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South of France Vacation Rental Travel Deals *
July and August: Saturday to Saturday rentals only
This very authentic property, formerly a farmhouse was renovated to modern standards in 1994. The stone house is built into an “L” shape. It is surrounded by fields, mountains and forest, giving it an absolutly calm atmosphere.
The large property can accommodate 10/12 people.
Inside the front door on ground floor is a very large living room with fireplace. It is furnished with large sofas and armchairs as well as a large bookshelf. It is equipped with a TV and a stereo. There is a direct access to a paved terrace.
The large separate eat in kitchen is fully equipped with four induction plates, an electric oven, a refrigerator and freezer, a micro wave oven, a dishwasher, a coffee maker and a toaster. It has all necessary cookware and table ware. There is a large dining table and a working wood stove.
There is a washing machine.
There is a second lounge furnished with two sofas and another working fireplace.
A total of 4 double bedrooms are available.
There is an additional “dormitory” with 1 double bed and 3 single beds (mattresses on the floor).
These Bedrooms share a total of 4 bathrooms and toilets.(1 with tub, 1 with tub and stall shower and 3 with showers).
Away from the large courtyard and garden, you will find la large swimming pool (20mX4M) including a small pool for kids.
In an incredibly calm environment, these property will enchant nature lovers. You will find great mountain bike or hiking destinations.
The nearest town is Sisteron, about 25 mn drive. This property is only recommended to nature lovers as it is isolated. There is a couple, leaving in the property in charge of looking after the property.
Sisteron is a pre-Roman town built at a narrow rocky gap (clue) where the Durance and Buech rivers join. The gap, at the north edge of the town, rises in a cliff to the Rocher de la Baume on the east side of the river, and to the rocky peak topped by the imposing 13th-to-17th-century citadel on the west side, protecting the town. From the north, the road enters the town through a tunnel beneath the citadel, and the town is still protected by parts of the 14th-century walls. The gap and the citadel are most impressive when arriving from the south, viewed across the town.
Sisteron is a very nice town, with interesting streets, houses and other sites. There's a lot to do here, with a multitude of restaurants and shops of all kinds. A hospital is located in the area if needed. There is an easy access to Sisteron with the autoroute to Aix-en-Provence and Marseilles. If you're going to be visiting the nearby region, such as the Montagne de Lure to the west or the mountainous country to the east, this is a good central location.
The 11th-century origins of the chateau are long gone, but the donjon is from the 12th century, and the current battlements, built in the 16th century during the Wars of Religion, are ancient enough, and very impressive.
Central Provence provides a charmed rural atmosphere of rolling hillsides and valleys sprinkled with picturesque farm buildings and villages, and spread with fields of lavender and other colourful crops. Ancient fortified villages still occupy many hilltops. Local inhabitants maintain a lifestyle and traditions that have endured for centuries. In the towns and villages weekly markets offer produce, handicrafts, and entertainment. Music festivals, art exhibitions, and other cultural events are frequent in the summer months.
To the northeast and east the topography becomes dramatic as Provence rises into the Alps. Rugged mountain vistas, alpine meadows and lakes make up the landscape. Hiking and skiing are enjoyable in the sunny maritime climate of Provence.
To the south lies the Mediterranean coast. The scenic ports, inlets, and beaches of the Côte d’Azur and the Camargue area provide for a wide variety of activities and events.
The property is about a 20 minutes drive on local roads from Sisteron.
Sisteron is about a 1 hour ½ drive by Motorway from Marseilles (130 km), 45 mn from Aix en Provence.. The Luberon Valley and other attractive destinations are within a 1 hour drive on local country roads.
The nearest TGV station is Aix-en-Provence and the nearest regular train station is Sisteron.
The nearest airport is "Marseille Provence".