This vast 10-hectare property used to be the residence of the French writer Henri Bosco who gave pride of place to the Luberon region in several of his novels. Passionately fond of this generous sun-kissed land, Bosco is buried in the peaceful village cemetery, now a major tourist attraction in Provence. Recently highlighted in a work by another author who stayed there: the archetypal Provencal village described Peter Mayle in “A Year in Provence”, a global bestseller. The village is barely a ten-minute walk away. What a delight to go there to get croissants and freshly baked bread in the morning, and then enjoy them at the large family table on the terrace.
The home, in fact, is the east wing of the residence (currently occupied by its owners), but has an entirely separate entrance, a landscaped garden, and is totally private. The 12 x 5m heated swimming pool is in a secluded area, with an unobstructed panoramic view of the surrounding countryside covered with fruit trees. A pool house with garden furniture is a wonderful place to laze around in the mild Provencal climate at any time of day.
The home is laid out on two levels. Each room is extremely spacious and decorated in an understated and elegant contemporary style:
• Large living area, with living room, dining room and a beautifully equipped open-plan kitchen
• Laundry room
• Guest toilets
• Double bedroom, ground floor access to garden, private terrace, king-size bed, adjacent shower room (shower and toilets)
• Double bedroom, king-size bed, ensuite bathroom (bathtub, shower and toilets)
• Double bedroom, king-size bed, ensuite shower room (shower and toilets)
• Double bedroom, twin 90 cm beds, ensuite shower room (shower and toilets)
The house is equipped with a floor air-conditioning system, which makes it warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Household linen, kitchen and bath towels are provided. The beds are freshly made up.You’ll also have some surprises in store to welcome you: you’ll find toiletries in the bathrooms and a little gourmet gift basket in the kitchen. Other services are also available on demand when you reserve.
Lourmarin is part of the very select inner circle known as the “The Most Beautiful Villages in France”. The homeland of Albert Camus and Henri Bosco, it has inspired and continues to inspire painters and writers. With its narrow, winding streets, little shaded squares and beautiful old facades, it’s the Provencal village par excellence. It’s located in the Luberon Regional Nature Park, amid vineyards, olive and almond tree groves, 50 km to the east of Avignon. The village, with its cafe terraces, arts and crafts shops and gourmet restaurants, attracts numerous visitors in the summer. So come and join them and you’ll get the chance to savor the many pleasures of the art of living in the south of France.
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