Charming Little House for Two in Romantic Village
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lourmarin house description
This one-bedroom two-story apartment is in an attractive restored 17th century house on a quiet, light-filled square in Lourmarin, widely recognised as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' (see link below for information on Lourmarin)
The apartment provides ample accommodation for a couple or a family with one small child. The first floor has a sitting area, dining area and corner kitchen giving onto a small south-facing terrace overlooking the village church and a fountain.
The second floor consists of an oak-beamed bedroom with a small ensuite bathroom. The house is fully and comfortably furnished with a mixture of antiques, art pieces, bric-à-brac and a lot of books.
There is a comfortable modern queen-sized bed, a satellite T.V. and an audio cassette player with a large and eclectic collection of music. (For families with one small child, we can provide a crib or a special small fold-out bed.) The kitchen has a refrigerator/freezer, two electric cooking rings, a counter-top oven, and a generous supply of kitchen utensils. The bathroom, though small, has a modern shower and recently renovated plumbing.
There is also a small private laundry room with a new washer and dryer.
The 'Petite Maison' has been furnished with care and attention to detail, and has a very cosy feel. Previously it belonged to an editor from Gallimard Publishing House who used it as a 'pied-à-terre' when working on a book with Catherine Camus about her father, Albert Camus.
Lourmarin, has been officially designated as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'. Many writers and artists have lived here, among them Camus, who is buried in the village cemetery.
The village is also well-known for its fourteen fine restaurants, including Reine Sammut's Michelin starred 'Auberge La Fenière'. Reine is among the talented few to win the coveted title of 'Best Woman Chef in France'. Lourmarin is much visited all year round for its lively atmosphere and chic shops and art galleries. It is also an excellent base from which to explore Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, the Luberon villages and the Camargue.
Keywords: Village House
- 380 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bathroom is small, and has a low ceiling, but functions perfectly.
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Winery Tours
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
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Le Petite Maison
Le Petite Maison
My wife and I stayed for a week at this great little apartment. We were met by Elizabeth (and Joseph, later) and they helped us with parking and baggage shuffling. The location of the apartment is perfect, and right near the center of Lourmarin. The apartment is fully furnished with all that is necessary, and not with hand-me-downs or mismatches. We had everything we needed for the week. Instructions and informational literature, and a book written by Elizabeth about the area was helpful and informative. Strongly recommend that anyone visiting this area consider this place. The village is wonderful, and central to many other scenic spots.
- Guest Vic (Central Coast of California, USA)
- Date of stay 09/28/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Our primary accolade must go to Elizabeth, the gracious and personable owner who warmly greeted us and showed us around the town while pointing out highlights, places to eat, etc. Everything we needed was found in the apartment, which is very quaint and convenient to the center of town - less then 5 minutes by foot. Although compact, the apartment is fitted out like a well-tended boat! We found it very comfortable and cozy for the two of us, a place we enjoyed "coming home" to after a day of exploring and this was the perfect location from which to embark on daily drives to the nearby villages of Arles, Aix-en-Provence, etc. We loved doing our daily shopping in the market and then preparing our dinners in the kitchen. The little church located directly across the street is a lovely sight from the balcony. Right below the apartment is a wonderful art gallery run by it's very interesting owner who can tell you stories of the artists and writers she's known over the years, eg: "Albert Camus lived just two houses from here." We would return to Lourmarin and stay in this charming little house again without hesitation and we enthusiastically recommend it to others. What a fabulous place to stay in the Luberon Area of beautiful Provence!
- Guest William (California)
- Date of stay 04/18/12
- Review Submitted 09/12/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
€490/week from November 1st to March 1st €640/week from March 1st to May 1st and October 1st-31st €730/week from May 1st to October 1st Please contact us for winter, sabbatical & long-term Rates. Our rates include all taxes, as well as linen & towels, WiFi, and weekly cleaning.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We've been living in the Luberon for.....sooo many years. Twenty to be exact. In fact, our daughter who is just about that age now was born here. So was our son, Pierre, who is now 6'3' and over 15 years old. Anyway, we love the life we have in Lourmarin. We eat very well, drink good wine almost every day and we've made lots of wonderful friends from all over the world running our rental business here !
Why the Owner Chose Lourmarin:
This was the first rental property we bought in Lourmarin - we had already been living here for ten years. We fell in love with the quaintness of it - the exposed oak beams, the fact that there isn't a right angle in the place, even the low ceilings (in some spots), and the terrace overlooking the church square and its fountain. We like the fact that it really is a 'little house', although only the size of an apartment, and that it seems steeped in history.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lourmarin is a wonderful mix... an authentic Provencal village with a village school, a playground, a tennis club, a great soccer team, a dynamic and charismatic mayor, a library. And you get all the stuff that tourists need, too- a great choice of restaurants, cafés and bars, good shops, art galleries. In the Petite Maison, you are located right in the heart of all this. And the village people are friendly ! A great opportunity to join in our village life.
- Primary: +33 4906 80352
- Secondary: +33 6122 91113 (France)
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La Petite Maison on the 16th century village square
Bedroom with exposed oak beams
Detail of bedroom
Terrace overlooking Lourmarin church square & fountain
Village of Lourmarin seen from the château
La Petite Maison Galley kitchen and dining area (terrace in background)
Reading corner (detail of sitting room)
The Luberon mountains and the village of Lourmarin
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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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