Au Temps Jadis
Sally-Ann Richmond & Scott Payne
- english, french
About Sally-Ann Richmond & Scott Payne
The owners live within the grounds and are available to help with any questions, local advice, difficulties or language problems. They relocated from England in 2007 and have never looked back. They now live here in Provence with their two young children. Their home is separated from the gites by an enclosure. During the summer months, they offer home grown seasonal vegetables from their own organic garden, along with free range eggs for sale from the owners hens, which you may see on the grounds.
Sally-Ann Richmond & Scott Payne purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Sally-Ann Richmond & Scott Payne chose Murs
La Farigoule is a 3-bedroom single storey spacious villa, ideal for a families or couples. Le Sarriette is a one bedroom single storey villa and offers an ideal setting for couples or small family. Pets considered The villas are nestled in the hillside amidst ancient oaks and pines in the heart of the Luberon National Park, ideal for walkers and nature lovers. We welcome you to a peaceful stay in a wooded setting. An exceptional rural place hidden well within nature that will charm lovers of peace and tranquility under the Provencal sun. Ideal location, situated centrally between Apt, Coustellet and Carpentras.
What makes this Villa unique
Escape from the pressures of daily life that have been getting you down, take time out to spend in our Provencal rural retreat. Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of the remote countryside for the chance to really sit back and unwind. Whether you wish to enjoy outdoor activities or simply sit back and enjoy the view during your country holiday, surrounding yourself with spectacular scenery is the best way to relax, recuperate and recharge. Au Temps Jadis is a great option for those who enjoy the outdoor life. The landscape you'll see during a rural retreat provides the perfect backdrop for a huge range of local adventure activities, from country walking to mountain biking, hiking, climbing, canoeing to horse riding and golf to fishing and wine tasting tours. Whatever activities you like, you are sure to enjoy your favourite pastime amongst breathtaking scenery. You will discover an truly authentic cultural experience and the chance to appreciate country Provencal life.
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A secluded and beautiful spot
The location of this gite is lovely, on a wooded hillside with walks immediately from the front door, including along the beautiful Gorges de Véroncle. The balcony has great views and the whole place is very peaceful. Sally and Scott, who live next door, are friendly but discreet hosts. The wooden shutters keep the accommodation cool in the daytime. Overall it's a great holiday house and a brilliant location for exploring the region. We hope to return.
A beautiful country getaway!
Sally and Scott are wonderful hosts. They were very helpful and accomodating. The house provided a comfortable living space for us during our 10 night stay. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed. The terrace was a great place to end our days. Travelling with our 1 year old son was easy, as a high chair and travel crib were provided. Thank you again for an incredible place to stay!
Dear Lisa & Family,
Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at La Farigoule and we hope you will return to see us again sometime in the future.
All the best
Sally & Scott
Lovely, peaceful, perfect location
Lovely property. Perfect, centralised location for exploring the fantastic Provençal countryside. Lovely place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing - extremely quiet and peaceful, with gorgeous views. Fantastic owners, very friendly and only too happy to help, yet leaving you to get on with your holiday. Highly recommended.
A great get away
This is a truly wonderful place to get away from it all. The gite was spacious for us ( two adults and two children) and all the equipment worked well. The TV receives English free to air channels so you can keep up with the latest news if you so wish. The hosts, Sally and Scott are great - friendly and helpful if you needed advice or guidance on the area. If you are after somewhere with peace and quite then simply this is a great place overall. A fantastic region of France. Would recommend and will visit again.
Quiet retreat tucked away in the Provencal countryside
After quite a bumpy drive up, you arrive at this little haven of peace tucked away in the hills just below Murs. The house is beautiful, well equipped and spacious. We enjoyed meals on the balcony looking out over the countryside. The outside area is very relaxing with hammocks, a pool tucked away at the back of the house and a table tennis table. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Still loving it.
This was our second stay - this time in La Farigoule as we had family with us. The gites are beautifully prepared and very comfortable. We hope to return next year and in many years to come. Thank you Scott and Sally for giving us such a lovely holiday again.
Gordes only minutes away, is officially listed as one of France’s most beautiful villages (Villages Classées). It's not just the stunning view of Gordes as you approach it, the village is also a pleasure to explore. Its winding streets contain restaurants and cafes and there is a thriving arts scene. The view outward over the Calavon valley is a spectacle not to be missed – enjoy it while sipping a glass of something cool on the terrace of the Cercle Républicaine. The village is dominated by an impressive castle, now home to the local tourist office.
The nearby Village des Bories features reconstructions of primitive dry stone dwellings built locally.
The Cistercian abbey, Notre-Dame de Sénanque in a gorge a few kilometres from Gordes, was founded in 1148. It is surrounded by fields of lavender, and the timeless serenity and honey-coloured stone of its buildings, make it one of the most photographed sights in Provence. It remains a working abbey, with visitor numbers tightly controlled, so as not to disturb its contemplative calm. The monks make a living from growing lavender and producing honey, both of which can be bought in the abbey shop.
Murs, the nearest village, is a quiet place of winding cobbled streets and ancient stone cottages. It is the birthplace of the legendary French warrior Crillon The Brave (1543-1615).
It was settled by members of the Vaudois “heresy” and razed in a bloody Catholic crusade in 1545. In the Berigoule caves in hills near the village on the road to Sault members of the sect were massacred by soldiers.
Today Murs is a far more peaceful place. It has a post office, restaurant and a small grocery store selling local produce, bread, freshly made sandwiches, coffee and ice-cream.
Some 15 kilometres from Gordes, the market town of Apt boasts that it is “the world capital of candied fruit”. The industry dates back to the early Middle Ages when fruit was preserved in honey (sugar was introduced during the Crusades). In the 17th century, Madame de Sévigné, in one of her many letters, describes Apt as a “jam cauldron”. In 1868, an Englishman, Matthew Wood, discovered the local speciality and introduced it to his homeland. The time-honoured tradition is still alive and well and fine examples of candied fruit, including cherries, apricots, figs, pears and plums can be bought in the town.
The weekly Saturday market in Apt has taken place since the Middle Ages. The quality and range of the products sold has to be seen to be believed: fruits and vegetables, herbs and plants, cheeses, olive oil, honey and jams and in winter, truffles, the black gold of Provence. And, when you tire of shopping, what better place to people watch than from one of the town’s many sidewalk cafés or bars?
For the adventurous travellers, why not try out a canoe trip on the famous river Sorgue, that runs from the exurgence of Fontaine de Vaucluse. Its emerald water is so limpid and clear and has been the source of inspiration for many poets such as Petrarque or René Char over the last centuries .