Cocteau, Lourmarin, Provence

Lourmarin cottage with pool for 2


A cosy cottage on a 14-acre estate with Lourmarin on the doorstep: with pool, olive groves, woods and vineyards, and all the restaurants and cafes of Lourmarin a 5-minute walk away. For maximum one couple only.

Living Room

The cottage is all ground-floor and has living room and kitchen open-plan, passing through to the bedroom and bathroom.


The living room opens out to the garden, and connects through to the bedroom.

The living room opens out to the garden and vineyard.

Living room with dining table. Dining table and kitchen.

The living room has sofa and TV, with dining table and around the corner the kitchen.


The kitchen is equipped with oven, 2-ring induction stove, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, coffee machine and microwave. There is a washing machine in a utility room.



The bedroom has a 1.8m-wide (6ft) bed (not the bed pictured here), and an en suite bathroom with shower and basin. There is a separate WC.

If the cottage is unavailable, or if you need a second bedroom, there are two 1-bedroom studio apartments on the property: Bosco and Camus.


When you stay on this property you follow in the footsteps of some notable figures from history - Albert Camus, Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau for example - as this was the home of a well-known French writer. The sense of being in nature but 3 minutes' walk from Lourmarin has not changed since their time.


The cottage is one of three 1-bedroom rental units for couples only on a wonderful 6-hectare (14-acre) estate next to Lourmarin castle. Each has its own private patio with outdoor dining and sunloungers.

The cottage is to the front of the building with the red sunloungers. Table and chairs and sunloungers at front of cottage.

The pool is shared and is circular with a diameter of 8 metres. It is open from June to September.


The pine avenue in the garden.

The grounds of the property are a distillation of the Provence countryside, with a vineyard, olive groves, pine woods, cypress alley, lavender and fruit trees. The grounds are so expansive that you can take a walk or jog without leaving the property.

Poppy meadow and olive grove on the estate. The building sits in the middle of the 14 acres, with Lourmarin beyond.

This is ideal for a couple who want a very calm countryside setting, walkable into one of the best villages in Provence.

The drive leading to the property. Lourmarin castle seen from the property.

There is off-street parking on the property.

The Location


Lourmarin with its Renaissance chateau and striking outline.

The cottage is in an amazing location, 5 minutes' walk to the centre of the much-coveted village of Lourmarin, so it takes 5 minutes to walk into the centre with its many restaurants, cafes spilling onto the street, and boutiques. Lourmarin is one of the star villages of the Luberon, and is alive year-round.

Lourmarin is very well situated for both the north and south Luberons. To the north you are 20-30 minutes from other celebrated hill-top villages of the Luberon, like Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, Goult, Oppede le vieux, etc. As well as towns like the antiques mecca of Isle sur la Sorgue, and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the Sorgue river emerges fully formed from deep underground.

And to the south are more idyllic Luberon villages - Cucuron, Cadenet, Ansouis, etc. - less visited but equally picturesque. Market day in Lourmarin is Friday mornings and there are other markets every day of the week in neighbouring villages.

Within 45-90 minutes are the splendid Provence cities of Aix-en-Provence, 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.

Scenes from the centre of Lourmarin, where cafes and restaurants abound, and market day is Friday.



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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • Castle
  • Fountains
  • Eateries
  • Grave of Albert Camus
  • 21 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery store, butcher, baker
  • ATM
  • Market day: Friday

Weekly Rates

June - August1260 euros
September - May1025 euros
Nightly (5 nights min.)198 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. Visitor tax of 1.10 euros per adult per night is payable on arrival.

Rental periods are for 1 week minimum, Saturday-Saturday.

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 300 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 2 adults. 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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