Longo Mai, Roussillon, Provence

Beautifully renovated farmhouse in the countryside of Roussillon

 

The front of the house and the pool at the back.

Longo Mai is a spacious, converted 18th century farmhouse 1km from the stunning village of Roussillon, sleeping 6 people. With its big living space opening onto the pool and garden it is ideal for the long summers of Provence.

Living Rooms

At the heart of the house is the huge living/dining room with kitchen.

 

The living room/kitchen with original stone walls and beams.

The kitchen is equipped with a range-style cooker with double oven and 5 cooking rings, diswasher and fridge. In the adjoining pantry is a second fridge, microwave, washing machine and dryer.

 

At one end of the living room are the fireplace and TV.

At one end of the room the big glass doors open out onto the pool and outside dining area. There is a stone fireplace (pictured above) at the other end of the room, as well as TV/DVD with English-language channels, and WiFi internet.

 

Also downstairs are two elegant, smaller reception rooms, pictured below.

 

Two additional reception rooms on the ground floor


Bedrooms

 

Bedroom 1 with 1.6m-wide double bed.

The house has 3 bedrooms sleeping 6, all of which have access to a big wetroom-style bathroom.

 

Bedroom 2, with a bed that can be a large double or 2 singles.

Bedroom 1 has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) double, the other two can either be made up as a 1.8m-wide (6ft) double or two single beds.

 

Bedroom 3 can also be either a 6ft-wide bed or two single beds.
There is a large bathroom upstairs with shower, basins and WC (below right), and another bathroom downstairs with shower, basin and WC (below left).

Downstairs bathroom with shower. Large bathroom upstairs with wet-room shower.

 

Garden & Pool

 

 

The house is set in 8 acres of grounds, with the pool at the back looking out over Provencal hills, vineyards and fields. The pool is 13m x 5m (42 x 16ft) and has an automated sliding cover for security. By the pool is the outside dining table under the shade of a mulberry tree, a Weber gas barbecue, as well as a brick-built grill.

 

Shaded dining table by the pool with BBQ and grill for cooking.

To the front of the house is the gravelled courtyard pictured at top, with the shade of the chestnut tree. The far left hand part of the house as you look at it from the courtyard has not been renovated and is not in use. There is plenty of off-street parking.



The Location

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

The house is 1km 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.

 

Roussillon

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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
Amenities:
  • 7 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, arts and crafts, pharmacy
  • ATM
  • Market day: Monday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Janina

Costa Rica

Date of stay: 2018-07-14

Better than the pictures! Idyllic Villa and setting

My husband and I spent one week in Longo Mai to celebrate our anniversary. Longo Mai and the setting are even more beautiful than the pictures! The house is impeccable and beautifully renovated, the garden and pool extremely well maintained and private. It's very close to the town of Rousillon (but remote enough) and perfect to explore other towns in the area, including many wineries and restaurants. Daphne, the owner was a pleasure to deal with . The memories of the week will last a lifetime! Would recommend or repeat in a heartbeat.

Reviewed by : Al

Vancouver, Canada

Date of stay: 2018-07-28

Fabulous Villa

We spent 1 amazing week here with our family of 5 and had the best experience. The house and grounds were beautiful, clean and well maintained. Everything was as shown in the pictures with no disappointments whatsoever! The location was private but close enough to the town of Roussillon to make it convenient. We were very happy with the experience and would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed by : Marriott Family

Leicestershire, UK

Date of stay: 2017-08-12

Perfect Holiday!

We spent a fabulous week at Longo Mai. The farmhouse was beautifully decorated and so many extra touches. Just the perfect Provençal house we were looking for. The pool was lovely and clean and the outlook was perfect. It was a great base for visiting all the nearby villages and we particularly loved Rousillon with it's great bakery and restaurants. We had the pleasure of meeting Daphne who kindly booked restaurants and was so helpful and accommodating, Daphne made our stay extra special. We enjoyed Kayaking and hired bikes for the week. We have so many memories from this really special farmhouse. Looking forward to visiting again!

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Weekly Rates


June - September3500 euros


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

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 1000 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

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 6 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the house.

 



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