Les Olivettes, elegant bastide in Lourmarin
A spacious property within walking distance of Lourmarin, one of the most spectacular villages in Provence.
As one enters the driveway, lined with a grove of centuries-old olive trees, flowers, lavender pots, cozy seating areas, huge pool, pool house and sunbeds, the urge to spend some quiet quality time here overwhelms you.
The pool house boasts a dining and seating area for summer barbecues or fine dining. As in many provencal gardens, a petanque area is there for your enjoyment. On offer are also table football, mini billiard, a ping pong table and badminton sets. The pool area also offers plenty of opportunities for games of chess, checkers, scrabble and other board games.
The main building comprises a spacious communal lounge with breathtaking views of Lourmarin village and the Chateau of Lourmarin, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with views out onto the garden and pool.
Four self-catering apartments are for rent.
Each apartment caters to two guests with double bed (two have the option of two single beds), its own salon/bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom and private terrace. The apartments are equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, a fruit juicer, toaster, kettle, TV, oven/microwave and refrigerator. Two of the apartments have a hob. There is crockery and cutlery for 4 in each apartment. A washing machine and dryer are at your disposal.
The apartments are rented out on a weekly basis during the high season (July and August). However, if the calendar permits, a 5 day rental is an option. Linen is included. Tourist tax is to be paid at the end of your stay as is a 50€ cleaning fee.
As certain parts of the house are communal areas, we kindly ask you to respect each other’s privacy.
Each of our suites has its own style and colorways, and all four are welcoming and comfortable. “Le Pastis” is decorated in subtle shades of green and cream. It is light-filled, with a queen size bed (1.60 x 2.00), a seating area and a shaded terrace looking out onto a fountain and the Chateau. There is a fully-tiled bathroom with tub and shower, and a separate lavatory. “Pastis” is the emblematic aniseed drink of summer in Provence.
“Le Genet” is painted in warm hues of yellow and ochre. It has a king size bed (1.80 x 2.00) that can be made either as one bed or two single beds, magnificent views from the bed and the terrace of the Chateau and the hills beyond, a comfortable seating area and antique cupboard doors. The bathroom is fully-tiled, with a handmade marble surround to the washbasin, and an oversized shower stall. “Genet” is the French word for the bush we call broom, whose yellow flowers perfume the Provencal air in summer.
“Le Voltaire” is a one-bedroom suite above “Le Pastis”. There is a king size bed (1.80 x 2.00) that can be made either as one bed or two single beds. The bathroom has a large shower stall. There is additional space outside the suite on a private mezzanine, which gives onto a furnished south-facing balcony. “Voltaire”, is well, Voltaire.
“La Zidane” is quirky and wonderful. It is upstairs, and there is a small double bedroom, a good-sized bathroom with shower, and a comfy seating area inside. The best part is outside on the huge, indoor-outdoor terrace, where you can sit in shade or in sun, cook, eat, hang-out. The covered and enclosed part of the terrace has a canopied sofa, which is also a single bed, as well as a large dining table. “Zidane” is named after a local hero, Zinédine Zidane, captain of the French football team which won the World Cup in 1998. The suite is decorated with references to his North African origins.
Each suite has a private shaded terrace or balcony, a well equipped kitchenette, a tv and air conditioning. One suite, Le Pastis, has a full bath. Le Genet, La Zidane and Voltaire are equipped with showers.
One apartment: €1,300 per week
Includes a welcome package. Tourist tax (€ 4.40 po/pn) to be settled upon departure.
Please contact us if you are interested in a long term rental.
Insurance: we recommend that all guests obtain their own liability insurance and cancellation insurance.
Unfortunately, for the safety of our guests, Les Olivettes cannot accommodate persons with disabilities or health issues that make it difficult to climb stairs as there are numerous steps. Les Olivettes and its representatives cannot being held liable for accidents on the property.