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6-bedroom house with pool and superb views in the hills above Apt in the Luberon

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Family-friendly, spacious house with separate stone cabin for 2 near pool.

This spacious villa provides comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people (2-3 more by arrangement).

Located in the hills above Apt there are superb views of Saignon, one of the most beautiful villages in the Luberon. The grounds have mature trees which offer shade and seclusion. A separate building near the pool provides accommodation for two with their own en-suite. New for 2018 is a boulodrome in the garden for petanque. Although located very close to the centre of Apt the house is an oasis of calm, in a beautiful, tranquil location.

Historic Apt, with its famous Saturday market and wide range of shops, is ten minutes’ walk away. The most famous villages of the Luberon - Bonnieux, Lacoste, Roussillon, Gordes etc - are typically within 20 minutes’ drive. Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its Sunday market, is 35 minute away and the historic towns of Avignon (50 mins) and Aix-en-Provence (c 1 hour) only a little further. The nearest major seaside town on the Mediterranean (Cassis) is about 90 minutes.

The lane by the house is at the start of a designated walk into the Luberon hills (Grand Randonnée). Apt itself is at the centre of a purpose-built cycle track which follows the old railway line along the Luberon valley.

The house is of a good size (200 sq m) and comfortably accommodates 12 people. The bedrooms are all of a decent size (13–17 sq m). The garden is more than 3000 sq m in area and is divided naturally into separate sections which provide opportunities for quiet and relaxation, as well as play. Some seating is provided around the garden.

Upstairs there is a large living/dining room (37 q m). The dining table seats 12 and the living area has two sofas, chair and a TV. There is a balcony outside which is accessed by two sets of doors from the living–dining area, as well as from the kitchen. The south-facing balcony enjoys stunning views towards Saignon and benefits from some shade offered by the mature trees in the garden. At the end of the balcony there are stairs down to the outside dining area and the pool.

There are six bedrooms in total, each sleeping two. Five are in the main house with a further bedroom (with its own en-suite) in a recently renovated stone building near the pool. In total there are 2 double beds and 8 single beds. The middle bedroom downstairs is accessed from either of the adjacent bedrooms. All the bedrooms are of a decent size and the beds are new and have good mattresses. All bed linen and bathroom towels are provided within the price. One of the beds in the 2nd bedroom upstars can be converted, by arrangement, to a double.

Air conditioning is provided in the tw0 upper bedrooms and the main living-dining room. (The rooms downstairs are cooler!)

Downstairs at the front there is another living room with a sofa and TV. This is perfect for children to enjoy or to provide quiet enjoyment for adults. The sofa can be converted as a sofa-bed to provide more bed space by arrangement.

The kitchen, through its rear window, has a view towards Mont Ventoux. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the balcony outside from which you can enjoy views of the garden and Saignon.

The kitchen itself is well equipped with an induction hob, single oven, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge freezer. There is a Nespresso machine, cafetière, toaster, kettle, (and teapot and mugs!). The washing machine and drier are in the downstairs shower-room.

The main house has two bathrooms and separate WCs, one on each floor. The upstairs bathroom has recently been entirely refurbished and has a large walk-in shower and bath with a hand-spray. Downstairs there is a shower cubicle together with wash basin. That room also houses the washing machine and dryer. There is a further en-suite with shower cubicle and WC in the stone house in the garden.

The pool is 10m x 5 m and is alarmed. It has a deep end as well as steps down at the shallow end. There are 12 sun loungers and a parasol by the pool.

The outdoor dining table seats 18 or more people overlooking the pool and nestling under three mulberry trees. Hammocks are strung between the trees. The terrace benefits from views over the pool towards Saignon and the Luberon. There is a barbecue and, nearby, an old stone pizza oven (untested!).

The rear sections of the garden provide some children’s playthings, a table tennis table and badminton facilities. New for 2018 we have built a bouldrome in the front garden to play boules/ pétanque.

There are two TVs, with cable / satellite, a DVD player and wireless internet access. The internet connection is fast and the mobile phone reception in the house is good, unlike many more remote locations in the Luberon.

We have been coming to the Luberon for the past 25 years, mostly renting gites and more recently larger properties with friends. We have learnt to appreciate the advantages of a house like ours which meets a number of disparate needs. Teenagers can make their own way into town which is only ten minutes’ walk away (down a steep hill). Adults can do the same and avoid what can become a tyranny of having to drive everywhere to get shopping. Apt, as the capital of the Luberon, retains a genuine charm and year-round life, whilst hosting the most famous and busiest market in the Luberon. You will have the option of visiting the market on Saturday mornings whilst avoiding the traffic jams and parking problems! More recently Apt has a small established cinema, shops and stalls selling organic produce, and the continued thriving of more traditional specialist stores.

Being at the centre of the Luberon you can also more easily explore the villages further along the Vaucluse valley and major recreation sites nearby such as the Colorado Provencale ochre hills where such things as tree-walking can be enjoyed. The area is great for cycling with serious routes between the villages and a long, level cycle path following the old train route from Coustellet through Apt and up into the valley for several miles. Bicycles can be hired in Apt.

Other activities include canoeing & kayaking (Isle-sur-la-Sorgue etc); tree-walking (zip-wires) Le Colorado Provençal at Rustrel and Lagnes; and golf – there is an excellent golf-course near Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Full details of the village markets, sites to see and other activities will be provided.

More Details

Owner
John Hillier
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apt in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower; bath with hand shower; separate wc.
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Shower; wash basin; separate wc.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite in separate stone building in garden
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom ground floor; interconnects to bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Interconnected; access is from bedroom 3 or 5
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Interconnects to bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Separate stone building in garden near pool; own ensuite
  • By agreement, one of the beds in the 2nd bedroom upstairs can be converted to a double; also the sofa in the downstairs living room is a sofa-bed and can be converted to a double-bed if required. Thus total bed space of 15 is possible. We ask you to notify us in advance of this so we can advise our cleaners. We ask you to make the conversion yourself, as required, and convert it back to the original state when you leave. Though we have extra sheets in the house (but not duvets) it may be necessary to bring appropriate linen and duvets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...

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6-bedroom house with pool and superb views in the hills above Apt in the Luberon
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Sehr schön eingerichtetes Haus oberhalb von Apt mit Traumblick nach Saigon.

  • 5 of 5

Das Luberon ist ein Paradies für französische Märkte, Wanderungen, Jogger, Kultur oder zum Ausruhen am großzügigen Pool.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
96 Kilometres
Marseilles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Apt
Nearest Ferry
700 Miles
Calais
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Nearest Train
54 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A6 - Avignon South
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Apt
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Alps
Nearest Beach
109 Kilometres
Cassis
Car: recommended

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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