Spacious 17th Century House in Mediaeval Hilltop Village
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- 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
- Vacation Rental
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
- Smoking Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Fireplace
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Mobile Phone:
- Broadband Access:
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
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
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My husband and I stayed at Elizabeth’s lovely house in the village of Saignon, Provence from November 1st 2005 to April 30th 2006.We found it provided both English comfort and French ambiance in the spacious and well-appointed rooms. The house has four stories from street level to the roof deck and is right in the middle of the charming village of Saignon. The bakery, Chez Christine, is ten steps from the front door and has the best croissants in all of France. A few more paces down the main street and you will find the tiny restaurant, Le Baladin. Frederick and Stephan will feed you well. The walk to the top of the rock in Saignon provides marvelous views from the Luberon down to the valley and beyond. At the foot of the hill is Apt, a town large enough to meet all your shopping needs. The Saturday market is wonderful. Saignon is not as touristy as some of the other more famous provencal villages but it is a central spot for touring the Luberon area.We loved our stay in Saignon and will certainly return again.Contact us if you need more information.Cathy and Minas Vassiliadis443065 McCormick's SRRR 1 Durham, OntarioCanada N0G 1R0Tel: (519) 369-6688 Fax: (519) 369-2064
- Guest Cathy and Minas Vassiliadis (Durham, Ontario, CANADA)
- Date of stay 01/24/07
- Review Submitted 01/24/07
My husband and I stayed at Elizabeth’s lovely house in the village of Saignon, Provence from November 1st 2005 to April 30th 2006.We found it provided both English comfort and French ambiance in the spacious and well-appointed rooms. The house has four stories from street level to the roof deck and is right in the middle of the charming village of Saignon. The bakery, Chez Christine, is ten steps form the front door and has the best croissants in all of France. A few more paces down the main street and you will find the tiny restaurant, Le Baladin. Frederick and Stephan will feed you well. The walk to the top of the rock in Saignon provides a marvelous view from the Luberon to the valley and beyond. At the foot of the hill is Apt, a town large enough to meet all your shopping needs. The Saturday market is wonderful. Saignon is not as touristy as some of the other more famous provencal villages but it is a central spot for touring the Luberon area.We loved our stay in Saignon and will certainly return again.Contact us if you need more information.
- Guest catherine and Minas Vassiliadis (Durham, Ontario, CANADA)
- Date of stay 01/24/07
- Review Submitted 01/24/07
It was SUCH FUN!!! A group of 8 girl friends all descended from various parts of the world, and we hired a couple of cars to explore the area over four or five days. Saignon itself is totally unspoilt and lovely sitting on top of a steep hill, and the house is nestled right in its heart, making a pre-supper stroll to gawp at the stunning views an absolute must! The house is simply but elegantly furnished, with comfortable beds, squishy sofas or roof terrace to spread out or curl up with a book, and a kitchen that evoked the creative instinct in us all in turn to cook up something fabulous each evening, with fresh food bought from the wonderful shops and market in Apt just down the road. Our last night, we ate out in a fabulously delicious restaurant in the village and were treated like royalty because we were staying in 'Elizabeth's House'. During the day, we explored/shopped/stayed put and drank far too much wine - and one day a group of us drove to the Carmargue and went horseback riding - an hilarious experience! Elizabeth has a real eye for casual elegance and I would recommend her lovely house in Saignon any time of year. A big thank you from us all!
- Guest Kate Willis (Somerset, England)
- Date of stay 12/05/06
- Review Submitted 12/05/06
Our family of six stayed at this property in June2006 and enjoyed both the property and the village of Saignon immensely.Elizabeth Parkers property was beautifully presented and immaculately clean. It was spacious , airy ,private and comfortable.Our four children enjoyed being able to explore the village whilst Caroline and I enjoyed the regional cycling.The staircases in this property are unavoidable so it is not for the very young or the very old.We would enjoy returning to this Saignon property. regards David Clarke
- Guest david clarke (Brighton Australia)
- Date of stay 10/31/06
- Review Submitted 10/31/06
We consider ourselves most fortunate in having had the opportunity to spend a week in May ‘06, in this most beautiful Saignon home.Where to start ?The amenities are first class/5 stars, with everything as advertised being on hand. The description does not fully describe this spacious house, which is so beautifully decorated and appointed. We stayed in other houses on this trip but none compared, or even came close to this.The Village of Saignon is a story unto itself and there are so many close by places to go and things to see and do. The list is endless. We wish we could have stayed much longer in this dream home, which we are pleased to highly recommend.Elizabeth - you are to be commended on allowing visitors the experience of life in Saignon.Best RegardsDolores and Ross, Prince Edward Island, Canada
- Guest Dolores and Ross (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
- Date of stay 06/02/06
- Review Submitted 06/02/06
1st oct - 31st oct 2013 - £800 a week 1st nov -21st march - £600 a week 22th march-31st may £800 a week 1st june-30th sept 2014 -£1000 a week xmas and New year to be discussed
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- Nearest Barpub: apt at 2 Miles
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.
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Saignon Village Square
Sun on the terrace!
view from balcony 2
rooftops from the terrace
kitchen door to balcony
shower room on 2nd floor
view from top window
outdoor kitchen on the terrace
view from balcony
top floor hallway
stairs from 1st floor to 2nd floor
shower room on 2nd floor
view from bedroom two window
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