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Many beautiful villages are nestled here within a short drive, including Lourmarin, Vaugines, and Cucuron, each surrounded by scenes of vineyards and olive groves. The nearest village of Ansouis itself is classified as “One of the most beautiful villages of France”, and offers an historical castle, famous restaurant, and charming local shops.
At the property itself, recent renovations gave this authentic farmhouse, ( a former bergerie) new life with a stunning modern kitchen, a light-filled sitting room, and en-suite bedrooms.
Outdoors, the property's expansive green space is filled by gorgeous, tall trees and manicured gardens, and is bordered by a small stream.
The large swimming pool is a perfect place to play or relax, whether under the hot summer sun or enjoying the shade of the high oak trees. There is complete peace and quiet here, with Summer days punctuated only by the song of cicadas and the rustling of the leaves of the trees.
Various terraces also allow guests to enjoy every time of the day, whether for breakfast, lunch, aperitif or dinner, as well as every season of the year.
With such a convenient and beautiful setting, matched by complete comfort in design, Mas de l'Ermitage is a truly wonderful home for enjoying the best of Provence.
Please note, current exterior images have not been updated, and will be redone and listed by mid-Summer 2022 to more accurately depict the garden spaces as they are now. Images currently shown for exterior areas are in place to give a sense of space and setting; the gardens have been beautifully manicured and restored since these images were taken.
4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 11m x 8m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover
Salt water System: Yes
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: Large swimming pool set in a manicured garden with flowers.
The green space is vast and boasts large old trees.
End of stay cleaning and intermediate cleaning once per week - is included in the rental fees. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
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|Closest Village||Ansouis||1 KM||0.62 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Cucuron||4 KM||2.48 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Vaugines||6 KM||3.72 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Lourmarin||8 KM||4.96 mi||Map||Village Info|
Ansouis village is located on kilometer from the house. It is rated as "One of the most beautiful villages of France". It has a few nice restaurants and local shops.
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
Sunday: Ansouis, Jouques
Monday: Lauris and Cadenet
Thursday: La Roque d'Antheron
Saturday: Apt & Pertuis
Within Walking distance
Village center is 15 minutes' walk.
Hiking trails starting all around the house.
Biking on small roads amid vineyards and olive groves is a treat.
Small grocery shop in the village.
Larger stores in Pertuis, 10 minutes' drive.
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.