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L'Eau Salée - 'Le Tilleul' gîte

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


'Le Tilleul' gîte

One of two gîtes comprising 'L'Eau Salée', both entirely private with independent entrances and gardens, the 'Tilleul' gîte sleeps up to a maximum of 15 people. Five bedrooms, kitchen/diner, sitting room (with convertible bed settee), 3 bath- or shower rooms, a terrace in the shade of the ancient lime blossom tree, large gardens, a summer kitchen, a converted small barn open to the setting sun with pizza oven / BBQ, dining area.

About the property

L'Eau Salée

3 km from Malaucène in the Vaucluse, l'Eau Salée, magnificent south-facing Provençal 'mas' built in 1783, secluded, protected from the Mistral, peaceful, a panoramic view of the Dentelles range, the ideal spot to recharge one's batteries. A perfect destination for cyclists and hikers, with the summit of the 6,000 ft Mont Ventoux less than 30 min' drive away. Close to Vaison-la-Romaine, a featured destination in the French 'Most Beautiful Detours of France' guide-book, with its picturesque old medieval quarter and Roman remains, numerous artists and craftsmen, and its busy Tuesday market. Nestling in a small private valley with not another house in sight, at L'Eau Salée you can either enjoy our large 16m x 6m pool with ping-pong table, or take a siesta in the shade of lime blossom and walnut trees. Former home of the famous French singer-actress Brigitte Fontaine, who described L'Eau Salée as her 'little corner of Provençal paradise'.

The property is very extensive, with several independent entrances, and accommodation which can be divided off (independent kitchens and bathrooms). For group reunions, should you wish to retain a degree of privacy for each family, L'Eau Salée is the ideal location. You can also have a party at one end of the property, without being able to hear the slightest noise at the other end.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks French, spain, itali , english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
28 October, 2016

About The Owner

A translator and interpreter from Yorkshire in England, having lived in France much of my life, I now spend part of the year in France and the remainder in SE Asia.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 1994

Why The Owner chose Haut-Vaucluse

My family fell in love with this property at first sight. It had everything - peace and quiet, yet proximity to local services and amenities. Beautiful mountains and countryside, skiing, cycling, and a wonderful climate. An ancient property with so much character, springs and wells, fertile land. Such a great place to bring up a young family.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Malaucène in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    WC 1 - Toilet
    WC 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Three bath- or shower-rooms, including a 7 m2 bathroom (next to the triple bedroom), which has a corner shower as well as a bath. Separate WC on the landing. The second shower-room (with separate WC) is on the ground floor of the same annex. The third is an ensuite with Italian shower and wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Shared shower/bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En suite shower room/WC
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , shower room with wc ensuite
  • A Provençal-style main quadruple bedroom (31,5 m2, one double (160 cm), one double futon bed) has direct access to the private garden and terrace. It shares a bathroom (with separate shower) with a (14m2) bedroom (1 single bed, 1 bunk bed), and a children's bedroom (2 single, 1 half-length bed). The separate WC is on the passageway separating the main bedroom from the two others. A fourth bedroom (with two bunk beds) is located in the 'Lime Blossom Tree' annex, with its own private entrance from the garden, and a shower room with separate WC. The fifth bedroom with a double bed and ensuite shower/wc is in the Lime Blossom Annex.
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
The swimming pool (16m x 6) is heated by a natural solar energy-based system. The 140m2 wall-enclosed pool surround is equipped with sun-beds and a ping-pong table. The pool is shared with the occupants of the second gîte, unless of course a large group (up to 22 people) rents the entire property, in which case you have the pool entirely to yourselves. The 'Tilleul' gîte's garden and terrace nestles under our south-facing small private hill covered with olive and green oak trees, ensuring complete protection should the northerly Mistral wind blow. As well as the kitchen-diner inside the gîte, there is an outside summer kitchen, equipped with freezer, fridge, hotplates and washing machine. Attached to the summer kitchen is a converted small former barn, open to the setting sun, equipped with a stone pizza oven and BBQ, table and chairs for dining outside. The Provençal lounge has a convertible bed settee which can sleep two people.

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