Mas de la Boissiere

Mas de la Boissiere

Stunning holiday accommodation with facilities for cyclists and a heated pool in Provence

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A restored Provencal house, sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms with 6 ensuite bathrooms, set in the heart of the beautiful Luberon National Park. Mas de la Boissiere offers the best of modern amenities combined with old provencal charm. Furnished to a very high standard, the house is perfect for families or groups of friends alike. It is three minutes from the village of Cucuron and 50 minutes from the airport or TGV.

The house has commanding views far reaching to Cézanne’s Mont St Victoire to the south, the rugged Alpes des Haut Provence to the east and the peak of Mourre Négre, the highest point of the Grand Luberon to the north. The grounds are flanked by fields of sunflowers, vines and olive groves resulting in complete privacy.

The property comprises six large bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. Three of the rooms have super king-sized beds or can be made up as twins and the other three are kings. All bedrooms are furnished to a very high standard with antiques blended carefully with décor that is typically provençal. We can provide travel cots and additional beds for small children.

Walking through the front door, there is a wide and spacious hallway. To your right is the sitting room with a carved stone fireplace flanked by large, comfy sofas. It is a lovely light room with two sets of French doors opening east and south onto the parkland. Next door to the sitting room is the snug with satellite TV, DVD, and entertainment systems. There is also wireless broadband.

West of the hallway is the dining room with its own log fire. Light and airy with French doors opening south to the parkland and north to the poolside make the dining room extremely versatile whatever the season. There is a large, spacious, and fully-equipped kitchen. You can experiment away with new found recipes or simply savour the aromas of Provence as we cook for you! The kitchen opens onto the pool side.

Set in its own stone walled courtyard is the heated swimming pool. Kidney shaped, measuring 14 metres by six metres, this is a great place for the family to relax. The child-friendly shallow end is level, making it ideal for beginners or those of us who just want to sit and do nothing but bask in the sunshine, there are plenty of sun loungers. There is a shaded pool house for dining ‘al fresco’ outdoors.



Telephone

+44 7905 887491

Sleeps

12

Pets

not allowed

Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge

Pub

Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover

Swimming Pool

On site

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door

Tennis Court

Within a 10 minute drive

Real Fire

Open Fire

Historical Connection

The lovers of authentic Provence will be charmed by Cucuron, which has managed to preserve its simplicity despite attention of tourists, writers and film producers. On your way to Cucuron take small country roads that Cucuron will take you through the famous vineyards of Luberon. You can start your visit of the village with la place de l’Etang (Pond Square). Historically water of the pond was used to turn the wheels of water-mills. In the beginning of XIX century the pond was turned into a pool, surrounded by platens (that are now over 200 years old) and became the heart of village life.

Then walk up to the old village, still surrounded by the vestiges of medieval ramparts. In fact, three lines of ramparts were consecutively while the village was expanding between XII and XVI centuries. The belfry in the centre of the old village used to serve as the gate of the second wall. If you keep walking up, you will eventually reach donjon St. Michel – this lonely rectangular tower is all that rests of the XI century fortified castle. An esplanade in front of donjon offers a splendid view on the valley and mountain-chain of Luberon. On the opposite side of the village you can climb to Sus-Pous tower (which at its time was a part of the third line of ramparts) to admire the view on the red roofs of Cucuron.

We suggest you to walk slowly through the streets of Cucuron not to miss curious facades, ancient wash-houses, fountains and art ateliers. In the remnants of city ramparts (rue du Moulin à l’Huile) you will find one of the oldest functioning oil-mills of the region – built in XII century it still extracts excellent oil from the local olives. The fans of Peter Mayle and Russel Crow will be excited to recognize the streets that they have seen in Ridley Scott’s “A Good Year” that was partially turned in the village.