Provencal Village House in Saignon, Provençe, South of France(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Renovated Village House, Decorated In Provence Style, Sleeping 6+
Lounge room ground floor
You enter Chez Bellevue from the street level into a split-level, spacious living area. On the lower level, there are comfortable lounges and television with a Skybox.
Up a couple of stairs into the open plan kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is fully functional with all modern utilities- oven, induction cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine etc decorated in Provencal style.
Alongside the kitchen is the dining table, that seats six to eight. The views of the lavender fields from the dining room leave you breathless.
View from dining room window
Sit in the window seat of the dining room and enjoy the views of lavender fields and the town of Apt.
From the living room you enter the terrace through French doors. This is a favourite place for petite dejeuner, al fresco dining or aperitifs. It has stunning views of lavender fields and the town of Apt which lies in the valley below Saignon.
Landing and study area top floor
On the upper floor is an open landing featuring a study. Here there is wifi with a high speed internet that reaches the whole house. There is also a printer.
Also on this level is the large master bedroom. The king size bed has 100 percent cotton bed linen, plus there is plenty of hanging space and drawers.
Bedroom 2 has a double bed and also plenty of hanging space and drawers.
This level has the main bathroom with bath and shower. There are also a hairdryer and heated towel rail.
Stairs down to lower level
From the living area, you wind down the stairs into the lower level of the house. Along the way, you pass the original stone wall of the house. Here you enter Bedroom 3. This is the original caved room of the house dating back to the birth of the village.
Bedroom 3 and sitting area
There are two single beds at one end of the room and at the other end, a sitting area with television and a dvd player with a library of dvds. In this room you can set up 2 trundle beds if necessary. The outside door leads to a small wooden terrace and barbeque area.
Also on the ground floor we have a separate toilet/laundry and a bathroom with shower and hairdryer.
What is supplied:
all linen and towels
fully equipped and functional kitchen
TV with English channels
DVD player with English DVDs
rates include cleaning of the house at the end of your stay
a welcome pack - 'A Taste of Provence'
Member since: 2012
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- There are 2 comfortable trundle beds with linen
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
A 10% discount is given to any days booked over a week.
We would prefer a starting day of Saturday, and weekly bookings, but are flexible on both these conditions.
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Deposit is 50% of total rent, payable at the time of the booking
Balance is due eight (8) weeks before due date of arrival
Refund of monies where a booking is cancelled is subject to the amount of notice given. Where more than 60 days notice is given
there will be 100% refund; between 30-60 days notice, 50% refund; less than 30 days notice there is no refund
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Saignon is a small Provençal village perched at 500 metres on a Luberon mountain with a view of the beautiful town of Apt, Provençe. Renown as one of the ten oldest villages in France, Saignon has a long and rich history predating the Roman period to prehistoric times.
Saignon is a village of 800 people. Life is centred at the Place de la Fontaine with the Auberge du Presbytere, a boulangerie, 5 restaurants and a few shops. Opening hours vary throughout the year.
Tourists visit Saignon for the ambience in and around the village square, the magnificent church and the stunning 360 degree views of the Luberon valley from the rock.
Other areas close by are Gordes, Rousillon, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lacoste and Loumarin all made famous by Peter Mayle in his book 'A Year in Provençe'.
Things to Do & See
The information centre in Apt is excellent, English is spoken
Restaurants – there are 5 restaurants in Saignon open in the peak period plus the boulangerie which is open for breakfast and lunch.
Also in the area there are Michelin star restaurants within 15 minutes of Saignon as well as popular local restaurants in the nearby villages
Cycling – there is a designated bike track that runs through Apt. You can join the track from many parts of the D900.
Kayaking – there is kayaking in Fontaine de Vaucluse, or go further afield to the Grand Canyon of Verdun
Hiking – there are many hiking tracks, some of the best around the small village of Buoux
Saturday morning markets in Apt – this market has been open since the 12th century. It is considered to be one of the finest in France forits ambiance and authenticity
Local villages – visit the local villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste and Menerbes made famous in the book ‘A Year in Provençe’ by Peter Mayle.
Or go further afar to Roussillon, Gordes, Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Les Baux, Le Pont du Gard, Arles and many more
Isle sur la Sorgue – visit this village for its antiques and broccante market on Sunday
Wineries - visit the wineries of the Luberon Valley, Chateau Canorgue (as in the Russell Crowe movie, 'A Good Year'), Chateau de l’Isolette
and Chateau de Mille and many more
Beaches - the pretty fishing village of Cassis (only 1.5 - 2 hours drive from Saignon) as well as the beaches of Marseilles
L'Occitane Factory - Visit the L'Occitane factory in Manosque, they have a great factory shop. You must pre-book for a tour
Why the Owner Chose Saignon, France:
Saignon is one of the more beautiful villages in Provence. Saignon was our first choice when looking to buy a house in this area. We haven't been disappointed.
Entrance to the terrace
View from the terrace
Local Saignon goats
Sunflowers, lavender and Saignon
The lounge room with doors to the terrace
View from dining room window
Study with WiFi
Staircase to the bottom level
View of the house
Saignon village square
Sunset from the terrace
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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