St Roch, Robion, Provence

Superb Luberon village house for up to 11 people

 

St Roch is wonderfully relaxing by day or night.

Superbly renovated, 5-bedroom, 18th century farmhouse in the lively Luberon village of Robion. St Roch is spacious, delightfully decorated and is ideal for vacations, from the pool table to the air-conditioned bedrooms, to the heated pool.

Living Rooms

The house has high ceilings, original tile floors and a mix of antique and new furnishings. There are various rooms to relax in, each with its own ambience.

 

The spacious main living room with high beamed ceiling and massive fireplace.

The big living room downstairs has sofas round the ancient stone fireplace, TV/DVD with English-language and French stations. On the other side of the room is the dining table.

 

The well-equipped kitchen (left) is one place to eat inside, there is also a dining table in the living room (right).

Next to the dining room is the kitchen with built-in appliances and another dining table. The kitchen has wall-mounted oven, 4-ring cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave. There is a separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

 

The upstairs living room with pool/snooker table, piano and TV/DVD.

Upstairs is another living room with a more contemporary feel, with snooker/pool table, piano, TV/DVD with English channels, books and games. The house has WiFi internet.

Stairs in the hallway between kitchen and living room. The reading room in the summer house with 300 books.

By the pool the summer house is ideal as a reading retreat, with library of books, comfortable armchairs and hopefully an escape from others.




Bedrooms

The house has 5 bedrooms, all air-conditioned, sleeping 11 people, and 4 bathrooms. There are two master suites. One of the bedrooms and bathrooms is in a separate building across the courtyard, so providing more privacy.

 

 

La Coloniale (above) is a spacious air-conditioned master suite with 4-poster bed, sitting area and writing desk.

The bed is 1.8m wide (6ft), and the decor reflects exotic travels.

The en suite bathroom (right) has a walk-in shower, double basin and WC.

 

 

 

 

 

La Classique (above) is another large air-conditioned room and with its big bathroom is the master bedroom of the house. It has a very comfortable 1.8m-wide bed (6ft), sitting area, writing desk, and private terrace,

The en suite bathroom (left) has a stand-alone bath, large walk-in shower, double basin and WC.



 

The Beaumanoir room has a double bed and a single, sleeping 2 adults and a child.

The air-conditioned Beaumanoir room (above) has a double bed and a single. The double is 1.6m wide (5.25ft). Next to this room is La Romantique (below right), which has either a 1.8m-wide double or two single beds, and is air-conditioned. These two bedrooms share a bathroom (below left) with shower, basin and separate WC.

 

Bathroom shared by Beaumanoir and La Romantique. La Romantique with two singles or a large double.

 

La Champetre, which is separate and more private. 

La Champetre (left) offers privacy as it is in a separate building across the courtyard.

It has a 1.6m-wide bed (5.25ft) and is air conditioned.

The en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.




Garden & Pool

Outside there is the inner courtyard, and the garden and pool beyond that.

 

The heated pool is 9m x 5m (30 x 16ft) and has an infrared alarm system and a solar shower. There are deckchairs and parasols for 10 people. Also by the pool - the table tennis/ping pong table.

 

The inner courtyard.

The courtyard is enclosed and has dining tables in the sun and in the shade.

Dining under the au vent. On the left is the separate 5th bedroom, La Champetre.

Under the au vent is a dining table and barbecue grill in the chimney, which is where life revolves in the summer, from breakfast to dinner (above left and below).

 

Dining in the spotlit courtyard, fire blazing for the barbecue.

The garden is beautifully tended, with several types of rose and the plants of Provence to delight the senses.

 

The house has a gated entrance and secure off-street parking. There are three bikes for the use of guests. The bi-lingual owner lives in the same village and is on hand for any problems or local advice.



The Location

 
 

The house is in the Luberon village of Robion.

Robion is an active village in the Luberon with two aspects - the shops and restaurants along the high street, and the old quarter of Robion tucked away at the foot of the mountain, which is quiet and tranquil. Robion is well served with three bakeries, two butchers, several restaurants, three cafes, and a couple of grocery stores. The house is less than a minute's walk to the high street's amenities.

The Luberon's famous hill-top villages are all within 20 minutes: Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, Goult, Oppede le vieux, etc. And the towns like the antiques mecca of Isle sur la Sorgue, and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the Sorgue river emerges fully formed from deep underground.

Within an hour are the splendid Provence cities of Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Tarascon, Orange, Aix-en-Provence, Nimes, as well as the Camargue, Marseille, and the Rhone wine trail.

If you are coming to Provence to relax rather than take everything in, there is a market every day in a different village close by. The best for local produce is the farmer's market 5 minutes away in Coustellet on Sunday mornings (April-December). And there are wineries all around where you can taste their recent offerings and buy by the bottle.

Scenes from nearby villages: Gordes, the church at Oppede le vieux, and Senanque Abbey.

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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : William M

Maidstone, Kent

Date of stay: 2018-09-25

A delightful stay

We had a delightful two weeks at La Ferme St Roch at the end of September. The property is lovely, well equipped and well maintained, with spacious bedrooms, modern bathrooms, an excellent kitchen and a beautiful swimming pool. It’s totally private, but once you walk through the gate it’s a convenient, very short walk into town to the bakery and markets. Robion is an ideal location, situated at the foot of the Luberon mountain range and very close to Gordes, Ménerbes, Roussillon, Isle sur Sorgue, St. Rémy and other well-known Provence spots. It’s very easily accessible from either Avignon or Aix en Provence. We usually spent a few hours each day exploring the area and having lunch in one of the nearby towns, then made sure to return by mid-afternoon in time to swim and relax by the pool. One day we took a hike into the Luberon just behind Robion’s old town. We had family and friends with us part of the time, and sometimes it was just the two of us. It couldn’t have been any better. To top it all off, Sebastian was a perfect host. We couldn’t have been more satisfied with the entire experience. Merci mille fois!

Reviewed by : C-B

Cambridge

Date of stay: 2018-09-09

Perfect for a family gathering

We have just returned home after a one week stay in Ferme St Roche. Our family group comprised three generations, the youngest a baby of 7 months. I can honestly say that the house worked perfectly for us and we had a wonderful time. Many large holiday rental houses are situated in the country so you need to drive even to buy bread. Not so Ferme St Roche. The house feels quiet and secluded but is only minutes walk to shops, restaurants and Tourist Information if you need it. The outside spaces were particularly appreciated by us. They were well thought out with seating on the terrace for pre dinner drinks, a large table where we ate most evenings and ample pool sun beds. Table tennis and the pool table came in for a lot of use by the more energetic family members and the clean, heated swimming pool had most of us swimming everyday. Last week in Provence was very warm and sunny and when we arrived the fair was in Robion. In addition to the usual rides there was music, dancing and performances which made it feel like a true village event. Finally a word or two of praise for Sebastian who manages the house. He arranged for a cot, high chair and changing table to be in place on our arrival so the baby's needs were well taken care of. He was endlessly helpful and arrived within minutes when we had a small problem so many thanks to him also for the advice and treats which helped to make our holiday so memorable.

Reviewed by : charlotte h.

UK

Date of stay: 2018-07-23

Beautiful

From the moment I enquired about the property, right through to the end of the holiday, Sebastian's communication, hospitality and help was second to none. His quick response to any questions or queries we had, really put my mind at rest and we knew very early on that we'd made the right decision in choosing Ferme St. Roch for our holiday. We stayed for two weeks and there were 8 of us (two families of two adults and two children - aged 10 and 14). We were warmly welcomed by Sebastian who gave us a tour of the house. It really is a stunning property, and it is clear that it is a much loved family home, so despite it's large size, still felt very homely. The house is very well equipped, so we had everything we needed during our stay. The interior is lovely and the garden, pool and outside areas are spacious and beautifully kept. There are a handful of cafe/restaurants in Robion but there are more in the surrounding villages i.e Coustellet. A few that we really liked were: Il Momento (Robion), Bistrot Le 5 (Menerbes) and La Maison Gustave (Coustellet). There is a lovely bakery that we visited every morning and a good little supermarket, pharmacy etc. so there is everything you need in walking distance. There are picturesque walks on the doorstep, through the Luberon National Park and lot's of lovely little villages to explore. We had a really lovely holiday and would not hesitate to return to Ferme St Roch. Many thanks Sebastian!

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Weekly Rates


November - March2490 euros
April2990 euros
May3190 euros
June3490 euros
July - August4690 euros
September3190 euros
October2990 euros
Xmas, New Year3490 euros


Included in the rate: bedlinen, towels, utilities, high-speed internet, weekly clean and end of stay-clean. Garden and pool maintenance also included.

To secure a booking you would pay a 50% deposit, with the balance payable up to 1 month 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 5pm Saturday to 10am Saturday.

The security deposit against breakage or damage is 500 euros, and is returned after your stay.

The house is for a maximum of 11 people. Pets and smoking are not allowed in the house.

Discounts for small groups and long stays upon request.


Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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