Les Olivettes is a large converted "Bastide", or Provençal farmhouse, set amongst the olive groves, vineyards, and cherry orchards on the southern flank of the village of Lourmarin.
With one of the most privileged locations in the Luberon, 'Les Olivettes' offers striking panoramic views from all apartments, as well as remarkable comfort and style throughout.
Decorated and furnished by a professional interior designer, the inside of this Provencal farmhouse has a spacious common-room and six independent private apartments, each with distinctive colours, and its own character and decor. Outside there are extensive flower gardens, olive groves and a 14m x6.5m (46' x 21') landscaped swimming pool.
The antiques and contemporary furnishings in the 600 sq.ft lobby/common-room combine with the original cathedral ceiling to create an elegant and welcoming atmosphere.
The walls throughout the house have been painted using the ochre washes typical of Provence ; the floors are done with the hand-made terracotta parefeuille tiles from the renowned Vernin tileworks in nearby Apt.
Each apartment has a queen-size or double bed, a well-equipped kitchen, modern appliances, and a music centre. All apartments have 24-hour Internet access and satellite TV. Some have DVD players. Each accommodation has a well-furnished , shady and spacious terrace with idyllic views. Most apartments have air-conditioning. All accommodations are non-smoking. Well-behaved pets are welcome.
Everything in this sophisticated house shows the best features of two worlds - modern appliances and modern comfort in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Your hosts, Joseph and Elizabeth DeLiso, owners of Les Olivettes, have lived in a beautiful 16th century village house under the clock tower in Lourmarin for many years. They know the Luberon well, and they and their children, all perfectly bilingual, are always pleased to help with suggestions, day-trip planning and restaurant bookings