Le Castillon, St-Martin-de-Castillon, Provence

Country house for big groups with towering view and heated pool

 

Country house with heated pool and amazing view for large groups, sleeping up to 20 people including kids. This converted 17th century silk farm is set over 3 floors, all facing south to the view, and 1.5 miles from the hill-top village of St Martin de Castillon.

Living Rooms

 

The living room opens through to the kitchen with dining table.

On the ground floor the kitchen and living room are in one open space, opening out to the terrace. The living room seats 11 and has is set around the fireplace. The kitchen has a farmhouse dining table and is equipped with 5-ring gas stove, large oven, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer with ice and water, 2 more small fridges, Nespresso and drip coffee machine.

 

The kitchen with farmhouse table, opening out to the terrace.

Through from the kitchen is a dining room that also opens out to the terrace. There is a separate laundry room with washing machine and dryer.

The dining room next to the kitchen, with steps to bedroom 6. TV room upstairs with smart TV and Netflix.

Upstairs on the second floor up there is a TV room with a large L-shaped sofa, smart TV, DVD and Netflix. The house has WiFi internet.



Bedrooms

There are 8 double bedrooms and an air-conditioned kids' dorm for 8, and each bedroom has an en suite bathroom. The house sleeps up to 20. The bedrooms are spread out over the 3 floors of the house.

 

Master bedroom and its en suite bathroom.

The master bedroom is on the first floor up and has a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed. The en suite bathroom has bathtub, walk-in shower, double basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 2 and en suite, on the 2nd floor up.

On the top floor above the master bedroom is bedroom 2 which has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

  

The kids' dorm room with 8 bunk beds and bathroom with double showers.

Also on the top floor is the air-conditioned bedroom 3, the children's dorm, with its beautifully designed 8 interwoven bunk beds. Each bed has its own reading lamp and charger point. This room has an en suite bathroom with two showers, double basins and WC.

 

Bedroom 4 and en suite, on the ground floor

Two bedrooms are on the ground floor. Bedroom 4 (above) has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed plus a single bed, and a kitchenette for breakfast-making. Its en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 5 and en suite, on the ground floor.

Bedroom 5, also on the ground floor (above), has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 6 is upstairs and has an in-room shower and basin.

Bedroom 6 (above) is up the stairs from the dining room, in the middle of the house. It can be configured as either two singles or a 1.8m/6ft-wide bed, and has an in-room shower and basin, with separate WC.

 

Bedroom 7 and its en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 7 is on the first floor up, accessed by the outside staircase at the front of the house, coming up from the terrace. It has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed or 2 singles, and en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 8 is upstairs on the 2nd floor up.

Bedroom 8 is on the 2nd floor up, above bedroom 7 and with the same access from the terrace. It has a 1.6m/5.25ft-wide bed and en suite bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

 

Bedroom 9 and its en suite, on the 2nd floor up

Bedroom 9 is also on the 2nd floor up, next to bedroom 8, and can either have two single beds or one 1.8m/6ft-wide bed. Its en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.

Baby cots, baby bath and high chair can be provided.



Garden & Pool

 

The house has 8000 sq m (2 acres) of garden and land. There is the large, full-width terrace with view to the front, then the pool down below this, and woods and meadowland below this. Beyond is a landscape of lavender, cherry and olive orchards.

Looking down at the pool from the terrace at the front of the house. The pool is heated and 12m (40ft) in length.

The pool is heated and measures 12m x 3m (40 x 10ft). It is down a series of steps from the house (see above left), and the number of steps may not suit people with impaired mobility.

 

View from the pool and the house in its setting of lavender fields, olive groves and cherry orchards..

The pool has an infinity edge towards the view, and sunloungers all around, as well as a ping pong table.

Terrace and view beyond. Relaxation spot next to the terrace.

The terrace in front of the house has the fantastic, high, Luberon view. There are tables and chairs under the shade of a pergola, alongside a big gas barbecue.

 

Shaded tables and big gas BBQ on the terrace.

There are other spots to relax along this top level, and the kitchen opens out onto it.

 

The house has gated access with secure parking, and additional parking by the lavender field opposite.




The Location

The house is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the little hill-top village of St-Martin-de-Castillon in the Luberon, and 15 minutes' drive from the market town of Apt. The village has a cafe-restaurant and a grocery store with bread. This is wonderful hiking country with landscapes of lavender, olives groves and orchards, in the rolling hills of the Luberon.

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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Stephanie

USA

Date of stay: 2019-07-20

5 stars

Serene location, stunning views with the sunset clearly visible every evening over the pool. Lavender fields everywhere, easy walks and drives to nearby idyllic towns and markets. French country life at it's best. Each room with an en suite bathroom makes it ideal for large groups. Convenient kitchen and gorgeous outdoor seating make communal meals a delight. Fantastic hosts/owners, responsive, friendly and bi-lingual.

Reviewed by : Ellen

USA

Date of stay: 2019-07-06

Formidable!!

A wonderful week in this spacious and comfortable home. Situated close to Avignon in the beautiful hills overlooking a nature reserve and vineyards. Highly recommend staying and looking forward to a return visit soon

Reviewed by : Christina

USA

Date of stay: 2019-07-13

Terrific stay and highly recommended

I can't recommend this place enough. I have read many a books about summer in Provence and this place is exactly what I pictured it as. It is a wonderful spot for a large group with each room having their own bathroom which is fabulous. The house is well maintained and clean. It is also well equipped from the kitchen to wonderful outdoor grill/eating area overlooking the rolling hills and lavender fields. The pool area is beautiful and appropriately fenced off from the main house too so no worries with little kids. There are fun outdoor (badminton, ping pong, petanque) games as well as indoor games (and huge TV) for all sorts of entertainment. The house is situated near a cute town with multiple grocery stores. I can't wait to go back. It is such great value for what you are getting! The owners are also very responsive and friendly.

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Weekly Rates


January - April3500 euros
May3750 euros
June4500 euros
July5750 euros
August5500 euros
September4700 euros
October3500 euros
Nov - December3100 euros
Xmas, New Year3750 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, mid-week clean 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.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 1000 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 20 people. We regret that smoking is 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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