Situated amid 98 acres of vineyards between Lacoste and Bonnieux, Domaine Laurentine is one of the most enchanting villas in the Luberon.
The estate's owner converted this rustic stone farmhouse into an extraordinary luxury vacation rental outfitted with high-end amenities and service normally found in a 5-star hotel, while retaining exquisite aspects of its vintage character. The villa consists of a main house and attached guesthouse perched on beautifully landscaped grounds within a secure, 40-acre estate. Expansive alfresco living areas enjoy dreamy views of the countryside and Mont Ventoux in the distance, and include an antique private chapel for ceremonies or receptions. Seven bedrooms accommodate families or parties of 12-14 seeking a unique yet quintessential experience of Southern Provence.
The estate exudes the famed, bucolic charm of the Luberon, with fragrant flower gardens, rich olive groves, finely-masoned stone walls and stairs, and lithe cypress trees reaching toward the heavens.
Enjoy tennis games on the estate's private court and savor a dip in the stone-rimmed swimming pool with countercurrent. A neighboring shallow pool with fountain is perfect for children, while the poolhouse with stone walls and vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings invites you to alfresco lunches and afternoon refreshments.
In the evening, kindle a fire in the main house or open the French doors to greet the summer breeze. Follow the spiral stairs down to the wine cellar and tasting bar, and return with fine bottles to the salon. Join each other at the 12-person dining table for memorable feasts prepared by your private, starred chef, or on the patio with seating for 14. Vintage prints, exposed wood ceiling beams, and scintillating chandeliers cast a consummate French enchantment throughout the home.
The main house includes four bedroom suites with king beds and ensuite bathrooms, including an independent apartment on the upper floor with private entrance, kitchen, and living area. The attached, two-story guesthouse with separate entrance features a salon, kitchen, and three bedrooms-ideal for staff, mature children, or a nanny with young children.
Beyond Domaine Laurentine, you're wonderfully positioned to explore the vineyards, hiking trails, and charming villages of the Luberon and Provence. Lacoste is a lovely walk away, and Bonnieux a short drive.