The Castle Grange, Lourmarin, Provence

The perfect location by the castle of Lourmarin

 

The house and its view of the castle at Lourmarin.

Formerly the barn of the Chateau de Lourmarin, this is a wonderful summer house with the castle next door and the perfect village of Lourmarin 1 minute's walk away. The house sleeps 8 and has unrivalled views of castle and village.

Living Rooms

The living space is the full width of the house and with double height-ceiling into the rafters, giving a sense of loft-style living.

 

The living room in the big open living area.

The living room is on the lower level, with the kitchen above and after that is the TV living room. There are English-language channels including CNN and BBC World. The house has high-speed WiFi internet.

The kitchen is above the living room. TV/DVD room.

The kitchen (above left) is equipped with 4-ring cooker, oven, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer. A separate laundry room has washing machine and dryer.



Bedrooms

The house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom, sleeping 8 people. Two bedrooms are on the lower level and two on the upper.

Bedroom 2 with 1.4m double. Master bedroom with 1.6m double.

On the lower level are the master bedroom and bedroom 2 (above). The master bedroom has a 1.6m-wide bed (5.25 ft) and bedroom 2 a 1.4m-wide double (4.6ft). These bedrooms share a bathroom (below) with clawfoot bath, separate shower, double basin and a separate WC.

The view from the master bedroom (left), and the bathroom for the two bedrooms downstairs.


 

Bedroom 3 and the children's room - bedroom 4 - are upstairs.

Upstairs are bedroom 3 with 1.4m-wide double and bedroom 4 with two singles, which is the children's room (above).

Upstairs bathroom with shower. Corridor for downstairs bedrooms leading to living room.

The two upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with shower, basin and WC.



Garden & Pool

The house is set in 1350 square metres of land (14,500 sq ft), made up of lawn and olive trees to the front, and a cool and wild side-garden shaded by mature trees.

 

The pool is 12m x 4m (40 x 13ft) and from 1.2m to 1.5m deep. It is has an electric, rigid sliding cover for security.

 

The chateau to the side and Lourmarin behind the house.

From the garden you have close-up views of the striking silhouette of Lourmarin behind the house, and to the side is the chateau.

 

The bottom of the garden among the olive trees.

At the end of the garden the lawn turns to meadow among the olive trees and poppies.

 

The lawned front garden and the wilder side garden.

At the side of the house is a smaller part of the garden which is shaded by high trees and provides a spot to relax away from the pool.

 

The outside dining table seats 10 and there are 6 sunloungers.

 

The house has a gated entrance and parking for several cars.


The Location

 

Lourmarin with its Renaissance chateau and striking outline.

The house has an amazing location right across the field from Lourmarin, so it takes 1 minute 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.

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.

Lourmarin

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

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Mary

Surrey UK

Date of stay: 2017-07-15

5 star holiday

We've had one of our best holidays ever in Castle Grange. The location is stunning - in the garden there's a 360 panorama of olive trees, cypresses, distant mountains and the neighbouring Chateau (which is well worth visiting). The house, with its high, high ceilings is spacious, cool and beautifully furnished with everything you need - just a pleasure to be there. Unlike a lot of pools, the Castle Grange pool is big enough for a really good swim and for all of us was one of the real pleasures of our stay. Really, it's all just as the webpage says. A short walk into Lourmarin (more gorgeous views), and the village is very charming (and great for people watching!). There were six of us and we all fell in love with this part of Provence, the Vaucluse. So much to see! There are bikes at the house and several of us were out every day on them. Definitely go and visit Fontaine de Vaucluse, a river town. Geoffrey, the owner, couldn't have been more helpful. So, a wonderful location in every way and highly recommended.

Reviewed by : Johan

Switzerland

Date of stay: 2015-07-18

A paradise in Provence

My family and I spent a wonderful holiday at the Castle Grange in the summer of 2015. The house is very comfortable and and tastefully decorated. It has all the assets for an ideal holiday: great setting, quiet surroundings and walking distance from the village, its restaurants and market. The house has a large and pretty garden and a beautiful pool, we spent a lot of time outside enjoying meals in the sunset. Mr. Geoffrey, the owner, was very welcoming and friendly upon arrival and always helpful whenever we needed his assistance or advice. HIs kindness certainly made our stay even more enjoyable. We are returning to the Castle Grange this summer and very much looking forward to it. I highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience Provence at its best!

Reviewed by : FW

London

Date of stay: 2016-08-11

Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful stay at the Castle Grange in August 2016. This beautiful property is in a great location in picturesque Lourmarin and is superbly equipped. It even came with a set of bicycles for all the family. The owner was very happy to help with any questions about the property and surrounding attractions. We stayed for two weeks and when not relaxing in the garden by the pool we had plenty to explore in the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and would be keen to visit this wonderful part of France again.

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Weekly Rates


April2200 euros
May2500 euros
June3000 euros
July3900 euros
August3900 euros
September3000 euros
October2500 euros


Included in the rate: bedlinen, towels, utilities, high-speed internet, 2 hours of cleaning midweek, and end of stay-clean.

To secure a booking you would pay a 25% deposit, with the balance payable 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 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday. 2 weeks minimum rental in July-August.

The security deposit against breakage or damage is 1000 euros, and is returned after your stay.

The house is for a maximum of 8 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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