High quality private villa with pool, surrounded by olive trees and a Provençal landscape

Sleeps: 11
Bedrooms: 5
Weekly price guide: £1727-£4420
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: VIL3049

General Description

The story began with a dream… the dream of a family who discovered three old stone hamlets in the beautiful Luberon and who decided to restore them, to plant organic vines and fruit trees and to nurture the land with great love and respect.

The result is three beautifully restored stone hamlets spread out across 40 hectares of rolling hills and typical Provençal landscape.

This is a high quality private villa with pool perched up high on a site surrounded by olive trees and breath-taking views across the landscape to Mount Lure and the Alpes beyond. Up here it's all about nature, peace and extraordinary calm.

Several beautifully furnished terraces have been designed to make the most of the view, the sunshine and the shade, so that guests can find bliss at every moment of the day and evening. The property enjoys 11 hectares with landscaped gardens designed by Jean-Noël Capart and a stunning heated swimming pool nestled amongst the olive trees and the landscape.

Inside the villa is charming and tasteful throughout, with five en-suite bedrooms, a large dining room, large living room with magnificent fireplace and a delightful kitchen with dining area.

The property is an exceptional villa offering peace and quiet and a real feeling of being at one with nature and this truly beautiful part of France.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interior:

Ground Floor:
- Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine.
- Dining room with large dining table and open fireplace.
- Sitting room with comfortable sofas, fireplace, plasma screen TV and DVD player.

First Floor:
- Bedroom 1: master bedroom with king size bed (180cm), private terrace overlooking the valley and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and twin sinks.
- Bedroom 2: double bedroom with queen size bed (160cm) with en-suite shower room, washbasin and toilet.
- Bedroom 3: double bedroom with king size bed (or twin beds) with en-suite shower room, washbasin and toilet.
- Bedroom 4: double bedroom with king size bed (or twin beds) with en-suite shower room and washbasin. There is a private entrance to this room from an outdoor staircase.
- Bedroom 5: triple bedroom with three single beds and en-suite shower room, washbasin and toilet.
- Guests WC.

Outside Grounds:
- Three private terraces including covered dining area with large wooden dining table and comfortable seating area all with spectacular views.
- Private swimming pool (shape: rectangular / size: 12x6m).
- Poolside patio with reclining sun loungers and parasols.
- Boules pitch.
- Covered parking area.
- Landscaped gardens (11 hectares) with herbs, plants and flowers.
- Off-road parking.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment available on request: bottle warmer, play mat, cot(s) and high chair(s).
Maid service included.
Arrival time: 5.00 p.m.
Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided.
Pets not allowed.
End of stay cleaning included. 6hrs cleaning during stay also included.
No smoking allowed.
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Fans (on request).
Heating costs included. Firewood also available at €40/half stere.
Pool heating included outside of low season. Heating outside during low season is possible on request and with an additional cost. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Extra bed available for €120/stay.
An extra €200/day will be charged for exceeding the number of guests without prior agreement.
Gas for barbecue: €20 for 2 cylinders per week.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

Viens is an ancient village with a medieval atmosphere boasting many original features including the clock tower and the two Maisons de Monier. It is located on the border of the Alpes-de-Haute Provence, the heart of the Luberon and surrounded by beautiful lavender fields, providing you with boundless activities and attractions for all the family.

Close by is also Oppedette, a small village surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Like many of the small villages in the region, it remains unchanged, maintaining much of its original charm and beauty with only a few small amenities including a café and town hall.

Within the Luberon National park the charming villages and beautiful scenery offer an ideal setting for hiking, cycling, and even kayaking along the Sorgue. Many of the quint hilltop villages have maintained their original features with castles, caves and historical artefacts to discover, including one of the most spectacular at La Tour d'Aigues which still has its dungeons. Other activities include the Barben Zoo, Accrobranche and horse-riding.

The town of Apt, with its sprawling weekly market each Saturday and Tuesday is an unmissable trip: a gem full of charm and tradition with winding streets and ancient fountains. Indulge in the local cuisine and delicacies in one of the many pavement cafes with views of the Luberon and sweet smelling lavender surround you.

This villa is within close driving distance of the archetypal Provencal villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes, Gordes and Roussillon. Famous Avignon, the capital of Provence, and Aix-en-Provence, one of France's most beautiful university towns, are only about 1hr30mins away from this Provencal hamlet.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Avignon / Marseille-Provence / Nimes (64km-1h5mins / 105km-1h35mins / 140km-1h50min)
Nearest Ferry port: Marseille (110km-1h45mins)
Nearest Village: Viens (3.5km-8mins)
Nearest Town/City: Apt (20km-23mins)
Nearest Restaurant: Viens (3.5km-8mins)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Simiane-La-Rotonde
Nearest Golf: Golf du Luberon (35km)
Nearest Supermarket: Leclerc (Apt) (20km-23mins)
Nearest Shop: Le Faubourg (5km-9mins)
Nearest Train Station: TGV Avignon (73km-1h30)
Nearest Beach: Marseilles

Kids Activities Close-by:
Horse Riding
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages
Historical Sites

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1727
High Season: £4420

Security deposit: €1000 payable in cash or by credit card on arrival

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Suitable for young children
  • Golf nearby
  • Watersports nearby