Villa le Murier
… A spacious luxury villa with well-established garden …
Le Murier is a perfect venue for large groups and families. Comprised of five bedrooms, this lovely home offers many private areas for thoughtful repose and other spaces in which to gather, such as the spacious living room, large kitchen, and family room. The attractive grounds are anchored by a pool and several inviting terraces.
Le Murier is named for the lovely Murier Platane tree which dominates the entrance and parking area for the villa. It is Henry IV of France (1553-1610) who imposed on the farmers of Provence to plant Murier trees to raise silkworms, and you will still find many of the original trees here.
This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa offers guests a relaxing holiday in a quiet, rural setting - a little paradise for adventurous, imaginative children who like to explore - which is also very close to Lourmarin (walking from the house along a small path called St André, you will be in the village within 12 minutes).
The house can accommodate up to 10 people. It has a spacious living room with three French doors, making it bright yet cool in the Provence summer.
Guests can swim or sit by the pool or on a south-facing terrace with a glass of rosé and enjoy the full sunshine and balmy weather of Provence. There are two outdoor dining areas, one facing the pool and garden, the other covered as well, adjacent to the petanques court.
The entrance, living room, dining room, dining area, two bedrooms, separate TV room and large outside terrace are at ground level, while the kitchen is one level down. Move up a level from ground, to access two of the en-suite bedrooms.
Four of the bedrooms have two beds which can be used as twins or combined to make a king-sized bed. In addition, there is a comfortable, independent studio with a queen-sized bed, which is available if needed.
All five bathrooms are modern, with tiled floors and showers; one bathroom has a tub/shower. Four of the bathrooms are en-suite, one is adjacent to the 5th bedroom. There are hair dryers in each bathroom.
The kitchen is bright and very well equipped with microwave, dishwasher, induction stove top, oven and an American fridge with ice-maker. There is an island for food prep or dining.
Other amenities/facilities include a barbecue, private pool, parking, garden, ironing board, iron, washing machine and tumble dryer. All linens and towels, including pool towels, are provided. Linens are changed weekly with maid service or on the changeover date.
There is wifi access throughout the property, with TV (UK and US channels).
Perhaps the greatest asset of the villa is its location in Provence - it's very central. The property is just a 12-minute walk from the picturesque town of Lourmarin, which is known as the cultural hub of the Luberon and said to have the best weekly market in the area.
From Lourmarin it is possible to explore several natural parks like Les Alpilles (in St-Rémy), La Camargue with its wild horses (in Sainte-Marie-De-La Mer), and the Gorges du Verdon park, one of the most beautiful canyon in France. All are only an hour or 90 minutes' drive from Lourmarin.
Other picturesque pillages within a few minutes’ drive include Cucuron, Ansouis and Vaugine. Aix-en-Provence is less than 30 minutes away and the Aix TGV station and Marseilles Marignan Airport are within an hour’s drive.
|Minimum stay:||7 nights|
|Parking:||Private parking on the property|
|Appliances:||Fireplace, Washer/dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Hairdryer|
|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 week (7 nights) at a time. Please choose the NIGHTS you will be staying, ie Saturday to the following Friday night (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.
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.
- mid-June to mid-September – €3,800 per week
- All other weeks – €2,100 per week
Thank you for renting our home in Provence! We'd love to hear about your stay at Villa le Murier. 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 support provided by Marie Christine and Walter is above average - questions are answered immediately, you get valuable tips for excursions, restaurants or just interesting stories about the place and the area! And the breakfast is wonderful! MC spoils her guests with jams, homemade brioche, eggs, fresh fruit, juices, cheese, ... and nice and kind words, just beautiful when the day starts!
A few more words to the villa: it is in walking distance to the town of Lourmarin, a beautiful walking path along the vineyards you are there in 15 min. Or you can use the bicycles made available by MC and Walter. We will definitely be back !!!
Staying at Villa Le Murier was like being home from home, but was better, as the weather was glorious for the whole two weeks (except one stormy day). It has everything there you could wish for and for us, a family of ten, having five bathrooms, four of them being en-suite was brilliant.
The garden was a great size for children to play in, with the added bonus of a table tennis and petanque court and the swimming pool large enough to really swim in. We spent several nights eating out on the large covered terrace...........and the stars, there is no air pollution in Provence!
Huge thanks to Walter who manages the property. He was so helpful, visiting us on several occasions to signpost us to places of interest and let us know what was happening locally. The gas for the barbecue ran out and a text to Walter fixed this immediately. He was always very friendly and accommodating and it was interesting to talk to him about all sorts of things.
A wonderful holiday in a perfect villa and place...............we may be back one day!