Villa Lacoste, Lacoste, Provence

Beautifully restored Provencal house with big heated pool

 

A beautifully restored 18th century country house with big heated pool in the golden triangle of the Luberon, between the villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste and Roussillon.

Living Rooms

The house has spacious volumes, with 500 sq m (5380 sq ft) of living space to spread out in.

 

Cosy living room with TV and fireplace,

On the ground floor, the cosy living room has old stone walls and wooden ceiling, with a TV area and fireplace. An Apple TV device can be supplied. There is also a Bose Bluetooth speaker, and WiFi internet throughout.


 

The semi-professional kitchen is beautifully designed.

The semi-professional kitchen offer the perfect space for food-lovers and is beautifully equipped with both gas and induction stoves on the island work-top, two wall-mounted ovens, two wall-mounted microwaves, dishwasher, big 2-door fridge-freezer, wine fridge, Nespresso machines and TV.

 

The kitchen and dining room are all in one room and open out to the dining terrace and pool, as well as the courtyard.

 

The dining room next to the kitchen,

Also on the ground floor are the laundry room with washing machine and dryer, and a guest WC.




Bedrooms

The house sleeps 12 in 6 upstairs bedrooms, each with en suite bathroom and with flexibility of bed configurations according to your needs - 4 of the bedrooms can be either a double or twin room. The bedrooms are grouped in pairs with their own outside access.

 

Master bedroom and bathroom.

The master bedroom has a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed and private balcony with Luberon view. Its en suite bathroom has shower, bath, basin and WC.

 

The master bedroom has its own balcony overlooking the courtyard.

Bedroom 2 (below) can either have a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed or two single beds. Its en suite has shower, basin and WC.
 

 

Bedroom 2 and bathroom.

Bedroom 3 (below) shares a terrace with Luberon view with bedroom 4, and has a 1.6m/5.25ft wide bed. Its bathroom has a shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 3 and its en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 4 (below) has a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed or two single beds and the same terrace and view as bedroom 3. The en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 4 is a twin room, with its en suite shower room.

Bedroom 5 (below) can either be configured with a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed or two single beds and has a bathroom with shower, basin and WC. This bedroom has a balcony with garden view.

 

Bedroom 5 with en suite.

Bedroom 6 (below) can be with a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed or two singles, and has a private terrace with view of the village of Lacoste. Its bathroom has shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 6 and its bathroom.



Outside

The house is in 4ha (10 acres) of land. You arrive through the gates along a path of olive trees and lavender, into a landscaped and enclosed garden. There are two very appealing outside spaces for getting together - the courtyard that the house is built around, and the pool area with its poolhouse dining spot.

 

The pool is heated and measures 17m x 5m (56 x 16ft), which is big enough to swim lengths. For security it has an automated semi-rigid cover.


The house and lavender field.
 
Pool with infinity edge and view.

Next to the pool is the pool house with shaded dining table for 12 and plancha for outdoor cooking. Alongside the pool house is the outdoor sitting area with parasols.

 

On the other side of the house is the courtyard garden with its 100-year-old horse chestnut tree and fountain, a spot for reading and relaxing.

 

The property is gated and has secure off-street parking for several cars.

 






The Location

Scenes from the neighbouring village of Goult.

The house is in the countryside a few minutes from the hill-top villages of Lacoste, Bonnieux and Goult. Other gorgeous villages within 10 minutes are Menerbes, Gordes, Oppede-le-vieux, and Roussillon. This is the special part of the world that reached a wider audience with Peter Mayle's 'A Year in Provence', and the movie 'A Good Year', both based in the Luberon.

Goult, 2 miles away, is one of the less known jewels of the Luberon and has everything you would hope for in a Provencal village - honey-coloured houses climbing up to a medieval castle, wide country views, terraces of olive trees and stone shepherd's huts, and great places to eat and drink.

Lacoste, 3 miles away, is officially one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, perfectly preserved since the middle ages, when the Marquis de Sade lived in the castle now occupied by Pierre Cardin. While Bonnieux, 3 miles away, is a fantastic village with plenty of restaurants from simple to Michelin-starred, and a great Friday morning market.

The Veloroute, a dedicated cycle route running the length of the Luberon, runs very close to the house and offers safe and easy cycling for all the family.

From this base you can explore the Luberon, its villages and markets, and close by you will also find AvignonFontaine de VaucluseIsle sur la Sorgue, Les Baux de Provence, St Remy, Aix en Provence, Orange, Arles, Nimes, Marseille, the Camargue, Gorges du Verdon, to name just some of the great days out an easy drive away. The fishing village of Cassis on the Mediterranean is 90 minutes away, and the French Riviera 2-3 hours.

Bonnieux is another of the nearby hill-top villages.


Lacoste

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Famous for:
  • Marquis de Sade's castle
  • Preserved medieval village
  • Art school
Amenities:
  • 3 restaurants and cafés
  • Bakery
  • Market day: Tuesday

Weekly Rates


April - May5800 euros
June6800 euros
July - August7900 euros
September6800 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, 4 hours of cleaning per week, and after-stay clean.

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

There is a refundable security deposit of 1000 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen once a week.

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 12 people. We regret that smoking and pets 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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