La Ferrage, St-Saturnin-les-Apt, Provence

Delightful cottage for 2 right by an outstanding Provence village


La Ferrage is an idyllic cotage in lavender and cherry orchard, with pool and great views.

La Ferrage is a wonderful 1-bedroom rental home with pool and large grounds, with inspiring views in every direction, in the cherry orchards at the foot of the pristine village of Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt.

Living Rooms

Downstairs are the light and sunny living room and kitchen.


The kitchen is very light and equipped to a high standard.

The kitchen is flooded with light and is well equipped with oven, 4-ring cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster, food mixer, and clothes washer/dryer.


The living room with satellite TV and iPod dock, opening onto the terrace.

The living room opens onto the south-facing terrace and view. There is a sofa and TV with French and English-language channels, iPod dock and high-speed WiFi internet. Internet telephony means even international calls are free. For winter rentals there is a wood-burning stove, and a dining table. Downstairs is also a guest WC.





Upstairs is the spacious bedroom (above) with writing desk, the bed is 1.5m wide (5ft).

The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower with beautiful locally hand-made tiles, double basins and WC.

The bedroom has windows on three sides and looks out over the garden to the pool and the Luberon mountain beyond (pictured left).



Garden & Pool

The house is set in 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres) of land, mainly planted with cherry trees, as well as olive trees and a large lawned area with a big pool. It has views south to the Luberon, north to the plateau de Vaucluse, and west to the perched village of Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, with its church and castle ruins.


Dining table on the front terrace, with pergola and wisteria overhead.

The terrace to the front of the house faces south and is shaded with a wisteria-clad pergola. There is a dining table by the ancient well and two loungers.


The pool is 10 metres, or 33 ft, across.

The pool is made from what was the spring-fed irrigation basin and keeps its round shape and large dimensions of 10m wide (33ft). Around the pool is lawn and willow trees, with a table and chairs, as well as his n' hers hammocks, in the shade of the trees. There are great views from the pool area, of the Luberon mountain range to the south, and the village of St Saturnin right next door with its ruined castle.


Beyond the house is the chapel above the village of Saint Saturnin, which is where the sun sets in summer.

From pool to house is a path with lavender borders, through the cherry orchard. In April the cherry trees are in blossom and in June you have an unlimited supply of cherries to pick. In front of the house is a rose garden on either side of the path.


The side terrace provides a shaded spot for breakfast.

To the side, a second eating spot, which is perfect for breakfast as it has morning shade. If you want breakfast in the sun, there is the other dining table in front.


The terrace is made with the cobbles from the old threshing floor that was discovered in the ground during excavation work.

Looking down the path to the pool. View of the village of St Saturnin from one of the poolside hammocks.

For at least 6 months of the year, the terrace acts as the living room, with a wonderful view to the south. The cottage is so well equipped, and only ten minutes walk into a village with amenities, that it is an ideal year-round destination.

The Location

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, a strikingly beautiful village 10 minutes walk away.

The house is in quiet countryside just 700 metres (10-15 minutes walk) from the stores and restaurants of the beautiful medieval perched village of Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt. This is one of the Luberon's famed hill-top villages, with spectacular view from the castle ruins and chapel above. It has everything you need from a village, including ATM and post office. There is no need to get in the car for a morning baguette or hearty dinner.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 20 minutes by car: Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, and Goult. Just beyond are the antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue and the very lovely Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Within 90 minutes are Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail at Chateauneuf du Pape.

There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages.

You can make a comfortable day-trip of the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.

Scenes from the ochre village of Roussillon, 5 miles away,



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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Saradaniel


Date of stay: 2019-08-25


This place is a tiny paradise. The view from the swiming pool, the village, the food, and last but not least it is the place where we have finished our book, « La Putain du Califat » Grasset which is doing very well. A few days ago it was first on the amazon sale list in front of Stephen King, thank you Barney!

Reviewed by : David Buchanan


Date of stay: 2019-09-04


This is an idyllic cottage surrounded by a cherry orchard, vineyard and small olive grove, on the outskirts of a typical Provencal hillside village. Picturesque comes to mind and it looks even better in the flesh. The accommodation and facilities were ideal for the two of us and allowed us to simply switch off for the 10 day duration. The village is a short walk, or run if so inclined, and has a number of small village shops and cafes which served us well. There is certainly no need to bother with the main stores in nearby Apt. A wonderful and memorable holiday. Thank you.

Reviewed by : Sara & Geoff


Date of stay: 2019-07-13

Wonderful and relaxing

We are just back from a week at La Ferrage and only wish we could have stayed longer. What a wonderful place to relax. The villa has everything you could need, and more. Well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and a fantastic shower! What made it for us were the views - a big sky, lavender and olive trees...heaven. It was lovely to walk into the village every day for our breakfast from one of the great boulangerie's and the town had everything you could need. I recommend a walk to the chateau and the church and windmill. The pool with shade under the willow trees was the icing on the cake. Wonderful.

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Weekly Rates

Nov - March455 euros
April700 euros
May980 euros
June - August1400 euros
September980 euros
October700 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, wireless internet, satellite TV, a weekly clean for stays over a week, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am. For stays over a week there is a change of bedlinen once a week.
 To secure a booking you would send a 200 euro deposit, with 50% of the balance 60 days prior to arrival and 50% 30 days prior.

The house is for a maximum of 2 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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