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Saint Marc Villa, in Luberon, Provence. Unobstructed citadel view - Penthouse - Suite

Bedrooms 2
Space 180 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights



Penthouse - Suite

This large suite on the second and last floor offers 2 double bedrooms, one of which has a mezzanine and en-suite bathroom. There is a large living room with panoramic view through dormers overhanging the citadel and the surrounding mountains. It also contains a well-equipped kitchen area and a dining room. The living room is equipped with many sofa beds. The bedrooms have wood parquet floors. The living room, the dining room, and the kitchen have original red mullet floor tiles, completely restored. From the two bedrooms and the living room, you will enjoy a panoramic and unobstructed view. The house is suitable for a large family of a group of 4 - 10 people.

About the property

Saint Marc Villa

This Provencal country house dating back to 18th century has been fully renovated. It is located in the country of lavender in the Luberon Regional Nature Park, next to the Verdon Natural Regional Park. It offers one of the most beautiful views over the historic village of Forcalquier (a 5-min-walk away), surrounded by hills. It is very peaceful, but close to many activities. It has been carefully decorated and completely equipped with Internet access and Wi-Fi, bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a separate apartment, an invigorating salt-water pool, a large garden, an orchard, and a vegetable garden. It also offers a parking space.

Property Manager
Cristiana Chiandussi
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

About Cristiana Chiandussi

I have a degree and got experience in Italy regarding the management of high quality holiday rentals. I move from Tuscany-Umbria to Provence, in Luberon. I love meeting people from any origins and cultures. I also like quality cuisine (I have a cooking radio programme) and am in charge of my three cats: Tissy, Fifi, and Loulou.

Cristiana Chiandussi purchased this barn in 2011

Why Cristiana Chiandussi chose Haute-Provence - Sisteron

We fell in love with this authentic 18th century Provencal country house, its wonderful dormers, and its dominant view of Forcalquier and the surrounding mountains. Inside, the ceiling heights exceed three meters. You will love the friezes, the mouldings, the decorating cornices, the white and black marble fireplaces, the cement tiles, and the red mullet floor tiles. The house offers a staircase opening into a suntrap. Renovating this Provencal country house took us 4 years, working with local artisans and respecting the Provencal style and the nobility of the place. We enjoy the location of this Provencal country house, south facing, with a clear view. It is located on a small hill, which allows us to admire the citadel both during the daily and at night. We are located a 5-minute walk away from the city centre. Finally, Forcalquier offers any kind of leisure activities: tennis courts, hot air ballooning, horse riding, cycling, scents, night-sky gazing, and many hikes in the surrounding areas: the lavender fields, the perched villages of Luberon, the Ganagobie Abbey and Salagon, the Roussillon Ocre Rocks, the Gréoux thermal baths, the Verdon Natural Park, Jean Giono, and the typical Provencal market in Forcalquier! Additionally, there is a good public transportation service (10 km away from the Oraison station).

What makes this barn unique

It has a superb and wonderful view. This an authentic 18th century Provencal country house. The air is pure (Chinese painter Liang Kegang put in a glass jar and sold it in Beijing. You will find tranquillity and nature, just 5 min away from the city centre. There is a large garden, an invigorating salt-water pool, Internet access throughout the house, high quality services and meet and greet, a high quality restoration of the place, and a lot of respect for the environment.

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le tarif de location est fixe jusqu'a 5 personnes, au delà la et jusqu a 8, supplément par personne et par jour
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Accommodation and facilities for Penthouse - Suite in Forcalquier, France

Property Type:
  • barn
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Penthouse bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet , White tiles, double sink, and window
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • East bedroom - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , Large bedroom, wood parquet floor About 25 sq.m
    West bedroom - 2 single bed , Bedroom with wood parquet floor About 20 sq.m
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Forcalquier city centre
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Le Domaine Des Sources
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Oraison-La Brillanne
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A 51, Aix-en-Provence-Sisteron
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Forcalquier city centre
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Le Sauze
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Catalans Beach Marseille
Car: not necessary

Cordeliers Convent and the European University of Scents and flavours, the outstanding Monday market, the rocks of the Mourres, Salagon and it gardens, Chateau de Sauvan, Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, Banon, Le Bleuet book shop, Manosque & Jean Giono; Lure Mountain, Esparron-de-Verdon lake, Valensole & its lavender, Ganagobie Abbey,


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