Bastide de la Soie

This historic bastide is located just a short drive from the lively village of Lourmarin in the Luberon hills, surrounded by 60 acres of woods and fragrant Mediterranean greenery. The main buildings of your vacation villa frame a broad courtyard shaded by a centenarian plane tree, with a roofed dining terrace, a shaded loggia for relaxing and traditional stone-built pool that would once have supplied the needs of the household and its livestock.

Within the timeworn facades of these imposing buildings you will find cool spacious rooms with stone floors and lofty timbered ceilings, finished in a lively mix of vibrant colors and fitted with mostly contemporary furniture. In both the main buildings there are acres of space for socializing, playing, cooking and dining, as each has its own kitchen. The guest house also has its own facilities and a delightful terrace for dining and relaxing in shade or sun.

There is no shortage of things to do in this luxury villa, with a game room and gym plus a superb hard tennis court, a boules court, a swimming pool and a second extra long pool in the grounds, as well as acres of wooded hillsides to explore. The whole ensemble makes the perfect base for an active and carefree vacation with a large group of friends and family.

To pick up some treats from the market or sample some excellent local cuisine, a short drive takes you into the lively village of Lourmarin, where you’ll find a choice of cafés, shops and some excellent restaurants (at least one has a coveted Michelin star). A little further away are other picturesque hill towns and the fascinating and historic city of Aix en Provence, once home to several renowned artists who came here to enjoy the many riches of this wonderful part of France.

Our Favorite Things About This Villa

• The versatile accommodations ideal for a large mixed group
• The generous living spaces indoors and out with spacious rooms and choice of terraces
• Excellent facilities for games and sports

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Your stunning vacation villa is surrounded by picturesque hill towns, vineyard visits, fine restaurants, lively markets, art galleries and artisan ateliers, local fêtes, and gorgeous scenery. Lourmarin, a lively village with all amenities is just 10 minutes from your villa, while the Luberon hill-top towns are about 10-30. Apt, a market town is just 20 minutes away and Aix-en-Provence, a historic city and cultural center is about an hour. In the mood for a day trip? The Marseille airport is about an hour-and-a-half from you luxury villa.