Provence; Luberon; near Menerbes/Oppede [both 1 mile]
sleeps up to: 11
In an ideal location between two lovely provençal villages (Ménerbes and Oppède both at 2km) this charming 18th century Mas (an old "Magnanerie" - a silk-worm farm) is at the heart of the Regional Park of the Lubéron in the Lubéron Valley between the Mountain of the Lubéron and Mont Ventoux (visible from the grounds). Many walks can be taken from the property without taking a car, as far up as 1000m.
Within 20km of the property are all the famous villages of the Lubéron - Gordes (11km), Coustellet (6km), Roussillon (22km), Ménerbes (2km), Oppède-le-Vieux (2km - 20 minutes by foot), Goult (12km), Lacoste (8km - visit the Château of the Marquis de Sade). There are many festivals and fêtes in these villages throughout the summer. The local markets are famous - antique market at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (16km), huge provençal market at Lourmarin (26km). The charming market town of Cavaillon is 13km away (all shops, supermarkets, twice-weekly market) and Avignon is close by (36km).
There are basic shops in the villages nearby, a tennis court in Oppède, bike hire in Coustellet and horse riding near Lagnes (11km). There is an 18 hole golf course 15km away at Saumane, and a leisure lake (swimming, sailing) at Apt (21km). The closest beaches are at Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer (97km), Cassis (116km) and the Marseille area.
The property is set in 7500sqm of grounds in peaceful surroundings with lovely open views of the surrounding countryside towards Gordes and the Luberon mountains. At the front of the house is a pergola with a spacious terrace ideal for al fresco dining opening onto an extensive lawned area featuring the swimming pool. There is also a covered summer kitchen with a barbecue area and a large table.
The interior offers a striking contrast of styles and is decorated simply and with much taste.
On the ground floor is a very modern well-equipped kitchen opening onto a large dining area with access to the terrace, a spacious living room (also reached via an interior courtyard) and a separate wc.
On the first floor are a large TV room (also accessible via an external staircase and opening onto a verandah), two double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room with a wc, and a shower room. On the second floor are a bedroom with a double four-poster bed and a single bed, a double bedroom with a terrace, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with a separate shower, and a separate wc.
Living room, TV room, dining room/kitchen, 1 bathroom with separate shower, 1 shower room with wc, 1 shower room, 3 separate wcs, 3 double bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, 1 twin bedroom
Facilities : Washing machine, dishwasher, bed linen/bathroom towels included, cot, cleaning 5 hours weekly included, baby-sitting and cook on request, telephone (internet portal), TV, DVD, CD, barbecue, boules court, piano
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
July 25, 2009
August 8, 2009
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.