A magnificently restored 18th century Priory set in the heart of one of the Luberon’s most charming medieval villages, Cabrières d’Avignon. The village is a sleepy place, a perfectly preserved cluster of honey-coloured houses and dry stone walls, with narrow winding streets, fountains, original washhouses and a 12th century castle (now privately owned) with a bloody history. The village shops, a baker, excellent butcher and grocer are a few minutes walk from the house as is the excellent village restaurant. There’s a second restaurant 10 minutes walk away. Cabrières is the most perfect location from which to explore the highlights of inland Provence, with many attractions being within a half hour drive. The Roman cities of Arles, Avignon, Nimes, St Remy and Vaison la Romain are also within easy striking distance. There are daily markets, including antiques, and a summer season of fetes and music/opera festivals all nearby.
This sunny south facing property has an attractive garden complete with original features such as an old well, stone table and garden statues against a backdrop of the 16th century church in the adjacent square. There is a swimming pool (approximately 10 x 5m), and several delightful garden areas designed for ‘al fresco’ dining.
Large high ceiling rooms with tasteful antique furniture, original tiled floors and authentic wooden ceilings give his house a very special atmosphere. Its warm colours and style are slightly reminiscent of a Tuscan property but the charm of its garden, pool area and the surrounding village are typically French and very Provencal!
Entrance hall with stone staircase, large open plan living/dining room with stone fireplace, well equipped kitchen with Smeg cooker (gas hob, electric oven), dishwasher, and microwave, and laundry room with washing machine, dryer, fridge/freezer and extra sinks. Separate toilet. The kitchen opens directly to a shaded dining patio beside the pool.
First Floor (split levels)
6 bedrooms (4 doubles and 2 twins). 2 of the double bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms. 1 twin bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with handheld shower head, up 5 steps, and has access to its own small patio which overlooks the pool. 1 double bedroom has its
own bathroom with handheld shower head, down 3 stairs. The other twin room shares a bathroom with the 4th double bedroom. This bathroom and the twin room are is accessed via the double bedroom. These two rooms and bathroom are ideal for a family. Each of the 5 bathrooms has a WC. As the rooms are large it would be possible to add a rollaway bed for an additional child as long as the total occupancy does not exceed 12 people.
2 Supermarkets 20 minutes
Avignon TGV station and airport 30 – 40 minutes
Marseille airport 1 hour
Nimes airport 1 ¼ hours
Arles and Camargue 1 hour
Beaches 1 – 1 ½ hours
Gordes 10 minutes
L’Isle sur la Sorgues (antiques) 20 minutes
Luberon villages 15 – 30 minutes
Tennis in the village, kayaking 15 minutes.
Walking and fitness trails in and around village.
Hot air ballooning 15 minutes