Les Chenes Verts, Cabrieres d'Avignon, Provence
Immaculate Provence rental house for 8 people, next to a village in the heart of the Luberon
Les Chenes Verts, 1km from the amenities of Cabrieres d'Avignon in the heart of the Luberon, is an ideal home for vacation rentals. It sleeps 8, with 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, and is newly restored and completed for 2012.
The superb kitchen is beautifully equipped and gleaming new.
Like the rest of the house, the new kitchen is immaculate and carefully thought out, as the owner has rented many homes in Provence, and can also draw on a professional background as an interior designer. There are plentiful work tops, a big American fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and a double size cooker with 6 gas burners and two ovens. Also in the kitchen, as well as top quality cooking materials, an iPod dock, because the kitchen is the heart of the home. The laundry room is separate, and has washing machine and dryer, as well as a second dishwasher.
Leading off the kitchen is the dining room for 10. The kitchen door pictured above leads to the outside dining table.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar and next door is the dining room for 10 people, with french doors onto the garden.
The dining room opens onto the front garden.
Living room with fireplace and UK TV.
Next to the dining room is the very comfortable living room with stone fireplace, and large TV/DVD with the UK TV stations (Freeview) and CNN. In a separate den/study is another TV with French stations.
There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, three upstairs and one downstairs. The three upstairs bedrooms are air conditioned.
Bedroom 1 is downstairs, with double bed and en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 1, downstairs has a 1.6m wide double (5ft 3"), which opens onto the terrace at the front of the house. The en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom 2 with two single beds and the door, above left, that can close it off from the other bedrooms.
Upstairs, bedroom 2 (above) is at the end of a corridor which can be closed off with a door to allow privacy from the other bedrooms. It has two singles and a bathroom with shower, basin and WC (below left).
Bedroom 2's bathroom (left) and the view to the Luberon mountain shared by the three upstairs bedrooms.
Bedroom 3 and its en suite bathroom.
Bedroom 3 (above) is another twin room with two single beds, and its bathroom (above right) has shower, basin and WC.
Sumptuous master bedroom and bathroom.
The spacious master bedroom (above) has a 1.8m-wide double (6ft) and a big, bright bathroom with shower, bath-tub, double basins and WC. All bedrooms have views to the south.
Garden & Pool
To the front of the house is a terrace with dining table under the shade of the wrought-iron pergola. Below the terrace the lawn leads to the pool and there is another seating area under the oak tree.
Under the pergola of the terrace, and outside the kitchen, is the summer dining table.
The dining table is outside the kitchen and there is also a barbecue on hand.
Comfortable garden furniture around the pool.
By the pool is comfortable seating and sun-lounging, and pool towels are provided.
|The pool seen from the house.||Over the treetops is the Luberon valley and mountain.|
The pool is 10m x 5m, with Roman steps at the shallow end, and an enticing marine tint to the water. For toddler security, the pool is secured with an electronic rolling cover.
It wouldn't be Provence without it.
Between terrace and lawn is a gravelled area with shaded seating, which is where those mighty boules battles take place over an aperitif.
Front of house (left) and arriving at the back in the parking area (right).
The front of the house is south facing, and to the back of the house there is ample, secure parking space and a gated entrance.