Maison Lou Roucas, Provence
We would like to welcome you to our new venture, a traditional 200 year-old village house in the heart of the Luberon region of Provence. The village of Cabrières D'Aigues lies on the famous Vaudois route and GR 92 trekking route, which takes you up to incredible views overlooking lavender fields, vineyards and the famous Ventoux mountain range. The beautiful Etang de la Bonde is only 2km away, a stunning lake which has a natural beach and swimming areas. The town is 40 minutes from the stunning town of Aix-en-Provence and just 50 minutes from Marseille airport. Luberon is renowned for it's cycling, walking and horse-riding. There are hundred of miles of tracks and very quiet back-roads to really get to see the idyllic Provence countryside.
Maison Lou Roucas is situated in the middle of the village of Cabrieres d'Aigues and you can walk to the little shop to collect your fresh bread and fresh produce for a picnic or sip a coffee in the morning at the brasserie. The Brasserie is open at lunchtime and in the evening and there are many other restaurants in other nearby towns and villages of Cucuron, Ansouis, Lourmarin and Vaugines.
Francesca is your host and lives in. She will prepare your freshly cooked breakfast every day using all locally bought produce from markets and farm shops. She will also offer occasional evening meals, which are paid separately.
The house sleeps 10 people in total and is sold by the room or exclusively on a B & B basis. The rooms are large so we can add other beds if necessary. Maison Lou Roucas consists of 4 bedrooms plus a large dressing room, which can be used as an extra bedroom. There are 3 showers, 3 loos and a large bath.
The large dining and living area comfortably seats 10 people and there is outdoor dining for 10 people as well in the beautiful and secluded private courtyard.
The bar is another great room for relaxing with acess to the courtyard from the main entrance and the games room. The south facing roof terrace is the showpiece of our magnificent house. The views across the town and vineyards make it the perfect place for an aperitif and the terrace has a barbeque and wash basin.
The newly built stone bassin salt-water pool is ideal for cooling down and the adjacent terrace shaded by the overhead grapevines is great for lunching or afternoon cold drinks. Being enclosed and at the end of a narrow lane makes gives total privacy.
Free Parking in the village car park 50m away (there is no parking outside the house as the streets are very narrow) but you can drive to the gates to drop off bags and then park nearby.
There is a smart TV, satellite and wifi
Bed and Breakfast
Francesca is an experienced and fully trained chef so you will be treated to a breakfast with a difference, with all ingredients bought locally in either markets or farm shops and include homemade breads, jams, yogurts, home made muesli and granola cereals, fresh fruits, grape juice from our own grapes in the garden, fresh coffee, tea etc. There will be a different traditional English hot option each day of hash browns, poached eggs, traditional English breakfast, Kedgeree etc.
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Cabrières-d'Aigues is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region with a population of 955 residents. The village is perched on the foothills of the highest zone of Luberon and surrounded by lavender, vineyards and olive plantations.
The essentials in the village are:
The village bar and local restaurant in the main square.
A village shop for basic ingredients who will prepare delicious local dishes for you to cook or BBQ at home.
The bas-relief and the small fossil museum in the city hall
The oil mill (keys can be collected from the mairie)
The GR9 , GR97 and other family hiking routes
Domaine des Vaudois, an olive and local wine shop
Pottery lessons at the Fusion Point Pottery
Cooking lessons with Francesca - learning how to make local dishes. She will take you to the market to buy the ingrediants, collect rosemary in the hills behind and then teach you how to cook. A delicious dinner from what you have learnt will be served on the terrace. Minimum 6 people
Bedroom 1 - Double room with ensuite bathroom and shower room.
Bedroom 2 & 3 - 2 room family bedroom with adjacent shower room and separate loo.
Bedroom 4 - Duplex family room with en-suite shower room and loo. Acess via spiral staircase from living room. The main room has a double or twin beds plus 2 twin beds on the mezzanine.
Bedroom 5 - additional bedroom to bedroom 4
Dining room - with large oval table seating 12 people
Living area - with fireplace and smart TV
Bar - with vaulted ceilings and drinks fridge
Games area - with babyfoot and dartboard
Bathroom 1 - access from bedroom 1 and 4
Bathroom 2 - adjacent to bedroom 2 used by bedroom 5 and 6
Bathroom 3 - en-suite to bedroom 4