House in Provence Cote d Azur, Vaucluse

Holiday let, House  in Apt

Click to view Soliera Cottage
Location: In a village Number of rooms (excludes
halls, bathrooms and WCs):
Price of property for sale (Euros): 0 Number of shower or bathrooms: 1
Minimum rental per week (Euros): 525 Number of WCs: 2
Condition: Fully renovated Property size (m2): 125
Local facilities include: Size of grounds (m2): 180
Hospital: Hospital    

Description of House in Provence Cote d Azur:
Solièra Cottage is a beautifully furnished twelfth century grade 1 listed property.
Solièra Cottage is a beautifully furnished twelfth century grade 1 listed property of more than 120 square metres (over 1200 square feet). It is tastefully decorated and furnished to a very high standard with stylish French antiques from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

The accommodation comprises:
• One double bedroom with vaulted ceiling & French windows opening onto the courtyard
• One twin bedded room on the mezzanine level
• One bedroom overlooking the courtyard & garden
• Lounge with exposed beams & polished hardwood floor
• Well equipped kitchen with exposed beams & open fireplace
• Bathroom with bath & overhead shower
• Two separate WCs
• Large sitting/dining room with exposed beams, large wood burning stove, roof windows & arrow slit windows
• Pantry/storeroom
• Sunny courtyard
• Large quiet sunny garden with spectacular views down the Lubéron Valley.
Apt - Surrounding area:
Standing in a breathtaking position overlooking the Lubéron Mountains, Saignon is a charming, unspoilt medieval village in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounded by lavender fields and perched on the edge of the Lubéron Mountains, there is an amazing 360 degree panorama of the valley and the Lubéron mountain range. When the weather is fine, you can see Mont Ventoux (with its snow capped summit from November to March), the Alps de Haute Provence and even the heights of Avignon. Thanks to its immense rock, which dominates the valley, Saignon once played a key defensive role for the town of Apt and was attacked through the centuries by numerous invaders - although not yet by tourists! In the past, there were three chateaux in Saignon (highly unusual in Provence where one chateaux to a village was common) and one external wall of Solièra Cottage was once part of the ramparts protecting the village - the arrow slits are windows today! Saignon is still relatively unknown and is a peaceful village with an extremely picturesque central square - La Place de la Fontaine - and very few cars. Saignon is situated in the 120,000 hectare ‘Parc Naturel de Lubéron’ and nearby activities include swimming, hiking, canoeing, cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, tennis, fishing, golf, hot air ballooning & village fetes, as well as the international music, theatre and dance Festival d’Avignon.
As one of the ten oldest settlements in France, Saignon dates back almost two millennia and has a rich history evident in the tiny cobbled streets, picturesque shady squares, hidden stairways, narrow passageways, ancient fountains with spring water fed wells, beautiful houses and old stone portals. There's also evidence of a settlement from the Iron Age. The Romanesque village church dates from the twelfth century and the Abbaye de St Eusebe, a historic monument two kilometres from Saignon, was quite recently restored and is now the picturesque setting for art exhibitions from all over the world. These two websites have more information about the village of Saignon:
Other information:
Contact information for Holiday let in France:
Name:Joanna Dobson


Telephone:02 6768046