|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Comfortable lower floor of la Sisampe, a detached ,quiet villa,big bedrooms 22 and 18 m2 ,on 1500m2 domain, independently equipped, separate entrance, merbau parquet, outside classified medieval village, built as eagle's nest against 600m hill, superb panoramic 180°view on 100m lower valley & mountains around , rock garden, private pool with same view, balinese outside-shower, balinese gazebo on top of the rock for meditation, relaxation, sun & shadow terrace, BBQ, petanque-alley 12-4m, protected against mistral by its south-east orientation,magnificent sunrise from room or terrace, parking-facilities, restaurants & shops at walking distance, close to village & yet away from everybody except birds & crickets, near to lavender fields, gorges du verdon, lake St Croix & lake d'Esparron for swimming & watersports, many hiking trails, central location for visiting Provence, between Luberon, Aix en Provence & Marseille, central Var east and Alpes de Haute Provence.for more detailed information , please feel free to phone / mail us or go to our own website : WWW.LASISAMPE.COM
athmosphere-activities: La Sisampe is a very nice place to relax in the morning , no disturbing noice , beautiful view , you hear the birds sing , no interfering from other people , all the magic of Provence is there and and in the neighbourhood .You can choose your program of the day , make a walk in the hills , on one of the hiking-trails along a river or the lakes , go on the lakes for some watersport or hire a boat for a enchanting trip in the lower or higher gorges du Verdon , there are several beautiful villages in the Var nearby , in Luberon or Alpes de Provence.
Late afternoon-evening , enjoy again the quietness of one of the terraces , the gazebo ,the view, and take a refreshing bath in the pool ,from where you have a superb view on valley and mountains.the atmosphere in the evening is really exotic and invites for a rosé-wine , or you might prefer to enjoy the ambiance of a music-theatre- or dance-festival , there are many in the area .
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TYPICAL FEATURES: the most typical features of Lasisampe and also its originality are on one hand the fact of being entirely built high on the rock ,the house ,garden ,swimming-pool , gazebo , creating its unique view down on the valley and the skyline , on the other hand its quietness and yet being close to all the important matters of daily routine
you don't share the property with other people ,it is special...
if you want a bit physical exercise in the morning , you can just walk down the shady hiking path , starting at the entrance door , to the 80 à 100 m lower situated village (a walk of about 15 minutes) to catch a fresh tasty french 'baguette' bread , come back the way up and cool down in the pool ,enjoying the splendid view , before having breakfeast ! (if you prefer the easier way , the road by car takes you down to the shops in 1 minute )
as for the old village of St Julien , it is beautiful , its origin is medieval , there is a beautiful old church , roman style , 11th-12th century , two art galleries, a tourist office with ample information , two bakeries , a superette , a butcher with high quality products , three restaurants,possibiliye of initiation of rock climbing with experienced guide at 100 m from La Sisampe ,many hiking paths in the neighbourhood of La Sisampe , watersport facilities on lake Esparron nearby and lake St Croix at 30 minutes driving , , there are within a radius of 30 km 5 beaches for sunbathing.
we are a retired belgian couple , who came to Provence for the beauty of the landscape , the sun , and evenmore for the intense light all over the year.
life is sweet here , the air pure , and invites you to meditate or enjoy life .
the best qualities of the property are quitness and yet near to all commodities , the magnificent view from terraces and swimming pool , and the esthetics and comfort inside .
“A little piece of Heaven”
The extraordinary setting of this house so high up was an absolute delight. It was like sitting in heaven, watching the world go by, down under.
Our children could not wait to return every afternoon to swim in the pool which is built on a cliff, overlooking the beautiful village of St Julien in sunny Provence, while mum and dad had sun downers on the terrace before barbecuing every evening.
The huge apartment in which we stayed was perfectly clean with everything we needed and totally private from the very friendly and helpful owners of the house. I absolutely loved the green bathroom!
There are too much to do in this area and you won’t be able to fit it all in one week. A must see is the “Gorges du Verdon”, St Croix is beautiful and our kids loved going on the boats near Lake d Esparron. As this is the Provence, do not forget to visit one or two wineries.
We had a fantastic time and will highly recommend it for couples, families and pensioners.
The Helms family
Surrey – United Kingdom
We had a genuinely wonderful stay. Albrecht and Katia welcomed us and our two children immediately on our arrival and we're incredibly helpful, kind and thoughtful throughout. The property was beautiful, clean and everything we needed. The incredible views and the Shangri La meditation pagoda made it a real sanctuary. Great climate, amazing canyons and fresh water lakes and an easy trip to the Cotes d'Azur. What's not to love?! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tranquil, get away location, with plenty of great walking, mountain/canyon views and water pursuits. Thanks again Albrecht and Katia! Hope to see you again soon.
We have had a marvelous holiday in a beautiful region, made even better by the superb accommodation we returned to each day.
Our hosts, Albrecht and Katia made us most welcome and nothing was too much trouble.On our arrival following a long and arduous journey, we were welcomed with a refreshing glass of local Rose and some delightful nibbles, a perfect start to our holiday and much appreciated.
Both the balcony and the terrace were ideal places to relax whilst enjoying the breathtaking panorama of the surrounding countryside.We were spoiled with perfect weather and the pool was just the place to cool off! Indoors the accommodation was well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
La Sisampe is the perfect location to explore the delightful surrounding countryside, from the stunning lavender fields to the breathtaking gorges and beautiful lakes it comes very highly recommended by us!
This was the first time we have ever used Owners Direct or anything similar but have to say it was a superb experience.
The booking process was smooth and the liaison with the owners first class.
Upon arrival we met with Albrecht and Katia who are lovely. They asked us to join them to have a glass of wine and some freshly prepared 'nibbles' whilst they outlined a few things about the property and the surrounding area.
The property itself is very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The views are to die for and the terraces for sunbathing or just for lunch are truly wonderful and very private. The pool is great for cooling off in periodically.
This is a superb retreat, the owners are unobtrusive ( you do not hear them or see them unless you want to ask anything).
We were looking for a relaxing break, to chill and unwind. We got exactly that. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone and would be pleased to answer any enquiries from potential hirers.
Chris & Gail
We were overwhelmed by La Sisampe. The village of St Julien le Montagnier is accessed via a long winding road and it was not until we arrived at La Sisampe and looked out that we saw the amazing view out across the valley and out towards the hills in the distance. Every room in the apartment enjoys these views, and with a choice of 2 terraces, the pool, the pretty gazebo, and a terrain de boules there are plenty of outside places from which to enjoy the view.
We enjoyed an extremely warm welcome from Albrecht and Katia who had thoughtfully remembered that our arrival date was also our daughter's 11th birthday and really made a fuss of her. Such thoughtful gestures are unusual and very much appreciated.
The apartment is exceptionally well equipped and beautifully clean. A problem with the shower was fixed immediately.
Despite the apartment being underneath the owners' home, they are incredibly discreet and very much left us to ourselves. They also managed to be available however, if ever we did have any queries!
HIGHLY recommend a holiday here - we are very difficult to please, but La Sisampe pleased us greatly!!
We had a wonderfull week at this house where the owners live above the apartment and where the cat became the 5th member of our family
Beautiful outside area where you can have everything needed.
We would like to come back next year and enjoy the excelent view and maybe see some lavendar fields :-) as we came 1 week too late
Hope you still rent out next year
Family Meier from Denmark
What a blissful location, idyllic vacation property as a romantic getaway and // or family retreat. Albert and Katia were very gracious hosts, helping us with any request and offering great hospitality. We just loved it there as a couple and also appreciated having a charming second bedroom for our daughter to visit for a couple of nights, the facilites were excellent and we all enjoyed the pool and private terrace. The views were spectacular and the restaurant in the mountaintop village was first rate, within easy walking distance and historical viewpoints and buildings were close at hand. A wonderful base for exploring Provence in the day and returning to the peaceful comforts of home at night.
the villa la Sisampe is just outside old medieval village of St Julien,360 viewpoint of area, in Parc régional du Verdon, boarders lac d'Esparron with watersport-facilities and quiet beach, next-door is hiking trail 'Paradis des Anes', within 1 hour driving starting point of many superb hiking trails, p.ex in Gorges du Verdon, gorges de Trevans, in the hills above Moustiers, also well known for ceramics & its Toscany-like aspect, in montagne St Victoire, where Cezanne used to mount for painting, Lac St Croix is at 40min ,Gréoux at 12km, thermal spa & entrance to famous lavender fields, within radius of 30 km you find 5 lakes with watersportfacilities and many beaches, Mediterranean and heart of Luberon at 1 h driving, Aix en Provence at 40min driving, Tourtour, Cotignac,Salernes,Aups, all typical little towns to discover in central Var at 30min, Le Thoronet-abbeye at 45min. many music-theatre-dance festivals and picturesque markets nearby.
Other Activities: gliding
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£172|
the indicated rates are based on an occupancy of maximum 4 pp /week . for every additional person ( max 6) we ask 100 euro / week. free baby-cot and baby-chair are available .
we provide bedlinen and towels except large ones for pool or beach , withhout any extra charge .
60 euro charges for maintenance and cleaning , will be withdrawn from the 200 euro deposit , when this is restitured at your departure .
swimming-pool is functional from 1 june until 30 september
will you please pay 25 % of the tarif , non refundable ,at conclusion of contract and balance 2 months before arrival.
cleaning fee , payable at departure , and substracted from caution deposit is 60 euro
for all further questions please contact me by mail by phone : 0033494800912