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A spacious 17th village house, with original terracotta tiles, provencal ceilings, and inset oak cupboards throughout, and a roof terrace( with a kitchen) for lunching and sun bathing! The reception room is large and has a high ceiling, and the kitchen is fully-equipped with a working fireplace. Thick walls ensure that the house is cool in the summer, and the central heating is efficient in the winter. This is very much a home, with the owners coming as often as possible with children from 20 to five!
Saignon is beautiful and unspoilt, and children can play around the fountain on the square in front of the house, and explore the village with its ruins and 12th century church, there is an excellent bakery next to the house, and a couple of good restaurants,. Approximately one hour's drive to Marseille (with its creeks and beaches). the Camargue (Arles), Aix en Provence, and Avignon.
The other Luberon hilltop villages (Gordes, Lacoste, and Menerbes) are 20 minutes away, and Apt, a bustling market town is five minutes away with a fabulous , large and CLEAN municipal pool,in our experience relatively empty even during the holidays, and two small children/toddlers pools, and lots of life guards ! and a picnic area and a famous Saturday morning market.
the house itself begins on the first floor, with a big reception room (dining and sitting areas) and the family kitchen, with a wrought iron balcony running round it . Upstairs to a large room with a double bed and basin, and a large twin room . These rooms share a fully equipped bathroom, with a bath/shower, loo and basin. Up again to a small twin room, a shower room and basin, and a seperate loo. Out onto the terrace, a large dining table and chairs, some sun chairs, and an outside kitchen- oven, fridge and sink,. the terrace is half covered, so there is no need to be in the sun all day ! Although there is no TV , there is wifi access throughout the house and mobile phone access !
bliss for children because the village is tiny, and the square and the fountain is in front of the house- there are always children running around. cars do not go through the village in the season. My children grew up running round the square, splashing themselves and everyone else, and exploring the village on foot .
discuss with owner- all the floors are tiled so easy maintenance !...moreless
Fuly equipped main kitchen-, smaller summer kitchen on the terrace, with gas rings, small oven , and fridge...moreless
Big fridge in the main kitchen, small one on the terrace...moreless
electric oven, and four gas rings in the main kitchen...moreless
there is a balcony all round the kitchen, french doors from the kitchen leading out onto it.. ...moreless
Deck / Patio:
a large tiled roof terrace, with table and chairs.. nobody overlooks this terrace, so it is perfect for sunbathing, but also partly shaded. perfect for summer days. there is a proper summer kitchen on the terrace, with everything you need for outdoors eating...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
wonderful kayaking down the river Sorgue from the Fontaine du Vaucluse to L'Isle sur la Sorgue...moreless
autumn/winter Oct 1 - Mar 17, 2016 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Weekend rates are £500 for the weekend ( and £50 cleaning ), or a minimum of 4 nights rental.. Long term rates ( and Christmas and New year )to be discussed.
A 10% discount is applicable if only one bedroom is occupied. Euros accepted: the currency exchange rate is approx :£500= 600 euros approx, £900=1000euros, £1000=1,200 euros. To be confirmed on booking. 50% deposit payable on booking the remainder 2months before the rental. there are no extra charges.
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the Luberon is famous for its hill walking, and bicycling. There is fun kayaking on the River Sorgue, and a wonderful outdoor pool in Apt. The beaches of Marseille and the Camargue are a dytrip.The whole area is also steeped in history with many fascinating places and cities to visit; the historic city of Avignon with the Pope's Palace, the Old Port in Marseille, the ruins of St remy de Provence.. and all the little villages dotted round, all mediaeval and perced on hillsides each with its own story. The Summer Festivals all around embrace formal theatre, street theatre, opera, music of all sorts ..there are things going on for all ages. and lots of sun ! even in the winter, it gets extremely cold but with beautiful piercing light and sunshine ...
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Interior designer, half english half french, always lived between the two countries.
Why the Owner Chose Saignon: it is primarily a home for us and the children , for whenever we can get away for a few days.. and the whole of july, where our youngest goes to the village school for a month.
Speaks: english, french
Secondary:+44 1491614427do not use the zero when using the country code