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Glorious views, large pool, comfort, privacy, character, tranquility, charm

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Céreste - Les Lavandes

Set in 50 acres of wooded grounds and lavender fields with spectacular views

Les Lavandes is situated on Le Domaine de la Gardette and is one of two South-facing private farmhouses of character & charm, each with its own large pool & glorious views. Set in 20 Ha (50 acres) of naturally wooded grounds within the protected area of the Parc Natural du Luberon, the property has a fishing pond & easy access to villages, restaurants, shopping & the entire palette of Provencal life & culture. The very private grounds have innumerable secluded areas to sunbathe, ramble & relax in complete privacy.

The houses are available separately or together for families & small or large groups. REDUCED RATES FOR FEWER PEOPLE. Separated by approximately 500 meters, each house has a large pool & offers complete privacy in a wooded setting with spectacular views of the Luberon mountain range & surrounding farmland. The second farmhouse, La Garrigue, is slightly smaller and sleeps 7. It is listed as VRBO #654699.

Les Lavandes sleeps a maximum of TEN PEOPLE as follows:

4 bedrooms, all South facing, 2 en suite bathrooms, 2 en suite shower rooms, both with WC, 2 separate WC.

A very private, yet accessible, property set in woods & lavender fields, enjoying an undisturbed vista of surrounding farmland, the Grand Luberon & the perched villages of Auribeau, Saignon & St Martin de Castillon.

There is a large fenced pool of 12 m x 6,50 m with pool house.

The villa is on two levels, with one bedroom, en suite bathroom with WC, plus a separate WC on the ground floor & three further bedrooms & bathrooms on the first floor.


There is a main entrance to the house & another sheltered entry via the large garage. A pantry & storage area containing a refrigerator and washing machine leads into a bright, generous & well equipped kitchen. The kitchen leads either into a large South facing dining room or alternatively onto a South facing covered terrace & outdoor eating area.

The large lounge area is equipped with sofas, satellite TV, a DVD, CD player, games & local guide books. Wi Fi connection.

A large covered pergola provides a shaded & tranquil area to relax & enjoy the superb views.


Bedrooms One Two & Three are situated on the first floor whilst Bedroom Four is on the ground level. Hairdryers are provided in all bathrooms.

BEDROOM ONE: a spacious South facing room with views over lavender fields

Queen size double bed 160 x 200 cm

En suite bathroom with a large corner bath, separate shower & hand basin

A WC in the adjoining corridor is shared with Bedroom Three

BEDROOM TWO: South facing with an intimate private terrace

Queen sized double bed 160 x 200 cm

En suite shower room with hand basin


BEDROOM THREE: South facing

Double bed

Two single beds

En suite bathroom with large corner bath & hand basin

A WC in the corridor is shared with Bedroom One

BEDROOM FOUR: situated on the ground floor, South facing & leading directly to the covered terrace

Queen size double bed 160 x 200 cm

En suite shower room, hand basin & WC

Additional separate WC in corridor on ground floor


A large pool, fenced for security, with a large pool house, situated a short distance from the house provides magnificent rural views of a natural valley, perched villages & the mountain range of the Grand Luberon.

There is a large pergola running almost the whole length of the house offering views to the South & many other private areas where one can relax & sunbathe.

Sun loungers, a hammock, BBQ & outdoor tables & chairs provide a variety of choices for outdoor meals & relaxation. Bikes, boules & a ping pong table are provided.

A private fishing pond is hidden on the grounds for guests' use. Walking in the private woods is an added enjoyment.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Lynne Crytser
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
31 May, 2016
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Glorious views, large pool, comfort, privacy, character, tranquility, charm
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderfull place

  • 5 of 5

it was very nice! silent, beautiful and the house is really useful

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our friends to this magical place. The location and house are even better in person. The owner's house is not too far from the property and he is very attentive and wants to make sure everyone is happy. I traveled with my family for 3 weeks throughout Europe and this place has to be one of the highlights for its tranquility and beauty. Thanks to the owner, Patrick, for your kindness and hospitality. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time write write this review, David. We're really delighted that everything worked out so well for both couples and that you had a great time. Yes, it IS a magical place!
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Nature, espace, tranquillité, endroit unique !

  • 5 of 5

Face au massif du Luberon, au bout d'un long chemin pierreux, au milieu des chênes et de la lavande, cette spacieuse maison provençale est un refuge de calme et de détente. La vue est magnifique, la grande piscine est géniale. Du gîte partent de nombreux chemins de promenades à pieds et à vélo. Le propriétaire est accueillant et fort serviable. Un endroit unique où il fait bon séjourner en famille ou entre amis!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, Cécile. Nous sommes contents du séjour réussi. Au plaisir de vous revoir aux Lavandes!
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Amazing stay in the Luberon! Eleven stars!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely gorgeous! The photos do not do it justice. The house is huge and beautifully decorated with original art and antiques. There are many places to dine outside and hammocks for relaxation. The pool is perfect, the kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with everything you could ever need, The house is located high on a hill, surrounded by hiking trails, opportunities for horseback and bike riding, and lavender fields. The house provides utter tranquility, overlooking the ancient village of Cereste, which is a five minute drive from the house. Cereste is tiny, but has everything you need, including two bakeries, an ATM, several restaurants and cafes, and an ice cream shop. We saw no other tourists during our stay and were able to enjoy the local French culture, including a lovely music festival in the town square. The owner of the property, Patrick, is wonderful and incredibly thoughtful. He built the house himself, and the care he took in every detail is evident. While he speaks little English, he arranged for us to meet with several of his English speaking friends to ensure that we had everything we needed. They also gave us advice on the local area, which was very helpful and not in our tour books. Patrick even brought bicycles for our kids and prepared fishing poles so we could fish in the nearby pond behind the house. He even provided us with honey from his hives and lavender oil from his fields. It truly was a magical stay. The only caveat I would state is that the house is far away from it all - about an hour from avignon, a little further from arles, cassis or les baux, but close to the villages of the Luberon. If you're looking for easy proximity to tourist sites or lots of action, you may want to stay further west. That said, we were able to take day trips to all the sites, but often preferred just to enjoy the beautiful house and all it offered. Before my arrival, I wondered why there were no other reviews on the site and was a little nervous booking this house. As it turns out, Patrick only recently has started listing the property on VRBO and he has not rented to Americans before.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jen and Patrick, for being such considerate and appreciative guests. It was a pleasure to have you stay here. We hope you'll soon return to Les Lavandes!
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent accueil. Très belle maison dans un endroit magnifique.

c'était parfait !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci! Nous sommes heureux que "Les Lavandes" vous ait tellement plu. Au plaisir de vous revoir!
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Nearest Train
73 Kilometres
Avignon TGV


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Céreste, Haute-Provence - Sisteron

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £535

There is a lower rate for less than five people (see owner's website).

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Céreste in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2, en suite with Bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4, en suite with Bedroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate WC in corridor on ground floor
    Bathroom 1, en suite with Bedroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate WC in the corridor shared with Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3, en suite with Bedroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate WC in the corridor shared with Bedroom 1
  • All 4 bathrooms/shower rooms are en suite and have hair dryers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , A spacious south-facing room with views lavender fields
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , South-facing, with an intimate private terrace
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , South-facing
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor, south-facing, leading to covered terrace
  • The 'Queen-sized' beds are 160 x 200 cm. All 4 bedrooms have en suite bathrooms or shower rooms
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming

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