La Savonne, Roussillon, Provence

Great summer villa with fabulous view


Newly renovated, single-storey Provence villa for 10, with wonderful country views, 2km from the ochre village of Roussillon. Perfectly designed for rentals.

Living Room


Living room opening onto front terrace.

The living room, dining table and kitchen are all in one space. The living room has TV/DVD with French and English-language channels. There is WiFi throughout and hifi with Bluetooth connection.


Dining table and kitchen next to living room.

The kitchen has a 5-ring stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and washing machine. Between the kitchen and living room is the dining table.


The house has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, with 3 doubles and 2 twin rooms. One bedroom with bathroom is in the annex house across the courtyard for greater privacy. All bedrooms are on the ground floor as the house is single-storey.


Bedroom 1 and its en suite bathroom

Bedroom 1 (above) has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) bed and opens onto the side terrace through French doors. Its en suite bathroom has walk-in shower, basin and WC.


Bedroom 2 with en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 (above) has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) bed and writing table. French doors give access to the side terrace. Its en suite bathroom has walk-in shower, basin and WC, and this bathroom has no door.


Bedrooms 3 and 4 are twin rooms.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 (above) both have two single beds. In bedroom 3 they are 80cm wide and in bedroom 4 they are 90cm (3ft) wide. These bedrooms share a bathroom (below left) with walk-in shower, double basins and a separate WC.

Bathroom for bedrooms 3 and 4. Bedroom 5 is in the annex house across the courtyard.

Bedroom 5 (below) is in the little annex house across the courtyard (above right). It has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) bed and en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC.


Bedroom 5 and its en suite bathroom in the annex house.

There are also hairdryers in two bathrooms.

Garden & Pool


The house is part of a tiny hamlet to the rear, and to the front facing south there is the garden and pool, below that the olive orchard and then just glorious view. The property ends at the bottom of the olive orchard pictured above, below the level of the pool. The pool measures 12m x 5m (40 x 16ft) and has steps at the shallow end.


Front terrace facing south to the view, with living room and bedroom 1 opening onto it.

Along the front of the house is a shaded terrace with dining table by the living room/kitchen.


The terrace also has the superb view south, taking in the Luberon mountain, and the perched villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste.


At the pool level is another shaded seating area (below), looking south.


Shaded seating area by the pool.

Around the pool is lawn with sunloungers, and beyond that a large olive orchard with plenty of space to run around in.

Front door to house seen from annex. At the pool with the olive orchard below.

Next to the pool is a swing set for kids, and a boules/petanque court (below).


Kids' swing set and boules court by the pool.

The house has secure, shaded parking for two cars, and more cars can be accommodated along the path outside.

The Location

Roussillon has an extraordinary palette of colours, testament to its past as a major ochre producer.

The house is 2km (1.3 miles) from Roussillon, one of the most stunning villages in France. Roussillon is a medieval hill-top village, known and loved for its amazing palette of ochre colours. It has all the amenities you need: restaurants and cafes, grocery, bakery, butcher, doctor, pharmacy, small specialist stores, galleries and a weekly market.

Roussillon is one of the perched, hilltop villages that make the Luberon region of Provence such a fascinating place to visit. Other nearby hilltop villages include MenerbesGordesBonnieuxLacosteOppede-le-vieux, and Goult, all within 20 minutes.

There is a market in Roussillon on Thursday mornings, and a Luberon market in neighbouring villages every day of the week.

From this base you can explore the Luberon, its villages and markets, and close by you will find AvignonFontaine de VaucluseIsle sur la Sorgue, Les Baux de Provence, St Remy, Aix en Provence, Orange, Arles, Nimes, Marseille, the Camargue, Gorges du Verdon, to name just some of the great days out an easy drive away. The fishing village of Cassis on the Mediterranean is 90 minutes away, and the French Riviera 2-3 hours.

Scenes from Roussillon village.




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Noted for:
  • Spectacular colours
  • Ochre quarry
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • Conservatoire des Ocres
  • Sentier des Ocres (Giants' Causeway)
  • 'A Village in the Vaucluse' written here
  • 7 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, arts and crafts, pharmacy
  • ATM
  • Market day: Monday

Weekly Rates

Dec 30 - March 281300 euros
March 28 - April 251345 euros
April 25 - May 301435 euros
May 30 - June 271680 euros
June 27 - July 182600 euros
July 18 - Aug 223250 euros
August 22 - 292690 euros
Aug 29 - September 261680 euros
Sept 26 - October 241435 euros
Oct 24 - December 261300 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean.

To secure a booking you would send a 30% 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.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 800 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 10 people. 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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