Holiday Rentals in the Luberon
Widowed at the age of 36, I ran away with my young children from heart ache and misery of our Australian life to the south of France in 2000. Parc Farigoulette was bought two years later and since then we have been on the slow road of transformation. 'La Farigoulette' was finally complete in 2009 followed by 'L'Ancien Poulailler' in 2014 . The garden, ponds and canal unfold very gradually as we solve problems and come up with new ideas that fall within the tight budget. With a Herculean labour of love, and enormous help from many, we have transformed a crumbling ruin into my vision of a slice of paradise.
The Old Hen House
-Open all year-
This property sleeps 4 people and is 70metres from the main house, 'La Farigoulette'. Set well back in the park, 'L'Ancien Poulailler' has its own heated salt water pool, air conditioning, parking and grounds to enjoy in complete privacy. Only the main gate of the park is shared with 'La Farigoulette' and the owner, however it should be noted that the entire 10,000m2 property is fenced but there is no fence between the two properties.There is thick bamboo screening which provides privacy. This property can easily be rented independently from the main house.
-Open mid June-mid September
This property sleeps 8 people in 4 double size bedrooms with ensuites. Large salt water pool, underfloor cooling and parking. Fully equiped kitchen in the main house and another in the pool house, equiped with fridges, ovens, ice-cube makers and coffee machines. The main gate to the property is secure however, it is shared with L'Ancien poulailler/ The Old Hen House. There is no dividing fence between the two properties however, there is thick screening and there is 70 metres between the two properties. A reduced rate is offered for a rental of both properties concurrently and for rentals of more than one week.
ATELIER DE L'ARTISTE /
THE ARTIST'S WORKSHOP
-Open all winter-
Cezanne, Van Gogh and now you!
Travel to the south of France in the off-season (November- March) to enjoy the magical colours and light of autumn in the vines, the black olives hanging from the trees ready for harvest, walking in the fields, mushroom and truffle hunting or just to get away from the boring humdrum of every day life.
Perfect for creative minds or for those who simply require time and peace, painting or writing, thinking, reading or watching a stream - this is the workshop for you. Sleep in the fully equipped L'Ancien Poulailler/ Old Hen House and create your masterpieces in the workshop - a large space 5m x 5m in the unfinished pool house. Facing due south onto the perfectly landscaped gardens, you can work in total calm and serenity. The enormous space is yours. How you use it is up to you! Tick it off the bucket list!
Contact me for further details and availablity.
The Old Hen House has its own koi pond and jetty. This area is unfenced and dangerous for children under 7. Constant vigilance is required with children and water.
There is Free Wifi that covers the entire park.
La Farigoulette has a salt water pool 10m x 5m x 1,6m with a safety shutter. Constant supervision is required for young children
Le Poulailler has a saIt water heated pool 8m x 4m x 1.5m with safety shutter . Children require constant supervision around this area.
All linen, bathroom towels, kitchen linen, tablecloths and pool towels are provided.
There is a garage for one large or two small cars, and more level parking at the door of 'La Farigoulette'. At the end of the park, 'L'Ancien Poulailler 'has its own level parking beside the new pool.
Parc Farigoulette is 60kms north of Aix-en-Provence and 60kms east of Avignon where there is an abundance of museums, galleries and historical displays to suit all interests.
HIKING AND BIKING
Throughout the Parc du Luberon, all hiking trails are easily recognised. Electric, VTT and normal bikes are for rent in Apt for use along the recently finished bike track that runs from Apt to Coustellet.
Come and visit the wonderful daily markets where there is an abundance of fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables for sale- not forgetting the large selection of regional wines and the world famous Saturday market in Apt. Don't forget: wild mushrooms in autumn and truffles in winter! Hmm Bliss!
Come and visit the world famous 'trash and treasure' stalls in various villages throughout the year. The most famous is. of course, at Easter at Isle sur la Sorge.
VILLAGES OF THE LUBERON
The countless Luberon hill-top 'perched 'villages set upon ancient rocky foundations that will never cease to amaze - so characteristic of this region.
Within easy driving distance, there are many wineries where you can get the real flavour of Provence in a large array of wines from the area. Or book ahead and go on a wine and food tasting day, walking from one point to the next in the splendour of the Provencal countryside. A bucket list moment!
« Lieu vraiment magique. La maisonnette est très bien équipée et décorée il ne manque rien. Belle vaisselle, literie, serviettes et linge de lit impeccables . Et l'extérieur.....un vrai paradis, un petit étang qui serpente, des transats un peu partout, des poissons, des grenouilles, des petits ponts en bois, une belle terrasse avec barbecue gaz, une super piscine à la température idéale. De très beaux endroits à visiter à proximité. Tout est fait avec goût, nous étions ravis et espérons revenir. Encore merci, » - Véronique