Lying at the foothills of the Luberon, 'La Loubiere' is surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the 10 acre grounds of a 16th century chateau, yet just 20 from Aix en Provence. An ideal base for exploring the beautiful markets and villages of the Luberon. Guests have their own fenced pool (12m x 6.5m) with views of lavender, and the thyme and rosemary covered hills. There is unlimited access to the tennis court, which is shaded by trees in the grounds of the chateau . It is also a perfect base for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding with its proximity to the Durance River and the Luberon hills.
Each of the three houses have b...een lovingly restored by the owners, to provide modern facilities, whilst retaining the character and original features of the old buildings, with stone walls, beams and tiled floors. The interiors are furnished to a high standard with beautiful fabrics, bed linen and towels.
Each house has its own private outside area, so they can be let independently or together, accommodating up to twenty people comfortably. An ideal location for extended families and large groups of friends, the layout of the houses means that guests can enjoy being together, whilst benefiting from the space to escape and relax on their own, from time to time.
'La Grange' (5 Bedrooms/3.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 10)
The barn has been renovated to enhance the charm of the old farm buildings and decorated in a rustic, Provencal style. The vast beamed living area (120 sq.m./1000 sq.ft.) comprises large comfortable sitting area and huge open fireplace; a dining area and a large well equipped kitchen. It is ideal for large groups. The raised terrace has wonderful views of the pool and surrounding countryside, a perfect spot from which to watch the sun set, with a glass of wine of local wine.
'Les Platanes' (2 Bedrooms/ 1 bathroom, Sleeps 4)
This lovely stone cottage has been restored and is tastefully decorated, whilst retaining many original features. The private south facing terrace is perfect for 'al fresco' dining or BBQs. There are views of the surrounding park, pool area and fields beyond.
This house has been restored to retain its charm and character, with tasteful decoration. Built in to rock, this house can be a haven from the high summer temperatures. It has a private west facing terrace, with adjacent parking and its own driveway.
Prices range from 1,000 - 2,800 euros per house per week.Read more
Three houses, pool & tennis in grounds of Chateau Aix-en-Provence, Provence, France (Property location is approximate) ?
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Left on 06/15/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Mariette
The difficulty with having your dream vacation is that when it is over your dream is too. Deb and alec are great hosts and offer a lovely space for travelers to live ala Provencal.
We spent 10 days at their rural chateau, which I expected to be daunting when I first found the place. In reality, being out of the hustle and bustle meant that we could relax in this amazing space, surrounded by farm and mountains and were minutes away from Pertuis, with easy access to aix and all the other communities in the Valcluse we wanted to visit without having to deal with traffic, large volumes of people and general city life.
The building, Sebastians House, was large and spacious with all the amenities we needed. Deb made sure there was lots of tourist materials and her own very helpful guide to the area, along with an amazing restaurant recommendation which required reservations... which she was more than willing to help with.
The chateau is stunning and the atmosphere is very welcoming. I would highly recommend La Loubiere. We would go back in a heartbeat.
One note, make sure you give yourself lots of time to explore but equal amounts of time to sit by the pool and sip pastis, it is a wonderful thing to do!
Thank you for your kind words and compliments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here and time exploring Provence. I think you had just the right balance of rest, relaxation and exploring, but still left a few things for next time!
Fantastic stay, yet again !!
Left on 10/02/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Aston Man
Returned to Provence in Sept this year,in our opinion Chateau de la Loubiere is the place to stay. Such a warm welcome from Deb and alec and it provides a perfect base for exploring Provence. The weather was stunning, we visited many places including the Gorges du Verdon, Cassis, Isle sur la Sorgue. A week was just not long enough but we will certainly be back again next year. Highly recommended
Left on 06/23/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Nyc, Gerard and Indigo Canavan
If you can only go to one spot in France - then this exquisite property is the place to stay. Deb and alec are the most incredible hosts and truly are the perfect people to run such a business - incredibly friendly, knowledgable and so warm - going completely out of their way for us. The lodgings truly exemplify the definition of exquisite: "special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence" Loved it and hope to return someday.
Left on 06/09/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Mercier Family
Our extended family and friends spent 3 restful weeks in the La Grange house on the grounds of the Chateau La Loubiere. The proprietor's, Deb & Alec McDougall, were happy to accommodate our needs in a friendly, efficient manner. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
We hope to visit again!!
Left on 06/02/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Sandra Morgan
This was the 4th time we have stayed at Chateau de la Loubiere. We have stayed in all 3 of the gites at different times, depending on the size of our party. Each and every time has been fantastic.
Each gite is delighfully furnished and has high quality linen and towels together with good size kitchens, full cooking facilities, washing machines and sunny terraces. The swimming pool is a good size and a tennis court is also on site.
Chateau de la Loubiere is conveniently situated for discovering Provence, Aix en Provence, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Avignon, Roussillon, Gorges du Verdon, Loumarin, Gordes etc, etc ...
The town of Pertuis has a wide range of shops, large supermarkets, restaurants and a weekly market and makes a perfect base.
The English owners are very knowledgeable about the area and aim to make your stay a truly memorable one.
We will be returning again and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to explore the delights of Provence
Left on 05/26/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | ABCDTravelers
My husband and I were in Provence with another couple to celebrate our 40th birthdays. We stayed in Sebastian's house and it was very comfortable for the 4 of us. Everything was very clean, the beds were comfortable, the linens and towels better than what I have at home and the patio was so nice to enjoy our wine and cheese before dinner. Perhaps the icing on the cake were Deb and alec, the owners and hosts. They are delightful people and very willing to help out however they can with reservations, directions and recommendations
We were also there to do some road biking and the local bike shop Velo Luberon had great bikes for us to rent. There is also a wonderful 'loop' that goes through the Luberon foothills and many small villages. It kept us off busy roads and took us through places where we were able to experience flavor of the area.
The pool looked wonderful, but the weather did not cooperate while we were there. Other than that, our stay was wonderful and I look forward to returning with my family.
Left on 05/26/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | rdnickelson
After a week since returning home, my wife and I are still having "withdrawals" from our wonderful stay at La Loubiere in Provence. We had a fantastic time. Our home for 10 days (Sebastian's House at La Loubiere) was charming, cozy and well equipped. Our gracious hosts, Deb and Alec McDougal, made us feel very welcomed and provided lots of information on the surrounding area. We would highly recommend staying at La Loubiere and hope to return one day.
Left on 05/04/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Victoria
My husband and two boys (11 and 14)and I spent a wonderful week at La Loubiere. April was a bit chillier than we had expected, but we were toasty in the house and loved having the fireplace. The house and grounds were perfect for us. The kitchen was well equipped. Our boys loved running around outside. Pertuis is a pleasant town, centrally located to the many sights and different areas of Provence. Having a GPS is recommended. We were there during the volcano which affected our flight out and Deb and Alec were very kind and helpful in helping us work out a reasonable plan. We hope to return to Provence and La Loubiere.
We had a wonderful week in Provence at La Loubiere. We rented La Grange with two families including 5 adults and 4 children and we had plenty of space to spread out. The kids adored the garden, trampoline and tennis courts. It was a bit early for the pool (though one daredevil 6 year old and an equally daring grown-up type did a few laps).
One of the best things about the McDougall's estate is the location is central to so much that is wonderful in Provence. We explored Gordes, Roussillion and Lourmarin for the Provencal village chapter, Aix for the markets, Marseille and Cassis (including beaches and a boat tour of the calanques) for the coast and Moustiers Ste Marie/Gorges du Verdon for a day of hiking and mountain life. Thank you Deb and Alec for a wonderful retreat!
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