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La Bergerie du Ravin

Ref: PR135, Vaucluse, Provence, France, £3000 to £3950 pw

  1. 1 - La Bergerie du Ravin - back of house, terrace and garden
  2. 2 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool and house
  3. 3 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area
  4. 4 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area
  5. 5 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area and views
  6. 6 - La Bergerie du Ravin - gazebo by pool and views of grounds
  7. 7 - La Bergerie du Ravin - house and view of Grambois in the distance
  8. 8 - La Bergerie du Ravin - terrace at back of the house
  9. 9 - La Bergerie du Ravin - front entrance
  10. 10 - La Bergerie du Ravin - terraced garden
  11. 11 - La Bergerie du Ravin - garden at back of house
  12. 12 - La Bergerie du Ravin - garden at back of house
  13. 13 - La Bergerie du Ravin - hallway
  14. 14 - La Bergerie du Ravin - living area
  15. 15 - La Bergerie du Ravin - living area
  16. 16 - La Bergerie du Ravin - detail in living area
  17. 17 - La Bergerie du Ravin - dining area
  18. 18 - La Bergerie du Ravin - kitchen
  19. 19 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom One on ground floor
  20. 20 - La Bergerie du Ravin - shower room en suite with bedroom One on ground floor
  21. 21 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Two on ground floor
  22. 22 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bathroom en suite with bedroom Two on ground floor
  23. 23 - La Bergerie du Ravin - stairs up to first floor
  24. 24 - La Bergerie du Ravin - first floor landing
  25. 25 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Three on first floor
  26. 26 - La Bergerie du Ravin - en suite shower with bedroom Three on first floor
  27. 27 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Four on first floor
  28. 28 - La Bergerie du Ravin - en suite bathroom with bedroom Four on first floor
  29. 29 - La Bergerie du Ravin - evening light
  30. 30 - La Bergerie du Ravin - evening drinks
  31. 31 - La Bergerie du Ravin - dinner at dusk
  32. 32 - La Bergerie du Ravin - view of house and Grambois
  33. 33 - La Bergerie du Ravin - surrounding countryside
  34. 34 - La Bergerie du Ravin - spring irises
  35. 35 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
  36. 36 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
  37. 37 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
  • 1 - La Bergerie du Ravin - back of house, terrace and garden
    1 - La Bergerie du Ravin - back of house, terrace and garden
  • 2 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool and house
    2 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool and house
  • 3 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area
    3 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area
  • 4 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area
    4 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area
  • 5 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area and views
    5 - La Bergerie du Ravin - fenced-off pool area and views
  • 6 - La Bergerie du Ravin - gazebo by pool and views of grounds
    6 - La Bergerie du Ravin - gazebo by pool and views of grounds
  • 7 - La Bergerie du Ravin - house and view of Grambois in the distance
    7 - La Bergerie du Ravin - house and view of Grambois in the distance
  • 8 - La Bergerie du Ravin - terrace at back of the house
    8 - La Bergerie du Ravin - terrace at back of the house
  • 9 - La Bergerie du Ravin - front entrance
    9 - La Bergerie du Ravin - front entrance
  • 10 - La Bergerie du Ravin - terraced garden
    10 - La Bergerie du Ravin - terraced garden
  • 11 - La Bergerie du Ravin - garden at back of house
    11 - La Bergerie du Ravin - garden at back of house
  • 12 - La Bergerie du Ravin - garden at back of house
    12 - La Bergerie du Ravin - garden at back of house
  • 13 - La Bergerie du Ravin - hallway
    13 - La Bergerie du Ravin - hallway
  • 14 - La Bergerie du Ravin - living area
    14 - La Bergerie du Ravin - living area
  • 15 - La Bergerie du Ravin - living area
    15 - La Bergerie du Ravin - living area
  • 16 - La Bergerie du Ravin - detail in living area
    16 - La Bergerie du Ravin - detail in living area
  • 17 - La Bergerie du Ravin - dining area
    17 - La Bergerie du Ravin - dining area
  • 18 - La Bergerie du Ravin - kitchen
    18 - La Bergerie du Ravin - kitchen
  • 19 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom One on ground floor
    19 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom One on ground floor
  • 20 - La Bergerie du Ravin - shower room en suite with bedroom One on ground floor
    20 - La Bergerie du Ravin - shower room en suite with bedroom One on ground floor
  • 21 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Two on ground floor
    21 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Two on ground floor
  • 22 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bathroom en suite with bedroom Two on ground floor
    22 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bathroom en suite with bedroom Two on ground floor
  • 23 - La Bergerie du Ravin - stairs up to first floor
    23 - La Bergerie du Ravin - stairs up to first floor
  • 24 - La Bergerie du Ravin - first floor landing
    24 - La Bergerie du Ravin - first floor landing
  • 25 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Three on first floor
    25 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Three on first floor
  • 26 - La Bergerie du Ravin - en suite shower with bedroom Three on first floor
    26 - La Bergerie du Ravin - en suite shower with bedroom Three on first floor
  • 27 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Four on first floor
    27 - La Bergerie du Ravin - bedroom Four on first floor
  • 28 - La Bergerie du Ravin - en suite bathroom with bedroom Four on first floor
    28 - La Bergerie du Ravin - en suite bathroom with bedroom Four on first floor
  • 29 - La Bergerie du Ravin - evening light
    29 - La Bergerie du Ravin - evening light
  • 30 - La Bergerie du Ravin - evening drinks
    30 - La Bergerie du Ravin - evening drinks
  • 31 - La Bergerie du Ravin - dinner at dusk
    31 - La Bergerie du Ravin - dinner at dusk
  • 32 - La Bergerie du Ravin - view of house and Grambois
    32 - La Bergerie du Ravin - view of house and Grambois
  • 33 - La Bergerie du Ravin - surrounding countryside
    33 - La Bergerie du Ravin - surrounding countryside
  • 34 - La Bergerie du Ravin - spring irises
    34 - La Bergerie du Ravin - spring irises
  • 35 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
    35 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
  • 36 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
    36 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
  • 37 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
    37 - La Bergerie du Ravin - nearby Grambois
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4

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Provençal charm in a beautiful setting...

La Bergerie du Ravin is a lovely stone-built provençal country house dating from the early 1800s, and recently restored to a high standard of comfort and style. It enjoys a wonderful setting within the Luberon area of Provence, one of France's most charming areas, with 18 acres of private woods, meadows and landscaped gardens. It is impeccably furnished and cheerfully decorated in modern style, and enjoys lovely views and expansive outdoor terraces.

Accommodation details

Open plan living/dining room, kitchen, laundry room, 1 separate wc, 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower room with wc, 2 double/twin bedrooms with en suite bathroom with wc

Facilities

Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, 2 cots available (linen on request), 2 highchairs, baby equipment, telephone, good mobile reception, WiFi, satellite TV (Freesat), DVD player, central heating (possible charge), open fireplace (firewood provided), alarm, barbecue, table tennis, board games, petanque
 

Services

Bed linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided, as well as a weekly change for bookings of more than one week. No cleaning is provided during rentals, but can be arranged at an extra cost of 15€ per hour, with a minimum of 3 hours. A local outside catering service can be booked; details will be provided. Services are payable locally.

Prices quoted are subject to change.

Exterior

La Bergerie is set in 18 acres of meadow and woodland - the area around the house has been carefully landscaped, but most of the 18 acres are native scrub, woodland and areas of meadow. This presents a charming combination of fragrant flower beds set among stone wall-lined gravel paths, shady trees bordered by vines and native scrub vegetation. It enjoys fine views over vineyards, rolling countryside, the Luberon hills to the north, and to the south to the hilltop village of Grambois and further to the iconic bulk of Montaigne Ste-Victoire.

The house is set in a large gravel terrace, with the warm stone construction complementing nicely the provençal light-blue hue of the woodwork. The south-facing terrace off the kitchen, shady terraces outside the living/dining room area, and terraces outside both ground floor bedrooms offer plenty of space for al fresco dining and relaxing, with plenty of good quality outdoor furniture. The swimming pool is set in a broad paved border, with sun loungers and an awning-covered space for shade. The pool is heated from May to September free of charge (specific temperature not guaranteed). There is a pétanque pitch, parking for several cars under the trees, and an original well in the grounds is well secured with a padlocked iron grill.

Interior

Carefully restored and pleasantly decorated, the interior retains many original features of the old bergerie: wooden ceiling beams and some lovely interior stone walls. It enjoys shade from surrounding trees and remains pleasantly cool in the hottest weather. It is furnished in a mixture of contemporary and rustic styles, with some antiques, and plenty of nice decorative touches and paintings.

Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor off the living area: one double bedroom with an en suite shower room with wc, and a double or twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom with wc. Both give onto private terraces through French doors. The large open-plan living/dining area includes a sitting area with comfortable sofas and chairs and a large-screen television, a dining table seating twelve, and a well-equipped modern kitchen, and also opens through two sets of French doors to the outside. There is a separate wc on the ground floor. A staircase winds up to the first floor, where there is a double bedroom with en suite shower room with wc and a double or twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom with wc. There is a laundry room on this floor.

The double bedrooms have a 160m wide bed. The other bedrooms each have two single beds which are 80cm wide and can be made up as doubles.

Available for short stays

More Information

Changeover day: Saturday

Swimming pool

Private
Security alarm
Fenced-off
Corner steps
Heated (May-Sept)
Size 10x4m
Depth 1.20m-2.20m

Tennis court

La Tour d'Aigues 10km

Beaches

Cassis 91km
Bandol 111km

18 hole 14km
18 hole 42km

Other features

  • Internet
  • Cook (request)
  • Ground level bedroom

Golf Details


18 hole Pierrevert 14km
www.golf-du-luberon.com

18 hole Aix-en-Provence 42km
www.setclub.com

18 hole Mallemort 43km
www.golfpontroyal.com

18 hole Les Milles 48km
www.golfaixmarseille.com

Ground floor

Ground floor

First floor

First floor

This floor plan was prepared in good faith and may not be exactly to scale.

La Bergerie du Ravin is located in a very special area of France. It nestles in tranquil countryside, close to the beautiful scenery of the Luberon and its picturesque and famous hilltop villages, only a short drive from the vibrant historic towns of Aix-en-Provence, Apt, and Marseilles, and also within easy reach of Mediterranean beaches at Bandol, Cassis and the Côte Bleue. 

The landscapes of the southern slopes of the Luberon become more Mediterranean in character, with the limestone studded and herb-scented garrigue continually buffeted by the mistral winds. One of the area’s most picturesque villages is Cucuron. It is best known for the large bassin surrounded by centenary plane trees in its main square, a coolly idyllic setting on a hot afternoon. Lourmarin, one of the Luberon’s non-hilltop villages, has a lively café scene and some fine restaurants. Its Renaissance château bears the grandiose title of Villa Medicis de Provence. Lourmarin was the home of Albert Camus, who is buried here. The village of Ansouis is also definitely worth visiting.

  • Shops & services

    Villages

    The best croissants, pains au chocolate and varieties of bread come from La Bastide-des-Jourdans and the best light white baguettes come from La Tour du Pain at Moulin du Pas (5km) where there is also a very good fruit and veg shop which has local wines, cheese and meat.
    Grambois (5km): bakery, café from where you can order English newspapers
    La Motte d'Aigues (7km): small supermarket open till 7pm and to 12.30pm on Sundays
    La Tour d’Aigues (10km): small supermarket open till 7pm and to 12.30pm on Sundays
    Larger supermarkets (Carrefour and Hyper-U) can be found in Pertuis (16km)

    Towns

    Pertuis (16km)
    Apt (36km)
    Aix-en-Provence (40km)
    Marseille (70km)

  • Market days

    Morning markets:
    St Martin de la Brasque (6km): Sundays (popular for Oysters to eat 'sur place' under the trees from 10.30am or to take away!
    La Tour d’Aigues (10km): Tuesdays
    Mirabeau (17km): Thursdays
    Pertuis (16km): Fridays
    Ansouis: (15km) Sundays
    Villelaure (19km): Thursdays
    Beaumont de Pertuis (14km): Saturdays
    Cucuron (16km): Tuesdays
    Cadenet (22km): Mondays
    Lourmarin (23km): Fridays (excellent)
    Lauris (28km): Mondays
    Apt (40km) - Saturdays  
    Aix-en-Provence (40km): Place du Palais de Justice every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, Place de la Mairie on Sunday mornings and antique book market on first Sunday of each month.
    Summer evening markets:
    La Motte d’Aigues (7km): Thursdays
    Mirabeau (17km): Fridays
    Vaugines (18km): Tuesdays
    Lauris (28km): Saturdays

  • Recommended restaurants

    Moulin du Pas (3km) Auberge des Tilleuls
    Ansouis (12km) La Closerie
    Pertuis (16km) Le Goût du Jour, La Paillote
    Cucuron (16km) Restaurant de l’Etang, La Petite Maison, Les Temps Modernes
    Lourmarin (23km) La Fontaine, L’Antiquaire, La Louche à Beurre, L’Insolite
    Cadenet (21km) La Source, L’Auberge de la Fenière
    Mérindol (36km) La Bastide du Grand Tilleul

    There are dozens of good restaurants in Aix-en-Provence (40km)  - here are a few recommended by our owners:
    Le Clos de la Violette, Le Passage, Chez Antoine, Le Mas d’Entremont, Le Comptoir des Orangers, La Table Marocaine, Le Bistrot des Philosophes.
    These are classic restaurants in Marseille (70km): Péron, Une Table au Sud, Fonfon, La Cantine, Les Acolytes.

    These restaurants have been recommended by our owners and this list is updated by us as often as possible. Their ownership and quality may have changed since the list was last updated.

  • Places to see

    The southern Luberon is rich in history and landscape. Grambois (9km), La Motte d'Aigues (7km), and La Bastide des Jourdans (11km) – are all delightful places.
    Lourmarin (23km) is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
    Cucuron (16km) commands fantastic views.
    Ansouis (12km) has a 12th century castle and many craft shops.
    The northern Luberon's famous hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Roussillon and Lacoste, to name just a few, are between 35km and 50km from the property.
    Aix-en-Provence (40km) is an attractive and lively town of ‘a thousand fountains’ – well worth spending some time here.
    The Montagne Sainte-Victoire (40km) has inspired many artists such as Cézanne, Picasso, Kandinsky, and is a very popular place for walking and climbing.
    There are many theme parks around Aix for children, such as Aquacity, OK Corral, Le Zoo de la Barden.
    Also visit the Gorges de Verdon, north east of Grambois, and admire the deep blue lakes.  There are lots of activities in the area and it takes about 45 mins.

  • Local events

    Outdoor live screenings in Cucuron of Aix music festival in July
    Musicales du Luberon (in Ménerbes) - music festival in July
    Festival d’Aix-en-Provence – opera festival in July 
    Chorégies d’Orange in the Orange Roman theatre – opera festival in August
    Festival de Lacoste created by Pierre Cardin – musical festival in July 
    Festival d’Avignon – theatre and dance festival in July 
    Les Suds d’Arles – music festival in July 
    Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron – piano festival in July and August 
    Festival de Lourmarin – music festival all summer 
    Festival Jazz de Luberon – jazz festival in May 

  • Regional food & wine

    Food

    Aioli (garlic mayonnaise to accompany fish and vegetables)
    Pissaladière (onion tart)
    Pistou soup (vegetable with basil, garlic, tomato) 
    Bouillabaisse (fish stew) 
    Ratatouille (peppers, courgettes, onions, aubergines, tomatoes) 
    Fish soup with rouille (special mayonnaise) 
    Anchoiade (anchovy and garlic paste) 
    Tapenade (crushed olives with capers, anchovies)
    Truffles
    Fruits confits

    Wine

    Wine produced from the vineyard around the property is available at the Grambois Cave Coopérative and can be purchased just outside Moulin du Pas (5km).
    There are tours and wine-tasting nearby at La Dorgonne vineyards.
    The Côtes du Luberon appellation covers 3500 hectares. It is situated between Cavaillon and Apt, with 36 districts sharing the vineyards. Eighty per cent of the wine producing land is grouped into co-operative wineries (caves co-operatives). Comprising 70% reds, 15% to 20% rosés or whites depending on the year, the Côtes du Luberon wine is appreciated for its delicate bouquet. The reds are well-balanced and flexible, the rosés fresh and nervous, while the whites are fresh and well-rounded. It is generally better to drink the Côtes du Luberon wines when they are young. 

    Wine events

    Mid-November: La Gouleyade: "Fête du vin bourru" (First wine of the year). Village parades, wine-tasting.
    End of June: Festivals at the châteaux around the Luberon.

    Also discover the Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes de Provence and Côteaux d’Aix. There are many good local wines on sale at local markets (in particular at the marché paysan of Coustellet). 

  • Beaches

    Marseille, sandy, shingle, rocky (70km) 
    Carry le Rouet, pebble, rocky (78km)
    Sausset, sandy, shingle, rocky (76km)
    Cassis (88km) boat hire, beautiful fishing port with good restaurants and historical connections with Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury Group
    La Couronne, sandy (93km)
    Bandol (109km) – try the beach café of the Ile Rousse Hotel. Visit the old castle, the yachts and the promenade with fish restaurants.

  • Activities

    The property is close to the Luberon cycle route. Cycle hire from Vélo Luberon who deliver.
    Tennis courts: Tour d’Aigues (10km)
    Bowling: Pertuis (16km)
    Horse riding: Pertuis (16km - Ecurie du soleil)
    18 hole golf: Pierrevert (14km), Aix-en-Provence (42km), Les Milles (48km) and Mallemort (43km)
    Hiking: Luberon, Montaigne Ste-Victoire, Mont Ventoux
    Squash: Pertuis (16km)
    There is a lake at the Lac de Bonde with swimming, restaurant and fishing (8km), Lac de Peyrolles (30km) with pedaloes, table tennis and beach volleyball.
    Sailing: Marseille (70km)

  • Getting there

    Airports

    Marseille 65km 
    Avignon 70km 
    Toulon 120km 
    Nîmes 125km 
    Montpellier 179km 
    Nice 200km   
    Flight info >>

    Ferry Ports

    Le Havre 952km
    Caen-Ouistreham 999km 
    Calais 1044km 
    St-Malo 1102km 
    Cherbourg 1111km  
    Channel crossing info >>

    TGV stations

    Aix-en-Provence 33km 
    Marseille 53km
    Eurostar & TGV info >>

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Mr Michael Silcock (2016)

Beautiful villa in a splendidly isolated position with lovely gardens, grounds and views. Well-equipped house and kitchen with a fine heated pool. An excellent refurbishment to a very good standard in one of our favourite parts of Provence. We would visit again.

Mrs Bobbie Williams (2015)

The villa was very well appointed....supplied with everything we needed....
It is a lovely area of Provence. And a great time to visit. No tourists and still great weather. And fantastic autumn colours! We were lucky in that the temperatures were good, only two days of grey and wet weather, otherwise lovely sunny days. Lots of good places to visit. Our usual scheme is to explore during the daytime and have lovely French lunches out...then simple meals at the house in the evenings. It was nice having cosy log fires...good supply of firewood. A plentiful supply of good restaurants in the area, too. Our favourites were La Feniere, between Lourmarin and Cadenet; Chez Eric in the small village of Montfuron; and the tiny Aux Deux Anges in Forcalquier which was a very interesting, very French experience.

Please note that the comments given above were taken from letters and holiday questionnaires from our clients over the years. We cannot acccept responsibility for any misleading information but the comments are given by us in good faith.

We have not always been able to obtain written comments from clients so the number of comments does not necessarily reflect the quality or the popularity of the villa.

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