|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Le Vieux Murier comprises two buildings, an old stone built former farmhouse and its dairy, which together enclose a delightful private courtyard, perfect for dining under a canopy of vines. An arched portico gives access to the garden and can be closed to prevent small children gaining access to the pool when unsupervised. Both buildings are full of character and have been carefully restored to offer great charm and a high standard of comfort with all modern amenities. Sleeping up to twelve people with ample space and comfort Le Vieux Murier is ideal for large family gatherings - or for 2/3 families sharing a holiday.
The House: An open plan area some 40ft in length, kitchen (fridge, dishwasher, hob, oven) to one end with seating beyond the staircase which gives access to the first floor. On the first floor there is the main bedroom (20ft x 13ft) and landing - with floor length windows and bathroom.
Two bedrooms occupy the entire upper floor of the house, accessed from the first floor landing. The old tiled staircase enters into the first room (twin beds), beyond which is the second bedroom, again with twin beds. this second bedroom has a bathroom (shower, WC, basin).
The Dairy: From the courtyard you enter the kitchen (which also has a dining table). The sitting room can be entered from the kitchen or directly from the courtyard. Tiled stairs at the rear of the kitchen go to the first floor, where all bedrooms have high and sloping ceilings. The small landing gives access to the large double bedroom (own bathroom)- which also has direct access to the courtyard via its own external stone steps. Also accessed from the first floor landing is a twin bedded room. A door from this bedroom gives entry to a large bathroom. Through this bathroom is a further spacious double bedroom - which again can be accessed directly from the courtyard via its own external steps thus avoiding the need to walk through the twin bedded room.
The Courtyard: A dining table for 12, with further seating under the canopy of vines.
There is an additional WC in the courtyard and the laundry room, with further fridge and deep freeze, washing machine and drier is also accessed from the courtyard. The layout has very much evolved from a need to work within the framework of a very old property and from a wish to retain the charm of that property.
All the bedrooms are spacious, light and airy.
There is a travel cot/playpen, further cot and a high chair.
We have enjoyed very many memorable visits to LE VIEUX MURIER. The marvellous environment created by the house, the planting in the Courtyard and around the pool, encourage us back time after time. We are always welcomed by Judith H, who is a very generous hostess, Bolstered by the thought of sitting in the courtyard with a glass (or two) of the local "pink" is enough to keep us going back, again and again!
You really should try it!!
After pulling into the drive and shutting the gates behind us, I knew the stay was going to be brilliant.
It is wonderfully quiet with a lovely water feature in the courtyard that trickles in the background. The amazing surrounding scenery and a great pool area make for a great stay. We really didn't need to leave the house the whole time we were there. (Apart from to get food from the local town)
This place accomodates for all. Whether it is a family, a group of familys that want to come away together in a very safe and relaxed environment, or would be great for a group of young professionals wanting a relaxing for week somewhere outside of city life.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone and look forward to my next visit.
I have been lucky enough to come to Le Vieux Murier over the years on family holidays and it is the most lovely place! Jude is amazing and makes sure all guests are very comfortable. The courtyard is stunning and perfect for al fresco dining. The pool is lovely and peaceful. The house is situated very close to Lorgues so very convenient to pick up supplies. I can't wait to visit again!
JUST LIKE THE OTHER REVIEWERS BEFORE US, WE HAVE ENJOYED MANY MEMORABLE STAYS AT LE VIEUX MURIER. THE LOVLINESS OF THE HOUSE, THE BEAUTY OF THE COURTYARD AND THE BLISS OF THE POOL HAVE TEMPTED US BACK TIME AFTER TIME. WE ARE WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS BY JUDITH, WHO IS A KIND AND GENEROUS HOST. THE THOUGHT OF SITTING UNDER THE BLUEST OF PROVENCAL SKIES WITH A GLASS OF THE LOCAL ''PINK'' IS ENOUGH TO KEEP US GOING THROUGH THE GLOOMIEST OF BRITISH WINTERS !
THERE IS MUCH TO EXPLORE IN THE AREA , ALSO MANY LOVELY WALKS . WE WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND A VISIT- YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED !
We have been visiting Le Vieux Murier in Provence for years and I can honestly say that it has always been absolutely perfect.
It offers the best experiences of Provence, pretty local villages with markets full of wonderful food (you can buy whole meals if you don't want to cook) and other Provencal goodies from knives to tablecloths. There are several local wine makers and you can buy very good wine for not very much money. It is close enough to the coast to be able to visit St. Tropez and the rest of the Riviera and there is the Gorge du Verdun which is fantastic to visit but really once in the house you really are pushed to want to go out that much.
It is a beautiful old dairy set round a courtyard with steps down from two of the main bedrooms and the courtyard is filled with pots of flowers and herbs, shade is provided by trained grape vines overhead and a trickling water feature make a cool retreat even in the height of summer.
There is a huge kitchen table in the (very well equipped - no arriving to find no salt, oil, flour, coffee, tea etc.) kitchen but it is much nicer to eat outside by fairy lights at the equally big courtyard table where there is also a really good barbeque.
Outside There is a pool which is slightly salted rather than chlorine and another little pond with a seat under arches with climbing roses over them to give shade. It is all surrounded by greenery and there are lots of loungers with cushions, umbrellas and toys for the kids.
For those of you with kids this is a great place to visit because you can keep them safe in the courtyard and know they can't wander off to the pool without supervision and they LOVE the swmming pool - hours of peace reading while they muck about in the water! Also, if desperate there is a TV which gets British digital so you can get Cbeebies if necessary...) and there is a great water park in Frejus for a day out.
It is a beautiful, relaxing, easy place to be to recharge your batteries. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone as a place to go on holiday.
We've been coming to Le Vieux Murier for almost as long as it's been welcoming guests seeking the perfect Provencal hideaway.
With local markets and vineyards selling the best of all that southern France has to offer I can't think of anywhere we'd rather be to while away long evenings eating and drinking with friends and family.
And when all that lying around gets too much nothing beats hurtling around the French countryside on the resident motocyclettes sampling rose and eating cheese before jumping into he pool to cool off!
The house is situated in the hamlet of Les Salettes, just two miles from the picturesque medieval town of Lorgues and within easy reach of St Tropez and the beaches of the Med. Lorgues is a bustling town throughout the year, with a market occupying all the main street on a Tuesday morning. There is a selection of small shops plus a handful of restaurants and bars. There are also two supermarkets and a wine co-op.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Mar - 31 Dec
Changeover Day: Friday
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Notes||The Dairy alone (two double and one twin bedded room, 2 bathrooms) is available for rent throughout the year, excluding the period 26th July to 30th August when the property is let in full. Rental is 1100 Euro per week, Spring and Autumn. Winter rates from 500 Euro. Please contact the owner for further details.|
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