Villa Cucuron, Cucuron, Provence

Gorgeous designer house in a great Luberon village

 

The house at the foot of Cucuron, and the view from the house over the pool to the countryside beyond.

A beautifully renovated 17th century farmhouse at the foot of the outstanding village of Cucuron, 1 minute's walk to the restaurants and market of the centre and with country views as far as Aix's famous Sainte Victoire mountain. The house sleeps 10 people in air-conditioned bedrooms. (Rentals run Sunday-Sunday).

Living Rooms

The house has been interior designed and combines contemporary furnishings with the old tiled floors and exposed beams of the original farmhouse.

 

Beautiful kitchen with island unit.

The kitchen is well equipped with induction stove, oven, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer with water and ice, microwave, and in the adjoining pantry is washing machine and dryer.

 

Dining table in the living room with kitchen behind.

The living/dining room has a large L-shaped sofa and dining table, with satellite TV. For winter rentals there is a suspended wood-burning stove. The living room and kitchen open through to each other and both open out to the front terrace. Also downstairs is a guest WC.

The relaxation area at the top of the stairs with table football and desk. Living room with L-shape sofa and TV, with dining table and kitchen to the left.

Upstairs on the landing (above left) is the relaxation room with table football (foosball), writing desk and sofa. The house has WiFi internet.



Bedrooms

The house can sleep 10 people in 5 air-conditioned bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with one being a children's twin room. One bedroom with bathroom is downstairs, the others are upstairs.

 

The master bedroom and its en suite bathroom are on the ground floor.

The master bedroom is on the ground floor with a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed and portable air conditioner, and an en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC. This room opens out to the garden and has its own private terrace.

 

Bedroom 2 and its en suite bathroom.

 

 

Bedroom 2 (above) is upstairs with 1.8m/6ft-wide bed, a.c., and en suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basins and WC.

Bedroom 3 (left) has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed, a.c., and in-room shower, WC and basin.

Bedrooms 4 and 5 (below) are a twin room for children and a double with 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed, and these two rooms share a bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Both rooms have a.c.

 

Bedroom 4 with 1.6m/5,25ft-wide bed. Bedroom 5 is a kids' room with two single beds.

 




Garden

The house and garden face south to the view, with the village of Cucuron behind. At the end of the garden is open countryside rich in vineyards.

 

The non-chlorine pool measures 10m x 4m (33 x 13ft) and has an electric cover and alarm for children's safety.

Seating and hammock on the deck by the pool. Table by the plancha for outdoor cooking,

There is a shaded dining table on the front terrace by the kitchen (below), as well as table and benches by the plancha for outdoor cooking (above right).

 

The dining table outside the kitchen is under the shade of the pergola.

The petanque/boules court is lit for night play, and there is also an outdoor ping pong table.


The house is delightful in the evening, with the village of Cucuron in the background.
 
The petanque court is lit for playing at night.

The house has a gated entrance and secure, covered parking for 2 cars, plus parking for 1 more.

The house and garden shown to the south of the village. Petanque court with vineyards beyond.






The Location

 

 

Cucuron with its famous rooftops and water basin.

The house has an amazing location on the doorstep of Cucuron, which combines fantastic looks, medieval history and charm with all the amenities you need: bakeries, butchers, grocery store, bank, cafes and restaurants, and even a Michelin-starred restaurant (La Petite Maison). At the centre of Cucuron is its huge water basin surrounded by centuries-old plane trees, which you may remember from the film 'A Good Year'. This is where the weekly market takes place, and is also home to restaurants and cafes.

Close by is Lourmarin, with its many restaurants, cafes spilling onto the street, and boutiques. Lourmarin is one of the star villages of the Luberon.

The surrounding countryside is a tapestry of vineyards and olive groves, with the Luberon mountain hemming the north side. Close by are other beautiful Luberon villages - Bonnieux, Ansouis, Cadenet, La Tour d'Aigues. The villages of the northern Luberon are reached through the cut in the mountain from Lourmarin to Bonnieux, giving you access to Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, Goult, etc. as well as the picturesque towns of Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse.

The splendid city of Aix-en-Provence is 40 minutes to the south, and within 90 minutes are Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Tarascon, Orange, Nimes, as well as the Camargue, Marseille, and the Rhone wine trail. The French Riviera is 2 hours away and you can be swimming in the sea in less than 90 minutes.

Cucuron

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Famous for:
  • Village pond
  • 14th century castle
  • That scene in 'A Good Year'
Amenities:
  • 9 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, wine store
  • ATM
  • Market day: Tuesday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : David W.

Canterbury, UK

Date of stay: 2019-05-05

Such a Delight!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. What a beautiful house in a special location. The house worked really well with two families with young children. Gorgeous furnishings inside and out, but still family friendly. Everything was great quality and the kitchen was amazing with everything we could possibly need. We definitely recommend and hope to return again! House was amazing and in a fantastic location, easy 100 m stroll to the Cucuron village. Terraces was also beautiful space for breakfast, lunch and afternoon drinks and nibbles enjoyed outside. Large kitchen bench was useful for nibbles and food prep for 8 adults.

Reviewed by : Dominique

Paris

Date of stay: 2019-05-20

Excellent Property

We really enjoyed staying at the house. It was exactly as described and has a wonderful feel about it. 3 families could easily stay but not feel on top of each other. It was a restful break and the house is in a great location to the Village and things to do around. The accommodation was excellent, couldn’t fault it, very spacious property, lovely décor and the location was excellent, will definitely be back. Highly recommend

Reviewed by : TB

Cologne, Germany

Date of stay: 2019-07-20

Perfect house with taste close to the village

We (familly of 4) spent a great week at the end of our Provence trip in this beautiful house at the skirt of small Luberon village Cucuron and loved it. It is to be mentioned that the house is part of the village, so there are neighbours, you will definitly hear the road traffic, sometimes machines on the fields around. During our stay there was a circus at the other side of the village and we could hear the music in the evening. But for us it was all fine. We slept well and didn't feel disturbed by noise at all. Cucuron is a sweet small village, not as touristic and nothing special like Lourmarin or Bonnieux, but we enjoyed to be able to go to the boulangerie, the small supermarché or the small market by foot. For the bigger shopping you better use the SuperU not far away by car. From Cucuron you can easily do little tours to all the beautiful villages in the Luberon. The house itself really has everything you need, is not only perfectly equipped with brandnew stuff (WiFi nearly everywhere, pingpong table, babyfoot, etc.) but also decorated with great taste. We just loved the interior design and the mix of furniture. The garden is marvelous and has a nice view. The pool is great and big enough, the terrace beautiful for breakfast & dinner, the couch area a nice place to hang out. The boule court with sophisticated lighting is really special to even play latenight. Check in and out with property manager Christel was very kind and informative. As there haven't been too many guests after renovation, she asked us to tell her if we see things that could be improved and noted the very few small points we made at the end. It's been a beautiful experience and we'd definitely love to come back. Merci beaucoup!

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Weekly Rates


April 3500 euros
May4000 euros
June4500 euros
July - August5500 euros
September4000 euros
October3500 euros


Included in the rate: bedlinen, towels, utilities, high-speed internet, end of stay-clean.

To secure a booking you would pay a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.

Cancellation policy: If we can find another renter for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).
 Rental periods run from 5pm Sunday to 10am Sunday.

The security deposit against breakage or damage is 1500 euros, and is returned after your stay.

The house is for a maximum of 10 people. Pets and smoking are not allowed in the house.


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



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