Mas des Chenes, Lacoste, Provence

18th century farmhouse converted into stunning designer home for 8


Mas des Chenes is an interior-designed, renovated 18th century farm, on a country road between the wonderful villages of Menerbes and Lacoste. With 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the house provides great comfort and modernity (including heated pool and a/c) in a rustic Provence setting.

Living Rooms

The house is set around a beautiful central courtyard, stone-paved and ancient, with the living and dining room forming one side of the square.


The living room with comfortable seating and TV/DVD, and dining table next to the kitchen.

The big, air-conditioned living room has comfortable sofas and armchair at one end, with satellite TV, and dining table at the other end. There are floor-to-ceiling glass bays opening onto the courtyard. The TV has English-language channels like CNN, Sky News and BBC World. For entertainment there is also an AppleTV, which means you can buy and watch films on your itunes account. The house has two Bose iPod/MP3 docks.


The kitchen is beautifully equipped, with 5-ring cooker, large oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and all the cookery ware you might need. In a separate laundry room are the clothes washer and dryer.


The house has WiFi internet. Cooking and baby-sitting services can also be arranged with the housekeeper.


The 4 bedrooms are each uniquely styled and each has an en suite bathroom. The fourth bedroom is accessed by an outside staircase and so offers privacy from the rest of the house.

Master bedroom and very spacious en suite bathroom.

With its soft tones, exposed beams, Italian bedlinen, antique furniture and extra-large bathroom, the master suite (above) provides sumptuous ground floor accommodation. The bed is 1.6m wide (5.25ft). In the bathroom are a big walk-in shower, pedestal bath, double basins and WC.

Bedroom 2 with its en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 (above) has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) double bed, and bathroom in the bedroom, with basin and shower. The WC is separate.

Bedroom 3 can be two singles or a double.

Bedroom 3 (above) is a children's room with two single beds, which can be brought together to make a double. The bathroom is in the room, with shower and basin.


Bedroom 4 is independent of the other bedrooms.

Bedroom 4 is outside the courtyard and reached by an external staircase - this is a snug hideaway with 1.4m wide (4ft 6") bed and bathroom in the room with shower, basin and WC.

Garden & Pool

The house is set around an inner courtyard, and beyond that are garden and terrace, with shaded dining and relaxing, over three acres of land and the heated pool.


The heated pool is on a raised lawn at the back of the house.

the pool is 10m x 4m (33 x 13ft) and heated from May to October. It has a pool alarm in line with French regulations, and also a gate and wall which is designed to keep toddlers out. Around the pool are lawn and sunloungers, and the shade of the trees.


The terrace with pergola is to the back of the house next to the pool area.

The terrace (above) is sheltered by a large pergola and has a dining table and BBQ, and a summer lounge.


You can also eat inside the centuries-old courtyard (below) to the gentle sound of the fountain.

The courtyard, paved with stone, is the heart of the house.

The land is planted with truffle oaks, pines, olive trees, fig and lavender, and has beautiful views of the countryside and the Grand Luberon.

Arriving at the house. Lavender outside the courtyard.

The house has plenty of secure parking and a gated entrance.

The Location

Menerbes on its hilltop from the north.
The square at the top.


The house is in the countryside between the stunning villages of Menerbes and Lacoste in the heart of the Luberon. Both are medieval, hill-top villages, officially recognised as among The Most Beautiful Villages of France. Lacoste is 1 mile away, Menerbes is 3 miles.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: GordesBonnieuxRoussillonOppede le vieux, Goult, etc.

Within an hour are the splendid towns of Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Tarascon, Orange, Aix-en-Provence, Nimes, as well as the Camargue, Marseille, and the Rhone wine trail. Even closer are Lourmarin, the antiques mecca of Isle sur la Sorgue, and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the Sorgue river emerges fully formed from deep underground.

Tthere is a market every day in a different village close by. The best for local produce is the farmer's market 10 minutes away in Coustellet on Sunday mornings (April-December).

Lacoste, perched high above the Luberon plain, is still dominated by the castle of the Marquis de Sade.



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

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Sabine


Date of stay: 2017-12-22

A wonderful family house

Very nice decoration, a lot of space and cozy feelings. We had a great time, everything was perfect. We will be back!

Reviewed by : Richardsons


Date of stay: 2017-06-11

Love this house

A superb old farmhouse, extremely well decorated to the highest standards, managing to combine a chic look with outstanding comfort and convenience. The location is both rural but allows easy access to local amenities. The Luberon is a delightful and interesting area of southern France.

Reviewed by : David


Date of stay: 2017-05-19


We've spent 3 weeks in that beautiful and peaceful place. The house is very well managed and with a great team to welcome you. The environment is calm with a great view the Luberon hill and oaks all around the house. Our kids loved the heated swimming pool. I'd strongly recommend the suite papillon that is incredible. I'll come back again next year.

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Weekly Rates

November - April2600 euros
May3100 euros
June3800 euros
July - August6100 euros
September3800 euros
October3100 euros
Xmas, New Year3500 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, 3 x 2 hours cleaning in the week, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 50% deposit, with the balance payable up to 5 weeks before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 2000 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm 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 8 people. We accept dogs. We regret that cats 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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