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Le Sautaire - Large Farmhouse with Terraces, Private pool and Great Views in Grambois, Vaucluse

Weekly Rental:From GBP 3000 to GBP 4100

Property

Farmhouses

Sleeps

10

Single/Double

2 / 4

Bathrooms

4

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

On the southern slopes of the Luberon, surrounded by exotic gardens and 20 acres of vines, lies this large, charmingly renovated farmhouse. Owned by Brits but with a real French feel, it’s a place to fall in love with!
Constructed in the 1800s, the farmhouse was at the centre of  a 20 acre vinyard. Traditional thick walls and high ceilings keep the house airy and cool in summer. The spacious ground floor salon has original beams and a fireplace. An arch leads into the large family kitchen which comfortably seats 10. See top photo. It is equipped with dishwasher, fridge, a microwave, a Lacanche gas stove and abundant crockery, saucepans etc. Both rooms lead directly onto the South-facing terrace. The laundry room has a washing machine, second fridge, freezer and shower, for pool users. A smaller, separate salon has bookshelves and the CD/tape player.

The terrace has a table seating 10, see Welcome photo, and there is plenty of garden furniture. The pool, 12 by 6 meters is set in the garden, 50 meters from the house. Views from its wooden deck look out over the vines. The landscaped garden to the south gives shade, privacy and pleasure. North of the house the garden frames the view of the Luberon Mountain and provides shaded space to watch boules or volleyball played on our own court. To the west, the gravel terrace is a pleasant place to take a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the vineyard. The West terrace had a table for 10, A gas BBQ, on wheels, is provided for cooking in the garden.

We provide, single duvets, linen, tea towels and bath towels, but please bring swimming towels. Rates include garden and pool maintenance, gas, electricity and central heating. The house is cleaned before each visit. The house has high performance fibre wi-fi. No charge is made for the telephone which will receive incoming calls and allow you to make local calls. Long distance phone calls are barred but easy on wi-fi. We would be grateful if guests did not smoke in the house. No pets please.

Please have a look at the photo gallery for all the views and facilities.

Sophie Dodet, a dear friend, will meet you, provide information about the house and give you the keys. She will check you in and out and handle emergencies.


The Accommodation - Bedrooms and floor plan

The house has 4 big double bedrooms. The Red and Blue bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms.  The Yellow and  Rose rooms share a family bathroom and separate toilet between them. Each bathroom has a large comfortable modern shower. The Red bathroom has, in addition, a real bath which is ideal for bathing young  children. The Red and the Yellow rooms have a double bed, the Blue and the Pink rooms have  two single beds side by side.

On the ground floor the study has a convertible double sofa bed. There is a separate toilet and, in the utility room, there is a shower which could easily be used by someone with access difficulties. 

The whole house floor plan is shown on the right.


Pool and Garden

The garden is mature and there are plenty of places in sun or shade to slope off to read a book or snooze. The pool, 12m by 6m, is a step away from the house and is surrounded by a wide wooden deck. One side is in shade, the other in full sun. Loungers are provided. There is a boule court to the north of the house, which can double as a volley-ball court and there is a table tennis table on the west terrace. You can walk from the house through the vines and into woods. 

 

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Dish Washer Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Central Heating CD Player Internet Access Table Tennis

External Features

Private Pool - Unheated Private Garden Mountain Views BBQ Climbing Frame Sun Loungers : Yes Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

Open fire / woodburner.

Local Attractions

LOCAL APPROACHES TO LE SAUTAIRE:

Pertuis to Le Sautaire

Arriving in Pertuis, follow the signs for Forcalquier and La Tour d'Aigues to the D956.

Go through La Tour d'Aigues. Just before leaving the village (200 meters after a sharp right turn) you will see on your right a large car park and market place with plane trees and the ruin of a château. On your left there is the Café du Chateau; as you pass this, set your mileometer/kilometer to zero, and then continue on the D956, now signposted Grambois and Forcalquier.

After 2.25 miles (4 km), immediately after a sharp S-bend, take the turning on your left marked Chemin du Sautaire. Follow this for 100 meters until you reach a fork around a field of vines. Take the RH fork and follow the field for 300 meters. You pass between two gardens and as the road turns sharply to the right, turn left. You will see the gates to Le Sautaire, and the farmhouse beyond.

If you miss the first turning off the D956 there is a second about 300 meters further on, opposite a house with green shutters right on the edge of the road. Turn left immediately opposite this house again onto

Chemin du Sautaire. Follow the winding road for 200 meters and you arrive at a group of houses. When the road turns sharply to the left, you will see the gates to Le Sautaire ahead of you.

From Lourmarin:

From the D943 take the D27, the right hand fork signposted Cucuron, (not the left hand D56).

Follow the D27 for 12 km past the villages of Cucuron, Sannes, La Motte d’Aigues and St Martin de la Brasque. About 2 km past St Martin de la Brasque, you reach a T junction with the D956.

Turn right. In 200 meters turn right again directly opposite a house with green shutters right on the edge of the road. . Follow the winding road for 200 meters and you arrive at a group of houses. When the road turns sharply to the left, you will see the gates to Le Sautaire ahead of you.

Our locality to Shop and Eat:

Grambois, our local village, is one of a line of villages which run along the south side of the Luberon. Most of the villages have a market day, you can find one every day of the week. One of the best is on Sunday morning in our neighbouring village St Martin de la Brasque. It is probably the most authentic with local farmers selling their produce. It stretches out along the village boules court under the plane trees.

La Tour d’Aigues, the next village south of Grambois has a Tuesday market day with stalls set out in the square in front of the ruined chateau and through the old streets. The restaurant Brasserie du Chateau is well worth a visit to enjoy its excellent chef.

Within an hour's drive North, South ,East or West, as well as Aix-en-Provence, you can visit towns such as Avignon and Forcalquier and a fascinating sculpture park set around a vineyard, Chateau Lacoste, just south of the Durance. There are some lovely walks on the Luberon, including rock climbing, and the "activities section" has addresses where you can hire bikes, canoes and horses.

Grambois is set on a hill, a village perche, and there is a good walk up to it mostly on minor roads and tracks which takes about 25 minutes up and 20 down. You will find a pizzeria and a bar tabac there. At the bottom of the hill, the hamlet of Moulin du Pas - 10 minutes’ walk away - on the flat, has a boulangerie, a wonderful vegetable/grocery shop and a pharmacy. For major shopping, Pertuis is a small town about 20 minutes’ drive to the south. If you fly into Marseilles airport, you will pass through it to reach Le Sautaire. It has two supermarkets, Carrefour and Hyper-U.

If you are thinking of a meal out close by, we would highly recommend Les Tilleuls which is at Moulin de Pas at the foot of our road. A welcoming atmosphere and highly competent cooking.

MARKETS

There are Farmers Markets (FM) which sell produce and Provençal Markets (PM) where you will also find provençal fabric and gifts, herbs and spices, baskets, small pieces of furniture, pottery etc.

GOLF:
Thoughts from some fanatical Irish golfers.’We played golf on some of the finest golf courses anywhere – way ahead of what we expected’. There are three courses within half an hours drive of the farm. Pont Royal, west towards Mallemort, is a Seve Ballesteros designed course. Aix-Marseilles Country Club is south on the road to Marseille Airport, Pierrevert lies east towards Manosque. More details in the house book.

Special Rental Conditions

Rates include garden and pool maintenance, gas, electricity and central heating.

1 If the dates are available we will send you a booking form with the terms and conditions. Please come back with any questions.
2 If you are happy to book please send us the form and deposit. We will send you detailed notes on routes to the house.
3 Six weeks before arrival the final payment is due and we will send you details for your arrival and departure, the contacts of our meeting team, and any local updates.

Nightly price: from £430

Weekly price: from £3000

Damage deposit: £250

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Unheated):
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
Mountain Views:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Climbing Frame:
Yes
Sun Loungers:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

LOCAL APPROACHES TO LE SAUTAIRE:

Pertuis to Le Sautaire

Arriving in Pertuis, follow the signs for Forcalquier and La Tour d'Aigues to the D956.

Go through La Tour d'Aigues. Just before leaving the village (200 meters after a sharp right turn) you will see on your right a large car park and market place with plane trees and the ruin of a château. On your left there is the Café du Chateau; as you pass this, set your mileometer/kilometer to zero, and then continue on the D956, now signposted Grambois and Forcalquier.

After 2.25 miles (4 km), immediately after a sharp S-bend, take the turning on your left marked Chemin du Sautaire. Follow this for 100 meters until you reach a fork around a field of vines. Take the RH fork and follow the field for 300 meters. You pass between two gardens and as the road turns sharply to the right, turn left. You will see the gates to Le Sautaire, and the farmhouse beyond.

If you miss the first turning off the D956 there is a second about 300 meters further on, opposite a house with green shutters right on the edge of the road. Turn left immediately opposite this house again onto

Chemin du Sautaire. Follow the winding road for 200 meters and you arrive at a group of houses. When the road turns sharply to the left, you will see the gates to Le Sautaire ahead of you.

From Lourmarin:

From the D943 take the D27, the right hand fork signposted Cucuron, (not the left hand D56).

Follow the D27 for 12 km past the villages of Cucuron, Sannes, La Motte d’Aigues and St Martin de la Brasque. About 2 km past St Martin de la Brasque, you reach a T junction with the D956.

Turn right. In 200 meters turn right again directly opposite a house with green shutters right on the edge of the road. . Follow the winding road for 200 meters and you arrive at a group of houses. When the road turns sharply to the left, you will see the gates to Le Sautaire ahead of you.

Our locality to Shop and Eat:

Grambois, our local village, is one of a line of villages which run along the south side of the Luberon. Most of the villages have a market day, you can find one every day of the week. One of the best is on Sunday morning in our neighbouring village St Martin de la Brasque. It is probably the most authentic with local farmers selling their produce. It stretches out along the village boules court under the plane trees.

La Tour d’Aigues, the next village south of Grambois has a Tuesday market day with stalls set out in the square in front of the ruined chateau and through the old streets. The restaurant Brasserie du Chateau is well worth a visit to enjoy its excellent chef.

Within an hour's drive North, South ,East or West, as well as Aix-en-Provence, you can visit towns such as Avignon and Forcalquier and a fascinating sculpture park set around a vineyard, Chateau Lacoste, just south of the Durance. There are some lovely walks on the Luberon, including rock climbing, and the "activities section" has addresses where you can hire bikes, canoes and horses.

Grambois is set on a hill, a village perche, and there is a good walk up to it mostly on minor roads and tracks which takes about 25 minutes up and 20 down. You will find a pizzeria and a bar tabac there. At the bottom of the hill, the hamlet of Moulin du Pas - 10 minutes’ walk away - on the flat, has a boulangerie, a wonderful vegetable/grocery shop and a pharmacy. For major shopping, Pertuis is a small town about 20 minutes’ drive to the south. If you fly into Marseilles airport, you will pass through it to reach Le Sautaire. It has two supermarkets, Carrefour and Hyper-U.

If you are thinking of a meal out close by, we would highly recommend Les Tilleuls which is at Moulin de Pas at the foot of our road. A welcoming atmosphere and highly competent cooking.

MARKETS

There are Farmers Markets (FM) which sell produce and Provençal Markets (PM) where you will also find provençal fabric and gifts, herbs and spices, baskets, small pieces of furniture, pottery etc.

GOLF:
Thoughts from some fanatical Irish golfers.’We played golf on some of the finest golf courses anywhere – way ahead of what we expected’. There are three courses within half an hours drive of the farm. Pont Royal, west towards Mallemort, is a Seve Ballesteros designed course. Aix-Marseilles Country Club is south on the road to Marseille Airport, Pierrevert lies east towards Manosque. More details in the house book.

In the area

This Property is situated in Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d`Azur

Nearest Airport: Marseilles airport

Nearest Station:

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Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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Whether you're planning your next holiday, or simply want to find out more about our properties, you can contact our Owners & Agents directly for more information

Contact Person: Jenny and Brian Sweeney

Phone: +44 (0)20 8693 3982

Mobile: +44 (0)7966 444 659

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