3 Beds3 Baths260 Sq. m
( Owner Manager )
Stone Farmhouse in the Luberon Regional Park, Restored With Great Love and Attention To Detail
Montjalade has been restored to the highest standard in traditional provençal style with ancient beams, terracotta floors, exposed stone walls, etc. Whilst retaining and enhancing many original features, the mas enjoys all modern conveniences. The house is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished with antiques, objets trouvés, quality bed linen, and great attention to detail. Enjoy the delights of the local villages with their colourful markets and eat at a variety of excellent restaurants in the immediate area. You can choose to relax in this exceptional location or take in the renowned sights and ambience of Provence with easy day trips to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, the Camargue etc. Montjalade is situated in a valley of great natural beauty. The old stone farmhouse has been restored with great love and attention to detail. You will enjoy glorious views from the three spacious south-facing bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. On the ground floor all rooms are south-facing, comprising kitchen, dining room, a study and sitting room, each with direct access to a vast shaded terrace and lawn area. A variety of tables, chairs and comfortable garden furniture makes this an ideal area to eat, read, relax and sunbathe etc. and a perfect spot for a cocktail whilst watching the sun set on the Grand Luberon. The kitchen is fully equipped to a very high standard and your cooking pleasure is enhanced by a little herb garden just outside the door. Adjacent, there is a laundry room, separate cloakroom and WC. The dining room features an original provençal ceiling and exposed stone walls and leads onto the spacious terrace. There is also a large sofa, comfortable seating, and a refectory table for indoor meals. A stone archway leads through to a study with a welcoming sofa and a large fireplace. This also leads out to the huge terrace and garden. A sitting room with another provençal fireplace and comfortable armchairs completes the ground floor accommodation. Here you can watch French and English satellite television or take advantage of an extensive video library. There is also a DVD player, a music center and CD player and a large variety of English-language books and indoor games, etc. There is a Wi Fi connection for a computer. A short distance from the house, discreetly shielded by shrubbery, is a magnificent 15 x 7 metre swimming pool with automatic cover in a glorious setting. Here you will find a calm haven to swim, relax and contemplate a stunning vista to the south and west, which includes the mountain range of the Grand Luberon. There are sunloungers and a solar shower as well as a pergola and windbreak to provide any necessary shade and shelter. In a quiet corner a boules court nestles amongst the trees where you can enjoy wonderful views of the perched villages of Reillanne and Montjustin. The charming medieval villages of Reillanne, Céreste, Apt, Forcalquier and Manosque provide local shopping, delightful markets and delicious restaurants. Montjalade provides an ideal base for cycling, hiking, walking, horse-riding, rock-climbing or exploring the glorious Luberon Regional Park with its heady mixture of vines, lavender and cherry trees, punctuated by spectacular perched villages and dramatic limestone gorges. The vivid ochre cliffs of Roussillon and the tranquil Cistercian abbey of Sénanque are close by, as are the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas and the huge antique market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, the spectacular gorges du Verdon, Mont Ventoux and the Roman towns of Arles, Nîmes, Orange and Vaison-la-Romaine as well as the Pont-du-Gard are all within an hour or two’s drive, while Marseille, the Camargue and the Mediterranean coast are within easy reach. A journey to Nice on the old-fashioned train from Digne takes in some spectacular scenery. Quality bed linen, towels, pool towels, tablecloths, etc. and a final clean are included in the rental cost. For your comfort in colder weather Montjalade has gas central heating; radiators in the bedrooms, heated towel rails in the bathrooms and underfloor heating on the ground floor. There are also two large provencal fireplaces. NOT APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. SEE OWNER'S WEBSITE FOR DOZENS OF EXTRA PHOTOGRAPHS, A FULLER DESCRIPTION AND COMMENTS FROM THE VISITORS' BOOK: montjalade.com
(Rates in Euros)
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
The quoted rates are for 3-6 people. There are lower rates for 2 people using just one bedroom & bathroom, as follows:
Spring (May & June) 1450 EUR/week
Summer (July & August) 2220 EUR/week
Autumn (September) 1450 EUR/week
Low (October) 900/week
Bookings are from Saturday 5 pm to Saturday 10 am. Preference given to two-week bookings in high season. There will be a cleaning charge for one-week bookings.
The price includes hot water. It also includes electricity within the limits of normal use as defined by Gîtes de France. Gas central heating at cost. Quality bed linen, bath and pool towels, tablecloths, tea towels and napkins are provided. There will, however, be a charge for any change of linen requested during your stay. A final clean is included in the price (see House Book and Booking Form for definition of a final clean).
Outside: The vast shaded terrace has a variety of tables, chairs and comfortable garden furniture, making this an ideal area to eat, read, relax and sunbathe. It is a perfect spot for enjoying a cocktail whilst watching the sun set on the Grand Luberon. A short distance from the house, discreetly shielded by shrubbery, is a magnificent 15 x 7 metre SWIMMING POOL in a glorious setting. Here you will find a calm haven to swim, relax and contemplate a stunning vista to the south and west, which includes the mountain range of the Luberon and the perched village of Montjustin. The pool has an automatic cover. There are sunloungers and a solar shower as well as a pergola, wooden decking and windbreak to provide any necessary shade and shelter. The "potager"/vegetable garden yields vegetables in season and there is an herb garden for your use in the kitchen. A BOULES COURT nestles amongst the trees where you can enjoy wonderful views of the perched villages of Reillanne and Montjustin. Utility Room: Conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen you will find a LAUNDRY ROOM with a large double butlers sink and washing machine, etc. as well as a separate CLOAKROOM and W.C. Quality bed linens and towels are included in the price. The DINING ROOM features an original provençal ceiling and exposed stone walls. It has a refectory table for indoor meals. There is also a large sofa and comfortable seating. The room accesses the large terrace which makes an ideal outdoor eating area.