Perfect for Families, Walkers or a Romantic Getaway

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Charming Provencal property at the foot of the Luberon Forest and National Park.

L'Art du Temps is a charming little jewel situated in the golden triangle of the Luberon near to Gordes, Menerbes (5 mins), Bonnieux, Lacoste (20 mins) and 25 mins from St Rémy. Only 10 mins from the nearest main axe and highway.

This delightful property, nestled behind old stone built walls, invites you to enoy peace and quiet far from the maddening crowd and the Luberon Forest and Mountains behind it protect it from the whistling Mistral winds.

Over the last 20 yrs the owner has slowly added provencal decor discovered in antique fayres that blend in perfectly with the beautiful garden. Tomato plants, fruit trees and aromatic plants thrive happily amongst the poteries and ancient jarres, century old olive trees and bird cages belonging to the 19th century. An unusual mixture of old and modern.

The delightful pool can be lit up at night times and is great for cooling down near the pool house where a fully equipped summer kitchen with bbq and stone table await you for delicious meal times. There is also a shower and WC near the pool area as well as a pretty stone fountain.
Very romantic and relaxing with garden furniture and sunloungers. The garden and summer kitchen boast a fresh, cool temperature at night times.

On entering the ground floor of this exquisite villa you will find a spacious long lounge and dining area with an open plan kitchen. Fully equipped with fabulous Lacanche oven and american fridge. Dining table and comfortable lounge area with leather canapés and French doors that open out onto the shady terrace. There are two pretty double bedrooms with king size beds (they can be separated into singles if necessary) and plenty of cupboard space, light and airy, cool and comfortable. One has bay windows that open out onto the pretty garden and pool with views over the Luberon Mountains in the background.

These two bedrooms share a spacious, pretty and practical bathroom with italien shower, bathtub, washbasin and separate WC. (Extra Shower room near pool)

There is plenty of storage space for shopping and lovely dishes and plates, glassware and pans for cooking.

There is a separate laundry room with washer and ironing facilities.

The house is decorated with art works and numerous Provencal oil paintings. The owner, a stone scultpure artist has turned this amazing home into a haven of peace and wonderful spot for a holiday. This is the ideal spot for small families, hikers, walkers or cyclists who wish to discover the Forest and national Park or for those who just want to relax and rest.

Ideally situated for visiting the Provence and Luberon, 5 mins from the nearest supermarkets and stores, weekly markets and 30 mins from Avignon TGV station.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Children Welcome:

    King size beds can be converted into 2 singles for children...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    This king can be split into two singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Bedroom opens out onto garden and pool area...moreless

  • Bedroom 1, King size bed,can be made up as two singles. Bedroom 2, King size bed, opens out onto garden. Baby cot and high chair available...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Spacious shower room ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    italien shower and bathtub, separate WC...moreless

  • Ground floor Spacious bathroom with bath tub, italien shower and washbasin. Separate WC Shower room with WC and washbasin next to summer kitchen. separate WC ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ideal for families, hikers, nature lovers and walkers as this lovely home is at the foot of the Luberon Forest and Mountains. Many itineries for walks and hikes. Cross country cycling. Romantic garden...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Wide screen ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Fully equipped summer kitchen with bbq with covered eating area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    separate laundry room...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen in house plus a fully equipped kitchen in summer house ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    American fridge in main house and normal fridge in summer kitchen...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    can be easily rented and delivered to the house...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    huge bread/pizza oven bbq...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Early summer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

July August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $871.08
  • Taxes Not included


Please inquire for 2 bedroom only prices in June, Sepember and October

Manager'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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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Marseille, Marignane
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Cheval Blanc
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Avignon TGV and Cavaillon station
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Cassis, Marseille

Car: Necessary

This beautiful property is at the foot of the Luberon Forest and Mountains. A hikers and walkers delight, only 15 mins away from the hilltop villages of the Luberon. Avignon is only 30 mins away.


Manager info

About: I am a stone sculpture and a local person. I have slowly renovated this house over the years. I have put all my heart and love into this unique property.

Why Cheval-Blanc, France:
Peace and quiet, unique garden.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
One can walk and cycle from the house up into the Forest.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • holidays in the sun.....

    holidays in the sun.....

  • House, garden and pool

    House, garden and pool

  • Sheer bliss

    Sheer bliss

  • View of dining area and kitchen

    View of dining area and kitchen

  • comfortable lounge

    comfortable lounge

  • red bedroom with view over garden

    red bedroom with view over garden

  • pretty singles

    pretty singles

  • shady area

    shady area

  • stone table and bbq

    stone table and bbq

  • magnificent white roses

    magnificent white roses

  • magnificent provencal cypres trees

    magnificent provencal cypres trees

  • Agapanthes and olive jars

    Agapanthes and olive jars

  • luberon mountains in the background

    luberon mountains in the background

  • Pool and olive tree

    Pool and olive tree

  • cosy corner in front of red bedroom

    cosy corner in front of red bedroom

  • dining table and Lacanche stove

    dining table and Lacanche stove

  • lounge area

    lounge area

  • green bedroom

    green bedroom

  • bathroom on ground floor

    bathroom on ground floor

  • fabulous stone table and bbq

    fabulous stone table and bbq

  • olive tree and garden

    olive tree and garden

  • Midnight colours

    Midnight colours

  • evening lights

    evening lights

  • stone fountain

    stone fountain

VRBO #459014

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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