… 17th century 'maison de village' with private terrace …
This charming village house is in a peaceful part of central Lourmarin while having all the village's facilities and social life on the doorstep.
La Chouette is a comfortable family home that has all the 'mod cons' while retaining interesting and charming features. Situated in a quiet location it is just seconds from the buzz and facilities of one of France's most beautiful villages.
The house is on three levels. There is an entrance hall at street level where outdoor shoes and jackets can be stored. Stairs then lead up to the three living areas of the house; the staircases on each level have handrails.
On the first floor you’ll find the kitchen, dining room and reading nook. Through this pretty little reading area, which is curtained off from the dining room, you can access a cute mezzanine platform with sleeping accommodation (bed 200x125cm) that could prove useful for an overnight guest.
There’s a rear bedroom on this floor, and while it has no view it’s well ventilated via a window, making it the coolest one in summer! Two other bedrooms and a bathroom with large shower are located on the third floor.
The owner prefers to limit the number of guests to four, and as a result is offering this property at very reasonable rates. The accommodation will feel very spacious for a small group – during the day you'll be able to spread out across the reading nook, living room, kitchen and private patio. Since there are effectively four separate bedrooms (including the mezzanine), this house is perfect for four single friends.
There’s a full bathroom on the first floor, which houses a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
The kitchen is well equipped for you to experiment with some Provençal cooking or you can BBQ on the sun terrace, using herbs from our pots.
You’ll find a comfy lounge on the second level, which leads on to the terrace. This private, pot-planted area is equipped with table and chairs for outside eating. There is also a charcoal fired BBQ unit. (Guests are respectfully asked not to smoke within the confines of the house but may feel free to do so on the terrace.)
As for car parking, you can use one of several free parking areas just minutes from the apartment.
|Minimum stay:||7 nights (5 nights in low season)|
|Air-conditioning:||Yes (upstairs only)|
|Parking:||Public parking nearby|
|Appliances:||Washing machine, tumble-dryer, dishwasher, iron, kettle, microwave, fridge, coffee machine, toaster|
|Linen:||All linen supplied|
From the calendar, please select the dates you're interested in. The change-over day for this property is Saturday. Bookings will be taken for a minimum of 7 nights in high season and 5 nights at other times. Please choose the NIGHTS you will be staying, eg Saturday to the following Friday night if you're staying a full week (you'll check out on the morning after your last night).
Submit your booking enquiry to receive a summary by email. We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your request.
• There is a €50 cleaning fee levied for short stays (less than 7 nights)
• Ask us about reduced rates for longer stays (including sabbaticals)
• The apartment is able to accommodate up to 6 people, however there is a 35% surcharge for groups larger than 4
• There will be a heating supplement levied for the colder months (November to March)
To reserve the dates, we require a 50% deposit, with the balance to be paid 30 days prior to your check-in date. By paying the deposit, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.
We also ask for a €200 security deposit, payable with the final balance payment (or in cash on arrival by prior arrangement), which will be returned to you within 7 days if the property is vacated in good order at check-out.
- €1,100 per week - mid-June to mid-September
- €950 per week - mid-September to end-October and April to mid-June
- €700 per week - November to March
Thank you for renting our home in Provence! We'd love to hear about your stay at La Chouette. Please give us feedback about your holiday - tell us what you liked about the property, what can be improved on, and share anything that you think would be useful for our future guests to know.
The surrounding hilltop villages and countryside are well worth a visit, Gordes in particular (get there early if you are going on market day). However, we decided we did extremely well to have chosen the prettiest village by far in the area and we spent most of our time sitting in the cafes watching the world go by and enjoying evening strolls exploring the side streets after a delicious and relaxing meal in one of the many local restaurants. We would highly recommend Jim & Linda's charming house and are very much looking forward to a return trip although we would like to keep Loumarin our little secret!!