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Spacious 17th Century House in Mediaeval Hilltop Village

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saignon house description

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 !

Keywords: Village House


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                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 . ...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                discuss with owner- all the floors are tiled so easy maintenance !...moreless

              • Smoking Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

              • Other (See Description)


              • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib


              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) two of the bedrooms have twin single beds which can be pushed together to make a double, Baby Cribs (1) a travel cot available...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • The top floor has a shower room and basin, and a seperate room with a loo...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • , Full Kitchen with electric oven and gas hobs, iron


                      • Books:

                        quite a lot of books around the house !...moreless


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


                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Festivals
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Views onto the Luberon hilltop from the terrace...moreless

                      • Village:

                        right in the middle of a sleepy mediaevsl village perched on the hilltop...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis


                      • Dining:

                        dining tables inside and out, can sit 8 or more on the terrace .....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people


                      • Broadband Access:

                        at the desk in the sittingroom...moreless

                      • Computer Available:

                        boulangerie next door has a laptop for clients...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        very efficient central heating for the winter, and very thick walls !...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        in the sittingroom at the desk, sometimes in the bedroom upstairs. the boulangerie next door has a very good signal...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        pool/ beach towels not supplied...moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        reception in most of the house...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        A space outside the house is sometimes available, otherwise plentiful parking behind the church...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        washing machine ...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        boulangerie next door is wifi and open all day in the season with tables outside...moreless


                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        all the basics...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        all the basics are there...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        Fuly equipped main kitchen-, smaller summer kitchen on the terrace, with gas rings, small oven , and fridge...moreless

                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator:

                        Big fridge in the main kitchen, small one on the terrace...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        electric oven, and four gas rings in the main kitchen...moreless

                      • Toaster


                      • Balcony:

                        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



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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      autumn winter
                      Oct 5 - Mar 20, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      Mar 21 - May 31, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      high season
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      Oct 1 - Mar 17, 2016
                      4 night min stay

                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • cleaning £50
                      • Pet Fee £50
                      • Taxes Not included


                      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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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Saignon/ Apt

                      Car: Necessary

                      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 ...


                      Owner info

                      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.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french



                      • the terrace

                        the terrace

                      • bedroom 2

                        bedroom 2

                      • drawing room

                        drawing room

                      • Saignon Village Square

                        Saignon Village Square

                      • Sun on the terrace!

                        Sun on the terrace!

                      • view from balcony 2

                        view from balcony 2

                      • rooftops from the terrace

                        rooftops from the terrace

                      • kitchen door to balcony

                        kitchen door to balcony

                      • shower room on 2nd floor

                        shower room on 2nd floor

                      • the terrace

                        the terrace

                      • view from top window

                        view from top window

                      • bedroom 1

                        bedroom 1

                      • bedroom 3

                        bedroom 3

                      • indoor kitchen

                        indoor kitchen

                      • outdoor kitchen on the terrace

                        outdoor kitchen on the terrace

                      • view from balcony

                        view from balcony

                      • top floor hallway

                        top floor hallway

                      • entrance hall

                        entrance hall

                      • stairs from 1st floor to 2nd floor

                        stairs from 1st floor to 2nd floor

                      • shower room on 2nd floor

                        shower room on 2nd floor

                      • the terrace

                        the terrace

                      • view from bedroom two window

                        view from bedroom two window

                      VRBO #53084

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      £100 - £250 per night (GBP)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english, french
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/18/2014
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