Les Pierres du Luberon

  • Location Buoux Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 3
  • Rating
 
 


Pin this Villa
Les Pierres du Luberon, with its magnificent view, faces south across a vast and spectacular private valley, planted with truffle oaks. Seemingly miles from anywhere with its wide-open spaces, tranquility and wildlife, this lovely stone house is two minutes from the village of Buoux in the Luberon National Park and equidistant between the market town of Apt and the exquisite town of Lourmarin, with its galleries and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is very well known for rock climbing and hiking and with a fabulous old Château and an extraordinary medieval fort nearby, the area is also a painter's and photographers' delight.

Nestled on 120 acres of land with lavender fields, truffle oaks and natural bush land, Les Pierres du Luberon is close to what one sees in the picture books of Provençe. It is a delightful two story stone house with sage green shutters and its picture windows and doors frame beautiful views. Inside the house are thick stone walls, tiled floors and exposed beams of traditional Provençal architecture. Because of its position, light floods Les Pierres du Luberon from dawn to sunset. There is also a pretty pool set away from the main house and a charming summer abode with a guest room. Both buildings have marvelous views.

Spend the days hiking in the countryside and/or gathering fresh cheese, bread and other local specialties at the area's weekly outdoor markets.

The Luberon area is renowned for its summer festivals.

* Please note this house requires a 2 week minimum stay during July and August.

On the ground floor there is a vast open living room/dining room with high ceiling and a fireplace at one end and fully equipped modern kitchen at the other. Large doors lead onto a terrace, shaded by two lime trees and an arbour covered with Virginia creeper. There are expansive views of the Luberon Mountains.

The terrace is large enough to enjoy a noon gathering and a full-scale game of boules at the same time



Amenities

Bedrooms

4 bedroom/ 3 bathrooms sleeps 10

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Twin beds or King with a private shower room en-suite with hand basin and toilet.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 2 - King (or twin beds) and a private shower room en-suite with hand basin.
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed (bathroom with two hand basins, bath tub and separate toilet).
  • Bedroom 4 - (a smaller one) with twin beds sharing the bathroom with bedroom 3.

Cattage by the pool - Optional Bedroom 5

  • Summer House (from 1st June to end September): Rustic bedroom with twin beds, shower room with hand basin and toilet. Large sitting room facing the pool, with sofa, sink fridge and bar. Add 600 Euros per week.

Inside

  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Local calls free
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Ironing Board and Iron
  • CD player
  • Television with English News channels

Outside

  • BBQ Weber
  • Table Tennis/ PingPong
  • Staff: pool and garden maintenance.
  • Fantastic views

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 5m by 11.5 meters

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm Protection

Salt water System: Yes

Heated?: No

Note: Located 25 meters from the house --sunny all day!

Maid Service

The owners of the home ask that you leave the house as you found it. Weekly cleaning of sheets and towels included. Should you wish for extra cleaning, please arrange in advance (13 Euros/hr). Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


 

Back to Top

Rates & Availability


 

Back to Top

Reviews

Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

The house was wonderfully appointed and a beautiful place to unwind and escape deep in the mountains. We took a horseback riding tour which was wonderful as well.
Would certainly recommend this house as it’s centrally located in Provence. Close to the shore for day excursions and secluded in the hills for rest and relaxation.
Areas for improvement:
None

Robert N.

The house is located in one of the most beautiful locations and it ideal for a most relaxing holiday - the temperature was at least 2-3 degrees cooler than in the village. The wonderful view added to the already relaxing holiday. The winds that you experience up there is phenomenal. The children / teens enjoyed having the table tennis area. A bonus was having the horses come up next to the terrace - the children loved feeding the horses. The first time looking for the house was a bit tough. Since we were in the hills - there was almost no mobile service, luckily the wifi downstairs is pretty strong and we were able to communicate via What's app.

What did you like about your experience?

Les Pierres du Luberon: Stunning view from the house, beautiful rooms and well equipped kitchen, a true haven for a holiday


Areas for improvement:

- the solo WC upstairs to be shared by 6 people is quite ludicrous, and detracts from the overall quality of the house. It was inconvenient, lacked privacy and was disturbing as night users and early risers would invariably break the tranquility with the screeching from the traditional lever door handle.
- whilst the kitchen is extremely well equipped and stocked, the sink and tap are incompatible with the size and quality overall. The sink is too small for many large plates and pots, and the tap (which should be changed to a shower head type) tends to splash a lot of water to the back of the sink or to the person washing up.

Would you recommend Les Pierres du Luberon, Only Provence to friends/ family and why/ why not?

Yes. The landlord/lady were also very helpful, attentive and friendly
See below

What star rating would you give Les Pierres du Luberon? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 4
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 4

D. Oh

 
 

Back to Top

The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Buoux 1 KM 0.62 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Apt 9 KM 5.58 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Bonnieux 11 KM 6.82 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 13 KM 8.06 mi Map Village Info

 

Locale

Les Pierres du Luberon is situated on acres and acres of pristine Provençal countryside in the Luberon region. The quaint and quiet village of Buoux with 2 restaurants but no shops is very close by. The more well-known villages of Bonnieux and Lourmarin are a mere 10-15 minutes drive from the house. In these villages, and many others, you will find numerous boutiques offering local specialties plus a plethora of quaint restaurants and cafés.

The bustling town of Apt is only 20 kms away. There you experience some of the best and most varied outdoor markets Provençe has to offer plus endless boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

The region is abuzz with festivals, both music and art, throughout the summer season.

Regional summer festivities: Theater in Avignon, Opera in Aix and Orange, Jazz festival in La Roque d'Antheron and all antique fairs and flea markets. Tennis in Apt or Bonnieux, horseback riding in Apt, mountain bikes for rent in Bonnieux. In January and February, the owners of the property, who also own a truffle farm, organize special week for a truffle adventure! There is an excellent restaurant in Buoux, the Auberge de la Loube.

In one day you can enjoy a trip to the Mediterranean coast, have a swim in the sea, and sunbathing, and be back home for the dinner!

Getting here:
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.

Things to do

Local Attractions
The Luberon Mountain Villages and Lavender Fields

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Monday: (afternoon) Goult

Tuesday: LaCoste, Saint Saturnin les Apt

Wednesday: Gordes

Thursday: Roussillon

Friday: Bonnieux & Lourmarin

Saturday: Apt

Local Restaurants
Apt
Bonnieux
Buoux
Lourmarin

Within Walking distance
The small village of Buoux

Groceries
Local shops in the village with larger grocery stores 6 miles away in Apt.


 

Back to Top

Note: Maps show approximate location


 

Back to Top

Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:

info@OnlyProvence.com
+1 (404) 806-2278


 

Back to Top

Les Pierres du Luberon

Inquire

What are you hoping to find? Please send us as much or as little information as you wish.


 

Back to Top