“A wonderful home from home” We were just two, and thought we might be lonely in a house that could easliy accommodate three couples, or two with lots of children (and even more, if you take the gite as well). The kitchen is large and well equipped, with room for three or even four to work together in crazy harmony. There is a back patio as well as a large front garden, with plenty of outdoor furniture, so separate groups can get away fom each other when they want to. And then there is the pool area, at the side. But in fact, we enjoyed having it all to ourselves, the large, cool rooms and the outside space, because it is such a friendly, lived in house. You feel that "the others" will be back soon, and you can enjoy the luxury of being alone for a while. The attentiveness of the owners, who telephoned a few times to make sure we were comfortable and had found everything we needed, added to the friendly feeling, So did occasional visits from a local friend of theirs who came to water the garden, and a man who came to clean the pool. Both were willing to chat if we were in the mood, or to do their thing quietly in the background if we didn't. (We chose to chat.) There are neighours quite close at hand, but we saw and heard almost nothing of them - just an occasional waved hand and smile or a call of "bonjour". St-Didier proper is just five minutes away by car, or a pleasant 20 minute walk, and has all the day-to-day necessities -- a fine 'de luxe' restaurant and others more modest but still very good -- a boulangerie, a mini-marche that somehow finds room for everything (including excellent fruit and veg), and a little general store. There's a market on Monday mornings with stalls for everything from straw hats via dried herbs and fresh olives to local cheese and honey. And all this in the very best location in Provence, with the Luberon to the South, the Vaucluse to the North and easy access to Avignon, Arles, Orange and Nimes for those who care for history (or shopping). In fact, Carpentras (just 15 minutes away by car) is all the "town" anyone really needs, and has some interesting history. We had a very happy ten days here, and were really sad to have to leave.
The house is beautiful and very nicely decorated. Very comfortable, spacious and welcoming. The kitchen was a delight to use, the bedrooms comfortable, with nice beds and linen. There is a gorgeous big salon, which we didn't use as we spent our time in the kitchen or the garden, but it too is very comfortable and elegant.
It was nearly warm enough to swim, but not quite. The pool beckoned, but I resisted its siren call as there was a cold wind blowing most of the week.
St Didier is a lovely village with the Vaucluse mountains on the doorstep, and Carpentras and Avignon in easy reach.
I am looking forward to going again. …
"Park La Truffière" + Cottage + Pool
"Park La Truffière" ST Didier is a lovely home set in a large relaxed garden with a pool
Lots of facilities within the house for our family of all ages
The garden has lots of areas to relax quietly , sit in the shade or swing in one of the hammocks
St Didier is a 15 minute stroll, , nice bars and restaurants
I have stayed in St Didier a few times before and a great place to base yourself for visiting other beautiful towns in the area
We travelled by Eurostar through to Avignon , hired a car and within 30 minutes arrived at this beautiful house
Thank you Dominic and Suzanna for allowing us to share your home …