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Beautiful Luberon Village House in Roussillon, Private Pool, Stunning Views.

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The front of the house, only a few steps away from cafes, bars and restaurants.

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Last updated: 08/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Featured in The Sunday Times' 50 Sensational Villas, the house is right in the middle of one of the most famous villages in Provence - Roussillon. Famed for its oche cliffs and soil, it provides one of the most stunning backdrops to any rental house. While the house is only yards from cafes and restaurants, it offers total privacy and is beautifully quiet inside the house. There is free parking a hundred yards from the house and another car park just a few yards from the house which is perfect for dropping off.

Exterior;
The house is located just 50m from the market square, a third of a way up into the village on a side street.

The living room opens onto a large terrace ideal for outdoor meals (table for 8) which leads up to a smaller upper terrace (table for 6) which commands beautiful panoramic views across the ochre hills. The swimming pool is a little lower down overlooking the lower terrace; it has a ledge on one side approximately 1.5m from the edge and underwater lighting. It is heated up to 24°C free of charge, weather permitting. There is space for loungers on two sides of the pool - there are 4 sun loungers in total.

Interior;
The attractive front door opens into the spacious and very attractively furnished living room which in turn opens onto a large terrace to one side and a large dining room/kitchen to the other, also with a terrace. The interior is very personalised with antiques, artwork and has a lovely warm atmosphere. Upstairs are a large double bedroom (150cm bed - overlooking the terrace and pool) with an en suite bathroom with a wc (wonderful views from the bath), two twin bedrooms (the larger one (90cm beds) looks over the street and smaller one (75cm beds) has views of the countryside), a shower room and a separate wc.

The house is also a wonderful place to stay in winter: log fires, beautiful walks in the winter sunshine, few tourists and is very quiet and peaceful. A fabulous Christmas vacation idea!

The three terraces offer a mixture of direct sun and partial shade and there are tables and chairs for outside eating on all three.

The village has several cafes and restaurants ranging from simple meals to some very good cooking indeed. Russell Crowe in fact had a party in one of them, Le Simonde, while filming 'A Good Year' a few years ago. Nearly all the restaurants have lovely views. There is a market in the village on Thursday mornings which has all the Provencal goodies you would expect!

The village also has a good supermarket, Casino, which has pretty much everything one might need. There is also a butcher and a lovely bakery.

Beyond the village there is the local town of Apt which has a fabulous market on Saturday mornings and there is a farmers' market in Coustellet on Sunday mornings. Other local villages worth visiting include Gordes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Lourmarin and Menerbes. Further away to the east is Avignon, well worth a day trip and only 40 minutes away. To the north there is the mighty Mont Ventoux - one of the highest mountains in Provence, viewable from the village. The drive through Haut-Provence to get there is spectacular. To the south there is the Grand Luberon - well worth a day trip. Aix-en-Provence is the other side of the Luberon and should not be missed.

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Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Stunning views from terrace, Huge salon beautifully furnished, Beautiful view from en-suite bathroom....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library:

    A selection of CDs is available....moreless

  • Stereo:

    The headphone socket on the front of the stereo will take a lead from a mobile....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning views of the Petit Luberon hills from the terrace and master bedroom....moreless

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The large dining table in the kitchen comfortably seats 6 people and can take 8 if needed. There is everything needed for a short or long stay including all plates, cutlery, glasses and china. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washing line behind kitchen....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are wall-mounted radiators plus we have free standing electric heaters....moreless

  • Internet:

    The wifi extends all over the house and can be used out on the terraces as well....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linen is included....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A wonderful room, perfect for escaping the summer heat or enjoying a winter fire....moreless

  • Parking:

    We supply a free parking card for the car parks with barriers....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The telephone is free to use for calls to anywhere in France, UK and the United States and Canada - to landline numbers only. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including pool towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have a washing machine, however not a tumble dryer. There is a washing line at the rear to the kitchen....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    There is a supply of wood for chilly evenings off-season....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard filter coffee machine....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well equipped to cover all aspects of cooking....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well-equipped and has a table where 6-8 people can sit comfortably. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Multi-function oven including built-in rotisserie....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some essentials - e.g. salt, pepper, herbs and spices, teas, coffee. However with the village store (Casino) just a few minutes walk everything is available there. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    3 gas-rings and 1 electric ring....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    18 hole course, 27 kms away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaking available at Fontaine de la Vaucluse on the Sorgues river....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    3 separate terraces....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The swimming pool is a little lower down overlooking the lower terrace; it has a ledge on one side approximately 1.5m from the edge and underwater lighting. It is heated up to 24°C free of charge....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September / October
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €250 Nightly

March / April
Mar 5 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,800

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €257 Nightly

May / June
May 1 - Jun 25, 2016
7 night min stay

€1,975

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €282 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

€1,650

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: €236 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Prices include linen, cleaning and parking.


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Location

86 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Marseille
5 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Nino's
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 hole golf course: Saumane-de-Vaucluse
47 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Avignon
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A7
5 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Nino's
66 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Mont-Serein
102 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Carry

Car: Recommended

The location is a perfect base for discovering the real Provence. Roussillon is a 3* Belle Village du France and it's not hard to see why. Famous for the striking red ochre cliffs, there's much to discover on foot from the house. The ochre trail, lasting an hour or so, from the heart of the village is a must-do. There are numerous shops selling local products and there is strong representation of artists' materials.

Outside the village there are many walks to do and of course, other villages to explore. Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste (home to the Marquis de Sade), Lourmarin and Gordes are all worth visiting. Each village also has it's market day - the Roussillon market is on Thursday mornings.

Further afield the cities of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Orange, Arles, Nimes and Marseille are all within a hour and a half and do-able as day trips. To the north there are also the famous vineyards of the Southern Rhone including Chateuneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras though our local vineyards are also worth a visit. You can taste wine at all of them and maybe buy a little to bring back home.

The house is perfectly positioned in the heart of Roussillon with spectacular views from the terrace and master bedroom and yet even though we are in the middle of the village, the house is quite private at the same time. And unusually for such a centrally placed house, we have a pool.

There are about a dozen bars, cafes and restaurants within a short walk some with great views, some with very good cooking - and one with both!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Alice and Clifford Rosen bought the house in 2005. It was love at first sight - not just the house but the village as well. Having looked at more than 30 houses in the region over a two year period, Rue des Bourgades was the one for us! Previously owned by an American family it was ideal - a village house with all the local amenities, quiet and spacious inside and easily accessible for long-weekends from London. Indeed, we use it often at weekends during winter, normally once a month as it is so easy to get here. Whilst we have made some modifications since buying, it was largely as you see it now. An old house it was re-modelled in the late 80's and the pool installed sometime after that. The furniture is a mixture of mine, my late mother-in-law's and some pieces bought here at the famous antique town of Isle sur l'Sorgues. The artwork is a mixture of artist friends' work, my late mother-in law (an artist) and a few purchases. We live and work in London and take great pride in both our homes. Our London house was featured in 25 Beautiful Houses magazine.

Why the Owner Chose Roussillon:
Roussillon is a 3* 'Belle Village du France' and is one of the most beautiful villages in Provence, if not France. The house is right in the middle of the village and has the perfect combination of dramatic views, quiet and private, has a pool and a dozen bars, cafes and restaurants within a very short walk.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Everything you could want from a holiday in Provence within walking distance while staying in a beautiful house.


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Speaks: english, french

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  • The front of the house, only a few steps away from cafes, bars and restaurants.

    The front of the house, only a few steps away from cafes, bars and restaurants.

  • Spectacular view from our terrace - the Petit Luberon is in the background.

    Spectacular view from our terrace - the Petit Luberon is in the background.

  • Wood available for log fires in winter - very cosy!

    Wood available for log fires in winter - very cosy!

  • Private terrace under the vine. Table comfortably seats 8 people.

    Private terrace under the vine. Table comfortably seats 8 people.

  • The kitchen furnished with antique chairs and table and beautiful cupboard.

    The kitchen furnished with antique chairs and table and beautiful cupboard.

  • The kitchen has a double sink.

    The kitchen has a double sink.

  • Master bedroom en-suite bathroom. There is another lavatory and another bathroom

    Master bedroom en-suite bathroom. There is another lavatory and another bathroom

  • Roussillon, with Mont Ventoux in the background. Our house is in the middle.

    Roussillon, with Mont Ventoux in the background. Our house is in the middle.

  • Another twin room, tastefully furnished.

    Another twin room, tastefully furnished.

  • Lovely large salon which opens onto 2 terraces. Cool in summer, cosy in winter.

    Lovely large salon which opens onto 2 terraces. Cool in summer, cosy in winter.

  • A local vineyard - wineries are all open for visits and wine-tasting. A must-do!

    A local vineyard - wineries are all open for visits and wine-tasting. A must-do!

  • Roussillon with Mont Ventoux in the background.

    Roussillon with Mont Ventoux in the background.

  • Master bedroom with Queen size bed.

    Master bedroom with Queen size bed.

  • Roussillon, one of the prettiest villages in Provence.

    Roussillon, one of the prettiest villages in Provence.

  • Heated pool close to house with easy access.

    Heated pool close to house with easy access.

  • The salon furnished to a high standard.

    The salon furnished to a high standard.

  • The kitchen.

    The kitchen.

  • Pretty stairwell.

    Pretty stairwell.

  • Twin room with view of the valley.

    Twin room with view of the valley.

  • The front of the house. The door opens directly into a beautiful salon.

    The front of the house. The door opens directly into a beautiful salon.

  • Terrace and pool. There a 3 terraces in total for outside eating.

    Terrace and pool. There a 3 terraces in total for outside eating.

  • Roussillon in winter - beautiful!

    Roussillon in winter - beautiful!

  • Ballooning over the Luberon - photo taken from the master bathroom.

    Ballooning over the Luberon - photo taken from the master bathroom.

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