La Coquiere, Murs, Provence

Delightful 3-bedroom Provence villa with tremendous views over the Luberon

 

La Coquiere is a delightful 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom Provence holiday rental home positioned high up over the Luberon, with exceptional far views taking in several hill-top villages. The house is set amid the cherry orchards and olive groves of this particularly beautiful part of Provence. There are 4 acres of garden and pines in a very calm setting. The house is 1km from the village of Murs.

Living rooms

 

Living room with dining room beyond.

The open-plan living room and dining room opening onto the patio, give a feeling of spaciousness. In the living room is a baby grand piano in case you want to express yourself. There is TV/DVD with some English-language channels, and WiFi internet.

 

Dining room opens onto the outside dining table on the front terrace.

The kitchen is well equipped with every food preparation device you can think of (it even has a steam oven along with a conventional oven). Also: gas stove, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, food blender and processor, espresso machine.

 

Kitchen has every modern convenience and a view of Lioux.

There is a separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

Baby grand piano in the living room. The book room with English library.

The house also has a book room with English-language library (above right).




Bedrooms

There are 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and each opening out to the garden. The south-facing master bedroom is air conditioned.

Master bedroom with 1.8m-wide bed.
 
Door from master bedroom to front of house.

The air conditioned master bedroom (above) has a 1.8m-wide bed (6ft), dressing room and a writing desk, and opens out to the front terrace with view. The master bathroom has shower, double basins, separate WC.

Master dressing room.
 
Master bathroom wth shower and separate WC.

Bedroom 2 (below) has two single beds and an en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 2, with 2 single beds, and its bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom 3 (below) has two single beds and en suite bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin and WC.

  

Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds and its bathroom with bath/overhead shower, basin and WC.



Garden & Pool

Whatever the season this is a house where you spend as much time as possible outside. The view is magnificent, and the front of the house is south-facing so you get sun all day. If the wind blows you are sheltered on the main patio.

 

The swimming pool is down a level from the house, so that you cannot see it from the main patio level - it doesn't intrude on the view. The pool is 9m x 4m (30 x 13 ft) and shares in the glorious far-reaching view.

 

Aerial shot of house and pool, and the front terrace seen from the side of the house.

You can eat at the table outside the dining room (below right) or for maximum shade there is a snug outdoor dining room by the Weber barbecue.

 


There are 4 acres of garden, garrigue and woods, featuring olive trees, santolina, irises, roses, lavender, rosemary - all the familiar colours and scents of Provence.

The shade of the outdoor dining room with BBQ. The pool is on a lower level.

There is plenty of parking behind the house. The house is at the end of a 100-yard path from the road (which is a quiet road).

 

The garden soon blends into the wild countryside of Provence.

The owner is English and lives in the same village, and is on hand in case of any difficulties or language problems.




The Location

The idyllic, peaceful village of Murs in the Luberon.

The lovely village of Murs, 1km away, is officially one of the little delights of the Luberon that has yet to be 'discovered'. The village has a food shop with bakery, and a restaurant with bar ('Le Crillon'). Murs is peaceful and picturesque, with some notable architecture dating back to the Middle Ages. It is 11km from Gordes, which is perhaps the biggest village of the Luberon.

It is said that the painters chose Gordes and Roussillon, the writers chose Lourmarin, and the wise chose Murs, and have kept quiet about it.

Using the house as a base you have all the other attractions of the Luberon close at hand, not least the other perched villages like Menerbes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, Goult, etc.

There is a market in a nearby village every day of the week.

Isle sur la Sorgue with its famous antiques market and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the emerald Sorgue comes gushing out of the ground, are also close and in under 90 minutes you can be in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, les Baux de Provence and St Remy.

Nearby Gordes is also one of the most beautiful villages in France.

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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Roly

West Sussex, England

Date of stay: 2015-06-20

Great holiday and fabulous villa

This is the most charming villa we have ever stayed. It lives up to the description and more. The facilities are all first rate and on top of that the villa has a very homely feel to it. I stayed with my wife, two adult children and their spouses so six in all and there was plenty of space for everyone. The villa was spotless when we arrived, the garden was well maintained and the pool was clean and inviting. The owners son and daughter-in-law both came to welcome us and then to follow-up to make sure everything was OK. They also provided us on where the best supermarket was, where to eat and places to visit we had not thought of. The view is spectacular and can not be bettered. In the evening sitting on the terrace sipping a glass of the local produce and looking out over the magnificent landscape was a highlight of the day. The village of Murs is very small but quaint; it has a convenience store for food etc, a restaurant and also a pottery which is delightful as is the owner. This is a great location to see all the well known and incredibly pretty villages in this area which are all a short drive away. When I return to visit this area again, and I will return, I will definitely come back to La Coquiere. Thank you Theo and Marie or being so hospitable and generous with your time and to Ann for letting us share this piece of heaven on earth.

Reviewed by : Sharon

Montreal

Date of stay: 2014-09-15

Best vacation

We had the most wonderful experience last Sept. 3 couples rented for last 2 weeks in Sept. and had the best vacation ever. The house is extremely well equipped and situated with the most fabulous view. There are many books and reference materials to help discover the markets and near-by towns. We have visited France many times but this was the best, most comfortable vacation ever. Be sure to try the restaurant in Murs for a fabulous meal.

Reviewed by : PM

Miami FL

Date of stay: 2017-06-30

We had a wonderful time

The house is located about a mile outside of the little town of Murs, and is a about 10 minute drive to Gordes. From the patio you can see the towns of Rousillion, Goult, Bonnieux, and Menerbes across the valley. It is easy to get to all of the towns in the Luberon, as well as the other major cities in Provence. It is a lovely Provencal home (that is, a lot of character and charm), and the patio/pool/garden area is wonderful. You can sit outside and have your meals while overlooking the entire Luberon. While you can get most of your food at the various daily markets in the area, there is also a little grocery store up the hill just outside of Murs for staples (toiletries, coffee, milk, sugar, water, some veggies and pastries).

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Weekly Rates


April1900 euros
May2100 euros
June2500 euros
July - August2800 euros
September2500 euros
October2000 euros
Xmas, New Year2200 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, WiFi internet, local calls 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.

Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen and towels once a week.
 Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

There is a refundable security deposit of 400 euros against any breakages or damage.

The house is for a maximum of 6 people, over the age of 12. We regret that 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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