In the heart of the Luberon Hills, Lacoste is well known for its château, previously owned by the infamous Marquis de Sade. Just a few minutes in the other direction lies charming Ménerbes with its steep, picturesque streets and far-reaching views across to Gordes and the ochre cliffs of Roussillon. This lovely old stone farmhouse is peacefully situated in large wooded grounds, minutes from Lacoste village. It has been charmingly, yet simply restored, retaining the old Provençal ceilings, exposed stonework, and tiled floors. The odd different levels between the rooms adds to the old-world charm. Outside there is a nice sheltered dining area and two other sitting-out areas. The lovely pool is built-in ’bassin’ style and is walled and gated. From here one can glimpse the ochre cliffs of Roussillon. It is a good choice for children with plenty of play space outside, swings and a sandpit.Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire. Kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no WC). Separate WC. Stone, turning stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room (no WC), one with low headroom. Double bedroom with two additional single beds. Bathroom with old-fashioned clawfoot bath (no WC). Separate WC
- Spacious flat grass area
- 6000 m² of rough wooded grounds
- Outdoor swimming pool (private, 8m x 4m, depth 1.1-1.8m, open Jun-Sep)
- French-style wrought-iron cot
2km S of Lacoste (restaurant, Tuesday market), 6km N of Ménerbes (simple shops, Friday market), 20km SW of Apt (all facilities, Saturday market).