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Charming Little House in Romantic Village in Provence

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La Petite Maison on 16th century village square

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Last updated: 11/14/2013

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lourmarin apartment description

This is a one-bedroom two-story accommodation. It is an fully-restored 17th century village house on a quiet, light-filled square in Lourmarin, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France. There is ample accommodation for a couple (and one small child). The first floor has a sitting area, dining area and corner kitchen giving onto a small south-facing terrace overlooking the village church and a fountain. The second floor consists of an oak-beamed bedroom with a small ensuite bathroom. The house is fully and comfortably furnished with a mixture of antiques, art pieces, bric-à-brac and a lot of books.




Lourmarin - 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages': The village has an outstanding Renaissance chateau. Fully restored, it is open to the public and houses an arts foundation which sponsors cultural events throughout the year. The village also has several art galleries and the best features of Provence: the café terraces, a great weekly market, games of boules, the bustle of village life. The surrounding hilly countryside is very pretty, and the back roads and paths are great to roam on, whether on foot, mountain bike or horseback. Within 10 minutes' drive there is rock-climbing, canoeing and swimming. There are also wineries, and various organic food producers to visit.

The Luberon Regional Natural Park: Lourmarin is in the Luberon Natural Regional park, which is famous for its beauty and history. The village lies on the southern side of the Luberon range of hills, at the entrance to the valley which separates the Petit (Western) Luberon from the Grand (Eastern), and is ideally placed for exploring some of the hidden valleys and 'perched' hill-top villages of the area. North of here lies the 13th century Cistercian abbey of Sénanque and its lavender fields, the villages of Gordes and Bonnieux, the ochre quarries and ochre-coloured houses in Roussillon.

Major tourist attractions: Within easy reach are the walled city of Avignon and its medieval Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), and the beautiful spa town of Aix-en-Provence, with many shady sidewalk terraces and excellent shops. Other good day trips include Arles, with its Roman amphitheatre and medieval cathedral, and Marseille, which has opportunities for boat rides and scuba-diving, as well as the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras.
You can also go westwards and visit the Camargue, a unique wetland nature preserve - a paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 390 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              • Bedroom: 1 queen

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              • One queen size bed. We can also provide a crib or a special fold-out child's bed (10 yr old max)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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              • While small, this bathroom is totally functional. Shower, flush toilet, and wash basin with plenty of towels. Please note that this 16th century house has three spots with low oak-beamed ceilings. One is in the bathroom....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Music Library

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                Lourmarin is a quaint, pretty village surrounded by vineyards, orchards and olive groves. ...moreless

              • Village:

                Our Petite Maison is situated on a quiet square opposite the Catholic church and a fountain....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Mountain Climbing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Arrival Day

                  • Saturday

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        There is a dining table inside, and another one outside on the terrace....moreless

                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            A portable, and very effective, air-conditioner in the bedroom. The thick stone walls and wooden shutters help keep the apartment cool, too, and we supply fans....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                              • Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Grill
                              • Kitchen:

                                Galley kitchen, with all the necessary equipment....moreless

                              Outside

                              • Terrace
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. ...moreless

                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              High Season
                              May 3 - Oct 3, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €730
                              Mid Season
                              Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €640
                              Quiet Season
                              Nov 1 - Feb 27, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €490

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              Please contact owners for winter & long-term rates. All prices are given in Euros but can be paid in US$, Euros or GB£. Prices include all linen and towels, entry & exit cleaning, 24-hour WiFi and all taxes.

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                              Location

                              24 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Marseille-Provence
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Aix-en-Provence TGV
                              14 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Autoroute A7 -Exit Sénas
                              26 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              beach

                              Car: Recommended

                              Lourmarin, has been designated by the French Tourist Board as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. Many writers and artists have lived here, among them Camus, who is buried in the village cemetery. The village is also well-known for its sixteen restaurants, including Reine Sammut's 'La Fenière' (Michelin one-star). Reine is among the talented few to win the coveted title of 'Best Woman Chef in France'. Lourmarin is much visited for its lively atmosphere and chic shops. It is also an excellent base from which to explore Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, the Luberon villages and the Camargue .

                              Other Activities: wine tasting, gourmet shops & restaurants, art galleries, lavender fields

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1999

                              About the owner: We are an Anglo-American couple with two grown-up French children. We have lived in Lourmarin for over twenty years, and have been running our vacation rental business since 1999.

                              Why the Owner Chose Lourmarin:
                              We fell in love with the charm of this seventeenth century 'little house', with its oak beams and little terrace. It is a lovely example of Provencal village architecture, and unusually for a village house, it is very light.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                              Our Petite Maison is in the heart of the village, but being on a square away from the main street, it is quiet and peaceful, a real haven. We love the fountain opposite the terrace, and the croisant and baguettes from the bakery just 100 yards away.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, french

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                              Photos

                              • La Petite Maison on 16th century village square

                                La Petite Maison on 16th century village square

                              • La Petite Maison - Bedroom - 17th century exposed beams

                                La Petite Maison - Bedroom - 17th century exposed beams

                              • Petite Maison Terrace - overlooking church square & fountain

                                Petite Maison Terrace - overlooking church square & fountain

                              • Reading corner (detail of sitting room)

                                Reading corner (detail of sitting room)

                              • The Luberon mountains and the village of Lourmarin

                                The Luberon mountains and the village of Lourmarin

                              • Cozy living room, lots of books and music

                                Cozy living room, lots of books and music

                              • Kitchen & Dining area - light-filled, giving onto terrace

                                Kitchen & Dining area - light-filled, giving onto terrace

                              • Detail of bedroom

                                Detail of bedroom

                              • Outside of La Petite Maison

                                Outside of La Petite Maison

                              • Village of Lourmarin seen from the chateau

                                Village of Lourmarin seen from the chateau

                              €490 - €730 per week (EUR)
                              6

                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 3

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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