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Recent Lourmarin reviews

  • Excellent

    "Stayed four weeks here through Autumn into early winter. Lovely house in a great situation for the village, in a beautiful part of France. Loses a star because there is no oven - combi microwave - and only British television, but these are not major issues. Excellent overall, very comfortable, and we would happily return."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 14, 2016
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  • An ideal location with the best of both worlds

    "Chez Marius is a comfortable villa in a small upmarket housing estate on the edge of the beautiful village of Lourmarin. The estate is very quiet with a pretty countryside of trees and fields behind the house. There is a gate in the hedge accessing a track leading past the tennis courts to the main road. Here there is a pedestrian crossing with a small gravel lane on the opposite side which brings you into the heart of Lourmarin - and all within 5 minutes or so. Yet , when in the back garden and elsewhere in the house it is very peaceful with only the sound of the birds and the occasional whack of a ball coming from the tennis courts.. It is an ideal location with the best of both worlds, peaceful and away from it all, yet very close to village life. We enjoyed walking in for coffee, to shop and to dine at the many restaurants. There is a small superette in the square and a large Super U supermarket a ten minute drive away. The villa itself is in good condition and very comfortable. We were two couples in our sixties and it suited us well. Having only one, very spacious, bathroom was not a problem, as there are two separates toilets, one with a washbasin. We had a few small issues with the property, which is why I am awarding four stars and not the five which is deserves for its location. There was no barbeque when we arrived, although it was listed on the Owners Direct site. There were no cushions on the wicker armchairs by the pool or on the wicker sunbeds, making them very uncomfortable. However once mentioned to Walter, the affable property manager, and to the owner when he called to welcome us, a very nice man who lives in an adjoining property, they were quickly provided. There is also no shade at the moment around the pool and in the garden area. We never sat by the pool but pulled the sunbeds into the small amount of shade provided by some pretty cherry and olive trees instead. A few umbrellas here would make all the difference. Our overall impression was of a comfortable large property in which a lot of thought had been given to the needs of guests within the house, but not so much in the outdoor spaces which is where most guests, especially from North European Countries, wish to spend their time. However, this being the first review, I fully expect that will be rectified. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Chez Marius and Lourmarin and would definitely go back again to both.. ."
    Guest: Cathryn F. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 3, 2016
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  • A Lovely House, Beautifully Situated, In a Great Part of the World

    "We (two couples) spent a week in this large, lovely house on the outskirts of Lourmarin. The house has something like 6 bedrooms, so could comfortably accommodate many more, but we enjoyed the ability to spread out over two floors. The grounds are large and quite beautiful, and very private. There is a great pool and a lot of terrace space for reading and eating. There are tables, chairs, etc. that you can move around on the terrace so you can stay in (or avoid) the sun, and there are all sorts of pool floats, etc. The main kitchen is very functional and well equipped. The "summer kitchen" is a glassed in room by the pool with a complete kitchen, bathroom and shower, and on windy days it was nice to sit in there at lunch time looking over the pool and grounds. On colder days (we didn't have any of those) the interior of the house is very light and pleasant. There is a flat screen TV, but we never got around to turning it on. The house is ideal for someone with mobility issues...everything you need is on the ground floor, the terrace and grounds are accessible from the 2 ground floor bedrooms, there is only one step to get into the house, etc. There is a marked trail/path that goes right from the driveway for the house into the center of Lourmarin so you can walk to town without having to go on any major road...a pleasant 15 minute walk. Parking in Lourmarin can be challenging in busy times, and we generally preferred to walk...and the path takes you right past the cemetery where Albert Camus and Henri Bosco are buried.There are several marked walking/hiking trails that you can access right from the house, and many more a few minutes away by car. Lourmarin itself is a pretty town with lots of shops, a number of restaurants, etc., and there are dozens of very good restaurants in the area, as well as all sorts of places to visit. I suspect that Lourmarin is much busier during peak months, but when we were there in mid-September it was busy but not crowded, and it was easy to get reservations at even the best restaurants. The area is great. Lourmarin is more or less at the foot of the Luberon Massif, so you have flat land plus mountains within easy reach...take your pick. It is an easy one hour drive from the Marseilles airport. Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, lived in Lourmarin (after he fled Ménerbes) until he moved to Vaugines (setting for the movie Jean de Florette), a few kilometers away. We'd go back in a heartbeat."
    Guest: A guest from New York City, NY Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 7, 2016
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  • Anna B-L

    "La Jassine is very nicely located at the end of a little country lane, about 10 minutes drive to a beautiful village Lourmarin. The house is spacious and the kitchen is well equipped . The swimming pool is rather small but together with the hammock and large table and chairs provide an ideal place for relaxation. The tennis court is a bonus and we played there everyday. Perfect location for truly Provencal style holidays!"
    Guest: Anna B-L Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 2, 2016
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