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.




Bedrooms

 

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.


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Amenities:
  • Bakery
  • Grocery
  • Butcher
  • Restaurant

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Duncan cross

Leeds, UK

Date of stay: 2020-07-25

Stunning Property

This is a simply stunning property. The design, architecture, decor and facilities are second to none. It was perfect for our family of four. The kids absolutely loved the pool and the garden was superbly designed to catch the sunshine and shade balance perfectly. The interior specification is first class, matched only by the welcome and helpfulness of the hosts Isabelle and Jeremy. The location is perfect for exploring Provence and the Luberon, with so many wonderful villages on your doorstep. I also highly recommended Philippe at Cyclix (location de velos) for bike hire - he delivered them to our property and collected them 2 weeks later, and first class adult and kids road bikes . Overall, a wonderful stay on a first class property and location. We will be back !

Reviewed by : Anne

Bath, UK

Date of stay: 2019-09-10

Location, location, location!

This was our fourth visit to Maison Leontine and there are so many reasons why we keep coming back! The property is thoughtfully restored offering comfortable and stylish accommodation with absolutely every amenity provided. The private courtyard garden is a beautiful space to come ‘home’ to and a peaceful oasis away from the bustle of Provence life. But the real winner is location. Situated within the pretty village of Cabrieres d’Avignon, which has a superb bakery, general store, butcher and a restaurant, you are within easy reach of so many beautiful towns and villages in the Luberon area of Provence. The owners are great hosts with excellent knowledge of the area and they are always happy to recommend places to visit, local activities and the best restaurants/cafes to try. Although we have visited many times we still feel there is so much more to explore and do in the area as well as revisiting all of our favourite places; we will be back!

Reviewed by : Klaus & Mechtild

Berlin

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.

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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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