Ensconced in the foothills of the Vaucluse this charming house has been recently renovated to a very high standard, ideally located for both L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. The owners have poured their hearts into this lovely Provençal country house, and their attention to detail shines through from the skilfully blended soft furnishings to the thoughtful finishing touches that make this property so charming and welcoming.
The heated, salt water pool is the perfect spot to unwind, you can recline on a sun lounger and top up your tan, or relax at the patio table and chairs situated next to the pool, shaded by trees and be soothed by the tones of a stone water feature.
Outdoor living is made easy under the large wrought iron pergola running the length of the front of the property. A Weber gas BBQ makes for easy entertaining with the mosaic dining table seating 8 situated by its side. Little tables dotted around the terrace are the perfect place to serve drinks and snacks at sunset, and a outdoor sofa set with upholstered cushions provides everyone with the space to sit back and relax.
It’s just a 7 minute walk to the Canal de Carpentras from the property, and from there you can explore for miles cycling the towpaths. Less than 5 mins drive is L’Isle sur la Sorgue with its world renowned Antiques Centre and huge Provençal Market held each Sunday throughout the year. The Provence Golf and Country Club is on your doorstep and you are welcome to use the bar, shop and restaurant with it’s fabulous terrace and stunning views of the golf course even if you don’t fancy teeing off. You can even walk to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and witness the river gushing up out of the ground from a deep cavernous pool, or meander along the clear waters of the river by kayak. Saumane-de-Vaucluse is the nearest village – it can be reached on foot and has an auberge restaurant and the impressive and imposing fortified Chateau de Saumane. The property is ideally placed for great cycling, and challenging fishing in the Sorgue, with the cool water of the river being the only prime trout stream in the hot, dry Mediterranean climate of Provence. There is great hiking on the tourist route to Gordes,on the way you could take in the history of medieval Lagnes with it’s ancient 14th Century walls. There are many beautiful walks through the unspoilt countryside to pretty villages, shady squares and terraces invite you to watch Provençal life unfold whilst sipping a cool aperitif. Goult, Rousillon and Ménerbes are all very accessible by car where you can wander through lavender fields, explore the hilltop perched villages, or drink in the spectacular views of the plains of the Luberon and the ochre coloured hills of Roussillon.
There is a pervading sense of calm and tranquility throughout the beautifully manicured front and rear gardens, the property is not overlooked and benefits from being surrounded by some of the area’s most dramatic rocky landscapes. A vast 1000m² rear lawn is a real treat for children to play, whilst parents can relax safe in the knowledge that the garden is fully secured by perimeter fences and hedgerows.
A flat screen Samsung TV with Freeview channels, Blue Ray DVD, iPod docking station and Cd player combined with contemporary yet stylish seating makes for a cosy sitting room to curl up with a book or enjoy a movie.
The old world charm of a French farmhouse sink, rag rolled stone walls, and a Lacanche range are combined with the modern functionality of a De Dietrich fan assisted oven, Smeg fridge and granite worktops in this very well equipped and stylish kitchen.
An impressive sculpted iron table seating 8 sourced from L’Isle Sur La Sorgue - the antiques centre of Europe – sits resplendent in the dining area, with the quirky collection of clocks adding to the delightfully eclectic mix of soft furnishings and objets d’art.
The master bedroom has fantastic views of the garden and surrounding hillsides – which can be enjoyed from the bed or the upholstered loveseat framing the French doors leading to a Juliet balcony. A separate door leads off the bedroom to the family bathroom, giving you a little more privacy, as both the door to the master bedroom and the landing can be locked.
This ground floor double 140cm bedroom offers wonderful views of the garden and is just a few steps from the Shower room. All the bedrooms in this property benefit from the owners finishing touches – tassles on the door handles, stencilled armoires, brocade bed throws and embroidered cushions encapsulate the romance of Provence.
A real hidden gem – this air conditioned self contained annexe is ideal for Grandparents or perhaps those on honeymoon who wish to escape now and again from the mêlée. A large bright, airy space which captures the spirit of the artists studio perfectly. A little private terrace has a table and chairs for two and views of the pool and rear garden. The bathroom has been carefully screened and contains double sinks, a WC and an Italian walk in shower. There is a separate kitchennette complete with mini fridge to chill the Champagne. The bed can be made into two single 90 cm beds if necessary.
Provence, Emotional Escapes presents La Rosière, a luxury vacation rental with heated pool near the market town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence, South of France.
La Rosière is ideal for an extended family holiday, this country house has been tastefully refurbished and is equipped with all the modern amenities you’d expect from a luxury holiday home, including a 10x4m salt water treated swimming pool. The location gives you the best of both worlds, offering the peace and tranquillity of country living but within walking distance of village life in Saumane-de-Vaucluse, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and Lagnes.
The main house has four bedrooms, one on the ground floor and three on the first floor. All bedrooms benefit from lovely views of the hills of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and its own delightful gardens which have been carefully cultivated to produce a riot of colourful flowers and shrubbery amidst the huge lawned areas – perfect for a family game of volleyball. The first floor bedrooms share an air conditioning unit located in the hallway. There is a further air-conditioned double bedroom with balcony, contemporary en-suite bathroom and kitchenette located in the studio adjoining the house, which makes a romantic pied-à-terre for two.
Enjoy al fresco dining on the spacious shady terrace, and if you would like to be pampered the owners offer the possibility of organising a private chef to visit, cook you a 3 course meal and even do the dishes. If you would prefer a more casual dining experience then a local lady can leave a traditional Provençal meal in the fridge ready for your arrival by prior arrangement.