The property is perched on a hillside and surrounded by mature pine trees, making it difficult to photograph as a unit. This picture shows the back of the villa (which you can drive up to) and you can just see the swimming pool over the privacy wall.
The main building of the villa surrounds a wonderfully serene courtyard to three sides, the fourth opening out to the garden, the view and the special Provençal light so cherished by artists over the years.
The summer kitchen is a real favourite with guests at la Clairette. With full cooking facilities, plenty of shade and plenty of seating, this is an ideal place to dine al fresco if it's just too hot under the pergola in the courtyard.
The living areas form part of the same spacious room, with kitchen at one end and the sitting area the other side of the dining table. From here you can walk directly out to the pool one one side or into the serene courtyard on the other.
Up to the first floor, this area actually has two double bedrooms separated by a hallway and the en-suite bathroom. There is no door between these rooms so it tends to be used by the younger members of the party or by just one couple who can arrange things so they have a private sitting room in one of the areas.
La Clairette villa sits in a beautiful spot, perched on a hill with really lovely views just a couple of minutes drive from Rognes. Rognes itself is some 15 minutes drive from Lourmarin and half an hour north of Aix-en-Provence. The Luberon National Park is a 20 minute drive north where you will find famous villages such as Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Lacoste and Gordes.
This luxury villa offers three en-suite double bedrooms, all on the ground floor. On the first floor you will find two inter-linked bedrooms which share the en-suite bathroom. This is generally used by the younger members of the group.
The villa has been designed around a serene courtyard in Provencal style which offers mottled shade under the Wisteria covered pergola and also the mature olive tree - a wonderful place to relax and catch up.
The owner has made some significant improvements to the property; we will photograph the villa again in 2017.
All in all La Clairette is a gem with a lovely, mature garden. This is the perfect place to unwind on your family holiday in Provence, in the south of France.
Situated in the heart of the Luberon National Park, and just 15 minutes over the hill from Bonnieux, Lourmarin's numerous outdoor cafes, boutiques, art galleries and fine restaurants sets it apart from many other villages in the region. Lourmarin is renowned as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France".