1 Beds1 Baths100 Sq. m
( Owner Manager )
Cottage in The Luberon Natural Park, Viens, Vaucluse, France - Set In A Unique Domaine - In A World Of Its Own
Set in a calm, quiet and private valley of exceptional natural beauty, the stone-built cottage offers extensive views over the Luberon countryside, the surrounding woodlands and 3.5 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens with a wide variety of specimen trees and flowering shrubs.
The cottage has a pretty terrace, which overlooks the private swimming pool and the valley beyond. There is not another house - or another person - in sight. Because it is so peaceful, the valley of I'Argentiere is a refuge for migrating birds from Africa as well as deer, hare and wild boar.
Although the emphasis is very much on seclusion and privacy, the owners live on the property and will welcome you and give any help and advice you need but, otherwise, will remain unobtrusive.
On the inside, the cottage is a charming mix of old and new - with all the comforts of home. A wealth of antiques and many carefully-chosen paintings from the owner's Art Gallery add elegance to the comfort offered by the king-size double bed. The cottage has WIFI. The reading/leisure room has a television with a DVD with large selection of films, a CD player with a selection of classics and jazz and numerous books. This same room can accommodate an extra bed, and has a cosy wood-burning stove. There is a modern shower plus heated towel rail, and a separate toilet and basin. The spacious kitchen dining room - equipped with gas cooker and oven, microwave and washing machine - looks out onto the large private terrace, where there is plenty of seating and barbecue.
Please note - access to the cottage is by a flight of very old stone steps, which may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility.
L'Argentiere belongs to the commune of Viens, a village perched on a hill some three km distant, which has a grocery store, bar and restaurant, while Céreste, just six km away, has two restaurants offering excellent meals at reasonable prices, 2 bakeries, 2 grocery stores, a butcher, a bank, a post office and a pharmacy.
At Domaine de l'Argentiere, you are within easy reach of medieval villages and Roman remains. The Prieure de Carluc, a resting place for pilgrims on their way to Compostela, (listed Monument Historique), lies immediately to the east of Céreste. Within a few kilometres, there are countless activites - from horse riding to hot air ballooning and from walking to wine tasting - an ever-popular local pastime.
There is now a wood-burning stove in the enlarged sitting-room.
A 25% Booking Deposit is payable at the time of the booking, with the remianing 75% due 8 weeks before date of arrival.
(Rates in Euros)
Mar 03 - May 04 2018
May 05 - Jun 29 2018
Jun 30 - Aug 03 2018
Aug 04 - Sep 28 2018
Sep 29 - Oct 26 2018
Oct 27 - Mar 01 2019
Changeover Day: SATURDAY
Outside: Private terrace with barbecue, dining table and loungers. Private swimming pool, 8m x 4m.There are also 3.5 hectares of landscaped gardens.
Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly.
Viens is just over an hours drive from the Mediterranean coast. Marseille 1 hour. Cannes 2 hours. Nice 3 hours.
Nearest airports: Avignon (1 hour), Marseille (1 1/2 hours) Nimes (2 hours).
A car is essential.
Viens - 3 kilometres. Céreste - 6 kilometres
L'Argentiere belongs to the commune of Viens, a mediaeval village perched on a hill some three kilometres distant, which has a grocery store, bar and restaurant, while Céreste, just six kilometres away, has two restaurants offering excellent meals at reasonable prices, two bakeries, two grocery stores, a butcher, a bank, a post office and a pharmacy.