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A spacious 17th village house, with original terracotta tiles, provencal ceilings, and inset oak cupboards throughout, and a roof terrace( with a summer kitchen) for lunching and sun bathing! The reception room is large and has a high ceiling, with
a dining table, and the kitchen is fully-equipped with an oven, dishwasher, hob and a fridge. Thick walls ensure that the house is cool in the summer, and the central heating is efficient in the winter. The staircase is original and fairly steep! This is very much a home, with the owners coming as often as possible with children from 20 to five years old.
Saignon is beautiful and unspoilt, and children can play around the fountain on the square in front of the house, and explore the village with its ruins and 12th century church, there is an excellent bakery next to the house, and a couple of good restaurants,. Approximately one hour's drive to Marseille (with its creeks and beaches). the Camargue (Arles), Aix en Provence, and Avignon.
The other Luberon hilltop villages (Gordes, Lacoste, and Menerbes) are 20 minutes away, and Apt, a bustling market town is five minutes away with a fabulous , large and CLEAN municipal pool,in our experience relatively empty even during the holidays, and two small children/toddlers pools, and lots of life guards ! and a picnic area and a famous Saturday morning market.
the house itself begins on the first floor, with a big reception room (dining and sitting areas) and the family kitchen, with a wrought iron balcony running round it . Upstairs to a large room with a double bed and its own basin, and a large twin room ( the beds can be pushed together to make a double) . These rooms share a fully equipped bathroom, with a bath/shower, loo and basin. Up again to a small twin room, a shower room and basin, and a separate loo. Out onto the terrace, a large dining table and chairs, some sun chairs, and an outside kitchen- oven, fridge and sink. The terrace is half covered, so there is no need to be in the sun all day ! Although there is no TV , there is wifi access throughout the house and mobile phone access !
Keywords: Village House
Interior designer, half english half french, always lived between the two countries.
elizabeth Parker purchased this house in 1996
it is primarily a home for us and the children , for whenever we can get away for a few days.. and the whole of july, where our youngest goes to the village school for a month.
Lovely old, characterful house in centre of village. But also very practical - 2 bathrooms, a great second kitchen on the roof terrace. We were only there for a few days for a wedding but the house would be very comfortable for a much longer stay.
Elizabeth was extremely helpful and accommodating and allowed us some flexibility in arrival and leaving times.
We had a fantastic time and would love to return.
This was the third time I stayed in this lovely house: I fell in love with it and the village of Saignon several years ago, because it still feels and looks like an authentic French Provence village, not a luxury touristic estate.
The good surprise this year was the new top floor terrace, second kitchen and extra bedroom & very modern second bathroom at the top of the house, which means in summer you breakfast on the terrace looking out over the roman-tiled roofs of the entire village. This is in addition to: a downstairs hallway & utility room, a kitchen and large drawing room , all on the first floor; then a master bedroom and a large guest bedroom plus a bathroom and a small sewing room.
The house wa stone-built to last centuries ago, so even at midday in August, the rooms inside are cool and restful. The décor is shabby elegant in the way decorators strive for; but here it is authentic. There's a combination of old family furniture, comfortable sofas you sink in, antique tiled floors, garden chairs in the kitchen, books that have been read and re-read in the bookcases; but good firm beds. It's got oodles of charm and enough modern conveniences to spend a great summer en famille.
You need a car because the local buses are slow and come every hour or so only; the one going from Apt (the market town a couple of miles down the hill from Saignon), all the way to the TGV station at Avignon takes nearly two hours. The area is stunningly beautiful; you can walk across picture-book lavender fields; visit the region's chateaux and monasteries; attend the Avignon theatre festival in season (summer) as well as many summer classical music festivals; there's a municipal swimming pool for your teenagers at Apt. Further out is Aix en Provence with the greatest French opera festival in summer. Avignon had monuments and museums from the time it was the Pope's residence; it also has goos restaurants; and of course the entire countryside was where Cézanne, Picasso, Renoir, and many more painted.
In short, I wish I wre back there now!....
My husband and I stayed at Elizabeth’s lovely house in the village of Saignon, Provence from November 1st 2005 to April 30th 2006.We found it provided both English comfort and French ambiance in the spacious and well-appointed rooms. The house has four stories from street level to the roof deck and is right in the middle of the charming village of Saignon. The bakery, Chez Christine, is ten steps from the front door and has the best croissants in all of France. A few more paces down the main street and you will find the tiny restaurant, Le Baladin. Frederick and Stephan will feed you well. The walk to the top of the rock in Saignon provides marvelous views from the Luberon down to the valley and beyond. At the foot of the hill is Apt, a town large enough to meet all your shopping needs. The Saturday market is wonderful. Saignon is not as touristy as some of the other more famous provencal villages but it is a central spot for touring the Luberon area.We loved our stay in Saignon and will certainly return again.Contact us if you need more information.Cathy and Minas Vassiliadis443065 McCormick's SRRR 1 Durham, OntarioCanada N0G 1R0Tel: (519) 369-6688 Fax: (519) 369-2064
My husband and I stayed at Elizabeth’s lovely house in the village of Saignon, Provence from November 1st 2005 to April 30th 2006.We found it provided both English comfort and French ambiance in the spacious and well-appointed rooms. The house has four stories from street level to the roof deck and is right in the middle of the charming village of Saignon. The bakery, Chez Christine, is ten steps form the front door and has the best croissants in all of France. A few more paces down the main street and you will find the tiny restaurant, Le Baladin. Frederick and Stephan will feed you well. The walk to the top of the rock in Saignon provides a marvelous view from the Luberon to the valley and beyond. At the foot of the hill is Apt, a town large enough to meet all your shopping needs. The Saturday market is wonderful. Saignon is not as touristy as some of the other more famous provencal villages but it is a central spot for touring the Luberon area.We loved our stay in Saignon and will certainly return again.Contact us if you need more information.
It was SUCH FUN!!! A group of 8 girl friends all descended from various parts of the world, and we hired a couple of cars to explore the area over four or five days. Saignon itself is totally unspoilt and lovely sitting on top of a steep hill, and the house is nestled right in its heart, making a pre-supper stroll to gawp at the stunning views an absolute must! The house is simply but elegantly furnished, with comfortable beds, squishy sofas or roof terrace to spread out or curl up with a book, and a kitchen that evoked the creative instinct in us all in turn to cook up something fabulous each evening, with fresh food bought from the wonderful shops and market in Apt just down the road. Our last night, we ate out in a fabulously delicious restaurant in the village and were treated like royalty because we were staying in 'Elizabeth's House'. During the day, we explored/shopped/stayed put and drank far too much wine - and one day a group of us drove to the Carmargue and went horseback riding - an hilarious experience! Elizabeth has a real eye for casual elegance and I would recommend her lovely house in Saignon any time of year. A big thank you from us all!
Our family of six stayed at this property in June2006 and enjoyed both the property and the village of Saignon immensely.Elizabeth Parkers property was beautifully presented and immaculately clean. It was spacious , airy ,private and comfortable.Our four children enjoyed being able to explore the village whilst Caroline and I enjoyed the regional cycling.The staircases in this property are unavoidable so it is not for the very young or the very old.We would enjoy returning to this Saignon property. regards David Clarke
the Luberon is famous for its hill walking, and bicycling. There is fun kayaking on the River Sorgue, and a wonderful outdoor pool in Apt. The beaches of Marseille and the Camargue are a dytrip.The whole area is also steeped in history with many fascinating places and cities to visit; the historic city of Avignon with the Pope's Palace, the Old Port in Marseille, the ruins of St remy de Provence.. and all the little villages dotted round, all mediaeval and perced on hillsides each with its own story. The Summer Festivals all around embrace formal theatre, street theatre, opera, music of all sorts ..there are things going on for all ages. and lots of sun ! even in the winter, it gets extremely cold but with beautiful piercing light and sunshine ...
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3 night minimum stay
Weekend rates are £500 for the weekend ( and £50 cleaning ), or a minimum of 4 nights rental.. Long term rates ( and Christmas and New year )to be discussed.