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Mas de l'Ecrivain is the east wing of a large Provencal farmhouse and has a private entrance, landscaped gardens and private heated swimming pool. A covered terrace with comfortable cushioned seating, sun loungers and a separate exterior dining terrace invite you to relax or enjoy long French meals together.
The ground floor consists of a large open and airy room with French windows opening onto a stone terrace. There is a well-equipped kitchen, dining table for eight, and sitting area with television situated within this space.
The stunning and vibrant village of Lourmarin is an easy 15-minute stroll away - close enough to hear the charming church bells ringing periodically. Guests love to linger at one of the many cafes or fetch a freshly baked croissant and bread each morning.
Lourmarin is also a magnet for artists, writers and musicians. In fact, Albert Camus made it his home. There are many art galleries and boutiques and beautiful concerts in the Chateau during the Summer months. The lively Friday market is an absolute joy, and when you tire of the shopping you can slip off to a café to sip a glass of rosé while listening to a jazz band on the market square.
4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 5m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence
Salt water System: No
Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.
Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed
Note: Very private pool with large open space and views on the countryside.
End of stay cleaning is included in the rental price.
Optional: Please ask for additional maid hours (2 hours twice per week), at additional price. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
5 out of 5
Mas De l'Ecrivan was excellent and the owner looked after us very well. The house is stunning as is the location. 5 stars. This was our second time with Only Provence and we are very happy with the service. Chef Yvan was a highlight of our visit.
|Closest Village||Lourmarin||1 KM||0.62 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Cucuron||6 KM||3.72 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Bonnieux||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Aix en Provence||25 KM||15.5 mi||Map||Village Info|
Listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", Lourmarin nestles in the middle of vinyards, olive groves and almond trees.
A very animated village in the summer due to its numerous cafe terraces, restaurants and boutiques, Lourmarin attracts many visitors.
There is a 15th and 16thc, castle that has peculiar stairs to see and magnificent apartments to admire (only the Renaissance part of the castle is open to the public).
In the village you will notice the typical Mediterranean architecture in its winding narrow streets, lovely old restored houses, and well shaded public squares where you can immerse youself in the gentil Provençal ambience.
The inhabitants will want to remind you that Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Literature Prize, lived and wrote here.
In fact he was buried in the Lourmarin cemetary.
In such esthetic surroundings and so lively an atmosphere, it is really the place to be in the Luberon in the summer months.
What to see:
"Boite a Sel" belfry. Romanesque church St. Andre.
Listed temple. Villa Medicis de Provence Castle (16thc,).
Provençal bastides (16th, 18thc.).
Friday morning market. Hiking.
Horseback riding. Mountain biking.
Swimming pool. Tennis. Archery.
Minigolf. Fishing in the Durance (4km.).
Summer events: Theater, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, local fairs.
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
The Luberon Mountain villages; Route des vins; Music festivals in Provence
Monday: Lauris and Cadenet
Thursday: La Roque d'Antheron
Saturday: Apt & Pertuis
Within Walking distance
Hiking trails / cycling roads starting from the house.
The village of Lourmarin is just 1 kilometer from the property.
Small shops in the village,larger stores in Lauris at 10 minutes by car.
Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.