Domaine La Jauberte - Garden

Garden & Pool

The cypress-lined path to the house, with the lavender field in the foreground and the medieval village of Viens to the right.

The gardens are arranged over different levels and are lovingly designed and planted - waves of vegetation give year-round interest. Some of the scents you’ll experience: rosemary, lavender, santolina, wild thyme, artemisias and over 100 roses. There are 18 acres of gardens, fields and woods to explore around La Jauberte, including a lavender field and olive trees.

 

Heated pool with magnificent views.

The swimming pool is heated, to extend the swimming season into spring and autumn. There are comfortable sun loungers and a superb view. Guests have first use of the pool - if the owners are in residence they may take a swim when guests are out exploring.

 

The garden in June is quite spectacular.

There are several outside spots for eating and relaxing as the mood takes you: the cool and shaded dining table by the courtyard, a balcony off the living room, a vine-shaded terrace below, various garden levels and trees to set out a table and chairs amid the glorious sights and fragrances, and generally live the good life.

 

Guests have their own exclusive part of the garden, with various dining spots according to the time of day. There is also a sheltered courtyard with herb garden. You are encouraged to cut your own flowers for bouquets.

 

Hand-hewn, dry stone walls break up the garden into terraces, for roaming and contemplating the hills and the light.

 

Cool eating spot in the courtyard.

In the courtyard (pictured above) is the oudoor dining table in shade, the coolest place to eat on a summer's day.

Downstairs bedroom's terrace. One of several well-placed gazing spots in the garden.

There are several spots on different levels for taking in the views or reading.

The house from the field beyond the garden. Vegetable garden.

Also on the grounds is a vegetable garden, from which the caretaker can provide seasonal poduce.

Arriving at the house. The balcony outside the living room.

La Jauberte is part of three houses on the same property, along with the owners' house and the caretaker. The owners are an English-speaking couple who are in residence about half the year. How much you see of them is entirely up to you: some guests do not see them at all, others find their local recommendations and insights invaluable. The property is laid out such that you are not aware of the owners' house from La Jauberte.

La Jauberte in beautiful hiking and biking country.
 
The medieval perched village of Viens, 2 miles away.

The income generated from renting La Jauberte is paid every year to the international children's fund UNICEF, whose remit is to improve the lives of children around the world.