This 18th century traditional provencal Bastide is set amid 25 acres of woodland and cherry orchards in the heart of the Luberon. In the mature grounds you will still find traces of an old maze, once a favourite feature of a gentleman's country retreat. La Blancherie has been refurbished and modernised, whilst retaining its authentic charm.
From the swimming pool or the jardin "a la Francaise", one has a 360 degree view: The pre-luberon plateau in the South; a pine, oak and cedar tree-covered hill and cherry orchard in the West, the town of Apt and the Mountains of Vaucluse (incl. the famous Tour de France Ventoux) in the North, and the beautiful Saignon Rock and village in the East.
Ideal for a family outdoor vacation or a quite and secluded break among friends, far from city hassle and noise.
Interior and grounds
TV room (TV/DVD/CD).
Living room, open fireplace, doors onto garden.
Kitchen/dining room, recently fitted and well equipped, door to dining terrace.
Double bedroom (1.60m), door to pool area, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m), open fireplace.
Twin/double or children' s bedroom (2 x 0.80m beds which can become 1.60m double, plus 0.90m bunk beds; 2 adults or 4 children).
25 acre terraced grounds with mature trees providing shade. Views across the Valley of Apt & Saignon.
Location and local information
Although just 1.25 miles from the popular town of Apt, famed for its markets, La Blancherie is in a lovely country setting. It is within close driving distance of the archetypal Provencal villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes, Gordes and Roussillon. Avignon, the capital of Provence, is 34 miles to the west of this Luberon rental villa.
- Apt 1.25 miles.
- Saignon 2 miles.
- Bonnieux 10 miles.
- Cavaillon 20 miles.
- Avignon TGV 34 miles.
- Nimes & Marseille airports 1 hr 30 mins.
- Weekly markets in Apt. Walking & cycling in the Luberon National Park
Catering and services
Maid service available on request at 15 euros per hour. Please enquire prior to booking.