Situated in the southern Luberon, between the villages of Rognes and Lourmarin, this imposing 18th-century bastide (country house) offers a wonderful holiday base for a large family or group of friends, convenient for both Aix-en-Provence and for touring the Luberon villages and vineyards. Guests are spoilt for choice with a number of excellent local markets within a short drive: Rognes on Wednesday morning, Cadenet on Monday morning, Lourmarin on Friday morning and in Aix-en-Provence on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The nearest villlage, Rognes, has a boulangerie, butcher, food shop, bank and pharmacy.
The bastide has been recently restored throughout to a very high level of comfort, without losing its original charm. Its thick walls, vaulted or beamed ceilings and terracotta tiled floors have been retained, and the walls painted in soft colours. The rooms are light and spacious and furnished very tastefully in soft, neutral colours. The kitchen is extremely spacious and professionally equipped.
Further amenities include satellite TV, DVD, stereo music system and Wi-Fi internet access. Underfloor heated is available in winter (charged extra). The living room opens to a large gravel terrace, with a stone dining table, shaded by ancient plane trees, and ideal for dining outdoors at any time of day. The grounds extend to 3 hectares and are filled with fruit trees, chestnuts, cypresses, hedges and pots of flowering plants. The grounds are enclosed and access is by security gate. There is fenced swimming pool (16 x 6m), with a sloping 'beach' access, suitable for young children. The pool house is equipped with sink, fridge and a shower. The property also has a tennis court, in good condition.
Large entrance hall. Vast living room, opening to terrace. Dining room with fireplace. Large kitchen, opening to terrace, and very well equipped, including a large fridge, hob, oven, espresso coffee machine and a central dining table. Laundry. Billiard room with French doors opening to garden. Guest WC. Double bedroom with independent access from the garden. This bedroom also has an alcove with a single bed, suitable for a child. En-suite bathroom with double basin, bath and separate WC.
Right Wing: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and WC). Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC). Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (with basin and WC).
Left Wing: Large bedroom with a queen-size bed. Another large bedroom with twin beds. These two bedrooms share a shower room (with double basins, and a separate WC). 2 double bedrooms, sharing a bathroom (bath, basin and WC).
Rognes 4 km
Lourmarin 9 km
Golf course at Pont Royal 10 minutes' drive
Aix-en-Provence 18 km