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Stylish Luberon house With Pool In Ravishing Location

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Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

House/Villa in Lacoste, Nr. Bonnieux, Luberon, Vaucluse, France - Quiet But Only 5 Minutes Walk To Cafe And Groceries

On the edge of the lovely village of Lacoste, seat of the infamous Marquis de Sade, a charming four bedroom house only 5 minutes from cafes and boulangerie, but sufficiently on the outskirts to have a pool and a mature, shady, enclosed garden (approx 1/3 acre). There is also a pretty terrace for eating out and a gated pool (8x4m). The house is nestled in the lea of the hill and so avoids the Mistral, except as a refreshing breeze, and it's 1000 feet up so in high summer evenings are often a little cooler than in the valley. Inside, the house is light-filled and contemporarily decorated, with beautiful views of Bonnieux and the Luberon, a large well-equipped, comfortable kitchen/dining room (we like to eat), plus a good collection of books and DVDs. WiFi internet broadband. Good markets and restaurants nearby. Luberon villages of Menerbes, Bonnieux, Goult all 10 minutes away.

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About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About The Owner

We’re a family of four with school-age children and have been coming to the area since the early 1990s. We bought the house from someone who’s since become a friend and still comes to stay once a year. It's not luxurious but it is comfortable. We’ve reached grumpy middle age and find we mind about lumpy mattresses and pillows. We’re very interested in food and restaurants so the house has a good selection of cook books, a serious kitchen and our house manual has a good list of local cafes and restaurants and markets. We are particularly proud of having brought the garden back to life. We rent the house to cover our costs, to fill the house when we're not there, and to use anything left over to improve it.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Luberon

We love the area, the combination of forested hills, fruit trees, vines and lavender. Even in high summer it still feels lush. We also like the fact that though you're away from the tourist hordes the area feels lively, with markets, cafes, summer village fetes votives, concerts and live music. At the same time, if you choose, you can just sit in the garden, watching the bees buzz round the flowers or the shadows move over the hills, with a glass of rose and a book and feel completely at peace.

What makes this house unique

We bought the house because even though at the time it was a bit run down, we felt it had a distinctive very nice atmosphere. We also love the amazing views and its perfect position, on the edge of the village but not in it, and so close to the loveliest villages of the Luberon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have so enjoyed our holiday in your lovely home - everything was perfect and I just wish that it could have been longer.' J Hathrill sept 2014



'The setting and the house could not have been more ideal for us. We loved everything about it and the weather was fantastic.' R Howard sept 2014



'We absolutely loved being in your house at Lacoste. It was everything that we had hoped for and more. Weather was virtually perfect, food and wine wonderful, and so much to see and do in such little time. Everything worked well, your instructions and advice were spot on. If it had rained every day I would have settled in contentedly with the library. But as it was there was almost no time to explore your books. We loved the ambience, the feeling of history, the markets and more. As an amateur entomologist, I was grateful for the buddliea bush giving me a chance to photograph beautiful European butterflies.' P Howe July 2014



'Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely house in Lacoste. The weather was very nice and the house very comfortable - a home away from home.' V. Gardner, June 2014



'We loved every minute of our stay from the scent of juniper when we arrived to the last sunrise over Bonnieux as we left.We were thrilled to see a red squirrel in the garden.' JB sept 2013



'We had a wonderful holiday and the house was absolutely perfect for us all. Given the spread of ages - 8 weeks to 80 that was a tall order to fill. I can only say you are so lucky having such a lovely place in such a beautiful part of the world. Thank you again.' P. Falconer, July 2013



'This is a BIG thank you from us all. Your house and belongings are wonderful, with a lovely warm, lived in feeling. The pool and garden are magic. All in all, everything was perfect.' J. Sillett, June 2013
Sep 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We have so enjoyed our holiday in your lovely home - everything was perfect and I just wish that it could have been longer.' J Hathrill sept 2014



'The setting and the house could not have been more ideal for us. We loved everything about it and the weather was fantastic.' R Howard sept 2014



'We absolutely loved being in your house at Lacoste. It was everything that we had hoped for and more. Weather was virtually perfect, food and wine wonderful, and so much to see and do in such little time. Everything worked well, your instructions and advice were spot on. If it had rained every day I would have settled in contentedly with the library. But as it was there was almost no time to explore your books. We loved the ambience, the feeling of history, the markets and more. As an amateur entomologist, I was grateful for the buddliea bush giving me a chance to photograph beautiful European butterflies.' P Howe July 2014



'Thank you so much for letting us use your lovely house in Lacoste. The weather was very nice and the house very comfortable - a home away from home.' V. Gardner, June 2014



'We loved every minute of our stay from the scent of juniper when we arrived to the last sunrise over Bonnieux as we left.We were thrilled to see a red squirrel in the garden.' JB sept 2013



'We had a wonderful holiday and the house was absolutely perfect for us all. Given the spread of ages - 8 weeks to 80 that was a tall order to fill. I can only say you are so lucky having such a lovely place in such a beautiful part of the world. Thank you again.' P. Falconer, July 2013



'This is a BIG thank you from us all. Your house and belongings are wonderful, with a lovely warm, lived in feeling. The pool and garden are magic. All in all, everything was perfect.' J. Sillett, June 2013
Sep 2010
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17 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

5

Home from home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We returned again, (four adults-two teenagers) to this lovely house for the third time. It is really "home from home" everything you will need and more. Set in a delightful area with an easy drive to all the pretty villages in Provence, the owner is a delight to deal with, with lots of help and information if required. A lovely sunny garden to sit in, local wine and cheese al-fresco in the evenings, super. We have no hesitation in recommending this property, delightful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable with lovely views!

  • 4 of 5

A lovely comfortable house with four good sized double bedrooms, a lovely large eat in kitchen with sofas ideal for all getting together and a comfortable sitting room. The kitchen opens up onto a paved terrace for al fresco eating. There is a lovely cottage type garden with shady areas too and of course the pool!

There is an ensuite shower room and a family bathroom upstairs plus another shower room downstairs. The mattresses on the beds were really comfortable and we all slept well!

The kitchen is well stocked and we cooked several times making good use of the fresh herbs in the garden. The kitchen was stocked with oils and vinegars and spices etc with a fridge in the kitchen and another fridge freezer in the storeroom where the washer and dryer were also kept. Lots of room for keeping drinks nice and cool!

The house is situated on the edge of the village with lovely views to Bonnieux. You can buy basic groceries bread etc in the village which gas pretty narrow streets! Quite hilly!

Negotiating the driveway to the house was a bit tricky but we soon got the knack of it and you can always park across the road if you don't fancy it!

A good base for exploring the area or just relaxing. We walked through the cedars woods on the ridge just outside Bonnieux and the views from up there are amazing!

A nice house for a family or group of friends!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A magical holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent relaxing days sitting in the pretty, sun drenched garden and warm evenings on the terrace with stunning views across to Bonnieux. This thoughtfully designed family home is airy, spacious and a pleasure to stay in. The beds are comfortable and we enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. Plenty of space for our party with secluded sunny nooks to escape to with a book or a drink. Perched as the house is on the edge of Lacoste, it's easy to explore great markets and discover the many picturesque towns and village nearby. We had such a wonderful time...thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

A true taste of Provence

  • 5 of 5

Spacious hllside house with wonderful views from the attractive dining terrace and garden. Well equipped and comfortable -a reader's paradise. Easy access to Provencal markets in small towns with a good range of cafes. Worth spending more than a week to enjoy the Provencal way of life.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A lovely village setting with great valley views

  • 4 of 5

A lovely family house conveniently situated at the edge of Lacoste within short walk to the village. Very peaceful. The house was very clean and comfortable with light airy rooms. 2 bedrooms have great views towards Bonnieux and the valley, as does the garden. There are adjacent houses but the garden is private with plenty of planting to keep it secluded and providing nice shade. We loved the terrace with its good sunny aspect. Great for outdoor meals. Lacoste is well situated for the many pretty villages in the area as well as larger places of interest further afield. Bonnieux just a few miles away has small shops and good choice of restaurants. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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5

A house with a lovely view and beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week staying in this holiday house in Lacoste. The house is spacious and well equipped but the best things were the garden and views. We ate every meal on the terrace outside. Lacoste is very well situated for walking in the Luberon and exploring the villages. The Sunday market in Coustellet was a great place to stock up at the beginning of the holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

From the Owner

We love the area, the combination of forested hills, fruit trees, vines and lavender. Even in high summer it still feels lush. We also like the fact that though you're away from the tourist hordes the area feels lively, with markets, cafes, summer village fetes votives, concerts and live music. At the same time, if you choose, you can just sit in the garden, watching the bees buzz round the flowers or the shadows move over the hills, with a glass of rose and a book and feel completely at peace.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Marseille at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cafe de France at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Provence county club, Isle-sur-Sorgue at 23 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cavaillon at 22 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : D900/N100 at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cafe de France at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Monclar, Alpes-Provence at 177 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marseille/Calanques at 95 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Marseille, Cassis and the Calanques 1 hour. Camargue 1 hour 30.

Travel:

Airports: Marseille 1 hour; Nice 2 hours 30; Avignon 40 mins; Nimes 1 hour 30.

TGV/Eurostar: Avignon 40 mins. Driving: 9-10 hours from Calais.

Car hire recommended. There are local cabs and bike hire, but your shopping options and movement will be quite restricted otherwise.

The hillside villages of the Luberon and lovely towns of Provence:

Luberon villages (Menerbes, Bonnieux, Goult, Gordes etc) 10-15 mins. Apt, Coustellet 15 mins; Isle sur Sorgue 20 mins; Avignon and St Remy 40 mins. Aix-en Provence, Arles, Orange 1 hour. Pont du Gard, Uzes, Nimes, Carmague 1.5 hours.

Further Details:

The house is 5 minutes walk to the cafe with the best view in the Luberon and a small basic epicerie. 10-15 mins drive to good food shops and supermarkets, pharmacies, atms in Bonnieux and Coustellet. The area has good restaurants, food shops and daily markets. (Bonnieux 10 has Eric Loubet’s Michelin two-starred Bastide de Capelongue). We give lots of details in our house manual. It’s also famous for walking (spring and autumn) from serious hiking to gentle strolls, and cycling. The Avignon festival and Pierre Cardin’s Lacoste arts festival run through July; there is an annual chamber music festival in August in local churches.

We usually arrange for guests to be met at the house, given the keys and shown about, and we have a local contact to help with any problems.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 2
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, but there can be some flexibility especially outside June to September. See booking availability. Extra days are charged at 1/6 weekly rate. Extra cleaning can be arranged for an additional fee.

Arrival after 4pm, departure before 10 am.

Notes on prices:
The house is available on request outside standard season dates (April to end October).
The pool is open from mid-late May to mid September. If pool is required outside these dates — particularly in October — extra costs incur and rental price may be slightly increased.

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Facilities

From the Owner

We bought the house because even though at the time it was a bit run down, we felt it had a distinctive very nice atmosphere. We also love the amazing views and its perfect position, on the edge of the village but not in it, and so close to the loveliest villages of the Luberon.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, ensuite to main bedrm
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • WC - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, En suite shower rm and terrace
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house is simply but stylishly decorated and since we’ve reached the age where we mind about these things there are comfortable mattresses and decent pillows. Fans in all the bedrooms, heating for cooler nights. Excellent library of books and DVDs -- including cook books. Lovely views, good terrace and large table for eating outside. Though the house sleeps 8, we think it's ideal for a party of 4-6. No stag or hen parties please. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We have a very nice cleaner who comes in once a week. Extra cleaning can be arranged. Linen and bath towels are provided and changed once a week -- please bring your own pool towels.

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