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Elegant 17th C. Family Home in Mediaeval Luberon Village

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6, with gorgeous roof terrace in Saignon

A spacious 17th century 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 (!) 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
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome:

    bliss for children because the village is tiny, and the square and the fountain is in front of the house- there are always children running around. cars do not go through the village in the season. My children grew up running round the square, splashing themselves and everyone else, and exploring the village on foot . ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    discuss with owner- all the floors are tiled so easy maintenance !...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) one of the bedrooms has twin single beds which can be pushed together to make a double, Baby Cribs (1) a travel cot available...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • The top floor has a shower room and basin, and a separate room with a loo...moreless

Other Amenities

  • , Full Kitchen with electric oven and gas hobs, iron


  • Books:

    quite a lot of books around the house !...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views onto the Luberon hilltop from the terrace...moreless

  • Village:

    right in the middle of a sleepy mediaevsl village perched on the hilltop...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    dining tables inside and out, can sit 8 or more on the terrace .....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access:

    throughout the house...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    boulangerie next door has a laptop for clients...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    very efficient central heating for the winter, and very thick walls !...moreless

  • Internet:

    there is wifi and mobile phone access throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    pool/ beach towels not supplied...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    reception in most of the house...moreless

  • Parking:

    A space outside the house is sometimes available, otherwise plentiful parking behind the church...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washing machine ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The house has wifi, and the boulangerie next door does also have wifi and is open all day in the season (with tables outside)....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    all the basics...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all the basics are there...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fuly equipped main kitchen-, smaller summer kitchen on the terrace, with gas rings, small oven , and fridge...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Big fridge in the main kitchen, small one on the terrace...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric oven, and four gas rings in the main kitchen...moreless


  • Balcony:

    there is a balcony all round the kitchen, french doors from the kitchen leading out onto it.. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    a large tiled roof terrace, with table and chairs.. nobody overlooks this terrace, so it is perfect for sunbathing, but also partly shaded. perfect for summer days. there is a proper summer kitchen on the terrace, with everything you need for outdoors eating...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    wonderful kayaking down the river Sorgue from the Fontaine du Vaucluse to L'Isle sur la Sorgue, or the Gorges du Verdun for the more adventurous !...moreless



from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 2 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $90.55


.. Long term rates ( and Christmas and New Year ) to be discussed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/08/2017
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Car: Necessary

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 ...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Interior designer, half english half french, always lived between the two countries.

Why the Owner Chose Saignon, France:
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.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/08/2017

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  •  the terrace

    the terrace

  • from the first floor

    from the first floor

  • the terrace

    the terrace

  • drawing room

    drawing room

  • bedroom 1

    bedroom 1

  • bedroom 3

    bedroom 3

  • top floor hallway

    top floor hallway

  • entrance hall

    entrance hall

  • stairs from 1st floor to 2nd floor

    stairs from 1st floor to 2nd floor

  • view from top window

    view from top window

  • fields of sunflowers

    fields of sunflowers

  • drawing room

    drawing room

  • outdoor kitchen on the terrace

    outdoor kitchen on the terrace

  • Sun on the terrace!

    Sun on the terrace!

  • indoor kitchen

    indoor kitchen

  • bedroom 2

    bedroom 2

  • Saignon Village Square

    Saignon Village Square

  • rooftops from the terrace

    rooftops from the terrace

  • kitchen door to balcony

    kitchen door to balcony

  • shower room on 2nd floor

    shower room on 2nd floor

  • field of lavender

    field of lavender

  • The plateau of the Luberon

    The plateau of the Luberon

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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