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18th Century Chateau with Pool & Tennis in Natural Reserve

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A classic tile-roofed Provencal chateau built around 1750 near the colorful market town of Apt, hilltop village of Saignon and 350,000 -acre Parc Naturel du Lubéron.

Suitable for a maximum of 10 people including children, the rental has 8 rooms, including: a large master suite with a fireplace, 4 double bedrooms and a charming single in a round tower; 5 bathrooms; fully equipped laundry room; independent kitchen; spacious, stylishly furnished living/dining area with a large, rustic stone fireplace.

Total area: 400 square meters/4303 square feet.

The compound constitutes one of the chateau's two interlocking wings. It has a delightful private courtyard with stone planters, a mulberry tree, umbrella table and patio furniture. Other outdoor amenities include a large swimming pool, tennis court, open grill barbecue and formal garden, set on 25 acres bordered by lavender fields, oak woods and a Grand Randonné footpath in the secluded valley below.

This is a perfect place for biking and walking; sightseeing among villages - Menerbes, Bonnieux ,Lacoste, Roussillon-in the Lubéron Mountains; sampling produits de terroir like honey, wine, truffles and lavender, or simply relaxing in the Provencal sunshine.


Satellite TV, DVD player, ADSL internet, sheets, towels, washer-drier, dish washer, microwave, freezer, baby cot and high chair.

Additional services:

Caretaker, cleaning-cooking available on request.


No lift, no pets, no smoking indoors, personal car necessary.

Keywords: beautiful mansion with gardens and wooded areas

More Details

philippe dennery
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2010

About philippe dennery

Business, academic consultant with science degrees from MIT and Columbia University

philippe dennery purchased this house in 1985

Why philippe dennery chose Luberon Area

Beautiful house, beautiful region near many cultural centers.

What makes this house unique

Being able to spend time with friends.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

18th Century Chateau with Pool & Tennis in Natural Reserve
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Ottawa, Ontario , Canada

Ottawa Canada family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought our children, spouses and 3 grandchildren to this absolutely enchanting villa. There were 11 of us. The beautiful house, spectacular gardens, magnificent pool, exceeded our expectations. No one wanted to leave the peace and quiet of the pool area . The privacy of this estate was wonderful, nothing but bird song to interrupt and a few cigales.. The rooms are large, spacious and beautifully appointed. The very thick walls and high ceilings kept the house cool and comfortable, no air conditioning was needed. The host was in residence in his wing and was always most gracious when we met. He had some guests who would play piano and clarinet most afternoons and the lovely music wafting across towards the pool was so soothing. We felt as though we were in a movie set. The guardians, Monsieur and Madame, were most charming and always willing to help in any way. The house was spotlessly clean and the kitchen well equipped Since the house was constructed in 1750 it had the odd cracked floor and exterior plaster crumbling but this only added to its charm and we all fell in love with the place because of these imperfections. We hated to leave and would return in an instant.

The nearby town of Apt was ideal for visiting the market days , the wine shops, and food shops. It is a real working town and the people are delightful. The Lavender fields were in full bloom and were a sight to behold and of course all the tiny hilltop towns were a photographers delight. I would recommend this beautiful place to families with children for sure.or quiet family reunions. We now only need to fiqure out when we can return. IF you go you will enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york

Our stay in Provence

  • 5 of 5

This may have been the nicest vacation my family and I have spent. A beautiful

manor house, lovely grounds, a delightful swimming pool and tennis, and many fine trails for walking.My children never wanted to leave. I can highly recommend this property to anyone who likes sheer beauty and comfort.

Marc W.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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new york

My stay in Provence

  • 5 of 5

This property,where I have stayed several times, is a small magical kingdom, where towering trees shade a spacious grand house of high ceilings and tiled floors.

Tranquillity reigns, beside the large pool or in the gardens, filled with birdsong. The tennis court sits next to a field of lavander.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family with children

  • 2 of 5

The experience was mixed:

Positive: Large gardens, good sized 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, good water pressure for shower, courtyard area is nice for eating outdoors, close to Apt village

Negative: 1) other 2 bedrooms are tiny, more like a closet and not in a condition to sleep

2) no mosquito screens on the windows, so wasps, mosquitos, flies come in the house

3) paints peeling off the walls, very dusty, floors are uneven and cracked

Other comments: we travelled 24 hours including 6 hour drive from Milan. The owner new this fact and did not supply any bottled water or anything else on arrival. We had a baby and a small child, so we had to rush to the supermarket to get the bare necessities. I spent my first week of our 4 weeks stay putting up screens on the windows, so my children would not be eaten up by dangerous wasps and mosquitos. No air conditioner during the heat wave, so without being able to open the window, we roasted in the house. It is not a child friendly property at all. The house house should have been painted and in a condition to rent. I would not rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 5
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Treat yourself to a trip back in time

  • 5 of 5

Never has our family experienced a more gorgeous, gracious vacation than in this chateau at the base of the ancient Provencal village of Saignon. Days commence with coffee in the gentle air of an outdoor courtyard, followed by a stroll around the lily pond or medieval fountain. For the more athletically inclined, there is tennis amidst the lavender fields or laps in the large swimming pool. An excursion to the famed rock cliff formation atop Saignon affords expansive views of the Luberon and your estate below. Afternoon activities included sampling honey at the village shop of one of France's best known beekeepers in nearby Viens. We also strolled the walled city of Gourdes, descended the red canyons of Roussillon and took in an art show at the Savannah College of Art campus in scenic Lacoste -- all within a half hour's drive. Of course, the bustling weekend market at Apt is a must for bargain hunters of accessories, clothing, jewelry, and local culinary specialties, Best of all was the permission we gave ourselves to do nothing. We surrendered to the soothing air of Provence, lingering over lunch, lounging by the pool -- not rushing even to a magnificent dinner under the stars in Bonnieux. Staying at the Dennery estate is like stepping into an Impressionist painting. You will not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

It is truly one of the of...

  • 5 of 5

It is truly one of the of the lovely houses in France.In fact,I had first noticed it in a book published by the Reader's Digest called "Album des Grandes Demeures de France". It is large but on a human scale and it has a "soul".It is tastefully furnished and the location is magnificent.The owner will provide all the necessary help you may need and the guardian makes it a very secure place.It is a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
55 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Apt House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Sep 4 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,060

down payment,plus remaining upon arrival

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Apt House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool 14 x 7 sq meters ,tennis court in lavender field, wooded area

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