseille 60 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
Gite St Lucien is ideal for 6 to 8 people. The 90m² interior is divided into 3 bedrooms; two doubles and one twin, and there's a sofa bed in the large living room.
Alongside the modern appliances, lots of traditional features have been retained and there is some really imaginative use of colours and fabrics, all keeping true to a Provencal theme.
The living/dining area is comfortably furnished with a sofa, LCD Television, DVD player and a table and chairs.
The kitchen has pretty much everything you could need on holiday: fridge, oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and ample crockery /utensils etc. An iron and ironing board is also provided, as well as a vacuum cleaner.
|Further details outdoors||
This Gite has a private terrace and spacious garden area with BBQ and outdoor table, chairs and sun loungers, providing spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. There is also ample parking space.
There is a large swimming pool (10m x 5m) with an attached spa (3m x 2m). This is shared with residents at the other Gites in the complex and is open from 15 April to the 30 September – depending upon the weather.
If you visit during the summer months, you can also take advantage of the facilities at the nearby campsite; pony rides, table football, table tennis and children's games.
Directly from the gites there are Mountain Bike tracks leading off into the hills. There are some great cycling and walking tracks, and the owner even throws in free mountain bike hire included in your rental price!
There is a Wi-Fi internet access at this property.
Unfortunately, a telephone connection is not provided at this property
Cots and high chairs are available on request, so please let us know if you will need these for your stay.
Winter heating: Unfortunately, winter heating is not included in the rental cost, and the charge for this is calculated using a meter.
Gas & water are all included in the rental cost, as is electricity during the summer months. During the winter, the electricity is metered.
The owner requests 50 Euros to cover end-of-stay cleaning, which is payable locally
Bedding and towels can be hired for 10 euros per person – so please let us know if you aren’t bringing your own.
The owner requests a damage deposit of 300 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.
Pets: Well behaved pets are accepted at this Gite, please let us know when you book.
Please arrive after 2pm on day of arrival and leave before 10am on your day of departure. There’s plenty of car-parking space.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Directly from the gites there are Mountain Bike tracks leading off into the hills. There are some great cycling and walking tracks throughout the Luberon and Mont Ventoux regions. Free mountain bike hire is included in your rental price!
If you are feeling energetic, there are tennis courts available in the local village, or how about a gentle game of boules with the locals, under the shaded trees, accompanied with a glass of local Pastis!
If visiting is your thing, you really are spoilt for choice. From the Roman architecture at Arles, the Palace of Popes at Avignon, and the cultured avenues of Aix en Provence to the local vineyards, the Carmargue National Park and the Regional Park of the Luberon, there really is too much to do in one visit.
The sea is under an hour away, with the beautiful Callanques of Marseille to explore as well as any number of the local fishing ports you can find on the coast.
Despite its secluded location, your gite is only a walk away from the nearest village, about 2 km, to Villelaure. Here you will find the local boulangerie, cafes and some local stores.
If you’re staying here in the height of summer however, you won’t even need to go to the village. During July and August there’s a shop at the campsite along the valley where you can get bread, croissants and basic provisions, and even buy ‘frites’ to go with your BBQ in the evening!
There are larger shops and a supermarket just 7km away in Pertuis, but if you fancy a more traditional approach, there are some great local Paysan Markets. Every day of the week, in a host of villages nearby, local growers gather to sell their produce; Springtime brings fresh strawberries, green and white asparagus, cherries in May and June, with tomatoes olives garlic and courgettes all grown locally and available practically all year round.