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Stunning Provencal Villa with Pool in the Luberon

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Last updated: 09/07/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (Sleeps 6)

We spent a long time looking for a little piece of paradise in Provence and as soon as we saw Les Vallons, we knew we had found it. It really is a magical place in the most beautiful location and the house itself is quite unique and special. We know you will love it just as much as we do.

Five reasons to rent our beautiful home :

1.Our stunning and unique architect-designed stone Provencal house is decorated and furnished to a high standard.

2.The house is situated in 9 acres of its own lovely grounds with large swimming pool and breathtaking views of the Luberon hills.

3.It is in an idyllic, serene position, near the charming and unspoilt village of Murs, just a 10 minute drive to the sophisticated, buzzy village of Gordes and close to many of the most beautiful villages and towns of France.

4.The many visitors’ comments reflect just how much people have enjoyed their holiday in our beautiful home.

5.Our excellent English-speaking house agent will meet you at the property, show you round and deal efficiently with any problems or queries you may have.

The house consists of:
1 living room
1 television room
3 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
3 kitchens
1 dining area
1 utility room
wifi broadband
music system with large and eclectic collection of CDs
an extensive selection of books

Living Room

Les Vallons is a unique, beautiful stone house with high-beamed ceilings and marble and stone floors and is decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The house has a stunning 50 foot living room with a long run of picture windows opening on to the delightful vine-covered terrace, so that in the summer the garden almost seems to become part of the house. This is the terrace where we always eat our lunch. The focal point of the room is the very attractive fireplace; guests are welcome to use the logs from the log store. At the end of the living room is the formal dining area, with dining table and eight chairs.

The Television and Computer Room

This is an attractively decorated room with lots of sofa space and a large satellite TV. There is a computer desk and wifi broadband. It has a sliding picture window which leads out on to the front garden.

The Kitchen

This is a roomy, well-equipped kitchen, with attractive wooden units and tiled worktop and splash back. It has an oven, two hobs, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge-freezer. There is a table with 6 chairs in the kitchen for informal dining.

The Utility Room

The large utility room houses two washing machines, a dryer, the modern oil-fuelled boiler which powers the underfloor central heating and hot water, along with a large utility sink and linen cupboard.

The Master Bedroom

The attractive master bedroom has a large (king-size) double bed, walk-in wardrobe, nice views and a door opening on to the garden. It has its own bathroom, including bath, bidet, his and hers basins and shower. It also has a private WC.

The Study Bedroom

The Study bedroom, which has two single beds, (which can be pushed together) is a pretty, bright, room with lovely views and a door opening on to the garden. It has a brand new, high spec en-suite bathroom, with shower, WC and sink. It is also home to a library of interesting and varied books.

The Summer Bedroom

The summer bedroom, which has two single beds (which can be pushed together) has independent access and is a charming room with great views towards the Luberon hills and Col de Murs. It has its own en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and basin. There are built-in cupboards to provide ample storage.

The Garden

It is indeed rare nowadays to find somewhere completely private and totally quiet like Les Vallons. No traffic noise and no sounds apart from bird song and the continuous chirping of the cicadas. Here it really is possible to completely relax in the stunning 9 acre garden full of the plants, trees and smells of Provence; lavender, rosemary, thyme, oleander, figs, olives, roses in abundance. There is a large formal garden around the house with many fine, mature, trees and shrubs and the garden is lovingly tended by our gardener, who has cared for Les Vallons for many years.

The Terraces

The house has three different terraces, each designed to take the sun at different times of day. There is ample scope to take all meals outside, yet shaded from the sun.

The Pool House

The pool house with its summer kitchen also provides facilities for alfresco dining; it has its own fridge and sink, and there is a built-in barbecue as well as a tiled, dining table and chairs.

The Pool Area

The newly renovated pool area is laid to lawn, with a paved surround and there are many sun loungers that provide ample scope for relaxing by the pool, whether in shade or in the sun. The pool itself is large (12m x 6m), with steps for easy access and a pool alarm.

The Region

The renowned hill-top village of Gordes with its sophisticated restaurants, open air theatre and weekly market is less than 10 minutes drive away, but Les Vallons itself is set in a tranquil area with very little road traffic. The house is approached by its own private drive; from the garden you look out towards the Luberon hills down over fields of lavender and cherry orchards; the charming, unspoilt village of Murs, is about a fifteen minute walk from the house. It has a very good village store and cafe, which sells a wide range of food, including fresh bread, a small hotel (Le Crillon) and bar, post office, library, pottery shop, school and garage. The restaurant of Le Crillon provides very good food at reasonable prices. Behind the house stands the majestic Col de Murs; you can walk there, or if you prefer, drive along the peaceful, spectacular mountain road that winds through some of the most beautiful scenery this region has to offer.

The villa is perfectly located to explore the many attractions of this beautiful region, including other nearby hilltop villages such as Roussillon and Menerbes, and towns such as Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, and St. Remy de Provence. Les Vallons is located in the centre of the Luberon Natural Park: there are many local walks to explore, while further afield are the many Mediterranean beaches, coastal resorts, and the Camargue.

There are many wonderful restaurants in the vicinity. There are 16 Michelin starred restaurants in Vaucluse alone, but also many excellent inexpensive restaurants can be found in every town and village.

We have had very many complementary visitors' comments about Les Vallons. Here is just one of them and you can read more in similar vein on this site. We wish you a very happy holiday.

“Les Vallons is close to paradise and the location could not be better for exploring the Luberon . Thank you for opening your beautiful home; we feel so fortunate to have been here'

Keywords: Detached Villa

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/07/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 king


  • Study: 2 twin/ single

    Can be pushed together...moreless

  • Summer: 2 twin/ single

    Can be pushed together...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master bedroom bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    His and hers basins...moreless

  • Study bedroom bathroom: toilet, shower

    Wash basin...moreless

  • Summer bedroom bathroom: toilet, shower

    Wash basin...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Open fireplace, Refrigerator & Freezer, Private Pool with poolhouse and summer kitchen...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    A large collection of CDs available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    UK and some other tv channels via satellite...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Set in beautiful unspoilt countryside - natural vegetation, fruit orchards and lavender fields - but very easy access to all local attractions...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Underfloor heating in main house, open fireplace in main living room....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linen, towels and pool towels...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample space for parking several cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Available for free local calls. We ask guests to pay for any long distance calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Two washing machines available...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of all the cooking utensils likely to be needed. We use the house ourselves off season & I am a serious cook!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Very well equipped with utensils and cooking implements...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Two hobs, full oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, coffee machine, well equipped kitchen. Second kitchen has two ovens, gas hob, twin sinks, dishwasher and large preparation area ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    The main terrace has a large, vine-covered area with dining table and chairs for alfresco eating...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a large, mature garden with some spectacular trees and shrubs. The area around the pool is laid to lawn, providing a great space to relax beside the water...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Poolhouse has built-in barbecue, also equipped with its own refrigerator and sink ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Large (12m x 6m) pool, just re-modelled, fully tiled with steps for access...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 28 - Jun 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 2 - Jun 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 29 - Oct 27, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Rates are fully inclusive. We require a 25% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance paid eight weeks before arrival. A rental contract is provided. A damage deposit of 25% is payable at the same time as full rental payment is made. We can also take payment in US$ and other currencies, using prevailing exchange rates

25% deposit to confirm booking, balance eight weeks before arrival. Renters can pay in Euros, sterling or US $, using prevailing exchange rates.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marseille is biggest, Avignon airport is nearer
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Avignon TGV

Car: Necessary

The Luberon is a beautiful, unspoilt region famous for its many hilltop villages and towns, such as Roussillon, Menerbes, Bonnieux, Gordes, Lacoste and Oppede. A bit further away lie some celebrated towns such as Avignon, Orange, Aix and Arles.

The road system is well developed but far from busy, so access to these many attractions is easy. The Luberon is also a well-developed region for tourism, so there are many good restaurants and shops in the locality.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are Richard and Isobel and we are an English couple living just outside London who have recently retired. I used to work as an English teacher and Richard worked in the City as an investment analyst. We now have a much more leisurely lifestyle gardening, walking, travelling and helping to look after our 4 grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Murs, France:
We look long and hard for a property in France travelling to many areas, but finding nothing that was quite right. We fell in love with Les Vallons at first sight; we looked round it at 9.30 a.m. and had bought it by midday! The house is beautiful and unique with stunning views and the region is wonderful - we never tire of exploring it.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The Luberon is a very beautiful area, but unlike some parts of rural France which can be too empty, it is very well furnished with all the things that attract holiday-makers to France: great restaurants, shops, street markets, historic sites to visit and country walks - to name just a few of its attractions. What we particularly love about Les Vallons is that the house offers ample opportunities to relax in tranquil surroundings - while in a matter of 10 to 15 minutes, you can reach a wide range of local tourist attractions

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/07/2016

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  • the house

    the house

  • the main terrace shaded by the vine

    the main terrace shaded by the vine

  • the garden

    the garden

  • the lavender path

    the lavender path

  • the breakfast terrace

    the breakfast terrace

  • entrance


  • the television and computer room

    the television and computer room

  • Study bedroom

    Study bedroom

  • summer bedroom

    summer bedroom

  • the house towards the main terrace

    the house towards the main terrace

  • View towards the house from the pool area

    View towards the house from the pool area

  • the side garden

    the side garden

  • view towards pool from the breakfast terrace

    view towards pool from the breakfast terrace

  • view from garden towards the Luberon

    view from garden towards the Luberon

  • the main sitting room

    the main sitting room

  • the main bedroom with door to garden

    the main bedroom with door to garden

  • view through summer bedroom window

    view through summer bedroom window

  • study bedroom bathroom

    study bedroom bathroom

VRBO #13263

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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