A spacious 17th medieval house, with original terracotta tiles, provencal ceilings and inset oak cupboards throughout, and a large roof terrace( with a summer kitchen) for meals and sun bathing! On the first floor is the drawing room which is large with a high ceiling, and has the dining table. The family kitchen is fully equipped( oven, fridge, hob, dishwasher ) , . Thick walls ensure that the house is cool in the summer, and the central heating is quick and efficient in the winter. There are two bedrooms on the second floor, one of which has two beds that can be pushed together, and one double (160cm bed ) . The double room has its own basin, and the two rooms share a bathroom, and loo. On the floor above is a small twin room , a shower room and a separate loo. The central staircase is original, and fairly steep !The terrace leads off this top floor. Very much a family home, with the owners coming often with children aged from 23 to 7! Saignon is beautiful and unspoilt,perched up in the hills, and children can play around the fountain on the square in front of the house, and explore the village with its 12th century church, washing fountains, and narrow winding streets. Approx. 1- 2 hours' drive to Marseille (with its creeks and beaches). the Camargue(Arles), Aix en Provence, and Avignon. The other Luberon hilltop villages(Gordes, Lacoste, Menerbes, Bonnieux, Goult ) are 20 min’s away, and Apt, a bustling market town is 5 min’s away with a fabulous large and clean swimming pool with a children's pool too.
This location and house are perfect for getting away from it all... Basics can be found in the village,( the boulangerie is next door !, with bread , pastries and basic breakfast stuff ! ), the village is fascinating to walk round with endless nooks and crannies, and a fantastic ‘rock’ which you can climb up to survey the entire valley. The house itself feels very warm and loved, with furniture collected over the years by the owners who spend as much time as possible here, including in winter with the cold, sunny weather of Provence. For those who wish to be on the move, there are a thousand different things to visit and do locally, you can find an outdoors market almost everyday of the week...and for those who want water, the pool in Apt is huge and clean, with two smaller children and toddlers' pools and a protected picnic area, and is fairly empty in our experience in the mornings, even during holiday times. We tend to go there in the morning, with a basic picnic, have lunch under the trees and then head home when it is too hot !
The winters are gorgeous, the sun often shines ! and moving around is much easier..there are many things to visit: towns like Marseille, Avignon, Saint Remy, Aix en Provence.... and days out like the Chateau La Coste,a beautiful winery and Sculpture Park near Aix en Provence. The markets are much more comfy for mooching around in the winter...! and we enjoy cosy dinners in little restaurants in the local villages..
We do also have a sofabed in the sittingroom, so it is possible to sleep seven at an extra charge of £30 a night...