2 doubles, 1 twin bedroom, 3 bathrooms
Minimum 2 week booking in high season (July-August). Sat to Sat bookings.
Bar, restaurant, shops in Buoux, 2 mins.
Weekly markets in Apt 20 min and Lourmarin 12 km
Bonnieux and hilltop medieval villages 10 min
Tasting at Chateau La Coste 33 km
Avignon and Aix-en-Provence 50 km
Beach at Cassis 100 km
Airports in Marseille 70 km.
High above the deep valley of the Aiguebrune, across from the ancient fort of Buoux, Les Seguins is a section of an old farmhouse set among truffle fields and pastures. This is a wonderfully ancient part of the Provencal landscape: an area of deep valleys, limestone cliffs and caves, it has been inhabited since the bronze age and the feeling, up on this perch above the valley, is of archaic beauty and hidden secrets. The current owners run a truffle farm, so much of the area is planted with young oak trees, while the area directly in front of the house has pasture that houses 2 horses that are enjoying their retirement.
The house feels ancient, made of quarried stone and seemingly grown from the landscape. The stairs that join the two floors are external, so you must always step outside before going to bed. On the ground floor the living-room kitchen has an old bread oven at one end, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Large doors open on to an enormous terrace, with a shady tree and views towards to old fort of Buoux. On this floor there is also a queen/twin bedroom and a bathroom with 2 had basins and a spearate WC. Upstairs, via the outside staircase, there is a queen bedroom with an ensuite and a third bedroom with twin bedrooms, private bathroom and separate WC. There is also a small sitting room with a TV and fireplace.
Outside, there is a short path to the swimming pool which also enjoys fantastic views out towards the Fort on the other side of the valley
While a rock-climber will feel they have hit the jackpot here so close to Buoux, anyone touring this area will feel rewarded with its outstanding natural beauty. Forested valleys, limestone cliffs, olive groves and fields of lavender all contribute to the scenery, but it is the beautiful medieval hilltop villages - nearly all claiming to be the 'most beautiful in France' - that may linger. Whether one's favourite is the fortified Bonnieux, which appears to be tumbling down the hillside and charms with its Musee de la Boulangerie, or Gordes, perched on the edge of the Vaucluse plateau whose beige stone glows orange in the morning sun, or Lourmarin, whose many cafes and restaurants spill out on the cobbled streets meandering around the village's ancient belfry - all are within a half-hour's drive. For those who have been inspired by Peter Mayle's 'A Good Year', a drive to the Chateau La Coste, with its mixture of aged wine and modern art, may prove an eye-opener. And when you would like to mingle with a somewhat larger crowd, a bit further is Avignon, a rampart encircled city whose UNESCO World Heritage site, the 14th century Papal seat, is certainly worth a visit or Aix-en-Provence, the 'City of Fountains', whose many art schools fill the squares and avenues with colour and light. Of course, these outings would mean you would have to leave Les Seguins and on some days you may just not be willing to do so.
A discount is given to guests staying for 2 weeks. Please speak to your agent about rates.
As long as the kitchen is left clean and tidy the final cleaning fees for the property are included in the rental. Please leave Euro 100 with the owner if you feel you will not have time to leave the kitchen in such a condition.