La Cabriere, Cabrieres d'Avignon, Provence
6-bedroom Provence rental with pool, amid vineyards, close to Gordes
A fine old stone house in generous grounds, amid vineyards, with a Luberon view: La Cabriere is a 6-bedroom Provence rental in the Luberon natural park, sleeping up to 11 people. It is available for weekly rental, except in July-August when it is 2 weeks minimum rental.
|Side of house with master bedroom.||Luberon view from bedrooms upstairs.|
At the front of the house, facing south, are expansive terraces with dining and lounging areas, the pool, and shaded lawn with trampoline. The house is used to having a lot of grandchildren to stay.
|Living room.||Dining room is between living room and kitchen.|
Downstairs the living room, dining room and kitchen are aligned and open out onto the terrace to the front. The rooms have beautiful vaulted stone ceilings that are typical of Provence.
The kitchen and rear-kitchen (above) have oven, 4-ring cooker, dishwasher, 3 fridges, freezer, microwave, espresso machine, clothes washer and dryer. The kitchen opens onto the terrace with dining table and BBQ.
Also downstairs is the TV den/games room (pictured left), with proper table football (foosball) table. The TV has CanalSat, with French channels and some English-language like CNN. There is a DVD player and hifi.
Also downstairs is a guest WC.
There are 4 double beds, one twin room and one single, and three bathrooms. Bedrooms have high ceilings which keeps them cooler in summer.
Master bedroom with 1.6m bed and terrace.
The big master bedroom has adjoining bathroom on the landing, and its own raised terrace facing south. The bed is 1.6m wide (5ft 3"). In the bathroom are bathtub, handheld shower, double basin, WC and bidet.
|Master bedroom's terrace.||Master bathroom.|
|Bedroom 2 is a spacious double.||The library becomes bedroom 3 with twin beds.|
Bedroom 2 (above left) is a double with 1.6m-wide bed (5ft 3"). Bedroom 3 is pictured above right as a library, for rentals it is a twin room with two 90cm singles. These are lovely spacious rooms with views to the south.
|Bathroom 2 with shower.||Bedroom 4 with two single beds.|
The second bathroom has shower, double basins and WC. Bedroom 4 (above) is a twin room with two 90cm single beds. The 5th bedroom is a children's single room (below).
|Bedroom 5 is a kid's room with a single bed.|
The 5 bedrooms seen above are all off the landing. The 6th bedroom (below) is almost like a self-enclosed apartment, as it also has a sitting room, breakfast kitchenette, bathroom and its own raised terrace looking south. This occupies the 'west wing' of the house and is ideal for people wanting a little privacy from the other rooms. The bedroom and sitting room are air conditioned.
Bedroom 6, a lovely light room in its own part of the house.
|Bedroom 6's sitting room, shower room and raised terrace.|
Garden & Pool
At the front of the house is a big, full-width terrace laid to stone, with dining table under the shade of a pergola, and various spots for relaxing. Beyond the terrace is the pool, and a shaded lawn with children's play area containing trampoline with safety netting, slide, swings and a little sandbox.
The terrace at the front of the house is a wonderful place to take in the sun and light of Provence, or eat under the stars.
The pool is 9m x 5m (30 x 16ft) and has an alarm in line with French pool regulations.
The pool is to the front of the house, edged with typical Provence plantings.
There are wooden sunloungers and deckchairs by the pool, lavender beds, roses and a stone borie.
|Lookng at the house from the pool.||Wooden sunloungers by the pool with house in background.|
There are different seating areas around the house for different times of day, depending on where the sun is.
|The expansive terrace at the front of the house.||Dining table in the greenery under the wrought-iron pergola.|
Surrounding the house is farmland and vineyards, so this is a very calm and beautiful spot.
|Glorious view out over the sea of vines.||Shaded spot on the terrace.|
At the back of the house is a grass field and to the front beyond the garden are olive trees. There is plenty of parking by the house, and a remote controlled gate to the road. There are some 3 acres of grounds.
Children's equipment can be supplied: high chair, cot, pushchair, and intercom.
|Children's playzone on the lawn.||Looking out from an upstairs window.|