Bastides de Lavandes

Consists of various cottages that can be rented separately or the entire estate can be rented too - great for family reunion or large groups - sleeps up to 18

This property has been restored bearing in mind the authentic Provencal style, you will feel as if you have returned to a simpler time in Provence, days of enjoying the lavender fields and fresh produce from local producers. The style of each house replicates the authentic furnishings and fixtures of times gone by, but with modern conveniences...ideal for large groups who want to take the whole estate...areas for eating en-group outside - and for cozy family style meals in the largest of the houses.


  • Le Lavandou (sleeps 4-6)
  • La Petite (sleeps 2)
  • La Borie (sleeps 4)
  • Ventoux (sleeps 4)
  • L’herbier (sleeps 2)

    Vacation Property Details

    This is a lovely estate near Saignon – there are five beautifully restored stone houses set in 10 hectares of beautiful countryside in the heart of Provence.
    To the south of the property are its 3 ½ hectares of rolling lavender fields, in bloom from late June until the end of July.
    To the west is a spectacular view out to the celebrated Mont Ventoux with its chalky summit that looks like snow all year round, and to the Alpes beyond. To the north are the magnificent Luberon hills, whose colour changes from purple to gold depending on the light.

    All houses have their own access private outdoor eating area and garden furniture, and all have private parking next to the house. No house overlooks another, so there is plenty of privacy for those wanting to get away from it all. The largest house, Le Lavandou has its own swimming pool set in a private garden, whilst the other smaller houses share a spectacular swimming pool overlooking the lavender, with plenty of space for everyone to relax in elegant wooden recliners. Both pools enjoy breathtaking views and both have solar heating.

    Prices fully inclusive of bed linen, towels, pool towels and absolutely all bills except a tiny obligatory ‘taxe de séjour’ and final cleaning.

    The quality of light in Provence has always been one of its major attractions, as much in winter as in summer. All five houses have thermostatically-controlled heating, so they are cosy even when it's snowing outside!

    Every comfort is provided, including extremely well-equipped kitchens, fresh white cotton bed linen, plenty of soft towels (and extra towels to use around the pool). Each house has its own telephone line.

    Le Lavandou
    (sleeps 4 –6) This is a two story stone house directly overlooking the breathtaking lavender fields (in bloom from late June until the end of July) and the hills and mountains beyond. It has plenty of choice for outdoor eating – either on the low-walled garden terrace to the front of the house, or overlooking the flower garden to the rear of the house, or again in Le Lavandou’s private pool garden. The choice is yours!
    Downstairs :
    Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, extra wide (80cm) oven, 5 ring hob, fridge freezer, washing machine, pretty dining table and chairs. Recipe books are also provided. After all, what better way to try out some of the delicious local recipes with ingredients bought from the market and Provencal herbs picked in your own ‘potager’;
    Lovely sitting room, with open fireplace, armchairs, extremely comfortable sofa bed that sleeps 2, TV/video, cassette/CD player, a selection of board games, films and books. French doors leading out to the flower garden, Weber gas BBQ.
    Upstairs :
    Two large bedrooms Bedroom 1 – lovely double bed, en suite bathroom with WC, hand-basin, beautiful bath-on-feet. Bedroom 2 - two large (1m20) singles, en-suite bathroom with WC, hand basin, shower.
    Outside :
    This house has its own terrace with pretty wrought iron table and chairs and a lovely private 12 X 5 metre swimming pool with elegant recliners overlooking the lavender fields and the beautiful scenery beyond. It also has outdoor furniture on the other side of the house looking into the pretty communal garden so you can catch every last drop of the day’s sunshine, or relax under the shade of the romantic silver birch tree.

    L’Herbier (sleeps 2)

    A romantic single-storey stone cottage that used to be a small barn, with a pretty private garden situated next to the ‘potager’ where you can pick your own fresh herbs, tomatoes and cut flowers.
    Gorgeous kitchen with oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, pretty Provençal table and chairs. Spacious sunny sitting room with open fireplace, TV/video, CD player, a selection of videos and books.
    French doors lead out to the terrace with metal arbour and outdoor table and chairs. Bathroom with WC, hand basin and traditional bath-on-feet. Lovely light bedroom with double bed and French doors leading into the garden.

    La Petite (sleeps 2)
    A dream of a little stone cottage, beautifully positioned overlooking the fields of lavender and Mont Ventoux.
    It has an extremely pretty kitchen/dining room, including oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, pretty table and chairs, TV/video, cassette/CD player, a selection of films, cookery books and novels. Bathroom with WC, hand basin and walk-in shower. Bedroom with double bed and pretty bedroom furniture. Tranquil terrace with outdoor furniture. Spectacular view!

    La Borie (sleeps 4)

    Taking its name from the ancient shepherd’s shelter that now forms the kitchen, La Borie is pretty two-storey stone house sleeping 4. To the rear of the house are the evocative Luberon hills, to the south is the walled herb garden and to the front is a large private lawn and pretty wrought iron arbour with table and chairs.

    Downstairs :
    Pretty Provençal kitchen with lovely old dresser, fully equipped with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine.
    Arched French doors leading out to summer dining terrace. Sitting/dining room with open fireplace, pretty table and chairs, armchairs, TV/video , cassette/CD player, selection of films, cookery books and novels.
    Upstairs :
    two lovely bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with two singles. Each bedroom has its own pretty bathroom with WC, hand basin and walk-in shower.
    Arched French doors leading out to eating area with pretty wrought iron table and chairs.

    Ventoux (sleeps 4)

    A splendid one-storey restored barn looking over to the famous Mont Ventoux and flanked by the majestic lavender fields to the front of the house and the pretty flower garden to the rear.
    Superbly equipped kitchen/dining room with wide (80cm) oven, 5 ring hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, pretty Provençal table and chairs. The sitting area comprises sofa and armchairs, TV/video, cassette/CD player, a selection of board games, films, cookery books and novels.
    French doors open onto the terrace with pretty metal arbour, outdoor dining table and chairs and a wonderful view.
    Bedroom 1 : Double bed with French doors leading onto terrace, ensuite bathroom featuring traditional bath-on-feet, WC and hand basin.
    Bedroom 2 : Two large (1m20) single beds, French doors leading out to terrace, en suite bathroom with WC, hand basin and shower.

    Closest town
    Only 1 minute from the unspoilt and welcoming Medieval village 'perché' of Saignon, with its boulangerie, épicerie, post office, village school and three restaurants.
    Lavender essence, home-made honey and goats' cheese can be bought from local people - and you'll often see a herd of sheep and goats scurrying past, little bells tinkling, to graze in the pasture next door....

    Towns and Distances:
    The bustling market town of Apt is only ten minutes by car, with a colourful Provençal market that fills the town every Saturday morning and a smaller farm produce market on Tuesday morning from May until November.
    Banks, restaurants, cafés, every kind of shopping, an ancient cathedral (you can visit the vaults!), museum, cinema … Apt is typically French and has everything you could need.
    The historic towns of Avignon is only 45 minutes away, with Cézanne’s Aix-en-Provence and Van Gogh’s St Rémy a tiny bit further.

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