Maison Leontine, Cabrieres d'Avignon, Provence

Impeccable and spacious village house for 4


This newly restored village house offers a wonderful 2-bedroom rental base with courtyard garden and pool in a real Provence village, with bakery and amenities on the doorstep. With two equal bedrooms and en suite bathrooms this is perfect for two couples or a family.

Living Rooms


The kitchen is a lovely light space opening onto the coutyard garden and pool.

Downstairs in one space are the living room and kitchen with dining table. These rooms open onto the courtyard and pool. Everything is new for 2014 so the house and furnishings are in excellent condition.

Looking towards living room and wood-burner from the kitchen. Living room area.

The spacious kitchen is elegantly designed and well equipped with an induction cooker, wall-mounted oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, and Nespresso coffee machine. Upstairs are a clothes washing machine and dryer.

Sleek worktop with induction cooker and Nespresso machine. Wood-burning stove makes this a very cosy off-season rental.

The living room has a sofa and armchair around a wood-burning stove, and TV/DVD with French and English-language channels. The house has WiFi internet and a Bose sound-dock/charger for iPhones and iPods. There is a guest WC on the ground floor.



Double bedroom on the first floor up.

Upstairs the bedrooms are air conditioned and of equal size. Both have an en suite bathroom. The bedrooms are on separate floors which gives two couples their own space.

The double bedroom pictured above is on the first floor above the living room, and has a 1.8m-wide bed (6ft).

Its en suite bathroom (right) has a walk-in shower, double basins and WC.

 En suite bathroom to the double bedroom.


The twin room on the second floor and its view over rooftops of Cabrieres to the Luberon mountain.

The second bedroom is up on the next floor and has two single beds. It also has air conditioning. The en suite bathroom has both a a bath and walk-in shower, double basins and WC. There is also a guest WC on the ground floor.



En suite bathroom to the twin room with bath tub and walk-in shower.

Garden & Pool

Doors to kitchen and living room. Looking out from kitchen door.

The house has a courtyard garden and pool, which are oriented so that the pool area is mostly in the sun and the dining area by the kitchen is mostly in the shade. The garden is on two levels and laid with gravel, its plantings are evergreen for year-round interest.


This enclosed courtyard is a space of calm and harmony, a real bonus for a village house, and in the summer you can spend all day out here. There is a Weber barbecue for outside grilling.


The pool is in the basin style with stone surround and central cascade, and measures 7m x 2m. It has a resistance swimming jet so you can swim on the spot for exercise, and it also has a jacuzzi corner. There are sunloungers, deck-chairs, and table and chairs.

Looking down on the courtyard with pool to the left, and the house seen from the street.

The house is just outside the village centre and there is free street parking within 50 metres.

The Location

Cabrieres d'Avignon has all the amenities of a small Provencal village, without the crowds.

The house is in the village of Cabrieres d'Avignon, one of the less-visited and more authentic villages in the beautiful Luberon region. The honey-coloured centre of the village is self-sufficient with a small grocery store, a really good baker, a butcher, and a good restaurant - Le Vieux Bistrot. There are public tennis courts and a children's playground. All this is within a minute's walk from the house. Also very close is Coustellet with its shops, restaurants, and famous Sunday morning farmers' market.

Five minutes away is the better known village of Gordes, and it is a short drive to the other beautiful hill-top villages of the Luberon: Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Roussillon, Oppede-le-vieux, etc.

Isle sur la Sorgue, the antiques capital of France is close by, as is the stunning Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the Sorgue emerges from the ground.

This is an ideal base for exploring further afield: Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Aix-en-Provence, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Gorges du Verdon, Les Baux de Provence, Marseille, the Camargue and the Cote d'Azur are all within easy reach.

There are hikes right from the door of the house exploring the surrounding countryside, or you can go by mountain bike. Village markets take place in a different village each day of the week.

The Luberon is the blessed plot of Provence characterised by vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards, specked with perched villages, that held Peter Mayle in its thrall when he wrote A Year in Provence here. It is also where Russell Crowe inherited a vineyard in the movie A Good Year.

Scenes from the nearby Sunday farmer's market in Coustellet, which runs April to December.

Cabrieres d'Avignon


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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Klaus & Mechtild


Date of stay: 2018-10-17

Heaven in Provence

From the moment we opened the door of the Grand'Rue overlooking the courtyard of Maison Léontine we were convinced. Convinced first of all by the style, for us one of the essential conditions for a relaxing and therefore successful stay: the harmony of the different shades of green plants, ancient limestone walls with the modern concrete pool, the small runoff from the water of the fountain in the calm of the garden. Convinced then by the quality brought to the recent restoration of this 18th century residence over three floors: one feels that the owners transformed with care and love a village dwelling into a holiday rental home. The interiors are styled with lightness of touch and materials. The ground floor is spacious enough to get together for lunch or dinner in the dining-room / living room / kitchen together in one big room. Preparing meals is also a real pleasure because the appliances and kitchen tools are of quality; the lighting is good, the electrical equipment intelligently planned, the hooks where you want them! The two upper floors, accessed by an impressive centuries-old stone staircase each contain a beautiful bathroom and a large bedroom. This is good not only because the beds are comfortable, but because again the old (floor tiles, beamed ceilings) and the modern (faucets, heating) are married very well. So we liked to come back home after bike trips (Menerbes, Bonnieux) or by car (Avignon, Baux de Provence for example). And all the more so because we did not choose to come in the high season, but for an autumn week. Visiting Provence at this time when there are fewer visitors is a pleasure.

Reviewed by : JP


Date of stay: 2018-09-09

A wonderful house

A stay in Maison Leontine is a gift that keeps on giving. In the kitchen “French Country” décor hides 21st century appliances and clever choices that can be made with the dimmer-connected lighting system. A trip up the original stone stair case leads to the second and third floors and the two bedrooms, one on each floor. Each bedroom has a “Master Bath” with “telephone” and overhead showers. The rooms connecting to the top floor are carefully decorated and hold an amazing array of books (mostly in English) and games. The views from the windows are of court yards and medieval townscape. Two couples could enjoy the ground floor living space and court yard together but have complete privacy each in their own bed/bath suite.

Reviewed by : Hanna


Date of stay: 2018-09-02

Unforgettable experience

Spending a week at Maison Leontine was an unforgettable experience of modern French living in a 500 year old village. The house itself is a restored 240 year old farmhouse very tastefully designed by combining elements of original stone staircase and ceiling beams, with latest kitchen and bathroom facilities. We had our breakfast in the enclosed courtyard surrounded by flowering shrubs, an olive tree and to the sound of a fountain which fed a stonewall surrounded pool. Proprietor Isabelle Anne went out of her way to make us feel welcome and also made some local introductions. We made friends with the local baker who shared their children’s wedding picture with us, the butcher, grocer and the Vieux Bistro staff. The Sunday market, Lavender Museum and Supermarket are just 2 miles away. I highly recommend Maison Leontine and the village of Cabrieres d’Avignon.

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Weekly Rates

April1400 euros
May1700 euros
June2200 euros
July - August2400 euros
September2200 euros
October1400 euros
November - March1200 euros
Xmas, New Year1800 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am, minimum of 1 week, except in July-August when 2 weeks are prioritised.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival.

 There is a refundable security deposit of 400 euros against any breakages or damage.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The house is for a maximum of 4 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.

Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.

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