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Luxury house with pool, amazing views, perfect historic village

Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

'Les Olivettes', is a spacious Provençal farmhouse located just 700 yards from the centre of Lourmarin, widely considered one of France's loveliest villages. This elegant, comfortable house offers a peaceful, rural base for touring Provence and is uniquely well-placed for exploring this wonderful region. Our guests, many of whom come back year after year, love the atmosphere, and the local knowledge and advice that we provide.

Les Olivettes has spectacular village and mountain views, and yet is only a five minute walk from the many shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés that help make Lourmarin one of the most sought-after destinations in Provence.

For many years this house belonged to a wealthy Parisian surgeon who used it as his country retreat. We restored it with the help of a professional interior and it has a warm and gracious atmosphere. There is an olive grove, a large swimming pool and ample gated parking.

Each suite has a queen-size bed (some canopied or four-poster) along with a mixture of antiques and contemporary furnishings. The pool, the olive grove, the Mediterranean herb and flower gardens and sculpted fountains all combine to create a harmonious and restful atmosphere.

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A center for fine dining, Lourmarin has more than fifteen restaurants, including two of which are recommended in the Michelin Guide: "Le Moulin", which belongs to Edouard Loubet, and Reine & Nadia Sammut's 'La Fenière'.

In Lourmarin there is a remarkable Renaissance château to visit, and great opportunities for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activites. The village is ideally located in the Luberon Natural Park, within easy reach of Aix, Avignon, Arles and the world-famous antiques centre of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Other nearby favorite attractions include the hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon, and the working Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque with its famous lavender fields.

By the way, we specialise in stays of at least one week. We feel strongly about this. You can think of it as quality time - more restful and more fruitful than moving on too often. Since Lourmarin is well-placed for visiting most of the sights in Provence, our guests often get to see more than they would if they traveled from one town to another, spending time packing and unpacking and driving. And they also find that Lourmarin itself, although small, has a lot to offer by way of restaurants, shops and art galleries - just five minutes' walk from Les Olivettes. Many of our guests tell us how much they appreciate coming 'home' after a day's touring, and relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine and a beautiful view, before strolling into the village to have dinner.

The layout at Les Olivettes makes it a perfect haven for families or groups of friends to get together, with plenty of shared space. However, each individual suite is large, and has its own terrace and kitchenette. Our guests love being able to hang out together, while retaining their own independence.

Each spacious suite has an en-suite bathroom, and there is a further half-bathroom off the kitchen.

The kitchen is large and well-equipped, and gives onto the common-room with its cathedral ceiling, dining and sitting areas, and immense picture window. There are also plenty of opportunities for al fresco dining, with three barbecues, and plenty of space to set up our folding tables by the pool, on the boules court, or under the olive trees.

More Details

Elizabeth DeLiso
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, french, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

About Elizabeth DeLiso

We lived in the Luberon for.....sooo many years. Twenty-seven to be exact. In fact, our daughter who is just about that age now was born here. So was our son, Pierre, who is now 23 years old. Anyway, we love life in in Lourmarin. There, we eat well, drink good wine almost every day and have made lots of wonderful friends from all over the world running Les Olivettes.

Elizabeth DeLiso purchased this house in 1999

Why Elizabeth DeLiso chose Lourmarin

We were so lucky to be able to buy this house! Les Olivettes has two remarkable advantages - it is within easy walking distance of our favourite Provencal village, Lourmarin, and yet has spectacular views of the village itself (officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France), the Luberon hills and the chateau. Plus, with its large swimming pool, our 80+ olive trees and the multiple terraces scattered around the property, it is a real haven of peace.

What makes this house unique

The beauty and timeless charm of the Provençal countryside and a uniquely attractive village. And the combination of elegance and comfort that make Les Olivettes a very special place.


Lourmarin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Le Pastis - toilet , combination tub/shower , The toilet is separate from the bathroom
    La Zidane - toilet , shower
    Le Voltaire - shower
    Le Genet - shower
    Le P'tit Coin - toilet
  • All bathrooms are tiled using hand-made Italian or French terracotta tiles.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Le Voltaire - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Le Genet - 1 queen
    La Zidane - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Le Pastis - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are spacious, apart from La Zidane, which is comfortable but quirky, and has a huge rooftop terrace.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
24-hour Internet access, barbecues, French boules court, ping-pong tables, plenty of room for painting the spectacular views


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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Café de l'Ormeau
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Pont Royal
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Sixteen + different restaurants
Car: recommended

Summer Music Festivals, art galleries & boutiques, and one of the best street markets in Provence. There is a Renaissance Chateau which you can visit, and which hosts concerts all year round.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

These prices are for "La Zidane". Please contact us or look at our own website for prices of the other apartments. All our prices include linen and towels, weekly cleaning, daily delivery of baguettes (bread) and croissants, free gated parking, 24 hour internet access, as well as all taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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