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Charming Little House in Romantic Village in Provence

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La Petite Maison on 16th century village square

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Last updated: 11/24/2015

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - Terrace. Sleeps 2-3

This is a one-bedroom two-story accommodation. It is an fully-restored 17th century village house on a quiet, light-filled square in Lourmarin, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France. There is ample accommodation for a couple (and 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.




Lourmarin - 'One of the Most Beautiful Villages': The village has an outstanding Renaissance chateau. Fully restored, it is open to the public and houses an arts foundation which sponsors cultural events throughout the year. The village also has several art galleries and the best features of Provence: the café terraces, a great weekly market, games of boules, the bustle of village life. The surrounding hilly countryside is very pretty, and the back roads and paths are great to roam on, whether on foot, mountain bike or horseback. Within 10 minutes' drive there is rock-climbing, canoeing and swimming. There are also wineries, and various organic food producers to visit.

The Luberon Regional Natural Park: Lourmarin is in the Luberon Natural Regional park, which is famous for its beauty and history. The village lies on the southern side of the Luberon range of hills, at the entrance to the valley which separates the Petit (Western) Luberon from the Grand (Eastern), and is ideally placed for exploring some of the hidden valleys and 'perched' hill-top villages of the area. North of here lies the 13th century Cistercian abbey of Sénanque and its lavender fields, the villages of Gordes and Bonnieux, the ochre quarries and ochre-coloured houses in Roussillon.

Major tourist attractions: Within easy reach are the walled city of Avignon and its medieval Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), and the beautiful spa town of Aix-en-Provence, with many shady sidewalk terraces and excellent shops. Other good day trips include Arles, with its Roman amphitheatre and medieval cathedral, and Marseille, which has opportunities for boat rides and scuba-diving, as well as the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras.
You can also go westwards and visit the Camargue, a unique wetland nature preserve - a paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers.
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2015

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 390 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • One queen size bed. We can also provide a crib or a special fold-out child's bed (10 yr old max)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • While small, this bathroom is totally functional. Shower, flush toilet, and wash basin with plenty of towels. Please note that this 16th century house has three spots with low oak-beamed ceilings. One is in the bathroom....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Lourmarin is a quaint, pretty village surrounded by vineyards, orchards and olive groves. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Our Petite Maison is situated on a quiet square opposite the Catholic church and a fountain....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a dining table inside, and another one outside on the terrace....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    A portable, and very effective, air-conditioner in the bedroom. The thick stone walls and wooden shutters help keep the apartment cool, too, and we supply fans....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Galley kitchen, with all the necessary equipment....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. ...moreless

  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Please contact owners for winter & long-term rates. All prices are given in Euros but can be paid in US$, Euros or GB£. We accept credit card payments via Paypal. Prices include all linen and towels, entry & exit cleaning, 24-hour WiFi and all taxes.

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Location

24 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marseille-Provence
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
100 yards
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Aix-en-Provence TGV
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Autoroute A7 -Exit Sénas
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
26 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Lourmarin, has been designated by the French Tourist Board 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 sixteen restaurants, including Reine Sammut's 'La Fenière' (Michelin one-star). Reine is among the talented few to win the coveted title of 'Best Woman Chef in France'. Lourmarin is much visited for its lively atmosphere and chic boutiques. It is also an excellent base from which to explore Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, the Luberon villages and the Camargue .

Other Activities: wine tasting, gourmet shops & restaurants, art galleries, lavender fields

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We are an Anglo-American couple with two grown-up French children. We have lived in Lourmarin for over twenty years, and have been running our vacation rental business since 1999.

Why the Owner Chose Lourmarin, France:
We fell in love with the charm of this seventeenth century 'little house', with its oak beams and little terrace. It is a lovely example of Provencal village architecture, and unusually for a village house, it is very light.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our Petite Maison is in the heart of the village, but being on a square away from the main street, it is quiet and peaceful, a real haven. We love the fountain opposite the terrace, and the croisant and baguettes from the bakery just 100 yards away.


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/24/2015

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Photos

  • La Petite Maison on 16th century village square

    La Petite Maison on 16th century village square

  • La Petite Maison - Bedroom - 17th century exposed beams

    La Petite Maison - Bedroom - 17th century exposed beams

  • Petite Maison Terrace - overlooking church square & fountain

    Petite Maison Terrace - overlooking church square & fountain

  • Reading corner (detail of sitting room)

    Reading corner (detail of sitting room)

  • The Luberon mountains and the village of Lourmarin

    The Luberon mountains and the village of Lourmarin

  • Cozy living room, lots of books and music

    Cozy living room, lots of books and music

  • Kitchen & Dining area - light-filled, giving onto terrace

    Kitchen & Dining area - light-filled, giving onto terrace

  • Detail of bedroom

    Detail of bedroom

  • Outside of La Petite Maison

    Outside of La Petite Maison

  • Village of Lourmarin seen from the chateau

    Village of Lourmarin seen from the chateau

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
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  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 11/24/2015