Stunning Characterful House with Pool in Heart of Village
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Roussillon house description
This magical house is brimming with character, and its owners have worked hard to preserve its original charm – exposed beams, ancient doors, thick stone walls, limestone floors - while bringing it imaginatively into the 21st century with a kitchen and bathrooms providing all modern conveniences and furnishings throughout that are a blend of antique and contemporary. Many items of furniture were collected at nearby Isle sur la Sorgue’s famous Antiques Market. From the moment you step inside, from the pedestrian lane that leads up to Roussillon's charming central Place de la Mairie, you enter another world. A spacious hall leads towards the split-level salon and dining room, (37sq m) where an open fireplace can warm the house on winter nights. Adjoining this is a TV room/music room/games room – whatever you like, with ample seating and a door leading out to the terrace. Double doors from the salon also lead on to the south facing terrace with its spectacular views over the ochre cliffs and, by night, the distant floodlit ruined castle of Le Marquis de Sade in Lacoste. With its ochre coloured awning to shield the summer sun this terrace is a perfect place for breakfast, lunch, a candlelit dinner or for just hanging out. Wander down from the terrace through an ancient vaulted passage to discover the charming private garden another great place to chill or chat. Then descend to the next level where thesurprisingly large pool (9x4m) is situated. You can spend the day here – there’s an electric barbeque, shaded dining table, sun loungers for an afternoon nap. One is surrounded by the bustle of village life and popping corks, but shielded from view by the surrounding properties and restaurants
Back inside the house, the sleek modern kitchen is equipped with ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, and large freestanding fridge with freezer compartment. One makes ones way up the winding stone stairs to each of the four bedrooms, which are individually styled. Bedroom 1 has a double bed (140cm), ensuite bathroom – dark wood panelling with Philippe Starck shower, toilet and wash basin. Original fashion designs from the 1930s adorn the walls. Bedroom 2 - the Master Bedroom - has a double bed (160cm), high ceilings, a fireplace (not useable), and a long window overlooking the ochre cliffs. The bathroom opposite is decorated with large slate tiles, double wash basins, chrome heated towel rail, toilet and Jacuzzi bath. Bedroom 3 is accessed by a small ancient wooden door, has its own 'powder' room (ie toilet and contemporary resin washbasin) and with twin beds is a suitable kids room. The 4th bedroom with double bed (140cm) dominates the top floor of the house. One is up in the eves and away from the world. It has its own bathroom with toilet, washbasin and shower.
Keywords: village house, swimming pool, garden, town house, roussillon, views, ochre, designer, historic, 18th century
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
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More Than I Would have Dreamed
More Than I Would have Dreamed
This was my first trip to Europe and I spent my first week in this home. It was amazing, if I limited myself to simply the home I would have still had a wonderful holiday it is an amazing home, the pictures capture it exactly. When it says it is in the heart of the village, this is exactly what it means, we could literally take one step outside of the front door and find ourselves entering into a wine/cheese shop; if we turned down and took three steps we would have been inside of a wine bar, 10 steps has you in the center of the square with the church and cafes.. less than three blocks you can have access to the butcher, post office, pharmacy and weekly farmers market (must do event on Thursdays). Only a short two more blocks and be sure to stop in and pick up your daily dose of fresh bakery goods. The views are spectacular and the sounds of the old church bells and street activity all lend itself to a wonderful adventure. Parking is close by for your rental (you will need one) We spent our time sipping wines from the region and indulging in some of the best cheese and produce all locally produced. The house is not intended for mobility challenged individuals but we had one guest with a cane and brace and they did just fine with the first floor bedroom. (only about six steps to that room). All in all I can't say enough, there was nothing wrong with this home, I will return if not in person in my dreams... thank you Jonathan for sharing your home with us it was a trip of a lifetime.
- Guest Marie (San Diego, CA United States)
- Date of stay 09/04/13
- Review Submitted 09/28/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
31 March - 1 June €1950/week £1600/week $2500/week 2 June - 6 July €2400/week £1950/week $3150/week 7 July - 31 August €2900/week £2360/week $3790/week 1 Sep - 26 Oct €1950/week £1600/week $2500/week
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am an Opera Director and Choreographer
Why the Owner Chose Roussillon:
The Luberon has so much to offer, is easily accessible from the UK via Eurostar to Avignon or flights to Avignon or Marseille, and there is an endless amount of culture and natural beauty to explore.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's fantastic to be right in a village - no need to load the car at the supermarket. Just wander to any of the village stores for all your needs - butcher, baker, grocer. Or take your pick of any of the village restaurants.
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dining room with doors leading to terrace
vaulted passage leading to garden
view of pool from garden above
entrance to garden from vaulted passage
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