La Bastide

Our home is a lovely Provencal country house set on 3 acres of woodlands grounds, filled with oak, cedar, juniper, fig, apple and olive trees.  Rosemary, thyme and lavender grow wildly around the land, as well as asparagus, wild garlic and mushroom.   The property is dedicated to nature and relaxation. Whether you are lounging by the pool or relaxing on one of your private terraces, you can enjoy countryside and mountain views as far as the eye can see.  A large swimming pool, outdoor shower, a generous pool area with sun loungers, parasols and seating in the sun and shade.

The entire house is about 400m2 split between our home and the guest house, both of which have their own private outdoor spaces.  There are no fencing nor gates between the two living areas as we like to keep it as open as possible and allow guests to enjoy the property as if it was their own.  The terraces are raised above the ground and these are fenced untraditional ironworks for the safety of all.  

Patrick and myself live here all year with our dog Max.  When you rent the guest house you have exclusive use of the pool and the grounds.  We are here to welcome you, always hand to help out if you need anything but we do our best to remain invisible during your stay and let you enjoy the peace and quiet of this great setting.

Our Guest House

Our guest house which is available to rent, measures approximately 120/160m2, depending on whether you take 2 or 3 double bedrooms.  It has been tastefully decorated as a 'home away from home', blending Provencal charm with all modern convenience to ensure you have a comfortable stay.  The accommodation is cosy, stylish and extremely comfortable and even at the height of summer, the house with its traditional white walls, high beamed ceilings and tiled floors remains cool.  

The house is fitted with air conditioning in the living area and the downstairs bedroom.  Window shutters and ceiling fans in the upstairs bedrooms keep you cool in the hot summer.  In the low season there are electric radiators and a wood burning stove to keep you cosy.

Downstairs

  • Front terrace with private entrance leading directly to kitchen/dining
  • Fully equipped kitchen with french doors leading to the sunny breakfast terrace
  • Lounge with Sony flatscreen tv, Apple tv, Netflix, DVD, internet radio and a wood burning stove
  • French doors from lounge opening onto the south facing terrace with dining table, outdoor lounge, BBQ, mood lighting and uninterrupted views
  • Duplex family suite (40m2) with kingsize bed, shower room and french doors leading onto the dining terrace, solid stairs up to mezzanine with kingsize/twin beds and velux window
  • Stairs up to mezzanine office with click clack bed and velux window (above lounge).
  • Small grassed garden at lower level

Upstairs

  • Spacious double bedroom with king/twin beds, ensuite shower room with views over the forest and mountains
  • Double/twin bedroom with views over the forest and mountains
  • Family bathroom with large bath, twin sinks and a fitted laundry unit
  • Separate loo

 

Living Room

The cosy living room has been decorated as a ‘home away from home’, with comfortable seating and presented to a very high standard with lots of personal touches.  There is a high quality Sony TV, Apple TV, Netflix, a DVD player and a wifi sound system.  A library with an assortment of books, magazines, travel guides as well as a selection of movies, concerts and board games to add to your enjoyment.

Bedrooms

The house offers a minimum of 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor, with an optional 3rd bedroom located on the ground floor, this room is closed off if not required.   We also have an independent junior suite with a double bed in mezzanine and a lounge on the ground floor.

The maximum occupancy is 8/10 persons in beds, most of which are available as either kingsize double or twin.  We also have a cot and a pull out bed in a loft space, ideal fo a teenager.

The bedrooms are bright and airy with views out over the gardens and countryside, the family room has double doors onto the main terraces.  Rooms are decorated in a neural palette of white, beige & pale grey with accents of yellow, pink, blue and green reflecting the vibrant colours of the countryside surrounding us.   Hotel quality beds, linens and towels, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and window shutters ensure you will enjoy a cool and comfortable nights sleep.

Bathrooms

The ensuite bathrooms are fitted with a shower enclosure, a wash hand basin and loo.  The family bathroom has a large bath, shower, double wash hand basins, with a separate loo next door.

Outdoors

Our guest enjoy complete privacy outdoors with two terraces surrounding the house and a small secluded garden which is not overlooked.  The breakfast terrace off the kitchens is perfect for petit dejeuner in the early morning sun.  The large dining terrace to the rear has a gas barbecue, dining table and a great outdoor lounge where most of our guests spend their nights marvelling at the views, photographing the sunsets and enjoying the absolute stillness of the night.

We do enjoy the occasional visiting wildlife to our woodland garden in the late evening, such as wild boar, deer and hare (perfectly safe as they are below the house).  We also see a huge variety of birds, the most colourful butterflies, lots of geckos and grasshoppers.  There are of course spiders, worms and all sorts of insects, but we are lucky to have no mosquitos, thanks to our resident bats!

The sound of nature is all you will hear on a daily basis; songbirds, our resident owl, frogs and the neighbouring cockerel and woodpecker, not forgetting the unique sound of summertime in Provence, the Cicadas. 

Private pool

Guests have exclusive use of our private swimming pool which measures 14x5m with a spacious pool area equipped with sun loungers, table & chairs in the sun and shade and an outdoor shower.  

The pool is heated in Spring and Autumn and each night is secured with an hardshell electric cover, for the safety of children, pets and our visiting wildlife.

Private Parking

There are two private car parking spaces and guests have full access to the grounds to enjoy woodland stolls and to visit 'the contemplation bench' overlooking the valley below.


Facilities included

- Air conditioning

- Ceiling fans

- Filtered water

- Excellent free wifi

- Weber gas BBQ

- Sony TV, Apple TV, Netflix, DVD player, internet radio

- Private swimming pool

- Daily pool service

- Private parking

Visitor Suitability

The property is very popular for summer holidays for couples, adults, families.

Sleeping accommodation is especially suited to families of different generations, with private suites available. 

Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

Writers and artists find the setting particularly inspiring.

Rock climbers delight in sunny winter days on the internationally ranked crags at the Vallon Sourn.

All year, hikers can enjoy the trails over hills, valleys and vineyards, direct from our gates

Couples on sabbatical and house hunting, benefit from extended stays during the low season.

Yoga groups enjoy outdoor sessions in the woodland gardens and on the large terraces. 

 

There is strictly no smoking inside the house.

Because of steps at entrance and into showers, the property is not suitable for wheelchair users.

The property is not suitable for large adult groups, parties or events.