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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.
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 a trellis covered with Creeping Virginia. 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
4 bedroom/ 3 bathrooms sleeps 10
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Cottage by the pool - Optional Bedroom 5
Dimensions/ Depth: 5m by 11.5 meters
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm Protection
Salt water System: Yes
Note: Located 25 meters from the house --sunny all day!
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.
5 out of 5
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:
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
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
|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|
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!
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 and Lavender Fields
Morning Outdoor Markets
Monday: (afternoon) Goult
Tuesday: LaCoste, Saint Saturnin les Apt
Friday: Bonnieux & Lourmarin
Within Walking distance
The small village of Buoux
Local shops in the village with larger grocery stores 6 miles away in Apt.