"Lagniappe” means an unexpected “extra” or gift. That’s what this house in the wonderful Luberon countryside provides. The house has spacious, light-filled rooms on two levels with lovely views of the mountains from two terraces. Lagniappe offers privacy, peace and calm, and lovely scenery.
This 200 year-old restored stone house is located five kilometers from the hill
top village of Roussillon and from the market town of Apt, and three kilometers
from the village of Gargas with its newsagent, bakery, grocery store,
post-office, etc. GPS:43.884302,5.32754
Amenities: Fireplace, Stereo, TV (no Cable), VCR, Internet, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Cooking utensils, Washer. Lagniappe retains many of its original features but also enjoys all modern conveniences. Strictly non smoking. Pets are not allowed.
Inside: Four bedrooms, three upstairs, one on ground floor (three with queen beds, one with singles). Two shower rooms with toilet upstairs, one en suite shower room and separate toilet downstairs. Exposed beams in all rooms, cathedral ceilings upstairs. New, fully equipped Provencal kitchen with all amenities. Dining room, large living room with Provencal fireplace and three double French doors. Basement with laundry room.
Outside: Several lovely spots to enjoy outdoor meals and long hours in the chaise loungers with a good book. Large, peaceful garden with fruit trees, roses and seasonal plantings, with plenty of shady areas. 8m x 4m swimming pool. Private parking space for two cars.
Situated on the edge of a lovely, restored hamlet near several well-known
medieval villages perched on hilltops (Roussillon, Gordes, Bonnieux),
‘Lagniappe’ has a large, private garden overlooking trees, a small creek,
mountains, and orchards. Walking, hiking and cycling are ideal in this
picturesque countryside and beautiful
Luberon sunshine; rosemary and thyme grow wild in the woods that one smells
on walks to the ochre cliffs of
Nearby are excellent restaurants offering the special ambience and cuisine of rural Provence.It is a wonderful area to explore, with its many beautiful villages, each with its own market day. The papal city of Avignon is famous for its truffle market, excellent shops, and long summer festivals with music, dance, theatre. Avignon 's cultural activities continue throughout the winter. All the local villages have fetes during the long hot summer months. For antique lovers, the world famous market in the beautiful village of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has the largest antique market outside of Paris on Sundays. The vivid ocre cliffs of Roussillon are within walking distance and the tranquil Cistercian abbey of Sénanque is close by.
Day trips: Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, the spectacular Gorges du Verdon, Mont Ventoux, and the Roman towns of Arles, Nîmes, Orange, Vaison-la-Romaine are all within an hour or two's drive, while Marseille, the Camargue, with its wonderful wild life, and the Mediterranean coast are within easy reach.
Marseille airport 1 hour and 15 minutes away;
Avignon 45 minutes
TGV train—2½ hours to
la Montagne de Lure 1 hour and 15 minutes;
Nice 2½ hours.
Perrotet is located 3.5 km from the village of Gargas with its grocery store, newsagent, bakery, post-office, etc. The market town of Apt is the closest sizeable town (5 km) with fine restaurants, shopping (supermarkets and Saturday traditional market day) and all services.
Activities: Tennis courts in Gargas; two golf courses in the area Golf et Country Club in Pierrevert near Manosque and Provence Country Club in Saumane, near L'Isle sur la Sorgue. Canoeing in l'Isle sur Sorgue; Rock climbing in Buoux and Oppède le Vieux; Paragliding in Rustrel; Horseback riding: L'Ecole du Cheval a Roquefure et Le Trèfle à 5 Feuilles - Roussillon; Hot air balloons in Roussillon and Joucas.
Five footpaths (long-distance trails) cross the Luberon: Le GR6: Oppédette, Saint Saturnin lès Apt, Gordes
Le GR9: Monieux, Villars, Apt, Vaugines
Le GR92: Saignon et le Mourre-Nègre
Le GR4: Oppédette, Sault, Malaucène
Le GR97: Tour du Luberon
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|Low season (Apr., May, Oct.):||€1300/Week|
|High season (June, Sept.):||€1650/Week|
|Very High season (Jul., Aug.):||€2100/Week|
“This is our third visit to Lagniappe and the house and area never fail to
delight. The tranquility of the setting, excellent weather…this is a little bit
Janice and Stephen, Northern Ireland
“We have enjoyed our return visit to Lagniappe immensely! What a beautiful place the Luberon is and this is the perfect house from which to enjoy all there is to see.”
Christine and Martin, British Columbia, Canada
“What an escape from English weather! The house more than exceeded our expectations and it really is delightfully quiet.”
Peter and Maggie, Devon, England
“Brilliant weather…we loved the house, pool and garden as well as the setting and made good use of them all from lounging to star gazing.”
Margaret and Michael, Bratislava, Slovakia
“Lovely house, great times by the pool, gorgeous villages, nice quiet location…great holiday had by all!”
Pauline and Gerard, Wales, UK