Provencal Bliss this Luberon Holiday Villa Sleeps 14
Finding the perfect holiday rental for a large group of family or friends is daunting. Balancing the group’s desires for comfort, privacy, and proximity to attractions takes research and a stroke of luck. Ferme du Val hits all the high notes with accommodation for 14 people in seven (7) double bedrooms. Located in the heart of the Luberon Valley and only 20 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, you won’t want to leave Ferme du Val.
With 25 acres of land, this property is entirely private yet close to charming Luberon villages and famous cities. Once a traditional Provencal mas (farmhouse), Ferme du Val underwent a complete transformation. Leveraging their own rental experiences, the owners restored the house with comfortable holiday living in mind. They maintained the original design intent while adding modern elements making Ferme du Val both spacious and private. Decorated with beautiful Provencal antiques and paintings, Ferme du Val provides elegant accommodation.
“Perfect for families, retreats, retired couples, active groups, anyone really as there is so much to do (or do nothing at all!)” ~ Georgie Causton, owner
In the 18th-century, Ferme du Val was the farmhouse of a château. Surrounded by 25-acres of land, this impressive two-story villa will accommodate 14 people in seven (7) bedrooms. The updated kitchen, large dining room and spacious living room are “made” for entertaining. Outdoor living at Ferme du Val includes a 12-metre pool, shaded spaces for dining, and a tiered garden.
Consider travelling outside of the high season (July and August) when there are typically fewer crowds, and the weather is lovely in Provence. For those cooler days, Ferme du Val has central heating and an open fireplace.
As part of the accommodation at Ferme du Val, there is an independent studio with ground floor access. The studio includes a sitting room with a kitchenette leading to a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom (bath and shower). Ideal for elderly or nanny/au pair.
Provence Holiday Bliss
Start the day with a swim, followed by a breakfast of fresh croissants and homemade cherry jam on the terrace. Head to a local market for fresh produce and supplies. Return to the house for a lazy lunch with some local rosé. Take a nap poolside, followed by late afternoon activity (walk, cycle, tennis or boules). Finish the day with a delicious dinner in or out at one of many excellent restaurants nearby.
City Fix: Aix-en-Provence
Visit one of Aix’s famous markets and have lunch on a terrace for some people-watching. Don’t miss a visit to one of these Cezanne’s Atelier, Musée Granet or Hotel de Caumont. Or, go shopping and discover Rose et Marius, the luxury perfume house and home décor brand.
Where to Eat?
Boulevard des Platanes
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 09 90 54
Le P’tit Resto
33 place de la mairie
Tel:+33 (0)4 90 77 11 08
Chateau La Coste contemporary art and local wine
Domaine la Suffrene in Bandol
Domaine Saint Préfert with its accomplished lady winemaker
Book Ferme du Val:
Ferme du Val (website)
Tel: + 33 (0)6 84 14 6260
The pool is 12m x 5m, heated, ozone-treated, not chlorine, pool house with WC, shower and changing room.
Attention to detail: Crisp white linen, fluffy towels, fresh flowers and the pre-requisite, chilled rosé, await you. The guardian couple is fluent in English, French and German, and will cater to your individual needs. Upon your arrival, they will welcome your group and immediately familiarise you with the house and its surroundings.
Image credits: All photos provided by and published with the permission of the owners.