Charming fully equipped studio 50m2 (2 rooms)
Bedroom with high quality double bed
French doors lead out to the sunny courtyard
Independent kitchen with a door leading out to a shady place with table and chairs
A very relaxing area to take meals
Shower room fully modernized, large cabinet with power shower
Ancienne maison des gardes
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.
Top Traveller Review
A Little Slice of Heaven in Provence
About the Owner
About Rose Robson
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.
Rose Robson purchased this apartment in 2005
Why Rose Robson chose Luberon
I bought the Ancienne Maison because of its charm and location, central but in a quiet location in the village.
What makes this apartment unique
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...
(6 traveller reviews)
A Little Slice of Heaven in Provence
Our apartment was lovely, roomy and well-appointed. The antique furnishings were a bonus. The owners, Rose and Robin were friendly and helpful. We were allowed to bring our dog, so that was the topping on the cake. Unfortunately the weather was cold and rainy, but the apartment was warm and cozy. We highly recommend it.
A perfect 9 day stay
Our stay with Rose & Robin in the Studio was well beyond our expectations. The studio was perfect for 2 adults & extremely clean. The pretty courtyard was ideal for breakfasts & when too hot the covered area provided welcome relief from the heat. Rose & Robin were often on hand for useful advice on where to go such as the numerous local villages & their fabulous markets. For more adventurous days, Arles & Marseilles are within easy reach but dont miss the lovely seaside village of Cassis. The village of Lourmarin has everything you need to make a special holiday. Thank you Rose & Robin for a memorable stay hope to return in the future.
Richard & Gill, Derbyshire
Charming courtyard apartment
Two friends and I spent a week there in April. Two of us stayed in the one bedroom apartment and another friend stayed in the bedroom just above. We had a wonderful time. The apartment is located at the end of a tiny street and is very quiet. The bathroom is on the small side but clean and adequate. The kitchen is very well equipped and we really enjoyed being able to have meals in the little courtyard.
The village of Lourmarin is exquisite and everywhere is walking distance. It's big enough to have everything you need (restaurants, shops, bakeries, grocery shop, weekly market etc etc) and yet not big enough to be crowded. Just perfect. It is probably the best village to stay in in the area. We found surrounding villages very charming as well but some of them are simply just too hilly. Lourmarin also has a nice chateau. Nearby parking on the street was very easy.
I definitely would go there again.
Amazing, Highly Recommended
We stayed with Rose and Robin in July of 2009, and had the best time.
First, the hosts perfectly balance the art of being around and available but still providing privacy and space. Rose offered great recommendations for local markets, driving directions, and places to get great meals. The hosts know this area very well. And, they speak English!
Second, Lourmarin is aquintessentially quaint French village. Its the safe small contained village where you would feel safe sending your kids out to fetch some croissants in the morning.
If you are looking in the Luberon, don't look any further. Stay here!
A Lovely Week in Lourmarin
The week my daughter and I spent with Rose and Robin at the Ancienne Maison was the best week of the month we spent traveling in Europe this Spring (and it was an excellent month). We stayed in the newest of their three suites, and it was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The suite had a full kitchen and living area on the entry level off of the courtyard, and a bedroom, sitting area and bathroom downstairs. The level of service was exactly what we wanted, when we wanted it. Rose and Robin struck the perfect balance between respecting our privacy, and being available for any assistance we required. I celebrated an important birthday while we were there, and they made us feel like family. The location in Lourmarin was also perfect. The rest of our trip was spent in cities, and Lourmarin was the classic French village ... with better food and shopping than you might expect to find. The Chateau also distinguishes Lourmarin from other French villages. We were there before the height of the season, and so did not experience the live music presented there. However, having toured the Chateau, I know it would be a wonderful venue. The market on Friday was also extraordinary. I hope to return to Lourmarin, and the Ancienne Maison, soon ... and often.
A great weekend
My wife and I just returned from a lovely weekend at Rose and Robin's place in Lourmarin. The guesthouse was exactly as described, and clean, comfortable and very Provencal. It is located right in the middle of the old part of Lourmarin, and the village itself is quite a gem, with lots of history and color, but not overwhelmed by busloads of tourists. I would recommend anyone to stay here.
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.
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
- Sports & Activities
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 50 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Barbecue ...
- 4 garden chairs
- Max. occupancy: 2
- non smoking only
- pets considered