Fully modernised in a peaceful courtyard in the most beautiful Luberon village
In one of the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France, Lourmarin is ideally placed in the Luberon National Park in the heart of Provence, 30 mins from Avignon, Aix and Arles.
The house is situated between the Chateau and the luxury Hotel/restaurant 'Le Moulin de Lourmarin', in a peaceful impasse just around the corner from the center of the village, near all facilies that you will need : boulangerie, restaurants, markets, pharmacie etc...
From there you can explore beautiful countryside walks leading up to the Luberon mountain.
The Chateau offers a unique high quality cultural programme during the season, weekly classical music recitals, Theatre, Jazz concerts, Art exhibitions...
The Temple next door hosts concerts and recitals from the famous International event 'Festival of La Roque d'Antheron'
Lourmarin has a lively program of events including the famous Friday market, a new producter's market on tuesday evening, and it hosts numerous shops, art gallerys and exhibitions.
I provide High quality bed linen and towels to all apartements.
My Accomodation :
1) 'Courtyard studio'
- Large bedroom (double bed, 1.60m)
- Separate well-equipped kitchen leading out to private shaded courtyard area with table, chairs, BBQ etc...
- New bathroom with separate shower, WC, hand basin.
2) 'Courtyard apartment'
- 50m2 (2 rooms).
- Large salon with fully equipped kitchen.
- 3 French doors open onto a south facing sunlit courtyard garden.
- Down a few steps from the salon, there is a large vaulted bedroom (1 double and 1 single bed) - cool and dry in summer - with en-suite shower room.
3) Charming 'balcony room'
- Twin beds made as double, can be separated
- en-suite shower and toilet.
- Views of countryside from private sunny south facing balcony.
4) 'La Salle de Musique'
- Fully modernised 35m2 studio with large sunny terrace
- Fully fitted kitchen
- Large 1.80 high quality bed, shower room.
Details for holiday apartment Courtyard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom
Newly decorated courtyard apartment
Vaulted bedroom containing a double bed (1.60m) and a single bed
En-suite shower room with shower cabinet, hand basin and WC.
Steps lead up to fully equipped kitchen, table and chairs to seat 6
Sofa bed, large fridge, 4 ringed hob
French doors lead out to the sunny courtyard
Outdoor courtyard area with table, chairs, BBQ etc...
Top Traveller Review
Perfect Location, Perfect Hosts
About the Owner
I found this little piece of paradise about 5 years ago as a retirement house. Now, after a complete renovation into separate apartments I am delighted to be able to share its charms with others.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Rose & Robin
We absolutely LOVED our stay here! The rooms & views & especially the courtyard area made our stay much more unique & enjoyable. Also, thanks so much for all the wonderful recommendations on where to go around town & to the wineries! It was fabulous! We hope to come back & visit again!
4.5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Perfect Location, Perfect Hosts
You just cannot find a more perfect place to stay in beautiful Loumarin. Everything in the village is within an easy walk including restaurants (do make reservations at the best ones) and Rose and Robin are lovely, helpful and interesting hosts as well as instant friends! The apartment was perfect in many ways, very clean, well equipped, great linens, good workable kitchen, and a tiny fountain in the courtyard garden outside our door so that we could eat surrounded by greenery, flowers, and water music. Additionally, I suspect that Robin has a great jazz collection....This is a beautiful region and we highly recommend these apartments. Already have our eye on one for the next visit....
Wonderful vacation home in the heart of Provence
Maison Rose is situated on one of the most charming villages in Provence and it was everything we were hoping for in an apartment. We stayed in the music room, which had a private patio. The apartment we had originally booked was not available and we were given an upgrade to the music room. The apartment was immaculately clean and tastefully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. Rose and Robbin gave us excellent advice on places to visit, local walks and markets and restaurants. They checked in with us several times during our stay to make sure that everything was to our liking and we were having a good time. They were absolutely charming hosts and we had one of the best vacations of our lives. There is so much to do in and around the village including lovely hikes, rock climbing, amazing local markets or just wandering around in the medieval villages. The shop owners and local people could not have been more friendly and helpful. We felt totally at home. I would recommend this property 100 percent, and we hope to rent from them again in the future.
Rose in Lourmarin
The apartments that Rose and Robin offer in Lourmarin are everything and more than the website describes! We stayed in the largest of the 3 apartments. It had 2 rooms...a good sized living-dining-kitchen room which was well furnished with everything we needed to cook a meal, relax and watch TV. The second room is the large bedroom with ensuite bathroom. All of the linens are first class and even some scented items were provided for the bathroom. Very clean and tastefully decorated. Rose is a fountain of knowledge for places to go and things to do, and her restaurant recommendations were excellent. The garden is a restful place to read a book or just soak up the sun. We would definitely go back and would recommend this apartment to everyone. We also stayed in Rose's son's house which has recently been reconstructed into an absolutely beautiful showplace. The house is large with a nice courtyard for outdoor living. The prices for both the apartment and the house were very fair.
Perfect in every way
Absolutely loved our stay at Ancienne Maison des Gardes. An ideal location to base out of for a thorough perusing of the Luberon Valley and beyond. The Courtyard Studio was a perfect size and very comfortable for the two of us. The Studio decor was also to our liking - understated and light with unbleached linen accents. Liked being 'in town' without the noise and bustle of the middle of the village.
Rose and Robin have enough ideas, maps and guidebooks to keep you busy for weeks. Their restaurant recommendations steered us toward exceptional meals at equally exceptional prices.
Overall the Courtyard Studio is an excellent value in a perfect location with delightful and attentive hosts.
Lourmarin, Favorite Village
Loved our stay in Lourmarin, a pristine, charming, largely undiscovered village, a gracious lady of a village that whispers her charms rather than shouting them in a tourist trap manner. The apartments offered by Rose and Robin are in the most convenient and quiet location at the edge of the village. Never used the car unless leaving the village. Postcard views, steps to all the amenities of the village life. Loved dining at L'Antiquaire for a special lunch; enjoyed the "center of activity" ambience of Cafe Gaby for most of our meals and snacks. Never found better cappucino anywhere else for the rest of our trip elsewhere! You feel like you are staying with old friends, and Rose and Robin are the consummate hosts, offering thorough, personal advice on everything large and small. Clean, quiet accommodations with wonderful bed, large bathroom with wonderful shower and tub, and romantic dinners on the courtyard terrace. Would recommend to anyone who wants to stay in this part of Provence. You'll remember your congenial hosts, and dream of beautiful Lourmarin forever.
Schlaf- und Badezimmer ohne Fenster
Die Wohnung courtyard apartment ist nagelneu und sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Vermieterin ist nett und auch an der Lage gibt es nichts Auszusetzen. Trotzdem erlebten wir eine unangenehme Überraschung. Schlaf- und Badezimmer des neuen Appartements befinden sich ein paar Treppen tiefer in einem ehemaligen Keller. Das heißt, man zieht in der Küche den Kopf ein und steigt zum Schlafen und Duschen hinab. Beide Räume sind sehr niedrig und ohne Fenster, ohne Türe und ohne Belüftung. Jedes Geräusch, das man auf der Toilette macht, ist in der ganzen Wohnung zu hören. Das Minibad hat zudem eine laute Druckluftabsauganlage, weil es so niedrig liegt, dass alles Abwasser hoch gepumpt werden muss. In dem fensterlosen Schlafzimmer bekamen wir bald Beklemmungen, da man nur auf Wände schaut. Zudem wurden nach ein paar Tagen die Kleider feucht. Ein elektrischer Luftentfeuchter steht zwar bereit, aber in den Ferien möchte ich nicht in eine unterirdische Höhle ziehen. Für Räume ohne Fenster ist die Wohnung entschieden zu teuer. Wir hatten Gott sei Dank gutes Wetter. Bei Regen stelle ich es mir unerträglich vor.
From the Owner
“I bought the Ancienne Maison because of its charm and location, central but in a quiet location in the village.”
Activity and Interests
Lourmarin is designated as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The village centre hosts many excellent restaurants. Cafes spill out onto the pavements and there are many galleries, designer boutiques, antique and gift shops. There is an excellent Friday morning market of local produce and artisan wares.
There is always a lively programme of events, including antique, book, truffle and other fairs, free music concerts, film evenings, etc. During the summer, the Protestant Temple is used as one of the venues for the Roque d'Antheron international piano festival. The Chateau sponsors a musical programme, as well.
Other activities catered for include: cookery courses, private French lessons, tennis, swimming, biking, etc.
The village is situated in unspoilt Provence, on the south side of the Luberon Mountains. The beautiful countryside surrounding the village includes fields of cherry trees, grape vines and olive orchards.
Other Activities: Cookery and art classes, French language tuition, canoeing.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
30% deposit, bank cards not accepted. Euro cheque or cash only please.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The Ancienne Maison des Gardes has a 500 year old history reflected in the well worn steps trodden through centuries by the local guards. The charming internal courtyard is protected from the Mistral wind and offers a peaceful relaxing space to enjoy barbecues, al fresco dining etc...”
- Guest House
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Books for Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 30 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom, separate shower, WC, and handbasin.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
- Garden ...
- 6 garden chairs