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Chez Bellevue is a newly 2011 renovated holiday house in Saignon in the South of France with all modern comforts within a traditional Provençal house on three levels. It offers luxury accommodation for 6 in total comfort with 3 large bedrooms. It is self catering and self contained and is the perfect home away from home.
Lounge room ground floor You enter Chez Bellevue from the street level into a split-level, spacious living area. On the lower level, there are comfortable lounges and television with a Skybox.
Kitchen Up a couple of stairs into the open plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is fully functional with all modern utilities- oven, induction cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine etc decorated in Provencal style.
Dining room Alongside the kitchen is the dining table, that seats six to eight. The views of the lavender fields from the dining room leave you breathless.
View from dining room window Sit in the window seat of the dining room and enjoy the views of lavender fields and the town of Apt.
The Terrace From the living room you enter the terrace through French doors. This is a favourite place for petite dejeuner, al fresco dining or aperitifs. It has stunning views of lavender fields and the town of Apt which lies in the valley below Saignon.
Landing and study area top floor On the upper floor is an open landing featuring a study. Here there is wifi with a high speed internet suitable for skyping that reaches the whole house, as well as a printer.
Master bedroom Also on this level is the large master bedroom. The king size bed has 100 percent cotton bed linen, plus there is plenty of hanging space and drawers.
Bedroom 2 Bedroom 2 has a double bed and also plenty of hanging space and drawers.
Main bathroom This level has the main bathroom with bath and shower. There are also a hairdryer and heated towel rail.
Stairs Stairs down to lower level
Bedroom 3 From the living area, you wind down the stairs into the lower level of the house. Along the way, you pass the original stone wall of the house. Here you enter Bedroom 3. This is the original caved room of the house dating back to the birth of the village.
Bedroom 3 and sitting area There are two single beds at one end of the room and at the other end, a sitting area with television and a dvd player with a library of dvds. The outside door leads to a small wooden terrace and barbeque area.
Bathroom Also on the ground floor we have a separate toilet/laundry and a bathroom with shower and hairdryer.
What is supplied:
all linen and towels fully equipped and functional kitchen dishwasher microwave Nespresso machine hair dryers TV with English channels WIFI internet printer DVD player with English DVDs 2 bikes barbeque rates include cleaning of the house at the end of your stay a welcome pack - 'A Taste of Provence'
A 10% discount is given to any days booked over a week.
We would prefer a starting day of Saturday, and weekly bookings, but are flexible on both these conditions.
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Deposit is 50% of total rent, payable at the time of the booking
Balance is due eight (8) weeks before due date of arrival
Refund of monies where a booking is cancelled is subject to the amount of notice given. Where more than 60 days notice is given
there will be 100% refund; between 30-60 days notice, 50% refund; less than 30 days notice there is no refund
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Saignon is a small Provençal village perched at 500 metres on a Luberon mountain with a view of the beautiful town of Apt, Provençe. Renown as one of the ten oldest villages in France, Saignon has a long and rich history predating the Roman period to prehistoric times.
Saignon is a village of 800 people. Life is centred at the Place de la Fontaine with the Auberge du Presbytere, a boulangerie, 5 restaurants and a few shops. Opening hours vary throughout the year.
Tourists visit Saignon for the ambience in and around the village square, the magnificent church and the stunning 360 degree views of the Luberon valley from the rock.
Other areas close by are Gordes, Rousillon, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste and Loumarin all made famous by Peter Mayle in his book 'A Year in Provençe'.
Things to Do & See
The information centre in Apt is excellent, English is spoken
Restaurants – there are 5 restaurants in Saignon open in the peak period plus the boulangerie which is open for breakfast and lunch.
Also in the area there are Michelin star restaurants within 15 minutes of Saignon as well as popular local restaurants in the nearby villages
Cycling – there is a designated bike track that runs through Apt. You can join the track from many parts of the D900.
Kayaking – there is kayaking in Fontaine de Vaucluse, or go further afield to the Grand Canyon of Verdun
Hiking – there are many hiking tracks, some of the best around the small village of Buoux
Saturday morning markets in Apt – this market has been open since the 12th century. It is considered to be one of the finest in France forits ambiance and authenticity
Local villages – visit the local villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste and Menerbes made famous in the book ‘A Year in Provençe’ by Peter Mayle.
Or go further afar to Roussillon, Gordes, Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Les Baux, Le Pont du Gard, Arles and many more
Isle sur la Sorgue – visit this village for its antiques and broccante market on Sunday
Wineries - visit the wineries of the Luberon Valley, Chateau Canorgue (as in the Russell Crowe movie, 'A Good Year'), Chateau de l’Isolette
and Chateau de Mille and many more
Beaches - the pretty fishing village of Cassis (only 1.5 - 2 hours drive from Saignon) as well as the beaches of Marseilles
L'Occitane Factory - Visit the L'Occitane factory in Manosque, they have a great factory shop. You must pre-book for a tour
Why the Owner Chose Saignon: Saignon is one of the more beautiful villages in Provence. Saignon was our first choice when looking to buy a house in this area. We haven't been disappointed.