This beautifully-designed apartment is set in extensive landscaped gardens and parkland, with cherry trees, flowering shrubs, a large swimming pool, tennis court, boule pitch and lots of space for other outdoor activities.
A twelfth century château & its outbuildings have been converted into 11 houses and apartments. Ours has two bedrooms (one double, one twin, both en suite), a double reception room, laundry room and private terrace with large dining table and BBQ.
Blissfully cool in the heat of summer, it has full heating and an open wood fire for cooler months and is truly a delight in autumn months.
Tranquillity and beauty are guaranteed: the château looks out onto vineyards and rolling hills.
The swimming pool and tennis court are shared between occupants of the 11 residences.
Enjoy the local vineyards: Local vineyards abound. Nearly all have their own “caves” where wine is sold across the counter, and you can taste first. You can buy by the bottle or by the container (of which we have three in the kitchen corner, with one tap). Château de Berne is the local expensive cave, and beautiful to visit. We tend to buy “La Rose Tremiere” – they have a roadside shop just a couple of kilometres from here, on the road into Lorgues.
Heaven for gourmands: Top of the list of local restaurants is Michelin-starred Chez Bruno, with a truffle-based menu that changes three times a week, and the more intimate Le Chrissandier, known for its locally-sourced food.
If you're cooking for yourself, there's a spectacular market in Lorgues on Tuesday morning, and one somewhere in the area on any other day of the week.